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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    Personally, I'm not into the binder concept. I like to scan the shelves to find what i want to watch. As a result, I ended up building custom wall units in a side room from my home theater that consumes 20 feet wide of wall space at seven shelves high. It's completely full. To accommodate the...
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    Prior to the 90's I would say VHS collections were primarily taped off TV. After 1990, I recall a major shift to building collections from commercial VHS releases. When it comes down to it, it was actually much easier to buy a commercial release then wait for something to be broadcast and taped...
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    To follow-up, I found the falling old article online from 2002. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2002/01/07/daily34.html Silicon Valley Business Journal DVD sales top VHS sales for first time, 1/9/2002 One out of every four U.S. homes is equipped with a DVD player, leading to DVD...
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    If your friend bought "Living Daylights" upon release then they were paying rental store costs. However, in the late 80's Tower Records had wall to wall shelving for VHS. Best Buy also ended up with multiple aisles for VHS prior to the release of DVDs. In fact, the transition from VHS to DVD...
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    My first new release that came at a budget price was "Batman", which came out for commercial release on VHS for $15 at the same time it was released for rental. The very first video I bought for a reasonable price was "Star Trek III: Search for Spock" for $20 on Beta in the mid-80's before Beta...
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    By the mid-90's I had between 100 and 200 movies on VHS. I generally paid between $10 to $20 per movie. It was definitely affordable (no real difference than initial DVD pricing). The caveat was the importance of the rental model back then. The titles that came out for between $15 and $20 were...
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