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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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.

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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…
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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 | Full Review…

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…

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