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By Rich Heldenfels Published: August 25, 2013




Above is this week's video for WEWS. With the anniversary of the March on Washington and the box-office success of "The Butler," it offers some other titles to consider viewing in that context.

When we say video these days, it usually means DVD, Blu-ray or digital. But those of us of a certain age remember the revelatory glory of videotape -- VHS and Beta -- and the way it change our viewing habits. Here's my look at "Rewind This," a fine and funny documentary about that era.

One of my favorite little-known movies is "The Idolmaker," which I first saw on the big screen in a dollar cinema in the early '80s. It will be on Blu-ray on Tuesday, and I chatted recently withco-star Peter Gallagher about the movie.

Today's video column talks about "The Great Gatsby" and other releases, and continues the column's move toward more discussion of titles as they become available digitally before their DVD/Blu-ray release.

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