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So with this Epix deal not happening, and thousands of films being removed - anyone know which ones are in the cull?

Doesn't look like much really. Listed at the end of this, not sure which ones are just Epix:

http://www.cnet.com/news/netpicks-everything-coming-and-going-on-netflix-for-september-2015/

Appears to be what's listed in the last day of September. Some good films, but in the grand scheme of things ...meh.

September 30
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • The Expendables 3 (2014)
  • The Good Guy (2010)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  • If I Stay (2014)
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
  • Nebraska (2013)
  • The Prince (2014)
  • Saved! (2004)
  • The Skeleton Twins (2014)
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  • World War Z (2013)
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A few years back a bunch of films disappeared off Netflix, a few film podcasts were predicting it was the beginning of the end for the service. Basically they initially made these deals years ago when they were a tiny fraction of the company they are now, and they got them for pretty much peanuts as a result.

Now they are the biggest online streaming company, arguably bigger than all the TV channels combined, the film companies are understandably wanting a lot more money. Netflix has made a calculated gamble as they did last time. They have the stats to show how many people watch those films compared to how much they would have had to pay, and have come to the conclusion it's not worth it.

The same issue a few years ago was the driving force for them to create their own shows, and now those are by far their most watched items on the service. House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Kimmy Scmidt, etc.

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I think we're only going to get further away from that rather than closer, the studios really don't want it. For an industry which has traditionally always been technologically pioneering the movie studios are so much further behind adapting to the internet than their counterparts in music, books, video games and to an extent even TV.

It's amazing how hard it is to find most old films 'digitally', especially anything pre-70s. Netflix doesn't carry many, only the biggest name classics are on itunes or google play. Unless picked up by a specialist label like Arrow Video most of those films also never made the jump to Blu Ray so you have to hunt around for DVDs when you want to watch them. It seems like the studios are just leaving money on the table by not going much deeper into back catalogue and putting them on streaming or online rental services.

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Although I like some of the Original content on Netflix, I primarily pay for it for the films. The flix. That I watch on the Net.

£7 a month for A few TV series like House of Cards or Daredevil isn't worth it to me. Honestly, a lot of their original content is on a par with 5 USA. the Disney deal next year will make a little change, but I hope this isn't the start of them focusing more on original content.

I can really see Apple setting their minds on a Movies equivalent of their Music app. Even if it was £20 a month to watch any of the films on iTunes, I would pay it. Kind of like what Cineworld do with their monthly pass thing..

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Although I like some of the Original content on Netflix, I primarily pay for it for the films. The flix. That I watch on the Net.

£7 a month for A few TV series like House of Cards or Daredevil isn't worth it to me. Honestly, a lot of their original content is on a par with 5 USA. the Disney deal next year will make a little change, but I hope this isn't the start of them focusing more on original content.

I can really see Apple setting their minds on a Movies equivalent of their Music app. Even if it was £20 a month to watch any of the films on iTunes, I would pay it. Kind of like what Cineworld do with their monthly pass thing..

I agree I went with Netflix for the movies & luckily with region switching I do watch quite a few. If netflix stop getting the rights to movies I would be inclined to swap to another service. I also have Lovefilm for the newer releases for which I only pay £2 a month thanks to the Amazon buy out.

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For me and the missus, House of Cards (3 series), Daredevil, and Kimmy Schmidt have more than justified a year's Netflix membership. The occasional film is a great bonus, but as I also have Lovefilm by post, I've already seen most of them.

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I wonder what impact this will have on their kids content especially films.

It's potentially another area that justifies the subscription for parents alongside the exclusive stuff and 'grown up' films/TV?

It's going to be interesting to see if people will go with multiple subscriptions or just live without exclusive stuff and migrate to where the most content is?

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Can anyone recommend me some quality US television series? So far I've watched all of the available episodes of House of Cards, Fargo, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul. Recently tried Sons of Anarchy as well, but it's going to be a struggle to finish even the first season as it's so ridiculous and contrived.

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Can anyone recommend me some quality US television series? So far I've watched all of the available episodes of House of Cards, Fargo, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul. Recently tried Sons of Anarchy as well, but it's going to be a struggle to finish even the first season as it's so ridiculous and contrived.

American Horror Story

They have been firing tonnes of Hong Kong films up recently. So many old martial arts films to watch.

Which region?

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Can anyone recommend me some quality US television series? So far I've watched all of the available episodes of House of Cards, Fargo, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul. Recently tried Sons of Anarchy as well, but it's going to be a struggle to finish even the first season as it's so ridiculous and contrived.

The West Wing, Fringe and The Shield.
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I noticed the first three Rambo films are on US Netflix. I'd watched First Blood again about a month ago via normal telly, so went straight to Rambo 2, as I don't recall ever having seen it, even though I've seen the third one.

What a ludicrous and massively entertaining movie. Interestingly, there was a bit where Stallone says he's "expendable". Highlight for me is where he's stripped to the waist and spends five minutes with a massive gun shooting the crap out of a bank of computers and radar equipment, before firing into the air and going, "Wuuuuaaaarrrggghhhh!!!"

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