Video Sanctum RSS

Audio/Video Plus, Audio/Video Plus Archive, AVP Archive, Elvira, Thriller Video, Video Sanctum -

By Josh Schafer / Benny Junko   To introduce you to this installment of The Visual History of Audio/Video Plus, we’ll be rewinding back to LUNCHMEAT #7 and exhuming an excerpt from a piece by Matthew Dilts-Williams as he details and explores one of horror home video’s most beloved labels: Thriller Video. We’ll also offer up the full checklist for the Thriller Video catalog, complete with pricing from 2012. If you’re wondering how much a copy of Alabama’s Ghost was going for about 8 years ago, we got you, my dudes.      Image courtesy of Regan Ray.   The...

Read more

Audio/Video Plus, Audio/Video Plus Archive, AVP Archive, Video Sanctum -

By Josh Schafer / Benny Junko   Six-packs are a signature emblem of fun, Tapeheads. They’re the perfect equation for a premium personal party, and the ideal amount for sharing with a friend for a flow of merriment. Yeah, I’m talking about brews, dudes. But there’s another kind of six-pack that will be especially attractive to Videovores: The JVC Six-Pack of videocassettes, which is an obscure but awesome marketing move from the inventors of the VCR. Behold below, quite possibly the most party blank VHS package of all-time.      Image courtesy of Reddit.   JVC wasn’t done, either. Sometime...

Read more

Category_Collecting, Category_Groovy Stuff, Category_Horror, Category_VHS, Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things VCI, Cult VHS, Horror VHS, VCI, VCI Command Performance, VCI Command Performances, VHS, VHS Catalog, Video Era Ephemera, Video Sanctum, Video Store Advertisements -

Most of the Videovores who pay regular visits to Lunchmeat Land are likely familiar with the video vindicating supplier Benny Junko over at, but if not, be sure to check out this previously published interview on VS for some insight and essential info on the amazing amount of home video history they've uncovered! Through many years of uncovering essential (and not-so-essential!) slabs of video gold, Benny and his Video Sanctum brand also hit upon one of the biggest scores (and saves) of video history when he rescued an immense amount of video era products, promotions and assorted ephemera from...

Read more

All Seasons Entertainment, Category_Collecting, Category_Groovy Stuff, Category_VHS, Category_Weirdness, CIA, Guns, Jackie Chan, Lunchmeat VHS, Mystery, Self Defense, VHS, Video Sanctum -

If you happened to tune in to Lunchmeat’s Spare Parts about two weeks ago, you just might be privy to a mammoth score of video era artifacts and varied video formats attained by rewind-inclined online retailer, acquired from the one of the longest running video retail shops there ever was: Audio / Video Plus in Houston, TX. The announcement of receiving, preserving and intently purveying about 100,000 individual items was analog epic, indeed, Tapeheads, but at the closing of that update, we also announced that Lunchmeat would be teaming up with VS to share out some of the most...

Read more

Beta, Category_Collecting, Category_Groovy Stuff, Category_Horror, Category_VHS, Category_Weirdness, Collecting, home video, Houston, Preservation, VHS, Video Sanctum, Video Stores -

Over the past few years (and then some), the advent of online forums and various other video-obsessed internet destinations have increased the ability to grab slabs of magnetic magic without leaving the comfort of your analog-filled abode. And though we here in Lunchmeat Land are perpetual proponents of the will to pull amazing finds from the wooly wild through sheer persistence and patience, it’s undeniable that the expansive VHS selection provided by the internet is pretty amazing, mang. One official analog-dealing entity that has come to the forefront of VHS collecting culture is an online destination called We interviewed...

Read more