Friday, August 10, 2007


VHS seems to be going out of style faster than a shooting starlette. The medium that I watched so many movies on as a child is now being driven out of town by DVD and other forms of slick digital media. We've even gotten to the point where the first wave of DVDs are starting to look dated. As a result, people all over the world are taking their old VHS tapes and players and either throwing them to the curb, or donating them to the local thrift store. Video stores are overhauling their tape collection to make room for compact DVD cases. If you are the sort of movie viewer who cannot tolerate anything less than the most up to date technology, you probably have already upgraded you home viewing system to be completely digital, and feature a wide screen plasma tv. However, if you are the sort of movie fanatic who is nostalgic for the past, living on a tight, and don't want your compulsive movie watching to dwindle your bank account, than you should be celebrating and taking as much advantage of this dying medium as you can! Right now your average neighborhood video stores are selling wide ranges of movies for prices usually between one and five dollars. Some of them are gems and some (well, many) are duds, but if you have an open mind and an endless appetite for movies you'll be sure to find a lot for prices lower than a rental.
I am a regular visitor of these VHS clearance sales. My purchases range from trashy to classic, but each tape comes with great dated movie trailers that are usually worth the price on their own.

This blog will focus on bargain videos, especially those that cost a dollar, and from time to time movies outside of this category that we endorse. You might not be able to find all of the dollar videos that are posted about, but hopefully these posts will give you a sense of what is going on in the dollar video universe, and remind you that VHS is still magical.

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