Betamax was a rival to VHS, which would allow consumers to watch film media in their own home. It didn't sell well, and was abandoned long before its rival.

In 2015, Betamax VCRs were relegated to being sold at antique stores.

Behind the scenes[]

  • The "To Be Continued" screen was only added to the home release of Back to the Future. It was not originally included in the theatrical release, as a sequel was not originally planned.
  • Only the first film was released on Betamax. VHS had supplanted Betamax by the time the sequels were released.


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