Blockbuster Video - Retro Rewind

čas přidán 3. 04. 2016
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Chris Stuckmann and his wife Sam filmed inside one of the last remaining Blockbuster Video's in the U.S.! This video also discusses rental chains of old, and some that are still around!

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  • I love rental stores they are kind of like my cinemas. I used to go there all the time with my parents and spend an hour looking through every single film they had. I still have a membership in one near me and I really don’t want them to die out.

  • You think the employees are sick of people driving out of state to film there? In all honesty I've only seen avgn go to that location but if I worked there there would be a long drawn out mental sigh for every you tuber that showed up.

  • I remember film nights on Halloween especially. My Mum said me and my friends should watch Carrie. There must have been 8 of us. We were 13. The intro with the naked women running around the showers, with their big hairy bushes. It was so funny. I had to stop the film and ask my Mum if she meant something else. It seemed she just forgot what the actual film was. We all loved it though. It’s a shame but, it’s not just streaming platforms. When you can torrent pretty much any film ever, in blu ray quality, it’s hard to justify spending money on renting when you can download it from the comfort of your couch. It is bad, but I’ve been guilty a couple of times.

  • My youngest uncle owned a video rental shop in the 90s...I grew up practically there but I’m thankful because it’s where my love for movies comes from

  • I had so many awesome memories going to Hollywood Video getting so many movies to rent waiting for another awesome flick that came out in theaters and then later they added Game Crazy to the store it was so coool I didn't know what they were building to the side but I couldn't wait lol Hollywood Video in my city was a staple to go for a great family or friends get together with some movies and pizza or popcorn , pretzels , soft drinks , and candy. I miss the rental stores so much!!!!

  • First video I ever watched by Chris.

  • OHHHH YOOO WHAT THERES IS A BLOCKBUSTER IN MY STATE?1?

    • Don’t think it’s there anymore

  • Love this ! It awesome great job! I worked at a blockbuster for 5 years ! Best job I ever had with the exception of doing video work that I’ve done for the last 10 years

  • There is... Nobody in that store 😂😂😂 Just Chris

  • I miss Hollywood Video & Blockbuster. And by the way, I don’t blame you Chris, the fact that Blockbuster, Hollywood Video, and Family Video got declined made me upset too. I agree with everything single word Chris is saying

  • I miss the videos store! You are right, there’s something about having a tangible copy of the video that makes it really special.

  • My Family video is going out of business in Dyer, Indiana. What a sad day. There is still one open in Griffith, Indiana.

  • I'm from a small, small town (population about 400), so we never had a Blockbuster; the nearest one was about an hour away. We had a tiny rental store run by an old lady that smoked, like, 80 cartons a day, so it was always hazy inside. It was a single 12x12 room and videos lined every possible wall space available. Must've rented 500 movies and games from there over the years.

  • I had United video in my childhood

  • Makes me sad

  • In April 2016 there were about 19 Blockbusters still open. Today there is only one.

    • The one in Oregon which wouldn’t shock me if it closes within the next 5 years

  • Back in the late 80s, my video rental store had a couple of coin-op arcade games. Punch-Out!! volume was always cranked up, when you walked in you would here Left, Left, Body-blow, Knock Him Out. Great memories 😊

  • I was born in 00, but after all these videos about the 90's, i believe those days were better and happier

  • Blockbuster was my church, as a kid, I either wanted to be a director or work at blockbuster.

  • Your local library is a great place to borrow movies, TV shows and video games.

    • My library used to have video games but they got rid of them cause they were too expensive. Still have movies though. A whole wall of them.

  • thats how i rented movies! by looking at the cover! lol. thats called judging haha!

  • My local video rental store closed 5 years ago :(. R.I.P. Lincoln video

  • I wonder if Netflix will still be a thing in 30 years

  • I worked just a little bit north of Ft Wayne for 6 months and am beyond disappointed I could’ve visited a blockbuster but had no idea that there was one in the state.

  • Fraking Awesome. I want to go and say, "I am walking through a blockbuster."

  • I used to go to Family Video but sadly a few years ago it closed

  • There’s this video rental here where I live in Fresno it’s called Rasputin movies and I had a lot of memories there when I was little and it’s still open

  • My Best friend was a manager and a few other friends worked there. One weekend night a group of our friends, including my best friend and the others that worked there met up at the blockbuster. My best friend busted out the keys and we all went in. We brought over 3 bottles of liquor, the Wii and guitar hero. Spent the night in the Blockbuster gaming and getting drunk. One of the best nights of my life. Wish I could do that again. Good times!

  • I was born in the mid 2000s but I still vividly remember visiting blockbuster like every other weekend and it was addicting to look at everything in the store. I remember renting so many video games and beating them in usually 2 days before there were any late fees. I also remember being so bummed out when I learned our store had been taken down and especially when I learned it was the same for all the stores. Very nostalgic watching this video. It’s be pretty sad too when GameStop eventually goes out of business. (I have many memories there, and was actually knew one of the managers who I would hang out with.)

  • I bought the first Mortal Kombat in cd! I love it

  • Tbh I don't have nostalgia for blockbuster at all. I love not leaving the house.

  • There is a video rental place like 2 mintues by my home town. I remember when I was in high school that I whould allways go there with my friends and too me nothing could replace that store Because it was childhood.

  • The good old days, I like streaming but I will never forget growing up and going to blockbuster or hollywood video for movies and games. it was sad to this part of our culture for the most part die off. The only blockbuster still left is in Bend Oregon. I am a Eugene Oregon native but now living in Texas. I got to see the best part of the 80's, grew up in the 90's and with the changes of technology see so many things come and go. Now my 40's are coming what is next?

  • There was a blockbuster 5 minutes from my home where I got video games and my dad got movies, understand the feels. Anyone binging Chris during quarantine with me, lol?

  • yea we need both physical and digital stores

  • I looked at the date to make sure this wasnt from the 90's

  • There were two local video stores I grew up with but the main being Normandy Park Video. It was a couple blocks from my house and I knew the single employee there. Me and my neighbor would literally watch movies there with our friends working for hours upon hours before our weekly ritual of renting a horrible horror movie to make fun of. But the most striking memory is still of the late fees I occurred on our family account. My dad was so mad and refused to pay it for me. So one holiday season I gave the owner of the store my grandmothers homemade cherry pie she made every year for me dad. It was his favorite for a reason. It was the best. The owner forgave my huge late fees but the problem was I told my dad I didn’t know what happened to the pie and then my dad went to rent aliens again and the owner gave him the pie plate and told him it was the best pie he had EVER had. The look on my fathers face as he put two and two together... to this day he brings up the missing cherry pie and my video fee catastrophe....

  • My Blockbuster is a chemist now.

  • Stargate video...😎

  • vidio spotlight. Thats how it was spelled. It was our go to place for rentals. I miss that.

  • I remember as a kid, blockbuster was fucking heaven for me; I remember always getting like Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies because those were movies I grew up with, and I can still remember what it looks like today! But sadly, they tore it all done, the sign was gone, everything inside of it was gone, it was just barren. And every time I pass it, I can only hope that somehow, somewhere. There’s an alternative universe where Blockbusters still existed. I love you Netflix and Hulu, but Blockbuster is the true king

  • Bend oregon is the last standing block buster

  • this was Part of my childhood 😀

  • The Blockbuster in my town is now a pawn shop. The other location 40 minutes from my house is now a furniture rental store.

  • There used to be one in my neighborhood and my mom and me and my sister bought the mummy movie and watched it a bunch of times but it shut down for a nail salon

  • I remember when people use to bash Blockbuster for killing off mom & pop video rental stores.

  • The one closest to me still has the blockbuster sign on the outside even 10 years after closing . The other one near is now a staples and I remember renting chamber of secrets and there was 2 discs in the case so my mum left me kept one. I hope we get more video rentals stores in the future some how, the problem is people are getting more lazy and can’t be bothered to put on a great film they just want to watch Netflix before bed because there so tired from work and it’s easier to pick a film . But blockbuster on Fridays and Saturdays with my friends and family were great. At least we still have cinemas and during this quarantine I appreciate films more now (good ones) and can’t wait to go back to watch some good films not something average on Netflix.

  • My old blockbuster (god rest its sole) is now a women’s fitness center

  • Awesome! Love it! Thanks for sharing

  • The last Video Ezy (pretty much the Australian blockbuster) in my city was demolished to make way for a bunch of apartments. It’s been about 5 years, and the apartments aren’t even nearly finished. Just imagine how many films I could’ve rented in that time, god does it bring a tear to my eye.

  • My blockbuster hung in there for a while until a few years ago. I tried to support it as well as possible but I miss it. I especially miss my Hollywood video which closed down a long time ago. It's one of the reasons I love Batman because of renting Batman Beyond there

  • Screw you Netflix this is what it was like before you. Bring back Blockbuster! 🍿

  • Now if ur library has movies for rent The library is a great place to rent movies also! That has become my replacement for blockbuster. I feel like alot of people dont even know that you can rent tons of movies from the library. I remember going to blockbuster at least once a week to get games and movies that i couldn't find in stores. So many memories omg thank you for this video

  • 3:58- When she says "Hi guys!" it's so cute.

  • I remember when I was super little there was a blockbuster in my hometown. And mind you I was born in 2005. I rented Shrek.

  • Netflix ruin everything

  • I used to love going there a lot

  • I used to have a block buster here in Georgia that I would go to all the time. My parents would take me there and even though we had some of these movies at home like Wall-E or Toy story we would want to rent them. It was just so special for me as a kid to rent a movie in a place like blockbuster. Thank you for doing this video Chris I've partially relived some of my childhood memories that I had forgotten.

  • There is a movie store in my town still been there for over 30 years. The owner is closing down by the summer... Makes me sad

  • My family used to live near a movie rental store ( I can remember the name) and on Fridays you could buy anyway movie for £1 and get to keep it and I still own some of those movies to this day, but know the shops shut down and turned into a chippy :(

  • Blockbuster had this cool Donkey Kong Country contest in the 90's where you could play a modified version of the game with a score included that would tally bananas, enemies, and extra lives towards it. All the contestants came in every week on their own schedule so we never saw each other, but I still saw the running scoreboard. I was 2nd the first week, 1st the second week, and then I never came back down. For winning I got 2 free game rentals a month for a year, it was pretty sweet. Definitely a great memory from an awesome store.

  • We have a bonza video in my little town still in Canada and it hasn't aged a day since the 80's but still has some 2000's movie posters on the Windows and it's still open to this day because there are a lot of old people there and don't usually use Netflix and keep bonza videos running here

  • Will we have Netflix forever? Not if there's a massive emp attack.

  • Blockbuster Forever!

  • The good ol' days. I loved Blockbuster! Yes! I loved going into Blockbuster because it was fun! They had candy, and popcorn there. They were always so nice. They had gorgeous movie photos up all around the store, my favorite was the one of Superman. It was the same feeling when you go to the cinema. A feeling of excitement as you can leave reality briefly and enter another world.

  • So confused when you say Ohio is east coast lol am I the only one who’s confused?

  • I don’t know about the rest of the world but in the UK we have HMV which is great it sells records,movies and so much else it’s great and I love going whenever I can

  • My best experience of blockbuster was when I was a kid every time I passed by the horror section the first movie that caught my eye was 1978s Dawn of the dead and I finally asked my parents if I could rent it and I'm glad I did because Dawn of the dead 1978 is my favorite horror film of all time.

  • I grew up in a small rural community, and we had a van which would turn up on your street, and would have VHS for rent in the back. Sadly shut down when Blockbuster moved into town. Bizarre to think of it now.

  • oh i have PLENTY of fond memories associated with video stores, my childhood, good times good times

  • I live in Kansas city Kansas and the only family video closed. I loved going there.

  • My blockbuster is either a gym or a papa murphy's I'm not quite sure.

  • Thumbs up if you owned a top loading VCR and remember how cool it was to watch a movie at home in the early 80's!

  • Before my wife & I moved out of OR, we planned a trip to the very last Blockbuster Video, 2 + hours away, in Bend. It was a fun trip, & there were other people taking photos out front the whole time that we were shopping inside.

  • I went to Wisconsin to visit friends and found a Family Video. It was Awesome 😊 👍

  • Now Im not American I’ve only been once to Disneyland when I was 12 anyway Here In Canada I had a Blockbuster and Panago Pizza righy next to eachother so my mom would walk in and order the Pizza then me and my sister would go over nextdoor to the BlockBuster and pick out a movie each then my mom would come in a rent the movie’s and then we would go home and eat Pizza and rent movie’s,My favourite memory though is one time I rented Super Paper Mario for the Wii for around I think 2 week’s and then when we came back to that blockbuster to return it,It had just shut down like a couple hour’s before and so I got to keep that game and I still have it to this day,But I will never forget BlockBuster and I see some place’s in America have them and I think there is one here in Ontario and when I went to visit my dad in Australia (im a dual citizen.) There is still one open where he live’s.

  • Trying not to cry. Blockbuster was a great place to go when i was little. I went with my parents after school to blockbuster. Went to 7 11. To get slurpies with my parents. Went home. Popped popcorn. And watched movies. :( im 19 now. I miss the nostalgia of the past.

  • We had 99 cent video..best place that even had old VHS and an adult section..hahaha!!!

    • Was the first place i rented Freaks and Reefer Madness!!!!

  • Used to head over to Joanne's there was this old couple that managed the store and loved sitting behind the count puffing cigarettes, watching soaps and movies. I would always stare in amazement at these people, just doing their thing while I picked out a classic and begged my mother to buy me some candy, which you could also get at the counter. This was in South Africa. Our "big guy" was Mr. Video and then there was also the slightly less cool, Videorama, which I loved and got most of my videos from, we used to buy buttloads of videos from them at very cheap prices, Small soldiers was my favorite. There was also this one manager that worked there, that loved playing classical music, which I remember as the quirkiest of the bunch. These experiences are countless.

  • The blockbuster in my hometown became a spirit halloween store for a few months and then became a 7-Eleven a few years ago

  • I will always rent an actual copy than a digital one if possible. My local Family Video just closed so now I’m sad. 😢😢

  • My town had 3 movie stars & now they're a 24/7 fitness / booze store / & dollar general......

  • Nice video!!! The Walter White Face in the thumbnail was awesome!

  • I thought the part about your wife finding that return slot at the old Blockbuster in her town was so cool. It actually led me to google search all the old locations here in the town I moved to. I have checked two of them out and the only remnants I have found is only the faded blue sign post at one location. Still have four more to explore.

  • I use to work at Hollywood video when i was a teen. It was my first Job ever and i loved it. The cheesy little vid they made me watch when i got hired is actually on CS-tv. Epic!!!

  • dude remember the anticipation when you would spot the new release section and you would scan all the copies with your eyes and hope and hope their was a copy left? Things are too easy these days. Respect for making this video.

  • I was born in 2003 and live in belgium, I remember going to rent a movie called over the hedge there. I have no idea how the store was called cause I was still little.

  • I have a fond memory of a DVD van that this guy would drive around the villages around the area of Dornoch in the highlands of Scotland. He had this huge long wheelbase van that he had just converted into a small DVD rental store in the back of it, it was such a buzz when he parked up on my auntie street and honked his horn, the only thing that would make it better is if he had some famous theme music playing to identify it easier, in the same way you can hear an ice cream truck coming.

  • Think this is closed now? Heard the last one is in Bend, Oregon.

  • In England we have a shop called HMV which sell tons of movies, games and music. You mainly find it in malls or around the high street

  • Movie night was awesome. A friend would come for a sleep over and we'd head out to the Blockbuster. My parents would pick a movie or 2 for themselves and we'd go and look for a movie for ourselves. Then we'd all pick a movie to watch together. Then we'd pick up a box of popcorn and a bottle of Pepsi or whatever. Wed make the popcorn, get out the cups and find a place to get comfortable in the living room and watch the movie we all picked. Then we'd go to my room and watch the movie us kids picked and the adults would watch their movies by themselves. It was so much fun. I wish somehow they'd bring back movie rental places and everyone would just agree to going back to that type of thing.

  • I remember when I was 5, I used to live in house which was right across the road from a DVD rental store Almost everyday, my mum and I used to walk across to the DVD rental store and go straight to the documentary section to try and find as many dinosaur documentaries as I could find so I could binge watch them. It's sad to see that my early childhood aka DVD rental stores are now disappearing due to streaming services like Disney+, Netflix, Prime Video and many more.

  • Or you can go to GameStop and rent a game for free after you beat it just return it and get all your money back. But I think that's frowned upon

  • nothing beats the Blockbuster 4 for $20 deal.

  • My Hollywood Video got replaced by..... a Family Video. Who would've guessed

  • Anyone still have a movie from Blockbuster they never gave back? I still have The Prestige DVD with the sticker on it and everything

  • I remember having Blockbuster across the mall from where i used to live. Years later, that place become a bank. :'( man I miss blockbuster days, it was amazing.

  • I may be a GenZ But I was raised like a 90s kid, I had VHS tapes, I went to Blockbuster and Hollywood video with my Family, we used rent all types of movies got candy, as a 5 to 8 year old I would always get the chocolate Whoppers in the candy bin. It’s where I would rent the Wall-E PlayStation 2 game and would always get upset when I would get so close to beating it only to have to return it after the weekend was up when I would visit my dad! and when I heard that Blockbuster was going out of business I was legitimately upset, and when I heard of Netflix for the first time, I thought it was the dumbest idea, and always favored places like Blockbuster and Hollywood video over it.

  • We have a Family Video in our town but I really miss the mom & pop independent video rental stores. They seemed to have such unique collections as opposed to just the new releases and popular older titles that the franchises specialized in. When I was a kid I remember roaming the aisles, looking at horror movie titles especially and wanting to rent a movie based on the cover art. Those were the days...

  • Not at a Blockbusters but a smaller rental store I rented Scream 3, 2 and 1 in that order because they only one copy of each. Scream 3 was a confusing watch but I still enjoyed it.