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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.