dude that's OLIVER REED
― kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:01 (ten years ago) link
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 (ten years ago) link
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 (ten years ago) link
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 (ten years ago) link
also one of R.Lester's Three Musketeers
― johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:08 (ten years ago) link
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 (ten years ago) link
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 (ten years ago) link
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 (nine years ago) link
great dialogue on the near-extinction of the video store:
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 1 June 2012 04:45 (eight years ago) link
but Aaron Hillis reopens one today in Brooklyn:
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 1 June 2012 04:50 (eight years ago) link
xp <3 that convo, many otms therein
― johnny crunch, Friday, 1 June 2012 13:55 (eight years ago) link
so Blockbuster, who cares never hadda use one, but some related histories/anecdotes:
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 (six years ago) link
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.
― images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 March 2014 21:53 (six years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
i need to go back to VFB, the main store profiled here.
― skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 December 2015 13:34 (four years ago) link
another NYC store update:
― we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 March 2016 18:21 (four years ago) link
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 (one year ago) link