Nostalgic VHS covers we totally loved

Our childhoods may seem an eternity ago, but it’s hard to forget the joys of being young and living life to the full. So many things have come and gone since we were younger – where does the time go? Cassette tapes are now a thing of the past yet vinyls seem to be making a comeback. Plus, playing outside in the fresh air seems to have been replaced by hours in front of the tablet instead. On the subject of technology, we have gone from a childhood of either no internet, or very slow dial-up that meant you couldn’t use the home phone at the same time, to now where we walk around with the web in our pockets thanks to smartphones. The world has come a long way since we were younger. However, there is something else that has slipped away over the years. Something that was the best part of a lot of weekends for many around the world: the VHS tape. If you were lucky, you might be able to rent a movie to watch with your friends once a week before having to rewind the tape and take it back. We’re feeling all nostalgic now.

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Video home systems (VHS) may be a thing of the past for many children now, but they were a huge part of our childhood. They first came about after Japan released a tape back in 1976, and the first movie, The Young Teacher, was released the same year. Throughout the decade, many major films made their way to VHS as everyone was ready to jump on the trend. However, they weren’t cheap. Allowing for inflation, the average price of one of these tapes was around $72 each! Movies such as the comedy war film M*A*S*H*, and the musical The Sound of Music were among the first to be released in the U.S. It was another film that had people talking though, Titanic. This romance-disaster film was the only movie ever made to be playing in theaters and available on VHS at the same time.


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It can be hard to say “goodbye” to the past as the world continues to turn. Yes, being able to order pizza at the touch of a button is great and Netflix rules, but what about the old school things that used to bring us so much joy? Although we can’t carry the VHS tape back to life, we can take a look at some of the best covers that gave us the most enjoyable younger years we could have hoped for. We’re sorry; these nostalgic VHS tape covers may leave you searching at the back of the cupboard for that old player that must be laying around somewhere. Perhaps you’ll remember some of these greats? We think we might need a movie night after this!

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