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I have all of my movies on VHS.
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I have most of my movies on VHS.
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I have about half of my movies on VHS.
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I have some of my movies on VHS.
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I have a few of my movie on VHS.
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I don't have any of my movies on VHS.
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I never owned any movies on VHS.
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Do you still own your movies on VHS?

Old 09-22-14, 04:35 PM
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Do you still own your movies on VHS?
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I have some left that I just never sold or traded in before the market fell out. Not that there was a market per se but at work in 1999 I put a ton of them on the for sale bulletin board at $5 each and sold all of them. If I had waited another year or so I wouldn't have been able to get rid of them.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I have none. I never owned very many to begin with. Mostly rented.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I have three: Decline of Western Civ vol 1 (not released since VHS that I'm aware of), "The Punk Rock Movie" (which actually kicks ass, and I've not seen it except in that cheap VHS), and my wedding video (while a great day, watching the video of it is pretty unbearable).
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I have a few that have never been released on DVD.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I have a few, but no way to play them, since I haven't had a working VCR in years.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I have a small box of them, never really collected movies until DVD. I've never really checked to see if they're safe to get rid of or not, probably all on dvd by now.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I have a few. We moved house about 6-7 years ago and couldn't really take all of them. We didn't have a huge amount, less than 100 I'd say, but we kept some of the ones with special significance. My personal ones were Children of the Corn III, South Park with Pinkeye and Tom's Rhinoplasty [first SP we ever saw, it was actually a tape we'd rented and never returned because the video store went bust] and Basket Case. My dad kept a special edition of Pulp Fiction and some other stuff.

Also a bunch of home movies and such as well.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

Still got all these:

Too lazy to count at the moment...
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Damn Mondo, those look nice.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

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Still got all these:

Too lazy to count at the moment...
I see by that picture that you are roomates with Alan Smithee
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

Originally Posted by Mondo Kane View Post
Still got all these:

Too lazy to count at the moment...
Seeing this I am suddenly having a flashback to weekly browsing at the mom & pop video store circa 1984. Love those old covers/boxes!
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

Originally Posted by Dubya View Post
Seeing this I am suddenly having a flashback to weekly browsing at the mom & pop video store circa 1984. Love those old covers/boxes!
Mine is the same flashback but in the mid-late 90s :P I just realised the reason I didn't have many VHS tapes is because I wasn't old enough to buy anything at the time. My dad rented videos weekly and I'd just sit along and watch them, but I never really bought films until I was about 15 and VHS no longer existed. But I LOVED going to the video shop with my dad and just hanging out in the horror section looking at all the awesome covers, with the obvious wear on them. Something much more special about it than slick DVD covers.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I still have a few of my movies on VHS but hopefully not for long, I've replaced all but a couple of them on DVD/BD.

The ones I still have (but might have sold):
Spoiler:
Alien
Aliens
Armageddon
A.I. – Artificial Intelligence
The Crow
Dark City
Darkman
Deep Impact
Dreamcatcher
Dune
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Event Horizon
The Fifth Element
Full Metal Jacket
Highlander – 10th Anniversary Director’s Cut (Letterboxed Edition)
Independence Day
In the Mouth of Madness
(Stephen King’s) It
Jeepers Creepers

Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (Theatrical)
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (Theatrical)
Lord of the Rings - Return of the King (Theatrical)

Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (Special Extended VHS Edition) WS
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (Special Extended VHS Edition) WS
Lord of the Rings - Return of the King (Special Extended VHS Edition) WS

The Martian Chronicles (The Original Unedited Mini-Series) OOP
The Matrix
Men In Black
Night of the Living Dead – Special Collector’s Edition (Digitally Remastered 2 Tape Set)
The Outer Limits (original series) – The Galaxy Being
Phantoms
Pitch Black
The Prophecy (Christopher Walken)
Pumpkinhead
(Robert A. Heinlein’s) The Puppet Masters
Resident Evil
The Ring
Screamers
Stargate - Special Edition (Letterbox Version)
Star Trek - First Contact
Terminator 2 - Judgement Day – Special Edition 2 Tape Box Set
Time Bandits
Total Recall
Transformers - The Movie (Animated)
28 Days Later
Underworld (121 min. version)
X-Men
Xtro


Still have The Keep and the Unrated Director's Cut of Lawnmower Man on VHS because neither of them ever made it to DVD/BD.

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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I hate to admit this, but I still have close to 1,500 or so. About 1,300 are pre-recs, and the other 200 have stuff I taped off TV on them. Probably about half of the tapes are boxed up and in a storage unit, but the rest are still in my house.

Here's somewhere around 500 of them (spoilered for size):

Spoiler:
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I have a handful of primarily-bootleg VHSes remaining, movies I somehow haven't been able to locate in digital form. I should convert them. All other videos I threw into the garbage, which I hated doing because it was so wasteful.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I still have a bunch of VHS tapes (both NTSC and PAL varieties, and even a SECAM tape or two). Nowhere near as many pre-records as I once had in the pre-DVD days (for titles that subsequently came out on DVD/Blu), but still have quite a number of prerecords all the same (ones that weren't re-released, or ones I never got around to dumping when it was worthwhile to do so).

Heck, I still purchase the odd VHS pre-record when it's something I'm looking for that never got re-released on a later format, although of course that is now via the used market.

I probably still have at least a couple hundred or more (less than 500, I think) tapes that are off-air or otherwise not prerecorded tapes, stuff that simply couldn't be replaced with a retail DVD or blu-ray disc (or even VHS). I've digitised some of my off-air stuff to DVDs, but am loathe to throw the tapes out for fear of burnt discs becoming coasters some time in the future.

I even have a fair number of beta tapes (probably over 100).

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Old 09-23-14, 01:22 AM
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

Originally Posted by rbrown498 View Post
I hate to admit this, but I still have close to 1,500 or so. About 1,300 are pre-recs, and the other 200 have stuff I taped off TV on them. Probably about half of the tapes are boxed up and in a storage unit, but the rest are still in my house.

Here's somewhere around 500 of them (spoilered for size):

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Damn.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I still have some movies on VHS. All of them are titles that have never been released on DVD or Blu-ray in the U.S. If I ever get around to it, I'll transfer them all to DVD-R. Currently, I have the following:

• Aloha Summer (1988)
• Breaking All the Rules (1985)
• Demon Wind (1990)
• Dudes (1987)
• Enemy Territory (1987)
• Happy Together (1989)
• Hot Chili (1985)
• Hot Resort (1985)
• It Takes Two (1988)
• Joy of Sex (1984)
• Little Darlings (1980)
• Meatballs III: Summer Job (1986)
• Out of Bounds (1986)
• Paradise Motel (1984)
• Poison Ivy (1985)
• Prime Risk (1985)
• Rad (1986)
• Run (1991)
• Something Special (1986)
• The Squeeze (1987)
• Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)
• TAG: The Assassination Game (1982)
• 3:15 - The Moment of Truth (1986)
• Young Warriors (1983)
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

Like most of the others, I have a few that have never been released on DVD/BR. Plus a couple that were taped off TV for the same reason and of course, a few personal ones that just haven't been changed over to DVD yet/keeping for backup.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

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I have a few that have never been released on DVD.
Same here. I have a fully operational VHS/DVD Player, and I have a number of VHS Movies that, for some reason or another aren't available on DVD. I'd say about 80% of my VHS collection isis available on DVD, but since I have a perfectly good VHS of those shows why should I discard them and pay to get tye DVD version? If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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I have three: Decline of Western Civ vol 1 (not released since VHS that I'm aware of), "The Punk Rock Movie" (which actually kicks ass, and I've not seen it except in that cheap VHS), and my wedding video (while a great day, watching the video of it is pretty unbearable).
I never heard of The Punk Rock Movie, and looked it up and see it's something I need to see. Apparently it was released on DVD in the UK and Amazon actually has a digital version for rental
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I still hit up garage sales and flea markets and pick up horror VHS.
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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

I have thousands of VHS tapes, most of them containing movies I've taped off the air. Within the last two weeks I watched 15 of these movies, all from the 1930s and '40s, only one of them an actual pre-record (BALL OF FIRE). I've also watched three movies on DVD during this time period, plus several anime episodes, also on DVD.

I upgrade only when it's something I really want to see in a better copy. I've recently purchased Criterion sale copies of THINGS TO COME (Blu-ray), ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (DVD), RED RIVER (DVD), and Ozu's LATE SPRING (Blu-ray), all of which I previously had only on VHS. And before that, SCARLET EMPRESS and several Japanese films, such as the Samurai Trilogy. But these are special cases. I like to get Hollywood widescreen movies of the 1950s and '60s, and Japanese movies from this period, in DVD because they look better on my Sony Bravia TV set than movies on VHS do. But for old Academy ratio Hollywood films that I tape and only plan to watch once or twice, the VHS copies do just fine. But if something has really excellent cinematography (like SCARLET EMPRESS and, to name a film noir I like, CRISS CROSS), I'll upgrade.

Here's what one of my anime VHS shelves looks like:


Since this photo, I've upgraded some to DVD, like Escaflowne and Lodoss War, and moved the VHS copies off the shelf. Some shows, like "Dancougar" and the CYBORG 009 movie, have never made it to DVD. Some look perfectly fine on VHS and I see no need to upgrade.

I haven't done any wholesale purge of VHS tapes yet, but as I get older it's something I will have to do. But I'll hate doing so. I actually like watching anime on VHS, esp. if it was made for TV or OAV. VHS is how all OAV productions made before 2000 were originally shown. I love the "Dangaio" OAV tapes I have and prefer watching them to the butchered compilation Manga DVD of the series. They were among the earliest anime productions distributed on video with subtitles in the U.S., so they have historical significance. I watched two of the "Dangaio" tapes in August for the Animation Challenge.

And here's a sprinkling of kung fu tapes I pulled out of a box in a closet for a picture once. As you can see the price tags from the long-gone video outlets where I purchased them are still on some of them:

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Re: Do you still own your movies on VHS?

At this point, I have the original theatrical versions of Star Wars on VHS and only a few odds and ends left. Once we got the Star Wars theatricals on Bluray (and I'm pretty well convinced it's coming), then that'll be pretty much the reason to say goodbye to VHS (and laserdisc for that matter). I've got a few other LDs that have never been on DVD but I can digitize most of those.

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