As we rapidly head towards the most festive time of year,
it’s time to break out those DVDs, load up your streaming services (or possibly
even dust off those VHS tapes) and watch some amazing Christmas movies!
VHS tapes were, at one time, a very popular storage medium
for recording precious memories and having them to watch for many years to
come. The family would gather around the TV set to watch VHS tapes of times
gone by and reflect on all those incredible memories like baby’s first steps or
Mum and Dad’s wedding.
There is nothing better at Christmas time than getting together with the whole family, gathering around the TV and watching old home videos taken at Christmases gone by. Whether it’s footage from just a few years ago or even many decades past, there is nothing more wonderful than showing the kids and grandkids Christmas celebrations from before their time.
DVDs have been
around since 1999, when they were launched, and we believe they will never
actually go away. Even with the
popularity of streaming services, DVDs still play a very important role in
modern society, and we can’t see that changing anytime soon.
several reasons why DVDs are likely to remain an important physical media type,
which we will highlight in this article.
Technology keeps advancing and people are always swapping the old for the new. The same is true of video tapes; they used to be the predominant way of watching movies but that has changed with the introduction of the DVD.
Lockdown can be tough on everyone, especially if you haven’t seen your loved ones for a while – and still can’t see them as much as you’d like. But it’s not impossible to feel close to your family during these challenging times.
The UK lockdown has seen countless households cosying up with unwatched boxsets, but now that we are a couple of months in, you might be finding that your selection of things to watch is growing a bit thin. This list is here to inspire the direction of your next cinematic journey. Stay safe and stay indoors!
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.
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?