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  • Published on Aug 12, 2019
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  • penguinz0
    penguinz0  3 months ago +2417

    Animation by usclip.net/channel/UCZj7QQVYbWAVeQdCLBXZiyw

    • - RAIZETU -
      - RAIZETU - 4 days ago

      There's a blockbuster in farmington I think

    • Zombie TGD
      Zombie TGD 13 days ago

      loveee the animation man!!!, really wouldn't mind if you become a, animation channel

    • IMASUMAQ JIMENEZ
      IMASUMAQ JIMENEZ 22 days ago

      @White Alliance// yooo you watch cr1tiKaL?? neattt. i checked out that other channel you are linked to. "seek the truth" i think is the channel? well cool.

    • Alamda Ali
      Alamda Ali 2 months ago

      *BLOCKBUSTER HAS A STREAMING SERVICE IN DENMARK AND SWEDEN!!!* look it up, it's run by TDC Group.

    • magmand
      magmand 2 months ago

      We still got Blockbusters streaming in denmark

  • Annabel Castellanos
    Annabel Castellanos 12 minutes ago

    Oof
    We all know what happened to Enron

  • offical _GALAXY
    offical _GALAXY 12 hours ago

    Lol I live where the last blockbuster is

  • Shannon Briggs
    Shannon Briggs 19 hours ago

    I’ll forever miss going to Blockbuster with my mum every Friday to rent a film/game for the weekend.

  • Andrew Zbinden
    Andrew Zbinden Day ago

    And now, a moment of silence for Blockbuster.

  • Maribelle
    Maribelle Day ago

    Pitch for Blockbuster: Basically Netflix with only new releases. ...idk if it already exists and I’m not gonna do any research but yeah... 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • TheOriginalCast `
    TheOriginalCast ` 2 days ago

    Keep doing these ur good at em

  • Spunk
    Spunk 2 days ago

    story time animation??

  • The Anarcho-Luthierist

    im not gonna look for it now, but i still have the last vhs tape i ever rented from there... "SLC punk" starring mathew lilliard... i hate movies that constantly break the fourth wall (ferris bueller style) but i still have it in a closet for some reason...
    another great example is kodak - kodak invented the digital camera, and then doubled down on film...
    but the best brick and mortar/cyber fail paradigm was montgomery wards - they were the only game in town for mail order products in america for over a goddamned century - you could order whole houses and cars and shit through their catalog - but they were spending money on their mall stores when they could've been transforming those catalogs into a website for a fraction of the cost - they could've been Amazon...

  • Steve Padilla
    Steve Padilla 3 days ago

    My family was a Hollywood video/ game crazy family we got all of our games and movies there but eventually it closed and if I remember correctly it's a yoshinoya and taco Bell now lmao

  • HammerMeister1999
    HammerMeister1999 4 days ago

    Might just be one of those self conjured memory deals but i vaguely remember Blockbuster also trying to compete with Redbox for a little bit. I swear as a kid i saw a machine at a store that looked like a Redbox but was Blockbuster branded. I say it might be self conjured tho bc i kept expecting you to bring it up and you didnt.

  • Nikolas Stoebick
    Nikolas Stoebick 4 days ago

    Redbox was the true killer

  • JackInTheBloxys
    JackInTheBloxys 4 days ago

    Really? I went to a blockbuster 5 years ago and its still there.

  • Emmanuel Glazer
    Emmanuel Glazer 4 days ago

    We had a blockbuster for a long time in Fairbanks up until 2017 I think

  • Astro
    Astro 5 days ago

    Even in animation. He still has a white shirt

  • Brian Ortiz
    Brian Ortiz 5 days ago

    I think GameStop is losing money is because they don’t wanna pay a littl extra for return games and people would rather get the game online cheaper or from another place who would give more like independently ran game shops

  • Doggo
    Doggo 5 days ago

    Suck it nerds, we have the last Blockbuster on the planet here in Oregon!

  • Yakkzy
    Yakkzy 5 days ago

    How is family video still in business, it's pretty much just blockbuster but older

  • J. Seagroves
    J. Seagroves 5 days ago

    I never did the research, I just always assumed Redbox was the killer of block buster.
    I remember after Redbox started and got popular seeing Blue box? Wasnt that owned by Block Buster? Another example of them trying to copy cat an idea too late.

  • PaidRandom
    PaidRandom 5 days ago

    Partnered with Enron? Lol damn block, WTF... You were destined to lose

  • Clorox
    Clorox 5 days ago

    I still have a Netflix disc case

  • Aesthetic Deluxe
    Aesthetic Deluxe 5 days ago

    I prefer Hulu over Netflix tbh

  • alt ll4lO5lO3lO4ll6
    alt ll4lO5lO3lO4ll6 6 days ago

    i really liked netflix back in the day
    in 2004 or 2005 i dont remember really well, we stopped going to blockbuster forever and never went back because of netflix
    my dad and mom got 2 dvd's in the mail at a time and me and my sister got 2 dvds in the mail, so i just added games to the list for my dvd
    it was pretty sweet

  • s a s h a
    s a s h a 7 days ago

    There is a shop in Melbourne but hardly no one goes there anymore.

  • Ryan Baker
    Ryan Baker 7 days ago

    Does anyone remember Hollywood Video?

  • J P
    J P 7 days ago +1

    I too often think of blockbuster.
    As well as $1 double cheeseburgers at McDonald's (not that 2 dollar "mcdouble" bullshit with 1 piece of cheese. Like Seriously WTF)

  • Bailey Knapp
    Bailey Knapp 8 days ago

    Didnt expect this, but just got slaughtered by the feels man

  • Mr.Fear
    Mr.Fear 8 days ago +1

    I remember sneaking to the 14-18+ section to get a little peak....

  • Mango
    Mango 8 days ago +1

    At least I could rent one movie when I was young TT

  • nuclear mutant
    nuclear mutant 9 days ago

    In fort Wayne Indiana they have like 40 of those motherfukers now we have like 39 I don't know if it's just me but I haven't noticed the drop in my backwards state

  • Wasteland Wasted
    Wasteland Wasted 9 days ago

    Red Box busted em' up pretty good , too

  • Cacutor
    Cacutor 9 days ago +3

    All the people who still had games and movies rented when they shut down must have been happy

  • Everett Ramsdell
    Everett Ramsdell 10 days ago

    Hey you forgot to talk about how computers got fasterand much better than they were in people or just illegally downloading movies on their computers taking from Blockbuster.

  • The Drizzle 404
    The Drizzle 404 10 days ago

    I still miss Game Crazy. It was way better than Gamestop. Unfortunately it was dragged down with Hollywood Video.

  • The Hype
    The Hype 11 days ago

    I hated Blockbuster. It's the reason why my local video store, "Downtown News amd Video" closed down (Rip Downtown News and Video 1986-2003). Blockbuster felt so artificial and emotionless for a video store. I don't really see why people miss Blockbuster so much, since there still are a few local video stores left (as little as there are). So it's not like when Blockbuster died, that every video store died.

  • Ken Wolfrum
    Ken Wolfrum 11 days ago +2

    Only 22, but I definitely remember the “no more late fees” advertisements. To this day, there is a Family Video bike-riding distance from my house.

  • Sarah Smith
    Sarah Smith 12 days ago

    God, I still have memories of that day I noticed the blockbuster was gone. W. Gandy Blvd. Blockbuster....you will be missed RIP

  • George Greenville
    George Greenville 13 days ago

    I think an extremely wealthy person should try and bring it back, that would be the top story on the internet. No doubt in my mind.

  • Verifiedgaming420
    Verifiedgaming420 14 days ago

    I like the new way family video is staying relevant in wny and that's they started selling cbd

  • NauticLee
    NauticLee 14 days ago

    I'm late but whatever. Blockbuster was so much better than Redbox. Redbox was alright if u were the first to the box that day. Otherwise every other disc is gone. Blockbuster was superior in games as well. They had more than 1 or 2 copies of popular games unlike redbox. RIP Blockbuster.

  • Jargon JJ
    Jargon JJ 14 days ago

    Family Video was better because they had a hidden porn section. I would sneak back there as a teenager. I was caught many times.

  • DA MAN667
    DA MAN667 14 days ago

    I remember when Netflix was a mail service lmbo

  • Austin Kilgore
    Austin Kilgore 14 days ago

    Also we were a FamilyVideo family lol

  • Austin Kilgore
    Austin Kilgore 14 days ago

    Didn’t they start making Blockbuster versions of Redbox?

  • Ben Moyer
    Ben Moyer 15 days ago +2

    Bruh I live in Northwest Washington, Ive been down to that blockbuster like 10 times.

  • war_Machine4756
    war_Machine4756 17 days ago

    SO YOU'RE FUCKING TELLING ME
    THIS SHIT
    WENT OUT OF BUSINESS *ONE* YEAR BEFORE I WAS BORN?

  • Shuckle
    Shuckle 17 days ago +1

    Blockbuster: "Who are you?"
    RedBox: "I'm you but stronger."

  • Ritik Solanky
    Ritik Solanky 17 days ago

    I remember blockbusters last efforts in my neighborhood was hosting cod tournaments and giving out discounts to whoever won the death match. Good times

  • Grimm
    Grimm 18 days ago

    I still like to buy games irl

  • Sliced Lemons
    Sliced Lemons 18 days ago

    Cr1tikal as an animation channel would be interesting

  • sepäse
    sepäse 19 days ago

    Was blockbuster like a big ass german bomb too?

  • ZephyrFluous
    ZephyrFluous 19 days ago

    You have an unhealthy obsession with assholes, like Im the gayest dude I've met and you put me to shame lol

  • Jan Serbruyns
    Jan Serbruyns 19 days ago

    Does he get demonetized for swearing so much

  • Joe Mama
    Joe Mama 20 days ago

    There was a blockbuster store near where I lived but I didn’t go back then cause I was young and then one day gone it was so sad

  • Malachi Brown
    Malachi Brown 20 days ago

    13:09 Rick burp

  • Nick H
    Nick H 20 days ago

    i want an alternate reality where enron became a hit

  • Legomaster Yoz
    Legomaster Yoz 21 day ago

    I remember renting a copy of Beverly Hills Chihuahua at the one down the street by my house, still have that dvd somewhere.

  • mitchcraft
    mitchcraft 21 day ago

    This video spurred a flurry of memories as a kid, thank you

  • Bruh
    Bruh 21 day ago +1

    Who remembers GameFly?

  • Red-Eyed- Ranger
    Red-Eyed- Ranger 21 day ago

    Anyone wanna make a road trip to the last one? I bet they get no body if like 1000 people show up randomly the store itself would shit a brick