Any other disgruntled "movie guys" here? Let's share the pain.
i always thought working at a video store would be my summer job-of-choice... what's so painful about it?
I worked at a local video store a few months ago and it was extremely boring. I would open the store at 8am and then lie down behind a row of movies where the camera couldn't see me and fall asleep.
I got fired from the job, but that was due to tardiness.
Depends what kind of store you work in. I go to an independent video store where there's always 3 or 4 film students working the place, and they're allowed to play just about any movie they want. They just spend the whole time bullshitting. One time I overheard a conversation about how 70s zombie movies are better because they used real maggots.
I worked in an adult video store for a year. it was the best time. Free porn and extra cash.
During your campaign, how many public masturbators did you catch and how many unclean tapes were anonymously returned.
Rule One: All screen the original movie in the store on the day that the remake is released, you'd be amazed what this will do for your social life.
Does people still go to video stores, when there's netflix and well... torrents ?
Obviously. It's ignorant to think that everyone is as computer-literate as you are. Ask the average person on the street if they've downloaded any good torrents lately, and they'll likely just stare at you quizzically. Netflix has shipping time, and not everyone rents movies often enough to justify paying that much per month.
I still work at a video store. Going on 3 years now.
I guess sometimes it can be cool.
Internet Killed the Video Store. And a bunch of other stuff. A lament...
Oh, man. Hey guys. This thread reminded me about what I now consider to be the best rental store humor I've ever seen.
Check out the "Acts of Gord". Googling Gord will take you straight to it.