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They’re an inevitable and unfortunate occurrence within the realm of VHS collecting: junk tapes. They come in the form of not-so-hot tape lot leftovers, moldy magnetic messes (though most are fixable HERE), and those chunks of anti-digital dross that are broken and busted beyond repair or just plain boring. They’re the untradable, unrelatable slabs...
Over the past few years (and then some), the advent of online forums and various other video-obsessed internet destinations have increased the ability to grab slabs of magnetic magic without leaving the comfort of your analog-filled abode. And though we here in Lunchmeat Land are perpetual proponents of the will to pull amazing finds from the wooly...
Plentiful years of video store experience and piles of high-profile production management with indie cinema giant Troma Entertainment have helped video enthusiast Matt Manjourides keep in stride with the analog dream. He’s the guy that helped convince Uncle Llyodie to put Troma trash classics back on tape, and serve ‘em up for your anti-digital...
Here’s a radical slice of educational video era obscurity brought to my analog attention by my fellow Videovore and all-around radical rewind-inclined dude Matt Ridgeway. My fellow Tapeheads, I give you, the Video Letter from Japan! This advert was harvested from the January / February issue of Creative Classroom Magazine circa 1988, and offers up...
Handed down straight from his Dad, a childhood connection with golden age sci-fi tapes served as the germ of analog obsession for voracious Videovore Chris Nichols. His fascination with radical slabs of black plastic caused him to eventually create an array of mediums for movie celebration from a bodacious blog to a persistent podcast to a small army...
Hey-yo, my fellow Tapeheads! Man, the preparation and execution for this past weekend’s Severed event and unveiling of the initial installment of The Museum of VHS was most analog excellent, but after that whirlwind of rewind-inclined extreme excitement, we needed some VCRest, mang! VHSincere apologies for that delay! We’re now back in the VHSaddle...
Ben Ruffett and his Hamiltion’s Trash Cinema banner initially grabbed my analog-inclined attention via their steady stream of obscure and aesthetically excellent VHS tapes on the Book of Face. Ben and his HTC outfit kept my feed fat with titles that consistently gave me a serious dose VHShelf envy, offering a glimpse at mind-melting slabs of magnetic...
It all starts with a consumer grade camcorder swiped from your parent’s closet. You stay up way too late, pound cans of sugar water to stay awake and just kind of make it up as you go, using your favorite slabs of analog excellence as a sort of road map to arrive at some sort of gory end. That’s how Dead/ Broke Productions got started, and while...
As any Tapehead is likely to tell you, an acute appreciation for the aesthetics of VHS is one the most inherent aspects of our love for this magnetic medium. The innate idiosyncrasies and inevitable decay of the analog picture and sound in their natural state are usually enough to appease the average analog aesthetic thirst, but there are others who...
When most Tapeheads think of shot-on-video filmmaking, they’re almost immediately inclined to think of no-budget, backyard flicks oozing with gallons of homemade blood and guts. And with good reason, man. Consumer grade camcorders helped innumerable fledgling filmmakers bring their indie nightmares to flesh and tape, no matter how horrific, ham-fisted...
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