The long and winding road of British smut cinema came to a bitter end in 1983 as the genre bowed out on a new creative low.
The Eccentric World Of The Workout Video
The good, the bad and the bizarre of VHS exercise tapes.
Shape Up And Dance: The Vinyl Aerobics Explosion
No pain, no gain – looking back at the golden age of the workout LP.
Home Cinema International Corporation – The CIC Video Catalogue
It’s time for another vintage VHS (and Betamax) video catalogue from the early days of home video, this time from mega-conglomerate CIC.
Teenage Satanism In The 1980s: VHS-Era Christian Hysteria
More moral panic and slanderous claims from the religious fundamentalist grifters of the Satanic Panic era.
The Columbia Pictures Video Catalogue Of 1983
Continuing our occasional series charting the history of vintage VHS (and Betamax) promotional brochures.
Police Raids In The Last Days Of Obscenity
A personal memoir of falling foul of Manchester’s over-zealous Obscene Publications Squad – and fighting back.
Traingirl: the Awful Death Of Mary Wojtyla
The story behind one of the most notorious deaths ever to be caught on camera and its unexpected connections to an infamous adult video series.
Last Straw Dogs On The Left – The Inconsistencies And Double Standards Of The BBFC
The story of two controversial movies and their rather different experiences at the hands of film censors who seem to make up the rules as they go along.
Mr T Wants You To Be Somebody
The star of The A-Team gets his own exhaustingly upbeat VHS video in 1984 aimed at turning kids into conformist narcissists.
Three New Lows Of Microbudget Horror Cinema
Everything wrong with the modern horror movie explained.
High Tech Noon – Cyberpunking A Western Classic
A laser-driven reworking of a vintage classic movie.