I have Netflix DVD subscription. Virtually any film is available on DVD but the streaming selection is small in comparison. If all you like to watch are TV shows, recent films, and commercially lukewarm back catalog movies then streaming is all you need. However, I want more out of my Netflix. For shits a giggles a few years ago, I took my Netflix DVD queue of about 200 titles and looked to see what I could stream. Less than 10. Most of my queue is not the newest blockbuster, but older films, esoteric films, old esoteric Asian films, etc.
Just a couple of weeks ago I was saying how I had just watched some movie or another on Netflix, and someone tried to convince me it wasn't available. I told them it sure was--they sent the DVD right to my house. The reaction I got amused me. (DVD? Netflix still has DVDs???)
I hear that all the time as well. I usually have to go into an explanation that you can get DVDs sent to you from netflix. I don't know why people have forgotten that it started this way. Was it really that long ago? I won't ever get rid of the dvd portion. Compared to that, what you can find streaming is so minimal.
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Agreed on the streaming vs. DVD thing. Streaming is great for those people who just want the Netflix original content, but the movie selection is slim pickings.
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Just started One Day at a Time. Very cute and pretty funny, enjoying it.
My current queue. Most are foreign or old. I wonder how many are available for streaming?
Heroes of the East
Jet Li's Fearless
Samurai Trilogy 1: Musashi Miyamoto
Samurai Trilogy 2: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
The Bad Sleep Well
The Flowers of War
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Diary of a Nymphomaniac
The Legend is Born: Ip Man
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
War of the Arrows
The Man from Nowhere
Legend of the Fist: Return of Chen Zhen
I've Loved You So Long
Cinderella (Korean horror)
The Cheat / Merrily We Go to Hell (1931)
Three on a Match / Female (1932)
Maid in Sweden
The Pinky Violence Collection: Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess
Three Outlaw Samurai
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop
A Most Wanted Man
There Will Be Blood
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Dial M for Murder
The Wild Bunch
East of Eden: Special Edition
A Streetcar Named Desire
Escape from Alcatraz
The Big Kahuna
The Great Escape
Paths of Glory
Run Silent, Run Deep
The Sign of the Cross
Gold Diggers of 1933
Women Behind Bars
Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade
Black Emanuelle, White Emanuelle
Hot Saturday / Torch Singer (1932)
Murder at the Vanities / Search for Beauty (1934)
Night Nurse / Thou Shalt Not (1931)
My Dinner with André
The Americans: Season 1 / Season 2 (TV series)
Ong Bak 3
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
The Monster That Challenged the World / It! The Terror from Beyond Space
A Touch of Zen
Legend of the Black Scorpion
If You Are the One
The exception is that a lot of the Korean movies I *have* to buy blind b/c the movies are never released in the U.S. These DVDs are often Region 3 and not available for rental either. So I pays my money and takes my chances. Similar for a lot of Chinese/Hong Kong DVDs, but those are about $5 or less, whereas most of the Korean ones are $20 or more.
So, if any of the movies in my current Netflix queue I end up really liking, I'll buy the DVD later. I recently did this with the Japanese film HOUSE, which was one of the trippiest/weirdest movies I've ever seen. Nice bonus features on the DVD as well.
Anyone else watching One Day at a Time? Really enjoying it. Light and fluffy, but very funny.
I had no clue It Follows was streaming. It's never popped up for me, which is weird with all the horror films I like. That's one thing that annoys me about the streaming version, is that all the films that pop up in the different lists are all the same. You pretty much have to put in the film you want to see and see if they have it. Which can get annoying when you put in a bunch of films that they don't have. They need to get better about organizing films and being able to search through the whole catalog of what's available.
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- Inside Job (2010): http://www.netflix.com/title/70139555
- The Lazarus Project (2008): http://www.netflix.com/title/70105820
- Teenage Cocktail (2016): http://www.netflix.com/title/80106440
- Unthinkable (2010): http://www.netflix.com/title/70122330
Ha! I just signed on to add some of the stuff Pablo mentioned and low and behold there was a gigantic banner for It Follows just being added. Maybe it was just added recently and I hadn't gone through the new list yet.
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I watched Narcos. I liked it overall. Almost every person in that show was a criminal.