Console Shock Podcast 126: Retro Home Video

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast!

Following on from our previous show about the current state of home video and Blu-ray collecting, we look back at how things were when we were growing up. Remember being excited to rent a video from your local rental shop? Or waiting a year before a movie would even show up on VHS after its theatrical run? We do!

  • We cover some of the recent low-key YouTube drama surrounding our friend ReviewTechUSA.
  • The slow decline of AVGN.
  • The situation with Xbox going multi-platform, what does the future hold?
  • Films that were modestly successful at the box office but were huge on VHS.
  • Exploring our parents VHS movie collections, discovering new movies.
  • Watching dodgy bootleg copies of the latest movies in Ireland!
  • Being excited to rent movies, and even pre-ordering rentals.
  • The marketing push for a movie lasting much longer in the 90s.
  • The huge gaps in time between theatrical releases to VHS rental releases and finally buy to own.
  • Laserdisc, did you know anyone that had one?
  • The crazy prices of Laserdiscs in the 90s.

Intro/Outro Music – Downtown Times Square (Scene 2-1 theme) – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) – Arcade – Composer(s): Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino

Check out Trev and Al’s other podcast where they reminisce about a different episode of Star Trek every month! :

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