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Old 02-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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It seems that the movies I want to rent are not available on bluray from either BB or NF. I got burned before and I rather rent the bluray before I buy it. For example, I wanted to rent the Alien Quadrilogy. BB nor NF has it. Is their another service out there, or am I gonna have to trust the reviews and buy it blind?
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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It seems that the movies I want to rent are not available on bluray from either BB or NF. I got burned before and I rather rent the bluray before I buy it. For example, I wanted to rent the Alien Quadrilogy. BB nor NF has it. Is their another service out there, or am I gonna have to trust the reviews and buy it blind?
Or you could just go to the movie store, and rent it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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You could also just rent the DVD and if you like the movies, buy the blu-ray.

Or is it considered sacrilege to suggest that around here?
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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Or you could just go to the movie store, and rent it.
Or someone can actually answer my question.

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Old 02-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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I would like to know an answer to this question as well. Netflix is dead to me and Blockbuster was underwhelming. Anybody have any info?
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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Or you could just go to the movie store, and rent it.
thats what i do..my local movie store rents them for $1.50 or $2.00 for new releases for 4 days
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #7
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Or someone can actually answer my question.
Netflix and Blockbuster are the only two major DVD/BD mail rental services in the United States. The alternatives are smaller companies focusing on independent films, online streaming services, and physical rental locations. There are no other major companies offering blu-rays for rent. Hence, people offering alternative solutions to your problems.
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Or someone can actually answer my question.
I was trying to help, and give you another option, you don't need to give me a rude response, if you did not like my answer you could have simply ignored it.

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You could also just rent the DVD and if you like the movies, buy the blu-ray.

Or is it considered sacrilege to suggest that around here?
It is. I haven't rented a DVD since 2006.
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Or someone can actually answer my question.
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If I want to test drive a movie before I buy--and can't get it from Netflix--I rent from iTunes or Amazon. Not Blu Ray quality but still HD and better than DVD.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:57 PM   #12
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Streaming and driving a half hour one way from home to a store just to find out they don't have the titles are not options. I refuse to buy a bluray until I see how it looks and sounds first. I got burned before believing reviews and screencaps.
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If I want to test drive a movie before I buy--and can't get it from Netflix--I rent from iTunes or Amazon. Not Blu Ray quality but still HD and better than DVD.
+1. Apple TV for the win.
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Streaming and driving a half hour one way from home to a store just to find out they don't have the titles are not options. I refuse to buy a bluray until I see how it looks and sounds first. I got burned before believing reviews and screencaps.
You could always call the rental store and see if they have something to rent prior to driving there.

And if those aren't options, then you are pretty much out of options. As someone else mentioned, there are no other BD by mail services.
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It seems that the movies I want to rent are not available on bluray from either BB or NF. I got burned before and I rather rent the bluray before I buy it. For example, I wanted to rent the Alien Quadrilogy. BB nor NF has it. Is their another service out there, or am I gonna have to trust the reviews and buy it blind?
You're stuck with one of those two services if you want to rent catalog titles on BD since Redbox rarely carries catalog BDs. I will tell you that the Alien Quadrilogy is worth purchasing for the first two films alone and the extras that go with it. I have had been renting BDs from Netflix for nearly 4 years and have been extremely happy with them. I only pay about $1.50-1.60 per BD and you can't be that price when you have access to many catalog titles as well.
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You could also just rent the DVD and if you like the movies, buy the blu-ray.

Or is it considered sacrilege to suggest that around here?
I rejoined Netflix recently -- but I refuse to pay the extra fee for Blu-rays, which were rarely available. So I only rent DVDs from them. For those I want in my collection, I'll buy the Blu-ray, but DVDs get me by for rentals. I find there are fewer titles I want to add to my collection after renting them, or after just seeing them, I can wait for a price drop.
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Streaming and driving a half hour one way from home to a store just to find out they don't have the titles are not options. I refuse to buy a bluray until I see how it looks and sounds first. I got burned before believing reviews and screencaps.
Call the store first. They can check availability. Other than that, there aren't any other options if you have to see the blu-ray before buying it. Short of submitting a request to Netflix that they carry the title you want.

As far as renting DVD instead of BD: it's cheaper ($0.80 per title for me), lets me see the film, and allows me access to all the movies that haven't yet made it to BD. If I love something, I buy it on blu-ray. If I don't love it...well, seeing it in high-definition isn't going to change that.
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It is. I haven't rented a DVD since 2006.
There are way too many films yet to be released on Blu for many to make that commitment. I still rent DVDs from time to time, especially since there's a staggering amount of notable pre-1960 films that have only seen a DVD release thus far.
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There are way too many films yet to be released on Blu for many to make that commitment. I still rent DVDs from time to time, especially since there's a staggering amount of notable pre-1960 films that have only seen a DVD release thus far.
I agree with you. In my case I have seen most of those classics before and have no desire to watch them again until they receive a BD release.
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