My local library is ditching VHS -- in one swell foop. They're going to sell the inventory next month. What should I salvage?
There will a be a pre-sale for Friends of the Library members to get first pick.
Obviously, "stuff I like" is one answer, and I'll work on that. Another obvious one would be "stuff that hasn't been released on DVD". Tips in that vein would help. But basically anything hard to find would be good. I'd like to have a list that I can pre-check with the electronic catalog and pare down to what I expect to be there and allow for not getting some stuff.
I'm going to start with this MeCha thread: Movies you never get tired of watching
, so anything in there will be considered if I don't already have it.
What I like: science fiction and action, yes, thrillers and mysteries, yes, but also personal films like Heavenly Creatures
or The Sweet Hereafter
, modern auteur stuff such as the Coen Bros., and (often lesser-known) black and white classics like I Know Where I'm Going
. Acting tour de forces such as The Verdict
. Documentaries sometimes. Not many musicals. Upscale comedies such as Kind Hearts and Coronets
or What's Up, Doc?