Blockbuster is to make 760 of its 4,190 employees redundant, its administrator confirmed today.
Thirty-one stores have already been put on notice of closure, and a number of closing-down sales announced.
Blockbuster's administration came just a day after music and entertainment chain HMV went under, following dismal Christmas sales.
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