Sunday, April 25

Demons 2 (Dèmoni 2: L'incubo ritorna) (1986) - Imperial Entertainment & Best Video VHS Editions

Not too much this morning at the swap meet, but I did come across this EP-variant of Lamberto Bava's Demons 2 from "Best Film & Video Corp" I never even knew of until now. I've seen a few Best Video tapes in the past, the last one being Enzo G. Castellari's 1990: Bronx Warriors, and despite being in shitty EP mode they sport some nice colorful artwork. You might notice the Best front cover being a lighter shade of black because the box is some kind of ultra cheap recycled particle-like cardboard. These two tapes are indicative of the later trend of the VHS format. Imperial released their SP-mode edition in 1988, but like most of the old independent video rental heavyweights, were on the skids by the mid-'90s. In a last ditch effort to turn a buck, many of these companies licensed their catalogs out to no-name fly-by-nights to produce dirt cheap EP tapes that clogged K-marts nationwide. A few years after the Best tape, Anchor Bay acquired the rights and released their uncut 91 minute DVD/VHS releases. Both the Imperial and Best are edited to 88 Minutes for an R-rating.

Imperial Entertainment / Best Film & Video Corp.

1 comment:

Franco Macabro said...

This one is fun, but I like the first one more. Its more of a horror movie, while this one has moments of comedy in it.

That moment with the little demon guy running about, it just looked to me like they were trying to cash in on the popularity of the Gremlins movies, which were quite popular at the time of this films release. you dare tread upon the staircase?

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