DVD and VHS treasures?

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    The death of video rental has probably got people to build up vast collections, but which items do you particularly cherish? I got a copy of Cannonball Run II in shrink wrap for under 5 bucks and love it, lol.:biggrin1:

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    Not so much ex-rental, but I go to garage sales, second hand stores and 'swap meets' and buy a lot of music VHS tapes that will most likely never see DVD release (because my taste in music is so bad, LOL!). The odd thing is, I don't watch them because I no longer have a VCR to play them on! My whole intention for buying them is to convert them to DVD but I never get around to it. I also have plenty of music/movie/porn VHS bought new during the 90's when VHS was king, that I'd love to be able to watch again. I've always loved new audio/video technology, so as soon as DVD appeared, I always bought DVD format where possible - even before I got a DVD player!

    With MP3s and 'downloads' taking hold, CDs are going the same way. I am sad about this because CD audio quality is FAR better than MP3 audio quality plus I love having the CD cover/artwork/booklet to look at. I love the packaging of a CD, you just don't get that with MP3. The only benefit I get from MP3/download popularity is that a lot of people are converting their music collection to their iPods and then selling all their old CDs, vinyl and cassettes for cheap, so I always manage to find a lot of great stuff in quite good condition for an absolute bargain! I want to convert my old vinyl and cassettes to WAV but I never get around to it. I won't get rid of my vinyl or cassettes, I just want to listen to them again in CD quality sound.
     
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    That is so true, many movies and records never got released on DVD or CD respectively, even well known stuff. For years you couldn't get Steven Spielberg's Duel on DVD, I was left with a poor quality VHS copy, which I still have. Vinyl record art because of its size always looked more impressive than on smaller cassette or CD sizes. I still have a little used copy of Pete Shelley's 1983 XL1 release on vinyl.

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    Absolutely!

    I often buy the vinyl of music I already have on CD, just to have the cover. CD covers are too small to be anything other than CD covers but vinyl covers (even 7" ones) are big enough to be artwork. I just love the artistry, decoration and design.
     
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    I hold on to four VHS tapes (though I no longer own a VCR) for sentimental reasons. I need to have them transferred to DVD or otherwise digitalized.

    It's kinda odd: I had this same conversation tonight at work :rolleyes:
     
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    Buy a DVD/VHS combo recorder/player. You can convert your VHS tapes to DVD. Also works from DVD to VHS unless they are copyguarded.
     
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    I replaced all my tapes with DVD's the ones that were not available I had transfered. I have some television commercials from Japan on VHS.
     
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    A few VHS treasures come to mind:

    I have both the VHS and the LVD of "The Perfect Weapon":
    Amazon.com: The Perfect Weapon [VHS]: Jeff Speakman, John Dye, Mariska Hargitay, James Hong, John Koyama, Clyde Kusatsu, Mako, Craig Ryan Ng, Micah Roberts, Seth Sakai, Beau Starr, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Professor Toru Tanaka, Chris Tashima, Justin We
    It's an absolute cheese fest - but nonetheless a cool martial arts flick with a hot leading man (Jeff Speakman) and an equally hot female lead (a pre-SVU Mariska Hargitay). Never released on DVD.

    Then there's Alice Cooper's "The Nightmare":
    Amazon.com: Alice Cooper: The Nightmare: Alice Cooper, Vincent Price: Video
    This is the TV special starring A.C. and Vincent Price which aired on ABC late night in 1975, not the commonly available live concert from that tour. I don't think this gem has seen a DVD release (?).

    I also have a great Three Dog Night concert from their "Hard Labor" album tour on VHS which has never seen a DVD release:
    Amazon.com: Three Dog Night: Soundstage [VHS]: Three Dog Night: Video

    Finally - "Some Girls:
    Amazon.com: Some Girls [VHS]: Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly, Sheila Kelley, Lance Edwards, Lila Kedrova, Florinda Bolkan, Andre Gregory, Ashley Greenfield, Jean-Louis Millette, Sanna Vraa, Cédric Noël, John Cuthbert, Ueli Steiger, Michael Hoffma
    If You're a Patrick Dempsey fan, You have to have the VHS. It's the only place to get his dick shots, as the current DVD has the desired visuals cropped out of the frame with it's matted presentation.
     
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    Like Roger Daltrey's 1975 half man, half horse cover (centaur?). I picked up Player's 1977 debut album, and Dennis Waterman's Downwind of Angels (1976). I had a chance to buy Paul William's Classics (1977), but passed on the vinyl because I already had the cassette, regret that.:frown1:

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    Fortunately, good copies of Behind the Green Door are available for $10 on CD.
     
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    Over 1500 albums,12".10",7" AND 5", no working turntable.700 videos about 100 pornos,cost me a fucking fortune back in the day. video broken,been meaning to buy machine to convert them to dvd,5 years later done nothing about it,don't know what the fucks wrong with me thousands and thousands of pounds just lying there slowly rotting away.
     
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    I hear ya, Benderboy!
     
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    Charlie's brother Emilio Estevez was in the 1983 movie Nightmares. In its collection of four stories there was one about an obsessed gamer played by Estevez that runs into a bit of trouble when his favorite arcade game becomes real. I think it's better than Twighlight Zone: The Movie (also 1983), but Nightmares has never been released on DVD, sadly.:frown1:

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    VHS tapes are easier to watch in that you don't have to deal with separate chapters. Just resume when you want to.

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    Stallone wasn't that bad in Cobra.:cool:
     

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    never been much into porn...cept german nondescript fisting movies...once upon a time :)

    flight of the navigator was a movie at one time that was so hard to come by on DVD.

    Then all of a sudden it was popular.
     
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