Where would you go to rent a really hard-to-find movie?

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    You know those distant memories that come to you from twenty years out of the past? Well, I had one today.

    I was thinking about a movie called "Seizure", which I barely recall seeing as a teen. I was moved to look it up on IMDb, and it actually sounds interesting. I recall that it starred Jonathan Frid of Dark Shadows, but I didn't know that it was the first movie directed by Oliver Stone!

    The plot sounds somewhat interesting (it's a horror film), and I sort of do remember a little of it, but I doubt I'm curious enough to buy the movie. Does anyone know any places that specialize in renting hard-to-find films? (I already did a web search of Blockbuster and Hollywood Video.)
     
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    Have you tried joining any of the online renting/subscription DVDs-by-mail outlets? They're just starting to take off in the UK and I guess they're doing OK in the US.

    I read an article in the paper recently about how many people were joining these schemes for the same reason as you – that basically they held a far greater range of DVDs than the average BlockBuster and that the average rental period of 3 days was far better value...

    Sort of like joining the library.
     
  4. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    It wouldn't work for this specific movie, though, because "Seizure" never made it to DVD.
     
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    I'd go to my local video store, Insomniac. Probably not much help to you though.
     
  6. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    ditto on the local store. I go to this place called Flixx and get my moofies from there for uber cheap and they have really obscure stuff.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    If its really hard to find sometimes they can order it for you.
     
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    Yeah, how many video stores have an entire section dedicated to 'Blacksploitation' films? :D
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Usually those are in a dark alley or some kids basement. :p
     
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    I also think that amazom.com has a very exhaustive collection of DVD/VHS available. Although I have rented a movie in years. Prefer to just purchase, then I can view whenever.
     
  11. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, it was a shot in the dark. I know I probably won't be able to rent something that obscure. Maybe if I found it for a few dollars....
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Very small local shops may have it.

    Otherwise, eBay. They sell everything, even families. ;)
     
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    Did you check out the link I sent you? It was only about 8 or 9 bucks there.
     
  14. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I have found rare videos at Critics' Choice. I didn't see Seizure there with a quick check, but they've had some movies I found nowhere else.
     

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