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Significance of interviewees:

"Store Owner JIM OLENSKI" -- Owner of Thomas Video, considered by many to be the first-ever video store.

"Netflix founder MITCH LOWE" -- Created the Video Droid vending machine in the '80s, later founded Netflix, then became the CEO of Redbox

"Publisher JIM LOWE" -- Published and edited VIDEOPHILE, the first home video magazine. Also testified in Sony vs Universal, the case that allowed Betamax machines to be sold in the U.S.

"Home Video Activist DANIEL HANNA" -- Founded Independent Video Store Day. Also owns a video store in Toronto, Eyesore Cinema

"Author JACQUES BOYREAU" -- Wrote PORTABLE GRINDHOUSE: THE LOST ART OF THE VHS BOX

"Reporter MARC WIELAGE" -- Wrote for a number of 1980s video publications and testified in Sony Versus Universal.

"Distributor LOUIS JUSTIN" -- Owns and operates the VHS revival label, Massacre Video

"Blogger STEFANO MONTEFORTE" -- His Wopsploitation Blog contains one of the greatest recountings of the mom-and-pop era, as he was a very, ahem, "inventive" video-store patron.

"Author TED OKUDA" -- has been published, in book form, on the subject of 8mm digest.

"Technology historian TOM HOWE" -- Runs the CED Magic website and has one of the greatest known collections of obscure 1980s home video formats.

"Director TOM GARRETT"
"Director GARY ABDO"
"Director GLEN COBURN"
"Director DONALD FARMER"
"Director GERRY COOK" -- 1980s film directors who battled distributors or found sneaky ways around the typical model of swindling by video labels.

Also interviewed (although not credited in the reel) are:

Seth Willenson -- Former VP of RCA who handled their CED/Selectavision program

Leila DeCiantis -- Former video store owner who allowed us to document her store's closing

James Bialkowski and Jake Grimbro -- all-around troublemakers of Vagrancy Video
"Director GARY ABDO"
"Director GLEN COBURN"
"Director DONALD FARMER"
"Director GERRY COOK" -- 1980s film directors who battled distributors or found sneaky ways around the typical model of swindling by video labels.

Also interviewed (although not in the reel) are:

Seth Willenson -- Former VP of RCA who handled the CED/Selectavision program

Leila DeCiantis -- Former video store owner who allowed us to document her store's closing

James Bialkowski and Jake Grimbro -- all-around troublemakers of Vagrancy Video

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