Netflix Movie Fans

I tried to find a way to email them, and there is no way. I would love to see all of the Carol Burnett and Friends and they were on for years when I was a kid and I missed them. There are some variety shows back then that I would love to see again. If enough folks suggest them, do they consider it?

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Netflix no longer accepts requests from customers.

See this post from a NF employee:
the Netflix Content team already does everything they can to locate and purchase titles Netflix doesn't already carry, so only a small number of the entries posted via the Title Suggestions link were useful, compared to a much larger number of unactionable items. The Content Team will no longer be supporting title suggestions, please be assured that Netflix does everything we can to acquire all available titles
Interesting accusations there. I wonder what makes you believe these things.

Hmm, according to Ultimate Disney, Bambi: Platinum Edition was vaulted in Jan. '07. Yet, what's particularly strange is it's listed right here on Netflix as available. Even more, when added to my queue it is shown as available.

As for the hundreds perhaps thousands of documentary titles that are available on DVD yet aren't available through Netflix, can you give us an example or two? Usually there is a reason why something isn't available that's more easily explained than that they simply made "no attempt to obtain" them.
Here's one example: our documentary 1000 Journals. The film has been listed on Netflix as "release date unknown" for at least a year, has accumulated a few ratings, and I know it's in the queue of a number of people. The DVD came out January 13th, 2009. I sent the retail DVD to the Netflix submissions office in Beverly Hills three weeks ago... no reply nor reaction whatsoever. I didn't wait for Netflix to make an "attempt to obtain" our film, I offered it. And now I shall await whatever happens, whenever. I'll keep you posted about the further developments...
Lance, why are you accusing Thatboy of doing those things?
I thought Thaboy works for Miller Beer? Or is it Schlitz now?
but clearly my comment was to Netflix, not thatboy
And you are addressing Netflix in a Movie Fan forum because....?

They said they are now required to pull movies out of circulation due to licensing agreements that they entered
I just called Netflix and this is not the case with most titles. She did say that in some rare instances, the only way they are able to even offer a movie at all is to agree to certain distribution demands... either that or don't offer it at all. Which would you want?

As for Bambi (above), who knows...oversight? exception? just haven't gotten around to it?
or that you were incorrect...?

There's not a reputable library in the free world that would agree to muzzle books, or movies that are no longer available as new, but you do it frequently.
Netflix isn't a library. They are a business. Commercial distribution rights are WAY different from public library loan standards.

Regarding certain titles that Netflix doesn't carry, two facts remain, Netflix must be able to get a title in bulk quantities (remember there are now 10 million members) and they must be able to make a profit from the rental of that title. Either or both of those probably applies to the titles you name.
They said they are now required to pull movies out of circulation due to licensing agreements that they entered; primarily to allow them to enter the "on demand" market...straight from the horse's mouth.

Ok - wait - so what's the problem again?

Oh, I see, you wanted Netflix to make some sort of statement by standing up to a small inconsequential corporation like Disney. You don't like that Netflix made an agreement with Disney that allows Netflix to not only carry the wide variety of Disney titles but also those by ABC, Pixar, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax Films, and now any Dreamworks titles as well....oh oh, and ESPN stuff too. Did I forget any?

Is that right, or am I misunderstanding your complaint?
It's quite simple: Netflix should boycott Disney.
Yeah, okay, there are tons of titles available, but Midnight Cowboy unavailable. Honesty there is no good reason netflix doesn't have a single copy midnight cowboy. I'd like to be able to say "hey how about getting Midnight Cowboy."
Wow - no Midnight Cowboy? That was a National Film Registry selection! A special collectors edition was released 2/21/2006. That's insane. There must be some individuals with questionable analytical skills working at Netflix!
I wish you hadn't brought it up. I just started watching it and I can't stop. The movie is hypnotic.
if they don't have it its' b/c out of print, moritorium or not enough to get from distributor.
It's not like Netflix goes to Walmart or Amazon to purchase since they need thousands or tens of thousands of copies.
It's not like Netflix goes to Walmart or Amazon to purchase since they need thousands or tens of thousands of copies.


But by a similar token, wouldn't it indicate that if Amazon or (shudder) Walmart is able to carry the title, there must be QUANTITIES available, or that it is still "in print" and possible for the distributors to produce MORE QUANTITIES? I would imagine, in my consumer naivete, that large retail concerns like Walmart and Amazon are likewise relying on distributors for large quantities?

I don't think we expect the acquisitions team to tootle off to the corner store to pick up a couple copies.

Not to belabor a point, but some of us do understand the concept of MORATORIUM and would still like to be able to suggest titles that are in print. I've given examples before of titles that NF didn't start carrying until -- literally -- years after their appearance on dvd.

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