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Over in Germany (maybe we’ve got that wrong) is a German graffiti artist who’s been collecting and showcasing a very important collection of audio cassette tapes and sharing them with the world over at Tapedeck.org. Last week, Gizmodo did a nice spotlight on the site. The piece starts, ”It’s hard to remember a time where our musical picks weren’t contained in a Spotify playlist.” No it isn’t. No it isn’t.

Read the Gizmodo store here and enjoy some of these pics, courtesy of Tapedeck.org.

 

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Last night, Found Footage Festival played the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee and guess who was there? Tom Lewandowski of the Tom Lewandowski Show featured in our Volume 7 DVD! Tom is our all-time favorite high school talk show host. What an honor it was for us!

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If only we knew whatever happened to Neil Duda…

In honor of our Volume 7 show in Miami, we commissioned Jacy Catlin to make a poster for us. Couldn’t be more thrilled with the results!

 

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Boy, to be a fly on the wall for some of those teen conversations about liver wellness.

 

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Contains the episode where Mike and Boner get offered cocaine at a college party. Score!

Been in the UK two weeks and I feel like we’ve barely scratched the surface of British VHS. These tapes are a good start.

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Cricket bloopers and Cliff Richard on the Beach. We’re not in Kansas anymore. (We’re in Scotland.)

 

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We’re dusting off our NTSC-to-PAL VHS converters and heading to the UK for a 10-city tour to celebrate the Found Footage Festival’s 10th anniversary. We start in Glasgow on 22nd July and end with a two-night engagement in London on 1st and 2nd August as part Brooklyn Brewery MASH. Mark your calendars and book your tickets early! These shows will sell out.

Tues. 22nd July – 9pm – Glasgow – Grosvenor Cinema – Tickets

Weds. 23rd July – 9pm – Edinburgh – Filmhouse – Tickets

Thurs 24th July – 9pm – Liverpool – Picturehouse at FACT – Tickets

Fri 25th July – 9pm – Leeds – Hyde Park Picture House – Tickets

Sat 26th July – 8pm – Manchester – Gorilla – Tickets

Mon 28th July – 8:30pm – Birmingham – Electric Cinema – Tickets

Tues 29th July – 9pm – Nottingham – Broadway Cinema – Tickets

Weds 30th July – 9pm – Bristol – Watershed – Tickets

Thurs 31st July – 9pm – Oxford – Ultimate Picture Palace – Tickets

Fri 1st August – 10pm – London – Leicester Square Theatre – Tickets

Sat 2nd August – 10pm – London – Leicester Square Theatre - Tickets

“The biggest collection of weird videos I’ve ever seen.” –Jimmy Fallon

“Hysterical and brilliant.” – Time Out London

“A comedy sensation.” –The Guardian

Among the new clips featured in the 2014 program:
• A new exercise video montage featuring a Christmas-themed workout, a martial arts fitness regimen called “Tiger Moves,” and a tape called “Butt Camp”
• Newly unearthed footage of the world’s most obnoxious home shopping hosts, John & Johnny (c. 1987), and the long-awaited reunion orchestrated by the FFF curators
• Exclusive footage of the Chef Keith news prank the curators pulled on news stations in the Midwest over the holidays.
• A bizarre instructional video from 1997 with the redundant title, “How to Have Cybersex on the Internet”

We were pretty thrilled when, while celebrating another Thursday night by sitting on the couch watching TV,  we tuned into the opening of Comedy Central game show @Midnight to catch host Chris Hardwick introduce a “VHS-tastic” Found Footage Festival clip featuring NBA stars of the ’80s teaching teens about the value of abstinence. Here, see for yourself.

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It is always great to discover another VHS hoarder like us. Cartoonist Max Winston collects some pretty awful-awesome VHS tapes and scans them to his VHS Cover Junkie Tumbler. Some of these we have, others we look forward to one day finding out there somewhere.

 

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[From Dangerousminds.net]

VHS Cover Junkie posts hi-res scans taken from his wide collection of gaudy, tacky, yet strangely alluring video covers. These are the kind of VHS tapes once found in the bargain bin of the local Blockbuster in the 1980s, where the lurid covers, slightly frayed or worn, and decorated with reduced-in-price tags, often had little to do with the films’ content.

In this small selection, you will find some curiosities like James Spader in the cheesyTuff Turf—“where reputations are earned”; The Band’s Robbie Robertson alongside Jodie Foster and Gary Busey in Carny; Ethan Coen’s The Naked Man; Harry Dean Stanton and Sean Young in Young Doctors in Love, and Motel Hell where “it takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent’s fritters.”

 

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Immerse yourself in the gaudy world of VHS Cover Junkie.

We’re excited to announce that Found Footage Festival has joined up with Brooklyn Brewery again this year and will appear in 12 American and European cities as part of The Brooklyn Brewery Mash, America’s largest traveling food and arts festival. The Mash is a week of parties, comedy, concerts, pup-up supperclubs and readings, all featuring humanity’s favorite beverage.

 

Click here to see when The Mash hits your spot on the globe. And check out this incredibly cool Mash trailer made by Brooklyn-based Transient Pictures.

 

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