Back to the future Star Thomas Wilson has created a video to help a VHS auction hit 88mph.
In a video shared with The Hollywood ReporterWilson introduces his virgin shrink-wrapped VHS collection of the Back to the future trilogy sent to him by the MCA studio. It also includes a VHS copy of the documentary The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy, which was hosted by Kirk Cameron. “The feeling was overwhelming to rip this out and watch this Kirk Cameron guy,” said a deadpan Wilson, who played Biff (in various incarnations) in the trilogy.
The auction also includes individual shrink-wrapped copies of the Back to the future films, including personal notes from late MCA boss Tom Pollock, who Wilson swears he was close with. Otherwise, why would the CEO sign the notes with a “T” and then a dash?
The auction comes as VHS collecting has become more common during the pandemic, with Heritage offering its first-ever VHS and Home Entertainment Signature auction. Part of it is fueled by nostalgia and a time when movies, for the first time, could be in one person’s hands.
“It’s just the beginning of the days when you could watch a movie as many times as you wanted,” says Wilson. “You would get that VHS, put it in your VCR and watch it over and over and over and over…and I’ve heard of thousands of people around the world doing just that. When your friends came over and dad put this in the VCR…when you were (at home) sick from school and there was Back to the futurelike an old friend – it’s been an amazing thing.
Outside of Wilson’s offerings, some of the most coveted titles include ghost hunters (currently seated at $6,562.50), Jaws, Gremlins, Goonies (a Beta copy is already $5,000), star wars, Friday 13 and The Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The auction runs until June 9.