Re: vhs 1976 - 2006

From: Steve Polta (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Nov 19 2006 - 12:04:44 PST

It's funny, TIE, when you posted this, I thought you
were saying that *you* would be screening "Barney" et.
al. (workout tapes?) as a vhs tribute. As a former
Blockbuster store manager in another life (seriously),
this sounded..., well, it sounded like something...

speaking of this, kinda, I'm doing a little spring
cleaning this weekend and will be dumping a box of
about 50 beta format tapes (the old home video kind,
small, not Beta-SP). They are mostly classic Hollywood
things--Bette David, Jimmy Stewart plus some things
like BORN FREE, etc. It's all very wholesome--recorded
off air (so they feature commercials, etc). Of course
they can be taped over. If anyone in the San Francisco
Bay Area wants these, let me know TODAY. I also have a
player/recorder, which works, which I will include in
the giveaway package. Free. You pick it up. Don't
think; just do it.

Again, let me know TODAY--Sunday, 11-19-06--cuz
they're heading to the dumpster.

steve polta

--- TIE <email suppressed> wrote:

> We will miss you VHS! We had so many beautiful
> memories together.
> 1976 - 2006
> “It’s pretty much over,” concurred Buena Vista
> Home Entertainment general manager North America
> Lori MacPherson on Tuesday. VHS is survived by a
> child, DVD, and by Tivo, VOD and DirecTV. It was
> preceded in death by Betamax, Divx, mini-discs and
> laserdiscs. Although it had been ailing, the
> format’s death became official in this, the video
> biz’s all-important fourth quarter. Retailers
> decided to pull the plug, saying there was no longer
> shelf space. As a tribute to the late, great VHS,
> Toys ‘R’ Us will continue to carry a few titles
> like “Barney,” and some dollar video chains will
> still handle cassettes for those who cannot deal
> with the death of the format.
> TIE, The International Experimental Cinema
> Exposition
> 849 Humboldt Street, #2
> Denver, CO 80218
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> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.

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