I guess, in a way, I am doing some free advertising for this guy here;
but he has so much excellent VHS Video / Video Rental shop nostalgia that he recently put up on ebay, it is only fair he gets the credit. Looks like the guy owned / worked at a video shop in the 1980s, because he has some cracking posters from that era, including some Video Rental charts from 1983. You cannot really see a lot of the listings for these charts, but you can make out a fair few of the entries (I spotted the likes of Kramer vs Kramer, The Cannonball Run, The Sword & The Sorceror, Candy Stripe Nurses, The Life of Brian & Q – The Winged Serpent). The posters for forthcoming Video releases are great to look at – pity the guy did not take better pictures of them, but still, it is good to reminisce about some of these old films and their great poster art. I had a couple of these hanging up in my room when I was a teenager (both The Alchemist and Metalstorm were huge posters). If you click on the title of each movie, you get linked to their IMDB entry. Enjoy.
Video Rental Chart for 4th – 10th August 1983
Video Rental Chart 1983 (not specifically dated)
Ator The Invincible (1982)
Barbarian Women (1975)
Invincible Barbarian (1982) & 2020 Texas Gladiators (1982)
The Alchemist (1984)
The Executioner (1978)
Ninja Terminator (1985)
The Iron Master (1983), Speed Fever (1978) & The Dark Room (1982)
Once again, this is the guys ebay profile;
The K Tel Record Selector (aka The K Tel Disc O Selector, probably rebranded to exploit the burgeoning Disco fad of the late 70s) was an ideal Christmas gift over 30 years ago – if you had lots of vinyl (and preferably that vinyl was made up of mainly K Tel compilation albums). My uncle had one of these contraptions, which were effectively the analogue / manual / real life version of the iPod click wheel. You could browse your collection of albums, stacked neatly in the ‘selector’, at different speeds – well, either ‘slow’ or ‘fast’ in reality. As I recall, the actual ‘browsing’ process consisted of you flicking the first album towards you, and the whole collection rapidly followed en masse, doling out potential injuries to the ‘browser’ (ie a real living person). Here are some pictures….
http://kay-tel.blogspot.com/ – If you remember K Tel compilations, then you really, really ought to visit this site. It would be perfect if they had this on the site;
…but there is time for that. While they are at it, can they include this as well?
Finally, check out K Tel Queens flickr page;
Out In Feb 2010….
THE BOYS #39
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art and cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Virgin Art retailer incentive cover (1-in-15) by DARICK ROBERTSON
Signed Virgin Art retailer incentive cover (1-in-25) signed by GARTH ENNIS
What Hughie knows is not what Butcher knows, and what Annie January knows is something else again. Meanwhile, Frenchie tries a different tack with the
Female, and MM keeps abreast of all developments. The second half of the saga kicks off with a bang that leaves everyone reeling, in this special prologue episode to the next Boys adventure: What I Know.