Vinegar Syndrome, an online film restoration and distribution company, has opened a store in Bridgeport called The Archive. The store at 118 Congress St. sells movies, music, posters and other memorabilia.
Vinegar Syndrome specializes primarily in offbeat titles with such grindhouse names as “Nurse Sherri,” “Trashy Lady” and “Count Dracula’s Great Love,” as well as better-known horror films like “The Hearse” and “Don’t Answer the Phone.” The company said in a statement that it has digitally restored and preserved more than 500 feature films, produced primarily between the 1960s and 1980s.
And as for the meaning of “vinegar syndrome”? It refers to a chemical reaction that deteriorates motion picture film over time.