Reviewed: Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box By Jacques Boyreau

Fantagraphics Books, 200 p. Reviewed by Matthew Caron “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone.” So said Jack Valenti, head of the Motion Picture Association of America, to a 1982 congressional panel investigating the legal quandaries presented by the VCR machine and the Record button in particular. The movie industry’s fear of VCR was soon proved baseless as home video […]

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