BuzzFeed on Passé Renting: Video Stores Explained To Modern Kids

Video Stores Explained To Modern Kids

Video Stores Explained To Modern Kids Video. BuzzFeed’s Video Stores Explained To Modern Kids video is a quick and educational watch. I was one of the people that used to go to video stores before Amazon, iTunes, and NetFlix gave me the option to rent films and TV episodes at 2 am from my couch.

On video rental stores:

A video rental shop is a physical business that rents home videos. Typically, a rental shop conducts business with customers under conditions and terms agreed upon in a rental agreement or contract, which may be implied, explicit, or written.

Independently-owned video rental stores started opening in the late 1970s following the end of the videotape format war. Such stores led to the creation of video rental chains such as West Coast Video, Blockbuster Video and Rogers Video in the 1980s.

Stores initially sold home video recorded with the popular VHS cassette format. Rogers Video was the first chain to provide DVD rentals in Canada. Other chains and independent stores later transitioned to the newer format, and most including Rogers eventually discontinued the sale and rental of VHS. Similarly, many stores now rent Blu-ray Disc movies after the high definition optical disc format war was finished. Unlike the VHS-to-DVD transition, almost all stores continue to carry both Blu-ray and DVD.

West Coast as a chain ceased operations in the mid-2000s. Blockbuster and Rogers later withdrew from the Canadian movie rental business in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

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Source: Wikipedia, Slashfilm, Buzzfeed

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A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created ProMovieBlogger.com and Trending Awards.com.

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