I understand their views. These are people who love and care for film and interestingly enough they seem more dedicated to its preservation than the actual copyright owners. When the BBC destroyed many masters in the name of saving a few bucks on tapes some of them were saved just by fans who taped the episodes at home.
Makes me miss my VHS collection. I mean, they're not gone but I don't have the space for them until I find a new place. I didn't really watch the whole thing but seeing entire walls (my collection took up all four from floor to ceiling) filled with VHS makes me sad.
I don't really miss the format. I didn't really have a video collection until DVD came out, but the one VHS I miss is First Blood. It has always been one of my favorites, and there's something special I remember in watching the old VHS I had of it.
I heard about this movie a few days ago on IDBM, checking up on any upcoming Panos Cosmotos projects. I wish he'd take a crack at writing or directing again, last time he managed to make my favorite movie of the last decade.