History Film / BeKindRewind

21st May '16 10:13:21 PM erforce
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-->'''Jerry:''' "I will shoot you and I know robot karate."

'''''Be Kind Rewind''''' is a 2008 comedy starring Creator/JackBlack and Mos Def. Mos Def's character, Mike, helps run a video store that stubbornly offers VHS tape rentals regardless of the rise of [=DVDs=]. Mike's peculiar friend Jerry (Jack Black) tries to sabotage a power station and nearly electrocutes himself, becoming magnetized in the process. He then walks into the video store, erasing all of the VHS tapes. Angry customers begin to come in complaining, and Mike is at a loss as to how to replace the store's stock on a limited budget. The store has already received threats of foreclosure, which the owner has tried to prevent by getting the building registered as a historical landmark as the birthplace of jazz singer Fats Waller.

The idea soon occurs that Mike and Jerry will reshoot the films themselves, using whatever they have available. They start with ambitious projects such as ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and ''Film/RoboCop1987'', creating a crazy home video feel they call being "sweded". The store gathers popularity around the neighborhood, so much so that the FBI anti-piracy warning at the start of the tapes becomes a reality.

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'''''Be ''Be Kind Rewind''''' Rewind'' is a 2008 comedy starring Creator/JackBlack and Mos Def. Mos Def's character, Mike, helps run a video store that stubbornly offers VHS tape rentals regardless of the rise of [=DVDs=]. Mike's peculiar friend Jerry (Jack Black) tries to sabotage a power station and nearly electrocutes himself, becoming magnetized in the process. He then walks into the video store, erasing all of the VHS tapes. Angry customers begin to come in complaining, and Mike is at a loss as to how to replace the store's stock on a limited budget. The store has already received threats of foreclosure, which the owner has tried to prevent by getting the building registered as a historical landmark as the birthplace of jazz singer Fats Waller.

The idea soon occurs that Mike and Jerry will reshoot the films themselves, using whatever they have available. They start with ambitious projects such as ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' and ''Film/RoboCop1987'', creating a crazy home video feel they call being "sweded". The store gathers popularity around the neighborhood, so much so that the FBI anti-piracy warning at the start of the tapes becomes a reality.

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** You've got the two leads sweding up famous films, including ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''Film/KingKong1933'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/RoboCop1987'', and ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''.

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** You've got the two leads sweding up famous films, including ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''Film/KingKong1933'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/RoboCop1987'', and ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''.
5th May '15 2:09:33 AM erforce
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** You've got the two leads sweding up famous films, including ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''DrivingMissDaisy'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/RoboCop1987'', and ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''.

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** You've got the two leads sweding up famous films, including ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''DrivingMissDaisy'', ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/KingKong1933'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/RoboCop1987'', and ''Film/BoyzNTheHood''.
3rd Apr '15 10:22:13 AM Morgenthaler
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** You've got the two leads sweding up famous films, including ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''DrivingMissDaisy'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/RoboCop1987'', and ''BoyzNTheHood''.

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** You've got the two leads sweding up famous films, including ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''DrivingMissDaisy'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/RoboCop1987'', and ''BoyzNTheHood''.''Film/BoyzNTheHood''.
29th Oct '14 5:07:36 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ActorAllusion: Jack Black starred in the 2005 ''Film/KingKong''... and he's playing the titular character in the sweded 1933 film. Sigourney Weaver plays the attorney who protests about copyright issues and she also starred in ''Ghostbusters''.
29th Oct '14 5:07:14 AM FuzzyBoots
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* {{Defictionalization}}: [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jul/05/sweded-movies-end-of-hollywood Sweded movies: the end of Hollywood as we know it?]]
16th May '14 8:39:45 AM AnoBakaDesu
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The trailers looked promising, but the film received average reviews, probably because it wasn't quite what people were expecting. There isn't as much focus on the sweded videos as the [[TaintedByThePreview trailers make out to be]], but it's still [[NeedsMoreLove definitely worth watching]].
25th Dec '13 4:11:12 AM LongLiveHumour
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'''''Be Kind Rewind''''' is a 2008 comedy starring JackBlack and Mos Def. Mos Def's character, Mike, helps run a video store that stubbornly offers VHS tape rentals regardless of the rise of [=DVDs=]. Mike's peculiar friend Jerry (Jack Black) tries to sabotage a power station and nearly electrocutes himself, becoming magnetized in the process. He then walks into the video store, erasing all of the VHS tapes. Angry customers begin to come in complaining, and Mike is at a loss as to how to replace the store's stock on a limited budget. The store has already received threats of foreclosure, which the owner has tried to prevent by getting the building registered as a historical landmark as the birthplace of jazz singer Fats Waller.

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'''''Be Kind Rewind''''' is a 2008 comedy starring JackBlack Creator/JackBlack and Mos Def. Mos Def's character, Mike, helps run a video store that stubbornly offers VHS tape rentals regardless of the rise of [=DVDs=]. Mike's peculiar friend Jerry (Jack Black) tries to sabotage a power station and nearly electrocutes himself, becoming magnetized in the process. He then walks into the video store, erasing all of the VHS tapes. Angry customers begin to come in complaining, and Mike is at a loss as to how to replace the store's stock on a limited budget. The store has already received threats of foreclosure, which the owner has tried to prevent by getting the building registered as a historical landmark as the birthplace of jazz singer Fats Waller.
16th Nov '13 8:45:04 PM VPhantom
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* {{Irony}}: Even though the premise of this film is about a video store that only rents VHS and refuses to carry DVDs, this movie did not get a VHS release.

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* {{Irony}}: Even though the premise of this film is about a video store that only rents VHS and refuses to carry DVDs, [=DVDs=], this movie did not get a VHS release.
28th Oct '13 3:24:52 PM Davethe3rd
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* {{Irony}}: Even though the premise of this film is about a video store that only rents VHS and refuses to carry DVDs, this movie did not get a VHS release.
28th Aug '13 4:57:33 PM TheDeceiver
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* NoBudget: The in-universe sweded films are made on a dime budget with rudimentary props and the same set of actors.
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