Repro VHS Tapes?

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Repro VHS Tapes?

I was wondering how every felt about repro vhs tapes, or if anyone has started doing it? (Not just simple home recordings)

 

For instance if someone recorded a "Rare, or OOP" Movie that is indemand onto a blank tape. After that they would make the lable for the tape and the slipcase/hard case cover (Make it look real) and sell if as a "Collectable Repro". Such stuff is being done in the  retro gaming community and left me wondering if it has been done in the VHS community. (Please understand that I know this may not be legal ect.) 

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Could introduce more people into the vhs community since they can now watch "rare" movies on a budget.

Make films more avaliable.

Cons -

Might lower the price of certain films

illegal

"Rare" films may not be considered "Rare"

 

Please understand that I do not INTEND on doing this, and I advise you not to do this as well. Just a thought that crossed my brain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I always found them pretty pointless, especially in the Youtube era, where everyone seems to be posting rare VHS tapes in full on there, free to stream/download.

If you want to own a film on VHS, go ahead and pay a premium price, if you want to see the film, go to Youtube or something similar.

Then there are the "fantasy releases" aka newly released films then put on VHS with fantasy cover mockups and the like.  I think those are kind of cool, though technically bootlegs, they are more like unique art pieces of a sort.

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I have plans on making some modern vhs for my collection as well as doing some custom soundtracks for old movies... Also, there are several tapes I own that have nearly an hour of previews which I intend to record over with related parodies or shorts. I thought those might sell well... but I'll likely not get around to that for years...

 

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Never considered doing newer films. Having V/H/S 1 & 2 would be a funny thing to own on tape. Maybe krampus as well since I did enjoy that movie