Though Hollywood remakes of classic films win big at the box office, Hollywood remakes of home movies alienate fans by adding CGI characters and making all the original explosions bigger. Preserve a home-made cult classic with today's Groupon: for $50, you get four videotape-to-DVD straight transfers at Multimedia Solutions in East Haven (a $100 value).
Multimedia Solutions, which boasts an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, immortalizes the tape troves of family documentarians and early auteurs on reliable, compact DVDs. The staff oversees quality transfers of original footage trapped on VHS, VHS-C, 8 millimeter, Hi8, Digital 8, Mini DV, or Betamax tapes. Each DVD absorbs up to two hours of footage before being gowned in a custom case and label, then celebrates its graduation by tossing itself in the air.