Video Store, 1987

Video Store 1983-2

This gentleman is Dennis McKinnon, and he’s posing in his video store for a press photo of some sort.

How many movies can we name? At first pass, from top to bottom and left to right (not counting the Star Trek single episodes, and not counting doubles), I’ve got Ordinary People, Sixteen Candles, The Lion in Winter, Raging Bull, Catch-22, Christine, High Plains Drifter, At Close Range, Little Shop of Horrors, 9½ Weeks, Cloak and Dagger, Peggy Sue Got Married, Topaz, Ruthless People, Horror of the Blood Monsters, The Hustler, On Golden Pond, Labyrinth, The Blues Brothers, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Missing, Rocky, Scarface, Revenge of the Nerds, Soul Man, Airplane, The Breakfast Club, Omen III: The Final Conflict, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Maltese Falcon, Dr. No, Children of a Lesser God, Purple Rain, Firewalker, Gotcha, The Howling, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, The Black Stallion, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Back to the Future, Wildcats, Village of the Damned (1960), Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Wisdom, Heartbreak Ridge, Crocodile Dundee.

I can make out a few more in the longer shot below: And Justice For All, Alien, Children of a Lesser God, The Killing Fields, Deathstalker, Jagged Edge, Return of the Living Dead, Buckaroo Banzai, All of Me, Dreamscape, Das Boot, Missing in Action, Logan’s Run.

Video Store 1983

How about some alphabetization, Dennis? Damn.

You’ll see a My Demon Lover poster just above his head. I vaguely recall the movie, starring Scott Valentine (Nick from Family Ties) as a dude who literally turns into a demon when sexually aroused. I fear I may have seen it in the theater.

(Images via Historic Images)

11 Responses to “Video Store, 1987”


  1. 1 Jason August 29, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Is there any organization at all in this mess? He has four copies of One Crazy Summer in there, and no two are even next to each other!

  2. 4 Jason August 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Between Sixteen Candles and Lion in Winter is Westworld. Between On Golden Pond and Labyrinth is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, as well an Conan the Barbarian. Just to the right of Hannah and Her Sisters is The Jerk.

  3. 9 Jason August 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Revenge of the Nerds. Possibly a couple episodes of The Prisoner. 10. Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie. Sleeper.


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