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  • Опубліковано 12 сер 2019
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  • penguinz0
    penguinz0  8 днів тому +1714

    Animation by uaplus.org/CZj7QQVYbWAVeQdCLBXZiyw

    • Samson5erb Rocks
      Samson5erb Rocks 3 дні тому

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

    • PetRock151
      PetRock151 3 дні тому

      Do more of these

    • Guarr
      Guarr 4 дні тому

      Bro ur gatekeeping literally everyone knows what blockbuster is

    • kobra6660
      kobra6660 4 дні тому

      Not buying Netflix is just a big question on why they didnt get bought out and they could have changed things if they started the redbox

    • HentaiHistorian
      HentaiHistorian 5 днів тому

      I miss video rental stores...

  • John Bowrey
    John Bowrey Годину тому

    Blockbuster let me experience Mass Effect, Oblivion, Assassins Creed and Borderlands back when I couldn't just ask for a new fucking game every couple weeks. I will forever be thankful for Blockbusters influence on my life.

  • Michael McCarthy
    Michael McCarthy 4 години тому

    Sad uwu

  • ihatemylifelolz
    ihatemylifelolz 5 годин тому

    this...was a really good video

  • Ricardo Pitti
    Ricardo Pitti 6 годин тому

    The enron fiber optics gig would have been insanely ahead of its time. Too ahead, possibly too expensive for the time. Don't think it would have been too good because of the cost and ppl resisting such a jarring change. Its a huge leap from store rental to streaming, in 99 no less.

  • Andrew Frye
    Andrew Frye 6 годин тому +1

    When you try to act older than you are... Motherfuck! You don't know what blockbuster is! shut the fuck up.

  • Make1David
    Make1David 7 годин тому

    Lil Caesars took over my local Blockbuster. Fuck Lil Caesars!

  • TheTw4life
    TheTw4life 9 годин тому

    So many feels with this video. Blockbuster was my first job. And besides only making 5.15 an hour, it was by far my favorite job of all time. Rest easy my friend, you will always be in our hearts and our memories.

  • TYL3RZ999
    TYL3RZ999 10 годин тому

    News flash, Redbox killed Blockbuster not Netflix

  • Michelle R
    Michelle R 11 годин тому

    i loved the animation collab

  • the juiced goose man
    the juiced goose man 11 годин тому

    I wouldn't mind if this became more of your channel

  • Svinja
    Svinja 11 годин тому

    I live 30 minutes outside of bend
    T I M E T O G E T M E A G A M E A N D M O V I E

  • ᅲᅧᅮᅮᅣ쳐ᅵᄆBunnicula
    ᅲᅧᅮᅮᅣ쳐ᅵᄆBunnicula 11 годин тому

    1:41 GEEZ that's uh, that's some imagery for me...

  • Sharkotic
    Sharkotic 11 годин тому

    Charlie grows an inch of hair every time he says "turbo" holy cow his hair is long

  • Nerk Durgen
    Nerk Durgen 13 годин тому

    Blockbuster? nah family home video my guy. Pretty much Blockbuster but all the DVDs are scratched and all the employees were shit, and the video games weree 10 generations late.

  • matato
    matato 13 годин тому

    I didn’t need this information, but thanks anyways

  • RixOnYoutube
    RixOnYoutube 13 годин тому

    Blockbuster should expand in africa or somewhere

  • David Roth
    David Roth 13 годин тому

    I think the problem is in the late 90s the infrastructure wasn’t there for what Enron wanted, fiber is expensive to run...

  • ShinyRayquaza9
    ShinyRayquaza9 13 годин тому

    I thought it was redbox that killed them
    I remember getting cardboard ads for dvds at a closing blockbuster when I was little ;-;

  • Sonnivate
    Sonnivate 14 годин тому

    Just want you to know, I really fucking enjoyed this video.

  • Serpents Tongue
    Serpents Tongue 18 годин тому

    i had the same dream like two months ago

  • Landen Mejia
    Landen Mejia 19 годин тому

    Haha nice

  • Clifford Chaos
    Clifford Chaos 20 годин тому

    Blockbuster was the king. How about Hollywood video though, another lost relic.

  • BlueSubaru
    BlueSubaru 21 годину тому

    Its easier and faster to pirate a movie/game then go out of your house and rent one thats a factor too

  • Critias
    Critias 22 години тому

    Netflix didn’t kill Blockbuster. The late fees bullshit did the trick

  • Intelligence Paradigm
    Intelligence Paradigm 23 години тому

    I think maybe Charlie doesn't know what happened to Enron hahaha

  • sonic3ze
    sonic3ze День тому

    In all Seriousness, i would love more of these, semi serious interesting discussion type things. Keep it up man, and great video. :)

  • Parminder Singh
    Parminder Singh День тому

    You should talk about the failure of toys r us, it both made me happy and broke my heart.

  • Kirsty Bolomey-Humbley
    Kirsty Bolomey-Humbley День тому

    Considering the current oversaturation of streaming services, platform exclusive content, and the rise in piracy because of that, do you think we could benefit from a revival of the video rental system? The closest thing that really exists is dvd collections in libraries, which are free, but often incomplete (series wise).

  • Trollin4n00bz
    Trollin4n00bz День тому

    "They just dipped the tip of their dick in the water"
    Uh Cr1t, there are better ways to check your bath water, mate.

  • Paul L
    Paul L День тому +8

    Step 1. Go to Google
    Step 2. Search this keyword: 123moviesdailypro
    Step 3. Enjoy!
    Blockbuster
    When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending.
    Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.
    Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
    Our lives were now worlds apart, separated by time, circumstance, and the unbridgeable chasm of money.

  • gh0stykins
    gh0stykins День тому

    R.I.P. Blockbuster.
    It was because of you that my mom went and rented me Metal Gear Solid for the playstation.
    Since that time MGS has become my favorite franchise.
    Thank you, Blockbuster.
    😞😌

  • RadicalRhombus
    RadicalRhombus День тому

    blockbuster was a huge part of my childhood, the smell alone is pretty rad

  • cheesepuff
    cheesepuff День тому +1

    7:12 "they partnered with Enron" OH! NO WONDER! XD

  • CD Poulos
    CD Poulos День тому

    wow companyman is PG13 now, hmm wasn't expecting that

  • Orange Joe
    Orange Joe День тому

    Bro I really dont want gamestop to go because I've had so many nice conversations at gamestop and I love physical games because I want to actually hold the games I buy.

  • awsomesaucekirby
    awsomesaucekirby День тому

    "Slowly getting thanos snapped away"
    Then it's not a snap

  • Rene López
    Rene López День тому

    Netflix is trash

  • Konnar Watson
    Konnar Watson День тому

    That blockbuster is actually permanently closed according to google maps in Oregon

    • Maul
      Maul День тому +1

      It doesn't say that. It's open right now. It says "Hours:
      Closes soon: 9PM ⋅ Opens 10:30AM Wed"

  • Druscilla Morlan
    Druscilla Morlan День тому +1

    U should do this animation more often

  • ( ͡°ᴥ ͡° ʋ) Marian.
    ( ͡°ᴥ ͡° ʋ) Marian. День тому

    I remember riding my 10 speed down to the Blockbuster to rent Alien 3. I was 13 years old.

  • Mitsu00
    Mitsu00 День тому

    At least Oregon got recognized for something

  • Elijah
    Elijah День тому

    It didn't fail. Blockbuster was extremely successful.

    • SecretlySatan
      SecretlySatan День тому

      But it could have ruled the world by now.

  • The Janitor
    The Janitor День тому

    6:02
    Oh my God, it's Paul Finch..

  • Unknown Psyco
    Unknown Psyco День тому

    When people give this video a dislike its cause they lost their jobs when blockbuster went bankrupt. Kind of sad

  • John Fite
    John Fite День тому +1

    This was an awesome video, Charlie. Please post more like these.

  • MrSweetiebear95
    MrSweetiebear95 День тому

    If only CBD was around then. It's the only thing Family Video sells now.

  • Bl00dyCh33rry
    Bl00dyCh33rry День тому

    I unfortunately wasn't able to witness the downfall of Blockbuster cuz I was in Germany during that time (mum got stationed at an air base). The only thing we could rely on for movie rentals was Netflix, so, yeah. Hit me hard going back to the U.S. and finding out Blockbuster was dead thanks in part to Netflix lol.

  • HERP derp
    HERP derp День тому

    When was the last time anyone has even SEEN a BlockBuster? The absolute last time I saw one was all the way back in 2004.
    Speaking of companies that were popular in the '90s and early 2000s, you ought to cover Sears, Toys R Us, Hollywood Home Video, and Circuit City next.

  • FuckFuckmcgee69 Fuckfuckmcgee96

    You’re bald under that hat, aren’t you?

    • Ryuugu Komachi
      Ryuugu Komachi 21 годину тому

      you talking about faze banks ? he is

  • WellBeSerious12
    WellBeSerious12 День тому

    Blockbuster?! More like WALLERbuster!

  • Excali BirB
    Excali BirB День тому

    *Company* *man* *wants* *to* *know* *your* *location*

  • Edward Yanes
    Edward Yanes День тому

    The only thing keeping that last blockbuster afloat is the hipsters who watch vhs in portland

  • Oluwatobi fadeyi
    Oluwatobi fadeyi День тому

    Check out a podcast called Business Wars. They had a whole 6 episode series about Blockbuster vs. Netflix.

  • Official Oldssoal
    Official Oldssoal 2 дні тому

    I remember going to blockbuster when I was young. I still have sum blockbuster movies

  • Lasky Labs
    Lasky Labs 2 дні тому +1

    Oh man... When did they have 1 store left? I thought it was 12... Now I'm sad.

  • ShowYaFriends
    ShowYaFriends 2 дні тому +13

    Take a shot every time he says a variation of “they knew change was coming, they just underestimated how fast it would be”

  • Remdey Fox
    Remdey Fox 2 дні тому

    physical > digital

  • bobkin611
    bobkin611 2 дні тому

    Simple answer. They didn't adapt. Should have went online.

  • Durga Syn
    Durga Syn 2 дні тому

    I worked for one of the last Blockbusters in Oregon for a few years until they closed down. It was a great place to work right up until Dish Network brought them out before closing and the whole focus went from trying to talk to people about movies to trying to sell them TV while they're there for something completely different. Sad times, but yeah a lack of foresight really killed them in the end. Also, thank you for pronouncing Oregon correctly.

  • David Couture
    David Couture 2 дні тому

    Didnt they have Blockbuster On Demand kiosks outside of other retailers? I remember there was a war between them and Redbox which I always thought killed Blockbuster for good. There was just more Redboxes and now thats all we have for renting purposes anymore.

  • CTSSTC
    CTSSTC 2 дні тому

    WHO WAS THIS VIDEO SPONSORED BY?!!!?!

  • CTSSTC
    CTSSTC 2 дні тому

    10:37 Oh you're not going to animate this part Mr Animator 🔥🐐🍩

  • CTSSTC
    CTSSTC 2 дні тому

    7:16 TMW just the tip is weird lookin

  • CTSSTC
    CTSSTC 2 дні тому

    Thanks for putting us on the map fam™
    -- Bend, OR

  • Droskee 214
    Droskee 214 2 дні тому

    big rips to enron

  • ThinkerOnTheBus
    ThinkerOnTheBus 2 дні тому

    Fuck Blockbuster!!!
    They would refuse to rent certain movies at all. I don't take lightly to censorship! Rumor had it that Blockbuster would edit some of the movies they had on their shelves. This simply was not true. However, they would receive special cuts of movies from the studios . . . basically, pre-edited versions for all of the "family-friendly" stores, and to make that bullshit even worse, nowhere was there any kind of notification that their version of the movie had been altered from the original theatrical release! I firmly believe one should spend their money in local businesses whenever possible. Spending your money locally, rather than handing it over to some big corporation, will ensure that more of your money stays within your community. Keeping more of your money within your community benefits not only yourself, but everyone else in the community. Even though you may no longer have that money, having spent it locally means somebody else in your community has more money now to spend. Eventually, this money will come back to you. One can think of it as a method to avoid creating a trade deficit, and all of the problems associated with it. When it comes to renting physical copies of movies, I always preferred the local businesses . . . no matter which city I was residing in at that moment. Many of the businesses had free popcorn to snack upon while perusing their selection. Most of these businesses also had unique decors or even themes which were much more stimulating and comforting than the plain, dull industrial look of Blockbuster! I recall one store which had refrigerators from the 1950s which were utilized to display some of the movies. All of these local, indie businesses had a much better (not always larger) selection than Blockbuster, some of them even specialized in specific genres of film. Fuck Blockbuster, they got exactly what they deserved!!!

  • super not best friends dont play

    Enron did some illegal shit

  • super not best friends dont play

    They partnered with Enron heh my accounting class gave me a heads up with were this is going

  • CmdrRyker05 Gaming
    CmdrRyker05 Gaming 2 дні тому

    Only thing is, physical game’s install faster somehow.

  • ThinkerOnTheBus
    ThinkerOnTheBus 2 дні тому

    uaplus.org/kanal/jSA2Kb3mtBAqOTE

  • Keen star Killer
    Keen star Killer 2 дні тому

    Charlie: has random dream about blockbuster
    Also Charlie: *need to tell the world why they failed and I need to do it now*

  • KoleXJericho4eva
    KoleXJericho4eva 2 дні тому +2

    Lets play a game!
    What did your local Blockbuster corpse get turned into? Mine's a mattress store.

    • Maddie Mae
      Maddie Mae 6 годин тому

      Half of it's a salon, the other half is still empty ....

    • Miguel Castellanos
      Miguel Castellanos День тому

      KoleXJericho4eva a dollar store

    • AnduinX BYM
      AnduinX BYM День тому +1

      Mine is a Precision Tune.

  • Pumpy Bai
    Pumpy Bai 2 дні тому +1

    brine

  • thicc
    thicc 2 дні тому

    fun video

  • Kal Sizzle
    Kal Sizzle 2 дні тому +1

    I miss renting games

  • Ambrose Magat
    Ambrose Magat 2 дні тому

    Were you the one who animated this

  • GOD'S SINNER
    GOD'S SINNER 2 дні тому

    Netflix happened it doesn't take a genius to figure that out. What a stupid video

    • Ryuugu Komachi
      Ryuugu Komachi 21 годину тому

      indeed, it's really stupid when some idiot commenting without watching or understanding the video eh?
      netflix did have part on it but that's not the whole case, the main reason they fail are because Blockbuster higher-up just gave up and taking the money away rather than changing their practice and business model (it's around $4 Billion i believe).

    • GOD'S SINNER
      GOD'S SINNER День тому

      @Maul they didnt put too much focus on it. No ads for the new movie streams it shouldve been huge news but i never heard about it until now. Netflix and redbox outsourced block buster. Plus you got hulu and UAplus.

    • Maul
      Maul День тому +2

      The video points out that Blockbuster had a Netflix-like streaming service in the early 2000s, before Netflix, with Enron as a partner so it's still interesting.

  • domosRAGE
    domosRAGE 2 дні тому

    I participated in both blockbuster AND netflix

  • SexySenpai UwU
    SexySenpai UwU 2 дні тому

    Blockbuster should've done this: rent a movie on the DVD subscription and if you return the DVD to a local blockbuster you can rent two movies free. So that way you get more customers in your stores and on your subscription. Plus double the late fee income :)

  • nachosNapples
    nachosNapples 2 дні тому

    fuckin family video sells cbd products

  • Tyler Odell
    Tyler Odell 2 дні тому

    I remember renting n64 games from blockbuster. Fuck

  • o0s4eed0o
    o0s4eed0o 2 дні тому

    best part of this video 14:47

  • Phantom Alpha
    Phantom Alpha 2 дні тому

    This will be GameStop I’m 5-10 years. 😞

  • Phantom Alpha
    Phantom Alpha 2 дні тому

    I’m at the ripe old age of 36 and can remember when Blockbuster exploded into the Midwest, in particular Metro Detroit because everything was all Mom and Pop places (which were just as good). I remember feeling like Blockbuster was the Kmart of movies, so much bigger with so many copies of the new movies you wanted and Family Video still exists by me and even sell CBD oil which is pretty odd but if that’s what it take’s for them to stay in business then have at it. Go and support your video stores if u have any!! They’re like noble Monks preserving a interactive time capsule and they need your $$$!!!

  • Noah McKinley
    Noah McKinley 2 дні тому

    what's with grade a animations

  • Extrime Land
    Extrime Land 2 дні тому

    The live action sences are like a damn 4 Kids dub.Its obviously edited

    • Extrime Land
      Extrime Land День тому

      Maul no dumbass The clips of cr1kital talking

    • Maul
      Maul День тому +1

      What part of all the clips of Blockbuster and Netflix commercials and footage tipped you off that the video was edited? Editing is part of making content.

  • Alexander Forbes
    Alexander Forbes 2 дні тому

    Brick and mortar is better if you don't know what want to get or you want it now, for that reason I hope they stick around.

  • Danny Murdoc
    Danny Murdoc 2 дні тому

    Still got my laminated blockbuster card

  • Sean Rogerson
    Sean Rogerson 2 дні тому

    "They partnered with Enron." Ooof.

  • I'm Bored
    I'm Bored 2 дні тому

    3:06 Thats my exact birthday, what the hell?

  • Landon Renigar
    Landon Renigar 2 дні тому

    Ew, an animated youtube vid

  • CoolSmek
    CoolSmek 2 дні тому

    CHARLIE, you can't blame Blockbuster for their deal with *ENRON* failing. The people at Enron went to jail for the rest of their lives for what they did with the Enron business. No one could have made that partnership work. This was written like you don't know about the Enron scandal, I highly recommend you look that up. I guarantee you that was the real major tipping point for blockbuster failing, it was Enron's fault.

  • Hoodie Ramen
    Hoodie Ramen 2 дні тому

    It brings a tear to my eye to think of blocks buster

  • Jack Crooker
    Jack Crooker 2 дні тому

    You'd think they would just add movie delivery and pickup from those stores as a buffer between rental and streaming...they'd be able to bring you a movie and get it back without you having to wait for it to arrive in the mail.

  • TubaBoyTom
    TubaBoyTom 2 дні тому

    Family Video

  • Schism Bliss
    Schism Bliss 2 дні тому

    I want to hear Charlie tell more failing company/business stories o.o

  • Rabbi Herschel Lieberman-Bergblattstein

    There's a Family Video near my house that's only still in existence because they started selling CBD oil.

  • Gabriel626
    Gabriel626 2 дні тому

    I remember their was a blockbuster Redbox machine in the 99cent store was really awkward

  • septorex101
    septorex101 2 дні тому

    Cool use of animation!