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An exploding industry without rules! Direct to-video madness! VHS vs. Beta! In the 1980s, videotape changed the world and laid the foundation for modern media culture. REWIND THIS! traces the rise and fall of VHS from its heyday as the mainstream home video format to its current status as a nostalgic relic and prize to collectors who still cherish it. Featuring interviews with both filmmakers and enthusiasts from the VHS era, including Troma legend Lloyd Kaufman, indie auteur Atom Egoyan, and Hobo with a Shotgun filmmaker Jason Eisener, REWIND THIS! is the definitive story of the format that came to be synonymous with the home video revolution. So gather up your friends and start the pizza party just make sure to have your tapes back on time.
Packed with extras, including commentary, original animations, a special music video, and over an hour of bonus interview footage on laserdisc, remix culture, video panic and more!
A very nostalgic film about the greatness of the VHS tape, and all of the possibilities it opened up, for the industry and for consumers.Published 13 days ago by sean clark
Keep with it past the first few minutes. The first few minutes are shot on a cell phone camera and are just of a guy walking around a flea market looking for used VHS tapes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
More of a history of the cine.. and the fact that many movies were put out only on VHS. Which could mean the quality of the movie was not that good in the first place.Published 1 month ago by M. Butkus
Interesting look at the VHS phenomenon and how it radically changed the film industry from the collectors, direct to video pioneers, video store owners and filmmakers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ron Baker
This was a fascinating look at the rise (and fall) of video tapes, starting with BETA and VHS, but mostly focusing on VHS and what the VCR did/how it changed our viewing habits in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by JC
REWIND THIS! takes us on a journey back to those dark, dizzy days of yesteryear. Yep, we join the experts as they relive the 80s video rental craze. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein