Tuesday, February 26

Wizard Video Big Box Re-issue Update: The First Video Review Appears...

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Nick of Video Tape Terror just posted this review of Charles Band's new Oasis of the Zombies (1982) big box re-issue on Wizard Video. This confirms a few things I asserted in my prior bitchfest, like the only thing being vintage is the big box and the potential ease of swapping old tapes for new boxes, but I hold steadfast to my original opinion of these even after watching.

I don't see the appeal in these re-issues, especially at sixty dollars a pop, and still believe many of these titles just aren't going to move nearly enough to sell out. Yes, they're from the fabled Wizard Video, but this hunch could apply to Oasis. Two hundred copies at this price point is just too rich for a terrible flick that's an acquired taste at best. Time will tell on this and whether this glut of newbies will hurt the market of "all original" Wizards...

1 comment:

Jayson K said...

Also be sure to check out his link for a few nice close-ups of the big box itself.

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