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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.


Josh Johnson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Jousan Ben Jousan ... Self - VHS Collector
David Gregory David Gregory ... Self - Severin Films
Micah Matthews Micah Matthews ... Self - ReeDistraction.com
Mike Vraney Mike Vraney ... Self - Something Weird Video
Don May Jr. ... Self - Synapse Films
Brian Kelley Brian Kelley ... Self - Home Video Aficionado
Kelly-sue Calderon Kelly-sue Calderon ... Self - VHS Collector
Joey Gravis Joey Gravis ... Self - VHS Collector
Heather Hankamer Heather Hankamer ... Self - Manager, Premiere Video
Tommy Swenson Tommy Swenson ... Self - Video Editor, Alamo Drafthouse
Frank Henenlotter ... Self - Writer & Director, Basket Case
Shôko Nakahara Shôko Nakahara ... Self - Actor, Visitor Q (as Showko Nakahara)
Tom Mes Tom Mes ... Self - MidnightEye.com
Dimitri Simakis Dimitri Simakis ... Self - Video Alchemist, Everything is Terrible
Zack Carlson Zack Carlson ... Self - Author, Destroy All Movies


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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Did You Know?


Lloyd Kaufman - 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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References Black Rain (1989) See more »

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Get schooled in everything VHS
12 March 2013 | by ThrowItMyWaySee all my reviews

It's been a long time since I've been as mesmerized as I was while viewing the world premiere of Rewind This! at this years SXSW Film Festival. I was clinging to every word uttered from everyone interviewed in this, dare I say...instant cult documentary. As a consumer who was there at it's inception, I ate up all things VHS. To be able to record a show not only to watch at your convenience, but to keep as your own was the ultimate in entertainment fandom as far as I was concerned. To be able to buy or record a movie that you already saw in the theater was just how life was meant to be. I was the ideal consumer because I bought anything and everything it took to enjoy the VHS experience. This documentary delves into every aspect of that and so much more with the love and devotion you'd expect from such ardent fans as Josh Johnson, Carolee Mitchell, and Christopher Palmer...my friends. So do yourself and your well-being a favor and treat yourself to what is cinema gold...Rewind This!

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