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Video: How people used to rent movies

Many of you may be too young to remember, but believe it or not, before there was iTunes, people used to actually go to a store and rent physical movies.

Historic �Blockbuster� Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past

Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader TheWarpedOne for the link!

[via The Onion]

6 Responses to “Video: How people used to rent movies”
  1. Alex says:

    I have Netflix but I still go to the Blockbuster store once in a while.

  2. Albert says:

    That was hilarious! BTW, Most BB stores carry more games than movies.

  3. darrell says:

    “yes we have it, but our only copy is currently checked out” haha! i love the onion.

    sure blockbuster, hollywood video and family video stores are still around. but for the most part they are empty most of the time. except on friday nights of course.

    personally if it isn’t available to rent on netflix or on iTunes – i don’t bittorrent it. normally i’ll just wait another 3 weeks to get the bourne supremecy. when was the last time you wanted to rent a movie so badly that you couldn’t wait for it?

  4. minimum91 says:

    Believe it or not, In Latvia (where I live) It’s still the only way to rent movies. Only It’s more crappier than BlockBuster.

  5. odin says:

    Believe it or not you used to have to turn a knob to wash your hands in the men’s room.

  6. Al says:

    In Mexico, where i live, Blockbuster is the only way to rent movies, we don’t have netflix or iTunes store… yet… but i heard the iPhone will be available this year, so i guess Itunes store too.

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