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  1. Brad Hood

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    How many VHS titles are still in your library?

    I've been selling/dumping my VHS colection since 1999 through resellers, online auctions, Goodwill, etc. I recently took a box of movies to Half-Price Books, including Lion King. Wanted to get a few bucks for it while I still could.

    I did an inventory last night, and I only have the following movies left:
    1. Star Wars Trilogy WS
    2. Indiana Jones Trilogy WS
    3. Casino Royale (1954 TV version; contains "lost footage"
    not on DVD)
    4. A Christmas Story (Refuse to buy P&S DVD)
    5. Hardware Wars SE (Probably never make it to DVD)

    I do still have a packing-box-o-crap in the attic with things I've taped off of TV, a video on how to stop your baby from crying, the instructional video to the washer/dryer, The Star Wars Holiday Special, etc.

    I no longer own a cassette deck (except in my car); I wonder if there will come a day when I have no VCR.

    Brad

    P.S. I think I have a copy of Howard the Duck in that box in the attic, but I refuse to admit it's part of my collection.
     
  2. Christopher P

    Christopher P Supporting Actor

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    Need a little help, do ya? :p) I only have the SW trilogy, but my parents have around 40-50 that I borrow from every now and then. My roommate probably has 30 or so, but nothing too interesting for me. I also have around 10 movies I've taped off TV, though I doubt I could even say what they were without looking.

    I haven't had or used a cassette tape or player in many years.

    Chris

    Whoa, hey Brad, just saw you were from T-Town...I grew up down there. I'm in Renton now, so if you need assistance washing your clothes, let me know [​IMG]
     
  3. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

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    Hardware Wars IS on DVD! The Digital Bits did a review of it about a year ago.

    (and I only have a handful of VHS-only titles, almost all silents. I also have some tapes that have been replaced by DVD or have DVDs out (haven't purchased yet).)
     
  4. Brad Hood

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    Chris, as much as I appreciate the offer, I have no problems operating the washer/dryer. The video came with the machine, but is still in shrink-wrap. Not much of a secondary market for it.

    Patrick, I do have Hardware Wars on DVD, but it's the original version, not the Special Edition with the badly spliced in cheesy CGI. That's only on video. Who knows, I see that they're offering Hardware Wars T-shirts now, so maybe a SE DVD is in the works.

    Brad
     
  5. Steve_Tk

    Steve_Tk Cinematographer

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    None. I don't own a VCR anymore either.
     
  6. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    Star Wars trilogy...
    And I don't even have a VCR anymore. [​IMG]
     
  7. Robert Floto

    Robert Floto Supporting Actor

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    I still have quite a few...but I don't watch them.

    Some I'm waiting for DVD releases, others I plan to replace with current DVDs, still others I'm waiting for OAR and/or better DVD releases.

    And then there are those that I've lost interest in replacing altogether.

    1. ALICE COOPER - THE NIGHTMARE
      ALICE COOPER - THE NIGHTMARE RETURNS
      ALICE COOPER - TRASHES THE WORLD
      ALICE COOPER - VH-1’s BEHIND THE MUSIC
      ALIENS (Original Theatrical Version)
      AMADEUS (Original Theatrical Version)
      BATMAN
      BATMAN FOREVER
      THE BLACK ADDER (Series)
      BLADE RUNNER (Original Theatrical Version)
      BLADE RUNNER - THE DIRECTOR'S CUT
      THE BLUES BROTHERS (Original Theatrical Version)
      BETTER OFF DEAD
      CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
      CITY SLICKERS
      DEATH BECOMES HER
      DIAL "M" FOR MURDER
      ED WOOD
      ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
      FANDANGO
      FAWLTY TOWERS (Series)
      48 HOURS
      GREASE
      THE GREAT ESCAPE
      HAMLET (Mel Gibson Version)
      HEAVY METAL
      HIGHLANDER (American Theatrical Version)
      HIGHLANDER – THE SERIES: SEASON 4 (11 Tapes)
      THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
      HOUSE OF LONG SHADOWS
      THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
      INDIANA JONES TRILOGY
      INNOCENT BLOOD
      IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
      J.F.K.
      KING KONG
      LADYHAWKE
      LED ZEPPELIN - THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME
      LIFEBOAT
      THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Original)
      MANHUNTER
      NOISES OFF
      NIGHT OF THE COMET
      PATRIOT GAMES
      PHANTASM II
      PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD
      PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT
      PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE
      POINT OF NO RETURN
      PSYCHO II
      PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING
      QUEEN - CLASSIC VIDEOS
      QUEEN - GREATEST HIT VIDEOS
      RAISING ARIZONA
      REAL GENIUS
      REAL MEN
      REBOOT (Series - 4 Tapes)
      REVENGE OF THE NERDS
      SEA OF LOVE
      THE SHADOW
      THE STAND (Mini-Series)
      STAR TREK V: THE FINAL
      STAR WARS TRILOGY (Original Theatrical Version, Letterboxed)
      SUSPICION
      THE 39 STEPS
      TOP GUN
      TRUE LIES
      TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE
      THE UNTOUCHABLES
      WAR GAMES
      WARLOCK
      THE WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME[/list=1]
     
  8. Neil Joseph

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    The SW trilogy is the only VHS I have.
     
  9. Karl F

    Karl F Stunt Coordinator

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    I've still got a few...a Pogues concert, a Utopia concert...some foreign stuff (Remote Control [Icelandic], Twin Town [Welsh], City Unplugged [Estonian], a couple of Emir Kusturica titles, a couple of Kaurusmaki titles). The Chocolate War, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. I think that's about it.

    --K
     
  10. Dan Rudolph

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    I have Star Wars, The Little Shop of Horrors, The Evil Dead, The "Weird Al" Yankovic Video Library and "Weird Al" Yankovic, Bad Hair Day: The Videos. I already have The Evil Dead on DVD and plan on replacing Weird Al and Little shop with current releases. Star Wars I gotta wait for.
     
  11. Steve_Ch

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    Hardware Wars, there is an official website, and for those that are interested, do a Google search, it's worth the while. There's an interview with the creator and it's a LOL thing.

    Quite a few VHS, All that Jazz, Ken Russel's Boyfriend, Sensation... Will probably get Dreamchild and Out of the Past. None are on DVD, some, All that Jazz, Out of the Past were on LD. All that Jazz on non R1 DVD, rumor to be finally on R1 soon. The rest may never seen a DVD version.
     
  12. JustinCleveland

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    I got rid of my SW trilogy when I was able to pick up some boots in WS... since it's impossible to get that trilogy in WS on VHS, without giving up an arm. I just gave the VHS to my father, since he'd appreciate it.
     
  13. Jason Goodmanso

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    Most of the VHS titles I have around are music video collections - especially from some bands I still enjoy, but don't ever expect to see on DVD.

    Plus the standar issue Star Wars WS. Actually, it's on the Special Edition versions - all my other Star Wars and Indiana Jones WS are on LaserDiscs.

    (Anyone else's LD collection grow in leaps in bounds AFTER DVD?)
     
  14. Matt Stone

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    I haven't watched any VHS taps since April 4, 2000 (SW EP1 VHS Release Date)...but I still own...

    Halloween
    Star Wars Trilogy
    Star Wars Trilogy SE
    X-Files Fight the Future
    Animal House
     
  15. jonathan_govols

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    I'm still holding on to my Robin Hood Men In Tights VHS. I need that DVD to be released. Thats really the only one.
     
  16. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Cinematographer

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  17. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    I replaced all my VHS (uh, Star Wars) with LDs a while ago... I don't even have a VCR [​IMG]
     
  18. Mike Hawthorne

    Mike Hawthorne Auditioning

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    I am also down to one VHS title - "Stormy Weather," starry the lovely Lena Horne and I will most likely transfer it to a DVD-R just in case it does not make it to DVD.
     
  19. Brandon Conway

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    I recently discarded Sleeping Beauty (Widescreen) and my Extended Cut of Dances with Wolves (Widescreen) because of the upcoming releases.

    Now, all I have remaining are:

    The Last of the Mohicans (1992 / Widescreen) (Will keep it because it contains the theatrical cut).
    Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen THX remastered)
    Star Wars Trilogy: SE (Widescreen)
    Police Squad (2 tapes)
    and a few 49er SI videos
     
  20. Matt Stone

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    I forgot to make mention before...but even though I own few VHS tapes...I haven't owned a VCR in 2 or 3 years.

    ...just had to make sure you guys didn't think I was over here watching VHS tapes. [​IMG]
     

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