POWER RECORDS: Batman 8155

I've been on the hunt for DC and Marvel Power Records for a long time now. They aren't so easy to happen upon. I mean sure, I can scour eBay looking for every one that was ever printed but that's not as much fun. There is something rewarding about the search, about finding a highly sought after collectable, a rare edition of some vinyl, or a hard to find silver age, or golden age comic at a swap meet or yard sale. You never know what you're going to find if you're willing to look hard enough.

For instance, this Power Records classic was found at my local Salvation Army. I picked it up new, still wrapped in it's cellophane snuggie for a mere five or six bucks. Batman [8155] is a compilation of four previously released stories that were originally sold separately and accompanied with a comic book. In typical Power Records fashion, the comic was to be read as the record played. These stories are

SLEAZY RELEASE PRESS ARTICLE

A Treasury Of Films In Bad Taste, From Drive-in King Joe Bob Briggs

May 17, 1990 | By Andy Wickstrom, Special to The Inquirer | Original Source

"Two thumbs up." "A perfect 10." "Five stars." One glance at these superlatives and you know you're going to see a movie that's someone's idea of good entertainment.

But there's one critic who has no patience with conventional ideas of good entertainment: Joe Bob Briggs, the syndicated humorist who has achieved notoriety as the connoisseur of drive-in movies. Now he's lending his name to a video-collection series known forthrightly as "The Sleaziest Movies in the History of the World."

SLEAZY RELEASE ADVERTISEMENT

Preorder "Joe Bob Briggs Presents"

May 10, 1990 | Video Software Magazine |

The advertisement below I found on eBay a while back. It came form the May 1990 issue of Video Software Magazine, which from what I can tell, was a periodical that was somehow tied-into a video distributor. It promoted the video releases of the upcoming month. Each film was accompanied by a brief description, the date it would be made available and an ordering number.

I couldn't find any info online about Video Software Magazine other than it was published by Chilton Publications and marketed toward film nerds and retailers.

SLEAZY PRESS REVIEW

NO SLEAZE, PLEASE

September 22, 1990 | By Dan Webster, Staff Writer for The Spokesman Review | Original Source

Joe Bob Briggs says ‘check it out,’ but maybe you’d be better off to chuck it out

Truth in advertising is a curious concept.
The purpose of advertising is to present a product in its best light, presumably so that people will buy or rent it. That means overlooking any shortcomings the product might have. Which means being less than honest. Which, essentially, is lying.