Saturday, June 13, 2015

Video killed the radio star!



Remember the 1978 hit Video killed the radio star? Who would have thought then that less than 40 years later it would be payback time! Must admit even though over the last few years I didn't use it often I was a little sorry to see the 'closing down sale' sign outside the only video store for miles around. On the plus side I did pick up ten films français for not many dollars. With Netflix, Quickflix and hey Presto :) the choice is unlimited, which do you use? I'm not interested enough in tv to bother with any, whoever came up with the concept of reality tv has a lot to answer for :) Whatever you're up to this weekend, enjoy. Take care and stay safe.. p.s. did you see The Closet, hilarious! 


26 comments:

  1. The Closet is a jewel of a film!

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  2. There was a shop in Westbourne Grove that sold ex-catalogue clothes. They had a 'Closing down sale' for over twelve years before they actually closed down.

    As for movies they always make me read a book, after putting foot through screen

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  3. Ironically, I'll be spending my Saturday, as usual, with Netflix!

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  4. Yipes!!! I haven't even had my TV on in well over a year, but was never a big fan anyway??? I do stay busy and I do have fun and that's all that matters for now. I do miss my pets and have no idea how I ended up in an apartment with a dumbo owner who won't allow pets of any kind???? What kind of guy is he anyway???

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  5. Gosh! I've never seen any of these or even heard of them. Guess I've been spending too much time on the trail. :-)

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  6. So far as I know all of our video stores have bit the dust here in Ocala. I don't do the TV movie thing with Netflix, etc., but do buy $5 movies at Walmart on occasion. In general, TV stinks, and today's movies aren't much better. Some of the old movies are excellent, though.

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  7. Video stores here bit the dust a couple of years ago. When one wants a DVD or a BluRay, it's easy enough to get them in music stores, but rentals went the way of the dodo.

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  8. I don't know any of these videos either. I must admit, I lost the urge to take an interest in movies quite some years ago.

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  9. I use Netflix, HBO Nordic, and I also have a satellite package which I am about to cancel as I just signed up with Telia for all the normal channels BBC CNN Sky News and a bunch of Swedish channels, that will be via my super quick broadband . Oh, and I also use Pirate Bay and other bittorrent sites on a daily basis.

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  10. I know of only one video store near us that is still open. The Closet sounds interesting but I have horror memories of Paul Hogan pretending to be gay. Actually, I don't think I saw the whole movie but only trailers. That was enough.

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    1. The Closet is French Andrew with the wonderful Daniel Auteuil. It's really rather good.

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  11. I prefer the big screen and go to theaters. Seldom watch anything on video

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  12. "Video killed the radio star?" There really was a movie with that name? Uh, no, I don't remember it. But, just about all video stores I once knew are all closed.

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  13. We have a video store near us still that has all the latest films plus a lot of art films and films about artists - a lot of documentaries too. And our public libraries have all the latest films for borrowing.

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  14. Get mine from the library! You take it easy for the next few days,sorry won't see you. At least you have lots to look at!!!

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  15. No technology is safe from the tide of time. I still remember bring told several years back that music CDs were old school! I didn't know that...

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  16. Oh my gosh, this post had me laughing out loud. It's so true. Video stores are almost all gone here too. In fact, I don't know of one anywhere. So far, I'm only using Netflix but, I have Apple TV so there are a lot more options to explore. Netflix has kept me entertained ever since I got the Apple TV box. I've seen all kinds of great shows. I'm with you all the way on that ridiculous reality TV.

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  17. We don't have a video recorder anymore, but I can watch sometimes one on the computer. I don't recognise any of these movies, I am afraid.

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  18. Wow, Grace, non, je ne peut pas... Bro gave me three Louis de Funès movies, but for sure I cannot watch them in French no more! I stopped learning/talking French 25 years ago, all I can do is read Le Petit Prince. Maybe I could manage in France to ask for certain things in French but watching an entire movie... nah, those days are long gone. But for you: Wow and enjoy :-)

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  19. What's a video disk? Landline phone? VCR? Compact Disk? Sometimes this world spins way to fast.

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  20. Not much watchable these days, but I still have a huge collection of DVD...

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  21. I am a Netfixs gal. I keep adding things to my queue and never have time to watch them. this winter Tom and I watched all of the Doc Martin series. We would watch one every afternoon.

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  22. Sadly with Netflix and all those film providers video stores are all closing down. I only watch a couple of series weekly but no reality TV for me either, too trashy!! My husband is a big fan of Netflix though to watch all his gory movies.

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  23. I don't have TV!!! But I do remember the song well and now I'm probably going to hum it all evening!

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  24. Sometimes I wonder if I'll be able to keep up much longer. lol (I'm actually so far behind that I don't know I'm behind, methinks.)

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  25. I'm a real TV junkie. I'd be lost without Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Ultraviolet, Amazon Instant Video....

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