With Netflix Plummeting, Where Do You Get Your Movies?

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Thanks to price hikes that seemed extremely returnable, Netflix has been going down faster than a crack-addicted hooker on the West Side Highway.

I never had the DVD streaming and mail-order service in the first place, so I'm fine.

After all, I go to screenings, which often come with free buffets.

I have TCM, which shows every old movie ever made -- over and over.

And I've already seen everything anyway.

But for those of you who did have Netflix and have dumped it like a philandering lover, how do you get your cinema fix now?

Do you actually go to a theater?

(I hope so. That would be way better for the economy than sitting home and streaming shit.)

I just hope you're getting your movies somewhere.

Who could go on without Super 8, Thor, and Cowboys & Aliens?



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23 comments
Holbein
Holbein

When I could afford it I did Green Cine for obscure films along with Netflix but had to drop the former when I couldn't afford it. I've cut back my Netflix plan to 1 DVD+unlimited streaming, but as people say there's always the library too. Not sure if I'll be able to afford the increased Netflix cost, but how else if the library doesn't the film can I catch really great, obscure films?

Tom
Tom

Even with the price increase, Netflix is still a great place to watch movies. No one else provides a selection that is even close.

John
John

Can't remember the last time I rented a movie I always just order payper view movies. It might be a dollar or two more but I don't have to worry about returning it.

peter
peter

Continuing with Netflix--sharing the cost with a significant other.  I still appreciate the vast library of (in some cases hard to find) foreign, independent and B exploitation films as well as the convenience to watch these films whenever I want instead of waiting and hoping for one of the very few art houses left to show them.

Monsieurpatric
Monsieurpatric

The Netflix delivery system remains a treasure as the only means to view world and non-studio cinema.  We've delivery and streaming and enjoy both.  Doesn't matter how often Turner repeats wonderful films.  It is sensational that they remaster so much for younger audiences.  Check out anything Netflix or Turner has to offer Pre-Code (1934).  We are secularly blessed.

anna
anna

i used to have netflex but when i found block buster i went there instead it is just like netflex but the pictures are much larger and you can search in so maney different ways more then netflex it cost a little bit more but i think it is worth it.

Melinda9
Melinda9

I'll continue to rent Netflix DVDs - and they'll continue to sit on the counter because I forget to watch them.

Barkley
Barkley

Video Cafe in HK still rents movies. . .they don't have a lot of cult-y older ones, 'though, so I usually buy those from Amazon.

Movielover
Movielover

Believe it or not...I have lots of VHS tapes I still watch!  Plus dvds.  I love TCM because they don't interrupt movies with commercials.  I watched the Exorcist a few nights ago on some station (A really good scary movie!) and they put in so many commercials, at the worst possible times, that it really ruined the scariosity of it.  I often have TCM on the tvs while I'm listening to music because the black & white movies are so lovely to see, if not really watch.

Anthony Vasca
Anthony Vasca

I just stopped using Netflix (Qwikster) and switch to something else. Redbox, Blockbuster are good. And so is TVDevo . If you want better streaming there are choices out there. 

Abel
Abel

I'm on the two a month plan at Netflix.  I'll probably drop that soon.  

menevets
menevets

I don't get TCM. I don't subscribe to cable. I use Netflix and a smattering of Hulu, Amazon and iTunes and will continue to do so. The only real alternative to Netflix is Amazon Prime, which isn't too bad and getting better.

Give Netflix and any streaming alternative a break. They don't own the content. You want to get mad at someone, get mad at the content creators. They are the ones who have been bilking you for much more and much longer. Yeah, Netflix price increases suck and they were a dick about it but everyone has been so inured to paying high prices for cable, they've totally forgotten they've been getting it in the posterior entry to the alimentary canal since forever.

Jonster
Jonster

I don't know if this happened to anyone else, but I got a PayPal charge of $10 about six mos. ago from Netflix for no reason (except maybe to pump up their ledger) and had to call them to take it off.  They did. 

Jean Prescott
Jean Prescott

Sticking with Netflix. Went to streaming only, but only because I'm in the midst of a drawn-out move. Video quality better than others I've tried. And what's the big bloody deal anyway? I know people who waste more on Starbucks than the cost of Netflix. Do the McD drive-thru, save money, get better coffee. Netflix all the way.

Guest
Guest

NYPL!  You'd be surprised what you can get there. And I rely on the kindness of my movie collecting friends.

Jay Schiavone
Jay Schiavone

Isohunt, baby.  Just downloaded Mondo Trasho.  Don't tell John.

Bashfuljones
Bashfuljones

I dropped it and don't care anymore. If there's something I really want to see, I'll go out and pay or wait till it's on TV.

Reaper
Reaper

I'm sticking with Netflix. The price of everything is going up, so I just deal.

Troofire
Troofire

I have a list of over 20 films that I want to see but Netflix won't carry them now -- you used to be able to get obscure films, but no more it seems.  Unfortunately, in Philadelphia, the two best video rental stores downtown, TLA Video, closed this year probably due to Netflix and all the obscure films they made it so easy to rent. 

Barkley
Barkley

And don't forget Alan's Alley by 23rd Street, they're still there, no?  They have a great selection.

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