Friday, April 13, 2007
I love to be able to step up and advise you to support various companies. Those that provide invaluable resources to the horror community. Publishers, bookstores, DVD companies, etc. It's my pleasure to do so and I make absolutely nothing for doing it. Sadly, I can't always praise every company that brings horror to our doors.
I'm used to poor releases from Shriek Show, but at least you can watch most of them. My copy of the recent re-release of A Lizard in a Woman's Skin is another case altogether. I was really getting into this psychedelic giallo, when the DVD just crapped out. The disc was clean and free of scratches; an obvious defective item.
So I wrote a polite email to Shriek Show and asked if I could return it for a good copy. This was over two weeks ago. Guess what?
NO REPLY. Nothing.
Fuck Shriek Show and their lack of care and professionalism. We, the fans, do not need this shit. Why give our hard-won dollars to hucksters that care no more for their product than they do their customers? Synapse, Blue Underground, Anchor Bay, Dark Sky and certain others deserve our patronage. They not only deserve it, they NEED it. These people care about the movies they release as much as we do. Yes, Shit Show puts out some tasty stuff and they have some killer deals with their three-packs, but why line their pockets when they can't even provide any sort of customer service?
From now on I lump Shit Show with charlatans like Deep Discount. Complete and total boycott.