Last week’s winner of the second Starman Omnibus was Jenny M, even though I disagree with her most vigorously concerning Terminator 2‘s status as a superior movie, as it’s bloated, has an entire middle act that could be cut out without any significant damage to the film’s plot, and makes me suffer through Edward Furlong’s attempts at acting. Still, random is random and fair is fair, so here we are, and I’ve got another book to offer up to you, the eager masses.
Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art Of The VHS Box is a dose of heavy design nostalgia for those of us who haunted (or worked in) video stores in the 80s and 90s. So many gloriously awful titles are given their due here by Jacques Boyreau, who states “On par with the jukebox, disco, and neon, VHS reformatted the world’s product-intake and boosted a libertarian aesthetic that conquered TV in the same way TV conquered comic books in the 1950s, and allowed us to hold movies in our hands. Posters in the lobby could advertise, even fetishize a movie; credit sequences could identify the participants, but somehow, VHS box-art ‘became’ the iconic equivalent of the movie.”
You can win a copy by talking about your favorite VHS title from “the day,” the one that you saw and enjoyed and probably shouldn’t have. You know what I mean. The sort of thing that Andy Sidaris directed. Leave a comment before 12:01AM EST on Saturday, February 6 to qualify for the draw, which is performed using the Random.org number generator.
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Please note that because of shipping costs, this contest is for residents of the United States of America and Canada. You must leave your email address with your comment to qualify, as I’m not going to spend any time hunting down someone who didn’t want to be contacted about their amazing prize. One comment per person and yes, I will know if you cheat.