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The legend of Mondo Kim's: how a cult video store's 55,000-item collection was nearly lost

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The Village Voice has published an in-depth look at the bizarre, fascinating tale of Mondo Kim's, a legendary video rental store in New York City.

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The Village Voice has published an in-depth look at the bizarre, fascinating tale of Mondo Kim's, a legendary video rental store in New York City. Mondo Kim's once housed about 55,000 films on DVD and VHS, but like many rental stores, it was forced to close its doors following the rise of online streaming services. Instead of giving the collection to any of the 30 institutions in New York City that offered to take it, the owner chose to ship the collection overseas to Salemi, Italy, where it may — or may not — have fallen into the hands of the Mafia. To find out what happened to the cultural treasure trove that has since faded into obscurity, check out the full article at the source link below.