.Not too much this morning at the swap meet, but I did come across this EP-variant of Lamberto Bava's Demons 2 from "Best Film & Video Corp" I never even knew of until now. I've seen a few Best Video tapes in the past, the last one being Enzo G. Castellari's 1990: Bronx Warriors, and despite being in shitty EP mode they sport some nice colorful artwork. You might notice the Best front cover being a lighter shade of black because the box is some kind of ultra cheap recycled particle-like cardboard. These two tapes are indicative of the later trend of the VHS format. Imperial released their SP-mode edition in 1988, but like most of the old independent video rental heavyweights, were on the skids by the mid-'90s. In a last ditch effort to turn a buck, many of these companies licensed their catalogs out to no-name fly-by-nights to produce dirt cheap EP tapes that clogged K-marts nationwide. A few years after the Best tape, Anchor Bay acquired the rights and released their uncut 91 minute DVD/VHS releases. Both the Imperial and Best are edited to 88 Minutes for an R-rating.
Imperial Entertainment / Best Film & Video Corp.