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Netflix slays another one: Williamsburg video store Reel Life, on Bedford between Fifth and Sixth Streets, is selling off its inventory for $5 a movie and closing its doors for the last time tomorrow. Up until about a month ago, Bedford had two Reel Life outposts, but the Trading Post (all retail) shuttered in August. Park Slope's Reel Life is, for the moment, fairly safe, protected by cheaper rents and older, more video-friendly residents.