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There were two separate editions of 'Film Freak'. The paperback version corrected a couple of minor errors and added another chapter that had needed to be cleared for publication, leading to slightly different versions of the same book. I had wanted to explain more about the rising fear of home video influencing young minds in the UK but eventually cut it for length. In Britain film censorship was…
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The Daily Mail started it, of course - an article in 1983 called for the banning of videos which brought undesirable images into the home for the first time. Home entertainment was a new concept, and the Mail feared it would break up the nuclear family structure it was so desperate to cling onto. On TV and in the press, the mentally bereft Mary Whitehouse (who censored any public arguments against…
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