Living in Australia we don't get very fast Internet connection (for a reasonable price) so I've stuck with my local video stores over netflix, which luckily I love near a really cheap and indie video store. Does anyone else still go to your local video store? Why/why not?
I've got a local that's really great. I hit them up at least once a week for a movie fix. It's independently owned but it shits all over the majors (Blockbuster, Network, Video Ezy) because the people who own and run the place actually care about movies.
And I feel your pain about internet prices. You don't wanna see my Optus bill.
What's the name of the video store? I go to my local video busters, granted it's not indie but it has a huge range and is so freaking cheap compared to all the commercial video stores. Also do you have a video dogs in Ipswich?
I always either go to Civic Video in Newtown, or Video Ezy in Stanmore. I tried watching some movies online, but it ate up my internet so badly, and I've got to share with some people, so I don't reckon I'll be doing that again...
In Copenhagen we have some video stores but all of them sell Hollywood movies -mostly new ones- so I don't go to them.But in order to see the movies I want I either buy them from the internet, either watch them at the cinematheque.Or sometimes I even go to the Oslo cinematheque if there is something I really want to see available there and unavailable here.
I still head down to the blockbuster down the street from me, I usually only rent blue rays now, and video games. I use to live near this mom and pop store and one summer I had rented everything they had by the end, all expect the first year leaner videos.
I recently went to Hollywood Video since it was going out of business and bought some movies...don't know if HV is going out of business everywhere or if it was that particular one. Anyway I usually just use Netflix or Redbox, but have found myself wondering into Blockbuster every now and again....most of the time walking out empty handed though.