Prior to the establishment of UK state censorship implemented in the Video Recordings Act of 1984, censorship was in the realms of the courts and the Obscene Publications Act.
Not to mention a few politicians who felt they could make a name for themselves.
Several versions of the video nasty list were published with videos added and removed over the period 1983-1985. Another couple of films can stake a claim via a shared name with listed films.
39 made it through to the end, and these became known as the DPP39s.
These 39 titles became the most sought after collectibles.
The video was added to the list of banned video nasties in November 1983 anyway.
It stayed on the list throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP39s.
Udo Kier is astounding as the mad Baron Frankenstein, Arno Juerging is great as his idiot assistant Otto, and Monique Van Vooren holds her own as Frankenstein's wife-sister, whose insatiable sexual appetite is fed by hunky Joe Dallesandro.
The BBFC cut the 1975 cinema version by about 8 minutes.
Some videos were seized under an Obscene Publications Act Section 3 Seizure Order.