it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. mom and pop video stores were opening in every little hamlet and to fill their shelves a number of them would just blindly order product without regard to quality. dozens of production companies sprang up to provide direct-to-video merchandise to these folks and a hurricane made of clamshell cases, nipples and wings hauser flattened all the good taste in its path. a favorite ploy to sell titles in the horror genre was the ol' "banned in x number of countries" gambit. and for you kids that weren't around then, these price stickers you see on a couple of these are not a trick of the light - vhs tapes routinely had a suggested retail price of $89.95. those of you who have seen your fair share of vestron, vidmark and transworld logos know the deal. enjoy.
it's a wonder any of us survived.