Rewind This! (2013)




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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.
Documentary , Special Interest , Television
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Critic Reviews for Rewind This!

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | August 29, 2013
Seattle Times
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There's nary a trace of ironic detachment or condescension here, which is exceedingly rare for any depiction of geek culture.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
L.A. Weekly
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Lively history makes some good observations about video and the culture it enabled.

Full Review… | July 29, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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The real treat of Rewind This! is the geek-speak about VHS tapes telling uniquely distinct stories.

Full Review… | June 28, 2016
The Film Stage

Though VHS' best days may have come and gone, Rewind This! certainly proves the case for the technology's enduring legacy by speaking with those who were there to live through it and with those who continue to collect and sell tapes even today.

Full Review… | January 7, 2016
Daily Dead

A hilarious and utterly excellent look back at a time where movie collecting was more of a sport and treasure hunt than a matter of simple point and click.

Full Review… | December 16, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Rewind This!

Was happy to finally check this one out, as it is filled with the a ton of people I know at least peripherally via Twitter, waxing nostalgic about their favorite hobby. While I can't say that I fully share the same love of the medium, I do find the look back at the Mom & Pop video stores and the various elements of their collecting bug quite charming. Recommended!

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

What is the legacy of VHS ? How did Video Stores change the way wee see movies ? What did it mean to be able to pause, rewind, & fast forward a film ? In answering these questions, this offbeat documentary explores the rise & fall of the VHS tape & the changing face of film exhibition

Gordon Briggs
Gordon Briggs

A fun doc about VHS, people who collect them, people who still sell them & weird shlock that was distributed on them. CHECK IT OUT.

Anatoly Shashkin
Anatoly Shashkin

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