Monday, May 13, 2013

Run And Kill Hong Kong Universe VHS


My very first VHS tape from Hong Kong and what a beauty it is. Billy Tang's category III opus Run And Kill courtesy of the evergreen Hong Kong label Universe. Despite having no real intention of picking up HK tapes, this one sang to me and I simply couldn't resist it's nihilistic charms. For my review of the movie click here.


As can be seen from the pics the condition of the box and sleeve is pretty exceptional, especially considering the case is made of such soft plastic.


Love the Universe logo embossed in the plastic on the inside of the clamshell case, a nice touch.


The tape itself is in perfect condition. The main problem with trying to buy HK tapes is the cost of shipping them, fortunately this one was located in the UK, and I got it with a few others so it wasn't too bad. I have a strong feeling it could end up costing more in the future though as I look for others to join it.

2 comments:

Wes M said...

Yep, it's very nice Mart, a lovely piece of exotica. I used to love the old Palace tapes, with the customized boxes and the great artwork. I think my favourite was the very groovy looking Palace Plan 9 From Outer Space. I was very fond of the old Warner clamshells as well, I love those iconic sleeves for The Exorcist and Enter The Dragon. Ah, VHS I treated you so badly when DVD came along !

A hero never dies said...

Yeah, loved those too Wes. I began clearing my rarer tapes much earlier I'm afraid, they went to collectors in trades for anywhere from 6 to 12 dupes of movies otherwise unavailable. Can't complain too much however, the films I discovered that helped to shape my viewing experiences ever since were priceless. Then laserdisc came along....

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