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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Trailer Tuesdays: Home Video.

I wanted to do something a little different this week. I've been looking for an opportunity to praise the wonderful archive site RetroOntario.com, and Ed Conroy's recent article on the Canadian Pay TV wars of the early eighties was just the right opportunity. Conroy's article - which you can see by going here - not only delves into the battling clans First Choice and Super Channel (which eventually amalgamated to become what is now the The Movie Network in 1984) it also covers the programming produced by said channels like Murder In Space and the anthology series The Hitchhiker. On a similar note, here is a selection of home video related ads available on RetroOntario.com. If you grew up in the GTA in the eighties, visiting this site will overwhelm you.



2 comments:

mshaye said...

I remember the day we got First Choice. I felt like we were the last family on earth to get it. Must have watched Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan and Iceman a thousand times.

Jay Clarke said...

Ha, don't forget Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone and The Beastmaster!