Netflix’s New #4 Movie Tells the Story of the Last Remaining Blockbuster Video
GRETA HEGGENESS / MARCH 18, 2021
It’s been more than a decade since Blockbuster Video declared bankruptcy and announced that it was closing all but one location. And now, Netflix is making us feel nostalgic with a brand-new documentary about the last remaining store.
Introducing The Last Blockbuster, which is a tribute to the movie rental chain. Although the film just hit the streaming service earlier this week, it has already claimed a spot on Netflix’s list of top-rated movies, which features must-watch flicks like Yes Day, Savages and Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal.
The documentary is exactly what it sounds like: a movie dedicated to the last Blockbuster, which is located in Bend, Oregon. It focuses on the manager, Sandi Harding, who’s struggling to keep the store open in the age of streaming services. The movie also features interviews with customers and employees, who claim Blockbuster Video never really went out of business. (Yes, you read that right.)
The Last Blockbuster was directed by Taylor Morden (Pick It Up!—Ska in the ’90s), while Zeke Kamm (The Goth Next Door) wrote the screenplay. The pair also served as executive producers alongside Nate Gilbert (The Orchestra) and Tim Skousen (The Sasquatch Gang).
In short, the movie is a must-watch for anyone who misses the days when picking out a VHS at Blockbuster was the highlight of the week.