King Video

★★★☆☆
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313-928-6767

18626 Ecorse Rd

Allen Park, MI

48101

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They have a good selection of movies. But they charge double for blu ray movies and many times the regular DVDs are in such bad shape that they won't play. So I always double-check them before I leave to see if they are really scratched up, and if they are I ask the tall worker with the glasses who is usually working (and I use that term loosely - most of the time they are all just standing there watching a movie) to run them through the scratch-remover, and he always grumbles like he's been asked to move heaven and earth. It's like come on, you work in a VIDEO STORE. How hard can your life be? Am I supposed to just rent the movie and hope it will play with all the scratches? Many times it doesn't, and there's nothing more annoying when you are halfway through a movie and the disc starts screwing up.

At Family Video, they check the discs at the desk and if they are in bad shape they run them through the scratch-remover without even being asked. Why can't King Video do the same? Again, it's not like it's "work" - you just put the disc in the machine and 20 seconds later, voil!

So overall a decent selection of movies, but prices are a bit high and customer service could be a lot better.

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★☆☆☆☆

They have a good selection of movies. But they charge double for blu ray movies and many times the regular DVDs are in such bad shape that they won't play. So I always double-check them before I leave to see if they are really scratched up, and if they are I ask the tall worker with the glasses who is usually working (and I use that term loosely - most of the time they are all just standing there watching a movie) to run them through the scratch-remover, and he always grumbles like he's been asked to move heaven and earth. It's like come on, you work in a VIDEO STORE. How hard can your life be? Am I supposed to just rent the movie and hope it will play with all the scratches? Many times it doesn't, and there's nothing more annoying when you are halfway through a movie and the disc starts screwing up.

At Family Video, they check the discs at the desk and if they are in bad shape they run them through the scratch-remover without even being asked. Why can't King Video do the same? Again, it's not like it's "work" - you just put the disc in the machine and 20 seconds later, voil!

So overall a decent selection of movies, but prices are a bit high and customer service could be a lot better.

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As Anon said, yes, the smut is in the same aisle as the candy, sports cards, ice cream goodies, and horror films. However, it's just covers and they are in a bin. If you're an open minded person, you can get over this fairly quickly.

In addition to rentals, they like to have sidewalk sales in spring through fall where they sell off their older stock in movies and video games. This can be a gem find if you like to keep older video game systems around.

The staff is usually the local Allen Park high school kids so they really won't hassle you or try and push annoying add-ons to you like Blockbuster will. Plus there's always a decent movie playing up front on one of the two TVs.

I haven't been in to take a look at their BluRay discs since I just bought a PS3 within the past week but I hope they have a decent selection. This is something that worries me as they do have a limited amount of space, so carrying two types of formats for the same movie title might be a bit taxing on their logistics.

All in all, my family has been a member of this indie shop for at least 15 years. If you live within 15 minutes driving distance, you owe it to yourself to get a membership.

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★★★★★

As Anon said, yes, the smut is in the same aisle as the candy, sports cards, ice cream goodies, and horror films. However, it's just covers and they are in a bin. If you're an open minded person, you can get over this fairly quickly.

In addition to rentals, they like to have sidewalk sales in spring through fall where they sell off their older stock in movies and video games. This can be a gem find if you like to keep older video game systems around.

The staff is usually the local Allen Park high school kids so they really won't hassle you or try and push annoying add-ons to you like Blockbuster will. Plus there's always a decent movie playing up front on one of the two TVs.

I haven't been in to take a look at their BluRay discs since I just bought a PS3 within the past week but I hope they have a decent selection. This is something that worries me as they do have a limited amount of space, so carrying two types of formats for the same movie title might be a bit taxing on their logistics.

All in all, my family has been a member of this indie shop for at least 15 years. If you live within 15 minutes driving distance, you owe it to yourself to get a membership.

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Wonderfull staff, always helpfull&knowledgeable. They also stock hard to find movies as well as the top rentals. Rent king forget the souless megacorp blockbuster. These people know your name not just your account number! Prices are great!

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★★★★★

Wonderfull staff, always helpfull&knowledgeable. They also stock hard to find movies as well as the top rentals. Rent king forget the souless megacorp blockbuster. These people know your name not just your account number! Prices are great!

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A great place! Prices are good! But like some posts say porn is everywhere! :( Staff are great though. Movies are just as good as Blockbuster. Just you cannot keep then more than one night, so if you go here make sure you are going to watch it that night! :)

4
★★★★☆

A great place! Prices are good! But like some posts say porn is everywhere! :( Staff are great though. Movies are just as good as Blockbuster. Just you cannot keep then more than one night, so if you go here make sure you are going to watch it that night! :)

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Yeah their prices are good compared to Blockbuster,but you cant keep them as long,they NEVER have the GOOD movies in stock..only the porn-no type movies are in and on the same shelf as the new releases...WHY?
I am so tired of my 7 yr old having to stand in the same isle to pick out candy as a pervert is standing close by picking out his porn.
Move it to the back Gene!!!
Get more independent type movies...you seem to cater to the white trash,red neck type of movie goer's!!
That is way I choose to pay more at Blockbuster so I don't have to deal with the SMUT..

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★☆☆☆☆

Yeah their prices are good compared to Blockbuster,but you cant keep them as long,they NEVER have the GOOD movies in stock..only the porn-no type movies are in and on the same shelf as the new releases...WHY?
I am so tired of my 7 yr old having to stand in the same isle to pick out candy as a pervert is standing close by picking out his porn.
Move it to the back Gene!!!
Get more independent type movies...you seem to cater to the white trash,red neck type of movie goer's!!
That is way I choose to pay more at Blockbuster so I don't have to deal with the SMUT..

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Gene and the gang at King Video make sure that your movie experience will be a memorable one. If you like old fashioned customer service, something sorely lacking at the big chains like Blockbuster or Hollywood, you should come here! They'll reserve a movie for you if they don't have it and they always have great prices on used movies and games. As well, they have an outdoor sale about 2-3 times a year where you can get great prices on used movies and video games. A gem of a place!

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★★★★☆

Gene and the gang at King Video make sure that your movie experience will be a memorable one. If you like old fashioned customer service, something sorely lacking at the big chains like Blockbuster or Hollywood, you should come here! They'll reserve a movie for you if they don't have it and they always have great prices on used movies and games. As well, they have an outdoor sale about 2-3 times a year where you can get great prices on used movies and video games. A gem of a place!

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The price to rent new movies are about the same everywhere. The outside of the building could be a little nicer and the inside is not that big. The workers have always be nice to me and I have never had any problems with them. Most of the time the movies are out and you have to go back but that could be where they are a small store. Looking for a new video store try them out.

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★★★☆☆

The price to rent new movies are about the same everywhere. The outside of the building could be a little nicer and the inside is not that big. The workers have always be nice to me and I have never had any problems with them. Most of the time the movies are out and you have to go back but that could be where they are a small store. Looking for a new video store try them out.

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