What I remember most of all about VHS, was going to the video rental shop with my sister to rent a video on a cold winters day.
We got home and couldn't wait to watch the video. I put on the TV, and put the tape in the VHS recorder, and was met with a terrible noise from inside the machine. The tape had wrapped itself around the rotating head, and wrote off both the tape and the machine. Needless to say, my dad wasn't pleased.
He had to buy a new machine, and had to pay for a new rental tape at the video rental shop.
Me and my sister were told our pocket money would be stopped for six months, although that never actually happened.
The sad thing is. I can't recall for the life of me what the film was.