Buy, sell and trade movies in downtown Washougal

Disc E. Business specializes in hard-to-find titles

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Darcy Hall buys, sells and trades a variety of DVDs, Blu-rays and video games. He recently relocated Disc E. Business, from Portland to downtown Washougal. "The people in this town are awesome," Hall said. "I wish I had opened up my store here two years ago."

A two-year old business that recently relocated from Portland to downtown Washougal sells a variety of movies — from “Adventures in Babysitting” to “Zookeeper.”

Disc E. Business has DVDs, Blu-rays and video games.

Owner Darcy Hall said the relocation occurred after some of his customers suggested the move to Washougal.

“They said there were no buy/sell/trade movie stores in town, and they could really use one,” he said.

The store has John Wayne westerns and Eddie Murphy comedies, as well as the classics “An American in Paris,” “Meet Me in St. Louis” and “Roman Holiday.” Children’s movies include “Hotel for Dogs,” “Curious George” and “Yogi Bear.”

“Budget DVDs,” available for $2.50 each or five for $10, include “The Simpsons Movie,” “Godzilla” and “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Most of the DVDs, Blu-rays and video games have been previously viewed.

Disc E. Business specializes in out of print titles such as “Haunted Honeymoon,” “A Bronx Tale” and “The Gay Blade of Zorro,” as well as hard-to-find movies including “Prince of Darkness,” “The Wind,” “Them” and “The Super.”

“I enjoy interacting with customers and talking about movies,” Hall said. “I really love trying to find movies for customers — hard to find or out of print — things they have been looking for a long time.”

His favorite movies include “The Bank Dick” (with W.C. Fields), “Sixteen Candles,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Goodfellas” and “Godfather.”

The store’s decor includes “Braveheart,” “The Goonies” and “Casablanca” posters. There are also “Blues Brothers” figurines and neon caricatures of Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Hitchcock. Customers can view portions of movies as they are played on a flat screen TV in the shop.

Recently arrived titles include “The Adjustment Bureau” and “Horrible Bosses.” Blu-ray options include “Green Lantern” and “Meet the Parents.”

“Army of Two” and “Prince of Persia” are among the PlayStation 3 titles, while “Homefront” and “F.E.A.R. 2” are available for Xbox 360 fans.

There are music DVDs, such as U2’s “The Joshua Tree” and Justin Timberlake’s concert in Madison Square Garden, and boxed sets of TV shows, including “All in the Family,” “Smallville,” “Party of Five” and “Lost.”

Disc E. Business also sells T-shirts inspired by movies and TV shows, including “Friday Night Lights,” “Glee” and “Saved by the Bell.”

T-shirts, with the store’s logo on the front and “Certified Movie Junkie” on the back, are arriving this week.

“They’re intended for movie buffs — people who love movies, people who watch movies on a regular basis” Hall said.

He and sales clerk Sean Mitchell repair scratched DVDs, video games, CDs and Blu-rays.

Disc E. Business, 1520 Main St., is open Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 844-5245, email or visit