Video Mania 1990 mail order VHS catalog
Anyone who's been collecting VHS since the mid '80s knows about mail order catalogs. It was the only way to acquire certain titles, especially uncut versions of foreign films, usually dubbed from a master VHS or LaserDisc, if you're lucky. Sometimes the copy you would get would be a few generations removed from the master - with blurring, tape roll, or any other manner of tape distortion. This was all part of collecting/tape trading in those days. For many movies, this "generational distortion" caused a certain grittiness and lack of color saturation, which added a layer of authenticity to these obscure horror films, which they seem to lack when you view a pristine DVD or Blu-ray transfer of the same movie.