In the days before legalised porn, the restrictive laws in Britain proved to be a huckster’s paradise, with scams, cons and rip-offs the order of the day.
The British censors allow wealthy streaming giants to self-certify at a reduced cost, while still bleeding physical media distributors dry.
Isn’t it time we scrapped the four-decade-old Video Recordings Act and allowed an even playing field between physical media, streaming services and TV broadcasters?
The vocal demands for free speech and political efforts to bring the likes of PayPal under control seem to become very quiet as soon as you mention sexual freedom.
An outrageous scam, a project that collapsed under its own ambition or a lost film? You decide.
Should option soundtracks on DVDs and Blu-rays be classified as separate video recordings? The censors claim they should – but they are wrong.
The British video censorship appeals process has always been set up to be as difficult and costly as possible – and new ‘simplifications’ do little to change that.
Remembering the pioneers of mail order VHS cult movie retail in the wild west days of uncensored video.
A TV news relic from the final days of an unrestrained Soho sex industry.