Saturday, 3 November 2018

Revisiting VHS at VideOdyssey

This Halloween I had the opportunity to visit VideOdyssey in Toxteth, Liverpool. Founded by Andy Johnson, the store has been dubbed "the UK's last video store". 

I was particularly curious about Andy's thoughts on VHS as a format and the decline of physical media.  Is there still a demand for VHS or does the shop simply exist as a nostalgic throwback?   One of the more interesting elements of my visit that persuaded me that VHS should be preserved was the number of films and television shows in the store that aren’t available in other formats.