According to the folks who made this video of a melting VHS tape, it took 160 hours in an acetone vapour bath to liquify the relic of the Blockbuster age. 20,000 photos later, we have a visual record of the process. And while it starts out a little slow, the footage eventually hit all of my internet video pleasure zones.
VHS tape nostalgia? Check. Gloopy transformation of a familiar object? Check. Poking, cutting, and prodding of said object with knives and other tools? Check and double-check. This vid has it all.
The YouTubers at Amazing Timelapse have previously used acetone vapor (a substance concentrated by locking an object in a chamber with a small amount of acetone) to melt down a cassette tape. And while that video has a nice climactic moment when the front panel of the tape falls off, the VHS tape is far superior.