Category Archives: Reclaim Video

Reclaim Arcade: It’s Alive!

Tim and I are thrilled to ring in 2021 with some good news on the Reclaim Arcade front, namely that IT’S ALIVE! We’re currently taking advanced bookings on our website for 2-hour blocks of time starting Friday, January 29th. This … Continue reading

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Framed

When I was back in the USA in late January, early February before the world was turned upside down, I was getting some art framed for the complete site redesign of Reclaim Video and Reclaim Arcade. It really does seem … Continue reading

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DVD: It’s a movie on a disc the size of a CD

At last year’s OER19 conference the great Laura Ritchie brought me a suitcase full of VHS tapes. Within this there were the first five episodes of The Sopranos on tape that when lockdown started a couple of weeks ago I … Continue reading

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The Future Perfect: Designing Reclaim Arcade

We will have built an arcade in Fredericksburg, Virginia by Spring 2020. I have always sucked at grammar, but the future perfect tense finally makes sense to me. It indicates an action will have been completed at some point in … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal Parking Lot comes to Reclaim Video

The night before leaving Fredericksburg a pretty special treat was in store for me, I got to meet the other half of the duo that created the 1986 cult classic documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot (HMPL). For those keeping score, … Continue reading

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“Il mattino ha l’ oro in bocca”

One of the things I have been looking forward to greatly this summer was finally watching The Shining with my oldest son. He’s already a bit of a horror fan junky, but I’ve begged him to hold off on this … Continue reading

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A Short, Imperfect History of 80s Media Culture as Told by 3 C.H.U.D. VHS Tapes

Some might ask, “Why buy 3 different versions of C.H.U.D. on VHS? Isn’t that overkill?” The short answer is “Yes,” but the longer answer is and “Why the hell do you care? Are you some kind of minimalist, or worse … Continue reading

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Reclaim Video and VHStival: a Match Made in 80s Heaven

At the end of August Miles, Tim, and I went down to the Video Vortex in Raleigh, North Carolina for a 3-day event VHStival, focused on all things VHS put on by Alamo Drafthouse and organized by Josh Schafer (Lunchmeat … Continue reading

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Back in the Old Dominion

It has been quite nice to be back on the ground at a Virginia public university speaking with faculty and staff about social media. I felt back in my element, as did Dr. Oblivion. #cltfsc pic.twitter.com/bcsLolVYoa — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) … Continue reading

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Naro Expanded Video

Given I will be Catching up on posts from the last month or so, it’s always best to ease back into the blogging process, so what better than starting with what might be the best video rental store I have … Continue reading

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