Tuesday, January 7, 2014

R.I.P. Mike Vraney, founder of SOMETHING WEIRD VIDEO

Mike Vraney was a personal hero of mine. His company "Something Weird Video" released countless legendary movies that were previously unavailable commercially (which, in the  pre-YouTube days, meant they were unavailable, period.)
Mike Vraney, founder of the Seattle-based exploitation boutique home video company Something Weird, has died at the age of 56, following a long struggle with lung cancer. A true friend to underground movie cultists and pop-culture history buffs everywhere, Vraney worked as a teenage projectionist at drive-ins and porno theaters, ran a comic-book store, and managed punk bands before starting Something Weird in 1990, at the apex of the VHS age...
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