Ah, nostalgia. I can still remember rushing home from school on a Friday and having my grandmother drive my best friend and I over to Blockbuster Video. We’d always rent two movies (and overdose on candy and popcorn, no doubt), immediately go home and watch them back-to-back and maybe, if we were lucky, sneak in another viewing on Saturday before having to rush back to the Quik Drop. This is how I came to see films like Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream,” and how I came to fall in love with old movies like “The Thin Man” and everything Hitchcock.
Sure, now, everything is at our fingertips –– and inching closer to our cerebrums by the second –– but there is something to be said about enjoying that evening with your family or friends, passing the time together strolling around the store and browsing the ever-popular New Releases section. It’s a timeless novelty that Chris Stuckmann documents in his newest video.
In his latest “Retro Rewind,” Chris travels to Indiana to find one of the few remaining Blockbuster stores. His reaction is similar to how any former patron would act –– bliss, shock, and awe –– he even remarks that he feels like “he’s at home.” It’s a terrific trip down memory lane for anyone who frequented any Blockbuster or Hollywood Video in their youth. It’s fun, fascinating stuff.
What was your go-to rental? Let us know in the comments.