For older family members with VHS tapes of treasured memories, there is no greater gift than an updated format for those memories so they can keep them forever. VHS tapes are not a reliable format these days, even for people who still own a VHS player. The tapes naturally degrade over time until they become unplayable, and if the tape itself becomes unreadable it might be too late to save the footage.Continue reading
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Film adaptations of books often get a bad reputation, but usually for good reason. There are some truly awful book-to-film adaptations out there, and they will no doubt continue to be made. Either because the director didn’t read the source material or the book just doesn’t have the right kind of plot to translate to the big screen, bad film versions of books are plentiful.
If you’ve got some old VHS tapes lying around of films and TV shows that you now enjoy on DVD or from streaming services, you might be wondering what you can do with the tapes. VHS tapes are notoriously difficult to recycle, due to their plastic content and the chemicals used on the tape itself. So you might be hoping that you can sell those VHS tapes and make a bit of money.
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.
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.