BEST VIDEO RENTAL Minneapolis 2007 - Nicollet Village Video
1601 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Readers' Choice: Netflix
One of the last local independent video stores that's still devoted to diversity, this messy, musty, but quite well stocked outlet continues to impress. On a recent visit, we lingered longest in "Documentaries"—any smart vid store's clearest path to distinction—and found an early-'60s doc by Exorcist director William Friedkin called The People vs. Paul Crump, Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl's 1950 stunner Kon-Tiki, and Jim Hubbard's 69-minute Homosexual Desire in Minnesota. Another extreme rarity we spotted was a loyal customer being allowed to float his late-fee charge of $20.42. "No problem, just get it to us next time," said the clerk. You won't find that at Blockbuster.