Do you have fond memories of renting films from old-school video stores (after, of course, you forked over 7 different types of identification and a $75 deposit)? Then the new documentary Rewind This!, which premieres at next month’s SXSW Film Festival, may well be up your alley.
Directed by Josh Johnson and featuring interviews with Troma legend Lloyd Kaufman, indie auteur Atom Egoyan, and Hobo With a Shotgun filmmaker Jason Eisener, amongst others, the film promises to be the “definitive story of the home video revolution.” Certainly, Rewind This! boasts one suitably ’80s-evoking, and very eye-catching, poster, which you can see, exclusively, below, along with the movie’s trailer and official synopsis.
Check out all three and tell us what you think.
REWIND THIS! OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS:
An exploding industry without rules! Backyard filmmakers with zero budget and a surplus of dreams! Unchecked global piracy! The race to control media consumption! Videotape changed the world and laid the foundation for modern media culture. Low cost equipment created unprecedented opportunities. Major studios and small indies operated on an even playing field for the first time ever. The story of the home video revolution is a tale of both technological advancement and human ambition. VHS vs. Beta! Porn invades the home! Direct to-video madness! It’s all here, along with a rogues gallery of directors, rental employees, XXX vets, box artists, collectors, and more. Join the pizza party!