Awesome VHS Covers Remind Us Why Netflix Can Never Trump the Video Store

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Listen, we love/hate nothing more than wasting an entire weekend hiding from all of our friends and re-watching 'Bones' on Netflix, and we're grateful to not have to wait for USA to do another 'SVU' marathon, but there are just some things Netflix Instant can't replace.

Growing up, you would aimlessly wander the aisles of your local video store, looking for nothing in particular, waiting for something to catch your eye. The old adage "don't judge a book by its cover" definitely did NOT apply. Who knew what horrible treasures you might find? Seriously, so many of those movies were so awful that it's a wonder they even exist. And yet, there they were, in plain sight, not too far from 'Gone With the Wind' or at least 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.'

Do you know how hard it is to find crap of this caliber on Netflix? You have to really, really try. And it used to be so easy. Other than the oppressive late fees, rewinding and limited options that were rarely updated, the video store was a relatively uncomplicated way to pick out a few movies. With 'Rewind This!,' a documentary love letter to the VHS era, currently touring the country, we thought we'd offer just a few tantalizing films you could have picked up on any given day without much work at all.

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