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.
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Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.
Memories of a particular time in our lives create a warm, fuzzy, comforting feeling. Home video instills those feelings in so many of us, taking us back to a time when the video store represented the height of weekend entertainment.
What does it mean to own a film? Is ownership tied to having an object? How has the concept of ownership changed over the course of film history? Our interview subjects delve into the concept and offer up a variety of perspectives.