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The Exhibitors Strike Back: Multiplexes, Video and the Rise of Home Cinema

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the cinema of the 1980s, which saw not only the stabilisation of audience numbers, but also the creation of new audiences. One of the main reasons for this was the emergence of ... More


Panorams, Motels, and Pirates: The Origins of Adult Video

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter one examines the early history of adult video from a variety of technological, cultural, and industrial perspectives beginning with the Panoram, a device invented in the 1940s and completely ... More


Carnivalesque Pleasure:: The Audio-visual Market and the Consumption of Television Drama

Rong Cai

in TV Drama in China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099401
eISBN:
9789882207646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter discusses China's home-video market for TV drama. It examines what happens when TV dramas are consumed on DVD, focusing on the ideological and commercial significance of the DVD market ... More


Smaller Than Life: Adult Video, Pleasure, and Control

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction offers an overview of relevant literature, a brief trajectory of the history of pornography before the video era, and an analysis of why the topic has not received much attention. ... More


Adult Video News: Selling XXX without the Sex

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter two explores the creation in 1983 of Adult Video News (AVN), a newsletter initially aimed at the public but gradually transformed into an industry trade journal in the vein of Variety or ... More


Saving the Family: Video Rental Stores and the Toxicity of Pornography

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The final chapter examines traditional forms of regulation, focusing on the community protests, anti-pornography feminist movements, national efforts by conservative groups, and other attempts to ... More


“Picture a Coalition”: Community Caregiving and the Politics of HIV/AIDS at Home

Stephen Vider

in The Queerness of Home: Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Domesticity after World War II

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226808192
eISBN:
9780226808222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226808222.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic has largely played out in people’s homes, yet this domestic history of HIV/AIDS has been overlooked in academic and popular histories. This chapter reevaluates ... More


Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Peter Alilunas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Smutty Little Movies traces the adult film industry’s transition from celluloid to home video beginning in the late 1970s alongside an examination of the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, ... More


The DVD Revolution and the Horror Film, Take One: From Trash to Art to Collectable

Mark Bernard

in Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how DVD has changed attitudes towards horror films and the types of horror films that can be widely distributed. More specifically, it considers how DVDs — with their ‘Special ... More


The DVD Revolution and the Horror Film, Take Two: Rise of the ‘Unrated’

Mark Bernard

in Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how DVD led to the mainstreaming of once marginal ‘Unrated’ horror films. It looks at the emergence of the Splat Pack films after an industrial change in ratings policy. During ... More


Naked Ladies and Ice Cream Bars

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this prologue, I describe my own background in relation to this topic, particularly important given my religious family upbringing describe the book’s guiding questions, and set the stage for the ... More


The Means of Production: Vivid Video and Femme Productions

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter three contrasts a pair of case studies involving the challenges faced by the women whose performances helped build the adult video industry, and particularly the significance of the means of ... More


Introduction

David Church

in Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video and Exploitation Film Fandom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748699100
eISBN:
9781474408578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699100.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nostalgia grounds the subcultural ideologies and capitals that can unite and divide fans from each other as the shape of contemporary fandom grows more mobile and diffuse. Much as nostalgia allows ... More


Renegotiating Circulation: Retrospectives and DVD Releases

Nuno Barradas Jorge

in ReFocus: The Films of Pedro Costa: Producing and Consuming Contemporary Art Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474444538
eISBN:
9781474481106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444538.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 6 examines Pedro Costa’s effort to expand the circulation of his films outside the international film festival and arthouse circuits by looking into production and distribution practices ... More


DV-made Tibet: Domestic Videos, Elite Films, and the Work of Pema Tseden

Robert Barnett

in DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846817
eISBN:
9780824868116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846817.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Media and culture in Tibet had already been radically transformed by cheap cassette technology a decade or more before digital equipment spread rapidly there in the early years of the new century. ... More


Evil Spawn or Good Business? New Line Cinema, Critters, and Film Franchising at the Margins

Daniel Herbert

in The Franchise Era: Managing Media in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474419222
eISBN:
9781474464802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419222.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Daniel Herbert presents a historical examination of New Line Cinema’s Critters (1986-Present) franchise. The essay looks at the role that home video early on played in the development of media ... More


Introduction

Darren Arnold

in The Devils

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325758
eISBN:
9781800342415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325758.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Ken Russell's The Devils (1973). The 1970s proved to be a prolific period for Russell, but the decade closed with both the advent of home video and ... More


Introduction: “Snakes and Funerals”

Harper Cossar

in Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126517
eISBN:
9780813135618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126517.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the differences between Academy ratio and widescreen films through selected case studies. The underlying assumption is that widescreen's aesthetic history can be examined as ... More


Versions and Censorship

Darren Arnold

in The Devils

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325758
eISBN:
9781800342415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325758.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the censorship travails of Ken Russell's The Devils (1973) and the various versions of the film which have appeared on both big and small screens. The Devils is a film which, in ... More


Limousines and Legacies

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The epilogue examines On the Prowl, the 1989 film directed by veteran performer Jamie Gillis. Ushering in the “gonzo” genre, which de-valued narrative and familiar aesthetics for a raw and ... More


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