Posts Tagged "video"

Madhouse (1981)

There was a time in my early 20s when I discovered the video nasties. These were films banned in the U.K. in the early 80’s for being too extreme. In some cases the films were merely banned because of the box art, not because of the film itself. In all there were 74 films that […]

VHS Ate My Brain (2014)

Author Andrew Hawnt and myself have something in common: we both grew up during the VHS boom, renting tons of tapes and enjoying every minute of it. The difference? He wrote a whole book about it, I didn’t. VHS Ate My Brain is a love letter of a book to a time and place in […]

Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector (2013)

I grew up in the 90’s, the peak of the video boom, right before the massive fall of the video store and vhs as the king of the formats. I had a local mom & pop shop (movies to go) in my little town and eventually we got a Blockbuster, a Hollywood Video, and a […]

Video Violence (1987)

Direct to video. Just typing that makes me shudder. Back in the early days of home video, distributors found a great way to beef up their catalogues and fatten their wallets. Buy tons of crap that before the days of VHS wouldn’t have stood a chance to see the light of day. Sure, there were […]