Comprehensive look at the development of the VHS phenomenon & how home video changed the way subsequent generations engaged with films. The perspective is limited mostly to the U.S. & Japan (so nothing about the UK's "video nasties" panic) & doesn't really do enough to chart the parallels between video stories & streaming, but it's an interesting insight into what has become, for many collectors, a lifestyle choice.
A love letter to the history of the VHS tape and how it revolutionized film watching and inspired a generation of both movie makers and film junkies. The love the various archivists, filmmakers, programmers and collectors have for the medium is infectious. The horror that so many titles that only exist in a VHS pan and scan format will disappear from existence is troubling.Think of the hours we've spent watching.