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Old 03-10-19, 07:27 AM
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Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!



The location in Austraia is closing and it it leaves the Blockbuster located in Oregon as the only one left, it has been open for more than 20 years.

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Just last month in the bottom of a drawer I found an old blockbuster card

Oh, the memories.
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

I prefered the local video stores over the corporate ones. Better selection and no restrictions on the types of movies available to rent.
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

Do they still have a corporate office? If so, what's that like/
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

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Do they still have a corporate office? If so, what's that like/
It sounded like this is pretty much an independent store now. Local businesses make their Blockbuster merchandise. I can’t imagine they are reporting to anyone anymore.
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

Are the ones in Alaska gone now?

I heard that the Blockbusters in France had porn because it’s more socially acceptable there.
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

Last time I rented anything from Blockbuster they tried to charge me for not rewinding my previous rental. I totally did rewind it and I told them to go ahead and close my account and they can take me to court for the $2. And that was that.
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

I still have my Blockbuster card in the very back of my wallet. It's amazing how times have changed. Used to, if you didn't get to Blockbuster by 6 pm, you would never get a new release movie. Now, thanks to all of the different streaming options, you can have all kinds of movies and TV shows at your fingertips.
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

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Are the ones in Alaska gone now?

I heard that the Blockbusters in France had porn because it’s more socially acceptable there.

Considering they have it in the “Family Movies” section ... yeah, I’d say they are much more liberal than us.
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Last time I rented anything from Blockbuster they tried to charge me for not rewinding my previous rental. I totally did rewind it and I told them to go ahead and close my account and they can take me to court for the $2. And that was that.
You left out the most screwed up part of that incident ... it was a DVD!


(Reminds me of hazing new employees back in the day with the “DVD rewinders”.)
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I prefered the local video stores over the corporate ones. Better selection and no restrictions on the types of movies available to rent.
This ... so much “this” that I wish they had used a mom and pop video store in Captain Marvel, but they went for the cheap and easy nostalgia kick instead.
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This ... so much “this” that I wish they had used a mom and pop video store in Captain Marvel, but they went for the cheap and easy nostalgia kick instead.
I saw it today with my youngest and not sure a mom and pop would have had the impact or reignition.
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Originally Posted by mspmms View Post
it has been open for more than 20 years.
It’s nice that a business has been open for 20 years but assuming the “more than” in the article doesn’t extend beyond a few years, that puts it right around the advent of DVD. Not that impressive by video store standards.

There’s a Showtime Video about 10 miles from my house. I’ve never been inside but one of theses days I need to just for nostalgia’s sake.
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

Yes, but does that Showtime Video have their own beer?

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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

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Are the ones in Alaska gone now?
Yep. I think I read that the Russell Crowe props that John Oliver bought at auction and sent up there have since been donated to the Oregon location.

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My local Blockbuster closed years ago and I bought Rec, The Fall, Chocolate, and Flash Point on their closing door sales. The only blu-ray tile I saw was Monsters didn't buy that because I thought it was a boring flick. Pretty much just talking and less monsters on screen.
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Oh wait, I remember buying the only blu-ray of Red Cliff International Version.
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

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Considering they have it in the “Family Movies” section ... yeah, I’d say they are much more liberal than us.
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Do they have 20 copies of Creed II and all of them are checked out?

I don't miss the days where you could not watch a movie because it was not available to rent.
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Yep. I think I read that the Russell Crowe props that John Oliver bought at auction and sent up there have since been donated to the Oregon location.
I thought the jockstrap went missing? Was it actually sent to the Oregon store?
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

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Are the ones in Alaska gone now?


Yep, last July. They had a long drawn out liquidation sale and sold all the racks and such. I should have gone down to score a sign or something but I've got enough crap.
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Re: Now there will be only one Blockbuster left on the planet!

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I thought the jockstrap went missing? Was it actually sent to the Oregon store?
“Missing.” There’s a new manager of a Family Video who goes to work today with a little secret that no one else knows.
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Do they have 20 copies of Creed II and all of them are checked out?

I don't miss the days where you could not watch a movie because it was not available to rent.
Yeah, it's funny. There was that absolute feeling of euphoria getting a new title on release day.

Then you'd run home and call your pal: "Gary, bring your VCR over - got a copy of Ghostbusters to dub."
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Ha, I was in the tool room last night and came across my old Macrovision defeater box.

Good times.

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