❉ New Book about Controversial Video Nasty Distributor VIPCO to be published in November.
Book Publisher Bennion Kearny is delighted to announce the publication of Video Nasty Mayhem: The Inside Story of VIPCO – a book by James Simpson, which covers the history of British-based VHS and DVD label VIPCO, and its polarizing owner Michael Lee.
“I was a bit of a naughty boy!” Michael Lee, VIPCO founder
VIPCO was the poster child of video nasty distributors, in Britain, in the 1980s and 1990s. Founded and run by Michael Lee – Mike to his friends – this small independent video distributor would swiftly grow into a money-making machine and generate provocative headlines for its controversial films. They included Cannibal Ferox, The Driller Killer, and Zombie Flesh Eaters.
In this wide-ranging history, complete with colour images of video sleeves and other VIPCO-related material, James Simpson – a horror writer and film critic – explores the history of this once notorious company, as well as revealing never-before-known reasons for VIPCO’s closure and what happened to its charismatic owner Mike. Complete with reviews of many of the firm’s biggest selling films, and interviews with former colleagues and rivals, Video Nasty Mayhem raids the horror vault of this former British horror video powerhouse.
❉ ‘Video Nasty Mayhem: The Inside Story of VIPCO’: Publication date November 18th, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1911121701 | 180 pages | Print and eBook formats will be available: https://www.bennionkearny.com/vipco
❉ News source: Bennion Kearny is a UK-based international publishing house.
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