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  • penguinz0
    penguinz0  6 meses atrás +2985

    Animation by br-plus.net/channel/UCZj7QQVYbWAVeQdCLBXZiyw

    • Jimmy dostuf
      Jimmy dostuf Mês atrás

      I actually have one store by my house called star video, which is the exact same thing as blockbuster but with more modern DVDs and videogames, now that I look at it I think it used to be a blockbuster
      Anyway great video, and great animation

    • Sid Fried Rice
      Sid Fried Rice Mês atrás

      Oh yeah blockbuster and cockthruster

    • - Himmelsdrache -
      - Himmelsdrache - 2 meses atrás

      There's a blockbuster in farmington I think

    • Zombie TGD
      Zombie TGD 2 meses atrás

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

    • IMASUMAQ JIMENEZ
      IMASUMAQ JIMENEZ 3 meses atrás

      @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.

  • Jessie B
    Jessie B Dia atrás

    I would disagree Netflix don't always have the movie I want to watch that will always be an issue with Netflix there's a limited variety of stuff after a few months you have watched almost everything on it that is any good they waste to much space with junk movies and shows that noone wants to watch

  • Jessie B
    Jessie B Dia atrás

    I still have a popcorn video store in my town. I go there a rent games and movies all the time. Sure I have Netflix and Hulu and all that shit but I still like walking around the video store and having that nostalgic feeling . popcorns late fees are like a dollar a day you can rent older movies for a dollar the new ones are like 3 bucks so its not that bad. Our blockbuster has been closed for like fifteen years I never cared for them they were always way more expensive and the late fees were insane.

  • Guido Mista
    Guido Mista 2 dias atrás

    I grew up with a similar thing, back in Missouri, we had a Blockbuster-like rental store called "Family Video". This was back when I was a wee little bastard as well, I was like 6 or 7 when we first found the place (back in 2007 or 8), it had DVDs out the ass, and while my parents looked for movies, I was in the game corner, looking for Ocarina of Time for the DS (not the 3DS, the OG DS... I didn't know that didn't exist back then). The last time we went there was 2011 (I was 9 or 10). A couple years ago, I went with my parents and some of my dad's high school friends to our old house for repairs (water damage and other shit on the roof), and on the way there, we drove past that place, and it's still open. Fair to say it's still doing better than Blockbuster

  • Alexander Rivera
    Alexander Rivera 2 dias atrás

    Redbox

  • Error Sans
    Error Sans 2 dias atrás

    There's a Blockbuster here in NY, but I'm not sure if people still work there.

  • Mr Robot 82
    Mr Robot 82 2 dias atrás

    Hey bro I’m feeling ur video when I was a kid I would go there with friends and they parents my family was too poor but when I turned 18 I got a job working for them around 2002 work there for a year ..lines were crazy long even in snow storms ppl stealing stuff all the time I use to take stuff all the time my managers knew they did it too I came up a new ps2 and games

  • Cash_MNY
    Cash_MNY 2 dias atrás +1

    There was a block buster open where I lived until like 2016 for some reason

  • I am a black screen Deal with it

    He forgot to mention Disney+

  • forstgrade &
    forstgrade & 4 dias atrás

    I dookied on the dick with I was 17

  • Antonio Fernandez
    Antonio Fernandez 4 dias atrás +1

    Rest in peace the Blockbuster across from Bunnings. Good times

  • Antonio
    Antonio 4 dias atrás

    Sounds to me like the reason why they didn’t go full on with the streaming service is because late fees was a big percentage of their revenue, and they probably thought that the streaming service would take away from that.

  • PumpkinPixie1978
    PumpkinPixie1978 4 dias atrás

    Hi. I enjoy how you do the art combo with the pics. You have a cool information channel. :)

  • maxomega98
    maxomega98 5 dias atrás

    I feel like redbox was another major playing in killing block buster i came from a poor neighborhood and paying only a dollar for rental movies was better than blockbusters prices

  • Why Tho
    Why Tho 6 dias atrás

    Block buster sounds like a kink for masturbating to minecraft

  • Maximus Maynard
    Maximus Maynard 6 dias atrás

    theres loads of pics of the dump site full of blockbuster store attractions

  • LoonyPlays
    LoonyPlays 7 dias atrás

    What the fuck happened at 9:56

  • Videl Phoenix
    Videl Phoenix 7 dias atrás

    I didn't have Blockbuster. I had and and still have Family Video. They sell CBD oil now to stay up. It's genius. Only one of two places in town that sells it

  • Sean or whatever
    Sean or whatever 8 dias atrás

    Fortnite did what now?

  • Not Available
    Not Available 8 dias atrás

    someone broke in our house and stole naked gun 2 1/2 that we rented my mom had to pay over 200 bucks to buy it.....

  • Reggie Benes
    Reggie Benes 9 dias atrás +1

    The Enron thing was never going to happen. Enron wasn't an infrastructure company, and the country wasn't in any way set up to stream video until around 2006-7, that's why it didn't happen until then. Enron only wanted that contract to enter mark-to-mark earnings on the books to offset the fraud, obviously didn't work. You're right that Blockbuster did a lot of stuff right and pivoted to dvd delivery and streaming, slightly late, but they brought in CEO from 7 Eleven, and he focused back on just store sales. Brilliant. James Keyes put the 9mm wad into Blockbuster, because he's a typical senile old boomer that had no vision past a clean Slurpee machine.

  • vox is vision
    vox is vision 9 dias atrás +1

    For I'm 14 and I remeber blockbuster

  • MAHIRmakesJokes
    MAHIRmakesJokes 9 dias atrás

    “they fucking speed ran bankruptcy”

  • Veevo
    Veevo 10 dias atrás +1

    How would blockbuster track people down for late fees if you never went back to their store? Was it VIA automatic credit card charges? Or could they only charge you when you finally returned the store? I completely forgot. Like let’s say I rented Star Wars at Blockbuster in 2005, and I never went back to the store, would I get charged on the credit card I rented it with automatically, or did I have to bring back the DVD and THEN get charged. If anyone remembers lemme know how that worked

  • Theotis Mescudi
    Theotis Mescudi 10 dias atrás

    Blockbuster had shitty promotions in the early 2000s that cost them big. For example, when the Xbox 360 first launched, Blockbuster did whatever they can to sell as many systems as possible and I remember the insurance plan they implemented. Basically you can buy your Xbox 360 at retail price and put $30 down to get a replacement if something happened to your Xbox. This insurance plan had no expiration date and if you get a new Xbox you can put another $30 to run the insurance plan again. With the red ring of death and plenty of issues the Xbox 360 had it was easy to say this plan was terrible. I probably went through 5 or 6 360s and in total spent less than $1000 in 360 systems.

  • Ozzy Helix
    Ozzy Helix 10 dias atrás

    oh yeah Enron was a thing yeah that company was dead 6 ways from sunday and the top people there went to jail for a number of years

  • LOGAN LIEBMAN
    LOGAN LIEBMAN 10 dias atrás

    They busted to many blocks and got steve mad

  • Ordonity
    Ordonity 11 dias atrás

    Blockbuster always smelled like popcorn

  • Kefka Palazzo
    Kefka Palazzo 11 dias atrás

    Fun fact: Blockbuster still exists as a website for movie rentals in Denmark. Idk if that's the case for anywhere else as well, but yeah.

  • spaceship80sguy
    spaceship80sguy 11 dias atrás

    I loved Blockbuster man.

  • Nick Meriwether
    Nick Meriwether 11 dias atrás

    I remember faking the blue card in kindergarten just so I could go to blockbuster and watch the phantom menace.

  • Aaron Robbins
    Aaron Robbins 12 dias atrás

    I miss blockbuster

  • Pilotwhale Productions
    Pilotwhale Productions 12 dias atrás

    Blockbuster always had a definite smell. I remember seeing the Human Centipede 2 in there and then I never wanted to go back again

  • Blasphemy Games
    Blasphemy Games 12 dias atrás

    Pause at 4:25 for subliminal advertising!

  • darkprince56
    darkprince56 12 dias atrás

    I still have the blockbuster membership card that my mom took out in 2002 because I was 12. I used to gather up all the change my mom used to give me to save up and on the weekends she would take me there to rent VHS tapes. My favorite was the Lord of the rings movies and Harry Potter. Good times!

  • Jon Openshaw
    Jon Openshaw 13 dias atrás

    Isn't there a Blockbuster still in Alaska or something?

  • Orangey885
    Orangey885 13 dias atrás

    Saddest story ever

  • zadean starshadow
    zadean starshadow 13 dias atrás

    When they bankrupt they guy taken over by dish. And dish used it for a year and a half to see if they can sell dish network. Didnt work so they sold everything they could from the pc's Allll the way to the movie shelf. That was my 1st job and boy Höwdy it funny to watch 1st hand

  • MTcoiner
    MTcoiner 13 dias atrás

    I liked this one. I was also relying on blockbuster as a kid. These days I look at netflix and it feels almost as old and shitty as blockbuster. we use Netflix, Hulu, Amazon prime video and Disney plus to track down our entertainment of choice these days but rarely actually use Netflix. BR-plus and other streaming/video platforms make up the bulk of my digital entertainment in reality. Thank you for providing just that. I have an uncle in Bend i think....

  • Shadow Of Light
    Shadow Of Light 13 dias atrás

    I remember Blockbuster literally just disappearing. I knew it existed, it was fairly popular, I had no idea what Netflix even was, and all of a sudden the shops were shut down.

  • Austin Lockwood
    Austin Lockwood 13 dias atrás

    Block buster was the coolest thing

  • Bobby Bossilini
    Bobby Bossilini 13 dias atrás

    So how are businesses like family video still semi-thriving???

  • Devin Leary
    Devin Leary 14 dias atrás

    Didn’t even mention Red box

  • TypetwoAbsolute
    TypetwoAbsolute 14 dias atrás +9

    I remember a Blockbuster manager yelling at me as a kid for trying to rent yugioh tapes when I had a 80 dollar late fee for forgetting to return xmen vs street fighter, I had nightmares of blockbuster employees breaking in and stealing all my VHS tapes and gameboy advance games, problem is i didn't have 80 dollars and lost the game so I saved up bought a used copy from a pawn shop outlet and gave it to the front desk, when they asked for the blockbuster case I ran out the door and never returned - I still need therapy for this trauma

  • Alexandru Goga
    Alexandru Goga 14 dias atrás

    I remember when blockbuster was ending during this time I discovered the superhero movie and I bought it from there

  • Mr. Bofo
    Mr. Bofo 14 dias atrás

    Makes you wonder what the weird, human, appeal is to walking around a store and “just looking,” at everything they have, often without any intention of purchasing something. Why do people like to look at things they don’t/can’t/won’t have or want? It’s odd.
    That being said, I do miss perusing the game section whenever my dad would take me to Blockbuster, even though he’d never rent me anything. I remember looking forward to being old enough to rent by myself. Luckily my city does still have a semi-healthy chain of brick n’ mortars with Disc Replay, where I can look at all the games and movies I want.

  • Vincent Hernandez
    Vincent Hernandez 15 dias atrás

    your not lip synced

  • Vincent Hernandez
    Vincent Hernandez 15 dias atrás

    I've Been to oregon

  • Socky Pocky
    Socky Pocky 15 dias atrás

    No one ganna say how voiced over this is? Even the clips of his face are voiced over

  • NiconachoZ Studio
    NiconachoZ Studio 15 dias atrás

    i still have "The Dark Knight" dvd from blockbuster

  • Luke Wallace
    Luke Wallace 15 dias atrás

    Tbh I like disks more than downloading everything I had a storm the other day and I couldnt download anything. But my disks worked

  • the mind toust
    the mind toust 15 dias atrás

    I may be a zoomer but I have hundreds to blockbuster movies

  • karlazeen
    karlazeen 16 dias atrás

    Blockbuster's fall was my fault cause I was born in 2004, lol.

  • No Body
    No Body 16 dias atrás

    My sister still has the rocky horror picture show blockbuster, late fees stacked up, she never returned it, bu the time she considered blockbuster went out of business.

  • BooMBoX 569
    BooMBoX 569 16 dias atrás +1

    I guess you could say blockbusters was a bust

  • CheezeWuz
    CheezeWuz 16 dias atrás

    Y'all ever see a "Blue Box"? it's Red Box but...Blockbuster. I saw one and the prices sucked and it was in a shitty spot unlike Red Box's.

  • Corruptor 789
    Corruptor 789 17 dias atrás

    Hulus started in the game just as Netflix started streaming movies. In fact, everything on Hulu used to be free! Thanks to ADs.
    So, I guess the only thing you can thank Netflix for on Hulus part is making it not free anymore.

  • Jesper Eklund
    Jesper Eklund 17 dias atrás

    Charlie, you should use one of the cool drawings of you from this video as your logo instead of the green-bearded man.

  • Magick
    Magick 18 dias atrás

    It is weird that Netflix had an effect on Blockbuster's failure because Netflix doesn't have shit if you watch good older movies. It is all new corny crap mostly. Classics always disappear when they don't feel like paying the fee to provide them anymore. I guess it just shows that most people watch and like garbage.

    • Ishtar Feet Pics
      Ishtar Feet Pics 16 dias atrás

      American netflix sucks. JAPANESE netflix has an ENTIRE SECTION of english shows that were canceled. Southpark, Spongebob, TT (Original AND Go), Avatar, etc.

  • Minix Lemonade
    Minix Lemonade 18 dias atrás

    I kinda hate how everything is digital now. Physical will always be better than digital imo.
    Like legit, everything is getting so soulless and empty.