While the current trend of switching platforms to CBS shows online and Disney+, which is allowing people to stream their favourite shows at their convenience has only skyrocketed, for some time now, people have taken a step back as VHS nostalgia is back. Fans want to remember the days of clunky cassettes and wavy lines on standard definition screens. But there are issues in recapturing the dream such as finding VHS tapes and having a player that won’t eat the tapes. Thankfully the folks at Shout! Factory TV has solved that issue by offering up film from their VHS tapes that can be streamed on your computer. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory to revive your memories of Dave’s Videodrome:
#TBT: SHOUT! FACTORY TV PRESENTS
VHS VAULT PART 3: SEASON OF THE GLITCH
FEATURING FAN-FAVORITE CULT FILMS
STREAMING IN ORIGINAL VHS FORMAT
Shout! Factory TV proudly presents a voyage down to the bottom of the video shelf that will leave you screaming for more with the VHS Vault 3: Season of the Glitch!
Starting Thursday, May 11th, flash back to the glory days of home video with the VHS versions of A Boy and His Dog, Never Too Young to Die, Oblivion, and Q: The Winged Serpent, all streaming free.
It’s no secret VHS aficionados love a good sequel, so we’re bringing you more VHS rips of nostalgic films. But this isn’t some lame sequel that can’t recapture the glory of the original, VHS Vault Part 3 is one of those rare, kick-ass, even-better-than-the-original sequels!
This blast from the blast comes complete with a throwback website http://thevhsvault.com/ for your viewing pleasure. All films will be streaming for free on Shout! Factory TV, no rewinding or VHS player required! Fans can also watch the VHS Vault Part 3 block on http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/ on desktop, tablet and mobile, and on Shout! Factory TV’s apps on the Roku player, Amazon Fire, Amazon Channels, Apple TV and Samsung smart TVs.
A Boy and His Dog
A rad take on a dystopian future, a guy and his telepathic dog fend for themselves in a nuclear war wasteland. That Don Johnson kid is one bad dude–be on the lookout for him to star in some righteous movies in the future, or maybe even a TV series!
Never Too Young to Die
This secret agent action flick is all about the actors! The main cast includes two currently relevant musicians, Vanity and Gene Simmons. It might have been hard to recognize Simmons if he hadn’t just recently revealed his face without the KISS makeup. But the real breakout here is John Stamos, who will no doubt be known worldwide as a huge action star in the near future.
It’s a futuristic outer space sci-fi Western comedy movie, and if you can’t handle that you’d better take a chill pill. Oblivion pits cowboys against aliens, and surely there won’t be a more epic or popular alien movie that comes out in the next two or three years. This will definitely be remembered as the classic alien movie of the ’90s.
Q: The Winged Serpent
With cutting edge stop-motion special effects, Q: The Winged Serpent looks better than any video game could ever dream of! A dragon-like Aztec god lives in the Chrysler Building and he doesn’t even have to pay rent–bogus! Can anyone in New York stop this gnarly monster??
Tags: Shout Factory TV, V/H/S