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Title: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: bcipolla on November 15, 2012, 04:51:08 PM
I little while ago, I came into possession of a record that was labeled as the soundtrack to Video Wars. After doing some research, I found out about the movie itself directed by Mario Giampaolo and starring George Diamond. After first getting the record and now reading about the movie, I would really like to get my hands on a copy of it. A VHS copy wound be amazing, but if anyone out there has a digital rip of it, that would be great as well. Any leads would be greatly appreciated! Please get in touch.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: zombie #1 on November 16, 2012, 05:47:04 AM
Imdb has no page for a movie called VIDEO WARS, no record of a director called Mario Giampaolo, and no mention of an actor by the name of George Diamond (there is a George Diamond but he's a sound engineer from the 1930s so clearly not the same guy)

This must be rare!


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: bcipolla on November 16, 2012, 10:08:14 AM
Yeah, there's not much information on it out there. I have links to a few pages that shed some light on it, but I guess since I'm new to the board I don't have permission to post links yet.

Again, any help would be most appreciated!


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: bcipolla on November 16, 2012, 10:10:32 AM
Some more info:

Video Wars
Directed by Mario Giampaolo
Released: 1983 (or 1984)
Starring George Diamond, Dennis Warren, Maria Anna, Michael Harris, Joan Steen, James Thornley, Garry Ross, Hubert Cole, Paul Metzle
Running Time: 73 minutes


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Pacman000 on November 16, 2012, 02:01:02 PM
Here's a review: WARNING! Not Safe For Work:
 http://doomedmoviethon.com/articles/discussiethon_video_wars.htm (http://doomedmoviethon.com/articles/discussiethon_video_wars.htm)


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: bcipolla on November 19, 2012, 10:56:39 AM
Yup, this is one of the pages I came across. Please keep the leads coming! I was told in another forum that there is a rip up on "CG" but I don't know what site they are referring to. Anyone have any ideas?


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on May 14, 2013, 03:08:21 PM
i have a vhs copy.  i bought it at a hole-in-the-wall video rental store many years ago for $5.00.  i would almost trade you for the record; the soundtrack is incredible!


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: TheDope on May 15, 2013, 10:43:12 PM
Damn, ANOTHER movie to find.

Gotta love the VHS cover:

(http://www.vhscollector.com/sites/default/files/vhscovers/Image0148.JPG)

- TGWD


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Gst0395 on May 16, 2013, 10:50:54 AM
This thing doesn't even have an IMDb page? Damn, that is extremely obscure. What is the soundtrack like? Based on what I've read, I bet it's some cheesy Italo Disco.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on May 24, 2013, 11:26:57 AM
This thing doesn't even have an IMDb page? Damn, that is extremely obscure. What is the soundtrack like? Based on what I've read, I bet it's some cheesy Italo Disco.

you're pretty much spot on, and it's incredible.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Vaporman87 on May 25, 2013, 02:43:14 PM
What, pray tell, is the style of the music on this soundtrack.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: JayJayM12 on May 28, 2013, 11:24:53 AM
I was told in another forum that there is a rip up on "CG" but I don't know what site they are referring to. Anyone have any ideas?

cinemageddon.net

Yep, just checked and there is a rip on there...


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on June 07, 2013, 10:05:22 PM
any chance i could get an invite to cg?


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Gst0395 on June 14, 2013, 12:16:21 PM
Someone seriously needs to find a copy of this flick. Interestingly, it is listed on Letterboxd.com with a review made.

http://letterboxd.com/film/video-wars/

I'm also interested in hearing the soundtrack. Is it possible to upload it at all?


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on June 17, 2013, 12:37:25 PM
it truly is an incredible film.  i'll have my vhs copy back in my possession in a couple of months or so.  i'll upload some screenshots ASAP. 


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Gst0395 on June 20, 2013, 03:58:51 PM
it truly is an incredible film.  i'll have my vhs copy back in my possession in a couple of months or so.  i'll upload some screenshots ASAP. 
You can already find some screenshots on a link posted here. What I want to see is the real deal, considering how incredibly obscure it is. You'd think Something Weird Video had gotten a hold of it at some point.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: vomitparty on June 25, 2013, 10:59:24 PM
dudes... i think my uncle might have directed this.  ill do some digging and see what i can come up with


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: vomitparty on June 30, 2013, 07:58:47 PM
So I confirmed with my family that it was indeed my uncle who directed "video wars".  I have a rip of the film and the soundtrack on vinyl.  I'm going to work on getting both up on YouTube or Vimeo.  Ill post the links here in the thread.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on July 01, 2013, 11:43:46 AM

You can already find some screenshots on a link posted here. What I want to see is the real deal, considering how incredibly obscure it is. You'd think Something Weird Video had gotten a hold of it at some point.
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Sorry, I wasn't sure what the policy here is about posting links to ripped movies.  If the director's relative doesn't sort something out, I will.

So I confirmed with my family that it was indeed my uncle who directed "video wars".  I have a rip of the film and the soundtrack on vinyl.  I'm going to work on getting both up on YouTube or Vimeo.  Ill post the links here in the thread.

That's incredible!  It is seriously one of my favorite movies ever.  I would love to hear what his inspiration/thought process was in making the film.  REALLY looking forward to getting the soundtrack. 


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: vomitparty on July 01, 2013, 04:24:02 PM

That's incredible!  It is seriously one of my favorite movies ever.  I would love to hear what his inspiration/thought process was in making the film.  REALLY looking forward to getting the soundtrack. 


unfortunately he passed away in 2007 :(   he definitely was a pretty interesting person.  i dont think he directed any other movies but i remember him working on scripts.  i know he did a documentary called India: Love And Devotion.  there is some info about that on the web. 

working on trying to find someone to rip the vinyl.  at the very least ill do it myself


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on July 01, 2013, 05:44:06 PM

That's incredible!  It is seriously one of my favorite movies ever.  I would love to hear what his inspiration/thought process was in making the film.  REALLY looking forward to getting the soundtrack. 


unfortunately he passed away in 2007 :(   he definitely was a pretty interesting person.  i dont think he directed any other movies but i remember him working on scripts.  i know he did a documentary called India: Love And Devotion.  there is some info about that on the web. 

working on trying to find someone to rip the vinyl.  at the very least ill do it myself

My condolences. 


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Pacman000 on July 03, 2013, 05:42:15 PM
My this thread just gets more and more interesting!

Sorry about your uncle. :bluesad:


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: JayJayM12 on July 05, 2013, 10:17:27 PM
I don't have any invites at the moment, but I'll try to download it from CG this weekend and get it up somewhere for you guys...


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on November 01, 2013, 10:59:52 PM
I'm ripping my VHS copy now, and will post a link when it's done and uploaded.  No promise as to the quality of the rip though; my recording equipment is pretty shoddy.  Apologies in advance.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: zelmo73 on November 02, 2013, 01:32:19 AM
I could have sworn that I saw a review of the movie on HorrorNews.net. They recently updated their website and screwed up the links to their movie reviews though. I did a search just now and couldn't find it, or just didn't look hard enough. I'm pretty sure that's where I saw it though.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Gst0395 on November 10, 2013, 07:12:34 PM
I'm ripping my VHS copy now, and will post a link when it's done and uploaded.  No promise as to the quality of the rip though; my recording equipment is pretty shoddy.  Apologies in advance.
This should be interesting. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: JPickettIII on November 17, 2013, 10:08:47 PM
Here's a review: WARNING! Not Safe For Work:
 [url]http://doomedmoviethon.com/articles/discussiethon_video_wars.htm[/url] ([url]http://doomedmoviethon.com/articles/discussiethon_video_wars.htm[/url])


Thanks for the link for the movie.  I will have to find this one.   :cheers:


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Gst0395 on December 12, 2013, 05:41:32 PM
Has this thing been uploaded yet? I'd like to see what it's like based on it's extreme obscurity.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on December 14, 2013, 05:21:59 AM
I've just witnessed the inner cogs of the web B-community turning within this whole topic. This is awesome! :thumbup::teddyr:


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: zelmo73 on December 14, 2013, 07:55:44 PM
I could have sworn that I saw a review of the movie on HorrorNews.net. They recently updated their website and screwed up the links to their movie reviews though. I did a search just now and couldn't find it, or just didn't look hard enough. I'm pretty sure that's where I saw it though.

I was mistaken. They have a Video Nasties movie review up there. But nothing on Video Wars (1983).


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on January 10, 2014, 05:27:46 PM
Has this thing been uploaded yet? I'd like to see what it's like based on it's extreme obscurity.

i've ripped my vhs copy, and will work on uploading it this week.  quality is fairly meh, apologies in advance.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Gst0395 on January 10, 2014, 07:53:38 PM
Oh yeah, this should be fun. Not surprised about the video quality, considering the extreme rarity of this flick. On one note, someone has created an IMDb page for this obscurity.

Mostly, I'm looking forward to hearing the music.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: ivanproton on April 19, 2014, 12:45:32 AM
Wrightmonger - This is my most wanted movie! What would it take for me to purchase or trade that VHS from you? Please let me know, and thanks!
- Zack


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Derelict Coin-op on April 19, 2014, 11:10:26 PM
Well this sure has gotten interesting. My curiosity has been peaked,I hope they get this uploaded soon. Looking forward. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Gst0395 on July 04, 2014, 06:24:07 PM
Some will be happy to know a film festival trailer advertising this obscurity (billed as a "Philly-shot classic") has been spotted on YouTube. Pure retro cheese, love it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDl0oTgbXOs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDl0oTgbXOs)

Still, a copy of the full film still has yet to show up.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on September 01, 2014, 04:56:53 PM
Sorry to keep everyone hanging; life got kind of crazy for a while.  I'm uploading now, will post the link as soon as it's done.


ivanproton - sorry, my copy isn't for sale.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on September 01, 2014, 07:17:55 PM
I've got it uploaded, but apparently I'm not allowed to post links? 


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on September 02, 2014, 10:37:00 PM
Hmm, apparently you have to make 11 posts to be able to post links, so here's #11...


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on September 02, 2014, 10:37:38 PM
And for post #12, I give you:

[url http="http://www.mediafire.com/download/2946u7f1d7cb4vr/video_wars.zip"]Video Wars[/url]


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: Gst0395 on December 01, 2014, 08:36:43 PM
So you actually got it up finally? Good work, should be an interesting curiosity piece.


Title: Re: Video Wars (1983)
Post by: wrightmonger on March 07, 2015, 10:56:23 AM
Anyone have a watch of this yet?