Our show celebrates movies that populated video store shelves back in the day but have since fallen out of the mainstream. We’ll be discussing these movies on our own terms and from our own experiences, but also with an eagerness to introduce new movie fans to these titles. In addition to noted scholars in pop culture and film circles, we’ll be inviting on the show other people to share their stories and experiences. We hope to bring on smart people in the podcasting community who can shed new light on these movies and what they bring to the table.
This is also a place of discovery. For us, the video store was a place where one found titles by accident, much like browsing a library and — just as guiltily — judging a movie based on its cover, and were sometimes surprised or let down. But we discovered them, maybe by accident or word of mouth, but certainly not a streaming service’s “Recommended for You” selection. We want to give you that option again.
More importantly, this is a place to remember, to give these movies a fair shake. We see this show as an opportunity to make them relevant to our lives now, our past, or possibly our future. Varicon Video hopes to serve as a community of and for movie lovers who value these films in some small way.