April 2, 2023


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'Back to the Future' videotape hits record

‘Back to the Future’ videotape hits record

After the return of vinyl, video cassettes may popularly experience a similar renaissance. At least that’s the latest auction, the videotape of the film Back to the future Sold for US $ 75,000 (CA $ 97,760).

This is the new auction record for the 1986 videocassette, sealed and in perfect condition.

However, this videotape had a uniqueness because it belonged to actor Tom Wilson, who played the role of Piff Dannon in the famous 80s movie.

The tape was originally listed for sale on eBay, but to great acclaim, the actor returned to the Heritage Auction in Dallas, Texas for auction.

Apart from this version of the first film in the trilogy, video cassettes of other films also went on sale. To make the collection better, Tom Wilson volunteered to write a note on each videotape and sign each ship.

The New York collector was able to obtain a copy of the first film at a price that Heritage Auctions told CNN was “the highest price ever offered at auction for a sealed and classified video cassette.”

“We do not know what’s going to happen – no one has done this before, and it is amazing to see the success,” Joe Madeleine, senior vice president of the Heritage Auction, told the media. “When you look at it, it’s a great achievement feeling, not even a financial aspect, but for a moment ‘I know! I know vintage video tapes look good.

And many collectors will be fighting for these video monuments, for which large sums have already been paid for videotapes of such films. Jaws Or Boybusters.