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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 ...
Self - VHS Collector
David Gregory ...
Self - Severin Films
Micah Matthews ...
Self -
Mike Vraney ...
Self - Something Weird Video
Self - Synapse Films
Brian Kelley ...
Self - Home Video Aficionado
Kelly-sue Calderon ...
Self - VHS Collector
Joey Gravis ...
Self - VHS Collector
Heather Hankamer ...
Self - Manager, Premiere Video
Tommy Swenson ...
Self - Video Editor, Alamo Drafthouse
Self - Writer & Director, Basket Case
Shôko Nakahara ...
Self - Actor, Visitor Q (as Showko Nakahara)
Tom Mes ...
Self -
Dimitri Simakis ...
Self - Video Alchemist, Everything is Terrible
Zack Carlson ...
Self - Author, Destroy All Movies
Phil Blankenship ...
Self - Video Maniac
Self - New Beverly Cinema
Paul 'Dormarth' Malleck ...
Self - VHS Horror Enthusiast
Self - Direct-to-Video Pioneer
Self - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Self - Writer & Producer, Street Trash
Self - Director, Ghost in the Shell
Frederick Wasser ...
Self - Author, Vini Vidi Video: The Hollywood Empire and the VCR
Self -
Bret Berg ...
Self - Film Programmer, Cinefamily
Self - Director, Waiting for Lightning
Andre Blay ...
Self - Magnetic Video (archiveFootage)
Self - Writer & Director, Tourist Trap
Self - Full Moon Features
Self - Writer & Director, Night of the Demons
Self - Troma Entertainment
Steve Savage ...
Self - Early Video Retailer & Co-President, New Video
Yoshinori Chiba ...
Self - Producer, Cold Fish
Self - Vulcan Video
Self - XXX Pioneer
Fujiki ...
Self - Adult Video Expert (as Fujiki TDC)
Mara Epstein ...
Self - Adult Video Entrepreneur
Shinji Imaoka ...
Self - Director, Underwater Love
Baksheesh Yamashita ...
Self - Adult Video Director
Evan Husney ...
Self - Creative Director, Drafthouse Films
Kazuo Katô ...
Self - Toei Video
Hiroshi Takahashi ...
Self - Writer, Ringu
Maximillian Meehan ...
Self - Video Hate Squad (as Max Meehan)
Self -
Keith Batcheller ...
Self - Box Cover Artist
Steve Chorney ...
Self - Box Cover Artist
Wayne Jones ...
Self - Video Reseller
Self - Director, Hobo with a Shotgun
Rob Cotterill ...
Self - Producer, Hobo with a Shotgun
James Rocchi ...
Self - Film Critic
Self - Writer & Director, The Sweet Hereafter
Caroline Frick ...
Self - Film Archivist
Self - Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
Lars Nilsen ...
Self - Programmer, Austin Film Society
J.R. Bookwalter ...
Self - Director, Dead Next Door
Hadrian Belove ...
Self - Film Programmer, Cinefamily
Michael Monterastelli ...
Self - VHS Collector
David 'The Rock' Nelson ...
Self - Outsider Artist (as Dave 'The Rock' Nelson)
Self - Director, Winnebago Man
James Bialkowski ...
Self - Vagrancy Films & Former Bootlegger
Andrew Copp ...
Self - Filmmaker & Former Tape Trader
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tyler Baptist ...
Self - Videonomicon
Scott Weinberg ...

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

Music by

Josh Freda

Cinematography by

Christopher Palmer

Film Editing by

Christopher Palmer

Visual Effects by

Brian Behm ... main titles

Additional Crew

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


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 (

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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)
  • Rebobine Isso! (Brazil)
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  • 91 min
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Movie Connections Features Leaving 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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