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Old 04-13-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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I know we already have a thread about 'latest vhs purchased'
But I thought this could be dedicated to all things involved with VHS collecting:

- Share sites that you use/know of that still sell VHS movies (cheaply if possible)
- Post Pictures of your collections
- Post your own, or others, videos of collections, hunting, shopping, etc.
- Sharing rare finds
- Stories about your local video stores, past and present.
- Tips on how to find great movies for cheap.
- News of new VHS releases (yes. VHS is still being released)
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I'll start off with these 2 new documentaries I've recently learned about.


Adjust Your Tracking Website

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Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector is a new documentary directed by Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic (VHShitfest) all about the subculture of video fiends who still hunt down and collect VHS. While many people gave up on video tapes when DVD and Blu-Rays came out, the men and women featured in this film never forgot. By watching and hearing from these passionate people who still have fond memories of VHS you will be transported back to the days of the mom n pop video stores and learn why VHS is still important and loved.

Adjust Your Tracking features interviews with over 100 VHS collectors, video store owners, directors, producers, and more from all across the country. It was a passion project by the filmmakers to document a very important subculture and a very important part of film history
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Rewind This! Website

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Home video changed the way the world consumed films. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. REWIND THIS! is a documentary that traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of art,technology, and societal perceptions that were altered by the creation of videotape.

The film is the first feature length effort from IPF Productions, with shooting locations all over North America and abroad, including a two week stint in Japan. The team spoke to filmmakers, studios, archivists, rental chain operators, personal collectors and media experts to create an overview of the video era that is both informative and celebratory.

I've only seen Rewind This! Haven't gotten a chance to see Adjust Your Tracking yet. But Rewind This! is really amazing and I highly recommend it to not only movie collectors but anyone that loves film in general.
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:46 PM   #3
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Here are some great VHS related websites I thought I'd share.

Lunchmeat VHS
You can actually buy newly released VHS movies here. These guys are hardcore fans and have one of the better sites I'll be mentioning.








VHS Wasteland
This is a great site to find those rare VHS movie covers. Especially useful for movies you don't have the clamshell/cut box for. They have a nice cover template file/instructions on how to print out and make your own box art for VHS & DVD.


VHSHITFEST
I learned about these guys on the *Latest VHS Pickups* thread. Well not directly, Midnight-Kroovy and Mr. Bill turned me onto some other youtubers and I found these guys while checking those others out.


VHS Oldies
This is an online story that sells cheap VHS movies. There selection isn't huge but what they do have is good, and cheap.


Massacre Video
Very rare, hard-to-find VHS & DVD's. But they are a bit expensive.


VHS Club
Just a cool little site I like to check out sometimes. They also have a store.
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Nice thread, appreciate the effort .

I'm not a VHS collector but I like the nostalgia since it had such a huge impact on the horror genre. I'll check the documentaries out sometime.
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I'll also bring attention to the documentary Ban the Sadist Videos.

It's a great documentary about the "Video Nasty" scandal during the 1980's in Britain. I did a presentation on this topic at Uni.





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Nice thread, appreciate the effort .

I'm not a VHS collector but I like the nostalgia since it had such a huge impact on the horror genre. I'll check the documentaries out sometime.
Yea the horror genre is really keeping the VHS format alive. Some movie are only on vhs, and I want to try and find those.

Never heard of the documentary you posted. I'll be sure and check it out.
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I would LOVE to collect VHS again but the prices for the titles I want are high as fuck.

The only ones I own atm are:

Terrorvision
Puppet Master 1-5
Demonic Toys
Dollman vs Demonic Toys
The Incredible Melting Man
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I would LOVE to collect VHS again but the prices for the titles I want are high as fuck.

The only ones I own atm are:

Terrorvision
Puppet Master 1-5
Demonic Toys
Dollman vs Demonic Toys
The Incredible Melting Man
If you're just looking for them online, then 90% of the time they will be expensive. Part of what I find so fun is going to thrift stores, pawn shops, treasure hunting basically. When you find some awesome movie for $1.00 is the best thing about collecting imo.
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If you're just looking for them online, then 90% of the time they will be expensive. Part of what I find so fun is going to thrift stores, pawn shops, treasure hunting basically. When you find some awesome movie for $1.00 is the best thing about collecting imo.
I've looked and mainly only found generic hollywood titles. I'll keep looking...
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I've looked and mainly only found generic hollywood titles. I'll keep looking...
It's not easy. It's definitely a life-long hobby. Have you checked Craigslist? But if you ever get sick of it, I'll totally buy those one you've got. Those are some sweet movies you got there.

I went to a big ass thrift store about 30 mins. for where I live with my mom yesterday evening. Picked up about 30+ movies for $1.00. Even got a few "Black Diamond" Disney titles.

I got Sword in the Stone and Aladdin black diamond editions. They didn't have much horror. I did find An American Werewolf in London, Scream (they had Scream 3 but I just left that one there, if I ever find part 2, I'll get it...maybe), and The Blair Witch Project, Hollow Man (sort of horror).

Some other notable ones I found were: Mad Max, The Abyss, Barton Fink, The Game, The Thirteenth Floor, Memoirs of an Invisible Man (i never know john carpenter directed this until maybe 4 or 5 years ago), The Crow and Jabob's Ladder.
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