cataloging my trips 2 the figuratively last bricks & mortar video store

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which i did rent & watch & like

http://www.bestvideo.com/

today i rented:

kafka (soderbergh) - when they went to scan this out it was in their system as being out and 500+ days overdue
liquid sky
kika (almodovar)
brewster mccloud

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 July 2010 17:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

they dont really have super-rare stuff but id love input of hard-to-see stuff that is worthwhile to look out for

lol also that i saw that they have a sexploitation section that is right out in the open and have a gonzo porn section O_o

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 July 2010 18:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

the gonzo porn is not sub-divided by director tho

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 July 2010 18:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

kafka was dooope

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 July 2010 22:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

huh def has me more encouraged for his new one w/ gina carrano cuz lem dobbs wrote that script too

johnny crunch, Saturday, 17 July 2010 23:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

Kafka is a great little movie and its continuing unavailability on DVD makes no goddamn sense. Especially after The Limey, I'd love to hear Soderbergh and Dobbs on a commentary track for Kafka.

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Saturday, 17 July 2010 23:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

^otm

brewster mccloud was cool, lightyears better imo than like healtH or buffalo bill or popeye. end is fabulous and reminded me of stroszek, weirdly (which i know came later). shelley duval is great and bud cort is srsly harry potters

johnny crunch, Monday, 19 July 2010 03:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh wow, that bottom poster is amazing- what country is it from? And congrats on finding Brewster McCloud at all, that's not the easiest movie to track down.

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Monday, 19 July 2010 17:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

Never mind, didn't see the hiragana for the boobs. Anyway, to ebay with me, that design is all time classic.

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Monday, 19 July 2010 17:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

yea that bottom one on posterati is like $150 i think

also in searching around it appears warner bros will sell you what seems 2 be essentially a burned dvd of brewster mccloud now for $25 -- dont have the link handy

johnny crunch, Monday, 19 July 2010 17:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

jesus liquid sky OWNS holy shit it is just relentless & hypnotic what a goddamn achievement brb gotta read abt how this got made

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 00:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

btw this is essentially where every fever ray/knife song derives from rite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv0PYG1g_iY

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 00:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have Liquid Sky but haven't seen it yet

is breads of india still tite (admrl), Tuesday, 20 July 2010 00:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

fyi i did not even smoke wed in connection w/ this

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 01:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

kika kept me interested but was mostly bad almodovar

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 20 July 2010 11:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

watched the 4th man (verhoeven) - so incredibly hitchcock-ian it's unreal. really well done imo but i am not really a hitchcock fan fwiw

johnny crunch, Thursday, 22 July 2010 01:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've wanted to see Brewster McCloud for 13 years now.

mercy, sportsmanship, morality (Abbott), Thursday, 22 July 2010 01:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've wanted to see liquid sky for about that same time

Chips Moleman (los blue jeans), Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

abbott: http://www.wbshop.com/Brewster-McCloud/1000161855,default,pd.html

also it's gonna be on tcm in sept

johnny crunch, Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

Move to Los Angeles! The Aero Theater had a screening of Brewster McCloud out here with Sally Kellerman hosting

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 22 July 2010 02:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

anno domini 1723
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dnjrsS3fOk

meisenfek, Friday, 23 July 2010 05:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

watched pepi, luci y bom -- p typical almodovar but v. fun y funny as contrasted w/ kika, which really wasnt

johnny crunch, Friday, 23 July 2010 23:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

no idea where 2 put this so it's just goin here so i dont forget abt it:

http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/07/kenneth-lonergans-margaret-is-finally.html

i loved you can count on me & even really liked ken lonergans commentary on it

johnny crunch, Friday, 23 July 2010 23:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

i rented:

ken park
chimes at midnight
the devils
labyrinth of passion

teh girl working there was pretty cute, though looked like she listens to best coast

johnny crunch, Saturday, 24 July 2010 17:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

ken park is turrible fyi

johnny crunch, Monday, 26 July 2010 00:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

<3'd the devils ~ maybe it's just the lead looks a lot al swearengen but i sorta suspect david milch watched this w/r/t deadwood; anyway it is hella tense & the pacing was fab [goes 2 read wiki] jesus @ censorship section

johnny crunch, Monday, 26 July 2010 23:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

dude that's OLIVER REED

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

so I guess I don't understand thread title? this is not a brix&mortatr outlet?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

is he a big deal? honestly, never heard of him or seen him before

whut. no it physically exists but also has a website i guess

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

where is it?

O.R. made a ton of Brit & US films in the '60s and '70s -- besides some Ken Russell films he was Bill Sikes in the Oscar-sweeping musical Oliver! -- but eventually became more famous for his legendary drunken behavior.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

also one of R.Lester's Three Musketeers

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

hamden, ct

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok watched oliver reed on letterman on youtube -- dave def thought he was gonna get punched @ the end of that

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

chimes at midnight was, uh, challenging due to the sound & my dearth of shakespeare knowledge. the battle scene was pretty impressive but a lot of the rest of the style kinda annoyed me

labyrinth of passion wasnt too good, although the song almodovar performs could probably get released by dfa

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Bought pola x for $10 from a going out of business video store in Seattle

I've never seen it and lol'd @ this Roger ebert quote on the box:

"feverish! Passionate! Dreamy! I would rather see one movie like this than a thousand Bring It Ons"

johnny crunch, Saturday, 28 August 2010 23:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

but Aaron Hillis reopens one today in Brooklyn:

http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/news/2012/05/film-programmer-aaron-hillis-buys-brooklyn-video-store/

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 1 June 2012 04:50 (six years ago) Permalink

xp <3 that convo, many otms therein

johnny crunch, Friday, 1 June 2012 13:55 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

so Blockbuster, who cares never hadda use one, but some related histories/anecdotes:

http://www.filmlinc.com/daily/entry/an-ode-to-brick-and-mortar-blockbuster-video

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131104/east-village/video-rental-stores-get-creative-stay-afloat-age-of-netflix

I need to go back to Aaron's store, it's been almost a year.
(And shit, they have F Wisemans?)

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 November 2013 21:22 (five years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Alan's Alley, the last Manhattan video rental store I am aware of, on the verge on being leased. I only ventured in once; looked like it was run by the Collyer brothers.

http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2014/03/alans-alley-video.html

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 March 2014 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Kim's Video to close, maybe move

As great as ‪#‎RSD2014‬ was (thank you all!), sadly we will be closing our store on 1st Ave. No closing date yet but 30% off ALL VIDEO and MUSIC. (all formats and NRs as well).

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

i need to go back to VFB, the main store profiled here.

http://www.newschoolfreepress.com/2015/12/22/still-standing/

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 December 2015 13:34 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
three years pass...

I was looking for something else today and I stumbled across this. Check out this amazing list of NYC-area video stores (from a September 1984 newspaper ad). pic.twitter.com/CCn5mqUlnm

— Stephen Bowie (@smilingcobra) April 26, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 27 April 2019 14:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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