Rewind This!

Critics Consensus

An ode to abandoned technology with some admirably wide-ranging insights, Rewind This! is entertaining viewing even for those who didn't live through the VHS era.



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Home video changed the way the world consumed films. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. REWIND THIS! is a documentary that traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of art,technology, and societal perceptions that were altered by the creation of videotape.


Critic Reviews for Rewind This!

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  • "Rewind This!" is both a history lesson and love letter to a format which should prove to be a must-see for all cinephiles that came of age during the VHS era.

    Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Cory Everett

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  • Johnson's savvy authority ensures that "Rewind This!" will leave many film-and-video lovers begging for more.

    Aug 29, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • There's nary a trace of ironic detachment or condescension here, which is exceedingly rare for any depiction of geek culture.

    Aug 14, 2013
  • Lively history makes some good observations about video and the culture it enabled.

    Jul 29, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Austin-based filmmaker Josh Johnson pays sweet homage to a video format that shook up the film world and changed the way people watched movies - with total control.

    Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Johnson has created a movie that mostly kept me riveted and highly entertained.

    Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rewind This!

  • Sep 16, 2013
    These people are rad as fuck! I'm seriously in love with this movie and I'm not even a huge doc. fan. It was funny like I expected, but also had a shit ton of info on VHS and really just film and that generation (80s/90s) in general, which was awesome. You can tell these dudes are genuine (except for the hipster douche with the gigantaur glasses who probably has 20/20 vision). Plus they all looked like they were about to cry at least once in the movie, which is what pure nostalgia feels like. you could totally see it all over their faces. and there are a bunch of badass old movies that definitely need to be checked out after watching this (Deadly Prey, Street Trash, Frankenhooker, Dead Next Door, Brain Damage, Basket Case.) but most importantly, THEY NEED TO RELEASE THIS ON VHS!!!! like now. I'd fucking buy it!
    Stevie S Super Reviewer

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