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Short Documentaries on Suspect Video
While you're waiting for more on the history of Suspect may we suggest you check out these
short documentaries ?  
First up is a great three part series from Dystopia Films: ( https://www.youtube.com/user/DystopiaFilms/videos)
THE HISTORY OF SUSPECT VIDEO (Pt. 1)
Dystopia Films presents part one of our conversation with Luis Ceriz, owner of the legendary Suspect Video and Culture in Toronto.
THE HISTORY OF SUSPECT VIDEO (Pt. 2)
Part two of our conversation with Luis Ceriz, owner of the legendary Suspect Video and Culture in Toronto.
THE HISTORY OF SUSPECT VIDEO (Pt. 3)
Fandom Episode 1: Suspect Video (2013)
The one and only episode of Fandom featuring the now lost film gem of Toronto Suspect Video and it's gracious owner Luis Ceriz.
SHOCK VALUES
A short documentary by Daniel Clarkson Fisher (https://vimeo.com/danielclarksonfisher)
This short documentary records the last days of Toronto’s legendary genre rental shop: Suspect Video and Culture. For twenty-five years, it has been the place in the city to go for anything and everything horror-related, as well as imported, rare, out of print, and even banned videotapes and DVDs. Immediately after celebrating their quarter-century anniversary in 2016, however, Suspect announced that their flagship store would be closing. Using interviews with owner Luis Ceriz, footage of the store, and clips from classic films, the documentary explores a variety of issues: horror and why it’s important; the importance of tangible artistic objects; and what exactly we lose when independent, brick-and-mortar stores fade away.

SCOTT

PILGRIM

SCOTT PILGRIM
The story of the 20-something slacker Scott Pilgrim, created, written and drawn by Bryan Lee O'Malley, features, among many actual Toronto landmarks, Suspect Video. 
Called 'No-Account Video' in the graphic novels, the story as we know it was that O'Malley came in and asked to take some photos for reference and asked if he could call the video store in the series 'Suspect Video'.  The manager at the time said he'd have to ask the owner but, for whatever reason, he never did, instead using the look of the store including it's bin designs, placement of the counter, t.v. etc. and instead calling it 'No-Account'.
For the release of the final volume of the series, the Beguiling hosted a special evening event and Suspect staff donned home made staff shirts with 'No-Account Video' emblazoned on them.
Here is the cover of volume two and some pages that feature a thinly disguised Suspect Video.
Last Day Of Suspect Video In Mirvish Village
by TORONTOPIA - follow their channel on You Tube.
Honest Ed's discount department store is being torn down which means that Suspect Video is also closing down. (both being in the same building) It's sad to see this great, little store go. It's another one of those uniquely Toronto stores that will be missed, along with Honest Ed's! The music in this video is Royalty Free music from Youtube's Audio Library. The song is "What's It To Ya Punk" by Audionautix. Whats It To Ya Punk by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

A Quarter Century of Suspect Video

A tribute, or perhaps a requiem, to the Mirvish Village institution.

BY WILL SLOAN

 
https://torontoist.com/2016/01/a-quarter-century-of-suspect-video/

A Quarter Century of Suspect Video

A tribute, or perhaps a requiem, to the Mirvish Village institution.

BY WILL SLOAN

 
https://torontoist.com/2016/01/a-quarter-century-of-suspect-video/

SUSPECT VIDEO CLOSES, AFTER 25 YEARS

Alexander Downham

POSTED ON FEBRUARY 01, 2017, 2:14 PM

 
https://ryersonian.ca/suspect-video-closes-after-25-years/

© 2018 by Suspect Video Ltd.. 

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