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Rewind This! -- Join filmmakers, collectors, and studios as they discuss the weird and wild world of home video and its impact on the digital landscape of today in this funny and enlightening 2013 SXSW Festival hit doc.


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26 July 2014 (Japan) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Ben Jousan ... Himself - VHS Collector
David Gregory ... Himself - Severin Films
Micah Matthews ... Himself -
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 -
Dimitri Simakis ... Himself - Video Alchemist, Everything is Terrible
Zack Carlson ... Himself - Author, Destroy All Movies
Phil Blankenship ... Himself - Video Maniac

Julia Marchese ... Herself - New Beverly Cinema
Paul 'Dormarth' Malleck ... Himself - VHS Horror Enthusiast

Peter Rowe ... Himself - Direct-to-Video Pioneer

Cassandra Peterson ... Herself - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Roy Frumkes ... Himself - Writer & Producer, Street Trash
Mamoru Oshii ... Himself - Director, Ghost in the Shell
Frederick Wasser ... Himself - Author, Vini Vidi Video: The Hollywood Empire and the VCR

Drew McWeeny ... Himself -
Bret Berg ... Himself - Film Programmer, Cinefamily

Jacob Rosenberg ... Himself - Director, Waiting for Lightning
Andre Blay ... Himself - Magnetic Video (archive footage)

David Schmoeller ... Himself - Writer & Director, Tourist Trap

Charles Band ... Himself - Full Moon Features

Kevin Tenney ... Himself - Writer & Director, Night of the Demons

Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself - Troma Entertainment
Steve Savage ... Himself - Early Video Retailer & Co-President, New Video
Yoshinori Chiba ... Himself - Producer, Cold Fish
Bryan Connolly ... Himself - Vulcan Video
William Margold ... Himself - XXX Pioneer
Fujiki ... Himself - Adult Video Expert (as Fujiki TDC)
Mara Epstein ... Herself - Adult Video Entrepreneur
Shinji Imaoka ... Himself - Director, Underwater Love
Bahkshisi Yamashita ... Himself - Adult Video Director
Evan Husney ... Himself - Creative Director, Drafthouse Films
Kazuo Katô ... Himself - Toei Video
Hiroshi Takahashi ... Himself - Writer, Ringu
Max Meehan ... Himself - Video Hate Squad

Todd Brown ... Himself -
Keith Batcheller ... Himself - Box Cover Artist
Steve Chorney ... Himself - Box Cover Artist
Wayne Jones ... Himself - Video Reseller

Jason Eisener ... Himself - Director, Hobo with a Shotgun
Rob Cotterill ... Himself - Producer, Hobo with a Shotgun
James Rocchi ... Himself - Film Critic

Atom Egoyan ... Himself - Writer & Director, The Sweet Hereafter
Caroline Frick ... Herself - Film Archivist

Chris Strompolos ... Himself - Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
Lars Nilsen ... Himself - Programmer, Austin Film Society
J.R. Bookwalter ... Himself - Director, Dead Next Door
Hadrian Belove ... Himself - Film Programmer, Cinefamily
Michael Monterastelli ... Himself - VHS Collector
Rocky Nelson ... Himself - Outsider Artist (as Dave 'The Rock' Nelson)

Ben Steinbauer ... Himself - Director, Winnebago Man
James Bialkowski ... Himself - Vagrancy Films & Former Bootlegger
Andrew Copp ... Himself - Filmmaker & Former Tape Trader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Weinberg ... Himself

Directed by
Josh Johnson 
Produced by
John Carpenter .... associate producer
Panos Cosmatos .... executive producer
Freddie Fillers .... executive producer
Jay Hawkinson .... associate producer
George Hickman .... associate producer
Midori Inoue .... producer: Japan
Jesse Kale .... associate producer
Carolee Mitchell .... producer
David Moore .... associate producer
Marc Walkow .... associate producer
Neil Wilson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Josh Freda 
Cinematography by
Christopher Palmer 
Film Editing by
Christopher Palmer 
Visual Effects by
Brian Behm .... main titles
Other crew
Brian Behm .... title designer: main titles
Namsu Kim .... translator
Stephanie Trepanier .... sales consultant
Jaysie Yang .... translator
Brad Henderson .... special thanks
Scott Weinberg .... special thanks
Chase Whale .... thanks
Mike White .... thanks

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Great Documentary, 24 March 2014
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Rewind This! (2013)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Extremely entertaining documentary takes a look at the VHS boom of the 1980s and how VCRs and video stores really changed how movies were made and especially how they were marketed. REWIND THIS! has already become a favorite among horror fans and it's easy to see why. If you grew up in the 80s then you obviously remember walking those video store shelves looking for new and strange movies. Many of these have never been released since their VHS days and this documentary touches upon that subject but also the creation of VCRs, the way the major studios didn't believe in the format and of course we get into things like the important of artwork and nudity. The film works for those who remember those video store days but it also works because even if you're young and don't remember those days then the film manages to be a great educator. We get some wonderful commercials of the early days of VCRs as well as the "hot" item of remote controls. Even better is that we're given all sorts of great interviews with the likes of Charles Band, Frank Henenlotter, David Gregory, Don May, Jr., Roy Frumkes, Lloyd Kaufman, Cassandra Peterson and Something Weird Video's Mike Vraney who talks about how he started off as a bootlegger and how this started his career. The art of bootlegs are also discussed including those wonderful ads in various horror magazines. REWIND THIS! is really a wonderful throwback to the days where the video box was every bit as important as the movie itself. Fans of the 80s horror and exploitation pictures are really going to have a good time here.

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