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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.
 

Christopher P

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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 ;)
 

Patrick McCart

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 I also have some tapes that have been replaced by DVD or have DVDs out (haven't purchased yet).)
 

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
 

Robert Floto

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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]
 

Karl F

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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
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Jason Goodmanson

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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?)
 

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
 

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.
 

Jon Martin

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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?
 

Mike Hawthorne

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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.
 

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
 

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. :D
 

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