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April 15th, 2013 - Posted by Josh Schafer

Huge news, Videovores! I just can’t express how absolutely elated I am to announce this collaboration with Camp Motion Pictures! The VIDEO VIOLENCE DIEHARD VIDEOVORE EDITION is going to be the ultimate Video Violence collection including the original cuts of both Video Violence and Video Violence 2 on Red VHS tapes, an “I’m a Lifer at The Video Studio” shirt (re-created to look just like the one in the film!), a Video Studio Lifer card and club pin, an 11X17 poster and a DVD copy of Director Gary Cohen’s Video Violence Redux Deluxe: a brand new cut of the two films mashed up into one! And it’s all housed in an oversized black double-clamshell case with all-new artwork! It’s gonna be an analog era celebration of epic proportions, man! Clickity-click HERE for the full press release, and stay tuned to the website for updates on the official release date! It’s coming SOON! Until then, enjoy the sneak peek at the all new artwork by Earl Kess and Michael Parsons and Keep Feeding that VCR!! GROOVE ALWAYS.


Posted by Lunchmeat on April 18, 2013

This past Saturday, April 13th an ardent  assembly of Videovores arrived at Viva Video in Ardmore, PA to celebrate the World Premiere of Gary P. Cohen’s VIDEO VIOLENCE REDUX DELUXE: a Frankensteinian slice of SOV cinema that stitches together both VIDEO VIOLENCE and it’s sequel, offering a fresh and mashed up look at the legacy that is...



Camp Motion Pictures Offer Retro '80's 'Big Box' Film Collection Featuring The Basement

Are you a big fan of old-school horror? Do you think '80's splatter films deserve their own wing in the Louvre? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then the new offering from Camp Motion Pictures is right up your alley! The Basement is a new retro 'big box' VHS/DVD five-film collection available on September 13, 2011 from Camp Motion Pictures.

From the Press Release
Camp Motion Pictures, the home entertainment company, specializing in 80’s and 80’s-style DIY cinema, unleashes a terrifyingly cool micro-budget cinema collection of five feature films in an exclusive VHS Collector’s Package that Joe Ziemba of calls “A brain-baking vortex of DIY gore, suburban angst, and trash-gore exuberance!”

Eye-catching authentically ‘80s VHS poster illustration by noted graphic artist Vince Evans and “Big Box” design contains the never-before-released 1989 feature, The Basement, on VHS and DVD along with SOV cult cinema favorites Video Violence 1&2, Captives, and Cannibal Campout on DVD

About Captives
Referred to as “the most accomplished SOV horror film from this era,” Captives, the sophomore effort of director Gary Cohen (Video Violence 1&2), is now available for the first time in this director-approved version.

Captives Synopsis
Taken hostage by three violently deranged criminals, a woman fights back to save her baby and mother-in-law’s lives in this gritty and suspenseful crime drama from Gary Cohen (Video Violence 1&2)

Video Violence Synopsis
In this gore-soaked cult classic, a young couple opens a video store in a small town populated by violence-addicted amateur filmmakers, lead by the demented Howard and Eli.

Video Violence 2 Synopsis
The sequel to Video Violence finds Howard and Eli pirating a cable TV channel for the purpose of furthering their brand of homegrown depravity, madness and murder.

Frighteningly Enjoyable Bonus Features
The Basement Camp Retro ‘80s “Big Box” VHS / DVD Collection is loaded with new commentaries and spine-chilling extras including:

Captives Commentary

Video Violence Commentary

Video Violence 2 Commentary

Interview with director Gary Cohen

Cast and Filmmakers
- Captives – Directed by Gary Cohen, stars Lisa Cohen,

Linda Herman and Jackie Neill
- Video Violence – Directed by Gary Cohen, stars Uke,

Bart Sumner and Gary Schwartz
- Video Violence 2 – Directed by Gary Cohen, stars Uke,

Bart Sumner and Mavis Harris


5.0 out of 5 stars Total bargain and a fun time!,

August 10, 2007


benslack (murfreesboro, TN USA)

This review is from: Video Violence 1 & 2 (DVD)

Please, pick up this DVD. If you're a fan of low-budget consumer camcorder shot movies from the 80s (and especially if you tried to make them) you'll love it. Video Violence 1 is actually a great movie, with a great story. It centers around a small community with a secret that gets "exposed" when someone returns the wrong video to the local video rental store. Pretty neat! Acting is above average for most lower budget flicks from this time. PLUS, there are tons of shots of the interior of an awesome video rental store with big box rentals. Now that's already a part of americana's past. Video Violence 2 is not quite the thriller that part 1 is, but it has it's moments. It's a much more humerous sequel. Still good, though.

Pick it up and have a pizza party!

5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising Relevance In The Internet Age, April 29, 2010


Daniel Kepley (Viola, DE USA)

This review is from: Video Violence 1 & 2 (DVD)

I found VIDEO VIOLENCE, a shot-on-video horror movie from 1987, to have an interesting social commentary in its depiction of a small town obsessed with making their own "splatter" films. We live in a time where people are videotaping things like tornadoes, fights, and stunt attempts; the Internet, and YouTube in particular, has made it easier for people to achieve some kind of recognition. Watching VIDEO VIOLENCE today, it's not hard to find parallels between the storyline and what's happening with the Internet today. The sequel, which takes the splatter to public-access television, further exemplifies this point, especially the commercials. Intentionally or not, VIDEO VIOLENCE is right up there with THE RUNNING MAN (of the same year) and David Cronenberg's VIDEODROME as a strangely prophetic depiction of the lengths people will go to see sex and violence.

Gary P. Cohen states in the interview that this movie came about after a mother entered the video store where he worked (with a 5 year-old daughter in tow, no less) and rented I DISMEMBER MAMA. The mother asked if it had any nudity, and Cohen said that he didn't know but it had violence. The mother said that as long as it had no nudity, it would be acceptable for kids to watch. (There's a re-enactment of that moment in VIDEO VIOLENCE.) This also adds a satirical element in that it takes on the concerns of most people that violent movies cause people to commit violent acts. (The "Pizza Boy" scene in VIDEO VIOLENCE 2 furthers this point.) If one were to remake VIDEO VIOLENCE, it would make for an interesting satire on the Internet era and how people are affected by it.


VIDEO VIOLENCE was shown on the big screen for the first time. Crystal Plumage Films screens VV at the FORUM THEATER in Metuchen, N.J., to an enthusiastic audience on Sept. 1, 2012!