I buy VHS tapes that were specifically meant for a VHS release. I love VHS board games, promotional tapes, and educational videos, because I feel like I’m experiencing the media the way it was originally meant to be experienced.

So, for example, I don’t need a VHS copy of Cruel Intentions, but a VHS promo for Cruel Intentions where the cast sexually manipulates the viewer, a video store owner, into stocking Cruel Intentions at their store? I’d pay a surprising amount of money for that, apparently!

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Nov 10, 2022·edited Nov 11, 2022Liked by Geoffrey Golden

I had fun getting past the challenge. Design wise I found it a little strange since I could only narrow down most of the blanks to a 50/50, but word three could only be lyin' which meant it had to be full. You can solve the whole puzzle off of word three alone without bothering to fill the other blanks, but without that I don't think I could have solved it in the first place.

Tried out all the endings as usual. I see we both hate Free Guy based on the foul ending, if you hadn't I would have joked about not being able to see it being a good thing. Got forced to see it by family and was vindicated in my assessment of it as a movie about video games written by people who know nothing about video games. The use of the # in the name also got me chuckling.

I'm in the generation that's just young enough to have experienced the twilight of DVDs. My family still has a decent DVD collection, though now we pretty much only pull out the White Christmas DVD around a certain holiday. We used to have this neat portable DVD player too.

Personally I'm a fan of physical media, it can't be taken away from you. Also I miss a lot of the stuff that went into DVDs. The design of the menu, the names for different scenes in the scene select, the bonus features, it's a lost world some people today don't even know existed.

DVDs were my introduction to old TV shows like Get Smart, Green Acres, and Gilligan's Island, I remember the Get Smart DVDs had optional commentary from 99's actress. I also remember loving the bonus features for Lion King 1/2. There was this choose your own adventure thing where you went on safari with Timon and Pumbaa, I had a lot of fun with it.

I didn't watch the movie itself, but looking at the details for the Jungle Cruise movie on Disney+ made me a little happy because I saw the extras section included DVD style extras. Also I just found out that Lion King 1/2 also has some of its DVD extras on Disney+, including the choose your own adventure safari. Though they're missing the gameshow extra, but if I'd had to pick I'd save the CYOA safari over Lion King Jeopardy too.

(EDIT: Spoke too soon, it's not the CYOA adventure they have on Disney+, it's a different educational bonus feature. NOOOOOOOO!)

This has me pondering, is there some sort of group or website dedicated to preserving these DVD extras? I'm mainly familiar with video game preservation, but it seems to me that these extras are in need of similar efforts. Also DVD based board games, I had a Lilo & Stitch one based on the animated series.

As an ironic side note, right now my personal media preservation quest actually revolves around digital media. Nintendo is taking down the online stores for their old consoles so I'm trying to get stuff only available there while I still can.

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1. The puzzle aspect was fun and replaced my morning sudoku! 🧩

2. I remember renting VCRs from Blockbuster! Then my mom bought a TEAC VCR that was really high quality. We never bought any tapes though--always rented. 📼

3. Having small children, I try to substitute bad language with words like “fiddlesticks” and “Christ on a cracker.” 🤬

4. Still have a zippered DVD travel case with a hundred or so movies in it that we use on the sailboat. ⛵️

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I love games like this!! Can you make one that's super hard lol? or like an added part of one that's super hard? I ask as if its just very easy to make lots of games lol i know it's hard

Richie Rich - I watched that over and over as a kid I just wanted the McDonalds in my house but mostly I wanted friends.

no DVDs or VHS tapes, I must admit!! Well, maybe a few DVDs of old short films that I acted in haha .

the word I use when i'm upset is absurd. I also use it in other ways too, I'm realizing I just use that word way too much haha

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This was fun! I like the variety :-)

I definitely still have a large stash of DVDs and some VHS, though I don't watch them very often when it's so easy to stream most stuff. When I was a kid I probably burned out a copy of The Princess Bride.

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Nov 11, 2022Liked by Geoffrey Golden

🧩 This puzzle was great! Even though these are always interactive, this one felt even more so. Loved it!

📺Star Trek: Enterprise!!!

🤬 I call people Turds lol

📼 We have four massive hardback briefcases with all our DVDs alphabetized 😅 There’s even a labeled table of contents in each one LOL

CONGRATS on UYPPA!! So flippin’ cool 👏👏👏

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Nov 10, 2022Liked by Geoffrey Golden

🧩 It was fun! Nice way to switch things up.

📺 South Park, LOL. Granted, I was a teenager by then, but that's (literally) still growing up, so it counts, IMO. Had the first three seasons on VHS, then up to season eight (I think?) on DVD.

🤬 Just your run of the mill curse words. It's really startles people, as I *rarely* curse, so when I do, they know I'm PISSED. Strangely, the situation almost always de-escalate afterwards. Which is good, because I'm probably a terrible fighter 😆

📼 We have a handful of Blu-Rays, almost all are older, obscure, or foreign films that are tough to find on streaming services. I've also got a shelf full of physical Nintendo Switch games, which will be like VHS tapes and DVDs in another ~20 years!

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