If you were born in the noughties, chances are you have never watched a VHS tape on a VCR before. For those of you who look back to movie nights and booking out VHS tapes, you are in for a treat. This post is sure to evoke nostalgia.
And for those of you who don’t know anything about VHS, you might just learn something new. In this post, we share some interesting facts about the VHS you probably never knew.
It Was Invented in Japan
The very first VHS was introduced by JVC in the 1970s. It was instrumental in introducing the film to households and allowed consumers to purchase and watch their favourite movies at home.
The First VHS Movie Was South Korean
Even though the technology was developed in Japan, the first movie released on VHS was South Korean. It was a drama called The Young Teacher and proved to be a viable option for buying and selling movies.
The Last VCR Was Made in 2016
The use of VHS and VCR came to a halt in 2002, and in 2016 Funai Electric manufactured the last VCR device. The company is also situated in Japan, and the news of the last VCR made waves worldwide.
Americans Celebrate National VCR Day
Yes, Americans celebrate National VCR Day on the 7th of June. Due to the fact that a lot of people loved the format so much, it was decided to dedicate an entire day to it.
The Best-Selling VHS Movie was The Lion King
Back in 1995, 32 million copies of the highly acclaimed Disney film were sold worldwide. This feat spiked the film’s revenue which resulted in $520 million made from VHS copies of The Lion King.
Even though we no longer have the frustration of renting a VHS and someone forgot to ‘be kind and rewind’, we sure enjoyed watching our favourite films on VHS.