Rewind This!

Rewind This! Streaming Movie

By Josh Johnson

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2013-08-27
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Director: Josh Johnson
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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Rewind This! Movie Streaming Description

Rewind This! explores the enormous cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape. Featuring interviews with filmmakers including Atom Egoyan, Mamoru Oshii, and Jason Eisener, distributors, store owners and rabid tape collectors, the 2013 SXSW Festival hit film traces the many ways home video altered the cultural landscape. Offering a wealth of weird and wild titles, home video transformed the viewing habits and tastes of a generation of audiences. The doc’s look at the home video revolution is enlightening, funny and totally entertaining. A FilmBuff Presentation.

Rewind This! Movie Streaming Reviews

  • The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

    By Sam L. Parity
    I was looking forward to watching this, but in the end I feel that it is still a bit too soon to be waxing nostalgic about VHS. I am old enough to remember filming TV shows with my Super 8 camera before VHS arrived on the scene, so I too remember how exciting it was to be able to finally rent and/or own a copy of your favorite movie or TV show. But I find it a bit unlikely that anyone really laments the loss of VHS as a format, a medium which is and will always be inferior in every way to what we have available now. The film touched on a few important points about the shift from physical to virtual media, and discussions of film preservation etc., but just seemed to jump from one topic to the other without much concern for the importance of the topic. Sure some films are only available on VHS, but did anything shown in this movie make you feel like that really matters? I did get a kick out of seeing Charles Band again, only because he bounced a check to me for $5000 once after I worked on one of his films. I for one don't miss the era of the VHS, and I saw nothing in this film that convinced me otherwise. This may be of interest to anyone under the age of 25, but all the rest of us remember paying $4.25 to rent videos at Blockbuster, and I am sure very few of us are nostalgic about that!
  • A love letter to VHS

    By chwjohns
    Lots of fun and even a little enlightening regarding certain aspects of the VHS phenomenon that I wasn't aware of. Recommended.
  • Never Forget

    By lousypictures
    Just bought this and loved it. So many great VHS memories! When I was a kid I could not wait until Friday when the family would go to Pathmark and rent our 3 VHS tapes for the weekend. Love this doc so much!
  • Awesome Doc

    By Videokid25
    I got to see this recently in LA and its great. I remember the first VHS movie my family rented (in the big case) and this doc will take you right back to that place. A must watch for movie fans!