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Old 08-24-2013, 12:22 AM
 
Location: New York City, NY
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I have an interesting question, which will hopefully help me in determining what the last VHS ever released was. It is something that has been on my mind the past few years, ever since VHS became obsolete and I have been determined to find the answer. Most internet forums and Google searches have come up with nothing, except that maybe A History of Violence was the last film officially released on VHS (Home video release in March 2006). I figured I might do a bit of investigating myself.

The question is...what was the newest VHS tape you have seen and/or purchased? In determining this, there are a few factors that would make the film qualify.

*The film has to be an official release. No bootlegs.

*No blank/recording tapes.

*Has to be a major release. For example: the film VHS (released in 2012) had a very limited VHS run as a special edition, though was not intended for a public, wide release.

For me...the newest VHS tape I have ever come across was the 2005 film "Guess Who", which was released on home video in November of 2005.

Silly question and scenario, I know, but I am just very curious. Also, if this doesn't fit in the "movies" section and should go somewhere else, I apologize in advance. Thank you!
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:34 AM
 
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I gave all my VHS tapes away so long ago, it's difficult to remember.

Some random person claims Borat was the last movie made on VHS for distribution....

What was the last vhs tape made? - Yahoo! Answers
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Another random site claims A History of Violence was the last movie released, also 2006.

The End of an Era: Last VHS Tape Shipped - HotHardware
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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I'm at work and just checked the library catalog. 2006 looks like the end of tape releases. We have over 30 children's tapes that year, none for adults. The last tape we cataloged was LazyTown - Robbie's greatest misses in June 2006.

The tape collection still circulates, but it appears once people get their first flat screen television the tape player goes in the garbage.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: New York City, NY
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Very informative and interesting posts. I also recall someone (in person) mentioning that Borat may have been the last VHS release, and also rumors that Talladega Nights got a VHS release also. Of course, I have never seen one of these tapes or have had them in my possession, so I cannot verify any of this. But I always check out video tapes when I am at yard sales/thrift stores to see what the latest video releases are.


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I'm at work and just checked the library catalog. 2006 looks like the end of tape releases. We have over 30 children's tapes that year, none for adults. The last tape we cataloged was LazyTown - Robbie's greatest misses in June 2006.

The tape collection still circulates, but it appears once people get their first flat screen television the tape player goes in the garbage.
I heard that children's videos were predominately on video tape until recently, and thank you for digging through your catalog to find this out.

When I visit my mom in California, I am going to go through my old VHS collection (around two hundred tapes) and double check all the dates. I remember purchasing a couple of very new tapes (very late 2005, possibly early 2006) at the 99 cent store a few years ago, and they were official VHS releases (though they were really crappy horror films).
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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The question is...what was the newest VHS tape you have seen and/or purchased?
The newest movie I have on VHS is SAW (2004) (Haridly any movies I like after about 2002)
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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Actually, the Indie Science Fiction film Cybornetics: Urban Cyborg, is actually the last new film released on VHS which will be released on VHS in 2014.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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I would have bet money on whatever it was, it being a porn film.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:34 PM
 
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Actually, the Indie Science Fiction film Cybornetics: Urban Cyborg, is actually the last new film released on VHS which will be released on VHS in 2014.
Ah man!!
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:40 PM
 
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Lightbulb *

The newest movie released on VHS now is the movie V/H/S in 2013 (I think all 3 parts are on VHS) -- Just digital video put on the tape.........

www.amazon.com/dp/B00B9LNBWS

If I can find it,I may get it........ I hear the first is OK but the other 2 are garbage...... (Seems like they tried to copy SAW in a way)


DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE FIRST MOVIE ON VHS WAS IN 1977?? ('Magnetic video' was the first distributer and they started in 1977)
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