Be Kind Rewind (Blu-ray) PG-13

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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: June 17, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Stereo 2.0 - English
    • DTS HD Master Audio - 7.1
    • Stereo Surround Sound 2.0
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes: Conversations with Jack Black and Michael Gond
    • Jack Black and Mos Def Improvise Songs
    • Featurette:
      1. "Passaic Mosaic," a tribute to the people and places of Passaic, New Jersey
      2. "The Making of Be Kind Rewind" featurette
      3. "A Tribute to Fats Waller," featurette with Michel Gondry, Mos Def and Jean-Michel Bernard Live!
      4. "A Conversation with Jack Black and Director Michel Gondry"
      5. Musical Tribute to Fats Waller with Mos Def

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 128


User Ratings: 205,298
100 minutes of sweet-natured idiocy. Full Review
Financial Times
Feb 22, 2008
[C]inematic to the bone: it's an affectionate, illuminating paean to filmmaking, a DAY FOR NIGHT for the retro-chic set.
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2008
Be Kind Rewind, while erring just this side of too adorable for its own good - it's nothing if not enjoyable for once again showcasing Gondry's ingenious guerilla filmmaking tactics - is still a bit of a setback. Full Review
Stop Smiling
Aug 24, 2017
Rating: 1/4 -- Be Kind Rewind should gather dust on both DVD and VHS shelves. Full Review
Washington Times
Aug 1, 2008
3 stars out of 5 -- [A] geeky celebration of no-budget inventiveness....A lot of fun...
Mar 1, 2008
3 stars out of 5 -- There's just enough whimsical good humour to carry BE KIND REWIND...
Mar 1, 2008
[T]here's nothing not to like about the movie....Fitted with pockets of guest stardom, including Mia Farrow...and GHOSTBUSTERS' own Sigourney Weaver...
Entertainment Weekly
Feb 29, 2008

Product Description:

Music-video-director-turned-auteur Michel Gondry continues to charm with his low-tech offering, BE KIND REWIND. Set in dreary Passaic, New Jersey, the comedy centers on two of the town's residents: trouble-making Jerry (Jack Black) and well-meaning Mike (Mos Def). Mike works in a video store in an age where the VHS is long dead, but the store's owner, Mr. Fletcher (Danny Glover), doesn't seem to be in any hurry to change. When Mr. Fletcher leaves town for a trip, he entrusts his store to Mike with one piece of advice: don't let Jerry in the store. But after some mischief, Jerry returns to the store in a strange state. Not only is he weirder than usual, but he's also magnetized, which causes the entire store's stock to be erased. In order to keep the struggling business afloat, Mike and Jerry begin remaking the films in the store one by one. Their hilariously low-budget versions of films such as GHOSTBUSTERS and RUSH HOUR 2 soon begin to draw attention and business to the store, but that creates a whole new set of problems for the pair.

Though Gondry's three previous fiction films--HUMAN NATURE, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, and THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP--were all essentially love stories, BE KIND REWIND captures another kind of romance. Both the writer-director and his characters are in love with the cinematic medium itself, and their devotion shows. BE KIND REWIND doesn't reach the heights of ETERNAL SUNSHINE, but it doesn't seem to be aiming for that genius. This is simply a hilarious comedy, fun for film fans of all stripes, which celebrates the sheer joy of watching and making films.

Description by Warner Home Video:

A unique comedy from Academy Award-winning writer/director Michel Gondry starring Jack Black as a loveable loser stuck in a life that's too small for his big dreams. When he unintentionally erases all the tapes in the video store where his best friend (Mos Def) works, he devises a plan to satisfy the store's few loyal customers by re-creating and re-filming every movie, including Ghostbusters, The Lion King, and Robocop.


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  • Sales Rank: 90,132
  • UPC: 794043123252
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