The Life and Death of a Video Rental Shop.

Videoport: A Short Doc from p3 on Vimeo.

Film Utterly beautiful documentary which has as much heart and social commentary as some pieces ten times its length. There is something bracing about entering a space and seeing all of these spines of opportunity, all of these entertainment options which can't really be replaced by icons of posters on a screen, even if the latter is much more convenient. Plus as I've noticed recently, what these kinds of dvd libraries had over streaming services is retention. Whereas Amazon Video and the like can only present the film which companies want to make available even in the paid rental options, somewhere like Videoport will have had films which have been well deleted on dvd. We're entering an uncertain future.

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