Saturday, January 7

It seems hard to believe now...

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VHS even cost this much in-store!

7 comments:

Jayson said...

These are from about a decade ago from Circuit City (I think).

Sorry about being mysterious, I somehow pulled something in my wrist and it off and on burns with the fury of three suns. Getting better though...

robotGEEK said...

Remember when they used to be $24.99 brand new? Crazy when you think about it. lol. Most Blu-ray's don't even cost that these days.

Rod said...

I bet you'll never see a first release Blu-Ray for $69.99 or more like they used to be. I was telling a (younger) friend how when Terminator 2 initially came out, it was $99 to own. VERY hard to believe it was ever like that.

robotGEEK said...

I had rented Gladiator from a video store when it first hit VHS. Someone stole it from my house during a get together and the video store made me pay for the cost of the VHS, which was $69.99. Ridiculous.

The Artist Formerly Known as J. Astro said...

This reminds me of back in the good old days when stores like Best Buy or Sam Goody actually had a MEGA-wide variety of genre VHS... and even MORE DVDs to choose from when the format was just starting to really boom. They had Troma stuff, SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE stuff, Hammer, etc... Now, they usually have one or two shitty compilation discs, a few copies of whatever remake just came out, and, like, one copy of JENNIFER'S BODY and some random SAW sequel. Sad. :( And all these businesses really have to wonder why it is online retailers like Amazon and others are eating their lunch?

the-scandyfactory said...

I will never forget when I saw Pulp Fiction (widescreen) on VHS in Media Play listed as a special "pre-release." I forget when the actual release date was supposed to be, but they were selling these for $99, and while I was in there, some asshole actually went for it. A few weeks later, I picked one up for $14.99

Aaron Mason said...

Man, those would have been really cheap at one time. If you have any old copies of Fangoria (or Gorezone, etc.) laying around check out some of the adds for the tapes in the back of them - crazy prices.

Seems to me the first release of "Henry" on VHS was over $100. Horror fans these days have it easy (at least on the wallet), but I wouldn't trade the stuff I grew up with for the current crop for any price cut.

- Aaron

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