Favorite 80s Video Company

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Hellbilly, Jun 9, 2003.

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  1. Media Home Entertainment

    17 vote(s)
    23.9%
  2. TWE

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Wizard Video

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  4. Vestron Video

    33 vote(s)
    46.5%
  5. Lightning Video

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  6. Embassy

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  7. Thorn EMI

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Republic

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  9. Academy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. MCEG Virgin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Key Video

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Vista Video

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. United Video

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  14. Charter Entertainment

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  15. Sony Video

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Prism

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  17. I.V.E.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Thriller Video

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  19. Continental Video

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  20. others

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. r_burgos2003

    r_burgos2003 Guest

    Media started it all for me: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, HALLOWEEN, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, SLEEPAWAY CAMP....they were the king of horror!
     
  2. Grim

    Grim Well-Known Member

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    No but seriously, I was born in 87 so my recollection of the 80's is zero to nil. :lol:

    I guess I'd have to go with Media as well, as they're the only ones I honestly remember.
     
  3. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    Vestron...followed by Media.
     
  4. I chose other, living here in the UK, one of the best was Medusa, for it's great cover art.
     
  5. r_burgos2003

    r_burgos2003 Guest

    Did Medusa have the silver sides?
     
  6. Big Bobby D

    Big Bobby D Guest

    Wizard is my favorite. They released some real treasures! Media was pretty good too. I'd also have to add Vestron and Lightning even though all of these companies were actually related because Charles Band owned them all before starting Full Moon.
     
  7. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    Too many to choose from, but here are my favorites:

    Media
    Wizard
    Vestron
    Lightning
    Embassy
    Thorn EMI
    Republic, Night of the Demons
    Key Video
    Charter Entertainment, I currently have 1 video from them, Crimewave
    Prism
    I.V.E
    Thriller Video
    Continental Video

    It's a shame that probably all of these are out of business now. A lot of the videos I rented from the late 70's through the 80's came from these video companys.
     
  8. Stige

    Stige Active Member

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    media released some classics, and vestron did as well, but for me the absolute favorite 8 for giving lots of slashers and other horror a break ) is Embassy
     
  9. walkingdude

    walkingdude Megatron

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    Vestron was my favorite.They always had lots of cheesy titles to choose from and those great trailers you could find at the end of some tapes.

    Media had lots of great titles too but for some reason here in Canada they were cut to pieces.Until Anchor Bay came along I had never seen an uncut version of Day of the Dead.:( Another that comes to mind that was cut really badly was Class of Nuke 'em High.
     
  10. MrKateB

    MrKateB Asshole Extraordinaire

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    Definitely Vestron for me. The sheer volume of trash classics and their full cover art utilizing mostly original theatrical poster art really made them something special. Media was a close second, they distributed most of the independent horror offerings (Night of the Living Dead, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tourist Trap etc.)...

    Embassy was good too.
     
  11. eric_angelus

    eric_angelus Testacular

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    I went with Media...they put out more of my all time favorites than anyone else. Vestron was great too.
     
  12. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Vestron probably released the most films I enjoyed. However, all of the other companies released some treasures. Hardly any of those companies exist as a seperate entity anymore, sadly.
     
  13. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    vestron/new world video
    then i would have to say media
    then embassy
     
  14. 4Gotten1

    4Gotten1 Guest

    They all have great ones, but I went with Media Home Entertainment because of releases like Knightriders, Schizo, Hell Night, Schock, C.H.U.D., and others.
     
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    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    i thought lighting video was also a good one
     
  16. walkingdude

    walkingdude Megatron

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    Of course,they released Chopping Mall!:)
    Another one not mentioned is Nelson Entertainment who released Sleepaway Camp 2 & 3
     
  17. Criswell

    Criswell New Member

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    Being in Australia I dont' know those companies, but we had out own, like you that specialised is Trash and Classics.

    It was quite funny here.........the censorship Board initially did not pay mush attention to the Video indutry. As a result because the film Industry was slow to release product on Video, companies had to go to 'other product'.......needless to say......EXPLOITATION!!!. As a result we got lots of Wishman, Sarno etc and pretty much uncut roughies.

    But for me it was Palace Video..........man they had the GOOD STUFF!!! Blood Feast, Bloodsucking Freaks etc........
     
  18. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Voted "other" in honor of Paradise Video. Vestron was a distant second as far as the 80's is concerned! :D :D :D
     
  19. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    I must've watched a lot of Vestron tapes over the years so I'd go with them.
     
  20. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    Wizard was the best in my book! :glasses: Other personal favorites were Media, Vestron, Paragon, and Embassy.
     

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