Side CastsIn 2005, David Cronenberg‘s  A History of Violence, marked the last time a film saw a mainstream VHS release. Along with the overwhelming popularity of companies like Netflix and Redbox, these mailbox and streaming entertainment services virtually spelled the end to the 25 year-old industry known as the video store, and only a handful of small, “Mom & Pop” stores still survive today. In this edition of the Podwits Side-Casts, Dion and contributor J. Blake reminisce about a beloved topic that probably has touched the lives of everyone over the age of 10, and what tangible nostalgia the world ultimately has lost with the end of an era.

Footnotes:

Here is the book of VHS box cover art discussed.

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