Beta (betamax) Video Tapes for Sale

Great deals on movies & TV programs on Beta videotapes!

It's time to say good-bye!   Back when the Sony "betamax" (beta) video tape format was popular, I purchased many movies and programs on the beta format.   Unfortunately, VHS seems to have won out (of course now DVD is the medium of choice).

Back then, movies and programs were much more expensive than they are now.   Generally it was impossible to find any "programs" for under $20 ... and most movies cost $29 to $89 !  And that's in 1982 dollars!   Compare that to now, when DVD's can be purchased between $10 to $20.

While I still have a Sony Hi-Fi betamax VCR, I only use it for transferring personally taped videos to DVD (need your own tapes converted?  --> see http://betatodvd.webs.com/).   My beta videotape library is starting to take up valuable space, and I need to clean it out (see photo below).   Of the 500 or so beta tapes in my collection, about 184 are "pre-recorded" (that is, purchased in a store), so these are the only ones that I can legally sell (due to copyright laws, movies or shows that are taped off the air, cable or satellite can not be sold, only used for personal "time-shift" viewing).    That being said, below is a list of all store-bought Beta movies and TV programs that I have available for sale.  

I am using this medium to sell these, since selling them on eBay would be prohibitive due to all the listing, re-listing and final valuation fees.   I'll try to keep it simple: 

  • All store-bought beta tapes are only $ 5.00 each!
  • Postage of $ 3.25 per tape for media mail (priority mail is available too, starting at $6.00 per tape, less per tape if more tapes are bought).
  • Shipping insurance is separate, starting at $ 2.60 for up to $100 coverage from the US Postal Service or free insurance up to $100 if I ship via UPS Ground ! 
  • If you purchase a large quantity, I might ship via UPS Ground to save on shipping cost
  • I will only ship within the USA (or lower 48 States if via UPS Ground).
  • All tapes are sold as-is
  • All tapes are in NTSC format (USA TV standard)
  • All tapes are in the original boxes or cases.  
  • Due to age, there might be slight fading of the cover art or separation of glue joints in the outer paper cases / boxes or possible brittleness in the plastic storage cases (remember, these are mostly 25+ years old!).   For my cataloging, I put a small sticker with a number on each tape case.  The adhesive on the labels on the tape can sometimes also come off (20 years appears to be the life span of adhesive that was used on the labels).  In any case, the videotape and the videotape shell are in good condition, only the packaging seems to have suffered in some instances despite good storage
  • All tapes are used (some were purchased new at the time and may have only been view once or twice, others were purchased used from rental store inventory and thus have been viewed many times)
  • Most of these tapes have NOT been viewed in over 18 years.   All have been stored vertically as recommended, in a standard air-conditioned home environment.   To my knowledge, all tapes should be in a rewound state.
  • Payment:  PayPal is preferred.  Once you reserve the tapes, I will hold them for a couple of days in order for you to get payment to me.   I'll send you a PayPal invoice; you can then pay via your existing PayPal account balance, your credit card or a transfer from your checking account.

BLANK TAPES:  I also have several hundred previously blank L750 tapes (that now contain a variety of shows & movies that I've taped over the years) that can be used for recording on.  Most of these tapes are essentially new, having been used only 2 or 3 times (once to record, once or twice to view).  I can make these available at $4.00 each + postage.

The list of available tapes is as shown below.  As people purchase them, I will take them off the list.   If you want to reserve any of these, or have a question, please e-mail me at "peter @ pcelias . com" (sorry, due to spam, I can't make this a clickable link, simply copy the text between the quotes into the "to" box of your e-mail program and delete the spaces)

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List of beta videotape movies & programs currently available:

TYPE

TAPE1

Nr

MOVIE

HIFI

STEREO

FOREIGN

NAME

EPISODE

COMMENT

Cartoons

B

253

No

No

No

No

Doonesbury (AVAILABLE !)

cartoon

Cartoons

B

270

No

Yes

Yes

No

Walt Disney (SOLD)

Donald Duck

Comedy

B

405

No

Yes

No

No

Eddie Murphy  (SOLD)

Raw

Comedy

T

22

No

Yes

No

No

Honeymooners, The (AVAILABLE !)

TV or not TV

Comedy

T

22

No

Yes

No

No

Honeymooners, The  (AVAILABLE !)

The Golfer

Comedy

T

22

No

Yes

No

No

Honeymooners, The (AVAILABLE !)

Funny Money

Comedy

B

183

No

Yes

Yes

No

Working Stiffs  (SOLD)

TV show 3 episodes

Documentary

T

6

No

No

No

Yes

Triumf des Willens  (AVAILABLE !)

Germany, no subtitles

Documentary

T

3

No

No

No

No

Vietnam War  (AVAILABLE !)

The Tet Offensive

 

Documentary

T

2

No

No

No

No

World War II  (AVAILABLE !)

The German High Command

 

Documentary

T

1

No

No

No

No

World War II  (AVAILABLE !)

Air War Over Europe

 

Misc

T

16

No

No

No

No

Of the Dead  (AVAILABLE !)

Misc

B

276

No

Yes

No

No

On Any Sunday (AVAILABLE !)

Motorcycle racing

Misc

B

192

No

Yes

Yes

No

Video Aquarium   (SOLD)

Movie A

B

453

Yes

No

No

No

Abroad With 2 Yanks  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie A

B

408

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The  (SOLD)

Movie A

B

206

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

After Hours  (SOLD)

Movie A

B

149

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Against All Odds  (SOLD)

Movie A

B

247

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Airplane  (SOLD)

Movie A

B

368

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Alamo Bay (AVAILABLE !)

Movie A

B

340

Yes

No

No

No

Amateur, The  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie A

B

401

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

American Tail, An (AVAILABLE !)

Animated

Movie A

B

243

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Animal House (SOLD)

Movie A

B

223

Yes

No

No

No

Apocalypse Now, part I (SOLD)

part II is on B224

Movie A

B

224

Yes

No

No

No

Apocalypse Now, part II  (SOLD)

part I is on tape B223

Movie B

T

40

Yes

Yes

No

No

Baby, The (AVAILABLE !)

Movie B

B

181

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Back to the Future (UNAVAILABLE)

A classic!

Movie B

B

325

Yes

No

No

No

Barbarella  (SOLD)

Jane Fonda!

Movie B

B

337

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Better Off Dead  (SOLD)

Hilarious!

Movie B

T

4

Yes

No

No

Yes

Blaue Engel, Der (AVAILABLE !)

Germany, subtitled

Movie B

B

360

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Blood Simple (SOLD)

Movie B

B

228

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Body Double (SOLD)

Excellent thriller

Movie B

B

173

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Bounty, The  (SOLD)

w/ Mel Gibson

Movie B

B

210

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Brazil  (SOLD)

Weird!

Movie B

B

257

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Breakfast Club, The  (SOLD)

Movie B

B

342

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Brother From Another Planet, The  (SOLD)

Movie C

B

412

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

C.H.U.D  (SOLD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie C

B

225

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Christine  (SOLD)

Movie C

B

454

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Color of Money, The (SOLD)

w/Tom Cruise, Paul Newman

Movie C

B

29

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Commando (SOLD)

Movie C

B

266

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Cotton Club, The  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie C

T

17

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Creepshow  (SOLD)

Movie D

B

366

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Dead Zone, The  (SOLD)

Movie D

B

272

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Desparately Seeking Susan  (SOLD)

Movie D

B

339

Yes

No

No

No

Diner  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie D

T

21

Yes

No

No

No

Dirty Harry  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie D

B

255

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Down and Out in Beverly Hills (SOLD)

Movie D

B

139

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Dune (SOLD)

Movie E

B

355

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial  (SOLD)

Movie E

T

7

Yes

No

No

No

East of Eden   (SOLD)

Movie E

B

238

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Embryo (AVAILABLE !)

Movie E

B

338

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Empire Strikes Back, The (SOLD)

Star Wars

Movie E

T

29

Yes

No

No

No

Enforcer, The (SOLD)

Dirty Harry

Movie E

B

261

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Escape from Alcatraz ( (SOLD)

Movie E

T

13

Yes

No

No

No

Excalibur  (SOLD)

King Arthur fable, excellent movie!

Movie F

B

271

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Falcon and the Snowman, The  (SOLD)

Movie F

B

193

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Fatal Attraction  (SOLD)

Movie F

B

362

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

ffolkes (AVAILABLE !)

Sean Connery

Movie F

B

350

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Firestarter (SOLD)

Movie F

B

392

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Flashdance  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie F

B

346

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Fly, The (SOLD)

Movie F

T

11

Yes

No

No

No

Freebie and the Bean (SOLD)

Movie G

B

367

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Ghost Story  (SOLD)

Movie G

B

307

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Ghostbusters (SOLD)

Movie H

B

345

Yes

Yes

No

No

Half Moon Street  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie H

B

354

Yes

No

No

No

Halloween (SOLD)

Movie K

T

12

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Killing Fields, The  (SOLD)

Movie L

T

25

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Ladyhawke  (SOLD)

Movie L

B

351

Yes

No

No

No

Last House on the Left, The (SOLD)

Movie L

T

26

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Lion of the Desert  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie L

B

123

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Logan's Run (SOLD)

Movie L

B

9

Yes

No

No

No

Lord of the Rings  (SOLD)

animated

Movie L

B

242

Yes

No

No

No

Love Story (AVAILABLE !)

Movie M

B

379

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Macon County Line (AVAILABLE !)

Movie M

B

258

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome  (SOLD)

Movie M

T

33

Yes

No

No

No

Magnum Force (SOLD)

Dirty Harry

Movie M

B

341

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Man with One Red Shoe, The (SOLD)

Movie M

B

260

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Mask (SOLD)

Jim Carey

Movie M

B

273

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Mean Season, The (AVAILABLE !)

Movie M

T

28

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Mean Streets (SOLD)

Movie M

B

403

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Meaning of Life, (Monty Python's) The (SOLD)

Movie M

B

5

Yes

No

No

No

Missionary, The (AVAILABLE !)

Movie M

B

118

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (UNAVAILABLE)

Movie M

B

237

Yes

No

No

No

Moonlighting (AVAILABLE !)

Movie M

B

267

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Moscow on the Hudson  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie N

B

244

Yes

No

No

No

Neighbors  (SOLD)

Movie N

T

14

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

NeverEnding Story, The  (SOLD)

VHS copy

Movie N

B

347

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Night of the Comet  (SOLD)

Movie N

B

374

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Ninth Configuration, The  (SOLD)

Movie N

T

5

Yes

No

No

Yes

Nosferatu  (SOLD)

VHS copy Germany, 1922 version

Movie N

B

409

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Nuts  (SOLD)

Movie O

B

330

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Octopussy (SOLD)

James Bond

Movie O

B

256

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Officer and a Gentleman, An  (SOLD)

Movie O

T

23

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Once Upon A Time in America  (SOLD)(SOLD)

2 tapes

Movie O

B

56

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Osterman Weekend, The   (AVAILABLE !)

Movie P

B

380

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Passage to India, A  (SOLD)

Movie P

B

71

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Phantasm (UNAVAILABLE)

simulated stereo on beta

Movie P

B

130

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Polyester   (SOLD)

Movie P

B

263

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Prizzi's Honor (SOLD)

Movie P

T

34

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Protocol  (SOLD)

Movie P

B

352

Yes

No

No

No

Psycho II  (SOLD)

Movie P

T

36

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Purple Hearts (AVAILABLE !)

Movie R

B

248

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Raiders of the Lost Ark  (SOLD)

Movie R

B

336

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Reckless (AVAILABLE !)

Movie R

B

82

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Red Dawn (SOLD)

w/Patrick Swayze, et al

Movie R

B

132

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Return of the Soldier  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie R

B

274

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Revenge of the Nerds  (SOLD)

Movie R

T

15

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Right Stuff, The  (SOLD)

2 tapes

Movie R

T

10

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Risky Business (SOLD)

Movie R

B

378

Yes

No

No

No

Road Games (SOLD)

Movie R

B

319

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Rollerball (SOLD)

w/James Caan

Movie R

B

329

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Romancing the Stone (SOLD)

Movie S

B

268

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Scarface (SOLD)

Movie S

B

344

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Scarlet and the Black, The  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie S

T

37

Yes

Yes

No

No

Sharky's Machine (SOLD)

Movie S

T

27

Yes

No

No

No

Shining, The (SOLD)

Movie S

B

364

Yes

No

No

No

Silent Running (AVAILABLE !)

Movie S

B

353

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Silkwood (SOLD)

Movie S

B

264

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Spies Like Us (SOLD)

Movie S

B

334

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Splash  (SOLD)

Movie S

T

32

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Star 80 (AVAILABLE !)

Movie S

B

277

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Star Trek I: The Motion Picture  (SOLD)

Movie S

B

278

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan  (SOLD)

Movie S

B

148

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Star Trek III: In Search of Spock  (SOLD)

Movie S

B

218

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home  (SOLD)

Movie S

B

258

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Starman  (SOLD)

Movie S

B

300

Yes

No

No

No

Steamboat Bill, Jr  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie S

B

427

Yes

No

No

No

Stir Crazy (AVAILABLE !)

Movie S

B

252

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Sure Thing, The  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie S

B

417

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Surrender (AVAILABLE !)

Movie T

T

38

Yes

Yes

No

No

10 (AVAILABLE !)

Movie T

B

275

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

2001: A Space Odyssey (SOLD)

Movie T

B

335

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

2010: The Year We Made Contact  (SOLD)

Movie T

B

131

Yes

No

No

No

Taps  (SOLD)

Movie T

B

410

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Teen Wolf (SOLD)

Movie T

B

187

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Terminator, The (SOLD)

Movie T

B

282

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Thief  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie T

B

365

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Thief of Hearts  (SOLD)

Movie T

B

250

Yes

No

No

No

Thing, The (SOLD)

Movie T

B

372

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

This is Spinal Tap  (SOLD)

Satire on "Rockumentaries"

Movie T

T

18

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Tightrope (SOLD)

Movie T

B

414

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Time Bandits  (SOLD)

Movie T

B

265

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Tootsie (SOLD)

Movie T

B

375

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Top Secret (SOLD)

Movie T

B

262

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Trading Places (SOLD)

Movie T

B

333

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Trouble in Mind  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie U

B

428

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Unfaithfully Yours (SOLD)

Movie V

T

39

Yes

Yes

No

No

Vacation (National Lampoon's)  (SOLD)

Movie V

B

246

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Vertigo (AVAILABLE !)

Movie V

B

326

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

View to a Kill, A   (SOLD)

James Bond

Movie W

B

331

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

War Games (SOLD)

Movie W

B

60

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Wildcats  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie W

T

9

Yes

No

No

No

Willard  (SOLD)

Movie W

B

254

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Witness (AVAILABLE !)

Movie W

T

30

Yes

No

No

No

Wolfen (SOLD)

Movie Y

T

35

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yakuza, The  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie Y

B

269

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Year of the Dragon  (AVAILABLE !)

Movie Y

B

377

Yes

No

No

No

Yellowbeard  (SOLD)

Movie Z

B

332

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Zardoz  (SOLD)

Music

B

245

No

Yes

Yes

No

GoGo's (SOLD)

Music

B

159

No

Yes

Yes

No

Iron Maiden  (SOLD)

Video Pieces

Music

B

185

No

Yes

Yes

No

Krokus  (SOLD)

Music

B

137

No

Yes

Yes

No

Pat Benatar (SOLD)

Hit Videos

Music

B

146

No

Yes

Yes

No

Phil Collins (AVAILABLE !)

Sony video 45

Music

B

169

No

Yes

Yes

No

Tina Turner  (SOLD)

Private Dancer

Music

B

160

No

Yes

Yes

No

Toni Basil  (AVAILABLE !)

Word of Mouth

Music

B

134

No

Yes

Yes

No

Video to Go  (SOLD)

MTV compilation

Music

B

147

No

Yes

Yes

No

We Are the World: The Video Event  (AVAILABLE !)

TV Show

B

323

No

Yes

No

No

Prisoner  (AVAILABLE !)

Schizoid Man

episode #5

TV Show

T

24

No

No

No

No

Prisoner (AVAILABLE !)

The General

episode #6

TV Show

T

20

No

Yes

No

No

Star Trek (AVAILABLE !)

Where No Man Has Gone Before

TV Show

B

166

No

Yes

No

No

Star Trek  (AVAILABLE !)

Operation-Annihilate

TV Show

T

20

No

Yes

No

No

Star Trek (AVAILABLE !)

Mudd's Women

TV Show

T

19

No

Yes

No

No

Star Trek (AVAILABLE !)

Menagerie, The

TV Show

B

136

No

Yes

No

No

Star Trek (AVAILABLE !)

Conscience of the King, The

TV Show

B

199

No

Yes

No

No

Star Trek (AVAILABLE !)

Charlie X

TV Show

B

301

No

Yes

No

No

Star Trek (AVAILABLE !)

Catspaw

TV Show

B

363

No

Yes

No

No

Star Trek (AVAILABLE !)

Cage, The

pilot episode

TV Show

B

33

No

Yes

No

No

Star Trek  (AVAILABLE !)

Balance of Terror

TV Show

T

8

No

Yes

No

No

Twilight Zone  (SOLD)

One for the Angels

TV Show

T

8

No

Yes

No

No

Twilight Zone  (SOLD)

The Eye of the Beholder

TV Show

T

8

No

Yes

No

No

Twilight Zone   (SOLD)

The Invaders

TV Show

T

8

No

Yes

No

No

Twilight Zone  (SOLD)

The Lonely

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