UPDATE: Please note, the hardback edition of Adventures in VHS is now SOLD OUT, but the eBook (PDF and ePub) is still available.
You can purchase the eBook directly using the PayPal link in the sidebar and be directed to a download link straight away. And, you will also receive access to the Members Only pages of the site where you can view unused images, articles and over 20 hours of Adventures in VHS podcasts.
Alternatively, you can purchase the eBook for Kindle and other devices through Amazon. However, please note there is a slightly higher price to help counter the hefty percentage Amazon takes and this option does not give you Members Only site access.
About the book…
The home video explosion of the 1980s is one of the defining moments in our cultural history. VHS (and, for a while, Betamax) offered greater control over our home entertainment and opened the door to all manner of films… films which might otherwise have never seen the light of day. Adventures in VHS is the story of how, as a young boy, I stumbled blindly into this world of horror, comedy, sex and violence – and fell in love with everything I found there.
An authentic recreation of the video rental experience that offers a public and personal history of the era, followed by an anecdotal exploration of 60 films – all carefully sourced especially for the project and in their original big box ex-rental format. The book features supporting words from filmmakers, including a foreword by Troma legend Lloyd Kaufman, as well as full colour images of the gloriously illustrated tapes themselves.
Adventures in VHS is an immersive look back at a bygone era of home entertainment – through the eyes of someone who probably should have been in bed.