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Rewind This! (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 27 August 2013 (USA)
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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Parakalo gyriste tin tainia stin arhi  »

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Nostalgia for all the money
18 March 2014 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I saw this little pearl of documentary, which is about the revolution with VHS in the 80s and how it all changed the movie market completely. It's nostalgia for all the money, which is also the reason why the VHS format i still loved by fans around the world.

The documentary discusses both good and bad things about the format, as well as many can relate and have recognition, cover design - which was just better at that time than what it is today with all the photoshopped posters.

After I finished with the documentary, I totally got an desire to own old horror movies on VHS again.


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