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‘V/H/S’ Actually ON VHS In The UK!! US Version Forthcoming!!

Magnolia released V/H/S (write your reviews) on DVD and Blu-ray this week (along with iTunes and VOD etc…). But there’s another, older – and titular – format on which the film can be seen. Actual VHS tape! Total Film has the rundown on the UK release (via Momentum films) of the film on its “intended” format.

The logistics of such an exercise were far from easy, and by all accounts Momentum Pictures had to undertake considerable research to get big-box-sized tapes made up which include many nods to the glory days of rental stores. Getting hold of these tapes won’t be easy though. Only 300 numbered copies have been manufactured and Momentum are promising a unique V/H/S event in January at which lucky fans will be able to get hold of them. Further details will emerge on the Total Film VHS Hub.

V/H/S comes from filmmakers Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), Simon Barrett (You’re Next, Dead Birds, Red Sands), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Roost, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), and Radio Silence.

Head inside for a better look at the big box packaging! And keep your eyes peeled for a US Version from Magnolia soon!



  • Blood-Sicles

    Not as cool as the House of the Devil VHS, but still pretty badass. I’ll be sure to pick up a copy of it!

  • KeepDoubting

    Oh my god! If these are available to the public other than the “unique V/H/S event,” I’ll be sure to pick one up!

  • Nothing333

    Are you serious when charging 60 pounds new?

    • EvanDickson

      I don’t think so. Probably a callback to the days when a new release on VHS cost $100 US to buy.

  • sweetooth

    So since they did a bunch of post to it to make it look like a 4th gen vhs dub, did they transfer it without the post and let the tape add the effect to it on it’s own? Or does this now look like a 6th gen tape instead? 🙂

    Also, if they really wanted old school, this should not have been widescreen.

  • Zombie-Killa

    US version? Cool! My old VCR still works, and after watching the rental three or four times, V/H/S has grown on me, so I would buy this.

  • AaronBKoontz

    I *will* own this. Oh yes, I will.

  • Ravinus

    60 pounds! What a steal! You can get the VCR at a garage sale for 50 cents. Unless it is a 4-head. Then, you will pay an extra dollar.

    • EvanDickson

      @Ravinus again, the 60 pounds thing is a joke. a callback to the days when a new release on VHS cost $100 US to buy.

      • Ravinus

        I’m aware of that. Thanks, genius. good thing you are on this sight to explain the jokes.

        • laymness

          Whoa dude, calm down. You didn’t seem to be in on the joke, so there’s no need to be a prick about someone explaining it to you.

  • VictorCrowley

    I know nothing about this movie, and that’s freakin awesome. I’d buy the tape just for the fact.

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