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VIDEO WATCHDOG
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:
10 March 2018

Recent updates


Special thanks for this page goes to:
Scott Matheson
Garry Malvern

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Issue 159
November/December 2010
Ted Rusoff
Il Mostro della Fona Roma
Any fan of Italian horror and exploitation knows the voices, if not the names, of Ted Rusoff and his late wife Carolynn de Fonseca. In this historic interview, John Charles chronicles a major player's career on soundtrack and onscreen, along with his reminiscences of his colleagues in dubbing!
Video WatchBlog
Peter Fernandez on Titra Sound Corporation
Tim Lucas interviews the late actor, voice artist and director about his experiences working for New York's leading dubbing company over a thirty year period!
DVD Spotlight
Kim Newman reviews Sony's ICONS OF SUSPENSE, collecting a half-dozen new-to-video thrillers from Hammer Films, including THESE ARE THE DAMNED, CASH ON DEMAND and NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER!
DVD reviews, including...
THE BUSHWHACKER, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, DARK CITY, DEAD & BURIED, DEATH JOURNEY, DINNER WITH A VAMPIRE, THE ECLIPSE, THE MACHINIST, MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS, NEW YORK CONFIDENTIAL, THE PIED PIPER, RACING FEVER, SITA SINGS THE BLUES, TERROR CIRCUS, TETRO, WALTZ WITH BASHIR
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on Leni Riefenstahl's THE BLUE LIGHT.
AVI Watchdog
John Charles on the Italian war films BATTLE OF THE COMMANDOS, DIRTY HEROES, COMMANDO ATTACK, THE LEGION OF NO RETURN and A PLACE IN HELL.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on INCEPTION, THE SIGNAL and THEATER OF BLOOD.
Biblio Watchdog
Anthony Ambrogio reviews Reynold Humphries' THE HOLLYWOOD HORROR FILM, 1931-1941, and Brett Taylor reviews CALIGULA AND THE FIGHT FOR ARTISTIC FREEDOM by William Hawes.


Issue 158
September/October 2010
Close Encounters with THE ASTOUNDING SHE MONSTER
Tim Lucas chronicles his life-long love affair with the sexiest movie poster of all time!
And the latest round of DVD reviews, including...
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON: FULL MOON EDITION
THE COLLECTOR
COPKILLERS
CRACK IN THE WORLD
DEATH CURSE OF TARTU
THE DIRTY GAME
DRAG ME TO HELL
GIRLY
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEIRD
GOODBYE GEMINI
GORILLA AT LARGE
HALLOWEEN II ~ UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
IT CAME FROM KUCHAR
MISS MEND
MYSTERY ON MONSTER ISLAND
ORPHAN
PANDORUM
PEACOCK
SAW VI: UNRATED
STING OF DEATH
TAXIDERMIA
VAMPYRES (Blu-ray) R
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbellrides out on the horror western THE BURROWERS!
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter peruses the life of Michael Mann's MANHUNTER on vinyl and compact disc.
Biblio Watchdog
Reviews of two "new and revised editions" of classic texts: Bill Warren's KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties--The 21st Century Edition, and Maitland McDonagh's BROKEN MIRRORS/BROKEN MINDS: THE DARK DREAMS OF DARIO ARGENTO.
Things From the Attic
Tim Lucas reviews Charter Entertainment's long-OOP VHS release ROAD TO SALINA, starring Mimsey Farmer and Rita Hayworth!


Issue 157
July/August 2010
Reviewed in this issue:
Frank Henenlotter's BAD BIOLOGY
Werner Herzog's THE BAD LIEUTENANT PORT OF CALL: NEW ORLEANS
The Roger Corman-produced THE BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES
Juliet Mills possessed by the Devil in BEYOND THE DOOR
THE FINAL DESTINATION
More silent shorts found in GEORGES MeLIES ENCORE: NEW DISCOVERIES
Romy Schneider scintillates in HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT'S INFERNO
Charles Laughton as Inspector Maigret in THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER
Jess Franco's latest madness PAULA-PAULA
AIP turkey THE PHANTOM FROM 10,000 LEAGUES
George A. Romero's latest zombiefest SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD
Gay culture documentaries THAT MAN: PETER BERLIN and WRANGLER: ANATOMY OF AN ICON
Oliver Reed and Geraldine Chaplin face a sterile future in Z.P.G. (ZERO POPULATION GROWTH)
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on the Turkish spy film ALTIN COCUK!
AVI Watchdog
John Charles reviews three Paul Naschy rarities!!
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on JERRY COTTON: FBI'S TOP MAN, THE SPAGHETTI EPIC and ERASER!
Plus...
Tim Lucas looks back on 20 years of VIDEO WATCHDOG!
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Michael Barrett, Shane M. Dallmann, David Kalat, Kim Newman, Eric Somer, Sam & Rebecca Umland.


Issue 156
May/June 2010
THE BLU PLANET: Return to Ape City in High Resolution
Bill Cooke takes the occasion of the Blu-ray exclusive PLANET OF THE APES: 40-YEAR EVOLUTION to look affectionately back at one of the most beloved and humanistic science fiction film series of all time!
The Rising of THE SUBMERSION OF JAPAN
David Kalat explains how Toho's 1970s disaster epic THE SUBMERSION OF JAPAN changed the rules for all Japanese sci-fi to follow, including its 2006 remake THE SINKING OF JAPAN and its parody THE WORLD SINKS EXCEPT JAPAN!
DVD Spotlight: KARLOFF & LUGOSI HORROR CLASSICS
Bill Cooke reviews KARLOFF & LUGOSI HORROR CLASSICS, a two-disc set collecting THE WALKING DEAD, FRANKENSTEIN 1970, YOU'LL FIND OUT and ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY!
Also Reviews of...
AUGUST RUSH, BAD BOY BUBBY, COLD SOULS, Jose Benazeraf's Le Concerto de la Peur and Bob Cresse-reworked US version NIGHT OF LUST, The Czech horror film THE CREMATOR, FANTASTIC MR. FOX, DEAD SNOW, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, TWILIGHT'S Robert Pattison in THE HAUNTED AIRMAN (based on Dennis Wheatley's THE HAUNTING OF TOBY JUGG), The Turkish giallo Kadin Dusmani, MAN OF VIOLENCE, MOON, Prix de Beaute starring Louise Brooks, SCROOGE, STAR MAIDENS, THE TERMINAL MAN, TWO BEFORE ZERO, THE UNINVITED (remake of the Korean horror sleeper A TALE OF TWO SISTERS), YOU THE LIVING.
Plus...
Video WatchBlog: Tim Lucas reminisces about growing up with PLANET OF THE APES and the rise of the downbeat ending.
AVI Watchdog: Brad Stevens on John Huston's elusive 1970 film, THE KREMLIN LETTER.
Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on Michelangelo Antonioni's directorial debut STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR.
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews the recent soundtrack releases of PANIC IN THE YEAR ZERO, THE ROAD, WHITE LUNAR, RED CLIFF, NATE AND HAYES and TREASURE PILE.
Biblio Watchdog: J. Todd Kingrea and Brett Taylor review David Flint's ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST: HOW THE LIVING DEAD DEVOURED POP CULTURE and Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan's JOHN LANDIS.


Issue 155
March/April 2010
It's Not Too Late
VIRUS vs. DAY OF RESURRECTION
VW returns to its roots with a meticulous comparison of three different versions of Kinji Fukasaku's 1980 apocalypse epic
- "the best B-movie in the whole world," sez David Kalat!
DVD Spotlight: UNIVERSAL CULT HORROR COLLECTION
Kim Newman reviews TCM'S not-sold-in-stores box set, comprised of such Golden Age collectables as MURDERS IN THE ZOO, HOUSE OF HORRORS, THE MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET, THE MAD GHOUL and THE STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR RX!
Also Reviews of...
ALL THE RIGHT NOISES, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE VERY FIRST ALVIN SHOW, CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE, FANEX FILES: SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF, FANTOMAS, FEAR(S) OF THE DARK, FORCE OF IMPULSE, HONEYMOON OF HORROR, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: ULTIMATE EDITION, THE INUGAMI FAMILY, LATE BLOOMER, MONSTER X STRIKES BACK: ATTACK THE G-8 SUMMIT, PHANTASM II, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, SAUNA, THE STEPFATHER, STUDIO ONE ANTHOLOGY, TELL NO ONE, THE WARRIOR
Plus...
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on Cellat!
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on THE EROTIC & PAINFUL OBSESSIONS OF JESS FRANCO!
Biblio Watchdog
Reviews of Alex Cox's X FILMS: True Confessions of A Radical Filmmaker, and Gregory Lamberson's CHEAP SCARES! Low Budget Filmmakers Share Their Secrets!
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Michael Barrett, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, Charlie Largent, Tim Lucas, Eric Somer, and Brett Taylor.


Issue 154
January/February 2010
THE AVENGERS
With the help of Optimum Entertainment's new box set import, Kim Newman explores Britain's most enduring TV spy franchise, beginning with the surviving episodes of Season 1 and the complete Season 2, in the order they were taped!
DVD Spotlight: MATT HELM LOUNGE
Kim Newman reviews Sony's MATT HELM LOUNGE, a box set collecting the four films based on Donald Hamilton's spy hero, starring Dean Martin: THE SILENCERS, MURDERERS' ROW, THE AMBUSHERS and THE WRECKING CREW!
Also Reviews of...
3 SECONDS BEFORE EXPLOSION
THE BEAST IN SPACE: UNRATED VERSION
BOLLYWOOD HORROR COLLECTION VOLS 2 & 3
DANTE'S INFERNO
DEAD OF NIGHT
DETECTIVE BUREAU 2-3: GO TO HELL BASTARDS!
EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR 3
FIVE
GOTH KILL
THE GRUDGE 3
HEROSTRATUS
LOVE GODDESSES OF BLOOD ISLAND
NATURE'S GRAVE
RIPLEY UNDER GROUND
STARLET
DIE TEuFELSWOLKE VON MONTVILLE
TOKYO!
TREASURES IV: AMERICAN FILM AVANT GARDE 1947-1986
Plus...
Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on EDEN LAKE!
AVI Watchdog: Brad Stevens covers Bob Dylan's RENALDO AND CLARA!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold on CD, RESIDENT EVIL 5 and more!
Biblio Watchdog: Reviews of HORROR CINEMA, CALIGARI'S HEIRS: The German Cinema of Fear After 1945 and Bruce G. Hallenbeck's COMEDY-HORROR FILMS: A Chronological History, 1914-2008.
Video WatchBlog: Just when we think we've seen everything, guest blogger David Kalat turns up IL RAGGI MORTALI DEL DR. MABUSE, an Italian cut of THE DEATH RAY MIRROR OF DR. MABUSE that adds a number of never-before-seen sequences and qualifies as a substantially more entertaining picture!
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Anthony Ambrogio, Michael Barrett, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol, Tim Lucas, Richard Harland Smith, Eric Somer, and Brett Taylor.

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