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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 Ben Jousan ... Himself - VHS Collector
David Gregory David Gregory ... Himself - Severin Films
Micah Matthews Micah Matthews ... Himself - ReeDistraction.com
Mike Vraney Mike Vraney ... Himself - Something Weird Video
Don May Jr. Don May Jr. ... Himself - Synapse Films
Brian Kelley Brian Kelley ... Himself - Home Video Aficionado
Kelly-sue Calderon Kelly-sue Calderon ... Herself - VHS Collector
Joey Gravis Joey Gravis ... Himself - VHS Collector
Heather Hankamer Heather Hankamer ... Herself - Manager, Premiere Video
Tommy Swenson ... Himself - Video Editor, Alamo Drafthouse
Frank Henenlotter ... Himself - Writer & Director, Basket Case
Shôko Nakahara Shôko Nakahara ... Herself - Actor, Visitor Q (as Showko Nakahara)
Tom Mes Tom Mes ... Himself - MidnightEye.com
Dimitri Simakis Dimitri Simakis ... Himself - Video Alchemist, Everything is Terrible
Zack Carlson 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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27 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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Parakalo gyriste tin tainia stin arhi See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Himself - Troma Entertainment: Look, if idiots like Troma can make a movie that sells millions and millions of dollars of videocassettes, well then anybody can do it.
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Driven by nostalgia, but the good vibes don't last
23 February 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

"Rewind This!" is all about the warm and fuzzy memories of VHS' reign over the home video market. And while I don't share those feelings to any great extent, this makes for a well-packaged and entertaining movie. For a while, at least. I was absorbed when it was about the early days of the format and when VHS was responsible for the video store boom and demand for variety. Not to mention the nostalgia for great home video box art. But it started to lose me during the tape-trading segment and the eventual mass complaints about digital vs. physical media. Everyone has an opinion on this, it's all doom-and-gloom and the tone shifted from amusing to awkward. Sadly, the fun never came back, and I missed that tone from the first half.

6/10


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