There are several low-budget horror/slasher films and r-rated comedies that
have never been re-released on dvd. Some were direct-to-video releases put
out in the heyday of the vhs format. And there's odd bits of broadcast tv
or strange home videos that people look for.
Whether these are worth saving or worth anyone's time to watch them again
It's all about nostalgia. It was stuff that was part of the cultural
detritus when they were kids.
Record collecting when through a similar phase in the 90s with the whole
"Incredibly Strange Music" thing, with then-hipsters gathering up obscure
albums simply because of the covers or eccentric musicians contained on
them. Kali Balu's "Cosmic Telephone Call" anyone?
Far be it for me to knock anyone's nostalgia. I still get out my Decca lp
by the Banana Splits once in a while.
Randy A. Riddle
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On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 6:44 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> This article was in the Sunday NYT:
> OK, another indie label, loves vinyl, shoestring operation, blah blah blah.
> But this sentence caught my attention:
> "The proprietors, Lee Rickard, 30, and Sean Bohrman, 32, are starting
> their day behind a door in the back, in a warren of VHS tapes and
> cassettes. "
> Cassettes are already en vogue among an element of hipsters. There were
> even some cassette releases for Record Store Day (no idea where you get
> cassettes duped anymore, Mexico? China? India?)
> So now the hipster kids are "collecting" and "curating" VHS tapes? Good
> luck with that! I guess it's better that the millions of junked VHS tapes
> get another run through in hipster lairs before they end up in the landfill
> when the hipsters lose interest and move onto some other "vintage" or
> "authentic" trend.
> Cassettes and VHS were among the most low-fi mass media ever invented.
> But, to their credit, they were among the most durable. Which may be the
> -- Tom Fine