Their business depends on loafers who never send the movies back. If you rent more than five a month, they lose money. In December we went through 18.
― Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 12 January 2004 21:25 (eighteen years ago) link
― Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 12 January 2004 21:26 (eighteen years ago) link
― anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Monday, 12 January 2004 23:19 (eighteen years ago) link
top ten: Irma Vep Friday Night Hero Birthday Girl Lessons of Darkness Fistful of Dollars Mad Max Ratcatcher Underworld Gerry
― ryan (ryan), Tuesday, 13 January 2004 05:29 (eighteen years ago) link
Woman In The DunesThe Plague Dogs Cowards Bend the KneeDecasia: The State Of DecayWild ZeroWerckmeister Harmonies Man Bites DogThe Long Good FridayTenebre (Unsane) Written On The Wind Bad Day At Black Rock Pulse (Kairo)Withnail And IThe Decalogue Disc 1Hiroshima Mon AmourThe Phantom Of LibertyBubbleA Woman Under the Influence (Criterion)Harlan County, U.S.A. Children Of Paradise
― a.b. (alanbanana), Friday, 7 July 2006 17:09 (sixteen years ago) link
― max, Saturday, 9 January 2010 18:45 (twelve years ago) link
is everyone watching rachel getting married all of a sudden?i just saw it last night. it's quite good! put it off for ages thinking there is no way i'd like a film with that title and hathaway in it
― kicker conspiracy (s. suisham ha ha) (daria-g), Saturday, 9 January 2010 21:37 (twelve years ago) link
dvds (tbh i mostly watch whatever is on streaming)
mulholland drivecrying gamehurt lockerdays of glory (french film abt north african soldiers in wwii)25th hournha fala (v enjoyable musical from cape verde director, i've already seen it though, might hold off)inside mando the right thingin dreams (saw this quite a few years ago, i'm curious to see if it's actually bad, i thought it was weird and interesting at the time)the new world
streamingkings and queen (i only watched half of this, need to finish it)la strada (i don't think i've ever sat through an entire film by fellini & suspect i really dislike him, but wth may as well find out)l'avventurasolaris (tarkovsky)4 months, 3 weeks, and 2 daysconstant gardenermalcolm xmarriage of maria braunveronika vossgospel according to st matthew (never seen any pasolini. curious)water drops on burning rocksbamakowaiting for happiness (i have seen this before but don't remember much aside from gorgeous landscapes)inch'allah dimanchepan's labyrinth (suspect i won't like this at all but wth)
― kicker conspiracy (s. suisham ha ha) (daria-g), Saturday, 9 January 2010 21:58 (twelve years ago) link
since my 2006 post I saw all of the ones on the list except Werckmeister Harmonies, which I removed because I was intimidated by it. Harlan County USA was my favorite.
current top 20:
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense The Prisoner: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Public Enemies (2009)District 9 (2009) Rambo: First Blood (1982) Inside Man (2006) Terminator Salvation (2009) The Thief of Bagdad (Criterion) (1940) Le deuxième souffle (1966) White Heat (1949)Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1976) Battlestar Galactica: The Miniseries (2003) Curse Of The Demon/ Night Of The Demon (1957) Wise Blood (1979)Z (Criterion) (1969) Trafic (1971)The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)My Kid Could Paint That (2007) My Dinner with Andre (1981) To Be Or Not to Be (1942)
― abanana, Saturday, 9 January 2010 22:36 (twelve years ago) link
I don't like lots of things in queue, so just these three:
The HangoverMoonBright Star
― Hell is other people. In an ILE film forum. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 9 January 2010 22:41 (twelve years ago) link
ive also been mostly streaming things - my 10 next in queue are weird and im not entirely sure what some of them are:
genghis blueshappy togethercasshernjaponthe furythe silent partnerwholphin #5philosophy of a knifemystery trainbomb the system
― johnny crunch, Saturday, 9 January 2010 22:49 (twelve years ago) link
i talked to some dude who said that he reached the limit of his queueue
― steady mmmobyn (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 9 January 2010 23:35 (twelve years ago) link
genghis blues was AMAZING, fucking hell
― johnny crunch, Wednesday, 20 January 2010 01:18 (twelve years ago) link
My queue has close to 500 items in it and I've reached the limit a few times. They're not all movies, though. I have tv too.
― MrDasher, Thursday, 26 May 2011 16:53 (eleven years ago) link
i went back to zip.ca for a month. it seems like it's almost dead due to netflix canada, which hasn't added anything of interest in several months either.
anyway, here's my top 20, all blu-ray
The IllusionistBlack SwanOnce Upon a Time in AmericaCronosHausuMystery TrainTHX 1138The White RibbonRed Desert Restrepo Catfish Broadcast NewsAntichristDelicatessen In Cold BloodThe Darjeeling Limited Inside JobInvictusThe Descent127 HoursWhat's Up, Doc?
― nuclear power, jet propulsion, radar, laser beams, cordless phone (abanana), Thursday, 26 May 2011 21:48 (eleven years ago) link
Netflix Inc. has quietly stopped shipping DVDs from its distribution centers on Saturdays, a cost-cutting move that signals the company is easing out of the DVD subscription service and keeping its focus on online streaming.
The change comes as Netflix is shedding hundreds of thousands of its DVD customers every quarter, yet gaining as many for its online streaming business continues to grow.
By ending shipments on Saturdays, the company can cut payroll and, one analyst said, save as much as 10% annually on the money it spends to send and receive DVDs to and from customers.
"You end up taking some costs out of the system, which is needed as they get fewer and fewer subscribers on DVD," said Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Tony Wible.
He figured that ending Saturday shipments could save Netflix $14 million this year and $12 million next year. Previously, he had estimated that Netflix's total shipping costs would be $140 million this year and $117 million next year.
Other analysts agreed that it was time for Netflix to make some moves regarding its DVD business.
― guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 21 July 2014 15:33 (eight years ago) link
The Stanley Nelson documentary on crack in the '80s is good--he did the Miles Davis American Masters from a few years ago.
― clemenza, Friday, 11 March 2022 16:41 (four months ago) link
Seven years--I suppose there's a more relevant Netflix thread.
― clemenza, Friday, 11 March 2022 16:42 (four months ago) link
To answer the thread question, nothing now, whereas I usually have 15-20 things there. So for the first time ever I'm on the verge of cancelling the DVD part of my membership, if not cancelling everything.
They just don't have any DVDs anymore, do they? I've scrounging around the site looking for scraps to put in the queue and finally I just don't think there's anything left.
― Josefa, Thursday, 24 March 2022 15:39 (four months ago) link
To many to list, but I'm currently watching:
1. Stranger Things2. Umbrella Academy
― elliot15, Tuesday, 5 July 2022 19:54 (one month ago) link
Will check it out thanks!
― Wiggum Dorma (wins), Tuesday, 5 July 2022 19:57 (one month ago) link
Netflix is exclusively for classic Swedish cinema.
― Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 6 July 2022 09:34 (one month ago) link
Josefa, I can imagine you've seen most everything available, but I'm still loving renting netflix dvds
in my queue:
TetroA Streetcar Named DesireAmadeusLes CousinsGreat ExpectationsYoung Mr. LincolnRear WindowThe Lady Eve
HeatMatewanKluteThe Last Picture Show
some of them are available on the main streaming platforms (for a price) but a lot aren't
― Dan S, Wednesday, 13 July 2022 01:25 (four weeks ago) link
I illegally downloaded RRR. And let me tell you it is up there with Young Mr Lincoln and Rear Window and it pishes all over Heat. 3 hours that passed more like 90 mins.
― calzino, Wednesday, 13 July 2022 01:37 (four weeks ago) link