Horror anthology V/H/S getting a limited edition VHS release

Exclusive look at the big-box edition

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V/H/S, the horror anthology that brought the scares at FrightFest 2012, is getting an extremely limited VHS release.

Yup, the home video horror is getting an outing on the format it homages so reverently.

It makes sense too, as the found-footage set-up (a gang of crims film themselves as they raid a creepy old house, examining the videotapes they find there) is perfect for home viewing.

It’s sure to be a hit with horror fans craving a return to the videotapes they grew up watching, offering that nostalgic, sleazy quality that pristine DVDs and Blu-rays lack.

The logistics of such an exercise were far from easy, and by all accounts Momentum Pictures had to undertake considerable research to get big-box-sized tapes made up which include many nods to the glory days of rental stores.

Getting hold of these tapes won’t be easy though. Only 300 numbered copies have been manufactured and Momentum are promising a unique V/H/S event in January at which lucky fans will be able to get hold of them. Further details will emerge on www.totalfanhub.com/vhs/

We've had our hands on one of the big-box editions in the office, and can confirm that it's an extremely cool artefact:

V/H/S opens in UK cinemas on 18 January 2013 and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on 28 January, with VHS tapes available to a lucky 300 only...

UPDATE: Those looking to get their hands on one of the limited edition big-box copies of V/H/S, should head to the official fan hub for information on how to buy tickets for an exclusive V/H/S event in London on 16 January 2013.

Are you a fan of the old-school format? Tell us below…


    • hawleygriffin

      Dec 7th 2012, 13:29

      It's Nice bit of nostalgia and a good marketing gimmic, but thats as far as it goes .I. Dont think it really makes the experience any better or worse lets face it we've all had that moment where the machine has taken a hungry turn and the tape ends up un reeled and stuck in the machine , cant say i miss them. To be fair Doovdoo arent without there issues but they are a bit more reliable.

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    • SiMan

      Dec 7th 2012, 14:08

      Errm, has anyone still got a Videotape player though? Won't most have been chucked out years ago (plus how would it look on a HD telly?)

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 7th 2012, 16:47

      hawley - I've never had that happen to me.

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    • lukeworm100

      Dec 7th 2012, 21:34

      Even though it's not the most smartest of ideas, it's so damn cool and nostalgic. Not to say that many people at all will buy it on video due to the limited number of people who still own a functioning video player. But it's still an awesome and cool as hell idea.

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    • NMANMA

      Dec 8th 2012, 20:05

      I am so in love with this limited edition VHS of V/H/S and I am looking forward to getting one. I have always been in love with old-school formats such as vinyls, cassettes, vhs, betamax...

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    • jimlahey

      Dec 8th 2012, 23:18

      i collect all kinds of horror vhs ,so this is very big for me ,the movie v/h/s was the best film of the year ,i would love to get my hands on one of those 300

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    • kellyhammond

      Dec 10th 2012, 23:56

      I still own a lot of my old school BetaMax tapes, which most are horror or B&W horror movies. Would love to own V/H/S on well, VHS ! Keep me informed how to get one please!!!

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