Charles Band, who currently runs Full Moon Features, started Wizard Video in 1980 and was a pioneer in the early days of the home video market. He specialized in horror flicks, and was responsible for first bringing titles like Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I Spit on Your Grave to the home market.
During a recent warehouse cleaning, Band discovered a treasure trove of original, mint-condition VHS boxes. These are not the typical cardboard slipcovers most people think about when they think of VHS boxes (those of us old enough to remember VHS.) These are oversized boxes - some cardboard, some plastic clamshell boxes - that had a brief run in the early 1980s before everyone moved to the cheaper, smaller cardboard sleeves.
Band is now releasing these original cases with authentic VHS reproductions of the movies inside. Rolling out four a month for the next nine months, some of the films haven't been available in any form for decades. Each film is limited to just a few hundred copies, with numbered spines and covers signed by Band. The first wave of videos is available now for $50 each.
Band also discovered original cases for Atari 2600 video games Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween; releases for these planned for later in the year.
The full lineup is as follows. For more info and to purchase, visit WizardVideoCollection.com
RETURN OF THE ZOMBIES
OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES
A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD
I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
THE SCREAMING DEAD
BEST OF SEX & VIOLENCE
THE INVISIBLE DEAD
THE MISS NUDE AMERICA CONTEST