Sometime around 2005 everyone here stopped giving a shit about each other's dvd collections, especially after we all saw Mac's/Silias'. I am truly interested to see what VHS tapes have been important enough for you to hold on to through the years, though. I am still an avid collector, and my enthusiasm has recently vamped up due to seeing Rewind This!
which confirmed that I'm not the only person who still finds these plastic thingies valuable, and there are people who have dedicated their lives to amassing embarrassingly larger collections than mine as well. So I figured it was time to catch up, and in the past few months I have been scouring thrift stores and starting to put a collection together that I can say I'm very proud of. Here it is. Faves
These are my favorite tapes. Besides Popcorn, STEEL, and Dolly Dearest, all of these were much sought after movies to have in my possession. 'That Was Then, This Is Now' takes me back. I read the S.E. Hinton novel in 6th grade, really affected me in a profound way. On the cover of the book was the movie poster, and I had to see it. Kept my eyes peeled at every videostore until I finally learned that you could order shit from the library, and it must have taken a couples month until I got it. I was obsessed with seeing it. To this day, I can't even say whether it's a good or bad movie because it's been awhile. I just know that it pales in comparison to the book. Emilio Estevez wrote it, but it has a cool young Morgan Freeman as the bartender.
Shy People is my very favorite tape because it doesn't exist on any other format to my knowledge. It was one that caught my eye at the library a lot, such an emo title. It seems like whatever it could possibly be about would be lame, but I'm a shy person in general so I had to rent it and find out. Turns out the definition of 'Shy' in that movie is bit different than mine, as in people who shy
away from society, live off the grid and don't want to be seen by outsiders. This movie really is up there with Magnolia and the rest of 'em as one of the most riveting cinematic experiences ever when I first saw it. I had no idea what to anticipate, and it exceeded my expectations in ways I couldn't imagine. I had been on a quest to own it a few years after wanting to rewatch it and see if it still held up but the library didn't carry it anymore. There were no torrents of it and the only available copy was a VHS tape on amazon, so I broke down and bought it for about $10. It was a ratty old copy from a library in Indiana. I'm so happy I have it to this day because I guarantee none of you have seen it besides Regular Karate and if you wanted to, it'd have to be on VHS.
The others, I can talk about if you ask. Best Covers
That's Demi Moore in her second role on PARASITE. Blood Salvage was a fucking disturbing movie on levels I can't even begin to comprehend. Needed a shower after that one.Blind buys that should be a delightFucking. Weird.
I want nothing to do with YOUNG EINSTEIN or that jerkoff Yahoo Serious. According to Pubrick it's something like "The Best piece of cinema to come out of Australia in the past 25 years." Fuck that guy...
My one and only big box title
the craziest thing about it is the way they put this image on the spine to advertise it. People could REALLY get the wrong idea about this movie, such a racist scene…NSFW!
…Unfortunately, I can't go anywhere near these because this is the current state of my VCR:
Okay, now yours!!!