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Independent video stores

Overall Rating:Average Rating (3.89) based on 9 ratings

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VirileVagabond (30)
Since I personally don't see where independent video stores are obsolete as of yet, I'm rating this item another single star, not because I'm glad they're gone but rather because rumors of their demise have been greatly exaggerated. With that said, online services like Netflix may indeed kill off the independents, but as other comments have noted, these smaller stores often have those rare B-movies that the Blockbuster types either don't carry or only have limited availability. Moreover, it's hard to beat those 5 movies for 5 dollars for 5 days (for instance) types of deals for which the independents are known. Nevertheless, notwithstanding the challenge made by Netflix, the independents should survive in college towns and more eclectic areas at least.3
Bird808 (53)
I don't miss independent video stores at all when you consider the choices we have online. Amazon has an amazing collection of DVD's and the one in the UK does DVD rentals where four DVD's are just 7.99($14.84) per-month with no late return fee and a huge collection of DVD's - some you can't even find anymore. I would say independent video stores are now just about as popular as a betamax.4
HistoryFan (86)
Yeah...unfortunately the THREE video stores in my area doesn't carry big name Stanley Kubrick films I've been meaning to see ("2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Dr. Strangelove" to name two). TWO of those stores are Blockbusters and they're within a mile of each other. The other one is a Hollywood Video which is actually good for carrying independent films. However, they seem to have more copies of Mormon-made comedy films (yeah, they're out there) than "Dr. Strangelove."3
Drummond (55)
Only the big guys are going to survive the Netflix invasion, and Netflix has a great collection of foreign, indy, and alternative movies, so I can't complain too much. I think the niche stores, as in SF where you have the Leather Toungue, Naked Eye, and Le Video stores, will do just fine. Otherwise, it's Netflix and Blockbuster. I'm rooting for Netflix.3
Ridgewalker (116)
You mean Blockbuster isn't independent? Gheeeee...I thought they were. The ones I've been in operate independent of good customer service, independent of company policies and independent of the wishes of their customers. That's pretty independent isn't it?5
numbah16tdhaha (137)
Chains won't carry obscure stuff that can be more fun. FU Blockbuster.5
hotel283 (20)
Again, this is something that will never go away. In Toronto, as it is in most big cities I'm sure, the independent stores tend to cater to more artisitic and urbane cinema. Thank God, without Suspect Video and/or Queen Video I'd never have seen Battle Royale or Nosferatu or that crazy Japanese movie with the ultra-cool Guitar Wolf. Those clowns at Blockbuster wouldn't know Kurosawa from shinola. http://www.suspectvideo.com/nav.html6
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