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Being Different (1981) - Harry Rasky [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Night of the Living Dead (1968) - George A. Romero [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
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images sourced at Contamination-horror.co.uk

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Video cover artwork was graphic design destined for VHS and Betamax video cassettes. It has been replaced by DVD artwork. [Feb 2006]

Video nasty cover artwork

In the early 1980ís video recorders rapidly became a standard household item.  A new form of mass entertainment was readily available in the form of the (then) unregulated videocassette tape.  The most popular films, apart from pornography, were low budget horror films, many of which were to become known as Video Nasties.  There has been a great deal written about the Video Nasties issue from the point of view of censorship, but very little about the artwork used in the promotion of these videos.  The lifespan of this style of artwork lasted only a few years before government regulation took effect; indeed part of the appeal of the Video Nasties phenomenon lies in the ephemeral nature of these videos and their covers. --Paul Flanagan via http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/contamination/killer_covers.htm [Feb 2005]

Video covers from Contamination

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Communion (1976) - Alfred Sole
Image sourced here.

See also: itsonlyamovie.co.uk Google image gallery hundreds of video cover scans

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