Star Wars: The Force Awakens on VHS is beautiful, even if you can't buy it

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be a modern-day movie, but it traces its lineage to the days when ‘be kind, rewind’ was common parlance, and grainy picture was fixed with a good smack to the side of a CRT TV. It's a fitting tribute then that A/V artist Matthew Dix has created a fully-functional VHS version of the film, which he showcased this week on his Instagram account, Offtrack Outlet:

Hope everybody is having a good day today and letting their inner child come out. Happy May 4th everyone ✨🌑 oh and 7000 followers?? You guys rock! @daisyridley

A photo posted by @offtrackoutlet on May 4, 2016 at 5:08pm PDT

The detail on the cover is really exceptional. Not only would I totally believe that this copy came straight out of yesteryear, but the design is also right in line with the trilogy set released in 1995. And this isn't the only time Dix has created this sort of art - he's already created the box for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well: 

"I rebel..." What did you guys think of the Rogue One trailer?

A photo posted by @offtrackoutlet on Apr 12, 2016 at 11:40am PDT

Sadly, despite the implications of a username with "outlet" in the name, Dix does not have mass quantities of the VHS available for sale. I doubt Disney's legal team would look kindly on such behavior anyway. Still, it's nice to know this sort of trickery can be done, and maybe it'll inspire you to make your own. May the Force be with you, fans.

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Image Credit: Offtrack Outlet  

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