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In preparation for a major blog project I'm starting in a couple weeks I've been going through Youtube links and found this. One of the many cool montages Something Weird Video assembled to promote themselves, usually by putting these at the beginning and ending of their old VHS tapes of regional horror films, Italian gladiator films, sleazy 1960s soft-porn and occasional trailer compilations mixing them altogether and more.

In the golden age of people buying anything that came out on DVD Something Weird struck a deal with Tower Records to promote their wares. However as time went on and Something Weird lost licenses to films featuring Mexican wrestler and monster hunter El Santo, South American horror kingpin Coffin Joe and others to competing DVD labels they stuck with the products that proved to be their biggest sellers at Tower: drive-in porno that veered towards the hardcore side of things.

I don't begrudge them this as it's the price of doing business, but I do miss their somewhat less sleazy and more genuinely weird era that this clip is from.

Anyways, enjoy it, if only for all the cool tunes used in the clip. (Honestly, that country song that kicks in at 3'41"? If that was sung by Johnny Cash it'd be the most terrifying country song ever recorded).


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Sep. 5th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
That was pretty awesome, thanks for sharing!

The country song in question almost sounds like Marty Robbins...but due to the content of the tune, I doubt he ever would-a done it.
Nov. 4th, 2011 08:59 am (UTC)
My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

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