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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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The production of new VHS releases (or as we like to call them here in Lunchmeat Land “fresh VHS”) continue to roll into VCRs at a rewind-radical rate. There is a robust collection of companies currently keeping the analog dream alive: Us here at Lunchmeat are VHSteadily supplying tasty tape treats of all inclinations (with plenty more to come!); Witter Entertainment is connecting Tapeheads and modern day horror; Retro Release Video is re-animating killer cult classics; and our Videovore homies at Horror Boobs are back from a home video-releasing hiatus, ready to bring you the best of low-budget brain-melters and beyond straight...

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BOOTLEG VHS is a brand that may already be on your rewind radar as an outfit celebrating the aesthetic of those radically nostalgic and totally influential taped-from-TV and sometimes dubiously dubbed videocassettes containing everything from essential genre flicks to cult favorites and every video adventure in-between. With a keen eye for design and a curation that's sure to please anyone raised in the 80s and 90s, BOOTLEG VHS has created an inspired collection of these blank dub video visions in enamel pin form, complemented by an assortment of other video era influenced apparel, keychains, and stickers (including a rad Lunchmeat...

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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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