Tag: VHS

Video Store Day Is Here!

If you missed our post about Video Store Day from earlier in this year’s Halloween Countdown, the event’s official Facebook page has all the information you need. Although the improved image quality and scene selection abilities of DVD (and later Blu-Ray) helped sell the public on switching away from VHS, many people also note how …

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Video Store Day Is Here!

If you missed our note about Video Store Day from earlier in the Halloween Countdown, the event’s official Facebook page has all the information you need about the event. Although most remaining video rental stores focus exclusively on DVD and Blu-Ray, you can sometimes find some which still stock VHS. Many who look back fondly …

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Video Store Day Is Here!

If you somehow haven’t heard of Video Store Day, its official Facebook page has all the basic information you need about the event. But if you know about the event and don’t understand why it’s so important, here’s a little song for you: Admittedly the subject of the song sells rather than rents movies and …

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Video Store Day Is Here!

Today marks another year in the ongoing battle against blandness in viewing choices. Far too many retail stores are minimizing their physical media selections and that can’t be a good sign for rental stores. Although the stakes are higher than ever, there is still hope for those who enjoy more than just mainstream fare. More …

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Video Store Day Is Here!

It’s the third Saturday of October and that means it’s Video Store Day! It’s when we all make an effort to go out and support our (surviving) local video stores. Given the resurgence in the popularity of VHS and all the special offers available at various stores (freebies, discounts, etc.), it’s hard to see why …

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Doorways To Horror

One of the many short lived crazes of the 1980s was VHS games. The idea was that watching and playing along with a video tape would add a new aspect to board games. Maybe this was an attempt to deal with increased competition from video games or maybe it was just a way to cash …

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Video Store Day Is Here!

If you’re a movie fan and want to depress yourself sometime, just fire up your search engine of choice and try looking for video rental stores in your area (along with the surrounding areas). Chances are you’ll find either nothing active or one lone holdout serving multiple cities. Everything else is just libraries and rental …

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Monstermatt Patterson: Video Store Clerk

Ghoul Mourning, Maniacs!!!! It is I, Monstermatt Patterson! Gravedigger’s Local brought me here to annoy, I mean,entertain you. (Umm…that’s the problem.Me and entertain don’t really go together,so I’m told.By my agent!!) Anyways,I think you’ll dig what I’m about to share, here. Some of you, might of had the same experiences,so you’d defintely be able to …

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Even More Cool Cover Art

Like many of you reading this, I love old school VHS cover art. Since I recently found a bumper crop of websites devoted to showcasing 80’s VHS cover art, I just had to share. Although most of these focus solely on horror/sci-fi, a few do feature cover art from other genres: Video Cultures 80’s VHS …

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More Cool Cover Art

While browsing through the recent “Gravedigger’s Local 16 Flashback” entry, I couldn’t help but find myself drawn to the “Cool cover art” entry. Although the website noted in it (Critical Condition Online) is the undisputed king of online VHS cover art collections, I was inspired to see if there were any other sites devoted to …

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RIP Video Oasis

I’m bummed. You see, I was looking up the contact information for one of my favorite video stores and discovered that they had since closed their doors. I even tried calling to double check. It’s a bit odd for me to count Video Oasis as one of my favorites, seeing as how I only visited …

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Cool Cover Art

I love looking at the cover art on old horror movie VHS tapes. From lurid paintings to goofy staged photographs, they have a unique style that today’s DVD covers rarely match. So you can imagine my delight to discover Critical Condition Online’s cover art gallery. Not only does it have tons of cover scans, but …

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