Video Store Night

January 2016 was Video Store Night at The Duke, everything we played on the evening had physically come from an actual video store from one time or another. We’d been putting the night together for so long and it was so much fun to share it with everyone there.


If you couldn’t join us on the night then now, thanks to to power of YouTube, you can experience Video Store Night in your own home! We’ve transferred and uploaded a selection of the highlights from the night just for you, take a look below to see what sort of oddities we revealed on the night…

The night started with a super rare Umatic trailer tape that we’d had transferred just for the night, the tape had originated from the Houston, Texas video store Audio/Video Plus.

Next up was this super rare Betmax demonstration tape that again we’d had transferred just for the evening, it’s great weird watch, but of all the things why did they start the tape with bullfighting?

This was a real highlight from the night, a CBS FOX Video Store training tape, giving you ideas on now to run your shop. Our good friend and industry inside The Raygun managed to track down the people involved in this video and gives us the inside story behind it right here.




We sampled a collection of trailer tapes as well through the night, above are 3 of the highlights, doesn’t the one for New York Nights make it look incredible?

Here’s another two dealer only tapes unseen for decades, neither as much fun as the CBS FOX one but both were still great to see. We played a bunch of other stuff on the night, but these were the most interesting ones, unless you include the accidental home made porn we found on two of the older tapes…