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Old 03-08-2017, 10:20 AM
Dude111 Dude111 is offline
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Originally Posted by Dr. Kozzack
I believe my oldest VHS tape is 'Alien'(1980, Magnetic Video) while my oldest Beta would be 'The African Queen' (1979, Magentic Video), 'East of Eden' (1979?, WCI Home Video), or 'Superman: The Movie'(1979, WCI Home Video).
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I have the 1980 release of African Queen also and Im wondering if the original 1979 release is even BETTER than what I have which is excellent.......

My oldest tape now is FAREWELL CONCERT FROM CREAM - 1978 MEDA release.....

They did a horrible job on that!!!!! (Not MEDA (Media),the ppl who recorded that concert)

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Old 03-09-2017, 11:29 AM
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The oldest tape in my possession is a home movie taken by either my Great-Uncle Neil, or my Great-Uncle Skip. My Grandfather appears in it, and is clearly still healthy, and my Great-Grandfather appears, so it would have been shot prior to about August of 1980. If I had to guess, I'd say late 1978 or early 1979 would be more likely.
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:52 PM
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Little Shop of Horrors!

I picked up another copy of the occult classic, Little Shop of Horrors.
That tape doesn't play either. It really must be made by a cheap outfit, as the original movie was.
I tried to transplant the spools in another case, no joy. That tape was damaged so bad by others, that tried to get it to play. It seemed like the spools were binding in the case and wouldn't move easily.
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Old 05-09-2017, 03:29 PM
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The oldest VHS tape I have is the blank tape that came with my 1979 Magnavox top-loader VCR. I think the oldest pre-recorded one I own is 2001-A Space Odessey from 1980-1981 when I paid a whopping $100 for it at the video shop. Repurchased the same movie a few years later when it was released in hi-fi stereo, then repurchased a third time when released on DVD.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:48 PM
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Oldest videotape is a portion of the "Jack Paar Show" ("Tonight Show") from December of 1959, on a 2" quad reel.

Oldest audio tape is an off-air recording of the soundtrack of an episode of NBC's "All-Star Revue" from December 13, 1952.

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