As the movie industry heads the way of the digital download, one of our oldest friends – the VHS tape – is becoming more and more collectible. Some people even get a bit obsessive about their collecting. Such is the case with Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector.
From the Press Release
Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector is a feature-length documentary directed by Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic that sheds light on the growing VHS culture and the community of collectors that still cherish what many refer to as a “dead format.” It is a passion project made by true lovers of the format for not only people who love VHS, but also for people who can remember having to rewind a movie before they could watch it and for people who remember the glorious days of going to the video store each weekend to rent a movie.
It was culled from over 1,000 hours of footage and over 100 interviews with collectors, distributors, and video store owners like Lloyd Kaufman (head of Troma Entertainment), Tony Timpone (former editor of Fangoria), Fred Vogel (director, August Underground), Sam Sherman (horror producer extraordinaire), Zack Carlson (producer American Scream), Mike McPadden (head writer, Mr. Skin), and many, many more.
The film was completely funded through Kickstarter and has been a huge community effort. Directors Levi and Dan run the popular VHS-review site VHShitfest, and the film was produced by Matt Desiderio of Horror Boobs Video and Josh Schafer of Lunchmeat Magazine. Adjust Your Tracking premiered in Los Angeles on April 5th at the Days of the Dead convention, played at Texas Frightmare Weekend, and is currently booking more screenings around the world, including an Adjust Your Tracking VHS Tour in August.
The movie is playing at the 92YTribeca on May 24th in New York City, at PhilaMOCA in Philadelphia on May 25th, and more. All screenings can be found on the Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector website and Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector Facebook page.
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