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Is Blockbuster video about to make a comeback?
The mysterious reactivation of the long-moribund brand’s site, accompanied by a cryptic message, has fans asking if a mighty return is on the cards

Stuart Heritage

23, Mar, 2023 @2:57 PM

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Fake Blockbuster in Los Angeles rewinds to a pre-Netflix era
A pop-up speakeasy evokes a particular nostalgia – perhaps because the chain was one of the first victims of ‘disruption’

Matthew Cantor in Los Angeles

05, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Is the Conservative party the Woolworths of politics? | Brief letters
Brief letters: The NHS and Blockbuster | Bus stop benches | Heather Wheeler’s insults | New York’s crystal energy | Venison food strategy | Boris Johnson’s brass neck


12, Jun, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Netflix co-founder: 'Blockbuster laughed at us … Now there's one left'
Marc Randolph launched the streaming service that would revolutionize TV and film, upend Hollywood and draw more than 150 million subscribers

Sam Levin

14, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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I folded cardboard at Blockbuster, and found inner peace amid the boredom | Paul Fleckney
A tedious job gave me time to process life-changing events, both happy and sad, says writer Paul Fleckney

Paul Fleckney

20, Aug, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Experience: I manage the last Blockbuster in the world
It was just us and a store in Perth, Australia. They called the night they closed to wish us all the best

Sandi Harding

17, May, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Death of the high street: how it feels to lose your job when a big chain closes
Woolworths closed a decade ago, and since then shop after shop has shut its doors. What is it like to be there in a store’s dying days? Eleven workers tell all

Interviews by Hilary Osborne and Sarah Butler

06, Mar, 2019 @6:00 AM

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How the world’s last Blockbuster is keeping the DVD dream alive
The film rental chain once had 8,000 stores in the US, but as of this week only one – in Bend, Oregon – remains. Its owner says people will still keep coming

17, Jul, 2018 @4:22 PM

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To avoid Blockbuster's fate, your business needs a chief futures officer
Today’s businesses have too few job roles focused on the future – without them, they are destined to fail

Tom Goodwin

17, Apr, 2015 @10:53 AM

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Joss Whedon laments 'nightmare' Avengers sequel as latest trailer lands
Writer/director claims superhero-juggling blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron is ‘as tough as anything I’ve ever done’

Ben Child

05, Mar, 2015 @12:05 PM

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How the rise of tattoo parlours shows changing face of Britain’s high streets
Convenience stores and gyms have also surged as travel agents and video shops vanish from increasingly social shopping areas

Zoe Wood and Sarah Butler

07, Oct, 2014 @10:02 PM

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Blockbuster to disappear from high street after 25 years
Final stores to close by Monday with loss of 808 jobs after administrators fail to find buyer for DVD and games rental chain

Angela Monaghan

12, Dec, 2013 @2:12 PM

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