Thread: What Rare VHS tapes do you own?

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    Other than home movies and porn, nothing. All my movies and stuff are on DVD.
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      • 10 years 10 months ago
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      Some of those pornographic features on vhs can be considered quite rare by enthusiasts of the genre. I 'm not into porn though.
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        I have the limited edition of Alien that is 142 minutes, the normal versions are a bit shorter at around 112 minutes. The other 3 rare limited edition VHS tapes I have are Sixth Sense, Unbreakable & The Best of U2 1980 - 1990 are also limited editions that came in nice cardboard cases instead of the usual see through plastic cases.
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          Well, if a series of recorded tapes from the 1987 World Series (complete with commercials and pregame/postgame shows from local station KSTP) counts...
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            Quote by MagnaBeam
            I have the limited edition of Alien that is 142 minutes, the normal versions are a bit shorter at around 112 minutes. The other 3 rare limited edition VHS tapes I have are Sixth Sense, Unbreakable & The Best of U2 1980 - 1990 are also limited editions that came in nice cardboard cases instead of the usual see through plastic cases.


            Those that you mention are not exactly rare. Usually "limited edition" tapes are seen in large numbers unless signed by a cast, crew, or band member. A 142 minute version of Alien does not exist unless your copy is a bootleg. There is a 117 minute version and a 116 minute version released in 2003. My copy of this film is from 1984 CBS/Fox Video and in 117 minutes.
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              • 10 years 9 months ago
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              rare, well whats rare where you live might not be so rare where someone else lives, i had to hunt for ages to get he-man she-ra secret of the sword on video here in uk, dunno if its rare in the us though.
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                Quote by marshmannes
                Those that you mention are not exactly rare. Usually "limited edition" tapes are seen in large numbers unless signed by a cast, crew, or band member. A 142 minute version of Alien does not exist unless your copy is a bootleg. There is a 117 minute version and a 116 minute version released in 2003. My copy of this film is from 1984 CBS/Fox Video and in 117 minutes.


                Maybe he means "Aliens" and not "Alien". In the 80s there was a home video release of Aliens that had damn near a half hour cut out of it. Later on they re-released it as a special edition with the original footage restored.

                Right, anyway, I have a copy of Scruffy on VHS. Does that count as rare?

                Also, I used to have a copy of Boondock Saints before it hit big and had a DVD release. This is when one of the tapes from Blockbuster was a hundred bucks. I found mine at a mom-and-pop video store for 10 bucks.
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                  I have a reall old vhs tape, I just dug it out of the video closet, It has a white case, I believe the movie was Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
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                    Quote by shiroihikari
                    Maybe he means "Aliens" and not "Alien". In the 80s there was a home video release of Aliens that had damn near a half hour cut out of it. Later on they re-released it as a special edition with the original footage restored.


                    The special edition came out in 1992 I think. I own the 1987 CBS/Fox version and that is 137 minutes. I think the 1992 version is around 155 minutes. T2 did a similar thing, but the difference between 1992 video release and 1993 special edition laserdisc. The only other Cameron film to get a special edition was The Abyss, but I am not as familiar with releases as I am with the other two mentioned.
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                      • 10 years 9 months ago
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                      I came across a "The Busy world of Richard Scary" vhs from 95. Im thinking of uploading some thanks to my vcr capture card.
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                        Can you upload the Ad Council PSA at the beginning? It was my first Ad Council PSA. Put it in the 90's PSA section on Retro Junk.

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                        I will get the tape out sometime and put it onto my computer. I am so busy at times though, it may be a little bit. But ill look for the psa.
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                          • 10 years 8 months ago
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                          rare vhs, hmmm i have

                          transfomers the movie
                          macron 1
                          the lost boys (one of my favorite movies)
                          the guyver
                          akira
                          ghost in the shell
                          howard the duck
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                            • 10 years 8 months ago
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                            Um, I have a Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics tape with The Little Mermaid and King Grizzle Beard on it. I also have the promotional tape sent out around '96 for Pokemon. It introduces the characters, the manga, the games, the toys, the cards, and of course, the show. It's a pretty cool tape. I also have the PJ Sparkles cartoon that came with the doll on VHS. It still works.
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                              • 10 years 8 months ago
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                              Hi, I have the pilot episode of Father Dowling Mysteries "Fatal Confessions" which I managed to pick up back last year. This was very hard to track down on VHS, both in the UK and USA I looked.

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                                • 10 years 8 months ago
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                                I have Sonic the Hedgehog SatAm on VHS, and an episode of Super Mario 3 also on VHS.
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                                  i got the first 8 episodes of the gobots the first 4 episodes of voltron i know voltron is out on dvd but this is the original vhs and boxart and i have the first few episodes of mask i dont know how rare these are with ebay and stuff but they are all originals not recorded or reissues
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                                    • 10 years 8 months ago
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                                    1. Are you afraid of the Dark
                                    2. Captain Bucky O'Hare
                                    3. Doug

                                    The rest I'm too lazy to go look at. HEHE
                                    And with that, I'm gone with the shadows...
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                                      • 10 years 8 months ago
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                                      I used to own a couple of Filmation's Ghostbusters tapes If thoes count as rare. I recently threw them out, which isn't a big loss on account of they were BAD! The theme song was catchy though.
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                                        I've got Rainbow Brite and the San Diego Zoo Adventure. It's the only live action Rainbow Brite movie ever made. I used to watch it ridiculously when I was a kid, and I went on a search for it. I had been looking for a good couple of years and I finally found it on ebay.
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                                          I have Madeline & The Gypsies, and I also have Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo....something about a snake demon, and lastly, I also have some Snagglepuss tape "Express Trained Lion" or something like that?
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