03 September 2012

Rebel High

Canada - 1987
Director - Harry Jakobs
Academy Entertainment, 1988, VHS
Run Time - 1 hour, 32 minutes

A number of years ago I bought this tape for a few bucks. Anticipating much revelry and low budget entertainment, I was not disappointed until about 30 minutes in when the picture went staticky then black. The audio kept playing just fine, I could hear all the bad jokes and sight gags still pluggin' away. But the nature of most physical humor and prop-comedy, especially when it's bad, is that it needs to be seen. No dice. I still haven't found a VCR that will play this tape. Plus, somebody cut the box to fit a clamshell, that just adds insult to injury.

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