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A film on video that contains scenes that are considered to be gratuitously and offensively violent or pornographic.
- ‘It is the language of the video nasty that Gibson uses here, and the point about the brutality is made long before the punishment ends.’
- ‘A camcorder diary that turned into a video nasty when a woman's facelift went disastrously wrong is being shown on TV tonight.’
- ‘What remains is not a live one, but a comic book video nasty, stretched across the wide screen.’
- ‘Over lunch in the clubhouse, Baker and I review extracts from the morning's video nasty on his laptop.’
- ‘Anyone who saw the offence in question must be wondering exactly what part of that particular video nasty gives any serious cause for leniency.’
- ‘Just as they did in the 1980s when, briefly, the video nasty was the moral panic du jour, they are outdoing each other with ever more ridiculous means to combat the fashionable scourge.’
- ‘The amateurish performances, ham-fisted dramatics and video nasty violence are a completely resistible combination.’
- ‘Deodati's infamous video nasty is a cult film that deserves and will never get wider exposure.’
- ‘Creep is a gory bloodbath, with enough macabre incidents of torture to put it up near the video nasty shelf.’
- ‘Too bad also that more video nasty nuts don't know about Dead Heat.’
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