: DVD, VHS & Betamax treasures?



frip
05-25-11, 11:51 AM
The death of video rental has probably got people to build up vast collections, but which items do you particularly cherish? Wayne & Garth are entertaining characters, lol.:cool2:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CUtA04eMN-s/TWa2rQV0gNI/AAAAAAAAADs/M-EPBaMmHFk/s1600/waynes-world_top10-759338.jpg

Mirthmobile a.k.a. AMC Pacer (http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php#!/pages/AMC-Pacer-Fan-Page/216732805012232?sk=wall)

http://onscreencars.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/waynes_world_pacer.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha5ipWJEBuc

Hidemi Aoki (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hidemi-Aoki-Fan-Page/149641291749915)

MauiV
05-25-11, 10:00 PM
One of my best friends from JrHigh still has every episode of "The Young Ones" on Betamax and a working player.

jayoldschool
05-25-11, 10:41 PM
You forgot LaserDisc! My LD of Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder is irreplaceable. I don't understand why they don't release that on BD.

Aron9000
05-25-11, 10:48 PM
hehehe, I remeber being in freshman in high school and the school was throwing away a bunch(like 20 or so) of perfectly good, but old VCR's.

I took home 3 or 4 of them, figuring that at least one of them had to work. Discovered my tapes didn't fit in them. Never heard of betamax until that day. They even said betamax on the front of them, figured that was some sort of cool 1980's picture enhancing gizmo lol.

orconn
05-25-11, 11:12 PM
Our first VCR was a Sony Betamax. I think we got it around 1980 and fortunate we had a video rental store nearby who rented both Beta and VHS cassettes. I don't remember the year that we finally gave up on Beta and changed over to a VHS machine. For quite awhile Sony's Betamax format was considered to deliver better picture quality than competing systems. But, obviously, Beta eventually lost out to VHS system machines. Much of our tapes from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics are still in our library, but are in Beta format and no longer playable on our current machines.

Over the years we have accumulated a small library of commercial video cassettes along with a much larger library of video cassettes of recordings of a wide variety of my sons equestrian training and horse show competitions. I guess I should really take the time to transfer these tapes over to CD's before they age to the point of no return. Fortunately I have a VCR/CD disc combination player and recorder to help in this effort.

orconn
05-25-11, 11:20 PM
Among my commercial VHS cassettes is a favorite of mine, the original "The Italian Job" with Michael Caine and host of great supporting actors. The beginning scenes of Roman Brassi carving his way through the twist and turns of the Alps in a Lamborghini Miura is wheel worth the price of admission, but the treasure trove of mid sixties classic cars feature in the film is a real delight. The first version of this film uses the original Mini Coopers to stage the gold robbery and escape through the streets and sewers of Milan. In my opinion this first rendition of "the Italian Job" is far superior to the sequel of a few years back and can now be had on CD. If you like the great sports and GT cars of the 1960's this film is a must see!

stoveguyy
05-27-11, 02:45 PM
ever hear the joke: got any nude pics of your wife? answer:no. reply: want to buy some? sounds like this has home movie written all over it. isn't that what most guys buy video camera's for?

frip
01-29-12, 10:42 AM
And love the late Matt Monro singing while Brassi drives the Miura. Frank Sinatra thought he was a great singer.

The Wraith + Charlie Sheen, if that doesn't say '80s, I don't know what does, lol.

85773

johnny kannapo
01-29-12, 05:12 PM
Never was beta, but big VHS private hijackings(hundreds)that all went out the door in 2004. I tossed many boxes of casettes.
Only saving family footage which I can't even play because the VHS/camera cassette sized adapter busted.
I actually rent DVD at my online local public library(36 libraries), Its all free and more titles & are available than you may think at the online request service.https://www.hclib.org

ThumperPup
01-29-12, 08:00 PM
my complete collection series of Mash on VHS that i cant even play cause i dont have vcr anymore

MoistCabbage
01-29-12, 11:21 PM
Why does that not surprise me. Lol

Smiling Jack
01-30-12, 07:07 PM
My upcoming new office neighbor has a whole business transferring all old film and tape formats to DVD.

frip
11-07-12, 10:42 AM
Not sure if it's on DVD, but Tank is one of my VHS treasures. James Garner did some very good comedy dramas when he stopped doing the Rockford Files and got back to movies. Really liked the Rockford Files back in the day too.:yup:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ib9r_YEBqVY/TO_jfKSC9BI/AAAAAAAACD0/e6_i9s5L6qc/s1600/tank.jpg

brandondeleo
11-07-12, 11:23 AM
I've got an original 1975 special edition Rocky Horror VHS still wrapped in plastic. :lol:

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You forgot LaserDisc! My LD of Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder is irreplaceable. I don't understand why they don't release that on BD.
When I went to Montclair High School in 2006 all of the rooms were equipped with Laserdisc players. In 2006. There's the California school system for you.

EcSTSatic
11-07-12, 11:51 AM
It's an old thread but what the hell. I have slowly been replacing VHS (Beta is long gone) with DVD and BluRay. The physical storage is much less, and the sound/picture is infinitely better, especially on the big flat screens. VHS is as popular as 8-track IMO. And this is from someone that grew up during all of the formats.

CadillacLuke24
11-07-12, 01:17 PM
We used to have a bunch of kiddie movies on VHS, and those are long gone now.

cadillac kevin
11-07-12, 06:01 PM
We used to have a bunch of kiddie movies on VHS, and those are long gone now.

Mine are in a box somewhere. Unfortunately, my space jam vhs isn't anywhere to be found :(

Stoneage_Caddy
11-07-12, 10:08 PM
And love the late Matt Monro singing while Brassi drives the Miura. Frank Sinatra thought he was a great singer.

The Wraith + Charlie Sheen, if that doesn't say '80s, I don't know what does, lol.

85773
I have wraith on dvd

I have a HUGE dvd collection , every episode of south park , all episodes of knight rider ,all the car racing movies to come out on dvd, and all the pixar films . almost all the john candy movies ... EVERY episode of Miami Vice in a very cool Miami Vice Box set that has a cocaine white alligator skin cover ....
Then there is my war movies , Final Countdown, Crimson Tide , Top Gun, Pearl Harbor, Hunt For Red October, Full Metal Jacket , Fire Fox,from the earth to the moon set.... and i think there is like 20 more war movies ...

my hard drive has 200 gigs of cold war and aircraft shows , my favorites are Wings "XB-70 Valkrie" wings "SR-71" and CNN "The Cold war" series ....

Im a cold war buff in addition to my caddy , lego and 80s tv habits

Johnxlrv
11-07-12, 10:56 PM
All of Monty Python flying circus...'Nuff said!

Stoneage_Caddy
11-07-12, 11:34 PM
John , I had to come in and like this just because of the monty awesomeness. I have no clue what the "like" does nor its net effect on the world , but its there and I pushed it ...

So somewhere a twitterbookmyface mobile phone with a keyboard just went off like a las vegas slot machine and President Nixon is overjoyed....or at least thats what i think happens ...

CadillacLuke24
11-08-12, 12:11 AM
That's a sufficiently applicable explanation :D

greencadillacmatt
11-08-12, 03:55 AM
The Wraith + Charlie Sheen, if that doesn't say '80s, I don't know what does, lol.

85773

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Every year around Halloween myself and about 7 or 8 of my friends all gather for our annual Horror Movie Marathon. And every year we bring a really bad/cheesy horror movie. This year it was "Jason Goes To Hell", but LAST year somebody brought "The Wraith". I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my entire life. :histeric:

Stoneage_Caddy
11-08-12, 09:05 AM
I bought wraith just becuse of the car. It is a chrysler PPG M4S . At one point it was to be chryslers Fiero fighter with turbo 2.2 power, its really awesome...
http://www.allpar.com/cars/concepts/dodge/M4S-PPG-Interceptor.html
http://www.allpar.com/racing/joe-pappas-m4s.html

greencadillacmatt
11-08-12, 09:00 PM
Oh, I agree, very intersting car, but SUCH a bad movie. Hahaha. :D

gladys94
11-10-12, 03:05 AM
No. You dont have the wraith.. you left it behind... :-(

frip
01-02-13, 10:28 AM
These days I see Debbie Does Dallas as more of an art house movie.:cool2:

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/billburgette/imagesqtbnANd9GcSY0kSRvpU6uajmxjQyo.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/billburgette/imagesqtbnANd9GcTVHMDca3p8nJbevvSNo.jpg

Cadillac Kid03
01-02-13, 11:21 PM
Not sure if it's on DVD, but Tank is one of my VHS treasures. James Garner did some very good comedy dramas when he stopped doing the Rockford Files and got back to movies. Really liked the Rockford Files back in the day too.:yup:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ib9r_YEBqVY/TO_jfKSC9BI/AAAAAAAACD0/e6_i9s5L6qc/s1600/tank.jpgMy uncle was in that movie not a big roll but still. Here's a photo my uncle is second on the left.

http://i47.tinypic.com/10odtuf.png

thebigjimsho
01-03-13, 02:13 PM
I remember when Tank came out. Loved it as a kid.

As for those other "tasteful" movies, I only know of Behind the Green Door as the movie Jackie Chan watches in his car in.Cannonball Run...

orconn
01-06-13, 08:17 PM
I just remembered, I still have a VHS copy of that immortal movie "Frankenweenie!" Not the crummy animatede version that has just come out, but the real McCoy with a real kid and a real dog (Bull Terrier)!

frip
02-09-14, 02:47 AM
I remember when Tank came out. Loved it as a kid.

As for those other "tasteful" movies, I only know of Behind the Green Door as the movie Jackie Chan watches in his car in.Cannonball Run... And he also plays the Atari 2600 version of Pac Man on the Subaru's in dash screen!

One really special gem is Used Cars (1980) starring Kurt Russell. Columbia made the mistake of releasing it too close to Flying High (Leslie Nielsen). Everyone went to see Flying High and overlooked Used Cars. The few people that did see it loved it!

Used Cars Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVotdFFcJBs)

Actually, Columbia was one of the few that released their movies on Beta.

http://seriousmovielover.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/used_cars_vhs-copy.jpg


http://www.aruaruvideo.com/images02/G16248.jpg

Taiyo ni Hoero! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5973AdjgMs8)

brandondeleo
02-11-14, 11:31 AM
I have a VHS tape of Rocky Horror Picture Show from when widescreen format got popular. :lol:

dkozloski
02-13-14, 01:23 PM
Blockbuster still does a pretty good business around here.

orconn
02-13-14, 01:30 PM
^^^ I'll bet Hummer does too!

HR-cts
02-13-14, 02:56 PM
I used to have a Betamax tape of a smut show...Keisha something-or-rather.
I think it's still somewhere in the basement.

you think someone can convert it a Blueray?

stoveguyy
02-14-14, 05:51 PM
I have about 100 DVDs I made from super 8 movies and than many hrs of low fi 8mm stuff. My folks were really into family movies. Which is nice. Better to have it and not watch it. I got a DVD recorder long ago. The beta/VHS tapes were about 250 lines res. no way to ever improve that quality during a DVD transfer. A blu ray copy of a crappy source is still gonna be lousy. A video tape of super bowl 15 is still lousy. They did not have HD back than.

thebigjimsho
02-15-14, 01:45 AM
I have a DVD recorder from the early 2000s.

frip
08-15-14, 07:51 AM
Not the best Bond film, but it had a cool car chase!

http://assets.catawiki.nl/assets/1/0/3/c/03c3d4f0-f3cb-012c-9a0a-0050569428b1.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3245/3011784200_c6f425c5bc_o.jpg

Matador Coupe in Bond Movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDO9z_udQr0)

Matador X (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=770062733012567&set=ms.770062069679300.770062733012567.77006321967 9185.770063963012444.bps.a.216735765011936&type=1&theater)