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Watch: Nostalgic Full Trailer for SXSW Doc 'Rewind This!' About VHS

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February 5, 2013
Source: Twitch

Rewind This! Trailer

"They've made it so simple to use, the cat could operate it." One of the many great documentaries playing the upcoming SXSW Film Festival is a small indie doc we've been following closely for over a year. It was funded for only $20,000 on Kickstarter last year, made by director Josh Johnson, a documentary about the home video revolution and specifically VHS. Everyone loves VHS tapes, right?! Whether you still have some lying around your basement or not, this is a doc made with a complete love for cinema and passion for the art of moviegoing, and it deserves our support. I really wish I could see this at SXSW, it looks awesome!

Here's the first trailer for Josh Johnson's documentary Rewind This!, originally discovered via Twitch:

Rewind This! was originally funded on Kickstarter in February 2012. 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. This documentary was made by self-described "products of the home video generation" Josh Johnson, Carolee Mitchell and Christopher Palmer. It will be premiering at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX this March. Videotape redefined the way modern society interacts with media. Rewind This! aims to be the definitive account of the home video revolution and a showcase of its continuing legacy. I'm down! Anyone interested?

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  • grimjob
    Damn I miss video stores.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Alex Billington
      Me too, me too...
      • David Banner
        Are they all gone, in the USA? Blockbuster went belly up in Scandinavia 5-10 years ago, but all the other chains and stores remained and are still packed Thursday-Sundays here.
        • grimjob
          I don't know about the rest of the country, but they're difficult to come by in California these days. We recently found one in a town about 20 miles from here, so that's something. Blockbusters just started closing all over here within the last few years.
  • David Banner
    I have around two hundred movies released on VHS that never made it to LaserDisc, DvD, or Blu-Ray. I once bought the inventory of a VHS-videostore that was closing(it was very cheap). Some of these movies might have been on one of the lesser formats, like those small discs(forget the name), but I doubt it. So, if I have time on day, I guess I should make torrents or load up to youtube?
    • David Banner
      *time one day
    • lando
      please do! torrent those! my collection of vhs movies is what made me NOT start a dvd collection or blu ray! its such a shame to see boxes of obsolete media get tossed or even stored for what unknown reason other than nostalgia. I used to have an online radio show and would run the audio signal into my VHS recorder and could back up to 8 hours of music (elp setting) on a VHS tape which was great for later use in parties or background tracking..
      • David Banner
        Ohh, I too taped audio on to Hi-Fi VHS tapes back in the day for superior sound, hehe
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    I think we were pretty late in getting a video player, around 1988 I think. Would often get a ninja movie when staying at my uncles too, the worse possible ones too, he must have dreaded it. I also remember going to abandoned warehouses and making ninja films with my friends that we could show at parties. Funny!
  • castingcouch
    Certainly makes me nostalgic for the home video cassette days. And I still prefer the quick load of VHS compared to DVD and BR and their "This function is not supported" nonsense when I try to fast forward.

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