Friday, May 8, 2015

Before VHS, DVD or Blu-Ray....

Before one could walk into just about any store to buy a movie or stream it online, people were forced to either fondly recall it in their heads or wait until it aired on television. K-Mart, however, had a third option- take the magic home in an 8mm film!

As you can see below, it didn't come cheap, nor was it even the whole film. The silent black & white version, adjusted for inflation, would be about $24 in today's dollars. The silent color option would set you back $56 and the high roller color and sound edition would cost $89. All for eight minutes of "exciting scenes." Of course, you'd also need an 8mm projector to play this on. Aren't we lucky these days?