Video Watchdog Digital Library

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By Tim Lucas
Introduction by Martin Scorsese
Foreword by Riccardo Freda

2007, Video Watchdog, Digital Edition, 1128 pp.

Exactly like the famous print edition, but enhanced with trailers and videos! More multimedia will be added as it becomes available. All updates are free!


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These were the early, early days of home video--before DVDs, laserdiscs and streaming. VHS vs. Beta, network and cable TV... Can you remember back that far?

Being born before 1985 is not
a requirement for enjoyment

By Tim Lucas
Foreword by Joe Dante
Artwork by Stephen R. Bissette
and Brian Thomas

1992, Video Watchdog, Digital Edition, 416 pp.

Your Video Watchdog collection is not complete until you own The Video Watchdog Book! This digital version is exactly like the print version and enhanced with multimedia. It collects and updates the beginnings of Video Watchdog from Tim's first columns in Video Times, Gorezone and Fangoria before Video Watchdog became a magazine (1985-1992). Hundreds of tapes appraised, feature-length articles on Jess Franco, Dario Argento, Edgar Wallace and Terence Fisher, over 650 retitlings and an index to the first 12 issues of Video Watchdog!

This book will continue to be enhanced with trailers and slide shows, growing right along with you. All updates are free!



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