Back to the Future is considered by many to be one of the most perfect films ever made, so I should not be surprised that a collector’s item that was auctioned off and once owned by one of the film’s stars was sold for a huge amount.
Per KTLA, an original copy of a sealed VHS tape of Back to the Future sold for $ 75,000 at the first VHS-only auction ever held by Texas-based Heritage Auction. The copy was once owned by Thomas Wilson, who played Biff Tannen in the film, and VHS by Back to the Future was one of 260 sealed VHS tapes available on the auction block. Other titles sold were The Goonieswhich was picked up for $ 50,000, a promotional copy of Top Gun, Jawsand Ghostbusters. The copy of Back to the Future that was auctioned off also came with a signed note from Wilson joking that the actor could not find a VHS player to watch the movie.
Back to the Future was first released on VHS back in 1986 at a price of $ 79.95. This was a very different time in history when VHS tapes were a hot commodity. As of this writing, the bid is on Back to the Future VHS tapes make it one of the best earned VHS tapes ever sold at auction. Fans of the franchise will also have a chance to own another piece of its movie history later this month. Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction will auction off Marty’s pink hoverboard Back to the Future Part IIwhich could earn between $ 80,000 and $ 120,000.
There is no denying it Back to the Future is one of the most beloved movies ever made. The film was released in 1985 and became a critical and ticket success and has since gone on to define the time period in which it was released, while also standing the test of time for generations who continue to discover it. With a cast led by Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Llyod as Doc Brown, the time-traveling classic paved the way for two sequels, 1989’s Back to the Future Part II and the 1990s Back to the Future Part III.
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