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See No Evil: Banned Films and Video Controversy
by David Kerekes & David Slater

Subject: Marginalia / Cinema
Publisher: Headpress Critical Vision (UK)

Recommended for adult readers only

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trade paperback, 416pp, ISBN 1900486105, 2000 N/A out of print

See No Evil: Banned Films and Video Controversy cover

    Utterly unputdownable
    Melody Maker
    The definitive guide
    The undisputed film book of '94. Buy it then die
    Fatal Visions

A means to improve home entertainment domesticates the cinema. Big budget film titles from major companies - who are initially reticent about home-viewing and video hire - compete with independent releases on small labels, quickly saturating the market with all manner of diverse product. The glut and ready accessibility of sex and violence leads quickly to condemnation, 'concern for the children', and ultimately the Video Recordings Act and the 'banning' of films.

See No Evil chronicles the phenomenal rise of video culture and its alleged associations with criminal activity. Containing studies of murder cases supposedly influenced by films, interviews with the 'video underground' and insightful commentary on contentious movies, See No Evil is an exhaustive and startling overview of Britain's video nasty culture.

What the critics said about Kerekes & Slater's previous book, Killing for Culture: