Sunday, August 23, 2009

31 Days, 31 Links - Day #23

One of the best things for me about going to horror conventions is getting the chance to stock up on bootleg copies of flicks that either aren't yet available on DVD or are totally out of print on the format. While it is fairly illegal for a person to rip a VHS movie onto a DVD and then sell it, there really seems to be no rules at conventions - and that's why I love 'em. Well now, thanks to one website, you don't even have to leave the comfort of your own home and head off to a convention in order to pick up some of those lost gems (as long as you promise that you already own the movie on VHS and just want a DVD backup copy of it!)....




VHS PRESERVATION SOCIETY


Anyone who reads this blog knows how much of a lover, to this day, I am of horror movies on VHS. There are a seemingly never-ending wealth of awesome old school titles only available on VHS that are just waiting to be discovered. Well these guys take those VHS exclusive movies and give them the DVD treatment they so deserve - not only making them easily and cheaply available, but you don't even have to dig your VCR out of your attic to enjoy them. Best of all, they keep the original VHS artwork in tact. You really can't ask for much more. These guys are doing a great service and anyone who shares the same passion for these relegated to dead format titles will find much enjoyment perusing their selection. I picked up a few flicks from VHSPS this past weekend at Monster Mania, but i'll save that for my recap post, which should be up tommorow!

5 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Thanks so much for the great link. I am off to check it out.

Cheers!

Quanthor said...

That's an awesome idea and they have some kick ass stuff I'd love to have!

Horror movies and old school wrestling....it doesn't get much better than that!

the jaded viewer said...

I'm glad they keep dealing alive. With ebay and DVDs, you'd think VHS trading was dead.

Carl (ILHM) said...

Most excellent, now if only I wasnt so cheap.. I refuse to pay more than $5 for actual releases let alone boots lol..

B-Movie Becky said...

My VHS broke and I'm upset...