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      Rewind This!

      2013 1h 34m Documentary List
      100% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 74% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Filmmaker Josh Johnson explores the creation of the videocassette format, including interviews with those who collect and care passionately about it. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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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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      Cory Everett indieWire "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. Rated: B+ Nov 20, 2018 Full Review Amy Smith Austin Chronicle 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 20, 2018 Full Review Jeff Shannon Seattle Times Johnson's savvy authority ensures that "Rewind This!" will leave many film-and-video lovers begging for more. Rated: 4/4 Aug 29, 2013 Full Review Matt Goldberg Collider Johnson has created a movie that mostly kept me riveted and highly entertained. Rated: B Jul 19, 2018 Full Review Chris Tilly IGN Movies 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. Rated: 6.7/10 Jul 19, 2018 Full Review Jared Mobarak The Film Stage The real treat of Rewind This! is the geek-speak about VHS tapes telling uniquely distinct stories. Rated: B Jun 28, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A documentary for movie enthusiasts that will serve as a photograph of how things were in 2013. I wish they could interview more poeole who made VHS happened and people who maybe don't support collecting just to have another perspective. Now I know here Red Letter Media got his Best of the Worst opening animation Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a fun documentary regarding the impact and memories folks have about video cassettes. It felt like about ten more minutes could have been cut from it, but it's a lot of fun overall! It made me miss the old days as a teen when I'd go up and down the horror aisles at Movies Galore and AZ Video! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member A snappy passion project capturing the love & success of the VHS revolution & what it opened up for Film Lovers. Focusing on the infamous titles only released on VHS & some incredible collectors this makes a simple but terrific documentary. Filled to the brim with odd but fascinating interviews with those still heavily involved with VHS both collecting & screening it. An insightful documentary that clearly shows VHS ain't dead!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member How do all of these nerd guys look exactly the same? The talking heads approach isn't able to sustain an entire feature. Lucky I was real into the topic I guess but I felt bad making anyone else watch this with me. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member great documentary about the evolution of the video tape industry,as a market,a cultural phenomenon and a nostalgic way of life. this really brought back good memories of videostores and the beginnings of VHS distribution.It also made me think of happier times in my life when my family owned a couple of video rental stores.if you are really into film,you need to watch this. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Loving and informative look at the most important format of home media and how it affected the industry. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Filmmaker Josh Johnson explores the creation of the videocassette format, including interviews with those who collect and care passionately about it.
      Director
      Josh Johnson
      Producer
      Midori Inoue, Carolee Mitchell
      Production Co
      Imperial PolyFarm Productions
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 11, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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