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#1 of 44 OFFLINE   Brad Hood

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Posted April 18 2003 - 03:30 AM

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.

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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 of 44 OFFLINE   Christopher P

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Posted April 18 2003 - 07:12 AM

the instructional video to the washer/dryer
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.

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#3 of 44 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted April 18 2003 - 07:22 AM

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 I also have some tapes that have been replaced by DVD or have DVDs out (haven't purchased yet).)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 of 44 OFFLINE   Brad Hood

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Posted April 18 2003 - 08:03 AM

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.

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#5 of 44 OFFLINE   Steve_Tk

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Posted April 18 2003 - 09:12 AM

None. I don't own a VCR anymore either.

#6 of 44 OFFLINE   Artur Meinild

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Posted April 18 2003 - 09:51 AM

Star Wars trilogy...
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#7 of 44 OFFLINE   Robert Floto

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Posted April 18 2003 - 10:22 AM

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.
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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]
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#8 of 44 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted April 18 2003 - 05:14 PM

The SW trilogy is the only VHS I have.
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#9 of 44 OFFLINE   Karl F

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Posted April 18 2003 - 06:41 PM

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.

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#10 of 44 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted April 18 2003 - 06:50 PM

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.
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#11 of 44 OFFLINE   Steve_Ch

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Posted April 18 2003 - 07:04 PM

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 of 44 OFFLINE   JustinCleveland

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Posted April 18 2003 - 10:18 PM

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 of 44 OFFLINE   Jason Goodmanso

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Posted April 19 2003 - 05:41 AM

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 of 44 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted April 19 2003 - 06:01 AM

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
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#15 of 44 OFFLINE   jonathan_govols

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Posted April 19 2003 - 01:36 PM

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 of 44 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted April 19 2003 - 02:31 PM

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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.


The DVD of it that I have has the original version of it. It has a few versions of it.

And about A CHRISTMAS STORY. Isn't a fullscreen DVD better than the VHS?

#17 of 44 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted April 19 2003 - 02:45 PM

I replaced all my VHS (uh, Star Wars) with LDs a while ago... I don't even have a VCR Posted Image

#18 of 44 OFFLINE   Mike Hawthorne

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Posted April 19 2003 - 05:10 PM

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.

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Posted April 19 2003 - 09:17 PM

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

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Posted April 19 2003 - 09:36 PM

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. Posted Image
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