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Sunday March 2, 2008 7:49 pm

Blockbuster vs. The Beatles

Beatles HelpI’m pretty sure my local has committed artistic blasphemy.  Allow me to explain:

About a week ago, I was in the mood for something fun and nostalgic, so I swung by Blockbuster to rent a copy of Help!, which, for anyone who doesn’t know, is the second film made.

Now, Blockbuster didn’t carry it, and that doesn’t shock me too much as it’s not one of the more monumental of their films.  But, upon further prying, I discovered that they didn’t have A Hard Day’s Night, Magical Mystery Tour, or Let It Be either.  The very nice girl at the counter did tell me (with a degree of excitement), that they carried , which she thought was just ... awesome.  At this point, I had to quickly excuse myself before I began to do my hostile re-education routine on a complete stranger.

Anyway, aside from the girl at the counter - whom I once heard recommend The Covenant over Big Fish to some poor, unsuspecting customer - and beyond my personal opinions of the atrocity that is Across the Universe, I take issue with the fact that none of the Beatles films have even made it into the “Special Interest” section of the biggest rental franchise in the United States. 

Maybe I’ll donate a copy.




Except “Help,” the film for which this article was written.

People still use “gay” as a pejorative term?

apparently. I think it’s only fair to use Straight in the same manner.

“His output?” Pretty sure, the answer is no


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