SXSW official selection and Fantasia audience award winning documentary Rewind This!
is now available to watch via Apple's iTunes store.
This marks the film's first commercial availability after a healthy and successful festival run that has included not only the two fests above, but also the Film4 Frightfest in the UK, PiFan in Korea, the Melbourne IFF in Australia, and about a dozen one-off screenings around the US. While the film continues to tour major markets in one-night-only showings, if you've missed out or you live somewhere that the film won't be, there's no better way to see it than on iTunes, where you can own it for a very reasonable price.
I saw the film at SXSW in March and here's a little bit of what I had to say:
With a cast of dozens of interviewees, both fans and experts, Rewind This! is
as comprehensive a look at the home video revolution as can be fit into
90 minutes. While many, including our own spoilsport founder, Todd
Brown, keep insisting that physical media is all but dead, many of us
keep the flame alive. VHS bred the collector mentality into us, I had as
many as 400 VHS tapes before I made the move to DVD and Blu-ray (of
which I know have over 4,000), and it was all about finding that hidden
gem that no one else had heard of. Even better, sometimes it was about
exposing that gem that we remember vaguely from childhood to a larger
audience, which is largely my goal in my home video reviews for ScreenAnarchy.
Johnson and company have true affection for movies, not just VHS, but
movies as a whole and that's something with which even the most casual
Twitch reader can identify. I defy our readers to see this film and
somehow manage to staunch the steady flow of fond childhood memories
from pushing tears from their eyes. Rewind This! is a fantastic document for the world, I only hope that there's more where this came from!
Trust me, you're gonna love it!
You can find a link to Rewind This!
at the iTunes store below in the More From Around the Web section.
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