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  • Published on Aug 12, 2019
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  • penguinz0
    penguinz0  Month ago +2128

    Animation by ruclip.com/channel/UCZj7QQVYbWAVeQdCLBXZiyw

    • gravekeepersven82
      gravekeepersven82 6 days ago +1

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

    • Techno Goat
      Techno Goat 20 days ago

      Slideshow*

    • Samson5erb Rocks
      Samson5erb Rocks 27 days ago

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

    • PetRock151
      PetRock151 28 days ago

      Do more of these

    • Guarr
      Guarr 28 days ago

      Bro ur gatekeeping literally everyone knows what blockbuster is

  • Emir Mohamed Al-Bergha
    Emir Mohamed Al-Bergha 4 minutes ago

    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 2 hours ago

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

  • Durpness Sucks
    Durpness Sucks 3 hours 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 13 hours ago

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

  • Houston Naucler
    Houston Naucler 15 hours ago

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

  • Nudel
    Nudel Day ago

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

  • bkzomen1
    bkzomen1 Day ago

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

  • KFC MANAGER
    KFC MANAGER Day ago

    0:53 AWWWWW MAN

  • Soviet Re4per
    Soviet Re4per Day ago

    I miss Blockbuster :(

  • CheesyQuokka YT
    CheesyQuokka YT 2 days ago

    😔

  • Steamy
    Steamy 2 days ago

    11:50 bro you have popye arms 😂

  • Joe
    Joe 2 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 2 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 3 days ago

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

  • Brian Hakins
    Brian Hakins 3 days ago

    my boi bookbopster

  • sirEthereal
    sirEthereal 3 days ago

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

  • XynthoanXV2
    XynthoanXV2 3 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 3 days ago +1

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

  • Undeadstein
    Undeadstein 3 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 3 days ago

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

  • Larry Zeno
    Larry Zeno 3 days ago

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

  • Supreme Dalex
    Supreme Dalex 3 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 4 days ago

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

  • Kirbyplayer123
    Kirbyplayer123 4 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 4 days ago

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

  • Aki - Lucky
    Aki - Lucky 4 days ago

    Am I high or is he an animatic channel now

  • Oskar Martin
    Oskar Martin 4 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 4 days ago

      Well go- you gotta keep it alive.

  • The Raven
    The Raven 5 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 5 days ago

    You look like Mcree but less Gun and more RUclip

  • 111 boy
    111 boy 5 days ago

    The dish network
    Has the blockbusters website

  • Bassem Elmehdawi
    Bassem Elmehdawi 5 days ago

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

  • Tin Can
    Tin Can 5 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 5 days ago

    umm, what is blockbuster? 0-0

    • Hu U
      Hu U 5 days ago

      nvm

  • Sammy Nichols
    Sammy Nichols 5 days ago

    I can still remember renting a VCR in the 90s

  • Channel LuckySpock - Left 4 Dead 2

    and the death of netflix will be having no good content, only sjw type shit.

  • Marcus Lara
    Marcus Lara 5 days ago

    Anyone else's home town not cool enough for a Blockbuster and had a Hollywood Video instead?

  • Renee Laventure
    Renee Laventure 5 days ago

    Look who’s ANIMATED NOW

  • Vini Dalvino
    Vini Dalvino 5 days ago

    damn dude u make so good video

  • Causttic -
    Causttic - 6 days ago

    I've been to the one in Bend OR a couple times to rent games

  • João Marcos Costa
    João Marcos Costa 6 days ago

    11:34 So... By the end of 2006 things were fine, "but, unfortunately, it didn't last long, and you know how the story goes from there in September of 2010 Blockbuster finally declares bankruptcy"
    Eh... Why? Why didn't it last long? How the story goes? What happened in those 3 years? Did they attempt to rent movies digitally in this period? Did they just sit on their thumbs? ^^;

  • Sirduck Ouf The North

    holy balls this was 4 weeks ago? time flies at mach 2 wtf

  • grit1
    grit1 6 days ago

    There's a few video rental stores. I still go to one for new game releases I know will be short

  • RedPineapple515 *
    RedPineapple515 * 6 days ago

    Dude I have a blockbuster in my hometown and it’s still open so when he says there is only one I’m confused

  • Karashou Tengu
    Karashou Tengu 6 days ago

    Bruh, the last Blockbuster is in Alaska.

  • my family was murdered by airplane stairs

    Clearly, Blockbuster was secretly a cult, and every employee had an initiation process. Part of that process was training them to see about 20-30 years in the future. The CEO (cult leader) of Blockbuster, saw that he had been gaining too much power, he could see 500-1000 years in the future. And he saw that Blockbuster would rule the world, a money-hungry, totalitarian world-wide dictatorship. He'd seen the monster his company had become, so he decided to shut it down, however, he wanted to go out more interestingly than other companies. He ordered one of the initiates to look in the future, the initiate found one of critikal's speedruns. He explained what a speedrun was to the CEO, the CEO smiled and said:
    "Boys... let's get to work."

  • Dennis Fors
    Dennis Fors 6 days ago

    Cockthruster

  • Brother Panda
    Brother Panda 6 days ago

    It wasnt the fact that Blockbuster didnt care for the streaming service with Enron, its just that the technology to support that venture just was not there yet.
    And the fact that Enron was doing whatever they could to get a deal done, not make money on the deal, and then pretend that they actually did make money with their "mark-to-market" accounting.

  • Laurine DeLamater
    Laurine DeLamater 6 days ago

    Your audio is off by a micro second and it's bugging me

  • BrokeBeaner 69
    BrokeBeaner 69 6 days ago

    If you are old enough to have seen or been to a blockbuster you are apart of the last good generation

  • Roman Bukins
    Roman Bukins 7 days ago

    Never been to a blockbuster but I was shopping at HMV recently: they seem to be going well. A lot of their shelf space is vinyl records now which is kinda funny since their logo is a dog listening to a gramophone.


    (But £17.99 for season five of My Little Pony is way too much, or £4.99 PER EPISODE...)

  • Cocat Gaming
    Cocat Gaming 7 days ago +1

    Does anyone remember Family Video?

  • - Lijosu -
    - Lijosu - 7 days ago

    I hate downloaded copies of games and movies. And I dont use streaming services.

  • Jeff Scott
    Jeff Scott 7 days ago

    You look like the guy from Camera Conspiracies!

  • Sugar And Snowflakes

    I used to love Blockbuster when I was little. I remember being so sad when it went out of business.

  • Brennan Kennedy
    Brennan Kennedy 7 days ago

    I loved going to Blockbuster as a kid!

  • 𝕙𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕪

    I still have a high school musical DVD from blockbuster... still has the sticker on it

  • taygata
    taygata 7 days ago

    Anyone else think of the south park episode

  • taygata
    taygata 7 days ago +2

    I have 9 games from blockbuster i was part of the problem.

  • LimeBiT
    LimeBiT 7 days ago

    F