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Rewind This! (2013)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary  |  27 August 2013 (USA)
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Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Jousan ...
Himself - VHS Collector
David Gregory ...
Himself - Severin Films
Micah Matthews ...
Himself - ReeDistraction.com
Mike Vraney ...
Himself - Something Weird Video
Don May Jr. ...
Himself - Synapse Films
Brian Kelley ...
Himself - Home Video Aficionado
Kelly-sue Calderon ...
Herself - VHS Collector
Joey Gravis ...
Himself - VHS Collector
Heather Hankamer ...
Herself - Manager, Premiere Video
Tommy Swenson ...
Himself - Video Editor, Alamo Drafthouse
Frank Henenlotter ...
Himself - Writer & Director, Basket Case
Shôko Nakahara ...
Herself - Actor, Visitor Q (as Showko Nakahara)
Tom Mes ...
Himself - MidnightEye.com
Dimitri Simakis ...
Himself - Video Alchemist, Everything is Terrible
Zack Carlson ...
Himself - Author, Destroy All Movies
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In the 1980s, few pieces of home electronics did more to redefine popular culture than the videocassette recorder. With it, the film and television media were never the same as the former gained a valuable new revenue stream and popular penetration while the latter's business model was forever disrupted. This film covers the history of the device with its popular acceptance opening a new venue for independent filmmakers and entrepreneurs. In addition, various collectors of the now obsolete medium and its nostalgically esoteric fringe content are profiled as well. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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20 April 2013 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Simply put, I loved this documentary! Josh Johnson's ode to the VHS age, Rewind This! (2013) opens with a film enthusiast combing a flea market for VHS tapes, overflowing with the sort of passion any and all global VHS hunters (and film lovers) will immediately recognize. This image sets the tone. Like Not Quite Hollywood (2008) and Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010) before it, Rewind This! will whet your appetite for rare films to add to your collection, but with the added bonus of causing you to scour the earth hunting for a VHS player the second you finish watching it. Powerful stuff, and a must see for film nuts everywhere! (my favorite moment is director Frank Henenlotter explaining the unique feature on his sublime horror comedy Frankenhooker's VHS box: press a button and hear a reanimated prostitute ask you "Wanna date?" This prompts a montage of several other VHS junkies explaining the same feature, and results in the sort of rush of recognition shared by enthusiasts across the world: I personally hit that damn button a million times with every visit to the video store!)


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