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.
A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies ... See full summary »
Vera Carlisle Anderson,
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 (email@example.com)
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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