They might have to hit a few yard sales to find a VCR to play it in, but some lucky bastard is the new owner of a sealed copy of “Back to the Future”.
The tape had been saved since it was released by none other than Thomas F Wilson, the actor who portrayed Biff Tannen in the trilogy.
It included a signed note from Wilson that read: “This is a VHS tape of the first release of Back To The Future, sent to me by the studio at that time. Since I knew that the VHS platform would be around forever, I saved it for later and now I can’t find a VCR. Oh well. Enjoy!”
The vintage tape sold for $75,000.
Other titles up for auction included a promotional copy of First Blood, Star Wars, and Top Gun.
“The success of this inaugural auction shows, again, the power these movies and this format hold over audiences young and old,” said Joe Maddalena, executive vice president of Heritage Auctions.
“This is a new area of collecting, and it’s clear there’s a deep love for what we’re offering. We can’t wait for the next VHS auction.”