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Old 06-20-07, 08:06 AM
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Either The Matrix special edition widescreen VHS or the Star Wars: Episode I collector's VHS set (with the film cell and the art booklet). My excuse: the latter wasn't available on DVD yet, and, oh, I didn't own a DVD player yet.
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Old 06-20-07, 08:09 AM
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I haven't purchased any in a long time, but as I replace the VHS in my collection with DVDs, I take them to a local used book, cd and video store that will trade one vhs tape for two. Last time I was there I got a nice Kino edition of Buster Keaton's "The General".
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Old 06-20-07, 08:33 AM
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I can't even remember. I started buying VHS in the mid-80's, and know I haven't bought any at all since spring of 2000 when I got my first DVD player.
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Old 06-20-07, 08:34 AM
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just recently Ralph Bakshi's Street Fight - cause it ain't on DVD... still

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In 2001 when I still didn't want to hear anything about some new format called "DVD" (as now I stubbornly ignore HD-DVD and Bluray), I continued to collect horror movies on VHS. That year I had a trip to Finland and bought Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer on VHS in a Filmfrikki shop. I was frustrated about how few VHSs were in the store (just one little shelf), but there were a lot of DVDs. So this movie became my last VHS shopping. And it took me 4 years to finally open my eyes and start with DVDs.
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Old 06-20-07, 09:18 AM
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A couple old WWF wrestling tapes, since they will never be released on DVD.
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Old 06-20-07, 09:33 AM
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Star Wars EP 1, because that was the only way you could get it.
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Old 06-20-07, 09:45 AM
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I think the last one I got was The Compleat Al on VHS on eBay a few years ago because it's still not on DVD. That, or Ramones - We're Outta Here which also isn't on DVD.
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Old 06-20-07, 09:58 AM
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I never bought VHS tapes even before DVD. I just recorded movies of HBO, Showtime, etc. That was all until recently. Not too long ago I finally bought Almost an Angel and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980, Jeff Goldblum) because I'm starting to think they'll never be released on DVD.
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Old 06-20-07, 10:07 AM
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The X-Files movie.

I bought it the same weekend I bought my first DVD player, Memorial Day weekend 1998.

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Old 06-20-07, 10:08 AM
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Bootleg of Rock and Rule, back in 1999, when I was new to Ebay and easily suckered. Paid too much for it. Not bad quality, though. Satisfied my wife. When Unearthed's 2-disc SE came out, I was more than happy to toss the #$%!in' thing.

How about VHS that I hang on to, even though I don't have a VCR any more?

Real Ghostbusters collections from Magic Window--some are on DVD now
Little Mermaid, for the hidden penis on the cover, just for shits and giggles
Fantasia, not sure why any more
Faith No More Who Cares a Lot, I can get rid of that now
Stuff I taped years ago--Damon Wayans stand-up, Real Ghostbusters, HBO special Alien 3: Behind the Screams, Star Trek 25th Anniversary, etc.
Star Wars Widescreen Box--I suppose I can get rid of it now, but...it's cool
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Old 06-20-07, 10:11 AM
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Coldblooded starring Jason Priestley, Janeane Garofalo, Michael J Fox, Robert Loggia, Kimberly Williams, and Peter Riegert. Still not on DVD, and its a crime that such is the case.
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Old 06-20-07, 10:14 AM
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It's been at least 9 years. It was a special order at Reel Collections in the mall: The Conversation in widescreen.

Wait. I bought a VHS of the LA stage production of Bullshot Crummond about 4 or 5 years ago off eBay.
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Old 06-20-07, 12:48 PM
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I was never really a VHS collector, I was strictly a Laser buyer. However I would buy a few old sci-fi/horror films that were not on Laser.

My last purchase was 13 years ago; I Was a Teenage Werewolf. I sold it last year on ebay after my VHS machine died and I decided not to get another one.
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Old 06-20-07, 12:51 PM
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The Wild Bunch... I needed a VHS tape for testing equipment at work.

For myself... Day of the Dead widescreen. But that was before DVDs really exploded.
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Phantasm one through four, a few years ago, probably six months before the ball set got released. I started collecting different copies of Phantasm, kinda like how a bunch of you collect the Evil Dead series. And Body Bags around the same time, was trying to complete my John Carpenter and couldn't wait to find a good price on the dvd.
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Old 06-20-07, 01:20 PM
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Star Wars the Phantom Menace.

Didn't look like it would be on DVD anytime soon, and was a good year or 2 until it was IIRC.
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Old 06-20-07, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr. Phibes
The last VHS I purchased were a few at Hollywood Video recently:

MST3K - The Amazing Colossal Man

I bought them because there aren't on DVD yet (well, Mama Dracula is on one of those crappy multi-movie sets) and they were only $2 each, plus half of them were already out of the system so they just gave them to me.
That episode of MST3K for $2 is a steal... it's out of print and will likely never be on DVD. I used to have it but sold it for about $60 about 4-5 years ago. Dunno what it runs now.
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Old 06-20-07, 03:57 PM
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I think it was an MLB tape about the Mark McGwire/Sammy Sosa home run race in 1998.
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Old 06-20-07, 03:58 PM
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Le Feu Follet a couple months ago off ebay since it's not available on dvd
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Old 06-20-07, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by woemcats
That episode of MST3K for $2 is a steal... it's out of print and will likely never be on DVD. I used to have it but sold it for about $60 about 4-5 years ago. Dunno what it runs now.
I got it off ebay for less than $10 with shipping.

As for me, my last VHS purchases were Adieu, Galaxy Express 999, The Guyver: Out of Control, Macross: Clash of the Bionoids, and MST3K: The Amazing Colossal Man. My reason: none of these are on DVD, nor will they possibly ever be.
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Old 06-21-07, 02:01 AM
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One of the last brand-new VHS tapes I bought was HR Pufnstuf Live at the Hollywood Bowl- DVD hadn't even come on the market yet and figured there was no way in hell this would ever come out on laserdisc. Transferred the tape to DVD since there's still no official DVD.

Bought a bunch of used rentals a few months ago, including Legend of Billie Jean, What Do You Say To A Naked Lady? (Candid Camera movie from 1969), Mr. Mike's Mondo Video and a bunch of bad 80s movies that never came out on laserdisc.
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Old 06-21-07, 02:05 AM
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Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS - better to get a widescreen video than deal with a bootleg DVD
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Old 06-21-07, 02:05 AM
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I can't remember which one I bought last, but it was either The Thin Blue Line or Hoop Dreams. At the time I bought them, they looked like they were never going to be released on DVD. I was wrong .
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The Road Warrior SE Video, mainly because it contains some extras not on the DVD.
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