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Mark Jeacoma and Christopher Hasler are movie nerds who get together once in awhile and ramble on about movies, TV and old times in the world of VHS, Laserdiscs, 8-Tracks, Vinyl and VCR's.

VHS Rewind! Mark Jeacoma and Chris Hasler

    • TV & Film

Mark Jeacoma and Christopher Hasler are movie nerds who get together once in awhile and ramble on about movies, TV and old times in the world of VHS, Laserdiscs, 8-Tracks, Vinyl and VCR's.

    VHS Rewind! - 7th Annual Christmas Mix

    VHS Rewind! - 7th Annual Christmas Mix

    The Christmas Season is upon us once again and VHS Rewind has placed under your mistletoe an all-new Xmas music spectacular!!!

    Whether you are wrapping presents, trimming your tree or driving for hours to the relatives this Xmas, we hope you will take a listen to the show and let us bring some joy and non-PC humor to your Xmas season. Lot of surprises are wrapped in this episode including an Xmas tune sung (in his own inimitable style) by a soon-to-be-Oscar nominated IRISHMAN (!), an Xmas song-fable set during an Indian massacre of the white man (!!!), special Xmas messages from big names in the world of country music plus the usual eclectic selection of tune styles (we got polka Xmas, disco Xmas, blues Xmas) and so much more. Grab your eggnog and enjoy the show.

    The VHS Rewind! family wishes everyone a very Happy and Safe Xmas!!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    VHS Rewind! - 1980 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 7th Annual

    VHS Rewind! - 1980 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 7th Annual

    The years just tick by so quickly!  Chris and RetroDad are too lazy to go back into the archives to see how many Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades we have reviewed so 7 sounds like a good number!

    This year we found an incomplete copy of the 1980 Parade and missing from our copy was Gil Gerard and Todd Bridges but it Includes performances by the casts of the Broadway shows "Barnum," "Brigadoon," "The Pirates of Penzance" and "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine" and by the Puerto Rican youth dance troupe Ballet Isleño.

    The stars include Danielle Brisebois, Dean Butler, Erik Estrada, and so many other and of course, Ed McMahon as the town drunk

    RetroDad and Chris from VHS Rewind wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    VHS Rewind! - Tales From the Darkside (1983) - From FYC Archives

    VHS Rewind! - Tales From the Darkside (1983) - From FYC Archives

    In this throwback from the FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION podcast archives, We have another Halloween treat for you! Chris and I discussed the fun and mesmerizing horror TV series created by George A. Romero, Tales From the Darkside which aired 37 years ago today on October 29th 1983! 


    We hope you all have a Happy and Safe Halloween.

    "Tales from the Darkside is a 1980s American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero. Debuting in October 1983 with a pilot episode and then being picked up for syndication in September 1984, the show ran for 4 seasons through July 1988. Each episode, aired originally by Tribune Broadcasting late at night, was an individual short story that often ended with a plot twist. The series' episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes."

    • 46 min
    VHS Rewind! - 3rd Annual Halloween Mixtape

    VHS Rewind! - 3rd Annual Halloween Mixtape

    We have the Halloween treat you have been waiting for: the annual VHS Rewind/Mixtape Rewind epic crossover Halloween music episode. Listen (with the lights out) as host Christopher Hasler conducts a scary, spooky musical celebration of the most famous monsters of filmdom. Be prepared to rock, roll, disco dance and scream the night away. We hope you all have a Happy and Safe Halloween.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    VHS Rewind! - Breakin' (1984) - From Phuyuck's Archives

    VHS Rewind! - Breakin' (1984) - From Phuyuck's Archives

    In this throwback from the PHUYUCK podcast archives, Mark and Chris discuss Breakin' Which was originally released on May 4th, 1984.

    "A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds."

    • 45 min
    VHS Rewind! - The Greatest American Heroine (1986) - From FYC Archives

    VHS Rewind! - The Greatest American Heroine (1986) - From FYC Archives

    In this throwback from the FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION podcast archives, Mark and Chris discuss The Greatest American Heroine pilot episode that originally aired back in 1986!

    During 1986, the original principal cast reunited for a pilot movie for a new NBC series to be named The Greatest American Heroine, which did not result in a new series, and the pilot was never broadcast by NBC. Ultimately, the pilot was re-edited as an episode of the original series (complete with original opening credits and theme), and added to syndication sets of the original series aired on several local television stations in the late 80s, for which it is the final episode. Immediately after the beginning credits, the episode's title card is superimposed over a nighttime view of the Los Angeles skyline, reading "The Greatest American Hero" before appending the letters "i n e" individually to the sound of the NBC chimes. The chimes were a nod to NBC and its president, Brandon Tartikoff, who had expressed interest in reviving the series.

    The pilot movie reveals that several years after the final episode, Ralph's secret identity was finally revealed to the public, resulting in his becoming a celebrity. This angers the aliens who gave him the suit, and they charge him with finding a new hero to wear the costume and use its powers for fighting evil. Once the transfer is made, they explain, all memory of Ralph's exploits will be purged from the world's memory and remembered only by Ralph, Pam, and Bill.

    Bill begins their search by researching people with desired hero qualities, but Ralph finds a young woman named Holly Hathaway (Mary Ellen Stuart), an elementary school teacher who spends her off-hours time looking for lost kittens, raising environmental awareness, and serving as a foster mother. Bill, Pam, and Ralph meet in the desert, where Ralph tells Bill about Holly. He reacts visibly to his new partner being a "skirt" before Holly arrives, flying in wearing a new version of the suit made for her, and she pledges to help Bill. The original trio say their final farewells, and even the stoic Maxwell reveals his true emotions as he says goodbye to Ralph and calling Pam a trooper—"...one of the best!" Holly reacts emotionally to the fond farewells, but breaks the somber mood as she accidentally pulls the door off of Bill's sedan.

    The rest of the episode deals with her learning how to use the suit with Bill Maxwell's guidance, and the pair trying to develop a working relationship. It ends with Holly talking to her foster daughter about Bill, saying he is a good person; Bill, overhearing what she says about him, speaks into a recorder he uses as his "diary" to suggest that maybe she is the right person to wear the suit after all.

    • 41 min

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