Rewind This!

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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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Movie Info

Filmmaker Josh Johnson explores the creation of the videocassette format, including interviews with those who collect and care passionately about it.

Cast & Crew

Panos Cosmatos
Executive Producer
Freddie Fillers
Executive Producer
Midori Inoue
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Carolee Mitchell
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Josh Freda
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Christopher Palmer
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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.

    November 20, 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.

    August 29, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Lively history makes some good observations about video and the culture it enabled.

    July 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.

    November 20, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Johnson has created a movie that mostly kept me riveted and highly entertained.

    July 19, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Rewind This! is somewhat lacking in big-name first-hand accounts. But where the film is on firmer territory is in championing those lovers of the format who have ignored DVD, Blu-ray and digital downloads in favour of keeping the VHS dream alive.

    July 19, 2018 | Rating: 6.7/10 | 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!
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