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, July 1, 2011

O Canada!

It's Canada Day here, so I thought I'd throw up a bonus home video intro that is appropriate to the occasion.

Canadian Video Factory and Nova Home Video existed from the mid-eighties to the mid-nineties. Due to cross-border rights issues, it would often be necessary for domestic companies to release titles north of the border. As is the case with Rage To Kill, which had also had yesterday's A.I.P logo following those above. A few other titles to be released by Nova were Suspiria, The Dead Pit and Xtro II.

Unfortunately, these licensing issues still exist today, as Netflix Canada still only offers a fraction of its American counterpart. Can't we all just get along?

Have a great long weekend everyone!


Anonymous said...

The bigger problem with Netflix CA is that they chose to stream their movies in lower resolution. What is is, about 1/3 of the previous size, not that it was great to begin with?

I don't see this changing either, as it was a response to d/l throttling by the ISP's. Pay for a decent high speed package, and it shouldn't have been an issue in the first place.

Jay Clarke said...

tbh I haven't noticed a big drop in quality since they cut back the dl size, but you're right, it is not ideal. But for $8/month, there is just no rationale for NOT having it.