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Hollywood Video + GameCrazy > Blockbuster
Anyone else ever just remember that blockbuster smell?
We had a Hollywood Video in my neighborhood instead of Blockbuster. Those Spongebob and Rugrats tapes were my life
not a word about Red Box????
Blockbuster was like the fucking Dwemer of the Elder Scrolls
Why is the internet following me, the Mummy was my favorite movie since I was like freakin' 7 years old.
Redbox was definitely a huge factor in the demise of blockbuster . They are outside and inside alot of grocery stores so when people go to get groceries they just see the kiosk and just grab a quick movie and when they return it they can get groceries again since it's at the grocery store. It's a matter of convenience for sure that killed blockbuster.
I just miss game crazy
I'm pretty sure red box had a bigger influence on closing blockbuster than Netflix
Blockbuster could've bought Netflix for 20 million, they didn't, now Netflix is worth 50 billion, biggest mistake by far, you also forgot to mention Redbox, people renting movies for $1 all over the place, and it's efficient, you didn't have to go in a store and talk to people, you just walk up to the machine, pick a movie, and rent it, then bring it back in like 2 days, it's simple and efficient, and was the final nail in the coffin for Blockbuster, also most libraries started stocking movies as well, that didn't have as big of an impact but it sure did affect Blockbuster.
My blockbuster turned into a Asian market.
I'm not as fond of blockbuster as everyone else, because of them the mom and pop video stores pretty much all went out of buisness
After I saw this video, I remembered going to Blockbuster a couple times as a kid, and I don't even remember what films I rented. But I do remember that I was happy renting those films.
down here in the third world countriesThere were ever one option since the internet:piracy babyyy
conan solved the mystery
Stop doing video essays
So youre telling me we`re 20 years behind on streaming technology?
i dont think blockbuster was ever in my country
Because of redbox, Hulu, Netflix.There I saved you some time.
You forgot about two things: Redbox and Family Video.I worked at Family Video last year as ASM. The reason they're still around is because they own the buildings they're in and rent spaces to (usually) food places so you can get dinner and a movie. The late fees are also just charged as though you rented the item again without any discounts, so they're fair (after 30 days, you get charged the price of the item because we assumed you stole it). Family Video also has VERY little marketing, so they save a lot that way. They sell plenty of unused or outdated stock, and sell miscellaneous things like phone chargers and CBD oil. And they're not squeamish about closing locations. If a location is not bringing in enough profit, they'll close it and sell the building. It has its problems, but the system is pretty streamlined and they try to get employees to really push any sales, promotions, or giveaways that are going on. I see them do particularly well in low income areas where people maybe can't afford streaming services, new wrapped movies, or even internet.
I remember renting Turok (the ps3 360 one) one day and the next day I heard the blockbuster near me was selling all of the movies and games to anyone who wanted them
Fuck Blockbuster, and Fuck Netflix
Wait how young was I when I last went to a blockbuster? 5? 6? Dang...
Nice eulogy for Blockbuster lol
I will always remember the day when 12 year old me was at the local blockbuster that was just giving away all its shit for free.
dude i fucking remember blockbuster on demand and total access lmaoooo. we stayed with blockbuster until the bitter end too. :'(
Basically blockbuster is a library but for videos...but now I gotta wonder why library's haven't went to shit.
"the lessons that we learn are carved on the tombstones of others"
My local block buster became a gym and i was so sad when i went back to my home town and saw people exercising in MY BLOCKBUSTER
You keep bringing up Netflix but Netflix wasn't really that big either. Blockbuster started dropping pretty early because their prices were just too much. I remember my Blockbuster only lasting like a month then closing. I think Redbox and family video is what killed it. Netflix was kinda a joke back in 2006 so I don't see much of an impact.
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If Blockbuster were to come back it should be as some sort of Cafe/Rental mashup store, before my local video shop shut down I thought what better addition to a place like that would be than a section where you can sit down and chill while your kids look for something to watch back at home, double down on the experience it offered.
The Last Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon: The 8th wonder of the world
“Live PD the game” hahahah that is great
dude this was a really cool funny and suprisingly interesting video
Problem i hate with netflix lets be real a lot of the movies and shows on there are mediocre or bad and they take a lot of the good movies and shows off thats why i loved blockbuster
I was born August 1st 2004 and I have fond memories with my dad of the final days of blockbuster
Wait. Netflix is beginning to die now itself. Slowly, but its dying. The last Blockbuster may outlive the company it wanted to compete with, decades later.