VHS is becoming the latest media format to become profitable at auctions, and one of the most beloved films of all time has gone for big money at auction.
A sealed VHS copy of the classic 1985 flick 'Back To The Future' has sold for over €71,000 at auction in the United States.
The sealed VHS copy belonged to actor Thomas F. Wilson, who famously played Biff Tannen in the iconic series.
The copy came with a personal note from Wilson, who wrote "this is a VHS tape of the first release of 'Back to the Future', sent to me by the studio at that time."
"Since I knew that the VHS platform would be around forever, I saved it for later and now I can’t find a VCR. Oh well. Enjoy!”
Wilson's sealed VHS copies of 'Back To The Future Part 2' and 'Back To The Future Part 3' also sold for over €15,500 euro, and €13,100 respectively.
The VHS has joined the vinyl and the cassette tape in making a comeback among hobbyists, with a sealed VHS copy of the original 'Star Wars' selling for over €50,000 at auction last December.
The original 'Back To The Future' was released in Ireland in December 1985, and the Michael J Fox film was the highest-grossing film of 1985 by a comfortable margin.
The success of the film spawned two sequels, which saw Marty McFly travel to 2015 to avert a bad future, and back to the days of the Wild West to save his friend Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd.
There have been many attempts at a sequel or reboots over the years owing to the enduring popularity of the series, but this has been shot down by series creators Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale.
Bob Gale told the BBC in 2020 that a reboot or a sequel wouldn't happen under his watch, remarking "you don't sell your kids into prostitution."
"We put 'The End' at the end of part three" he noted.
Fans who want more Marty McFly action can check out the 'Back To The Future' musical that is currently running on London's West End, written by original series creator Bob Gale.
Most of the cast reunited for a virtual Zoom reunion during the Covid-19 pandemic, where they recall the hit film and their memories of the iconic sci-fi classic.