VHS Vault: What's Your Favorite Video?

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VHS Vault: What's Your Favorite Video?

Postby Roybertito on Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:34 pm

Yeah, we all have one: a VHS vault.

Open up your cupboard of VHS's. What's your favorite?

Mine? Fantasia, first release (1990 ed.). NOTHING beats Fantasia... except for the DVD uncut version of Fantasia which I'm looking for a copy of.

Oh, while I mention that, I must also say: f*ck Fantasia 2000, I hated that thing. The only good part was seeing Sorcerer's Apprentice in IMAX. Why didn't they just play the original in IMAX theatres and end it?

Doesn't matter how much 2000 sucked though, I'm still buying the second anthology when it's released on Blu-Ray/DVD in 2008.
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Postby Fried Gold on Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:44 pm

I've a disintegrating 80s copy of Transformers The Movie.

Best thing is a VHS boxset of Alien3 which came with a Alien watch. It was the greatest thing ever for a time when I was 11.
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Postby Roybertito on Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:52 pm

^I used to have the 2002 Rhino re-release of TF: The Movie, but I lost it. However, it give me an excuse to buy this November's 20th anniversary DVD re-release.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:22 pm

Tsui Hark's The Blade.

You know the protective plastic that covers the tape...it's gone, due to a friend of mine who I loaned it out to dropping my holy grail of HK action flicks. I've 'prolly watched this film over 20 times, and I'll put it's jaw dropping last 20minutes up against any other "set-pieces", ever.

Purchased at what remains (I think, haven't been there for years) my favorite video shop of all time, the 43rd Chamber in NYC. Wanna know how badass this place is / was? QT would shop there...mofucker posed for a couple of pics with the shops owner. When I asked, dude said he would come in once a week (this is, say, '97 or so, when he was dating Mira Sorvino) and spend hundreds. All bootlegs, illegal bootlegs at the time.

Other notable buys from this Asian Action films dreamshop included Ashes of Time, Bullet in the Head, Fist of Legend, The Prodigal Son, Eastern Condors, and Drunken Master II.

I never got into "crate digging" for music, but the experiences and finds I had at this shop is roughly akin to some breakbeat archeologists finding a "holy grail" record at some dusty, two-bit record shop or garage sale...
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Postby DennisMM on Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:53 pm

I've got a truly screwed-up VHS of Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd that was in bad shape when I bought it for five bucks years and years ago. I won't give it up because you can't find some of the material anywhere else, even on the best of Aykroyd DVD they released a while back. Broadway Video really needs to take a serious approach to these best of collections. They could easily be more than 2 hours long and still barely touch the high spots on people like Aykroyd and Phil Hartman (the show's two best performers, IMO).
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Postby sleepflower on Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:02 pm

I have an ex-rental copy of clockwork orange from when it finally got a release. The cover is beautiful with no quotes or anything, just artwork.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:08 pm

Pre-Special Edition VHS copies of Star Wars Eps IV, V, and VI.
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Postby Kilgore on Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:09 pm

Hal Hartley's 'Trust', unavailable in the states on DVD, and that sucks.
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Postby sleepflower on Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:11 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:Pre-Special Edition VHS copies of Star Wars Eps IV, V, and VI.


I haven't personally got those, though my mother has. Very treasured. That along with the OST on vinyl!
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Postby Roybertito on Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:38 pm

^^^Darth Vader box set or resale solo copies?
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Postby sleepflower on Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:40 pm

Don't think it's a box set, but possibly. I don't with the woman.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:58 pm

Roybertito wrote:^^^Darth Vader box set or resale solo copies?


resale solo copies. Wish I had the box set!
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:37 pm

I have the box set of the original Star Wars as well, pre SE.

Other than that, my original VHS of E.T. because it was the first VHS my family ever bought, and my original Raiders box set. I need to invest in the DVD's but ah, the memories...
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Postby Roybertito on Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:43 pm

^^My friend has the box-set proudly displayed on his shelf. It looks nice.
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