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Reflections on Video Store Day V

Reflections on Video Store Day V

October 20, 2015 | By

Editor’s Blog featuring reflections on this past weekend’s Video Store Day, recent media coverage, and what may lie ahead if the concept doesn’t grow.

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Video Store Day V: The Gold Mine of Cable & Pay TV

Video Store Day V: The Gold Mine of Cable & Pay TV

October 12, 2015 | By

Editor’s Blog on Video Store Day V, coming this weekend. In this nostalgia piece, I look at the personal impact of getting cable TV in 1972, and Pay TV around 1986. Included: links to scans of vintage brochures.

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Video Store Day: Correcting the Corrupted

Video Store Day: Correcting the Corrupted

November 1, 2014 | By

In Post #2, I look at one of the gizmos designed to ensure maximum viewing pleasure from rented videotapes: the image stabilizer / aka video corrector / aka videotape stabilizer / that secret black box that could do a little bit more than advertised.

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Video Store Day: Slight Preamble to VSD IV

Video Store Day: Slight Preamble to VSD IV

October 20, 2014 | By

First Post regarding this past weekend’s Video Store Day.

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Video Store Day, Post #3

Video Store Day, Post #3

October 25, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

With Video Store Day now done, I’ve written up another related blog about taboo video titles of the era as a preamble to scans from a 1986 issue of Canadian Video Retailer. Also included in the Editor’s Blog are scans of a longer article about ‘knowing your local clientele,’ featuring interviews with managers / owners from three shops in the GTA: the late Video Visa in Thornhill, the late CED rental shop The Video Disc Centre which existed at Toronto’s Union Station, and Mr. Video (which in 1993 morphed into the still-strong Bay Street Video). The entire 31-page issue will be available to read until the end of the month, so check out the blog!

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Video Store Day, Post #3

Video Store Day, Post #3

October 25, 2013 | By

With Video Store Day now done, I’ve written up another related blog about taboo video titles of the era as a preamble to scans from a 1986 issue of Canadian Video Retailer. Also included in the Editor’s Blog are scans of a longer article about ‘knowing your local clientele,’ featuring interviews with managers / owners from three shops in the GTA: the late Video Visa in Thornhill, the late CED rental shop The Video Disc Centre which existed at Toronto’s Union Station, and Mr. Video (which in 1993 morphed into the still-strong Bay Street Video). The entire 31-page issue will be available to read until the end of the month, so check out the blog!

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International Independent Video Store Day, Post #2

International Independent Video Store Day, Post #2

October 6, 2013 | By

In Part 2, I talk about the video shops I used to service back when I was doing video duplication & conversion services, and you get to read both a new info rental sheet + full rental catalogue from the oddly titled Shop at Home Video Services, circa May, 1982. Also added: some updates / links to current Video Stations, and a proposed development for Skymark Plaza.

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International Independent Video Store Day, Post #1

International Independent Video Store Day, Post #1

September 28, 2013 | By

Yup, it’s coming, and leading up to the 3rd year anniversary on October 19th I’ve started posting little bits & thoughts of ephemera, like the original membership info-sheets from my first local video store, a Video Station at Skymark Plaza, circa 1983-ish.

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New Production Diaries at Big Head Amusements / Thoughts on International Independent Videostore Day

New Production Diaries at Big Head Amusements / Thoughts on International Independent Videostore Day

October 22, 2012 | By

In the latest Editor’s Blog: some compact thoughts & digressions about International Independent Videostore Day, which marked its second year this past Saturday October 2th. Yes Virginia, video stores still exist. Quite a few of them, really.

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Goblin Talks Suspiria at The Royal Cinema + Free Streaming of BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store

Goblin Talks Suspiria at The Royal Cinema + Free Streaming of BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store

October 20, 2017 | By

Podcast featuring edited post-Suspiria 4K Q&A with Goblin and Rue Morgue’s Aaron von Luption + Free Screener links to my experimental doc BSV 1172 in celebration of Video Store Day.

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