You know, when I was in school..I was really an ass. Now the reason I say this is because when DVD got big and was the Blu Ray of way back when, I jumped right on it saying "to hell" with my VHS tapes! I gave them away, I tossed them aside, and I rode the digital wave all the way to the large DVD collection I have today..I was a fool.
Sure once DVDs came out VHS was shown the door due to many reasons like not having to worry about the VCR "eating" your tape..which could happen from time to time, but one of the coolest things about VHS were the cases. No matter if it was the HUGE closing cases that they came in, or the simple slip cases they all settled into later, the one thing that always stood out to me when it came to horror VHS was the covers. Where computer photoshop work is the norm for movies now days back then a lot of horror films had artist making the covers and they would look really awesome even if the movie that they were about weren't. That's one thing I liked a lot about the Hatchet DVD, it had that kind of art I'm talking about. I LOVED that stuff and wish more movies went all "old school" with it now days.
One reason I write this isn't just to go down memory lane, which is cool for people to do every one in a while, it's to say now that I find myself getting older and DVD's being slowly pushed to the back of the line with Blu Ray leading the way, I think I understand how a lot of folks who grew up with VHS felt. My giant DVD collection is soon to be looked at by young "punks", not much different than I was as a kid, who will look down on it as inferior because all they'll know is the perks of HD. They'll one day very soon look at a thing like my SAW DVD with the same unsatisfied way I looked at a friends Evil Dead VHS once upon a time when DVD got rolling. And now being older and wiser, I realize how silly that really was.