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Cheap Shot-On-Video films from the 80s.

  • 03-01-2020 5:22pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,572 ✭✭✭✭ briany


    Anything in this 'genre' that you have a soft spot for? I'm talking about films that are,

    - Made with little to no budget
    - Amateur actors
    - Filmed on a camcorder usually

    Most would be totally unwatchable, but you get the occasional one that has an oddball charm.

    Doesn't have to be a horror although for some reason the vast majority of this type seem to be.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays


    There weren't any mainstream movies shot on video in the 1980s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,425 ✭✭✭ Roar


    The Red Letter Media show Best of The Worst often features films like that, worth checking out

    http://redlettermedia.com/category/best-of-the-worst/


  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭ arcticmonkeys


    Roar wrote: »
    The Red Letter Media show Best of The Worst often features films like that, worth checking out

    http://redlettermedia.com/category/best-of-the-worst/

    Cinema Snob used to review a lot of shot on ****eo movies (as he likes to call them) from the 80s. Be warend some or most are absolutely terrible. Im not sure if Troma movies are all shot on video or mostly film but they are slightly better and have some charm to them.

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,514 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    The German "Violent Sh!t" series of movies. Also Nekromantic.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,221 Jurgen The German


    Black Devil Doll From Hell and 555 are two personal favourites, pure and utter cheese but terribly fun.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    videos nasties?

    spit on your grave


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,514 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    fryup wrote: »
    videos nasties?

    spit on your grave

    That's from the 70s though and like the majority of the nasties pre-dated video. They were mainly grind house releases which found a new lease of life when released on video tape in the early 80s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,572 ✭✭✭✭ briany


    vriesmays wrote: »
    There weren't any mainstream movies shot on video in the 1980s.

    True (AFAIK), but what's your point?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays


    My point is digital video came out in the early-1990s and there are no cheap shot-on-video feature films from the 80s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,514 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    vriesmays wrote: »
    My point is digital video came out in the early-1990s and there are no cheap shot-on-video feature films from the 80s.

    There were a lot of cheap DIY films shot on camcorder like the aforementioned Violent ****.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays


    Off you go, list of these titles please. The ones that got released in cinemas not the wedding ones.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭ jh79


    vriesmays wrote: »
    Off you go, list of these titles please. The ones that got released in cinemas not the wedding ones.

    They were never intended to be released in the cinema.

    Major studios didn't like VHS but the public did so they filled a gap.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭ jh79


    vriesmays wrote: »
    My point is digital video came out in the early-1990s and there are no cheap shot-on-video feature films from the 80s.

    Not seeing what point you are making.

    There is no difference between a German gore film shot on a camcorder and modern straight to DVD films shot on digital camcorders.

    Are you saying neither are proper movies because they were not shown in the cinema?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,572 ✭✭✭✭ briany


    Shot-on-video meaning recorded on video cassettes with consumer-grade video equipment. Occasionally referred to as 'shot-on-****teo' for the washed-out amateurish look that resulted.

    See 'Tales from the Quadead Zone' as a quintessential example. Or even our own Fatal Deviation. Actually, I'm not sure that one was shot on video, but it does look appropriately shi**y.


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