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Will You NOT Watch A Film Because It's On VHS?

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Gobi-1, Oct 25, 2004.

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  1. Gobi-1

    Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 22, 2002
    DVDs have spoiled me so much that I've basically decide not to watch video tapes, or stone tablets as I now call them, anymore. If I don't have a movie on DVD but on VHS I'd actually won't watch it simply because it's on tape.

    Is anybody else like that?

    P.S. My only exception to the rule is tv shows like Who Line Is It Anyways? which I recorded so I could watch them again.
  2. Moleman1138

    Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 18, 2004
    My VHS is packed away somewhere. All I have now is DVD. Luckily I didn't buy many VHS tapes.
  3. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 4, 1999
    I never bought a great many VHS, so my collection is mainly DVD, but I've got no problem popping in a VHS. Unless it's not OAR -- which is a little more forgivable than with DVD, but still blasphemy to me.
  4. Drew_Atreides

    Drew_Atreides Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 30, 2002
    Are you kidding?

    The fact that VHS is in the process of dying has made them RIDICULOUSLY affordable!

    I'm managing to see all manner of independent/arthouse films that i wouldn't normally be able to check out thanks to the used-video bin at Blockbuster!

    I dunno, i mean, the picture quality and audio on DVDs are nice, but honestly, how many 'extras' on dvds do you ever REALLY check out more then once?

  5. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Oct 8, 1999
    I won't rent new releases on VHS, only DVD. And the only VHS tapes I'd buy these days are hard to find wrestling tapes.
  6. Obi-Sauron

    Obi-Sauron Jedi Youngling star 3

    Aug 4, 2004
    I will not watch a film on VHS.

    Also I dont rent or buy DVD's unless it has extras (deleted scenes, the making of, director and/or actor commentaries). I blame Peter Jackson for this.

  7. Lt_Jaina_Solo

    Lt_Jaina_Solo Jedi Knight star 5

    May 27, 2002
    Usually, I won't. I'll try to find a DVD version of the movie, or just some other movie that I'd enjoy watching...

    ~LtJS @};-

  8. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 13, 2003
    I've found a few Kurosawa films on sale at Tower that aren't available for rent. Sometimes they're either not available on DVD or the DVDs are high-priced Criterions.... a big gamble for something I haven't seen. So, I haven't dumped my VCR yet. And until Lost Highway comes to DVD, I'll be watching my WS tape.
  9. Obi-Sauron

    Obi-Sauron Jedi Youngling star 3

    Aug 4, 2004
    And until Lost Highway comes to DVD . . .

    this produces much grumbling from me whenever I'm in a video store.

  10. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

    Nov 17, 1999
    I'm not above watching movies on VHS. Most of the SciFi miniseries that I rant about are on tape, because I can't watch them in person, we've got a ton of leftover ones that can be taped over, and my grandmother is developing a real taste for sci-fi. Plus, as someone mentioned, the used ones are getting really cheap. However, I'm probably not going to purchase a new VHS tape any more.
  11. Darth_Skycrawler

    Darth_Skycrawler Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 5, 2004
    I still watch movies on VHS, although I prefer DVD. If Im renting a movie and they only have it available in VHS then I will rent it.

    I also record alot of shows off TV, so I am used to using my VCR.
  12. Miss_Padfoot

    Miss_Padfoot Jedi Youngling

    Oct 8, 2004
    I love VHS. My sister is the DVD freak of the family. ;)
  13. Obi-Wan's Apparition

    Obi-Wan's Apparition Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jan 10, 2000
    And until Lost Highway comes to DVD . . .

    Is it ever coming out on DVD?! :(

    I watch vhs all the time but I won't buy them anymore.
  14. werewook

    werewook Jedi Youngling star 2

    Oct 21, 2004
    Also I dont rent or buy DVD's unless it has extras (deleted scenes, the making of, director and/or actor commentaries). I blame Peter Jackson for this.

    [face_laugh] Yes. He has crammed so much stuff onto those extended edtions of his that it has spoiled me too. Why can't everyone insert their deleted scenes? :(

    Personally I watch both. My parents still buy VHS but I only buy DVDs. Of course I only buy a select few DVDs.
  15. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Aug 31, 2000
    I prefer to watch DVD's, but I need to buy a vcr so that I can watch the unaltered version of the original trilogy every now and again.
  16. jedi_john_33

    jedi_john_33 Jedi Master star 7

    Sep 26, 2003
    I remember when my brother bought me Silence of the Lambs...but, he bought VHS.

    I told him to go look at my DVD collection, which was well over 50 at the time, and said, "Dude...what do I have?"

    And he said, "it was cheaper..."

    "By how much?"

    "2 bucks"

  17. Spirit_of_Pozzi

    Spirit_of_Pozzi Jedi Youngling star 2

    Aug 26, 2000
    I'll watch one if my computers turned off for the six hour break I give it every three days.

    Lost Highway? Is that the David Lynch film? It's available in Australia. No chapter search of course.
  18. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Jul 9, 2002
    I still rent VHS all the time,they are cheaper to rent,and my video store has a better selection of titles on VHS
  19. Dani1138

    Dani1138 Jedi Master star 3

    Nov 20, 2002
    Lost Highway is also available in the UK... and according to, its available to the US on import (region 1 as well).

    link -
  20. Jedi_Humaira_Blaine

    Jedi_Humaira_Blaine Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 27, 2003
    I will watch stuff on video...I mainly watch VHS because of the cost of rentals here...

    When I buy movies/TV show box sets, I always buy the on DVD format or VCD. I love the DVD quality, extra features etc. :) And DVDs are so much nicer, what with chapter selections, size(they take up less space) etc.

    However my movie rentals are mainly on video coz they are so much more affordable. In local rupees, our video rentals might be Rs. 30 or 40, but a DVD costs Rs. 100 to rent.

    So on video I get more for my money. :D

  21. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

    Jan 27, 2000
    I'll only watch VHS if there's no DVD alternative.

    Because, honestly, after getting accustomed to the image quality of DVD over the past 7 years, VHS is really quite unwatchable.
  22. RubberDuckyfromHell

    RubberDuckyfromHell Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 24, 2003
    Nope, I'm still able to watch VHS with the best of 'em. I seem to have inherited my mom's attitude of not really needing the DVD of something if I already have it on VHS, though that might change when I finish up school and finally move out on my own full time and I'll only have the DVD player and no VHS. But seriously, I couldn't care less about the better audio and video quality since there is more to a film that just the way it looks and sounds.
  23. Darth_Banal

    Darth_Banal Jedi Knight star 6

    Jul 22, 2002
    I think the only reason I have left for VHS is to tape episodes of 24. And that will probably be gone when/if I get Tivo.
  24. jedijoker

    jedijoker Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Jul 6, 2004
    I watch VHS all the time.
  25. Sleezy

    Sleezy Jedi Master star 3

    Nov 18, 2002
    Incidentally, my good friend just liquidated his entire VHS collection, claiming that he "simply can't watch them anymore".

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