I bought my first VCR about 15 years ago. I celebrated by building a solid library of my favorite films. One of my original tapes was The Wolfman (1941). Lon Chaney jr is the star and Claude Rains is the co-star. I had not watched it in years and since it is from the golden era I decided to revisit it. It was unwatchable. The tape had deteriorated so bad my my VCR wouldn't play most of it. It is a shame that a lot of my effort to build a library has gone down the drain. I am so glad we have DVD now. I hope it lasts longer.