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The Perfectionist's Guide To Fantastic Video
Fantasy, Classic Monsters, Horror, Sci-Fi Bimonthly Magazine from Cincinnati ,United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1990-2017
- Fantastic cinema is the top priority but no genre is neglected.
- At the beginning there was Tim's column in Video Times and Gorezone and then in 1990 he started publishing VW.
- More details than any other edition is what characterizes VW. Usually there is a cover story with exclusive interviews and a lot of reviews.
In color, small size (A5), 80 pages magazine without any ads but with plenty to read.
- Published by Tim and Donna Lucas (Eds.)
- Website: www.videowatchdog.com

Last updated:
20 September 2021
(see recent updates)
Special thanks for this page goes to:
Scott Matheson
Garry Malvern

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CONTENTS: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 All GALLERIES: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 All

Issue 54
November/December 1999
Watchdog news: Eurocine comes to DVD; Retitlings.
Video Tapevine: The Black Hole, The Car, The Cat And The Canary (1977), A Challenge for Robin Hood, Contraband, They Made Me A Fugitive, Fallen Angels, Flesh And Horror: The Hammer Heritage of Horror, The New York Ripper, Score, The Shanghai Gesture, Trilogy of Terror.
Ressurecting Romero: Walter Marcus reviews five new George A. Romero releases from Anchor Bay Entertainment: Season of the Witch, The Crazies, Dawn of the Dead-The Theatrical Cut, Day Of The Dead, and John Russos's "30th Anniversary Edition" of Night of the Living Dead.
Andy Milligan: Horror's unwanted weirdo, Part 3: The third and final installment of Tim Lucas' retrospective - this time covering Legacy of Horror, Carnage, The Weirdo and his final, unreleased films!
How to make an Andy Milligan movie: For those of you who can't have enough Andy handy, Milligan alumnus Hal Borske weighs in with the inside scoop of how his movies were made.
Discs : Babe: Pig in the City, The Black Hole, Brain Damage, Cat in the Brain, Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Black Christmas, The Devil's Rain, Fantastic Planet, In Dreams, In Search Of Dracula, The Last Starfighter, The Mummy, Naked Killer, Shock Corridor, The Naked Kiss, Space Truckers, Terror is a Man, Working With Orson Welles.
Biblio Watchdog: Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci, Blood & Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies, Cannibal Holocaust and the Savage Cinema of Ruggero Deodato, I Colori Del Buio: Il Cinema Thrilling Italiano dal 1930 al 1979, Italian Horror Films of the 1960s, Spaghetti Nightmares.

Issue 53
September/October 1999
Watchdog news: Frankenstein - Alive on DVD!
Video Tapevine: The Avengers '67 Set 2 & 3, The Brute Man, City Hunter, Project A II, The Great Rupert, Incubus, The Swinging Cheerleaders, Ebony, Ivory & Jade, Unknown Island.
Dark God Rising... Laslie Stevens' Incubus: Outer Limits authority David J. Schow profiles the long-lost, newly-recovered final production of Daystar: Incubus - an expressionistic horror film, spoken entirely in Esperanto, starring William Shatner.
Raising the Incubus: Tom Weaver interviews Incubus producer Anthony M. Taylor about the production, loss and restoration of his film, as well as the "curse" overhanging its cast.
Andy Milligan: Horror's unwanted weirdo: In Part 2 of this retrospective, Tim Lucas covers the films of Milligan's most notorious era, including Torture Dungeon, Bloodthirsty Butchers, The Man With Two Heads, The Rats are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here, The Body Beneath, Guru The Mad Monk, Fleshpot On 42nd Street, and Blood.
Discs : The Alien Legacy, Battlestar Galactica, Blacksnake, The Boogey Man, The Devonsville Terror, The Devil Rides Out, The Faculty, Gods And Monsters, Jackie Chan: My Story, Jackie Chan: My Stunts, Who Am I?, Man Wanted, Monty Python's Life Of Brian, Mr. Nice Guy, Night Of The Hunted, 1941, Psycho, Russ Meyer's Up!, Cherry, Harry & Raquel, Wicked City.
Biblio Watchdog: Saucer Movies, A UFOlogical History of the Cinema, BFI's The Bride Of Frankenstein, BFI's Blade Runner.

Issue 52
July/August 1999
Watchdog news: The Prisoner & Twilight Zone: Series worth savoring on disc.
Video Tapevine: Arrival II, Beast Cops, Conspirators of Pleasure, Daimajin, The Damned, Mr. Klein, Misa the Dark Angel: Eko Eko Azarak, Quatermass 2, Reborn from Hell: Samurai Armageddon, The Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms, Sexus, Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Fire, Some Nudity Required, X the Unknown.
Oliver Reed: Farewell to the brooding star of classic films by Terence Fisher, Joseph Losey, Michael Winner, Ken Russell, Richard Lester, David Cronenberg, Nicolas Roeg, Stuart Gordon, Terry Gilliam and Ridley Scott.
Andy Milligan: An epic investigation into the life and career of the man behind the such misfits horrors as Torture Dungeon, The Ghastly Ones and Bloodthirsty Butchers.
Discs : Armageddon, The Apocalypse, The Black Scorpion, The Giant Behemoth, Chushingura, Cube, Flowers and Serpents, Forbidden City Cop, Inseminoid, Jack Frost, Mighty Joe Young, Night Train to Terror, Once Upon a Time to China, Raped by an Angel 4: The Rapist's Union, Street Trash, Zeram.
Biblio Watchdog: Drums of Terror: Voodoo in the Cinema, Hollywood's Maddest Doctors, Greasepaint and Gore.

Issue 51
May/June 1999
Watchdog news: New Warner Home Video laserdisc releases, The Curse Of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. Plus Argento on DVD.
Video Tapevine: The Blind Swordsman Meets His Equal, Bloodlust-The Vampire Of Nuremberg, Enter The Fat Dragon, Giant From The Unknown, Gammera the Invisible, Giant Monster Gamera, The Girl Getters, Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla, Godzilla vs Destoroyah, Mad Monster Party?, Magnificent Butcher, Nosferatu The Vampire, Terror 2000, Vampire Ecstasy, Les Vampires, Variety, Zero Woman.
Stanley Kubrick: Beyond the Infinite: Photographer, director, recluse and visionary, Stanley Kubrick will long be remembered as one of the major practitioners of the fantastic cinema!
Discs of Steel: Reviews of several recend LD and DVD releases spotlighting the classic DC Comics character Superman - in live action and classic Fleischer Studio animation.
Discs : The Avengers, Babylon 5-The Gathering, Babylon 5-In The Beggining, Blade, Doc Savage-The Man Of Bronze, The Exorcist, From Beyond The Grave, Funny Games, Halloween I, II, III, H20, Nosferatu The Vampire, Operation Condor 2-The Armor Of The Gods, Police Story, Police Story 2, Police Story 3-Supercop, The Trip, Vampires, The X-Files.
Biblio Watchdog: Rod Serling's Night Gallery, The Art of the Nasty.

Issue 50
March/April 1999
Watchdog news: The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Darren Gross asks 'what's new?' about the Fox Network's recent expanded broadcast of Steven Spielberg's film; Gojira VCD.
Primal screams: The VW critics review their formative years.
Behind the scenes at VW: Donna Lucas introduces you to the people who bring you VW.
The Lon Chaney Collection: Michael F. Blake discusses the three films included in MGM Home Entertainment's new laser disc collection: He Who Gets Slapped, The Unholy Three (1925) and The Unknown!
Video Tapevine: The Blue Gardenia, Dangerous Seductress, Dreadnaught, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, The Hungry Snake Woman, Krzysztof Kieslowski: I 'm So So, Lurker In The Lobby: The Best Of The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Vol I, Mister Drake's Duck, Nasty Hunter (aka Lady Terminator), La Notti Della Violenta (Nights of Violence), Project Grizzly, Seeds of Evil, Sure Death, Sure Death II-Brown You Bounder.
Tapes From the Attic: Hands Of The Ripper, Trick Or Treats.
Discs : Ashes Of Time, Basket Case, Frankenhooker, The Bat Whispers/The Bat, City On Fire, Demons, Demons 2, The Game, Marat/Sade, Peking Opera Blues, Performance, Phenomena, Pi, Picnic At Hanging Rock, Small Soldiers, United Artists Horror Classics Vol 1: I Bury The Living, The Return Of Dracula, The Four Skulls Of Jonathan Drake, The Manster, The Ungly.
Biblio Watchdog: Cine East-Hong Kong Cinema Through the Looking Glass, Performance (BFI Publishing).

Issue 49
January/February 1999
Watchdog news: Reborn on DVD: Kiss of the Vampire, The Night Stalker/The Night Strangler, Mahler, Tombs of the Blind Dead/Return of the Blind Dead, Zombie, Robocop, Army of Darkness and more.
Video Tapevine: The Beast Of Yucca Flats, The Best Of Bruno Bozzeto, Bleeders, The Bloodsucker Leads The Dance, CY Warrior: Special Combat Uniy, Robowar, Encounter Of The Spooky Kind, The Evil Dead, The Frightened Woman, The Glass Cage, Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer, Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer 2: Mask Of Sanity, Samurai Assassin, Incident At Blood Pass, The Seventh Curse, Tales From the Crypt, Viva Erotica.
Tapes From the Attic: Face Of The Screaming Werewolf, Marianna.
Raptus: The making of The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock: Alan Y. Upchurch (with Tim Lucas and Luigi Boscaino) chronicles the making of Riccardo Freda's 1962 terror classic through the verbal testimony of its cast and crew - Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Harriet White Medin, Silvano Tranquilli and others.
Some like it cold: The strange case of two Dr. Hitchcocks: Tim Lucas compares the British and American versions of Freda's film! Which most resembles the ''director's cut'' - The Terror of Dr. Hitchcock or The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock?
Laser/DVD : The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, Bullet In The Head, The Killer, Hard Boiled, Once A Thief, Dark City, Document Of The Dead, Godzilla, Jacob's Ladder: Special Edition, O Lucky Man, Phantasm: Oblivion, Q The Winged Serpent, A Simple Wish, Species II, Tenebre.
Biblio Watchdog: BFI Modern Classics: The Exorcist by Mark Kermode, A Critical Guide To Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke, Psychos! Sickos! Sequels! Horror Films Of The 1980s by John Stell.

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