Monday, December 14

Swap Meet Finds: Approved by Bob Dobbs

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Bustling at the vast assemblage of earnest peoples pedaling meager wears always trickles after the cold snap begets winter's chilled caress (highfalutin language!). In other words, I ain't found shit this past weekend because of the friggin' cold keeping people away. Though I did manage the few neato tapes to your left.

First up is Camp Motion Pictures big box of Goremet, Zombie Chef from Hell (1986). I haven't seen this one yet, but by most accounts it's trash despite the awesome cover. The big box edition is quite rare with the "small" cardboard slipcover being more prevalent though still rare itself. The next tape is Wizard Video's über-rare The Texas Chainsaw Massacre released in 1982. The problem is the box is falling apart (time to break out the super glue), the tape has a few spots of mold (time for some delicate open-cassette surgery), and worst of all some stupid idiot signed their name in the right corner of the tape's front label. Still, it was only two bucks so I really can't complain, right, Ms. "Grace Manning"? I can't help that every copy of Reb Brown's pièce de résistance Strike Commando sticks to my hand. Lenzi's Battle of the Commandos (La legione dei dannati) (1969) is NTA Entertainment's Betamax edition in brand new condition to go along with my identical, just bigger NTA VHS.

I also took a trip to Wal Mart for milk and Tuna Helper and found an incorrectly priced copy of MGM's Collector's Edition of Craven's The Last House on the Left for $5. This seemed like a unique occurrence so don't go running to your nearest neighborhood business-crushing location. In their 2 for $11 dump bin, it appears Dimension have quietly re-released the CE of Halloween: H20 with an anamorphically enhanced widescreen transfer as opposed to the ancient non-anamorphic version. Dark Sky's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 2-DVD Ultimate Edition metal Steelbook is now assumed to be out-of-print since I spotted four copies in plastic cases that were identical to the metal editions with no mention of corrected audio for those anal enough to know about that.
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3 comments:

Massacre Video said...

Goremet is the worst piece of shit ever...and I like SOV films. Well it is super8 but same difference.

Jenn said...

LUV the cover art for Goremet. That has my name written all over it, even if it is a piece of crap.

Geof said...

I heard that Goremet is cinematic s***, which makes me want to see it more. The awesome cover is making my curiosity even worse.

Glad to hear you are able to glue back your Wizard TCM box. I still have mine sealed away in storage, so hopefully my box holds up over time.

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