Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Station Break

Great little compilation from Australian TV of Station Breaks.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Late Night Kiss

Who hasn't watched tons of late night re-runs of the original series of Star Trek?  It seems like whenever a cable network decides to air these I always get caught in watching them even though I own them all on VHS, have Netflix and have seen them a countless number of times.  One of the most famous episodes is that of the first interracial kiss between James T. Kirk and Lt. Uhura which Nichelle Nichols sits down to discuss.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

VHS Mixtape

Just caught wind of these two great VHS mix tape's by Smash TV, Skinemax and the sequel Memorex.  A lot of great footage sequenced with 80's beats.

Skinemax is Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-Movie VHS tapes.  It's long term entertainment for short attention spans.  A nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood of the 80's and 90's, Skinemax takes a close look at the culture of that era.  The images that motivated, delighted and terrified us on the silver screen, set up to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time.

Skinemax from Smash TV on Vimeo.

Memorex is the advertising industry's collective wet dream.  The sequel to Smash TV's critically acclaimed "Skinemax", Memorex is a 50 minute VJ odyssey, a tribute to an entire generation who grew up with only a TV and a VCR for babysitters.  Sourced from over forty hours of 80's commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is deep exploration of nostalgia and fading cultural values of an era of excess.  It's a re-contextualization of ads - cultural detritus, the lowest of the low into something altogether more profound, humorous and at times even beautiful.

Memorex from Smash TV on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Rewind This!

Looking forward to catching the documentary for Rewind This!  The premier screening will be at this years SXSW in Austin TX which for the first time in the last couple of years I won't be attending due to be in Europe during that time.  Peep the trailer and also this cool movie poster designed.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wizard Video Warehouse Find

A few weeks back Wizard Video found a warehouse stash of original Big Box VHS's of some of their early 80's releases and decided that they would release them to the public via their web site.  36 different titles were found and each month four of those titles will be available for sale, each individually numbered.  This is definitely a holy grail for VHS collectors who have been looking for some of these titles and paying astronomical prices over on ebay.  Here's a video of Charles Band and the history of Wizard Video.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Twilight Zone Marathon

And the tradition continues....  It never fails, the Sci Fi now SyFy Channel has been showing the Twilight Zone marathon every New Years Eve / Day for at least 20 years.  It's sort of a tradition that I watch an episode or two during the day but on the other hand I wish they would do another marathon, maybe Outer Limits.  Either way you gotta love them for sticking to the script and showing this series.