Tag Archives: VHS

Reclaim Video GIFs

I put together a series of GIFs for a slideshow that was going to play in the background, between sessions, etc. at OER18. I don’t think that ever came to fruition—or at least I didn’t see it—but I kinda like it, … Continue reading

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Reclaim Video: The Website

One of the elements of Reclaim Video that I am most excited about is exploring what is possible through the website. We launched the website as part of the world premier at OER18,  and it’s pretty awesome. We had a … Continue reading

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Readful Things at Reclaim Video

  Some incredible artwork that we couldn’t resist for the new space. News on our opening coming very soon! A post shared by Reclaim Video ? (@reclaimvideo) on Apr 24, 2018 at 12:29pm PDT The entire Reclaim team has been … Continue reading

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Losin’ It, Dead Zone, Videodrome, The Day After and more

The Reclaim Video storefront continues to flower as we bring in more titles.Over the last two weeks we added a bunch of titles such as Losin’ It and Dead Zone to knock a couple of titles off the 1983 wish … Continue reading

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Nightmares (1983)

Reclaim Video is currently under construction, and if all goes according to plan it should open sometime in Spring. I have promised a few folks a more comprehensive post about what exactly Reclaim Video is, and rest assured that’s in … Continue reading

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An Italian Xtro

I saw Xtro in the theaters at the ripe age of 12, and it scarred me. It has  arguably one of the more disturbing horror scenes of that era and I recall it all too well. It was a strange … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Advantages of VHS

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Of Punks, Pimps and C.H.U.D.s: Gentrification in NYC as told by 1980s film

Disclaimer: This is a “media-enhanced” version of a paper I wrote in graduate school for an American Studies course back in 2002. And while I recognize it is both rough and theoretically meager at certain points, I’m still fascinated with … Continue reading

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TerrorVision (1986)

I have a longer post, a kind of “opus” tracing the impact of the VCR on b-movies during the 80s. I’ll save the details for later, but while doing my extensive research I came across a gem from the past: … Continue reading

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