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Exhaust Port
08-08-2004, 07:33 PM
We just got our own Family Video in town about 2 months ago. I finally got around to renting there this weekend for the first time.

My first impression is that their selection is pretty poor. The recent releases aren't that bad though. Chances are that 99% of the movies that one might be interested in the new release section will be there. They don't carry as many duplicates as a Blockbuster would for the more popular movies so a good many were rented out. It seems though once a movie is off the new release wall it's gone forever.

Well I made my selections and looked to apply for my membership. It turns out to be completely painless. They just asked for my address and phone number and they verified the phone number by calling my apartment and that was it. No cards required, you have to give them your phone number to complete the rental transaction.

It cost me $1 for the first DVD and I got a second one for free as part of being a new member. Sweet! I think I found my new rental place.


Now, something that I found very bizarre is that a business called Family Video has an Adult Video section complete with a beaded curtain and all. Why? I really thought that adult video rentals were a thing of the past thanks to the internet.

Rocketboy
08-08-2004, 08:49 PM
We've got tons of Family Videos around here. Not a bad place, but the Hollywood Video near me has all movies of 5 days for $.99, so I usually end up there.

Now, something that I found very bizarre is that a business called Family Video has an Adult Video section complete with a beaded curtain and all.I found that funny too, but then again those movies could be for the Mommy and Daddy.

Kidhuman
08-08-2004, 09:08 PM
Maybe they're instructional videos on how to start a family? :confused: :beard:

Rocketboy
08-08-2004, 10:36 PM
That's impossible because...nevermind.

2-1B
08-09-2004, 12:20 AM
Yeah right, Jenna and Kobe are gonna show me how to start a family ? :D

My sister used to work for FV and I've been a fan of theirs for years.

Meh, you can't beat their 2 for $1 for 7 nights in the crusty old section. ;)
Seriously, I've picked up some real gems in that area.

Oh and back to the porn for a moment, all the ones I've been to do not have beaded curtains but rather western style doors. Must be a regional thing.
I used to call my sister at work and prank call her, using a faux voice and asking for specific porn titles which I made up. :p And one time I was visiting her but she had to stop in at work briefly. Well, while she was talking to a coworker I dipped into "the back" so when she turned around I was gone . . . and it took her a minute to figure out where I went. We had a good laugh. :D

Exhaust Port
08-09-2004, 08:04 AM
I have to admit I'm tempted to check out their adult section to see what an outfit called Family Video would stock. :)

Deoxyribonucleic
08-09-2004, 10:30 AM
Never heard of them :nerv:

Slicker
08-09-2004, 11:02 AM
I have to admit I'm tempted to check out their adult section to see what an outfit called Family Video would stock. :)Yeah, I'm sure that's the only reason you want to check it out isn't it?

Exhaust Port
08-09-2004, 11:10 AM
:Par::nerv::eek:

Yeah......that's the only reason..... ;)

Jedi_Master_Guyute
08-09-2004, 11:11 AM
we got one a year or two ago, but it doesn't seem to be doing much business, at least that i can see. The selection is always crap and most of their new releases/new games are out. There was a big fuss when they opened because they had an adult movie section. :rolleyes: I haven't ventured back there as i don't feel comfortable renting porn. :crazed: