A VHS of “Back to the future” sold for 75,000 dollars at auction, a record

A VHS of “Back to the future” sold for 75,000 dollars at auction, a record

A videotape of Back to the future that belonged to Tom Wilson, the actor who plays Biff Tannen, sold for $75,000 at auction.

Nostalgia has no limits. A videotape of the movie Back to the Future sold for $75,000 at auction, reports CNN. A record for such an object.

It’s not just any VHS, since it’s a tape from the collection of Tom Wilson, who plays the infamous Biff Tannen in the trilogy. It was sold on June 9, to a New York collector, accompanied by a note from the actor:

“This is a videotape of Back to the future, that sent me to the studio at the time. Since I thought VHS support would last forever, I saved it for later, and now I can’t find a VCR!”

The actor also has a whole collection of VHS of the three cult films by Robert Zemeckis, still in blister packs, which he entrusted to the American auction house Heritage Auctions, as he explains in a video full of humor.

“It was the beginning of an era where you could watch a movie as many times as you wanted,” he recalls.

VHS tapes, like many cultural objects from the 1980s, are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Collectors flocked to the other pieces in this sale, cassettes of Sea teethof the Gooniesof ghostbusters orAlien.

“We had no idea what was going to happen – no one had done this [organisé une vente de VHS] before and it’s amazing to see such success,” Joe Maddalena, executive vice president of Heritage Auctions, told CNN.

The videotape isn’t the only vintage medium making a comeback. The audio cassette before it has started a real comeback, relaunched in particular by the film Guardians of the Galaxy or the series 13 Reasons Why.

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