80s VHS Movies

80s VHS Movies

Every time I walk through a thrift store I always check out the movie section — not just the DVDs, but also the VHS tapes. The funny thing is, I haven’t watched a VHS tape in years (except to dub them over to DVDs). I don’t know why I even look at them because I never buy them. I guess I just enjoy the artwork and the boxes. Here are a couple I ran across during my last thrift store outing.

They call him Howard … THE Duck! Despite years of poor reviews, I enjoyed (and enjoy) this movie. My kids enjoy it, too.

I was so excited to find this one that I almost bought it! If it doesn’t sound familiar, this movie was also known as “Naked Space” and “The Creature Wasn’t Nice.” If it still doesn’t sound familiar, check out this post I wrote last year which includes the hit song from the movie, I Want To Eat Your Face.

Do you still own or buy VHS tapes? Respond here and let us know!

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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  1. I was at tops grocery store the other day & they had a display of “assorted DVDs”. The weird thing is that they had a bunch of VHS tapes mixed in. Nothing caught my eye, but it was so weird seeing VHS tapes being sold in a non-thrift store like that.

    As for still having tapes, I still have approx 200 floating around, mostly home recorded stuff.

  2. Flack, is that a clam shell case for Spaceship? By the way…you totally should have bought that one! :)

  3. I still buy and watch VHS tapes whenever I can. Heck, I sold my “Lord of the Rings” dvd’s and kept the vhs tapes!

    There are 4 very good reasons to buy vhs tapes:
    1-Old rare movies not releasd on dvd.
    2-Original cover art.
    3-If the tape is bad it keep playing, unlike a dvd which will freeze.
    4-Original versions of movies, not yet “touched up” by studios (ex.: “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”, as far as I know only on the vhs tape can you see the visible bike-chain-feed goof).

  4. I have a lot of vhs tapes, I collect them and watch vhs tapes sometimes. Have started sorting out and organizing my collection this week.

  5. My sister and brother-in-law often prefer having VHS over DVD because VHS tapesr are more “kid-proof.” (They have a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old.)

  6. @VicSage: Yes, it was a clam shell. I think if it’s still there the next time I go, I will pick it up.

    I have dubbed most of my VHS tapes over to DVD, but I’ve kept the important tapes just in case a better way to transfer stuff over comes along.

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