Blockbuster

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  • Published on: 12 August 2019
  • This is the greatest video essay of All Time
  • Runtime : 14:48
  • Blockbuster

COMMENTS: 40

  • penguinz0
    penguinz0   4 days ago

    Animation by https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZj7QQVYbWAVeQdCLBXZiyw

  • Friaza
    Friaza   24 minuts ago

    SO QUIRKY AND RELATABLE

  • Cynical Sheep
    Cynical Sheep   1 hours ago

    Anyone else ever just remember that blockbuster smell?

  • Carlito Moyer
    Carlito Moyer   1 hours ago

    We had a Hollywood Video in my neighborhood instead of Blockbuster. Those Spongebob and Rugrats tapes were my life

  • Sausprem
    Sausprem   1 hours ago

    not a word about Red Box????

  • Cdeck 222
    Cdeck 222   1 hours ago

    Blockbuster was like the fucking Dwemer of the Elder Scrolls

  • DailyPhoneVlogsDPV
    DailyPhoneVlogsDPV   1 hours ago

    Why is the internet following me, the Mummy was my favorite movie since I was like freakin' 7 years old.

  • NotTheAverageGamerz
    NotTheAverageGamerz   2 hours ago

    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.

  • Starlesslemon
    Starlesslemon   2 hours ago

    I'm pretty sure red box had a bigger influence on closing blockbuster than Netflix

  • James Fitzgerald
    James Fitzgerald   2 hours ago

    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.

  • Death Wizard
    Death Wizard   2 hours ago

    My blockbuster turned into a Asian market.

  • Ultra Pitabread
    Ultra Pitabread   3 hours ago

    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

  • Noah Pegasus
    Noah Pegasus   3 hours ago

    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.

  • Mujtaba Rafid Ibrahim

    down here in the third world countriesThere were ever one option since the internet:piracy babyyy

  • idfk dontsub
    idfk dontsub   4 hours ago

    So youre telling me we`re 20 years behind on streaming technology?

  • i want yum
    i want yum   4 hours ago

    i dont think blockbuster was ever in my country

  • Ballin Balgruuf
    Ballin Balgruuf   4 hours ago

    Because of redbox, Hulu, Netflix.There I saved you some time.

  • Bard of the 90s
    Bard of the 90s   5 hours ago

    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.

  • G
    G   5 hours ago

    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

  • Bryce Butt
    Bryce Butt   6 hours ago

    Fuck Blockbuster, and Fuck Netflix

  • Risky Bisky
    Risky Bisky   6 hours ago

    Wait how young was I when I last went to a blockbuster? 5? 6? Dang...

  • FermiGBM1
    FermiGBM1   6 hours ago

    Nice eulogy for Blockbuster lol

  • Sean Minor
    Sean Minor   7 hours ago

    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.

  • sato
    sato   7 hours ago

    dude i fucking remember blockbuster on demand and total access lmaoooo. we stayed with blockbuster until the bitter end too. :'(

  • AngloRebel
    AngloRebel   8 hours ago

    "the lessons that we learn are carved on the tombstones of others"

  • Spanky Dough Dandy
    Spanky Dough Dandy   9 hours ago

    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

  • kyler124
    kyler124   9 hours ago

    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.

  • ChrisHazFun
    ChrisHazFun   9 hours ago

    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.

  • ChrisHazFun
    ChrisHazFun   10 hours ago

    The Last Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon: The 8th wonder of the world

  • Sfg116
    Sfg116   10 hours ago

    “Live PD the game” hahahah that is great

  • Michael
    Michael   11 hours ago

    dude this was a really cool funny and suprisingly interesting video

  • Alex Ryan
    Alex Ryan   11 hours ago

    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

  • Nathan Miller
    Nathan Miller   11 hours ago

    I was born August 1st 2004 and I have fond memories with my dad of the final days of blockbuster

  • canti
    canti   11 hours ago

    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.