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Feature Ryan Lambie Jan 18, 2013

As horror movie V/H/S arrives in UK cinemas, Ryan thinks back to an era of browsing the shelves of video rental stores...

How times have changed. That was my overriding thought this week, as two events coincidentally occurred which served as a reminder of just how much the way we consume movies has altered over the past decade. The first was the announcement that Blockbuster, once the world’s biggest chain of movie rental stores, has gone into administration in the UK. Fittingly, perhaps, the news broke on the day that the promoters behind the found-footage horror anthology V/H/S staged an evening designed to invoke memories of hiring videotapes from shops.

With a small gallery in Shoreditch decked out to look like a genre video dungeon, its shelves festooned with titles ranging from Ninja Assassin to Night Of The Comet, you could »

- ryanlambie

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