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Remember Video Vortex? The Alamo Drafthouse video store we reported on last year? It’s still happening, and the concept just got a whole lot more enticing. Not only will Drafthouse bring back the archaic, nostalgic brick and mortar video store – the video rentals will be free. The store will feature over 75,000 titles, with a wealth of foreign language movies, documentaries and independent films. And if you’re in the area, you can just pop in and rent one (or more) for free.
“For me, one of the most thrilling aspects of Video Vortex is the ability to connect with renters and cultivate diverse exchange about film culture,” says manager Josh Schafer. “Making personal connections and offering recommendations through a knowledgeable and passionate staff, it’s something that slays an algorithm any day. Being able to continue the age-old video-store tradition of fostering a movie-loving community is going to be a really fun, exciting and special experience for everyone involved.”
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Younger readers may not remember VHS tapes, but they were glorious plastic rectangles we used to slide into big, bulky machines. The tapes would then play movies, and occasionally, we’d have to adjust the tracking or slide in a video head cleaner for better picture.
Home video has vastly improved since the days of VHS, offering up crystal-clear image and sound. Still, there’s a nostalgic charm to VHS that appeals to many. On top of that, there are thousands upon thousands of films that have yet to be transferred onto Blu-ray or streaming. Some of those films may never make the jump to Blu-ray or...
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