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April 09, 2008



I love Peter Sellers. While I think his best are the Pink Panther films, the best for music has to be After the Fox. What a great theme song LOL.

The Name of the Rose is another I've always liked, and I haven't even thought of Young Frankenstein in years. I agree with you, it's cute, but not fantastic.

Have a great week, it's late here and I'm off to bed.

Chelle Y.

The one thing I like about DVDs better than Videos is that they take up less space. I still have some "dinosaur" stuff too, especially kid movies. That is why the VCR is in my son's room. :)

On a Limb with Claudia

It's a funny thing. We are in this situation as well. Do you replace them? I don't know. I guess if they break. It is true that we don't watch them much. But right now we don't watch a lot of vids.

Hey, have you seen McCallum? I liked that series.

Happy TT, Nicholas.


We are dinosaurs on this end too :) Heck I still buy in VHS format!

Happy TT and have a great rest of the week :)

Candy Minx

Hi how ya doing?

I own 7 of these movies. You are a rare one for not having seen Apocalypse Now. Did you read Conrad when you were growing up? I would love to know your opinion if you ever do see it!

Today I was with a friend and he didn't want to buy any dvds because he was switiching to blue's so weird how fast and new tech is getting...who can keep up?

Here is my TT list, it's my favourite condiments this know I love food!


Some remarkable films there, especially Dr Strangelove and Zulu. Although I admit to having a liking for the old 1940s films.


I only ever had a couple films on VHS. Happy TT.

Lazy Daisy

Wow, you do have some unusual movies. I'll have to check out the Sean Connery Movie.

Lazy Daisy

Wow, you do have some unusual movies. I'll have to check out the Sean Connery Movie.


Strangelove on DVD just wouldn't be the same. Rewinding is so much easier than scene selection for old people like me....I'll keep the VHS for a while longer.


Some oldies but goodies! Happy TT!


I have several of those on VHS also: Fargo I have watched about 8 times - can't get enough of Wm. Macy. I've watched Apocolypse Now maybe 3 times, yes, I'm a Marlon Brando fan too. While not physically at his best in this movie, everything had gone way south by this point in his career, he's still wonderful to watch. I recommend it.

Susan Helene Gottfried

A LOT of goodies there, Nicholas! I hope you find inexpensive copies of these on DVD. Or Blu-ray. Or whatever the next big thing is.

Happy TT!

The Gal Herself

When "Jersey Boys" opens at a theater near you, get yourself over to see it. As a "Goodfellas" fan, I predict you will get a real kick out of the Four Seasons/Joe Pesci connection.

Glad to see you included "A Perfect World." He's made some bombs lately, so it's easy to forget what an effective actor Kevin Costner can be.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Adelle Laudan

I love the old Pink Panther films. Great list of classics. Happy T13!


You have some great choices there. I dont know how many times Ive seen Silence of the Lambs...great flick!! I loved the way they talk in Fargo..that was an odd but funny movie. Happy TT. I hope everything is wonderful in your world this week:)


I've seen 1-4, 6 and 9 on your list. "The Usual Suspects" is a movie that I recommended to quite a few customers when I worked at Blockbuster in the mid/late 90s. I think it's proof that when it wants to Hollywood can still make top notch mysteries like they did in the 40s and 50s.

marcia v



Love Silence of the Lambs. Just Love it.

Myrtle Beached Whale

Wow. I have seen tham all. I need to get out more. LOL


My video collection had to go to make way for my "office" which was made from the closet where I kept the videos. As I needed the "office", I really don't mind their loss. I've gradually replaced them with DVD's.

The Pink Flamingo


I have a million VHS tapes still too! ;)

I loved Name of the Rose, Sean Connery and Christian Slater before he was anyone! But that movie actually inspired me to read the book, which was also very good! The labyrinth/maze was wild.


Lots of good ones on this list! Silence of the Lambs, Goodfellas, Fargo, A Perfect World, The Usual Suspects, Young Frankenstein, The Godfather. Wow! Great titles.


Great list. I own a few of those, too - probably also on VHS because we haven't even started to convert our video collection.

Happy TT!


I like husband and I still say "Ja" just like they did in that movie.


I have Young Frankenstein on VHS too. Abby Normal. HEH. As for Apocalypse Now, Brando was not the stand out. I liked Robert Duvall. Surfing. The Wagner song. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." He gave me a bit of an existential thrill. LOL Great TT as usual, Nicholas!

Alice Audrey

This looks just like my dh's collection.


Mr. Gattino has the whole series of the Godfather ! It is a beautiful movie !


Mr. Gattino has the whole series of the Godfather ! It is a beautiful movie !

Nicole Austin

I had no intention of replacing my VHS tapes until my player died. LOL! Now I'm working on rebuilding my collection on DVD but blue-ray seems to be the new thing.

Matthew James Didier

So, we're both off to become 10W30 shortly... Sue and I also still have the ol' VHS and it'll take a bit to pry it from us.


It's kinda like admitting you still own 8 track tapes.


I’ve seen all the Godfather films and love Fargo … enjoyed A Perfect World … haven’t thought of Dr. Strangelove in years but have seen it more than once. The only other ones on your list that I’ve seen are The Silence of the Lambs (scared the bejeebers out of me so I didn’t see the sequel) and Acapolypse Now (watched repeatedly by my ‘ex’ who served in Vietnam who believed it captured the essence of his experience ‘in country’ better than any other).
Hugs and blessings,


Hmmm... I've only seen three: Young Frankenstein, Dr. Strangelove and Silence of Lambs. All fairly good movies. We finally convereted the last of the "grown up" collection to DVD, but the kids still have about 30 VHS tapes. Great TT!


WOW I have most of those on VHS as well I am so cheap and refuse to rebuy them on DVD. However, the VHS is making weird noises so I might have to bite the bullet. *sighing*
Great list of movies, and thanks for stopping by. Have a great week


We have about equal numbers of DVD's and VHS's. Not a lot of either, though. I think we have about 25 movies total! :-) Thanks for dropping in at Miller Manor. I always enjoy your visits!


We have about equal numbers of DVD's and VHS's. Not a lot of either, though. I think we have about 25 movies total! :-) Thanks for dropping in at Miller Manor. I always enjoy your visits!

Dane Bramage

Well at least this time I have heard of most of these titles and actually have seen a good many of them. And I picked up a neat saying "by a long chalk"? Cool.

Thanks for visiting my Anniversary edition Thursday Thirteen. 13 favorite T13 from the last year


Finally, a list I can say I have seen them all. We have many movies still on VHS also. In fact, I still have quite a few Betamax movies I need to replace with DVDs. I went Betamax in the 80s format war and, obviously, I lost.


Great movies! The Usual Suspects has been running around my brain. Gotta watch that soon.


We have way too many movies on VHS still. I did go through and clear a bunch of them out. I think the best one we kept on VHS & got on DVD was Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. The name of the Rose was awesome. We also have the Fisher King on VHS still. Intersting collection there! Happy TT!


Ah. Dr. Strangelove. Quite a few folks have borrowed images from that one for other films. I own none of those films...but I've seen two of them. Happy TT!

Cindy Swanson

Your VHS library continues to astound me! I still have a lot of videocassettes as well, but we're slowly but surely replacing them with DVD's.

Some really great titles on that list...


Believe it or not, I have not seen all of #13 either! I have seen bits and pieces, but not the whole thing!

Happy TT!


I've seen Silence of the Lambs and A Perfect World, so I have some watching yet to do! I say wait until they come out on whatever's coming next.

Harris Channing

Wow! A lot of oldies but goodies. Great list. Think I'd like to see "Silence of the Lambs" again. "Are the lambs screaming Clarisse?"


Nicholas, you have to get some of these converted sooner than later just for the extras on the DVD's. I know and love them all!

Do I amuse you? Check out my 13 little happy dances.

Happy TT!

Mary Emken

No, your not the only one that hasn't seen Apocalypse Now. I've had it for some time, but haven't had time to sit down and watch it or any other movie right now. In fact I almost forgot I had it. I did see A Perfect World though and a couple more on your list. Take care my long time friend.


I must admit, I haven't seen most of those movies. I probably should get on that.


I think if you check you'll find that in "A Perfect World" the kidnapped child was a him, not a her and he did a great job, as did the big boys.
Take care,


My father had a collection bigger than the video store had. He died in 2005 and my mother has been trying to give four floors of videos away. He had all of these and many more.


My father had a collection bigger than the video store had. He died in 2005 and my mother has been trying to give four floors of videos away. He had all of these and many more.

Wylie Kinson

Name of the Rose - I read the book. It was brill.
Fargo - one of my alltime faves, ja know, eh?


I've seen and enjoyed many of these. Discovered Dr. Strangelove only last year and glad I did. Agree with you on the Cohen brothers - also loved O Brother Where Art Thou and Cruel Intentions too. Don't think I'll ever see Silence of the Lambs - too faint hearted.


Doctor Strange love rocks. My VHS collection includes the BBC Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and two different copies Star Wars.


We still have a lot of videos too. It's expensive to try to replace all of them. And like you said- by the time I upgrade to DVD's there will be something new anyways.

Leslie Dicken

Um, I think I've seen one of those movies! I'm copying you - listing books on my bookshelf in my T13 this week, although no pictures to go along with it.

Happy T13!

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