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:

Series 4

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!

Postage costs all included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Globes

Nothing says “Happy Christmas”, “Congratulations”, “Happy Birthday” or “Sorry, I’ll never do it again” quite like a snow globe. Perfect as a keepsake, paper weight, decoration or rudimentary hand axe, Gods and Monsters are proud, nay, ecstatic to unveil the first wave of our snow globes.

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Each globe contains an image we think befitting of sitting atop your mantelpiece. All globes have an image on each side, so whichever way you turn it, you are confronted by greatness. Constructed of heavy duty plastic, the two designs containing either glittery snow (awww) or red love hearts (bigger awww), they will be entombed in bubblewrap and dispatched in mug-sized boxes. Every effort will be made to ensure safe delivery from our end, those with angry postal delivery persons may want to have a word.

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It is genuinely with regret that we have to add on postage to accommodate this – we try to keep things as cheap as we possibly can. International customers – we don’t want to cut you out of the loop but postage outside the UK is cripplingly expensive, as we’re sure you’re aware. Therefore, you are more than welcome to purchase but we recognise they are expensive because of this.

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So, remember to leave us a note when paying by PayPal as to which design you want (heart and snow designs are not interchangeable) or if it doesn’t let you, send us an email at monstergods@hotmail.com after you’ve paid. Shipping will be from week commencing 9th October 2016 – please allow a reasonable time for delivery

Available designs (many more due) – The Thing; Life Force; Eraserhead; Black Christmas; Silent Night, Deadly Night;Suspiria; Texas Chain Saw Massacre; Mogwai; The Fog; Halloween (snow only)

Bettie Page; Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (heart globe only)

UK Customers – £10.00 plus £4.00 P&P

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International Customers – £10.00 plus £10.00 P&P

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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.

Buy here

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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Lurid Trumps – Series 3 – The Graham Bright Edition

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32section3spread01Gods & Monsters return to complete the saga of the darkest days of UK home entertainment with the DPP’s Section 3 list of titles. 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, they will now grace the final sets of our Video Nasties Lurid Trumps.

These titles will be split across two decks of Lurid Trumps – series 4, the James Anderton set, is available separately.

Series 3

x40 Plastic-coated, round-cornered cards

Top quality games-board

Exclusive title card featuring the visage of a key player in the farrago, in this case, Sir Graham Bright

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 and Ferman sets…do not miss out!

Postage costs all included:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our cover-star, Graham Bright. The now Sir Graham Bright introduced the two private member’s bills which eventually became the Video Recordings Act in the UK. More magnificently, he claimed (and who’s to say he’s wrong?) that there was evidence that dogs could be corrupted by being exposed to the films which would eventually become banned. Graham joins Mary Whitehouse and James Ferman in our Hall of Infamy.

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