Vancouver, where do you rent DVD's?

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  1. Ben Crouse

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    Every time I walk into my Blockbuster it gets worse. It is now to the point where I can't rent there anymore.

    Any Vancouverites know of a good rental place I can rely on to find Widescreen DVDs? Is there a place that caters to the cinephile?
     
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    I dont live in Van but I would recommend rogers video, I switched to from BB a long time ago. They always carry widescreen and the unrated versions of movies unlike blockbuster. Rogers also has a decent selection of more obscure titles and they also get the 'new' or 'special edition' versions of catalogue titles in most cases.

    Another bonus is that their 7 day/older rentals are much cheaper than BB(who charges the same price as a new release last time i was there) and their late charges are less.

    Check out rogersvideo.ca if you want to see what titles they carry.
     
  3. muskie

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    I despise Blockbuster.

    I rent from a little independant place about a block and half from me it's on Davie and Howe or something.

    But a place that has a pile of movies that no one else has is on West 4th. It is just off Burrard. You have to pay a yearly fee for the privledge of renting there, I've only bought DVD's there (Acquirre the Wrath of God). It has lots of foreign movies and vintage movies at least on VHS of course it has DVDs too.

    Rogers is OK but I prefer independants.

    Muskie
     
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    Muskie, the store you're probably referring to on Burrard & W4th is Videomatica. You're right, they do have a great selection of hard to find titles.
     
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    Double post
     
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    Sweet Vancouverer's.

    I live right beside the Dump (Labasts New West), I am so Anti Drinking. anyways.

    I just got DVD in October, and well I can't afford rental $5/night ouch.

    What is the cheapest place to buy DVD's? other then Futureshop. I had to use Futureshop.ca to get LOTR EE 2 weeks ago. said it would be here on the 6th, didn't get it until the 11th [​IMG]

    Every place in Vancouver was sold out (Futureshop, SuperStore Metro Town).

    What do you Vancouver guys think about $13.50 for a ticket to SilverCity+$11 for large Pop and popcorn?

    Maybe all us Vancouverer's should get together and all see The Matrix Reloaded together, and Return on the King? Ya

    "Home Theatre Forums Vancouver Chapter goes to the Matrix" hmmm
     
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    I can't remember the last time I rented at Blockbuster. And I second Rogers Video - you will always find WS movies in stock even though they stock FS/P&S. They also have a good selection of older movies.

    After you become a member, you can sign up for their newsletter which gives you FREE 7-day and 2-FOR-1 rental coupons. A couple of times a year they will release a "gift box" for sale which includes new release, 7-day, kids and $2.00 off previously viewed movie coupons which makes renting from them an even greater value!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Ben Crouse

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    Thanks Rain, Steven. I think I'll go check out Videomatica first. But even Roger's sounds better than Blockbuster.

    But off the subject a bit... hey Rain,
     
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    I went to TTT a week ago Tuesday. I sat in the very front row (ya screen is too small for me even in that row, I am legally blind).

    Anyways after reading the thread about loud people in the theatre, I listened to see if I could hear people and well I couldn't. in the quiet scenes the theatre was dead silent.

    Mind u I had the first 4 rows to myself.

    The Movies I am seeing this year at SilverCity

    Matrix Reloaded
    Terminator 3?
    Return of the King
    Harry Potter 3 (is it coming out in November?)
    Matrix 3

    I always wait a few weeks after release before going to the movie, then I always get the first few rows to myself.

    Well I did see Santa Cluas 2 on opening week on the Tuesday and it was emtpy basicly.
     
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    I don't know if u can post this link, but have you tried http://www.dvdhype.com it's kinda like the Canadian version of netflix and its based in Richmond. I've used their services before, it wasn't that bad.
     
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    I tried a few random title searches on that website.

    In short, their selection sucks.

    Go to Videomatica. Seriously. [​IMG]
     
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    Gotta agree with the guys, Videomatica is the only place to go if you're a cinephile or just a budding one. It is the best place to find movies. I used to live in Vancouver (over 10 years ago) and went to Videomatica for the more classic and obscure films. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    But of course, if you're more into the mainstream stuff, Rogers is the way to go.
     

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