Wow, What a Difference!

Remember when in order to see a movie you had to go to a store and rent a gigantic tape of it, instead of having a DVD mailed to your home or downloading it? Or if you didn’t want to spring for Pay-Per-View? Yep. They were called “video stores.” Nevertheless, I do miss a Friday night trip to the video store, then a Totino’s Party Pizza at home to eat while my brother and I watched Weird Science for the 90th time.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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4 thoughts on “Wow, What a Difference!

  1. du8 says:

    what is about frozen pizza and a Sci-fi movie on a friday night? … it’s pretty much a perfect combination …

  2. Uh, I remember having to actually go to a theater to see a movie. Cripes the first ones you could own were 80 bucks. When my older brother got a Betamax he bought Alien and Superman and that was all he could afford for a loooong while.

  3. I remember the days when movies were $80-$100 buys to buy! No wonder a thriving rental market sprang up. I also recall that the Batman movie (Keaton/Nicholson) was one of the first major films to be mass marketed at the reasonable price of only $20.

    VHS Forever!

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