What are some of your favorite finds of all time?

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What are some of your favorite finds of all time?

I found tapes over the years that I am proud to have in my collection such as:

Song of the South bootleg, Scary Movie WP, Harold and Maude, Happiness, South Korean copies of Lilo and Stitch, The Professional and Se7en, the 1981 Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment release of Midnight Express, Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation volume 2, the 1982 Video Rental Library release of Star Wars and last but not least, the early 80s Warner clamshells, I have 20 something of them. Also the MGM/UA book boxes. Might have the same amount of them as I do the Warners. 

 

Your input is very appreciated.

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The Mallens Canadian Boxset, Hearts in Atlantis red Canadian tape, Casino/Scarface/Sleepers UK Set, Home Alone 2 UK, Fried Green Tomatoes UK, Titanic UK, Kevin and Perry Go Large UK, Hells Angels forever Australian, The Jacket (One of only 7 Warner Independent Pictures tapes ever made). Knock on Any Door Columbia Pictres Home Entertainment VHS, The Little Mermaid Controversial Cover VHS, Norma Rae Magnetic Video, Men in Black Workprint bootleg, Wild Things Workprint bootleg, Napoleon MCA Flatbox, Last Hero in China Chinese Bootleg, All of my canadian tapes, etc.

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Stacks of MGM Book Boxes, original Warner Brothers clamshell releases, many 1977/1978 original Magnetic Video releases, original Walter Cronkite 1982 WW2 set in huge cardboard clamshells.

I've sold off most of my rare horror movies over the years, as the prices are too tempingly high to keep them (hard to justify keeping a tape going for $180).  Ones I've sold have included Slime City, Rocktober Blood, and Iced.

I've had a few volumes of the ultra rare Welcome to Pooh's Corner VHS series, again hard to justify keeping them as selling them for $150 each made more sense at the time (and still does).

I've started to get into collecting extremely old recorded off TV tapes because they are ever harder to come by than pre-recorded VHS material.  I've found stuff as old as 1977 off Ebay, got them for a great price because I think most people don't collect sports events.  I also found a complete copy of a 1981 Denver Broncos game from NBC for .25 at a local thrift store, great find, especially with all the commercials intact.

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The rental only copy of Arthur is one

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one of em' is:     VHS  "Sharks' Treasure" - MGM "book style" Box - Cornel Wilde

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Weird you mentioned Shark's Treasure, I found it a few years back and recently sold it online.  Pretty darn rare film, that may be the only US VHS release (MGM book box).

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hey..thanks for your reply...Yeah, I can't find an original MGM BB VHS for sale anywhere...cool ;) amazon has the info on it, but none for sale, or "currently unavailable", needless to say, this one goes top shelf ;) 

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I found a Spanish Unicorn copy of Los Asesinos recently. 

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Posted on the wrong chat, sorry