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The Last Standing Blockbuster

Alright come on admit it, let’s see a show of hands who had a Blockbuster Video Card? YUP This guy sure did back in the day man Blockbuster video was the bomb and for a lot of teens their first job.

Did you happen to know early in Netflix’s history — back when it was still a company that sent people DVDs in the mail in little red envelopes — Blockbuster Video had a chance to buy the entire company. They didn’t, and in a few short years, Netflix not only became Blockbuster’s biggest competitor, they essentially put the company out of business, along with almost all of the country’s brick-and-mortar video stores.

Now 20 + years later just one Blockbuster Stands Alone in Bend, Oregon. Now that it is literally the last Blockbuster on the planet, the store has become an object of some fascination. It was recently turned into an Airbnb for a special contest, and now it is the subject of a documentary called The Last Blockbuster. And, in a supremely ironic twist, the film is about to premiere on Netflix, the company that essentially pushed Blockbuster out of the industry in the first place.

At one point in its prime Blockbuster Video had 9000 locations across the country and over 25,000 employees. from coast to coast

The Last Blockbuster premieres on Netflix on March 15 — next Monday. When it’s over, you don’t even have to be kind or rewind. That’s the real magic of streaming.

Directed by Taylor Morden, the doc takes you inside the last Blockbuster and features appearances by numerous comedians and filmmakers. Here’s the movie’s trailer:

Read More: Netflix Is Releasing a Film About the Last Blockbuster Video | https://929thebull.com/netflix-is-releasing-a-film-about-the-last-blockbuster-video-store/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral


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