VIDEO WATCHDOG SURPRISE FINAL ISSUE

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6:18 PM - Jun 08, 2017 #1

Delighted to find in today's mail a surprise final issue of VIDEO WATCHDOG.  This issue contains the final portion of my CARMILLA article alongside the usual worthy fare.  I believe copies were sent to all subscribers--not sure how or if others might obtain copies.  Tim's editorial states that this will be the last issue.
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6:25 PM - Jun 08, 2017 #2

I just received a new issue of video watchdog in the mail today, when I seen the little cardboard mailer I thought it was a joke but it had a brand new issue inside, thank you to Martin Scorsese, David copperfield, and Randy pitchford who made this possible. as a person who bought every book and magazine tim put out since issue #13 this was the best thing that's happened to me in years.
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Rick
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6:54 PM - Jun 08, 2017 #3

Well now I feel like pulling on muh pants and running down to the mailbox.  Maybe after a nap...
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
~ Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
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EDITOR MFTV
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9:16 PM - Jun 08, 2017 #4

First off, congratulations to Tim and Donna on their Legacy Rondo, it couldn't be more deserved or better named! Secondly, what a wonderful surprise to receive the final issue in the mail today. So glad they were able to keep the rights to the title and their remaining stock. Sorry to hear that they decided not to continue on, but I, if anyone, totally understands the decision.

Nothing but the best to Tim and Donna, and may all their future endeavors be fulfilling and successful!
Jim Clatterbaugh
Editor/Publisher MFTV
www.monstersfromthevault.com
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9:25 PM - Jun 08, 2017 #5

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Tim Lucas VW
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10:33 PM - Jun 08, 2017 #6

This issue was printed with, by far, the lowest print run we ever had. Each of the issues that went out to our subscribers was personally signed by Donna and me. It is NOT going to be sold on newsstands. When our free digital edition (with all the usual extra bells and whistles) goes up in a couple of weeks - after our supporters have had a grace period of exclusivity - we will make the remaining print copies of this Farewell Issue available for purchase. I expect they'll go fast.

One other thing: I know you all mean well, but please refrain from speculating about our case online. Our case has not yet been closed and, for reasons you would have to go through this to understand, it's not helpful. Thanks.

It was hard getting through WonderFest without sharing this big news with anyone, but we wanted it to surprise everyone. Glad to see it has. Enjoy.
Read Video WatchBlog at www.videowatchdog.com!
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2:36 AM - Jun 09, 2017 #7

I don't subscribe to VW anymore, but that was a VERY nice thing of Tim & Donna to do!
The best horror film mag currently being published, IMO....... The Dark Side

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4:11 AM - Jun 09, 2017 #8

HammerFilmFan wrote:
I don't subscribe to VW anymore, but that was a VERY nice thing of Tim & Donna to do!
They are a class act, for sure.
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5:31 PM - Jun 09, 2017 #9

Thanks Tim. I'm at work now, but greatly look forward to devouring it when done.

I was just combing back-issues for the THRILLER DVD set I finally picked up this week.
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5:44 PM - Jun 09, 2017 #10

A "good bye" gift like this is rare in such cases.

Salut, Tim.
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8:05 PM - Jun 09, 2017 #11

As a proud owner of every issue of VW, I was very happy to get the farewell issue to complete my collection. I will continue to follow Tim's future work, and look forward to his blu Ray commentaries. He must be doing KILL BABY KILL? Loved the ONE MILLION YEARS BC commentary.
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1:13 AM - Jun 10, 2017 #12

What??? Someone can actually keep a secret in the year 2017???   Wonderful surprise in the mailbox today. I'm another owner of every issue and I consider my account balanced.
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1:28 PM - Jun 12, 2017 #13

Got my final issue on Friday and it was a very pleasant surprise that Tim and Donna DIDN'T have to do, but being the classy and good folks that they are and always thinking of their fan base, did anyway as a final Thank You to us. This alone shows the integrity of these fine people! And......it was a great read also! Mega kudos to Tim and Donna and I wish them all the luck and good fortune in the future. Thanks for decades of unswerving loyalty and entertainment to your readers, Tim and Donna, and God bless both of you! Jerry
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8:27 PM - Jun 12, 2017 #14

It was a terrific gesture, and thank you to Tim and Donna, who literally didn't have to do it.
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Colossus Rex
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10:26 PM - Jun 13, 2017 #15

Really delighted and grateful to get the final issue in the mail. Very classy move.

Question for Tim and Donna: If you opt to request the free back issues offer (thanks!) and you make out a check for the postage and handling, to whom do you make out the check? Thanks again.
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Tim Lucas VW
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1:31 AM - Jun 14, 2017 #16

Colossus Rex, please write to Donna at donna@videowatchdog.com. She'll answer any questions you may have.
Read Video WatchBlog at www.videowatchdog.com!
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TomWeaver999
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2:13 AM - Jun 14, 2017 #17

I got a rare UN-autographed copy!

Thanks so much, Tim and Donna!
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5:04 PM - Jun 14, 2017 #18

But aren't you staff? They always get the short end!
MacXoftheMounted.....................formerly known as Professor Von X
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Colossus Rex
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8:23 PM - Jun 14, 2017 #19

Tim Lucas VW wrote:
Colossus Rex, please write to Donna at donna@videowatchdog.com. She'll answer any questions you may have.
Done, thanks!
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9:14 PM - Jun 14, 2017 #20

Tim and Donna always have been, currently are, and always will be... a CLASS act.
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