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VHS Movies That are Rare and Valuable

The popularity of DVD players has made the value of VHS tapes fall dramatically. Most used VHS movies can be bought for less than a dollar. However, some of them are rare and can be quite valuable. Here are some of the rarest VHS tapes that you should definitely grab if you can find them.

Updated in 2013

Black Devil Doll From Hell

This low budget horror movie directed by Chester N. Turner is normally not very rare. However, the version with “World Video Inc.” on the tape label is extremely rare and quite valuable.

Inquisition

Inquisition features plenty of torture and brutality. The original Video City Productions release in the clamshell can bring quite a bit of money.

Disciple Of Death

This was a low-budget English horror movie released in 1972. This movie is cheesy to say the least, but quality and value don’t always go hand in hand when collecting movies.

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Tiger Town

Tiger Town is a baseball movie starring Roy Scheider released in 1983. Although the value has dipped a little bit in the last couple of years, it is still one of the most valuable Disney movies on VHS.

Let It Be

This 1970 Beatles movie is not available on DVD. This has caused the VHS version to be quite a collector’s item.

Last House On Dead End Street

Last house On Dead End Street is one of the rarest horror movies on any format. It is about a man who makes snuff movies to get revenge on society. The real director of this movie was not revealed until 2000.

Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

This documentary based on the life of Adolf Hitler has risen in value over the years.

Song Of The South

This Disney classic was never released on VHS or DVD in the U.S., but was released in other countries. Even the Pal version is worth quite a bit of money. Grab this valuable VHS tape when you can find it.

Attack Of The Killer Refrigerator

Don’t let the cheesy title fool you. This movie commands a high price and is a great find despite the cartoonish cover and ridiculous story.

Purlie

Purlie is a made-for-tv  movie starring Robert Guillaume and Sherman Hemsley. It tells the story of a preacher who comes to the resuce of oppressed sharecroppers. The movie is extremely difficult to find anywhere.

The Wild Life

The makers of Fast Times At Ridgemont High made this followup in 1984. The movie was never released on DVD and the VHS version was only released at at high price for rental stores. A copy without rental stickers on it is hard to find.

Zombie

This Lucio Fulci horror classic has been released in several boxes throughout the years. The “big box” Wizard Video release is the version worth the most money.

Star Wars

Almost every VHS version of Star Wars has virtually no value except one. The original CBS Fox release in the hard shell labeled “Video Rental Library” is actually worth quite a bit of money.

Halloween

The original Halloween movie has been re-released countless times on VHS. Most versions are so common that they are practically worthless. The original release is worth quite a bit of money. Look for the Media release with the black and yellow box and the white label on the side of the tape.

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13 Comments
  1. Posted December 27, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Cool! Thanks! =)

  2. Posted December 27, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Wonderful list.

  3. Posted December 27, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    LOL I have a box full of VHS movies – unfortunately, none of the VHS movies listed here are in it! A really interesting write Videomark:)

  4. Posted December 27, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Never heard of any of them – - that last one looks cool.

    Blessings.

    Sincerely,

    -Liane Schmidt.

  5. Posted December 27, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    good collection list

  6. Posted December 28, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Thanks for the list.

  7. Posted December 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Interesting. I have not heard nor seen those movies but thank you for the insight

  8. Posted December 29, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Two-Lane Blacktop is a classic among the hot rod crowd.

  9. Posted April 10, 2011 at 6:03 am

    i have max dugan returns on vhs… its a really lame movie man.. its like about this kids grandpa coming back on the scene total pus

  10. Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    if anyone believes max dugan returns on VHS is actually rare and collectable… you can buy my copy.. daeljustin@gmail.com
    cheers!

  11. Neil
    Posted December 7, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I have two of these VHS movies. Dark Night of the Scarecrow, and Max Dugan Returns in the original CBS Fox box (doesn’t look like that picture). I actually found this site because I am moving and finally deciding to go through my 400+ VHS collection — containing tapes I’ve been collecting for 20 years. I’ve PRELIMINARILY narrowed the whole lot down to about 40 tapes, which almost killed me. I kept going through the stacks and making decisions whether or not I really needed to hang on to it. Then I would go back through the “keep” pile and do it again, cutting more and more movies out. The final criteria was two-fold: “can this be found online and/or DVD” and/or “does this have some emotional or personal value to me.” As you can see, 95% didn’t. But I don’t know.

  12. Posted January 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Do you have “Western Approaches” a British film about Merchant marine.

  13. Luis Balbosa
    Posted March 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    What about The Touch, one of only 2 movies by Ingmar Bergman shot in English. Starring Donald Sutherland, it was released on video in the early days and has been out of print for ages. It’s never been on DVD, and VHS copies sell for a lot of money.

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