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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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)
Driven by nostalgia, but the good vibes don't last
"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.
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