In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Media Is The Message.

This intro for Media Home Entertainment (plus a little added bonus on the end) is one I KNOW you’ll remember.

Media set up shop early in the home video revolution circa 1978 and put out hundreds of titles before dying out in the early nineties. They had their hands in every genre, which is why their catalogue was so pervasive. You could find everything from action movies to adult titles under their Private Screenings sub-label. Media also welcomed the independents with open arms and distributed films from companies like Troma (Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Mother’s Day and Rabid Grannies) and New Line Cinema. Speaking of, my VHS copy of A Nightmare On Elm Street was what I pulled the above clip from.

As you can see, Media – much like last week’s Key Video – had one of the more recognizable logos. Their vast horror catalogue had titles such as Fade To Black, Basket Case, Blood Beach, Creature, Maniac, Hell Night and Killer Klowns From Outer Space.

Today, the rights to Media’s library are spread out over New Line, Anchor Bay and 20th Century Fox.


TheMikeSchwartz said...

Your video doesn't seem to work. It keeps telling me to try again later. Maybe it's my browser.

TheMikeSchwartz said...

Works now! Oh the memories!!