I love Netflix. As all of you know, I love making lists. Netflix allows me to make a list of all the movies I want to see. And then sends them to me in the mail to watch for as long as I want. What could be bad about that? Well...I'll tell you...it's everything if you're Warner Bros.
Warner Bros just struck a deal with Netflix to delay all WB titles for 28 days before making them available to rent. This has to be one of the most ass-backwards business decision I've ever heard. Supposedly, this is being done in an effort to influence people to buy more DVDs. How? People on Netflix are renting movies...because they don't want to buy them. And most of the time...probably 99.9% of the time...people are renting movies they've never seen. People don't buy movies they've never seen. And if I didn't bother to go see a movie in the theater...I'm not going to spend MORE money on a DVD for a weaker movie-going experience. Seriously, get your heads out of your asses.
It's not like Warner Bros has been shitting out golden turds either. The Box got terrible reviews and tanked. You're right...that just screams..."Buy me, buy me."
It always boggles my mind how big corps are so resistant technological advances. Don't they know by now...it's those who embrace the future are the ones who last to exist in the future?
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