• Published on Aug 12, 2019
  • This is the greatest video essay of All Time
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  • penguinz0
    penguinz0  3 days ago +1344

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    • HentaiHistorian
      HentaiHistorian 12 hours ago

      I miss video rental stores...

    • Sora NioStaur
      Sora NioStaur 15 hours ago

      this . . . was a really good video, thank you my dude

    • Chris Jones
      Chris Jones Day ago

      Bro, I just pirated my shit back then

    • ChickenYale
      ChickenYale Day ago

      penguinz0 leafy is back!

    • Tigerblake
      Tigerblake 2 days ago

      penguinz0 my local blockbuster became a church. So now people prey in a rental movie store building

  • Brice B
    Brice B 5 hours ago +12

    Step 1. Go to Google
    Step 2. Search this keyword: 123moviesdailypro
    Step 3. Enjoy!
    When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending.
    Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.
    Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
    Our lives were now worlds apart, separated by time, circumstance, and the unbridgeable chasm of money.

  • mariomunnoz75 !
    mariomunnoz75 ! 6 hours ago

    Which is Oregon

  • mariomunnoz75 !
    mariomunnoz75 ! 6 hours ago

    In my State we have the Last Blockbuster

  • uknownada
    uknownada 6 hours ago

    Every few months or so I see an article about "the last Blockbuster in America" and it's always in a different state. I think usually Alaska, but how many Blockbusters are there then?

  • Thunderstar7
    Thunderstar7 6 hours ago

    All i ever got at BB was Bionicle and Pokemon lmao

  • BigEDMan
    BigEDMan 7 hours ago

    I am from the future, 2024. Blockbuster will have already made a comeback. I cannot give out too much detail as to what made them the kings of the world again but take heed and remember, in roughly five years, Blockbuster will be back on top!

  • Bob thetimetraveler
    Bob thetimetraveler 7 hours ago

    isn't there still one left?

  • Totalclips! 43
    Totalclips! 43 7 hours ago

    The blockbuster i went to turned into a autozone

  • FatBeanzoop
    FatBeanzoop 7 hours ago

    takes 5 seconds to sync up your mouth with the audio

  • Zak Brookin
    Zak Brookin 7 hours ago

    I remember going to a blockbuster once around 2004 or something when I was about 4. It was such a weird experience. There was absolutely not a single soul in the building other than one dude behind the counter. Kinda weird when I think about it. That was one of my first memories

  • Gold
    Gold 7 hours ago +1

    0:11 uhhh.....


  • Supreme Kaiser Chirpy
    Supreme Kaiser Chirpy 7 hours ago

    I live like 10 minutes from blockbuster bend. A pilgrimage you must all make

  • YeahOkBuddy
    YeahOkBuddy 8 hours ago +1

    i feel like this is the 3rd Blockbuster video youve made

  • william reid
    william reid 8 hours ago

    Hey Charlie man this was a really well put together video. I feel like your well suited to content like this vid and you do a great job making it interesting thanks

  • Scuzzball
    Scuzzball 8 hours ago

    RedBox and Netflix tag teamed Blockbuster lmao

  • Scuzzball
    Scuzzball 8 hours ago

    My TES IV: Oblivion copy still has a blockbuster sticker on it :')

  • Goldndrago
    Goldndrago 8 hours ago +1

    Wait Blockbuster shut down??? How did i not realize!??!

  • FlintStoner-👌
    FlintStoner-👌 8 hours ago

    I think I miss Blockbuster... but we still have FamilyVideo and I haven't stepped foot in that place in years. Are we really missing anything?... other than a bit of nostalgia? The Blockbusters in my town are gone or look like some shit out of Jurassic Park. Before they went out, I was buying movies and games from them for $.50-1.00 and I still have them, just no use for them now :(

  • ForgottenSpartan
    ForgottenSpartan 8 hours ago

    If your cousin makes you meet him behind a dumpster to cop hes a dickhead

  • VzDARKzV
    VzDARKzV 8 hours ago

    I remember when my Blockbuster closed. I didn't understand why. I loved it there so much as a kid. They were having a huge sale of everything since they were closing and I ended up buying the entire Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon. That's all I have left of my poor blockbuster. Now it's a hardware store.

  • Despa Cito
    Despa Cito 8 hours ago

    I like this animation this looks good something new

  • cole schubert
    cole schubert 9 hours ago

    Remember Hollywood Video?

  • Radical Waffles
    Radical Waffles 9 hours ago

    tbh I found out about netflix from blockbuster

  • Zack Attack
    Zack Attack 10 hours ago

    I was about to say the same thing about GameStop until Charlie made a comment about it. It's dying too we're all just waiting for the ball to drop and GameStop files bankruptcy.

  • eliana sigurdur
    eliana sigurdur 10 hours ago

    EveryoneS dreams are weird lately OMG

  • quitstalin
    quitstalin 10 hours ago

    Hollywood Video was better

  • FurredDragon
    FurredDragon 10 hours ago

    Blockbuster was really a part of my childhood. I was mostly strung along by my dad when we as a family went to get movies to rent, but I remember way up past 2005ish getting movies and games from there until they closed one day out of blue, me forgetting that we did that. Brick and motor is so old fashioned and non-profit nowadays, but even if it's awkward I love face to face interaction.

  • jay donald
    jay donald 10 hours ago

    Digital online services are garbage as shit now think of it. Most require a subscription which blockbuster did also, BUT. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon all have either exclusive rights to SHOWS not movies that only keep money coming in. Most of these streaming services have mostly GARBAGE or a couple semi decent movies. Blockbuster on the other hand? They had all the brand new movies right on the one side of the wall. A multiple variety of movies sections left and right, don't even include videogames. The experience got people off the lazy couch to get some input of what to watch tonight with the family. That in of itself is sad. I don't deny some benefits to netflix. I just remember a lot more variety and sections to choose from. Netflix swears after its subscription increase there would be more and better movies, yet i've yet to see really any improvement. It's sad Rip blockbuster come back.

  • TheLegitIdiot
    TheLegitIdiot 11 hours ago

    Yea dealing with Enron in 1999 probably didn't help

  • Calabazeado
    Calabazeado 11 hours ago

    I still have my copy of DkS 1 with a blockbuster sticker on it; it's been 8 years that fee is gonna rip me a new one

  • Ducks
    Ducks 11 hours ago

    i prefer the facecam than the generic "character slides"
    i dont know
    you just nail the facecam everytime

  • Shinkai Atusya
    Shinkai Atusya 11 hours ago

    Curse you ENRON! How many lives did you take?

  • Shinkai Atusya
    Shinkai Atusya 11 hours ago

    Think about Blockbuster every now and then while driving past a dollar store near me that used to be a Blockbuster.

  • dadangdog
    dadangdog 11 hours ago

    Growing up my family mostly used Redbox and Netflix (back when they mailed you the movies). We went to a Blockbuster when it was shutting down and we bought dozens of movies on the cheap. Still use Redbox.

  • Jarrett Geib
    Jarrett Geib 11 hours ago

    Very good video but was extremely surprised you didn’t also mention Redbox! Those guys we’re popping up at every corner drugstore and grocery, and we’re renting out movies much cheaper than Blockbuster. I remember as a kid seeing Blockbuster trying the same thing and creating their own personal “Redbox machines” and thinking to myself even then that it was so silly for them to even try considering Netflix was becoming more popular and Redbox already had a strong hold on the video rental market.

  • s0ul
    s0ul 11 hours ago

    i miss blockbuster ):

  • Chris Plays 020509
    Chris Plays 020509 11 hours ago +1

    Make more vids like this

  • BexTheBoo388
    BexTheBoo388 11 hours ago

    We didn't have a blockbuster in my town, we had a Family Video. It's still open today and advertising cbd oil vape pens on their sign.

  • slapabantha
    slapabantha 12 hours ago

    It didn't fail, it was simply outlived. Dumb video.

  • Niko Corvatta
    Niko Corvatta 12 hours ago

    I remember renting fuckin games there it was sick

  • TheBshwckr
    TheBshwckr 12 hours ago

    Blockbuster should come back with rooms to watch movies and if you are a lazy fuck they can uber eats the dvds so nobody has late fees.

  • feathero3
    feathero3 12 hours ago

    Brick and Mortar sounds like a Rick and Morty parody.

  • The Sinful Gamer
    The Sinful Gamer 12 hours ago

    and just like that his lips arent synced with the audio

  • CynicalSins
    CynicalSins 12 hours ago

    someone bought the blockbuster up the road from me and kept the name and the business and its still going strong

  • Atticus Rains
    Atticus Rains 12 hours ago

    I like this format :)

  • August C.
    August C. 13 hours ago

    Your voice is out of sync for some parts in the video, but that aside this is a great video essay/analysis.

  • the dude
    the dude 13 hours ago

    Looking forward to your How Netflix took it's dirt nap video in a few years, Charlie. Wonder what's coming next, because streaming services are going to be spread so thin and expensive. Nobody is going to even remember which service the show they want to watch is on, and they're going to be paying twice what they used to for cable to get them all.

  • The GrOnch
    The GrOnch 13 hours ago

    They got offered full ownership of Netflix TWICE. If blockbuster had bought Netflix at ANY point then it would have survived.

  • Doxscund
    Doxscund 13 hours ago

    Man, I never really thought about it but it's weird thinking about going to blockbuster as a freshman in high school and by senior year it's just *gone*

  • Jacob Borin
    Jacob Borin 13 hours ago

    I thought it was Red Box....

  • Tropics
    Tropics 13 hours ago +1

    That last Blockbuster in Oregon closed in March

    1 like = 1 cry

  • Dhruv Srivastava
    Dhruv Srivastava 13 hours ago

    10 out of 10 better than morgz

  • trash man
    trash man 13 hours ago

    I'm from Ireland and we had are own version of blockbuster called extra vision

  • Notpoop
    Notpoop 13 hours ago

    You really had to "research" why Blockbuster failed? It's pretty obvious... Nobody buys or rents physical media anymore.

  • Notpoop
    Notpoop 13 hours ago

    these animations are cringe. You're not leafy.

  • Nightshift
    Nightshift 13 hours ago


  • Ago2930
    Ago2930 14 hours ago

    Loved the vid, could I do something like this for toys R us?

  • Ich existiere
    Ich existiere 14 hours ago +1

    It’s funny... i just came from a depressing climate change Video and Blockbusters story somehow fits. It had the methods to save itself, but it underestimated the speed of what was happening.

  • Abby Richards
    Abby Richards 14 hours ago

    Fun fact: The last blockbuster stays open only to the pizza place next door so people will get pizza and then rent a movie for the night for the family or a drunk night alone.

  • Bean bon
    Bean bon 15 hours ago +1

    Actually I thought about Blockbuster last week

    Alright, stop wasting your time here.

  • General Nut
    General Nut 15 hours ago

    I don't have the internet to stream things. I still use the Netflix DVD service and I get all my console games from Game Stop.
    Once the Netflix DVD service goes away, we will be stuck buying movies from the store or online depending on the age of the movie. I need these services and it's a shame to hear about them dying.

  • I Like Dislikes
    I Like Dislikes 16 hours ago

    Shout out to all the grandpas that remember GameFly 👍

  • rePsychle
    rePsychle 16 hours ago

    One thing I would always ask almost everyday after school to my friends around 2007 was" Would anyone like to accompany me to Blockbuster?" Then we would just chill and look at the movies for a while and talked about random stuff. They had bean bags too. Good times.

  • Mashak
    Mashak 16 hours ago +1

    Wow! That is relatable!

  • Mok the Magic Man
    Mok the Magic Man 17 hours ago

    I was born in 99 so I'm a bit late to the whole Blockbuster craze, but I do remember in the early 2010s when I lived in San Jose my mom and I went to a shutting down Blockbuster to browse and buy out the rest of what they were trying to sell off and even though I never really knew the place, I just felt this very strange and sad feeling of emptiness. The shelves picked clean and the employees just.... Ready to go, but not ready at the same time. It was very melancholy.

  • TheColossalMixel
    TheColossalMixel 17 hours ago +2

    I saw a classmate of mine wear a blocker shirt and this got recommended to me

  • Blue Skitty
    Blue Skitty 17 hours ago

    i always had a grievance against blockbuster bc they were more expensive than the local video shack but blockbuster had more options so it was sometimes a necessary evil.... though lots of good memories with my dad going around to the different video rental places after school on friday looking for a movie to watch over the weekend

  • D. Mitchell
    D. Mitchell 18 hours ago

    Family Video is the goat now

  • booze bagz
    booze bagz 18 hours ago

    My family was blockbuster till the end as well

  • lizard juice
    lizard juice 19 hours ago

    I miss blockbuster

  • Kate is Totally Baked
    Kate is Totally Baked 19 hours ago +1

    I still have a PlayStation 1 Rugrats game with the good old Blockbuster sticker on it. I literally have a fossil on my hands boys.

  • OffBrandAnon
    OffBrandAnon 19 hours ago

    for one of many times, "video killed the radio star" popped into my head.

  • nulllattice
    nulllattice 20 hours ago

    Really like the animation style dude

  • Nick L.
    Nick L. 20 hours ago +4

    Blockbuster was too rich for my family. We did our business at Hollywood Video and West Coast Video

    • ZombiePoodle
      ZombiePoodle 5 hours ago

      It was Family Video for us. They still have a store in my town.