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The Video Store Days #5: Friday Night

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Friday nights. We all love them. The workweek is over and it is time to do whatever we want for the next few days before the dreaded Monday decides to crash the party. Whether you are a kid or an adult, Fridays will always be the best day of the week.



Fridays during The Video Store Days were wonderful if you were under the 15. Fridays went a bit like this:

Go to school and stare at the clock all day wondering when the day was going to end. You knew what was going to happen when the clock struck 3pm.When you got home from school you did your homework quicker than it had ever been done before. You got bonus points if you did your homework while you were still at school.After finishing your homework, you waited for your dad to come home from work. Even though he came home at the same time every day, it was on Fridays when it always felt like he was taking his sweet ass time.You ate dinner. This is the one time of the day when your mother makes everyone gather together. You don’t want to …

Screenshot Gallery: Ip Man 4: The Finale (Well Go USA)

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Well Go USA finishes out the Ip Man series in fine fashion with Ip Man 4: The Finale. While the :special features are a bit lacking, the picture and sound more than make up for this with the film's Dolby Atmos track really steals the show here.

Import Corner: Death Wish 4: The Crackdown and Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (Umbrella Entertainment) Blu-ray Review

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Umbrella Entertainment gives us the final two films in the Death Wish series, Death Wish 4: The Crackdown and Death Wish V: The Face of Death, in a nice and easy double feature.

Screenshot Saturday: April Fool's Day (Blu-ray)

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Scream Factory brings another long-awaited horror cult classic, April Fool's Day, to blu-ray and we take a look at it on this edition of Screenshot Saturday.

The Video Store Days #4: Sequels First!

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Many times throughout our lives we have not started a series with the first film, but with what was the most recent entry at the time. With many series, especially horror, you can jump in at any point and be safe in the knowledge that you don’t really need to be caught up to understand and enjoy what is going on. This edition of The Video Store Days, I talk about ten franchises where I did not start from the beginning.

The Video Store Days #3: Unsung 90's Horror

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On today's edition of The Video Store Days, we take a look at some of the unsung horror films from the 1990's. Some of these may be very familiar to you, some not, but these are just a sampling of the many 90's horror films that I think every horror fan should see.

The Phantasm Sphere Collection (Well Go USA) Blu-ray Review

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In 2017, Well Go USA released The Phantasm Collection, a box set that included all five Phantasm films and loaded with special features. In 2019, they released The Phantasm Sphere Collection, which adds more to the already plentiful amount of special features from the first set plus a new scan of Phantasm II. Is it worth buying again?

Studio:Well Go USA
Release Date: March 28th, 1979 (Phantasm) / July 8th, 1988 (Phantasm II) / May 6th, 1994 (Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead) / October 13th, 1998 (Phantasm: OblIVion) / October 7th, 2016 (Phantasm: Ravager) (theatrical/video) / December 3rd, 2019 (blu-ray)
Run Time: 89 mins (Phantasm) / 97 mins (Phantasm II) / 91 mins (Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead) / 90 mins (Phantasm: OblIVion) / 85 mins (Phantasm: Ravager)
Region Code: A (locked)
Picture: 1080p (1.78:1 aspect ratio) (Phantasm, Phantasm III, Phantasm: OblIVion, and Phantasm: Ravager) (1.85:1 aspect ratio) (Phantasm II)
Sound: English Dolby Atmos, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DTS…

Screenshot Saturday: VFW (2020) (RLJE Films)

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RLJE Films has given us what I think is the best film of 2020 (so far) and today, on Screenshot Saturday, we are looking the blu-ray they recently released.

The Video Store Days #2: Full Moon Entertainment (aka Full Moon Features)

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As a kid who came into his own in the 90's, Full Moon Entertainment was a Godsend. Come with me as I recount some of my memories of Full Moon and their films.

Import Corner: Dragons Forever (88 Films) Blu-ray Review

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The 1988 Jackie Chan/Sammo Hung/Yuen Biao flick, Dragons Forever, has finally been given the treatment it deserves from the fine folks over at 88 Films. Read our review to find out more.

Screenshot Saturday: Frankenstein Created Woman (Scream Factory)

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On this edition of Screenshot Saturday, we take a look at the gorgeous blu-ray of Frankenstein Created Woman, from Scream Factory.

The Video Store Days #1: My First Horror Movie

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In this first entry of The Video Store Days, I take a trip down memory lane to talk about what the first R-rated horror film I ever saw was and how that film became my first.