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video nasty

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Definition of video nasty in English:

noun

British informal
A film on video that contains scenes that are considered to be gratuitously and offensively violent or pornographic.
Example sentences
  • It is the language of the video nasty that Gibson uses here, and the point about the brutality is made long before the punishment ends.
  • Creep is a gory bloodbath, with enough macabre incidents of torture to put it up near the video nasty shelf.
  • Deodati's infamous video nasty is a cult film that deserves and will never get wider exposure.

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