Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Peacekeepr73, Sep 22, 2010.
So what have you been watching lately?
Pink Floyd: Pulse (VHS)
Lately been watching The Paper Chase, Four Just Men and The Nurses. And the only thing I use those formats for is to transfer them to DVD.
A few of these:
Since I cancelled cable and turned in my DVR, it's back to VHS for prime-time when I'm away.
I'm working my way through 150 LD's, about 15 boxsets in there, that I was given a bit over 2 years ago. The next one up in the pile is Idiot's Delight which sounds like my life story but it's not. It stars Norma Shearer and Clark Gable.
I found a VHS of the old Disney "D-TV" from the mid-80's
last week at Goodwill.
What are the songs? I have tons of D TV stuff.
Dame Edna's 'Neigborhood Watch', old BBC game show, short lived, lol funny, Edna is as cheesy as ever!
The Disney D-TV's are great. I still have Pop & Rock and Rock, Rhythm & Blues from when I was a kid.
These are both linear stereo VHS, so I've never been able to play them back in stereo.
Been looking for a full-screen copy on laser of "True Lies". I managed to score one just recently.
I also recently scored a VHS of the American International pan and scan version of "Destroy All Monsters". It's the way I remember it from the Creature Double Feature when I was a kid. Besides that "Monster Island" is what it should be called IMHO instead of the goofy "Monsterland" as it is referred to now on the widescreen DVDs.
Funny you ask.
The other day I did some rearranging in my house and moved my entire vintage living room system into the family room... hence I had to test everything.
Put PURPLE RAIN into the Sony Betamax and next thing you know I watched the entire movie. Visual was fair at best on my 27" Toshiba (old-school television), but the sound hooked through my 1978 Sansui rig and Original Advent speakers was quite good!
I want to get a laserdisc player to watch this lost late night guilty pleasure... http://cgi.ebay.com/Summer-Job-1989-T-A-Comedy-Sherrie-Rose-NOT-DVD-/260665669576?pt=US_Laserdisc&hash=item3cb0e277c8
Great thread Idea!
VHS: The Best of John Candy on SCTV
Laserdisc: Creation of the Universe
Songs for Drella
Its the "Golden Oldies" DTV
Golden Oldies shows music mainly 20 years and older, so that would be music from the 50s and 60s. The music videos on this tape are:
* The Supremes: Baby Love
* Spike Jones: The Blue Danube
* Louis Prima and Keely Smith: That Old Black Magic
* Tennessee Ernie Ford: Sixteen Tons
* Barrett Strong: Money (That's What I Want)
* Burl Ives: Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)
* Marvin Gaye: Can I Get a Witness
* Annette Funicello: Pineapple Princess
* Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: Mickey's Monkey
* The Cadets: Stranded in the Jungle
* Stevie Wonder: For Once in My Life
* Annette Funicello: Tall Paul
* Lena Horne: Stormy Weather
* Smokey Robinson and The Miracles: You Really Got a Hold On Me
* Spike Jones: Holiday for Strings
* The Beach Boys: When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
PM me if you'd like to trade.
I've been picking up 1970s TV movies, which are unlikely to come out on DVD. Transferring them to DVD and giving away the tapes when I'm done.
You made me dig out some oldies, I found a copy of the last Woodstock taped from PPV at a friends house, using his old top-load Sony VHS (late 70's model?). Anyway, the colors are groovy, depth of field in the camera work enhanced, those old rigs had it goin' on! Sound was not bad either.
Thanks for the cool thread
I get beta(cam) tapes at work every day, but they always just have commercials on them. I haven't got a new betamax tape lately, but not long ago I digitized a tribute to John Lennon that I taped off KCRA-TV on December 9, 1980. Unfortunately one of my two betamaxes stopped working that day, and no one around here repairs them.
Oh, man, I recorded all the John Lennon network tributes on that terrible day, all on Betamax. I still haven't been able to bring myself to watch them again, even 30 years later.
That tape wasn't that hard to watch, possibly because I viewed it a few times soon after I taped it - also it has a few seconds of footage of John at Cannes that had never aired before. But I also have three audio cassettes I taped off the radio the night of December 8. About five years ago I put one on for the first time since recording them but I could only handle it for about a minute before I turned it off.
I think the picture speaks for it-self
Forest Gump special edition Laserdisc and, Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom Laserdisc
As coincidence I just made a deal on a LD player that I hope will arrive late this week or early next it comes with 14 discs.
After setup my first LD will be Wages of Fear.
The last few LaserDiscs that I've transferred to DVD include:
COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT: It's never been properly widescreen-issued on DVD
HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS: Never been on DVD
NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS: same, issued in two-LD set with above
LOST HORIZON: the Bacharach musical version that was lovingly issued on LaserDisc but never DVD
THE COMPLEAT BEATLES: we all know the story with this one
I've been working my way through the Ken Burns JAZZ series on VHS. Picked it up at a garage sale for $5.00. Most of the tapes were still sealed. Great documentary. So much killer footage, photos, music and interviews.
Madam Satan (VHS) - Over the top and fun pre-code Hollywood Cecil B. DeMille picture. Still unavailable on DVD.
A Guide For The Married Man - Picked this one up for 25 cents. Was way more amusing than I thought it would be. Mad Men came to mind only much less suave. Starring Walter Matthau, Robert Morse and a bevy of sexy ladies in their 60s finest.
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