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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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Ben Jousan ...
Himself - VHS Collector
David Gregory ...
Himself - Severin Films
Micah Matthews ...
Himself - ReeDistraction.com
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
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Himself - Video Editor, Alamo Drafthouse
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Himself - Writer & Director, Basket Case
Shôko Nakahara ...
Herself - Actor, Visitor Q (as Showko Nakahara)
Tom Mes ...
Himself - MidnightEye.com
Dimitri Simakis ...
Himself - Video Alchemist, Everything is Terrible
Zack Carlson ...
Himself - Author, Destroy All Movies
Phil Blankenship ...
Himself - Video Maniac
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Herself - New Beverly Cinema
Paul 'Dormarth' Malleck ...
Himself - VHS Horror Enthusiast
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Himself - Direct-to-Video Pioneer
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Herself - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
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Himself - Writer & Producer, Street Trash
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Himself - Director, Ghost in the Shell
Frederick Wasser ...
Himself - Author, Vini Vidi Video: The Hollywood Empire and the VCR
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Himself - HitFix.com
Bret Berg ...
Himself - Film Programmer, Cinefamily
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Himself - Director, Waiting for Lightning
Andre Blay ...
Himself - Magnetic Video (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Writer & Director, Tourist Trap
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Himself - Full Moon Features
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Himself - Writer & Director, Night of the Demons
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Himself - Troma Entertainment
Steve Savage ...
Himself - Early Video Retailer & Co-President, New Video
Yoshinori Chiba ...
Himself - Producer, Cold Fish
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Himself - Vulcan Video
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Himself - XXX Pioneer
Fujiki ...
Himself - Adult Video Expert (as Fujiki TDC)
Mara Epstein ...
Herself - Adult Video Entrepreneur
Shinji Imaoka ...
Himself - Director, Underwater Love
Baksheesh 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
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Himself - TwitchFilm.com
Keith Batcheller ...
Himself - Box Cover Artist
Steve Chorney ...
Himself - Box Cover Artist
Wayne Jones ...
Himself - Video Reseller
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Himself - Director, Hobo with a Shotgun
Rob Cotterill ...
Himself - Producer, Hobo with a Shotgun
James Rocchi ...
Himself - Film Critic
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Himself - Writer & Director, The Sweet Hereafter
Caroline Frick ...
Herself - Film Archivist
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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
David 'The Rock' Nelson ...
Himself - Outsider Artist (as Dave 'The Rock' Nelson)
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Himself - Director, Winnebago Man
James Bialkowski ...
Himself - Vagrancy Films & Former Bootlegger
Andrew Copp ...
Himself - Filmmaker & Former Tape Trader
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tyler Baptist ...
Himself - Videonomicon
Scott Weinberg ...
Himself

Directed by

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Josh Johnson

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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

Music by

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Josh Freda

Cinematography by

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Christopher Palmer

Film Editing by

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Christopher Palmer

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Brian Behm ... main titles

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Brian Behm ... title designer: main titles
Namsu Kim ... translator
Stephanie Trepanier ... sales consultant
Jaysie Yang ... translator

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Tyler Baptist ... special thanks
Bryan Cobbs ... thanks
Brad Henderson ... special thanks
Scott Weinberg ... special thanks
Chase Whale ... thanks
Mike White ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Parakalo gyriste tin tainia stin arhi (Greece)
  • VHSテープを巻き戻せ! (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Перемотай это! (Russia)
Runtime
  • 91 min
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Movie Connections Features Exiting the Factory (1895). See more »
Quotes 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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