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

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dude that's OLIVER REED

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

also one of R.Lester's Three Musketeers

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

hamden, ct

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 00:08 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

xp <3 that convo, many otms therein

johnny crunch, Friday, 1 June 2012 13:55 (seven years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

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) link

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) link

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) link

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 (seven months ago) link


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