Anyone who collects movies probably has a chest or shelf somewhere full of VHS tapes.
I have a large number of DVD’s in my collection but there are few that I own on both VHS and DVD. I simply haven’t gotten around to updating my collection yet.
I have a fairly new VCR so why not just wait until the tapes shrivel up and die?
DVD and Blu Ray purests will argue that the picture, sound and special features definitely make the upgrade worthwhile. I couldn’t agree more.
Here are 10 of my favorite VHS movies that I should upgrade:
Honorable Mentions: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scream Trilogy, Men In Black
“Five minutes? It was two minutes five minutes ago.”
When I first started collecting movies, I didn’t have a shelf so I simply made stacks with my favorites on top. For some reason, when I think of Snatch, I think of those wonderful stacks that I was so proud of. It’s one of the best bad ass movies out there.
“Be a beacon”
One of the main inspirations for this post. I watched this movie for the first time in a long time a while back and it’s still as entertaining as ever. Read my Rainy Sundays post here.
“Now THAT’S how you’re supposed to drive! From now on, that’s how you drive!”
Action movies have certainly evolved in the last decade. There haven’t been many decent buddy cop movies that have found success. In my opinion, this is one of the best comedic combinations of all time and the movie is loaded with action.
Bad Boys 2 is a better flick but I own that on DVD so it doesn’t belong on this list.
Gone In 60 Seconds
“Low Rider Donny… Donny? Low Rider?”
I don’t understand why so many people seem to dislike Nicolas Cage these days. Granted, he hasn’t released a fantastic movie in a long time but you have to give him credit for some of the awesome action movies he’s been a part of.
“I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.”
I’ve had a DVD copy of this movie in my hands so many times I’ve lost count. Who can resist? The movie tells one of the most original and disturbingly entertaining stories ever. Period. Why don’t I own this on DVD yet? Not sure but I welcome gifts. That is all.
“You wanna go to jail or you wanna go home?”
Denzel definitely deserved the Oscar. His performance is incredible but really, so is the movie. One of the best.
“If I’m wrong then we’re at war… God help us all.”
Crimson Tide is another movie I’ve written about recently. It’s the best kind of movie to curl up with when you’ve got a couple hours to kill on a lazy afternoon.
“Welcome to the rock.”
Another Cage classic. Team him up with Sean Connery and you get one of the best action movies of all time. I remember renting this movie on a friday night, watching it, rewinding and watching it again before going to bed. I believe I owned it a week or so later. I just don’t own it on DVD yet.
Remember The Titans
“I want them to remember, FOREVER, the night they played the Titans.”
For some reason, I really love watching movies with lengthy training scenes. Movies that show the hardwork and dedication that goes into being successful. There is something inspiring about that. I’d have to say that inspiring is an understatent in this case.
“Mmmmmm, this is a tasty burger”
This is probably the biggest outrage on this list. There’s really no reason why I haven’t upgraded this movie yet. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I feel like I should apologize… I’m sorry.
PS: The lesson I learned from writing this post? Jerry Bruckheimer rules when it comes to VHS movies I need to upgrade.