A big old ’80s-set flick needs a big old tape, and the best big tape is VHS – and it’s back for Bumblebee!
Well, not totally really, as the trailer below was put together as an April Fools’ Day gag (although some American movie writers apparently received promo ones). It manages to press all the right ’80s buttons, from the editing all the way through to the soundtrack and voiceover.
So, if the divine, pristine visual beauty of 4K is just too good for you, and you long for the days of smudgy, low-resolution vision riddled with dropouts, accompanied by tinny sound that makes all sorts of annoying wowrrrowrrr noises, then you’re gonna love this!
Vinyl making a comeback we can deal with, maybe even music cassettes at a push, but VHS tapes belong in the past. Deep in the past. Blecch!
Oh yes, Bumblebee hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on April 3.