The Videotape & Rare Movies

Did you know that there are many movies that did not make the transfer from VHS to DVD? I was surprised at the statistics. An article I read about a year ago from the Austin Chronicle said that a mere 25 percent of movies made before the advent of VHS were ever released on VHS and that only 50 percent of those movies that were released on VHS became available on DVD. That makes for a lot of lost film footage...

Some of the rare VHS movies that I know about were not blockbusters but they were important to many people. They include films like The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon, which many children grew up with in the 1990s; Miss Rose White, a Hallmark movie about Polish refugees; and Disney's Adventures in Wonderland, yet another unique take on Alice in Wonderland.

Fortunately, some important films like Barbra Streisand's Yentl did finally, finally make it to DVD.

What movie would you like to see on DVD that hasn't already been transferred?

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