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Blockbuster won’t die hard, it’s doing a Dawn of the Dead and returning to prove you can live twice

Blockbuster won’t die hard, it’s doing a Dawn of the Dead and returning to prove you can live twice

By 28 February 2014

Just when you thought Blockbuster had received the last nail in its coffin, the entertainment chain has reappeared. Since shutting down in December 2013 Blockbuster has been licensed by Dish Network Corporation. The company plans to rebrand its Crash... >>

Blockbuster is dead, administrator closes remaining stores and makes 808 employees redundant

Blockbuster is dead, administrator closes remaining stores and makes 808 employees redundant

By 12 December 2013

So that's it. Blockbuster UK has been closed down completely, with administrators Simon Thomas and Nick O'Reilly of Moorfields Corporate Recovery announcing today that all 91 of the remaining Blockbuster stores in the country will be shut by 16 December... >>

Blockbuster enters administration, placing 2,000 jobs at risk in UK

Blockbuster enters administration, placing 2,000 jobs at risk in UK

By 11 November 2013

Less than a week after Blockbuster US announced it would close all physical stores in the country, Blockbuster UK has gone into administration. Moorfields Corporate Recovery is the appointed administrator. Blockbuster in Britain is a subsidiary of US-based... >>

Blockbuster US to close remaining retail stores and DVD mail operation

Blockbuster US to close remaining retail stores and DVD mail operation

By 6 November 2013

It's the end of an era. Blockbuster - once a pioneer in the video rental space -  is to close its remaining retail stores in the US, as well as end its DVD by Mail operations in the country. Blockbuster's brand and video library will be retained by owner... >>

Xbox One: Pre-order with £20 deposit, Game and Blockbuster lead the way

Xbox One: Pre-order with £20 deposit, Game and Blockbuster lead the way

By 21 May 2013

Moments after the official unveiling of Xbox One and it's already available for pre-order in the UK, even though there's no official price or release date yet. But that hasn't stopped Game and Blockbuster from leading the way in the UK. Both companies... >>

Blockbuster UK lives on through buyout: 264 stores and 2,000 jobs will remain

Blockbuster UK lives on through buyout: 264 stores and 2,000 jobs will remain

By 24 March 2013

After going into administration in mid-January, Blockbuster UK is bouncing back after findin a buyer to keep it afloat. Private equity firm Gordon Brothers Europe has purchased the retailer for an undisclosed sum. It plans to keep 264 stores across the... >>

Blockbuster latest UK high street chain to enter administration, gift cards still accepted

Blockbuster latest UK high street chain to enter administration, gift cards still accepted

By 16 January 2013

It's like a house of cards on the high street at the moment, with the UK arm of Blockbuster becoming the latest company to enter administration as the recession claims another retail chain. We've already seen Game, Comet, Play.com, Jessops and HMV being... >>

Blockbuster launches 3-week exclusive rental incentive to combat streaming services

Blockbuster launches 3-week exclusive rental incentive to combat streaming services

By 19 January 2012

Blockbuster in the UK has launched a scheme to turn heads to physical media movie rentals and away from the streamed media offerings of the newly launched Netflix and Lovefilm. Called Exclusives, the range of films on offer have a 3-week window in which... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #18

Pocket-lint Podcast #18

By 26 September 2010

The Pocket-lint team have been jetting around the world of late, catching up on all the exciting developments in tech and gadgetry, so there was no podcast last week. And we know that may have had you all weeping uncontrollably for the last 7 days, so... >>

Blockbuster goes bust

Blockbuster goes bust

By 23 September 2010

DVD rental chain Blockbuster has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US. The loss-making brand has suffered in recent years at the hands of online rental firms such as Netflix - the US market leader. While this won't effect Blockbuster operations throughout... >>