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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   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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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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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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LUNCHMEAT is absolutely VHStoked to put our heads together with Parkwood East Productions to bring At the Video Store to limited press VHS! This edition marks the first time the full-length documentary will be available on any home video format, with a limited edition of 50 copies housed in all-new artwork designed by LUNCHMEAT main brain Josh Schafer! Equal parts personal essay, intense rumination, and playful satire, At the Video Store is a heartfelt love letter to the American video store, exploring the importance, influence, and inspiration held within the walls of these home video havens.   BEHOLD THE HUMAN...

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