Video Nasty Lurid Trumps – Volume 4

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At last, the time has come to conclude our journey through the video nasty VHS titles via the medium of trump cards. Sweeping up the remaining titles from the so-called Section 3 films, these are no less vivid and diverse, ranging from the familiar to the obscure and baffling.

These films were considered alarming enough to concern Magistrate’s Courts but had less of a chance of being found foul enough to lead to convictions should they progress to the High Court. Still liable at the time for seizure and forfeiture.

As ever, no expense will be spared on our part:

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x40 Plastic-coated, round-cornered cards

Top quality gamesboard

Exclusive title card featuring the visage of a key player in the farrago…who will it be? It’s James Anderton – ferocious opponent of early VHS releases and personal hotwire to the heavens!

All decks sent plastic-sealed and housed in a plastic case for transport and display.

Limited to 200 sets worldwide. Existing passengers will be aware of crazy internet auction prices on the Whitehouse, Ferman and Bright sets…do not miss out!

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Night of the Living Dead/ Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Jigsaws

Like serial killers, you wait ages for one, then two turn up at once.

The next titles in our series of cult film jigsaws are both from much loved franchises…or much hated, depending on which installment we’re talking about. The ‘saws feature the UK quad poster image of George Romero’s seminal work, whilst we’ve gone for the Breakfast Club take on the family that slays together.

No changes to format – still 300 pieces on glossy board (btw – if you haven’t treated yourselves yet, 300 pieces is surprisingly hard!) and housed in a retro VHS case. By retro, we mean we leave them scuzzy-looking and leave any labels on. Lovely on the shelf and great to bring out after Sunday dinner. Avanti!

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UK Customers £20 inc P&P

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International Customers £25 inc P&P

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 UK Customers £20 inc P&P – Sorry…all gone!

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 International Customers £25 inc P&P

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Danger: Diabolik Jigsaw

Presenting the latest entry to our best-selling cult jigsaw line – Mario Bava’s magnificent Danger: Diabolik! Made so fiendishly difficult that even Diabolik himself would struggle to complete it, we cannot sing the praises of the film highly enough, so have resorted to paying tribute to it in puzzle form.

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As regular patrons will know, these are 300-piece jigsaws printed in high definition on glossy card and come with bootleg-effect sleeves in retro-style VHS cases, which, if you’re lucky, will come with battle scars from their hard labour in the 80’s video library wars.

UK Sales £20 inc. Postage & Packing

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International Sales £25 inc. Postage & Packing

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Cannibal Ferox Jigsaw

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The third instalment of our VHS jigsaws is Umberto Lenzi’s delirious Cannibal Ferox (or, if you prefer, Make Them Die Slowly). We’ve gone for the US poster design and as usual, it is printed on ultra glossy card stock and is housed in a retro VHS case for showing-off purposes.

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We’re sticking to the same 300-piece affair and just to keep everything traditional, there will once again only be 50 sets worldwide. They are all individually numbered to make you feel even more special. I’m sure you know us well enough by now to know that when they’re gone, they stay gone. So, keep your monkeys out of harm’s way, pack away your hooks and put on your reinforced trousers, it’s the most notorious jigsaw yet! Banned in 32 countries (we added Scotland to the list), you are hereby advised to make the jigsaw slowly…

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UK Orders – £20 inc. postage & packing

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International Orders – £25 inc. postage & packing

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Lurid Trumps – A Guide!

Perhaps you are new to the cut-throat world of Lurid Trumps – in which case, a belated welcome.

First, a run-down of the rules of play – deviations from which are discouraged, lest portals to other worlds be opened.

“Deal the shuffled cards out equally, face down. The player on the dealer’s left reads a category and score from their top card. The other players do likewise.

The highest value wins, and the winner takes all the top cards, placing them at the bottom of their stack. They then choose a category from their top card. If two or more cards share the same selected top value, all the top cards are placed in the middle and the same player chooses again from their next card. The winner takes all the cards in the middle as well.

The ultimate winner is the player with all/the most cards. They may then force all the losers to carry out any degrading, illegal or deadly act they wish and will be exempt from legal ramifications under the 1965 Trump Act”.

Thus far, there are been three sets of Lurid Trumps, all covering the infamous 72 Video Nasties and the so-called ‘Section Three’ titles.

Set One – The Mary Whitehouse edition. All the nasties sets feature a cover card of a figure from the fun and games of the crackdown on what were hailed as corrupting films in the early 80’s. Mary was the most recognisable figure of censorship in the UK, almost omnipresent on television, warning of the dangers of watching just about anything. This is now sadly very sold out indeed.

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Set Two – The James Ferman edition. Overzealous might still be understating Ferman as a film censor, a role he undertook from 1975-1999, eventually becoming director of the BBFC. Under his ruthless say-so, films such as Texas Chain Saw Massacre were banned outright, as were many others, now collectively referred to as the DPP (Director of Public Prosecution) Video Nasties. Those films featuring sex, violence, or what he viewed as off-limits weapons (nunchuks were particularly frowned upon) that were passed could still well be cut to ribbons. Less than half a dozen sets remaining – buy here

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Set Three – The Sir Graham Bright edition. The first set of two covering the Section Three (of the Obscene Publications Act) titles, those which may or may not be subject to lawful confiscation, depending on the area of the country. The now knighted Graham Bright was a fierce political campaigner against the dangers of watching videos in your own home and was the person responsible for introducing the Private Member’s Bill to the House of Commons, which eventually led to the Video Recordings Act of 1984, the requirement of all films to have been passed by a board of unelected censors. Critically few left! Buy here

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Set Four – The James Anderton Edition. The second set of the so-called Section 3 titles, featuring both obscure titles and those which, unthinkably at the time, now regularly screen on terrestrial and cable television. Anderton was chief constable of Manchester during the Video Nasty era and his devout Christianity and position of authority in the judicial system meant he had a platform for regularly ranting against the evils of watching horror films in the home.

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Set Five – Mondo VHS! A no-holds barred journey through the pre-certificate videos of the early 1980’s, taking in all possible genres but mostly the gruesome, the salacious and the bizarre. The first of many planned set, available to buy here now!

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