Hooray for the mom and pops!

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    I had Video Casino in Tenefly. It was buisness for 24 years I believe and I was their customer since 1994. It sadly went out of buisness last year. They were the best.
     
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    I love looking at the pics. It brought back so many great memories of being a kid spending and hour staring at boxes trying to pick out the movies that would keep me up all night. It truely is something that is missed with the days of Netflix, Redbox, and on demand.
     
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    The last mom & pops store in the area (something like a 30 min. drive) closed down around 5 years ago. When they were selling all their old inventory off, I stopped by to see what they had left. Most everything had already picked through but I was able to snag a used VHS copy of FATAL GAMES.
     
  4. maybrick

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    Wow, so from what I gather so far from everybody's posts my local video store really is that much of a rarity today? How depressing. I was hoping somebody would post images to compare. :(
     
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    If I would've known that they were a dying breed back in 1999-2000 when mine shut down I totally would have. Hell, I even remember back then that my local Hollywood video had tons of awesome cult flicks on VHS. Not anymore though. I stopped going years and years ago.
     
  6. HAEMORRHAGE

    HAEMORRHAGE If he dies, he dies

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    Tenefly NJ? I frequented several places around Ramsey, Wyckoff, and Midland Park for movies.
     
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    Insanely jealous over those pictures. I really wish I had something remotely that cool around me these days. It's been a long time since the glory days of such mom and pop titans as Playtime Video, Video City, and New England Audio/Video in my area.
     
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    There are about 250,000 people in the city here and I can't think of a single mom&pop video store still around. Really sad to think about - we had 3 very good ones alone in a town of 28,000 people where I grew up in the 80s/90s.
     
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    This makes me hate blockbuster!!!
     
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    Some of the places here it's like 5.99...and they still enforce late charges. Even though I did my best to return films on time, I often felt pressured to watch stuff even when I wasn't quite in the mood.

    It will suck when these stores are gone, though, I agree. I think a few will stay around for some time, just because of the tremendous selection.
     
  11. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    About 3 or 4 years ago, we did have a Hollywood Video here, and they sold all the movies that were in the store, DVD and VHS. I purchased quite a few DVD's before they went out of business, even though they didn't have much of a selection. I quit going to Blockbuster at least 2 years ago, because the prices, I think are too high, and now that Late Fees are back at BB, I will be staying clear of Blockbuster. I am renting my movies from Netflix, Unlimited 3 at a time and unlimited instant movies for a little over $18.00 a month, including tax.
     
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    I finely took a half hour road trip today to partake in the VHS stock of Reel to Reel Video in Walpole, NH. My lord, I think I just found the cult movie motherload! I forgot to bring my camera along (next week for sure) but here's a shot of the films I picked out:

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    Impressive, how's The Outing?
     
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    I watched THE OUTING for the first time a few months back and really enjoyed it. There is a bit of a lull in the second act, but for the most part its a fun flick. The monster effects in the finale are impressive. One curve ball is that it saves most of the T&A for the final act and there is one scene near the end that is kinda f-ed up. If you dig VHS horror and the cover art grabbed your attention, you won't be disappointed.

    That is an impressive haul maybrick. What did you pay? Are you ripping them to DVD-R, and if so, what is your setup?
     
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    It's sad to see so many mom & pop's bite the dust as the years past. Thankfully, here on Long Island, where I live, there is a little place called Looney Tunes that is still doing pretty damn well, and they have been open for over 40 years! Specializing mainly in CD and Vinyl, they have a pretty impressive line of DVD's and still host live performances from musicians. Here's a few stills to peep at:

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    I wasn't thinking about ripping them, but I have a friend who may swipe these from me to dupe them before the due date if he wants to see them. I'll only dupe if i REALLY enjoy the movie, but I don't have the setup for it and it's too much of a bitch to move my vcr. The cost for rental is 4 for $8, 5 for $10, etc. Below that it's $3 per, but I really won't have any problem finding that many at a time. Plus, I wouldn't want to rent any fewer considering the travel time.

    Somebody currently has this same copy of The Outing (or so I believe) up for sale on Amazon for $999. Utterly ridiculous. :rolleyes:
     
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    :lol: It's not that rare. I also own that VHS, and the UK DVD (The Lamp)

    The Outing was one movie that I rented continously back in the day. It's painfully overdue for a quality DVD release.
     
  18. maybrick

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    Now mom and pop record stores (hell even the corporate ones)... that IS a rarity! Most of those have gone the way of the dodo around here. We still have a semi-locally owned chain of used CD/DVD/vinyl stores called Turn it Up, which is cool, but they're toast if a Newbury Comics ever comes to town.
     
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    I'm looking forward to it. I honestly don't think that I had ever seen the movie or cover before which is why I snatched it. Good to know it's worth a watch! :)
     
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    I didn't think it was that rare either. I've got it on VHS, as well as the poster. Same for Summer Camp Nightmare.

    Fun movies, I really love them both!


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