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  • Published on Aug 12, 2019
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  • penguinz0
    penguinz0  Month ago +2171

    Animation by ru-clip.com/channel/UCZj7QQVYbWAVeQdCLBXZiyw

    • gravekeepersven82
      gravekeepersven82 12 days ago +1

      The only blockbuster left is in Bend Oregon and yes its still in business.

    • Techno Goat
      Techno Goat 27 days ago

      Slideshow*

    • Samson5erb Rocks
      Samson5erb Rocks Month ago

      Very intense animated emotions. It's take a but to get used to but I like it.

    • Patrick T
      Patrick T Month ago

      Do more of these

    • Guarr
      Guarr Month ago

      Bro ur gatekeeping literally everyone knows what blockbuster is

  • Oscar Ramos
    Oscar Ramos 4 hours ago +1

    Haha we have the last blockbuster.

  • SpineSplitter84
    SpineSplitter84 12 hours ago

    I remember block buster some good times

  • Bman Lee One
    Bman Lee One 14 hours ago

    love the simple cartoon. it makes it more fun to watch. id be here anyway but glad to see this new addition.

  • EimiYoshikawa
    EimiYoshikawa 19 hours ago

    The irony is, this current and ongoing balkanization of the streaming services by greedy rights-holders could well lead to the collapse of the streaming industry, as well. And...then...what? I kind of want to jokingly say that physical rental places could return, but let's be honest, that's pretty damn unlikely, but...what?

  • Vinyl Lover
    Vinyl Lover 21 hour ago

    haa. we had one here in vällingby. a small swedish suburb outside stockholm. they besically were even close to santa( because santa lives here in sweden ^^)

  • KILLINGEVERYDAY
    KILLINGEVERYDAY Day ago

    Didn't blockbuster copy redbox at one point

  • Ed Carone III
    Ed Carone III Day ago

    Bruh... the location in the commercial is the one I went to as a young chap

  • qwerty
    qwerty Day ago

    Please don’t ever become an animation youtuber.

  • grape conqs
    grape conqs Day ago

    as a kid all i ever wanted was to work in a record/cd store or a video rental store lmao nothing will ever compete to the feeling of just browsing through an fye or a blockbuster. i think bull moose is still in business which is cool tho.

  • Liquid Lijah
    Liquid Lijah Day ago +2

    John wick is that you?
    Oh wait 100 people have said this before

  • OddJaguar15
    OddJaguar15 Day ago

    There is a blockbuster still active in my area, granted they have some huge competition with the Family Video.
    Which is weird, according to this video there is only 1 in existence, maybe it finally gave up.

  • GBP GBP
    GBP GBP Day ago

    There is not one but two family videos in my hometown somehow still in business . Also does anyone remember video update?

  • comicconcarne
    comicconcarne 2 days ago

    Streaming started in 2008. If video streaming had been kickstarted in '99, imagine what sort of shows could have been created or saved, since they wouldn't have to live at the whims of cable companies.
    *We could have had Pushing Daisies season 3*

  • TheOcelot 11
    TheOcelot 11 2 days ago

    Mr block I don’t feel so good

  • carlosthetruedragon
    carlosthetruedragon 2 days ago

    "Bend over again"

  • Llionare the Nightguard

    my equivalent to blockbuster is video ezy because me and my australian ass is late to everything (aka 2012-2013)

  • teodora noneofyourbusiness

    Basically they wanted to keep the tradition of having a physical copy in your hands. This is a good example of "good guys finish last"

  • Sean til dawn
    Sean til dawn 3 days ago

    Fuck Blockbuster...at first it was return the video by midnight. then they changed it to 6pm....without telling anyone. FUCK THEM

  • Dynoqwerty
    Dynoqwerty 4 days ago

    Games I still own from Blockbuster:
    Tarzan (Ps1)
    Vanishing Point (Ps1)
    Crash Bandicoot: Time warped (Ps2)
    Shadow of the Collosus (Ps2)
    Come find me, Blockbuster. My late fees must be thru the roof

  • Ethan Kleiner
    Ethan Kleiner 4 days ago +1

    I miss Blockbuster... everyone make sure to appreciate game stop while it's here. Even if it's not the greatest service, we might just look back and miss the simpler times when it's gone

  • Pikachu Wants That Diiiuuugghhh

    I had Hollywood Video

  • Wyatt Malishenko
    Wyatt Malishenko 4 days ago

    Back in 2009 when I was five and my sister was seven we would go to Blockbuster and each pick out a movie to watch over the weekend every week. I was blessed to have blockbuster even if I was so small that I can hardly remember It.

  • Mateo Lopez
    Mateo Lopez 5 days ago

    I have an unreturned tape from 98 now what

  • Phoebe Snow
    Phoebe Snow 5 days ago

    Netflix didn't get to Australia til 2015 so Blockbuster survived til then. I still regret not filming the last week of my local store. Everything must go type of situation for a family run franchise

  • dude seriously
    dude seriously 5 days ago

    And now Family Video has taken over with CBD oils as another way to rope people in.

  • Emir Mohamed Al-Bergha

    Because physicaly going to get a movie to watch is, like, dumb lmao who would do that in the current year

  • Bits with Mits
    Bits with Mits 6 days ago

    I've seen the block buster but now it feels like it's a cryptid

  • Durpness Sucks
    Durpness Sucks 6 days ago

    Dude I don’t even live too far from the last blockbuster
    Finna get my ass over there before it’s too late

  • Missa
    Missa 6 days ago +2

    and now there's too many streaming services, i look forward to them crash and burning

  • Houston Naucler
    Houston Naucler 6 days ago +1

    Too bad for blockbuster that Enron was one of the most corrupt, hollow shell, book cooking, corporations in American history

  • Nudel
    Nudel 7 days ago

    there are more than one blockbusters still in existence. there are a bunch in Alaska

  • bkzomen1
    bkzomen1 7 days ago

    The Kick me skit made my eyes moist....cuz i know :(

  • KFC MANAGER
    KFC MANAGER 7 days ago

    0:53 AWWWWW MAN

  • Soviet Re4per
    Soviet Re4per 8 days ago

    I miss Blockbuster :(

  • CheesyQuokka YT
    CheesyQuokka YT 9 days ago

    😔

  • Steamy
    Steamy 9 days ago

    11:50 bro you have popye arms 😂

  • Joe
    Joe 9 days ago

    Partnering with enron was doomed from the start. Their executives were telling lies and manipulating their "products" which was really nothing to grab up as much money as possible as quick as possible before people found out. Enron really screwed over not just blockbuster but a lot of the American economy too. They're are documentaries to watch pretty interesting.

  • Josiah Gambone
    Josiah Gambone 9 days ago

    In Blockbuster’s defense, running fiber optic cables is expensive when you’re talking about running as many as they would have needed to maintain a useful business presence. Fiber optics cables have to be put underground, especially in urban settings. They would either be in the way, or someone would try to steal them. This would result in Blockbuster either paying or having customers pay for electrical crews to run the cables. In the end, they would have just lost money and died out for quickly. Filling for bankruptcy was their best choice after all. Sad really...

  • codemann 719
    codemann 719 9 days ago

    Block buster..... I’d go again if they had one 😰

  • Brian Hakins
    Brian Hakins 9 days ago

    my boi bookbopster

  • sirEthereal
    sirEthereal 9 days ago

    And now we just search what movie we want on the Internet and find it

  • XynthoanXV2
    XynthoanXV2 9 days ago

    What do you mean there are people who think fortnite created a blockbuster myth? I’ve never touched the game so I wouldn’t know.

  • Comrade Dio
    Comrade Dio 9 days ago +1

    you lot nowadays have Netflix and chill. back in my day we had blockbuster and cock thruster.

  • Undeadstein
    Undeadstein 10 days ago

    The horror movie section of Blockbuster would creep me out as a kid because 90% of all VHS horror movie covers either have : a monster, a menacing face, blood, knives, sharp teeth or claws, disembodied body parts or skulls; basically most if not all of Children's instinctive fears.

    oh and that goddamn dancing clown.

  • Danyel
    Danyel 10 days ago

    We had a Video 2000. The closest Blockbuster was 3 and a half hours away.

  • Larry Zeno
    Larry Zeno 10 days ago

    Please look up the D.E.N. Pr e RU-clip.... my other mistake ahead of its time. Larry Zeno the Loser Disney mtv off the wall snake bite farks.

  • Supreme Dalex
    Supreme Dalex 10 days ago

    I was born in 2005 but I remember using blockbuster to about a year before they collapsed and even after that I had no clue what Netflix was until around 2016. I have a lot of memories of Blockbuster I can even remember the smell. It was a big treat every time we were able to go there.

  • Efrobert
    Efrobert 10 days ago

    Blockbuster put soooo many mom and pop video stores out of business when the started getting big.

  • Kirbyplayer123
    Kirbyplayer123 10 days ago

    I actually have a bootleg like blockbuster ripoff in my town and its basically a blockbuster (but with a different name) and it is pretty cool

  • Rekkenze
    Rekkenze 10 days ago

    The one in Alaska here closed about a year ago... rip

  • Aki - Lucky
    Aki - Lucky 10 days ago

    Am I high or is he an animatic channel now

  • Oskar Martin
    Oskar Martin 11 days ago

    I live in bend oregon
    we really do have a blockbuster but i dont see that many people there ever

    • Lan Lan
      Lan Lan 10 days ago

      Well go- you gotta keep it alive.

  • The Raven
    The Raven 11 days ago

    Yeah, no. The video streaming service from Enron was hot garbage. Their ideas might have been fine, but what actually came out was a fat turd. You had to download the whole movie, then you had to go to your computer and watch it. Then you couldn't download another movie until you deleted the other one through their app or whatever. It was essentially a rental service.

  • Clattering Swords
    Clattering Swords 11 days ago

    You look like Mcree but less Gun and more RU-clip

  • 111 boy
    111 boy 11 days ago

    The dish network
    Has the blockbusters website

  • Bassem Elmehdawi
    Bassem Elmehdawi 11 days ago +1

    When Gamestop closes I will feel the same way I felt about Blockbuster.

  • Tin Can
    Tin Can 11 days ago

    blockbuster and movie theaters were quite close to eachother, in the atmosphere atleast, which made them a huge hit against other rental stores at the time, i remember the atmosphere in blockbuster smelling like cheap plastic cases and cheap snacks, not quite as much as cheap snacks as the theaters, but i remember childhood being, cheap plastic smell meaning entertainment at my fingertips. and cheap snacks meaning buttery popcorn and satisfaction at the theaters. but in the early-mid 2000s, the internet was still not so eager to instantly deliver you legally aquired content easily, and illegal content was not legally aquireable through streaming services that get knocked for it instead of you like now, which is pretty much the norm now, you can watch pirated movies legally by using a streaming site, since its on their hands. torrenting id be hard pressed to do since well..... it takes time and seeders, and is just a risk im not willing to take unless im trying it infeatureless mode, considering the risk of paying a good 2 days paycheck into some most likely garbage game. but it all goes back, i feel not quite nostaligic thinking about it, but more disturbed how disconnected the internet (as much as im an avid user of it) has made entertainment a more private thing, rather than social. and in general this seems to be the thing, everyone wants their own corner now.... and even i do. which is weird thinking back, but i was also more restricted in my selection. blockbuster drove that i suppose, the feel of it being more like a venue, than a store or rental shop.

  • Hu U
    Hu U 11 days ago

    umm, what is blockbuster? 0-0

    • Hu U
      Hu U 11 days ago

      nvm

  • Sammy Nichols
    Sammy Nichols 11 days ago

    I can still remember renting a VCR in the 90s