Rewind This! (2013)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television, Special Interest
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 13, 2014
Oscilloscope Laboratories - Official Site

News & Interviews for Rewind This!

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for Rewind This!

All Critics (15) | 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
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

Lively history makes some good observations about video and the culture it enabled.

Full Review… | July 29, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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 17, 2013
Cinema Crazed

It's affectionate and educational, with enough visual evidence to act as a time machine, bringing viewers back to an era of movie-watching exploration and physical media worship.

Full Review… | September 9, 2013

The film is elevated above the average 'these are a few of my favourite things' documentary by its willingness to take on larger narratives around the social, economic and literary significance of the genre, all in a fully accessible way.

Full Review… | September 9, 2013
Eye for Film

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.



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

Rewind This! Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Rewind This! on our Movie forum!