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Old 04-18-2007, 05:12 PM   #1
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Vintage Newspaper clippings of our DVD favorites! LOOK:

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:



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



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



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



***more to come***
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:19 PM   #3
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wago70: What an awesome post, they're so much fun to read. Look forward to more!
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:19 PM   #4
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I love this stuff. Here's some movies that played in my area in 1982. I'd post the images directly, but our crappy free hosting site doesn't allow hotlinking.

http://saturdayfrightspecial.braveho...flashback.html

There's more images from 1970 if anyone cares to look.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:24 PM   #5
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Cool! What was "The Sender", I don't know that one.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:28 PM   #6
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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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Old 04-18-2007, 05:28 PM   #7
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Cool! What was "The Sender", I don't know that one.
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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Old 04-18-2007, 05:29 PM   #8
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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!:



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:



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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Old 04-18-2007, 05:30 PM   #9
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Awesome! I love those old ads!
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:47 PM   #10
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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 (!):



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!!!!!! :



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.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:57 PM   #12
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These are awesome.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:58 PM   #13
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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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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 (!):



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!!!!!! :



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

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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Old 04-18-2007, 06:26 PM   #15
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Cool! What was "The Sender", I don't know that one.
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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