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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM - TARA BRADY

VIVA VHS! Triskel, Christchur­ch, Cork Sat 8.15 pm triske­larts­cen­tre.ie/cinema

It’s a de­press­ing thought, but there are le­gions of adult-like peo­ple - and a few ac­tual adults - who don’t re­mem­ber the VHS as a force in home en­ter­tain­ment. Don’t worry, folks. Chris O’Neill, head cinema hon­cho at Triskel Christchur­ch, has had a root through his own col­lec­tion and put to­gether a cel­e­bra­tion of the medium.

Pre­sented by Twisted Cel­lu­loid, Triskel’s cult strand, the pro­gramme fea­tures two col­lec­tions of cheesy trail­ers from the high era of taped en­ter­tain­ment. The fill­ing in the sand­wich is the ’88 cult fea­ture Re­mote Con­trol, in which Kevin Dil­lon plays a video store clerk en­meshed in an alien plot to con­trol our minds. Per­fect!

“I’ve been col­lect­ing movies for al­most 25 years”, O’Neill tells us. “When I was a teenager I rum­maged through old video shops and bar­gain bins search­ing for movies I hadn’t seen or some­time even heard of. Be­fore the in­ter­net, it was the only way to learn about cinema.”

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