Tag: home video

Tom Roston’s I Lost It at the Video Store

Tom Roston’s I Lost It at the Video Store

May 12, 2016 | By

Book review and podcast interview with author Tom Roston on “I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmaker’s Oral History of a Vanished Era” (The Critical Press).

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Book: I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmaker’s Oral History of a Vanished Era (2015)

Book: I Lost It at the Video Store: A Filmmaker’s Oral History of a Vanished Era (2015)

May 12, 2016 | By

The current state of the classic home video store as an endangered species has inspired a variety of authors to pen curated histories of an era that’s either vanished wholeheartedly in towns and cities, or still survives as feisty mom & pop, bricks and mortar shops…

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Elvis Goes Straight, Part 1: Flaming Star (1960)

Elvis Goes Straight, Part 1: Flaming Star (1960)

April 2, 2015 | By

Review of a rare western starring Elvis Presley and directed by Don Siegel: Flaming Star (1960), new on Blu from Twilight Time + some Editorial Blather on home video.

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Sage Stallone’s Vic (2006) + a Home Video Check-In, Part 1: Special Editions

Sage Stallone’s Vic (2006) + a Home Video Check-In, Part 1: Special Editions

July 11, 2014 | By

Review of Sage Stallone’s short film Vic (2006) + an Editor’s Blog on Special Editions (or lack of).

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Video Tales II: Video Nasties – The Definitive Edition

Video Tales II: Video Nasties – The Definitive Edition

June 6, 2014 | By

Part 2 of Video Tales includes a review of Jake West’s excellent 2010 doc Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape (Severin / Nucleus) + scans of another 1980s video store catalogue!

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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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The Oscars, and the quiet emergence of the Standard International Edition

The Oscars, and the quiet emergence of the Standard International Edition

February 28, 2012 | By

Pure Editorial Blather on this weekend’s Oscar telecast, Norm Wilner’s piece on the Dardennes’ The Kid with a Bike premiering as a DVD-only release, and what may be the quiet emergence of the Standard International Home Video Edition of movies on Blu.

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NICK REDMAN / TWILIGHT TIME (2011 / 2012)

NICK REDMAN / TWILIGHT TIME (2011 / 2012)

February 5, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / DVD . March 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of Twilight Time, one of several independent video labels whose goal is to release catalogue titles that have slipped under the radar of the major labels, such 1952’s My Cousin Rachel, and the relatively recent Fright Night (1985). When the interviews […]

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