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5 Videos I Rented Over and Over As a 90s Kid

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

I've written a few times about the great little video rental store where I grew up called "Dollar Video."  I spent a lot of time in that store, and it was one of the things I most looked forward to during the week.  On most Saturday mornings, Mom would take us down the road to Dollar Video, and we'd each pick out a video or a video game for us to watch or play that weekend.   

More often than not, we'd also hit up the town's library and rent movies for free.  They had these great big black binders with little circle-shaped stickers to indicate what age group the movies were appropriate for.  I remember green, orange, and red, but I may be mistaken.  The binders were full of page after page of photocopies of the VHS box art, and I loved taking my time thumbing through them. 

Like many of us, when I look back, I've found that I would often select the same movie repeatedly.  I was thinking the other day about the 90s and how some of those movies I loved never got their just due.  While many of the films of that era are readily available on DVD or streaming, some of them have never been released on an upgraded medium like DVD or BluRay.  Some were released when the DVDs first hit the market in such limited quantities they are hard to find these days.  

I like to have a physical copy of movies and have a growing DVD collection.  Streaming is terrific, and my wife and I have memberships to several platforms, but it's always nice to know that we don't have to worry about the constant shuffle of inventory on streaming platforms.  We can just pop in the disc and watch what we want to watch when we want to watch it.  Also, they can't edit or censor the DVD like some of the streaming platforms have done with some movies or older TV shows.  

Thinking about all of this, I've compiled a list below of Five of the VHS tapes I rented most frequently growing up, in no particular order.  Leave me a comment below or drop me a note (sidebar for desktop, below on mobile) with some of the VHS tapes you wore out from frequent renting!