In 2006, the last film by a major studio to be released on VHS was The History of Violence. Since then, the VHS has only had limited new releases, often in the form of marketing gimmicks. After all, nobody uses VHS tapes to watch films anymore now that DVDs and Blu-ray exist, right?
2019 certainly was a fantastic year for films. We had such highlights as Avengers Endgame, Toy Story 4, Booksmart and Us, and we can’t wait to see what the year 2020 has it store for us.
To get ready for the no-doubt incredible year of films ahead, here’s a look at some of the films we already know are on the horizon for the new year that we just can’t wait for.
We have had a very busy start to the year
Our current service time for transfers to DVD is up to 10 working days (Mon to Fri, excluding days we are closed!) in the studio. Note that large orders (6 or more tapes) may take longer!
Orders for transfer to MP4 on USB and download are taking longer.
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Christmas is just around the corner, where on earth has the year gone? Soon it’ll be time to sit by the fire, hang those Christmas stockings and settle down with a mug of hot chocolate to watch some classic Christmas films.
But hang on, rather than watch the same Christmas films you’ve seen year in year out, why not add some brand-new Christmas films to your list this year? 2019 has a wonderful looking line-up of festive films being released just in time for the holidays. And while The Grinch and Miracle on 34th Street will always hold a special place in your heart, why not have a look and see if any of these new films could make your all-time top ten?
As people become more eco-conscious and serious about disposing of their things in an environmentally friendly manner, you might be wondering what to do with your old VHS tapes.
While you may be able to sell some classic VHS copies of films on eBay, it’s unlikely you’re going to be able to shift those home VHS tapes of family moments once you’ve backed them up with a video to DVD conversion.
The age of the VHS was a glorious time. No longer were people constrained to just watching the latest blockbusters in cinemas, people could buy or rent their very own copy of their favourite film to watch whenever they liked. Of course, compared to the likes of streaming services, the VHS is nowhere close to the realm of convenience we have today.
When a best-selling book touches the hearts of millions, it’s inevitable that producers will jump at the chance to make that story into a film. However, not all films based on books are created equal. In fact, there are many works of fiction that were just not meant for the big screen…or the director made some terrible choices leaving fans of the book lamenting how great the film could have been with someone else at the helm.
The world of home film entertainment has changed drastically over just a few decades. Once upon a time the only way to see the latest Hollywood blockbusters was to head down to a cinema, now you can head to Netflix and browse thousands of titles and watch any you want with just the touch of a button.
Technology has come so far; it’s hard to imagine the days when we couldn’t watch any film we wanted in the comfort of our own homes. So how did the home film entertainment industry begin, and where might it go in the future?
In the late 90s and early 2000s, a new kid on the block emerged to kick VHS to the curb. It was shiny and new, smaller and more compact, it was the Digital Versatile Disc, better known as the DVD.
For twenty years, VHS enjoyed a comfortable spot as the most beloved home entertainment system. As well as being able to record home movies and family footage, VHS tapes could be bought pre-recorded with all the latest Hollywood releases. Heading down to Blockbuster to pick out a VHS film to watch with the family became the hottest thing to do on a Friday night. How could such a popular and beloved format have become so obsolete?
2018 was a fantastic year for films. With superheroes galore with the likes of Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the highly anticipated The Incredibles sequel and music biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, there was no shortage of great film hits for cinema goers to indulge in last year.