RENTAL NOTE

Total Film - - Dialogue -

It pains me daily that the bil­lion­aires of this world won’t take it upon them­selves to just straight up fix the planet. But fail­ing that, at least bring Block­buster Video back. Af­ter 13 years’ ser­vice, I’m still dev­as­tated that the best job I’m ever likely to have was run so poorly; choos­ing not to part­ner up with Net­flix be­ing the big­gest faux pas. I looked for­ward to ev­ery shift, talk­ing to like-minded folk who would pop in for a chat as much as rent­ing the lat­est mas­ter­piece/guilty plea­sure. Done prop­erly, and run by true be­liev­ers such as my­self, I firmly in­sist the mar­ket is ripe for rein­car­na­tion. Please, you have to help me, help us all! Fail­ing that, a free Blu-ray wouldn’t go amiss. PETER REN­DER, VIA EMAIL A Blu-ray we can do; Block­buster, alas, we can­not, though we miss it too. Maybe some day there’ll be an ana­logue revo­lu­tion and we’ll wan­der the blue-and-yel­low aisles once more, look­ing for Fri­day night in a box. (Though we don’t miss the dozy clerk who half the time would get it wrong and give us Mon­day morn­ing in a box in­stead, all scratched up like it had spent a week in a cat­tery.)

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