Kims Video

★★★★★
The indie chain's flagship store is a culture vulture's paradise.

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I have spent hundreds at this store in the last 10 years. I bought a dvd and realized I already had it. A few weeks later I attempted to return it still wrapped, in the bag with the credit card receipt. The employee said he needed the

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I have spent hundreds at this store in the last 10 years. I bought a dvd and realized I already had it. A few weeks later I attempted to return it still wrapped, in the bag with the credit card receipt. The employee said he needed the

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I've been going to Kim's for some time-- at first, just to rent videos for my boss, but then on my own when I was curious if they had any new foreign cinema releases. I went in on a couple of occasions during their "Blow-Out" sale. Waiting

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I've been going to Kim's for some time-- at first, just to rent videos for my boss, but then on my own when I was curious if they had any new foreign cinema releases. I went in on a couple of occasions during their "Blow-Out" sale. Waiting

Pros: Good selection

Cons: Worst customer service imaginable

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I have purchased quite a few DVD's from Kim's in the East Village because of their great selection. However, after purchasing a factory sealed DVD that was missing the actual DVD in the case, I was treated rudely. Specifically, I was

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I have purchased quite a few DVD's from Kim's in the East Village because of their great selection. However, after purchasing a factory sealed DVD that was missing the actual DVD in the case, I was treated rudely. Specifically, I was

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I went shopping for my brother's birthday, my brother being the hardest person in the world to shop for. I found a DVD of "Destroy All Monsters", a Godzilla movie that even Amazon didn't have at the time. Now, once a year, I know where

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I went shopping for my brother's birthday, my brother being the hardest person in the world to shop for. I found a DVD of "Destroy All Monsters", a Godzilla movie that even Amazon didn't have at the time. Now, once a year, I know where

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Kims basically has everything you could want from a store. Their music and dvd selection is known for really hard to find obscurities. Because of their wide selection, you can pretty much bet that they'll have anything you want in stock. Just ask the staff for recommendations, they know everything. So, if you're thinking of renting something tonight, skip the "chain" store and stop here, because chances are you won't find it anywhere else.

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★★★★★

Kims basically has everything you could want from a store. Their music and dvd selection is known for really hard to find obscurities. Because of their wide selection, you can pretty much bet that they'll have anything you want in stock. Just ask the staff for recommendations, they know everything. So, if you're thinking of renting something tonight, skip the "chain" store and stop here, because chances are you won't find it anywhere else.

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Kim's Video is a rarity in this day of conformist shops. Located in the heart of the East Village they offer films and music you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Need Soviet Films from the 1920's they got them. Anti Drug films from the 50's got those to and everything in between. Some of the staff members are helpful some are useless but if you give yourself some time to wander about you will eventually find what you need.

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Kim's Video is a rarity in this day of conformist shops. Located in the heart of the East Village they offer films and music you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Need Soviet Films from the 1920's they got them. Anti Drug films from the 50's got those to and everything in between. Some of the staff members are helpful some are useless but if you give yourself some time to wander about you will eventually find what you need.

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With multiple locations throughout the city, Kims is your grungy antidote to the slick corporate aisles of Borders and Tower. Though the used stacks are thoroughly worked over, one can almost always find something they'll be hard-pressed to leave the store without purchasing. Also features an extensive collection of videos, including foreign, cult, independent, and some classic porn titles.

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With multiple locations throughout the city, Kims is your grungy antidote to the slick corporate aisles of Borders and Tower. Though the used stacks are thoroughly worked over, one can almost always find something they'll be hard-pressed to leave the store without purchasing. Also features an extensive collection of videos, including foreign, cult, independent, and some classic porn titles.

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This store is infininitely better than blockbuster. They have almost any video you could want. The movies are organized by director. The rental section is on the third floor. The other floors sell movies and CDs and records. I'm not sure but I think they sell a lot of movie posters.

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This store is infininitely better than blockbuster. They have almost any video you could want. The movies are organized by director. The rental section is on the third floor. The other floors sell movies and CDs and records. I'm not sure but I think they sell a lot of movie posters.

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Kim's is the place to go for that obscure Korean film you once caught the end of on IFC that one time. All films are organized by director or category (1940's American, anime), and the selection is crazy. They may only have one copy of the latest Tom Cruise film, but they'll be sure to have, or at least know about, every film geek movie ever made. The staff are unabashed snobs, and may look down on you a little bit if you get a film that's too commercial and dumb, but their encyclopedic knowledge of film history is impressive enough to warrant a few trips

PROS: Huge selection from every era of films, knowledgeable staff
CONS: Small selection of current popular films

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★★★★☆

Kim's is the place to go for that obscure Korean film you once caught the end of on IFC that one time. All films are organized by director or category (1940's American, anime), and the selection is crazy. They may only have one copy of the latest Tom Cruise film, but they'll be sure to have, or at least know about, every film geek movie ever made. The staff are unabashed snobs, and may look down on you a little bit if you get a film that's too commercial and dumb, but their encyclopedic knowledge of film history is impressive enough to warrant a few trips

PROS: Huge selection from every era of films, knowledgeable staff
CONS: Small selection of current popular films

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These ninconpoops make Blockbuster a good alternative. They could use a healthy update of titles and lessons in basic manners for the staff. Being rude is not cool and with all the competition in the area I can take my business elsewhere and do.

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These ninconpoops make Blockbuster a good alternative. They could use a healthy update of titles and lessons in basic manners for the staff. Being rude is not cool and with all the competition in the area I can take my business elsewhere and do.

 

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