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By Josh Schafer   VHS collectors are a fascinating breed of fanatic. Tapeheads gather plastic slabs of cinema for myriad reasons that are often personal, and slathered with passion. Nostalgia is a major factor in many collectors’ endeavors, enabling them to connect with those distant, dusty, but ever-warm and radical memories of pre-adult life. There’s also the irresistible allure of eye-popping cover art, and in the world of VHS, there’s plenty of that visual VHStimulation to go around. Other collectors are inclined to uncover obscure oddities and incredible independent efforts that only VHS could preserve. You gotta love a dope rarity in its truest form....

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The rewind-inclined regulars here at Lunchmeat are well aware that the preservation of home video history and culture is the main objective in our overall mission. So, when Video Sanctum main-brain Benny Junko approached us with the intention of using our channel as a platform to share the hidden yet impossibly complete history of Audio/Video Plus, we were all aboard, dude. But first, a bit of information and contextualization is in order, just to get everyone up to VHSpeed.     The AVP Storefront, now vacant, after many years of video excellence. Photo by Jack Lawrence.     Established in...

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Tonight, June 15th 2020 at 10PM marks the online premiere of what is likely the most fascinating and historically significant document of videotape culture ever recorded. Sound bold? Consider this: In 1979, alarmed by the amount of misinformation that television was consistently spewing forth, a Philadelphia-based activist named Marion Stokes began taping TV news programs 24 hours a day, and did so for over 30 years. At her passing in 2012, Stokes’ massive collection totaled to over 70,000 tapes, capturing everything from catastrophes to commercials, resulting in a videotaped time capsule of what television looked and sounded like for over...

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LUNCHMEAT is VHSuper stoked to put our heads together with the groovy ghouls over at DISCOUNT CEMETERY to celebrate the enduring spirit of those essential and influential indie video stores that populated hometowns everywhere! The complete MOM AND POP’S VIDEO SHOP apparel line is now available exclusively from DISCOUNT CEMETERY including limited colorways and special pre-order only items! Clickity-click this here link to view the entire collection! We’ve even created a rewind-radical commercial to get you right back in-between those aisles!     Keep on VHScrollin' down for a look at the collection – all available NOW exclusively at DISCOUNT...

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We’re beyond VHStoked to announce the official release details for STUCK ON VHS: A VISUAL HISTORY OF VIDEO STORE STICKERS, the brand spankin’ new, rewind-radical book written by LUNCHMEAT Editor-in-Chief Josh Schafer and designed by / featuring the photography of HOME VIDEO HORRORS creator Jacky Lawrence! STUCK ON VHS will initially be unleashed in Austin, TX at Alamo Drafthouse’s South Lamar location on January 8th to kick off VHStival Tour 2020. Along with the release of the book and a special appearance by Josh Schafer, this touring edition of VHStival will also include screenings of James Westby’s love-letter documentary to...

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