Fucked up shit from the past


#1

Having to wait six months for a film to be released in the UK after the US had it.
Being proud that James Bond films were released here first.

Think that is it for the past?


#2

Kula Shaker
Various exs


#3

Videos having shitloads of adverts and stuff at the start.


#4

I still think it’s an outrage that I have to watch adverts in the cinema. Hopefully that will be fucked up shit from the past in the future but I doubt it.


#5

The massive delay in films going from cinema to video too (unless I’ve made that up in my head)


#6

No that existed. It grew smaller over the years byr I think it may have been around 18 months once.


#7

Also, weren’t VHS videos of films like £80 when they first came out?


#8


#9

Adverts on Sky/any other TV you pay for is outrageous as well.


#10

We only had three that I remember, we had Raiders of the Lost Ark (good) and Being There and Heaven Can Wait (shit for kids) so I assume so.


#11

I think those were the ones sold to rental shops. You could buy them but obviously the cost was really high so few people would.

There was a really long lead-in of rental periods before you could buy stuff in the shops for most of the 80s I think. Like Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi only came to home VHS in about 88? But they’d been available to rent for years.


#12

Just walking (or driving) to a blockbuster (or similar) just to watch a film.


#13

Remote controls connected to the video player/tv with a two foot cable. Am I just regurgitating peter kay material now?


#14

I lived in a house where someone had just this sort of remote control. That was about 1982, I guess.


#15

Romans


#16

Without them we would not have mango Rubicon


#17

Used to have one for the video machine that made it alternate between fast-forwarding and re-winding constantly. Totally useless.


#18

Alright, well without mango Rubicon and education and the sewage system and the roads etc what have they ever done for us?!
(sorry)


#19

That’s ok


#20

EXTRA QUESTION

Are there ads in PPV events?