You’d think that, these days, everything you’d want to see exists in some form in which you can reach it. If it’s not on DVD, then surely it’s online or uploaded digitally somewhere. However, that’s not the case. Before there was the digital revolution, there was the tape revolution, as VHS tapes and home video devices made it possible for movies to get made and get to the masses like never before. Staggering, right? Lots of little companies and independent folks were able to make a surprising amount of money filling video store shelves.
Sadly, video stores are gone. Even the hold-outs, like my beloved Wild and Woolly Video, have closed down. The shelves are bare, and where there are still shelves, you won’t find very many VHS tapes. Still, there are a lot of things out there where VHS is the only way you can see it, including the original versions of the Star Wars films. There’s a collector’s market out there, and the weird and obscure are rewarded with some serious financial compensation. Here are 9 rare and valuable types of collectible VHS tapes.
It’s kind of amazing, really. I’m a physical media collector, and I admit that I have boxes of VHS tapes that are (I assume) difficult to find on digital media. I might actually see if some of my tapes are valuable, or I might just hold onto them and enjoy them until my VCR finally kicks the bucket. We shall see just how deep the goldmine goes.Technorati Tags: 9 rare vhs tapes, collectible vhs tapes, rare and expensive vhs tapes, vhs, vhs collectors, vhs tapes