Monday, November 15

Werewolves on Wheels (1971) - 1982 Electric Video Inc. & 1986 Viking Video VHS

These two have been getting heat lately on eBay, at least the Viking Video edition. The Electric Video (EVI) tape is quite rare, featuring the original kickass poster art, and you don't see it pop up nearly as much as the Viking. The EVI has all the hallmarks of their small output in the uniform white cover layout and the cassette having no face label--only a cheap spine sticker with the title. The Viking looks like a cheap EP-speeder, but it's actually recorded on a high quality SP tape (which curiously has the "record over" tab intact). If you read fine print on the back of the Viking, you'll see a note assuring the quality of the recording. This was a notion completely lost in the deluge of sell-through and budget VHS releases that began flooding the marketplace in the early '90s.


Unknown said...

that first one is quite a cover!

Franco Macabro said...

The original poster had a MAD magazine feel to it, makes you feel like the film might be a comedy, which it isnt. But I like the art anyways.

Jack Veasey said...

Wow, thanks for sharing that cover art. I never saw it before. I have the other version. I like the movie -- the werewolf makeup is disappointing, but as a biker flick, it's actually fairly good (nice cinematography in the riding scenes).Sometime I should really investigate getting it as a DVD -- thanks for reminding me. you dare tread upon the staircase?

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