The original VHS podcast, which started life in 2012 and led to the book of the same name. In each episode, Noel Mellor selects one movie from his collection of ex-rental tapes for an in-depth look at the film, and speaks to some of the people behind them.
Bonus episode: AiVHS Minicast - Basket Case (1982)
What was to be the first of a series of mini Adventures in VHS episodes, this previously unreleased bonus show looks at the 1982 cult classic Basket Case. As I say, it was intended to be the first of a trilogy looking at the Basket Case films and then going on to other stuff... but as it turned out it was the last AiVHS show I ever put together!
Adventures in VHS Presents - The Mancunian Man
A special, feature-length documentary podcast focusing on the life and work of a real VHS innovator, Cliff Twemlow.
Packed with action, espionage, violence, sex, horror and even sci-fi, Twemlow and his band of friends managed to create a series of films shot on video with very little money - and even less permission. And yet, despite their charm and obvious cultural significance these movies are now in real danger of disappearing forever.
With contributions from director David Kent Watson, friend and martial arts legend Steve Powell, and regional film historian Steve Balshaw, this podcast exposes Cliff and his gang's spectacular achievements and what his life means to the cultural history of the North West.
The Rats (1982) - Plus the launch of the Adventures in VHS book
Announcements about the Adventures in VHS book, followed by a full show looking at the Robert Clouse directed, 1982 adaptation of The Rats - also known as Deadly Eyes. I dig deep into its UK VHS release on Guild Home Video and chat about the novel on which it is based - which was apparently something of a household staple back in the day!
Eye of the Tiger (1986)
After another of its hibernation periods, Adventures in VHS returns with a look at a roaring rampage of revenge with the inimitable Gary Busey at the mean end of a shotgun. An in depth discussion of the UK Medusa Home Video tape, its trailers and then the film itself, with clips from some of the movie's most memorable moments... it's a nice slice of AiVHS just how you like it.
Society (1989) - Plus interview with director Brian Yuzna
In this episode I dig deep into one of the most formative VHS rentals of my youth when I take a look at the strangest, most innovative and disturbing body horror movies of the late 80s, Brian Yuzna's Society - and get the chance to interview the director himself!
Brian talks to me about the magic of the home video era, the making of Society and even talks plot details for a sequel that's in the works. It's all here folks, so come on in and join the secret club.
Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) - Feat Ian Loring of Film Basterds
An in depth look at one of the wildest, funniest and most 80s film of all time - Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo. As always, we start off with a look at the UK VHS release of the film, in this case released on Guild Home Video and Cannon Films, before immersing ourselves in trailers and cover art - and I'm joined by my old friend and podcasting partner Mr Ian Loring for a full and frank review of the movie.