Retro Rogue One Ad Makes Us Nostalgic For VHS Tapes Again

Remember VCRs? Your grandparents probably still have one in active rotation, but the rest of us long ago moved onto DVDs, maybe Blu-rays, but eventually just streaming and downloads. We didn’t think we missed movies on cassettes all that much, until this fake retro ad for Rogue One on VHS convinced us otherwise.


This fan-made film by Damien Kazan feels straight out of the 80s, and reminds us of a time when we’d actually line up at a brick-and-mortar store to get our hands on a new movie before anyone else, instead of just clicking a link and then complaining about having to wait three minutes for it to download. Ah, the good old days.

[YouTube via The Verge]



As someone that grew up with VCRs, I have a hard time understanding why anyone would be nostalgic for a medium that AWFUL, even back when they were the dominant medium for consuming movies. I honestly believe that most people that claim to miss VHS tapes didn’t grow up with them.

...All that said though, this video is pretty cool.