Does blockbuster get videos before Netflix in general or is it just a few selected distribution agreements for specific films. Does Netflix ever have such agreements that they get a film before Blockbuster. What is the general rule on what types of films Netflix makes available on a through its streaming service? Is it particular studios, particular distributors or a bunch of one-off arrangements?
I just got Despicable Me used at BlockBuster for 4 dollars. Even the lady behind the counter was surprised to see the price marked so low, but I guess I ultimately win because that was the price marked on the item. It was used, but 4 dollars is really low for a new release. Netflicks does not have this movie yet, and it doesn't have wall-e yet either. You can rent Wall-e on xbox live, but who wants to just rent an epic movie... I want them to watch over and over. For this reason I think a netflicks account is well worth it because of all the classic titles available to watch. Personally I like the TV series available online via NetFlix, and Hulu. My recent score a BlockBuster comes after not having been there for quite some time.
I believe that Netflix has to have a waiting period before they can ship out new movies, so Blockbuster has it beat in that regard. Similarly, I believe Netflix rotates what can be streamed, although I'm not sure on that. However, Blockbuster isn't doing so well business wise, so it might not be an option for too long.
I think it has been launched now..