Gene Siskel on Nightline "Video Nasties" (1987)

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ragger07 (6 months ago)
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Rounding out 1987, I came across this in my collection - an interesting, informative debate just as relevant now as when it aired almost 30 years ago, thanks to the Internet. BTW, S&E covered the same topic on this show: http://siskelandebert.org/video/2MW8BASYDOAM/UntouchablesThe-Witches-of-EastwickVideo-Nasties-1987
mmmfloorpie (6 months ago)
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Was that the end credits for European Vacation at the end there? Lol.
Hexameron (6 months ago)
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A nice diversion for election day. I’m amazed by the good quality of your VHS recordings. What you’re uploading will be treasured artifacts for as long as this site remains up.
thebestwingsfan (6 months ago)
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It’s tragic that this issue of desensitization from violence is everywhere in PG-13 films today. The only difference is that there is no gore, nudity, or R-rated language but they’re just as desensitizing to children and young adults.
Jack-Luminous (6 months ago)
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As a huge horror/slasher fan, this clip is very relevant for me. Loving all the uploads lately.

Might you have DOUBLE DRAGON or SUDDEN DEATH? On top of those, I am still hoping we will one day see reviews for HIGHER LEARNING, THE BLUE IGUANA and THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS! Keep up the good work!
ragger07 (6 months ago)
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Thanks to all for the compliments! Yes, it is European Vacation (I didn’t catch it so I didn’t clip it off- sorry!) And the good quality is thanks to my first VCR: a 1982 top-loading Sylvania. (The first VCR’s to come out were the best!) BTW, Jack-Luminous- I think I have all those, but The Blue Iguana from 1988 is next as I am uploading in chrono order.
Jack-Luminous (6 months ago)
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That is AWESOME news! Keep it up!
Hexameron (6 months ago)
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Jack-Luminous - Until then, you can watch an excerpt from The Blue Iguana review starting at 6:58 here: http://siskelandebert.org/video/MWD4K1AO333B/Later-with-Bob-Costas-1989-
Matt Slade (6 months ago)
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My man Frank Zappa!
Kourtchine (5 months ago)
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Hi Ragger07,

My name is Dimitri Kourtchine and I am French documentary director. I prepare currently a documentary on the boom of the VHS in the 80’s. Part of the film will be dedicated to the boom of horror films. I saw the footage that you put online, it is the first time that I see it and I absolutely love it!!! It sums up very well all the debates of that time.

So I was wondering if you might have it in a better quality? Do you have the vhs? Would it be possible for you to digitize it in the best quality possible? It would be very helpful for me!!

If you need any further information about my project, please feel free to ask.

Hope to hearing from you,

Kind regards,

Dimitri Kourtchine kourtchine@yahoo.fr

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Gene Siskel appears on ABC’s Nightline to discuss the controversy surrounding "Video Nasties," the slasher-film subgenre that became popular during the video rental revolution of...

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