Let’s wax nostalgic for a moment and celebrate the physical side of home video. Even though many of us fondly recall the VHS era, the popularity of DVD players surpassed videocassette recorders back in 2006.
This popularity was reflected in movies like Hot Fuzz (top) and This Means War (below).
Blu-ray, originally envisioned as the higher-fidelity successor to the DVD, was fated to survive the zombie apocalypse, according to Warm Bodies (below).
But Blu-ray players have not achieved the same popularity as DVD players; the rise of digital streaming has had a large impact over the past few years. Still, 15% of U.S. homes do not have a broadband internet connection and many people have held onto their DVD machines and treasure their collections, which sometimes number…