Collection: Pre Cert

Pre Cert

Pre-Cert Movies: Rare and Unique Films for the Connoisseur

For the discerning film collector, nothing compares to the thrill of discovering a pre-cert movie. These rare and unique films from the golden age of home video offer a glimpse into a bygone era of filmmaking and distribution.

A Brief History of Pre-Cert

Pre cert movies are films that were released before the Video Recordings Act of 1984 in the United Kingdom, which established a classification system for video content due to proper ropey content slipping through the cracks into the hands of the public and causing untold alterations in the normative fabric of society. These films were often distributed in a wild west-like atmosphere, with plenty of piracy and little oversight or censorship. As a result, pre-cert movies are renowned for their controversial, transgressive, and sometimes outright bizarre content, true messages for the weary and dumb founded.

The Resurgence of Pre-Cert

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in pre-cert movies. With streaming services like Shudder and DVD/Blu-ray upgrading the prints to 4k re-releases, these films are more accessible than ever before. And for the ultimate film experience, consider setting up your own private cinema room, complete with original clunky chunky VHS tapes for that authentic pre-cert feel.

The Sheer Brilliance of Original VHS

The original VHS tapes of pre-cert movies are not just a way to watch the film, but also a piece of art in their own right. The sleeves and cover art were often hand-drawn, with a wide variety of print techniques, quality and texture, adding to the charm and uniqueness of these films.

Get Your Hands on Rare Physical Media VHS

And for the true film collector, we have a limited stock of rare physical media VHS tapes of Pre-Cert movies. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of film history. Contact us today to purchase or send us your list of exactly what you want/need for your collection.