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By Josh Schafer   People miss video stores so much, they’re making them in their basements. That’s not to say classic video stores are dead and gone. They’re certainly not. As endlessly evidenced here at LUNCHMEAT, and in an insightful (and important) article from Kate Hagen, there are still plenty of brick and mortar video rental destinations fighting the good fight. But there is a phenomenon happening here. From the earliest incarnation we can recall with Bradley Creanzo’s Bradco Video (as seen in Adjust Your Tracking), to Champion Video, to Nostalgia Video, to The Video Bunker, which was featured on...

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By Josh Schafer    Hey-yo, Tapeheads! We are absolutely VHStoked to unveil the fully fantastic DRIVE-IN VHS FEST V poster art from the amazingly radical hand of artist VHSupreme HAYDEN HALL! Yes, these posters will be available at the fest!     Wait.. What’s DRIVE-IN VHS FEST? We’re so glad you asked!   VHS FEST is the largest and most bodacious VHS event in the nation and guaranteed to give you the most rewind-radical weekend of your life! This will rule, Tapeheads! It’s undoubtedly our favorite event of the year (and frankly of all-time) so DON’T MISS IT! Tickets are going...

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By Josh Schafer   Hey-yo, Tapeheads! We’re VHStoked to announce the launch of our first podcast: VHSnackin’! Join us as we delve into the nostalgic cult classics that helped shape our taste in cinema, and continue to be comfort food films to this day. Oh, and there’s snacks, of course! Rad ones! Gotta have the VHSnacks, Videovores!     Hosted by Josh Lunchmeat and Phil from The Spookhouse Podacst, get ready to rewind back to some video era classics, and munch on some tasty treats: this is VHSnackin!   Our first three episodes featuring HEAVYWEIGHTS, DENNIS THE MENACE, and AIRBORNE...

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By Josh Schafer   Few forsaken objects hold as much nostalgia power as the VHS tape. More than just the object itself, it’s the experiences involving this so-called obsolete piece of media that power this nearly nuclear level of nostalgia.  It’s evident in mass media, advertising, major merchandising, and even in people’s basements (where numerous nostalgiacs are building basement video stores), that a VHS revival is already here, and it’s only getting more play.   There’s always been the relatively small yet powerfully passionate pledges of long-running underground VHS culture (e.g. online Facebook groups, Instagram feeds aplenty, and dedicated VHS-driven...

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By Josh Schafer   With the recent announcement that Family Video will be closing all of their remaining stores, and the fact that there is just one Blockbuster Video left in the entire world (located in Bend, OR and subject of the eye-opening and heartwarming documentaryThe Last Blockbuster), the majority of people might think that video stores are all but a warm, fuzzy memory, gone but not forgotten. But for those who frequent Lunchmeat and all of our rewind-inclined channels, it’s known that nothing could be further from the truth. Across the nation, a small army of independent video stores...

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