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This is the greatest video essay of All Time


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Aug 12, 2019





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penguinz0 3 days ago
Animation by usvid.net/show-UCZj7QQVYbWAVeQdCLBXZiyw
HentaiHistorian 16 hours ago
I miss video rental stores...
Sora NioStaur
Sora NioStaur 19 hours ago
this . . . was a really good video, thank you my dude
Chris Jones
Chris Jones Day ago
Bro, I just pirated my shit back then
ChickenYale Day ago
penguinz0 leafy is back!
Tigerblake 2 days ago
penguinz0 my local blockbuster became a church. So now people prey in a rental movie store building
FatBeanzoop 11 hours ago
takes 5 seconds to sync up your mouth with the audio
Zak Brookin
Zak Brookin 11 hours ago
I remember going to a blockbuster once around 2004 or something when I was about 4. It was such a weird experience. There was absolutely not a single soul in the building other than one dude behind the counter. Kinda weird when I think about it. That was one of my first memories
Gold 12 hours ago
0:11 uhhh..... maybeee
Supreme Kaiser Chirpy
I live like 10 minutes from blockbuster bend. A pilgrimage you must all make
YeahOkBuddy 12 hours ago
i feel like this is the 3rd Blockbuster video youve made
william reid
william reid 12 hours ago
Hey Charlie man this was a really well put together video. I feel like your well suited to content like this vid and you do a great job making it interesting thanks
Scuzzball 12 hours ago
RedBox and Netflix tag teamed Blockbuster lmao
Scuzzball 12 hours ago
My TES IV: Oblivion copy still has a blockbuster sticker on it :')
Goldndrago 12 hours ago
Wait Blockbuster shut down??? How did i not realize!??!
FlintStoner-👌 12 hours ago
I think I miss Blockbuster... but we still have FamilyVideo and I haven't stepped foot in that place in years. Are we really missing anything?... other than a bit of nostalgia? The Blockbusters in my town are gone or look like some shit out of Jurassic Park. Before they went out, I was buying movies and games from them for $.50-1.00 and I still have them, just no use for them now :(
ForgottenSpartan 13 hours ago
If your cousin makes you meet him behind a dumpster to cop hes a dickhead
VzDARKzV 13 hours ago
I remember when my Blockbuster closed. I didn't understand why. I loved it there so much as a kid. They were having a huge sale of everything since they were closing and I ended up buying the entire Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon. That's all I have left of my poor blockbuster. Now it's a hardware store.
Despa Cito
Despa Cito 13 hours ago
I like this animation this looks good something new
cole schubert
cole schubert 13 hours ago
Remember Hollywood Video?
Radical Waffles
Radical Waffles 14 hours ago
tbh I found out about netflix from blockbuster
Zack Attack
Zack Attack 14 hours ago
I was about to say the same thing about GameStop until Charlie made a comment about it. It's dying too we're all just waiting for the ball to drop and GameStop files bankruptcy.
eliana sigurdur
eliana sigurdur 14 hours ago
EveryoneS dreams are weird lately OMG
quitstalin 15 hours ago
Hollywood Video was better
FurredDragon 15 hours ago
Blockbuster was really a part of my childhood. I was mostly strung along by my dad when we as a family went to get movies to rent, but I remember way up past 2005ish getting movies and games from there until they closed one day out of blue, me forgetting that we did that. Brick and motor is so old fashioned and non-profit nowadays, but even if it's awkward I love face to face interaction.
jay donald
jay donald 15 hours ago
Digital online services are garbage as shit now think of it. Most require a subscription which blockbuster did also, BUT. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon all have either exclusive rights to SHOWS not movies that only keep money coming in. Most of these streaming services have mostly GARBAGE or a couple semi decent movies. Blockbuster on the other hand? They had all the brand new movies right on the one side of the wall. A multiple variety of movies sections left and right, don't even include videogames. The experience got people off the lazy couch to get some input of what to watch tonight with the family. That in of itself is sad. I don't deny some benefits to netflix. I just remember a lot more variety and sections to choose from. Netflix swears after its subscription increase there would be more and better movies, yet i've yet to see really any improvement. It's sad Rip blockbuster come back.
TheLegitIdiot 15 hours ago
Yea dealing with Enron in 1999 probably didn't help
Calabazeado 15 hours ago
I still have my copy of DkS 1 with a blockbuster sticker on it; it's been 8 years that fee is gonna rip me a new one
Ducks 15 hours ago
i prefer the facecam than the generic "character slides" i dont know you just nail the facecam everytime
Shinkai Atusya
Shinkai Atusya 15 hours ago
Curse you ENRON! How many lives did you take?
Shinkai Atusya
Shinkai Atusya 15 hours ago
Think about Blockbuster every now and then while driving past a dollar store near me that used to be a Blockbuster.
dadangdog 15 hours ago
Growing up my family mostly used Redbox and Netflix (back when they mailed you the movies). We went to a Blockbuster when it was shutting down and we bought dozens of movies on the cheap. Still use Redbox.
Jarrett Geib
Jarrett Geib 16 hours ago
Very good video but was extremely surprised you didn’t also mention Redbox! Those guys we’re popping up at every corner drugstore and grocery, and we’re renting out movies much cheaper than Blockbuster. I remember as a kid seeing Blockbuster trying the same thing and creating their own personal “Redbox machines” and thinking to myself even then that it was so silly for them to even try considering Netflix was becoming more popular and Redbox already had a strong hold on the video rental market.
s0ul 16 hours ago
i miss blockbuster ):
Chris Plays 020509
Chris Plays 020509 16 hours ago
Nice Make more vids like this
BexTheBoo388 16 hours ago
We didn't have a blockbuster in my town, we had a Family Video. It's still open today and advertising cbd oil vape pens on their sign.
slapabantha 16 hours ago
It didn't fail, it was simply outlived. Dumb video.
Niko Corvatta
Niko Corvatta 16 hours ago
I remember renting fuckin games there it was sick
TheBshwckr 16 hours ago
Blockbuster should come back with rooms to watch movies and if you are a lazy fuck they can uber eats the dvds so nobody has late fees.
feathero3 17 hours ago
Brick and Mortar sounds like a Rick and Morty parody.
The Sinful Gamer
The Sinful Gamer 17 hours ago
and just like that his lips arent synced with the audio
CynicalSins 17 hours ago
someone bought the blockbuster up the road from me and kept the name and the business and its still going strong
Atticus Rains
Atticus Rains 17 hours ago
I like this format :)
August C.
August C. 17 hours ago
Your voice is out of sync for some parts in the video, but that aside this is a great video essay/analysis.
the dude
the dude 17 hours ago
Looking forward to your How Netflix took it's dirt nap video in a few years, Charlie. Wonder what's coming next, because streaming services are going to be spread so thin and expensive. Nobody is going to even remember which service the show they want to watch is on, and they're going to be paying twice what they used to for cable to get them all.
The GrOnch
The GrOnch 17 hours ago
They got offered full ownership of Netflix TWICE. If blockbuster had bought Netflix at ANY point then it would have survived.
Doxscund 17 hours ago
Man, I never really thought about it but it's weird thinking about going to blockbuster as a freshman in high school and by senior year it's just *gone*
Jacob Borin
Jacob Borin 17 hours ago
I thought it was Red Box....
Tropics 17 hours ago
That last Blockbuster in Oregon closed in March 1 like = 1 cry
Dhruv Srivastava
Dhruv Srivastava 18 hours ago
10 out of 10 better than morgz
trash man
trash man 18 hours ago
I'm from Ireland and we had are own version of blockbuster called extra vision
Notpoop 18 hours ago
You really had to "research" why Blockbuster failed? It's pretty obvious... Nobody buys or rents physical media anymore.
Notpoop 18 hours ago
these animations are cringe. You're not leafy.
Nightshift 18 hours ago
Ago2930 18 hours ago
Loved the vid, could I do something like this for toys R us?
Ich existiere
Ich existiere 18 hours ago
It’s funny... i just came from a depressing climate change Video and Blockbusters story somehow fits. It had the methods to save itself, but it underestimated the speed of what was happening.
Abby Richards
Abby Richards 19 hours ago
Fun fact: The last blockbuster stays open only to the pizza place next door so people will get pizza and then rent a movie for the night for the family or a drunk night alone.
Bean bon
Bean bon 19 hours ago
Actually I thought about Blockbuster last week Alright, stop wasting your time here.
General Nut
General Nut 20 hours ago
I don't have the internet to stream things. I still use the Netflix DVD service and I get all my console games from Game Stop. Once the Netflix DVD service goes away, we will be stuck buying movies from the store or online depending on the age of the movie. I need these services and it's a shame to hear about them dying.
I Like Dislikes
I Like Dislikes 20 hours ago
Shout out to all the grandpas that remember GameFly 👍
rePsychle 21 hour ago
One thing I would always ask almost everyday after school to my friends around 2007 was" Would anyone like to accompany me to Blockbuster?" Then we would just chill and look at the movies for a while and talked about random stuff. They had bean bags too. Good times.
Mashak 21 hour ago
Wow! That is relatable!
Mok the Magic Man
Mok the Magic Man 21 hour ago
I was born in 99 so I'm a bit late to the whole Blockbuster craze, but I do remember in the early 2010s when I lived in San Jose my mom and I went to a shutting down Blockbuster to browse and buy out the rest of what they were trying to sell off and even though I never really knew the place, I just felt this very strange and sad feeling of emptiness. The shelves picked clean and the employees just.... Ready to go, but not ready at the same time. It was very melancholy.
TheColossalMixel 21 hour ago
I saw a classmate of mine wear a blocker shirt and this got recommended to me
Blue Skitty
Blue Skitty 22 hours ago
i always had a grievance against blockbuster bc they were more expensive than the local video shack but blockbuster had more options so it was sometimes a necessary evil.... though lots of good memories with my dad going around to the different video rental places after school on friday looking for a movie to watch over the weekend
D. Mitchell
D. Mitchell 22 hours ago
Family Video is the goat now
booze bagz
booze bagz 23 hours ago
My family was blockbuster till the end as well
lizard juice
lizard juice 23 hours ago
I miss blockbuster
Kate is Totally Baked
I still have a PlayStation 1 Rugrats game with the good old Blockbuster sticker on it. I literally have a fossil on my hands boys.
OffBrandAnon Day ago
for one of many times, "video killed the radio star" popped into my head.
nulllattice Day ago
Really like the animation style dude
Nick L.
Nick L. Day ago
Blockbuster was too rich for my family. We did our business at Hollywood Video and West Coast Video
John the cardboard smiley face
There was a Blockbuster on this road hidden behind a row of big shops in my town. Edit: I went there once. I remember seeing that animated alien movie that came out a longtime ago on one of the small TV screens. Escape from Planet Earth it was. That was 6 years ago. My dad took me.
angel daza
angel daza Day ago
Omg, I remember Blockbuster i got lots of movies from there it was mainly my dad and mom getting the "Saw" movies and i got a game too that i never returned oops. And I remember Netflix in the begging, i would order the Dragon ball z movies to watch, and then when they first started streaming was soooooo slow but look at it now.
Luke Detering
To be fair, Blockbuster wasn't aware of the sketchy business model Enron was running. If it wasn't for Enron, the service could have worked better
l zara
l zara Day ago
You should make an investigation video with Shane Dawson
F blockbuster, I miss the stuff Blockbuster killed. The brick n mortar local rental shops ran by a scruffy movie buff who smelled of BO and bad weed, reccomending you stuff you would continue watching forever, remembering your name and preferences. Way better.
the jakob valdez
Just to let you know there is actually another lone blockbuster in Mexico museo.
Lazio Day ago
As I work next to the last Blockbuster in existence, I can say the heroin thing is not entirely accurate (at least for still-open stores). Most of us just smoke pot at the dumpsters.
TopGamers Day ago
That fact looks so much like him its hilarious how much that face is him
Thomas Watkins
college project?
Guest 1337
Guest 1337 Day ago
*Our time has passed, Charlie*
I mostly rented VHS tapes, Genesis and SNES games at Blockbuster throughout the 90s. When DVDs came out I became obsessed with collecting instead of renting so never really rented DVDs from Blockbuster or Redbox. It felt WORSE doing so because DVDs were way more sensitive than VHS and since people are slobs youd likely get a scratched up DVD from Blockbuster that wouldn't even play.
Enron walked so Netflix could run.
NurdIO Day ago
Like the vid
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