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Blockbuster goes into administration

Unread postby saltysam » 16 Jan 2013, 16:49

And another one's and another ones gone...another one bites the dust :?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21047652
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Re: Blockbuster goes into administration

Unread postby luckystars » 16 Jan 2013, 18:38

Sad. I gotta say I stopped using blockbuster when they went from 4 blu ray rentals for £10 to 3 for £12 (or something) overnight
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Re: Blockbuster goes into administration

Unread postby grim_tales » 16 Jan 2013, 21:12

Shame :( I used to use BB quite a lot in the VHS days when I first discovered HK movies :)

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Re: Blockbuster goes into administration

Unread postby saltysam » 30 Aug 2015, 19:50

are there any dvd rental shops left these days? i cannot think of any in Liverpool.
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Unread postby HungFist » 31 Aug 2015, 10:57

Plenty left in Japan. Many are open 24/7. People pick up dvds like groceries... they even have shopping baskets. Many stores also have music, games and comics. Web rental (home delivery) also works really well.

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Re: Blockbuster goes into administration

Unread postby Markgway » 31 Aug 2015, 18:16

All the ones I frequented have closed over the last 10-15 years.

Blockbuster (formerly Ritz) was the last.
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Unread postby luckystars » 01 Sep 2015, 14:25

HungFist wrote:Plenty left in Japan. Many are open 24/7. People pick up dvds like groceries... they even have shopping baskets. Many stores also have music, games and comics. Web rental (home delivery) also works really well.



This is why I love Japan

You still have giant HMV and Tower Records everywhere too right
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Unread postby HungFist » 01 Sep 2015, 15:28

luckystars wrote:You still have giant HMV and Tower Records everywhere too right


Yep, though I never visit either one.

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Re: Blockbuster goes into administration

Unread postby saltysam » 01 Sep 2015, 19:50

This thread got me thinking about if there is any left in my area-this one's over the water on the Wirral but it sounds like my kind of store http://www.rewindthismovie.com/?p=968#.VeXzPfRPKsY
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Re: Blockbuster goes into administration

Unread postby HungFist » 02 Sep 2015, 04:40

Netflix just launched in Japan today. I took the free trial but I have a problem... they don't have a single movie I'd care to watch :?

As for Japanese movie selection they've got a few hundred titles, 95% of them made in the 2000's, every single one available from rental stores and other sources, and every interesting title I've already seen. Western movies selection isn't any better. Useless.

I tried Hulu a few years ago and had the same problem. I heard the US Hulu has some interesting Japanese titles but no such luck with the Japanese version.

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Re: Blockbuster goes into administration

Unread postby saltysam » 02 Sep 2015, 09:18

i've heard that to get the best out of Netflix you need a vpn which lets you access the different regions round the world.apparently content varies enormously.
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