Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection

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PostPeak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by KK » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:19 pm

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hmv are delighted to present the 'VHS Range', ​VHS era movies celebrated in a modern and fun ​limited edition package.

Each of these 12 titles (from Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures) feature a retro sleeve inspired by their original CIC VHS release.​ The box is imprinted with a VHS cassette, but with the height of a DVD to ensure it fits on the shelf. Inside are copies of the movie on both Blu-ray, and DVD featuring cassette reel disc art*. They also include a fold​ ​out replica theatrical poster, bubblegum card and sticker.

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Movies include:

Jurassic Park
Grease
48 Hrs
Beverly Hills Cop
Scarface
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Airplane!
The Warriors
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Blues Brothers
Back to the Future
Top Gun
The Breakfast Club
Trading Places
Jaws
Crocodile Dundee
The Thing
Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke
The Frighteners
Flashdance
Clue
Tremors

*playable VHS tape not included

Have we really reached the point where we look back fondly at VHS cases?

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Garth » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:24 pm

Smaller, fake VHS tapes - why?

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by jawafour » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:29 pm

This is ridiculous. But I would consider getting one or two :shifty: .

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by KK » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:29 pm

How long before they put VHS back into production for that authentic grain that gradually gets worse the more you watch it. :datass:

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Ironhide » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:51 pm

VHS was gooseberry fool and belongs in the past.

Also where's Predator, Terminator or Commando in that lineup?

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Sandy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:55 pm

Unlike vinyl, VHS has the grand total of no redeeming features so I'd hope we never hit the hipster level of bringing it back.

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Errkal » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:26 pm

Sandy wrote:Unlike vinyl, VHS has the grand total of no redeeming features so I'd hope we never hit the hipster level of bringing it back.

Are you saying you didn't enioy going to watch a film, putting it and going OH FOR strawberry float SAKES REWIND THE strawberry floating FILM WHEN DONE!

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by Ironhide » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:36 pm

Errkal wrote:
Sandy wrote:Unlike vinyl, VHS has the grand total of no redeeming features so I'd hope we never hit the hipster level of bringing it back.

Are you saying you didn't enioy going to watch a film, putting it and going OH FOR strawberry float SAKES REWIND THE strawberry floating FILM WHEN DONE!


An audio cassette style setup would have solved that issue, at the expense of having to turn the damn thing over halfway through the film.

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by Rightey » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:54 pm

Errkal wrote:
Sandy wrote:Unlike vinyl, VHS has the grand total of no redeeming features so I'd hope we never hit the hipster level of bringing it back.

Are you saying you didn't enioy going to watch a film, putting it and going OH FOR strawberry float SAKES REWIND THE strawberry floating FILM WHEN DONE!


Don't forget the part where you dream of being like that one friend that has that machine that rewinds tapes super fast and is shaped like a sports car.

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Vermilion » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:56 pm

VHS was fine at the time, the picture quality on CRT TV's was actually pretty decent (at least it was on mine) and i spent many hours enjoying tons of movies on the format throughout the 90's.

I actually quite like the look of this new range too, trouble is though, i'm pretty sure the movies chosen were already available on blu ray before this.

Instead they should have gone for titles which are still yet to be released, such as True Lies or Wayne's World.

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by NickSCFC » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:57 pm

I think 80s nostalgia has been done to death this past decade, time for the 90s nostalgia to begin.

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Ecno » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:02 pm

I've not yet come across a 90s bar. Plenty of 80s bars (including some almost 10 years ago). Where are those 90s bars?

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Dual » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:52 pm

More consumerism to fulfil your pitiful lives

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Dual » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:52 pm

Before anyone quotes me yes I am preordering the ps1 classic

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Vermilion » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:58 pm

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The first Matrix DVD was something of a strange release, as at the time, it refused to play on a lot of DVD players.

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by satriales » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:58 pm

My girlfriend still uses VHS :dread: . We wanted to watch Gladiator the other night but it isn't on Netflix, she said not to worry she has it on video. I suggested we watch something else then. :shifty:

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Lagamorph » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:35 pm

I remember my brother getting the first Lord of the Rings film on VHS (guess he had insomnia and needed a sleep aid or something) and it was so long it came on two tapes.

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Ad7 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:32 pm

Who the strawberry float is still buying dvds?

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by lex-man » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:47 pm

Vermilion wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Image


The first Matrix DVD was something of a strange release, as at the time, it refused to play on a lot of DVD players.


Didn't the recall it at some point?

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PostRe: Peak Nostalgia? HMV announce Faux VHS collection
by Green Gecko » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:20 pm

Ad7 wrote:Who the strawberry float is still buying dvds?


If you literally can't be bothered to download or curate something like Plex (even though I have it), or that gooseberry fool doesn't work for some reason (no internet etc). Also some of the special features are actually good, sometimes a few hours long (LOTR, game of thrones etc) and the obvious advantage of something costing anywhere between 20 and 99p after postage. I only have two shelves worth but not really worth getting rid of. Hardly something to buy all the time or on a whim, but not bad for digging out an old film quickly without even having to search for it on some app or whatever (if you have a copy/license hasn't expired on streaming).

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The first Matrix DVD was something of a strange release, as at the time, it refused to play on a lot of DVD players.

For some reason I still have the matrix on vhs.

As for this, pointless rerelease. They should go a step further and actually burn a VHS-O-Vision version onto DVD for authentic smearing, colour fading and interlacing artefacts. If anyone wants to remember how bad VHS is, TechMoan has a great comparison between legacy formats on YouTube.

Having said that, a good player (multiple tape heads) wasn't bad on CRT as the tube blurred most of it out anyway. I'd never choose to own or watch a VHS though.

As an aside, does anyone want the Alien Quadrology on VHS? You can have it for shipping plus £1 for my walk to the post office.

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