Vintage Newspaper clippings of our DVD favorites! LOOK:

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  1. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Well, I finally got a scanner and decided to share bits of my collection of newspaper clippings from the early '80's. This is what theaters offered in Reno, NV and San Francisco back in the day. Enjoy - I'll post more if it's allowed in this section (or if it's moved;) )

    Code Red's release played screens circa Spring of 1982:

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    Shriek Show's fan favorite also played a week in Reno in 1982:

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    MIA on DVD are Final Exam (a re-issue from it's summer release) and a decent version of Graduation Day:

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    Anchor Bay blessed us with these titles. Here's a double feature ad from 1982:

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    ***more to come***:D
     
  2. RyanPC

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    Holy shit, Final Exam/Graduation Day and Torso/Autopsy would make killer double features!!

    Also, I laughed at this:

    "It makes 'Friday the 13th' look like Thanksgiving... and 'Halloween' look like Christmas!"

    Thanksgiving.

    That never gets old. :lol:
     
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    wago70: What an awesome post, they're so much fun to read. Look forward to more!
     
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    Cool! What was "The Sender", I don't know that one.
     
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    Wow...these are great! I can remember as a little kid seeing a newspaper ad for Fulci's Zombie in the newspaper with the unsubtle tagline "We Are Going to Eat You!" Not only has the theater going experience changed so drastically over the years, but so have the newspaper ads.

    Would sure love to see more of these vintage ads, many thanks.
     
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    I've never seen it, but from what I gather it's along the same lines as Dreamscape, Nightmare on Elm St, or Bad Dreams.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Thanks, all! maybrick - awesome page and great ads!

    Here's a few more of my favorites:

    1980 Ad - HUGE, too considering the 1978 ad was only 4 inches tall!:

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    1984 and I wasn't prepared for what was about to hit me a few hours after clipping this ad and buying a ticket to see:

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    The Howling was a movie that never went away and I went to see it as many times as I could in 1981 (and 1982 when it played with Beast Within) anyway, here's a September 1981 ad (notice the "fangs" added to the image which was common in ads, but not on the one-sheet art:

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    Awesome! I love those old ads!
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    A most grindhouse experience these offered patrons!
    One of many re-isses (and re-titles) of this upcoming Dark Sky release, here is an ad from sometime in 1985 (!):

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    Most know this as Shriek Show's Zombie Holocaust, but unwitting patrons paid to see it under this title circa 1982. Oddly enough, I went to this...and instead of Dr. Butcher, the played BLOOD FEAST!!!!!! :

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    September of 1981 and I broke in my introduction to the horrors of 7th grade with...:

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    These are great! I miss these old newspaper ads. I was pretty sure I saw The Howling and Wolfen on the same night back then and that ad certainly supports my fading memory. :D
     
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    These are awesome.
     
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    Those are great! I used to clip and save these when I was a kid...had them taped up all over my closet door as a kid...wish I had saved them!
     
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    What a kick ass triple feature! Zombie will always be the most popular of this trio, but I especially would have loved to see Blood Beach on the big screen. Blood Beach hardly gets any recognition and is a title I still long for on dvd.
     
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    Not a mindblowing film back in the day, but it was okay. Very tame tale of a guy that had psychic powers to make people experience his nightmares. Paramount gave it wide distribution, but it never caught on. I actually have a few clippings of that as well. Starred Katherine Harrold.
     
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    This is one of those trade-offs of DVDs and home video in general. Back in the day, they would never show these movies on broadcast TV (too many cuts needed), and HBO and Showtime kinda steered clear of these films. OK, I do remember seeing Wolfen and The Howling several times on pay channels, but those were the exceptions. And thus, the only way to see movies like this was in these types of double-features and revivals.

    As soon as home video hit, it all went the way of the dodo.
     
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    Those movies you're posting, wago, are waaaay cooler than what I've come across locally in my own research. We apparently got a lot of skin flicks, but not so much on the horror side.
     
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    That "Zombie" / "The Boogey Man" / "Blood Beach" hit Los Angeles grindhouses (RIP Optic Theatre) October 30, 1981. The "Torso" / "Autopsy" double was February 19, 1982. You should show ad for the October 17, 1980 triple-bill: "Last House on the Left" / "Don't Look in the Basement" / "The Amityville Horror". A couple weeks later the same folks put together a "Happy Hooker" triple-bill!
     
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    Hehehehe - distribution for those films must have been a miracle, but going to see them in crowded theaters is something you'll never forget. Although I saw Grim Reaper in a theater of about 5 people total.
    Reno got its major share of skin flicks, too. I used to sneak a peak...or the whole film while in the back seat at the drive-in.
    The cool horror stuff stopped coming by the time 1984 arrived. After that, it was studio stuff all the way but films like "Eaten Alive" (Hooper) and "Creature" were the few exceptions.
    There will never be another era like 1980-81, however.
     
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    I wish I had that!!!! I got lucky getting "Torso/Autopsy" that was the one copy of L.A. Times I was able to get (they sold it across town where our family rarely went). Searching the L.A. Times microfilms at the library...those wonderful ads are so much BIGGER than the ones from Reno! How I wish I had those...:glasses:
     

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