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Disks now crippled???
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I've noticed that several movies I've got recently are crippled.  They don't include the "extras".  If I only wanted to see the movie I'd just watch it on the premium channels.  I pay for Netflix so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Travis Bickle Feb 6, 2011.

 

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king2clio replied to Jerry's discussion 'Dexter - is there a ban?' in the group Unavailable Movies On Netflix
"I can't speak to this particular issue, but Netflix is generally acquiring hardly any new content, now that they've largely cornered the movie rental market.  While there used to be about 60 new releases acquired every week, now there…"
May 11, 2011
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May 11, 2011
Travis Bickle replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"Seems I might be behind the curve on this but see my The American which is the first time I've seen this type of blatant renter discrimination."
Feb 6, 2011
alpha309 replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"Jerry,   I believe that you are missing the major points here.   The studios do not like Netflix.  Netflix buys x amount of discs from the studio or their distributor.  Then Netflix allows as many people to watch the x amount of…"
Jan 29, 2011
Jerry replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"I think you make a good point.  Netflix does buy a lot of disks and they pay a fee for the right to buy them.  It's not like Netflix goes to Blockbuster and asks for 5000 disks.   IAC, if the studios were worried, they just…"
Jan 28, 2011
Spindaddydad replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"Netflix doesn't have clout with the studios. Clout means that you have something to return in favor. Or that you hold something over them. Netflix returns nothing to the Studios, except cutting into DVD sales. The studios consider them the…"
Jan 28, 2011
Jerry replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"I don't fault the studios, I fault Netflix.  They have more clout than we do.  But I wouldn't put bankruptcy as a high standard of protection for criticism.  They can have many reasons for money problem including bad…"
Jan 28, 2011
Diaboyos replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"Support them if you wish, I won't. If the major studios would stop relying on archaic and outdated models they might make more money. Instead they continue to deny and fight new technologies that could and would make them more money. They need…"
Jan 27, 2011
Knaldskalle replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"Oh, I guess MGM didn't just recently file for bankruptcy protection after all...?"
Jan 27, 2011
Diaboyos replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"I too hate the new "Rental Only" discs that we're getting now. If all I wanted to see was the movie I would just watch it through Comcast, Satellite, Hulu, Amazon, or any other streaming service that offers new releases. The entire…"
Jan 27, 2011
Knaldskalle replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"Ha!   "Alternatively content-oriented"?"
Jan 24, 2011
sevenstars replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"Content-disadvantaged."
Jan 24, 2011
Spindaddydad replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"and we probably shouldn't be saying "crippled." That's so 1950s."
Jan 24, 2011
Knaldskalle replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"Shhhh! The studios are bad enough as it is, there's no reason to give them any "good ideas" if you know what I mean."
Jan 24, 2011
Sock Puppet replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"Netflix doesnt have a say in how the studios release movies to distributors. If you find paying for premium channels on cable to be a better deal then Netflix, then by all means you should stop wasting your money on a Netflix…"
Jan 24, 2011
Spindaddydad replied to Jerry's discussion 'Disks now crippled???'
"yeah, good point. I guess they are "crippled DVDs" or "crippled discs" rather than "crippled movies""
Jan 24, 2011

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