Sunday, 23 January 2011

Birth of a VHS Nation

Give ERH fifteen minutes and we'll give you change for a decade!

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: the decade that sweetened the promise of atom bomb apocalypse with a dollop of Dream Topping, lent pastel golfwear a frisson of Stanley-wielding menace and, most importantly, smeared our developing consciousness with the kind of gimcrack VHS movies upon which ERH now gargles like so much magnetic Proustian backwash.

Behold the dark, glossy poetry of a world gripped by Cold War heebie-jeebies, gold-standard hooliganism and some of the very worst films ever to be produced. Look upon these works, ye Mighty, and despair...

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