How many of y'all still have some VHS tapes? Maybe 10, 100, 6000?

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  1. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

    The Village
    I have a couple dozen still, mostly concert videos that never made it to DVD. I have a VCR somewhere. I think it works. One of these days I'll find out - I need to revisit Bill Forsyth's followup to Local Hero, Comfort and Joy, which is screaming for a Criterion release. Or any DVD/Blu-ray.
  2. ky658

    ky658 Senior Member

    Ft Myers, Florida
    I (stupidly) packed as many as I could into those big black garbage bags and lifted them into a dumpster. I think (4) bags like that. A few days later, Mr Hernia showed up. That was when I turned 60 and went through my “what am I holding on to these for” phase.
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  3. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
    I still have a few. I'm afraid to get rid of my "Floor Sweepings" taped I got from Filmfax ages ago. Lots of little gems on those. Plus I have an original uncensored "Pink Flamngos"
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  4. GullGutt

    GullGutt Hei hopp

    The only thing good about VHS was the artwork. Wasted so much money, that's what you got for loving movies in the 80's, terrible full screen pan and scan transfers....Only kept these 3 for nostalgia's sake
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  5. Moonbeam Skies

    Moonbeam Skies Forum Resident

    Phoenix, Arizona
    My VHS collection is now down to just a few titles:
    American History X (1998)
    2 independent videos of Detroit-area railroad
    In Cold Blood (1967)
    Kitten With a Whip (1964)
    The Men (1950)
    Tombstone (1993)
    The Warning (1980) a.k.a. Without Warning
    3 independent pro wrestling videos
    10 miscellaneous adult oriented videos stored away in a closet
    I just recently traded away 2 VHS tapes (The Blair Witch Project and The Curse of the Blair Witch, both 1999) because I have both on DVD. Got about 75 cents in store credit for the pair.
    Still have my old VHS player from around 2000 connected to my TV.
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  6. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Senior Member

    Maybe 100.
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I still have all the Beatles releases on VHS!
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  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I still have the first VHS edition of Magic Anthony Hopkins on Blay video!
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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I tossed over 2,000 VHS tapes years ago.
  10. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
    I donated the bulk of mine to a garage sale to help out a co-worker whose health insurance hadn't kicked in yet. DVDs were new at the time.
  11. I have one.

    Doctor Who story The Chase from the sixties that came in a tin with possibly a Sixth Doctor Cyberman story. The tin has a Cyberman on the lid. I kept it because it has the original version of the episode. It was altered for later release because they couldn't get the rights to a Beatles clip that's used in it. I kept it, not for The Beatles themselves, but for being unaltered. I guess it's the only Beatles music I have. :D

    I still have a VHS tape of my Dad's with some Live Aid on it, what remains of what my mother taped over when my parents got divorced! Also has The Life Of Brian on it, which is never a bad thing. Don't have a video recorder anymore.
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  12. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

    Norfolk, UK
    Actually thinking about it I have a mass of VHS tapes still at my parents of rock music stuff. I have Pink Floyd at Venice, Guns & Roses first taped gig, Early Led Zep gig in Norway or somewhere (a longer version of what appeared on the Zep DVD collection many years later) and the entire Freddie Mercury Tribute concert on one 5 hour VHS tape.
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  13. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    I have one of my wedding. I'd have trouble watching it because I'd be depressed about how young I used to be. I no longer own a player and have gotten rid of all my movie tapes which wasn't much to begin with, and most were ones I recorded myself.
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  14. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    I still have a few. Maybe around 45 of them. I watched a good few of them last year. Films I had recorded off the telly 15 to 25+ years ago.
    I was curious to see how the VHS tape was aging. Most of them were a bit hazy, some lines ect....but all were watched. Not exactly high definition. But I'm not obsessed with hd thing.
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  15. ducksdeluxe

    ducksdeluxe Senior Member

    I still have 3.

    Jack Benny-To Be or Not To Be (1942)
    Tim Allen-Men Are Pigs
    Monty Python-Parrot Sketch Not Included

    I don't know why.
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  16. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    8 the rest I donated because I no longer have vhs player.
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  17. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Senior Member

    detroit, mi
    I only have 1. Looking For Mr. Goodbar.

    Still can't believe it isn't on dvd yet.
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  18. tumbleweed

    tumbleweed Innocent Bystander

    Plenty, from commercial concert tapes (B.B.King, Pete Townsend, Beatles, Monterey Pop) to home-recorded tapes from back in the day when there were loads of concerts on TV. My favorite is Dire Straights Live at Wembley.

    And then there's the laserdiscs.....
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  19. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Many, many, many...
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  20. thxdave

    thxdave "One black, one white, one blonde"

    Still have a few (100+) from my earliest days of taping late night music video shows (Rock World, Hollywood Heartbeat, Night Flight, etc.). I transferred most of the rare stuff to my YouTube channel along with every horrendous local TV ad I could find. I love that stuff. I picked up a couple collections from local people throwing out stuff but didn't keep any prerecorded movies. The gay porn collection I accidentally got Some things you can't unsee.
  21. I have more than 500 VHS and S-VHS tapes along with an equal number of Betamax tapes.

    I've never been much of a movie fan so most of them are sports, music, news, and documentaries taped off the air.

    I have Patriot and Red Sox games going back to 1985.

    I also have over a hundred of my own camcorder tapes in the S-VHS and Hi-8 formats.

    Since retiring I have started the process of of archiving and digitizing the ones that I want to keep.

    A few have been posted to YouTube like this one.

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  22. 64FALCON

    64FALCON Forum Resident Thread Starter

    There are some movies I've seen on VHS that I've not seen legally released on a digital medium as of yet; I find it impossible to keep track of every movie that was first issued on tape and then DVD and then Blu-Ray and now 4k.

    I know of one movie I have on tape which skipped a DVD release and was issued on Blu-Ray with extra footage. It's SCREAMS OF A WINTER NIGHT (1979), the filmed-in-Louisiana horror anthology. "HOW DO THOSE STORIES GET STARTED"? VCI released it on tape in the early 1980s and I believe it was 'CODE RED' which issued it on Blu-Ray with the theatrical cut running 90 minutes •and• a 'Director's cut' featuring a 'Tree Witch' segment that increased the run time to 125 minutes. But no DVD release.
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  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I was thrilled when I moved from VHS to DVD...a huge jump in quality...
  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    fell through the cracks...there's few others like Freeway! no Anamorphic DVD or a BD release, still...just crazy.
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  25. Boswell

    Boswell Forum Resident

    Other posters have reminded me I also still have family vhs home videos and a box full of VHS of stuff I taped offa TV, mostly from the 1990s and mostly music. Here's my Youtube channel where I've shared some of it

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