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Subject: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: John Titor on 01/01/18 at 4:53 pm

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Do you miss the days when finding a movie to watch meant browsing the local video store, hoping that you'd stumble across some rare gem? Alamo Drafthouse sure does. After amassing collections from small shops, the enthusiast-driven theater chain is opening a "reimagining" of rental stores.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/19/alamo-drafthouse-video-rental-store-with-vhs/


Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: LyricBoy on 01/01/18 at 5:26 pm

You'll find the porn in the back room.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: LooseBolt on 01/02/18 at 5:50 am

At first I thought predictions that video rental stores of all things could come back to be a little silly, but with the dark specter of net neutrality and its threat to Netflix, it has become more possible. Plus it would be a great way for me to stick it to Amazon.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Howard on 01/02/18 at 7:07 am


You'll find the porn in the back room.


;D

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Howard on 01/02/18 at 7:08 am

I don't miss video rental stores and now with unlimited free online websites where you can watch films and TV shows all you want, it's all the rage.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: John Titor on 01/02/18 at 1:00 pm


At first I thought predictions that video rental stores of all things could come back to be a little silly, but with the dark specter of net neutrality and its threat to Netflix, it has become more possible. Plus it would be a great way for me to stick it to Amazon.


Blockbuster needs to come back

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Howard on 01/02/18 at 2:47 pm


Blockbuster needs to come back


I think Netflix is easier to just watch something from the comfort of your own home.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: bchris02 on 01/02/18 at 4:21 pm

Seems like a hipster fad to me, unless they do in fact see the net neutrality repeal ending the age of streaming movies on demand and want to be ahead of the curve.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: violet_shy on 01/02/18 at 4:39 pm


I think Netflix is easier to just watch something from the comfort of your own home.


I agree, Howard. Why go back to video rental stores when there is Netflix. ??? I do miss the thrill of going to the video stores and taking out movies, but I think Netflix and Hulu are best for watching ANYTHING now. I don't see the use for any video store these days. :(

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: bchris02 on 01/02/18 at 6:38 pm

I think Amazon video is a better replacement for Blockbuster than Netflix.  You can rent any movie on there for around Blockbuster prices.  Netflix usually doesn't have new releases.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 01/02/18 at 11:45 pm

Color me intrigued. I had a Family Video right by where I used to live in Oklahoma. There's some kind of video store pretty close to where I live now; I think it's local.

I feel there's room for video stores in this age of Redbox/Netflix/Amazon/Everything-at-your-fingertips. Let's say you rent the wrong movie by mistake. An actual human being would be able to help you. "Excuse me, is this The Help with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, or is it The Beatles?" Or "Could you tell me a little bit about Suspiria?" Or "I'm a big Hitchcock/Carpenter/ fan; what would you recommend in that vein?"

Also, with Netflix, you kinda need to know what you're looking for. With video stores, even if they don't have the movie you're looking for (This happened to me once at Blockbuster.), you can find plenty of other options, or you can revisit an old favorite. (When all other options failed me, I just revisited Halloween 4.)

Plus, VHS gives you an opportunity to (re)discover obscure or long-lost/forgotten films that never even made it to DVD, let alone Blu-ray... and you'd be lucky if they screened in 35mm at New Beverly/Alamo Drafthouse/similar.

Vinyl came back with a vengeance. Even cassettes have their niche. This'll be fun.

Subject: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Dude111 on 01/03/18 at 9:26 am

VHS is goregous...... VHS AND BETA are the only ways to experience ANALOGUE MOVIES,etc.. in thier original formats!! (Maybe Videodisc also)

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Howard on 01/03/18 at 3:14 pm


I agree, Howard. Why go back to video rental stores when there is Netflix. ??? I do miss the thrill of going to the video stores and taking out movies, but I think Netflix and Hulu are best for watching ANYTHING now. I don't see the use for any video store these days. :(


I did like Blockbuster back in the days but now I never have to worry about anymore late fees. ::)

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 01/03/18 at 6:58 pm


I did like Blockbuster back in the days but now I never have to worry about anymore late fees. ::)


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Sorry, I just had to.  ;D

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Howard on 01/04/18 at 5:47 am


92S-S9vJ0PA

Sorry, I just had to.  ;D


LOL, that's cool. ;D

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: ofkx on 01/04/18 at 5:56 pm

I don't see it coming back unless Netflix dies somehow. It's just unnecessary.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Howard on 01/05/18 at 7:44 am


I don't see it coming back unless Netflix dies somehow. It's just unnecessary.


Netflix will never die, it's here to stay.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/18 at 8:12 am


Netflix will never die, it's here to stay.
More films and television programs and series are been added every day.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Howard on 01/05/18 at 8:21 am


More films and television programs and series are been added every day.


that means more stuff to watch.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/18 at 8:22 am


that means more stuff to watch.
Some programs and films are taken offline, but newer items are available to watch. i.e. just recently "Friends".

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Howard on 01/05/18 at 8:24 am


Some programs and films are taken offline, but newer items are available to watch. i.e. just recently "Friends".


and Fuller House.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/18 at 8:38 am


and Fuller House.
I do need to dig deeper into the others on availability.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/18 at 12:10 pm

It's not coming back. Redbox is posting huge losses, I doubt having a physical store will make things any easier.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Howard on 01/14/18 at 4:23 pm


It's not coming back. Redbox is posting huge losses, I doubt having a physical store will make things any easier.


I prefer watching movies and videos in the comfort of my own home. :)

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/18 at 7:13 pm


I prefer watching movies and videos in the comfort of my own home. :)


Same.

Late fees... never again.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Howard on 01/15/18 at 5:30 am


Same.

Late fees... never again.


and the good thing is if you want to resume a film for later just turn it off and it shows where you left off and watch the rest for another time.

Subject: Re: Video rental store to make a comeback

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/18 at 5:35 am

Does this mean I have to buy a VCR now?

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