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post #151 of 3325 Old 04-23-2010, 12:43 PM
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Netflix just added a bunch of good films today included Fargo.

What else good? I checked feedlinks earlier and didn't see anything.

edit: except Wild at Heart
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I never noticed on Feedfliks if you click on a title, you get stats about how many people have had the Disc shipped to them, how many added it to their DVD queue, how many have watched it instantly, and how many have added it to their instant queue. It does not break apart DVD and Blu-Ray from what I can tell.

I wonder if you could use that info on release day to see how many copies they have (like on Monday or Tuesday when they ship them, you could look to see how many discs for a certain title have been shipped vs how many have added it to their queue)

For example, The Lovely Bones just came out this week, and it says:
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• DVD Shipped to 854 people
• DVD Queued by 2959 people

So does that mean Netflix bought less than 900 copies? If so, that's roughly 1 copy for every 3.5 people who have it in their queue. Of course, it's also Friday, so more than likely that number of discs shipped (if accurate and current), would probably include a few repeats (people who watched it on Tuesday and sent it back and the disc shipped again). Would be curious to check a more popular title. Like when Avatar releases.

Just interesting info (IMO). I also find it strange that a non-netflix site has more info about Netflix than Netflix has on their site. They should take notes...like why it so hard to find out which titles are expiring and I have to use a 3rd party site?

EDIT: I just realized Feedfliks is probably using those numbers based on their subscribers only. That would explain why The Lovely Bones numbers are so low. But I do wonder if it's a good indicator of the amount of discs purchased vs. people who have it in their queue (i.e. roughly 1 disc per 3.5 people with it in their queue).
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I never noticed on Feedfliks if you click on a title, you get stats about how many people have had the Disc shipped to them, how many added it to their DVD queue, how many have watched it instantly, and how many have added it to their instant queue. It does not break apart DVD and Blu-Ray from what I can tell.

I wonder if you could use that info on release day to see how many copies they have (like on Monday or Tuesday when they ship them, you could look to see how many discs for a certain title have been shipped vs how many have added it to their queue)

For example, The Lovely Bones just came out this week, and it says:


So does that mean Netflix bought less than 900 copies? If so, that's roughly 1 copy for every 3.5 people who have it in their queue. Of course, it's also Friday, so more than likely that number of discs shipped (if accurate and current), would probably include a few repeats (people who watched it on Tuesday and sent it back and the disc shipped again). Would be curious to check a more popular title. Like when Avatar releases.

Just interesting info (IMO). I also find it strange that a non-netflix site has more info about Netflix than Netflix has on their site. They should take notes...like why it so hard to find out which titles are expiring and I have to use a 3rd party site?

EDIT: I just realized Feedfliks is probably using those numbers based on their subscribers only. That would explain why The Lovely Bones numbers are so low. But I do wonder if it's a good indicator of the amount of discs purchased vs. people who have it in their queue (i.e. roughly 1 disc per 3.5 people with it in their queue).

Feedfliks only has data for those who subscribe to their service. It is a good place to pick up trends, but not so much for exact data comparisons.
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They just added Ken Burns National Parks series:
http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Ken_Bur..._Idea/70119960
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They just added Ken Burns National Parks series:
http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Ken_Bur..._Idea/70119960

Nice!!
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They just added Ken Burns National Parks series:
http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Ken_Bur..._Idea/70119960

Cool...I missed that when it was on, but heard it was good. Man, it's like 12 hours long though. I need more time. I had my instant queue down to 37 at one point like a month ago, and it's already back up to 56 (and the majority of those were new additions from my DVD queue that became available).

They really are adding titles pretty fast. I can't keep up. Maybe I should bump down my discs to 2 instead of 3.
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Cool...I missed that when it was on, but heard it was good. Man, it's like 12 hours long though. I need more time. I had my instant queue down to 37 at one point like a month ago, and it's already back up to 56 (and the majority of those were new additions from my DVD queue that became available).

They really are adding titles pretty fast. I can't keep up. Maybe I should bump down my discs to 2 instead of 3.

Yep. My instant queue is up to 183 titles.
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It Might Get Loud A gem of a documentary featuring 2 Rock Gods plus The Edge. It details why I do not consider The Edge in the pantheon; he uses an enormous amount of equipment to tweek his sound while Jack White and Jimmy Page speak more to the down and dirty delta blues soul of rock and roll. If you are not into rock music then don't bother watching, otherwise it is a cool trip.
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I just got an email from a friend of mine.
Boondock Saints 1 is in instant
will have to wait to get home to see if its in HD.
I will HAVE to watch it this weekend.
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Boondock Saints is not in HD. I will probably watch it anyways since I have BSII coming and don't remember much about the first one.
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Boondock Saints is not in HD. I will probably watch it anyways since I have BSII coming and don't remember much about the first one.

Everyone I have talked to says there is little need to watch I before seeing II. I haven't seen I in forever, but I have II at home and I plan to watch tomorrow night.

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II sucked pretty bad. I'd just stick with I
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It Might Get Loud A gem of a documentary featuring 2 Rock Gods plus The Edge. It details why I do not consider The Edge in the pantheon; he uses an enormous amount of equipment to tweek his sound while Jack White and Jimmy Page speak more to the down and dirty delta blues soul of rock and roll. If you are not into rock music then don't bother watching, otherwise it is a cool trip.

Agree - I watched the bluray DVD version , was good - much better sound quality (HD Audio) than Netflix IW could ever provide!
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Just finished watching Blues Greats. It was great.

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Watching Spartacus: Blood and Sand and it looks as good in the HD feed as uverse hd on stars.
Great series if you are in to that sort of thing.

I hope that HBO The Pacific will come to instant watch in HD...
Right now they haven't even announced a DVD release date on it.

Roger Corman's Cult Classics hope this makes it to instant watch in HD
Some great old movies, Forbidden World and Galaxy of Terror were 2 of my favorites.
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Where on the Netflix site can you see what is downloadable in HD>
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Where on the Netflix site can you see what is downloadable in HD>

Pull down the genre menu on the Watch Instantly tab and select HD, or click:
http://www.netflix.com/WiHD?ftr=false As I write this there are 1293 titles (not counting individual series episodes).

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Netflix just added District 9 and Bachelor Party.
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The Architecture of Doom This documentary explores the heavily travelled Nazi era from an interesting angle, focusing on the central Nazi tenet of achieving their very narrowly defined version of beauty through violence. It examines the art and architecture Nazi aesthetic that guided their evil behavior. Top notch if you are into the history of World War II as I am. English subtitles since the narration is German (I think) even though the original is Swedish.

The Man Who Wasn't There I am up and down on the Coen Brothers, but I really enjoyed this one. It's also the first HD black and white I have ever seen; I must say it was quite stunning.
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The Pianist is out tomorrow, great movie.
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Kidnapped with Timothy Hutton is excellent. Also if you are a Christian Bale fan, The Machinist is great.
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I've so many great films since starting to stream that I have to sit down and list them to post but one I have to recommend is Goodbye, Solo. Simply wonderful and a film I never would have known about if I hadn't read a brief synopsis of it somewhere and found it on Netflix.

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I've so many great films since starting to stream that I have to sit down and list them to post but one I have to recommend is Goodbye, Solo. Simply wonderful and a film I never would have known about if I hadn't read a brief synopsis of it somewhere and found it on Netflix.

That sounds good. Added it to my queue.
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I added Lars Von Trier's controversial film "Antichrist" to my queue yesterday when I noticed it had been added and watched it last night in HD. I liked the film but probably not for everybody.
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Thanks for the recommendations, thing with Dexter is even though i have a solid connection i can't stream it in HD Blu-ray is the way to go in that case.

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I watched "Drool" last night and thought it was a terrific flick. It stars Laura Harring (first thing I've seen her in since Mulholland Drive) and she's as beautiful as ever. This one was in HD and might be the best looking HD flick I've seen to date from Netflix instant streaming.

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The Searchers I have seen this before, but never in wide screen and never in HD. It makes a classic film even better, and is it me or do the colors in some of these old movies display a richness that we don't see in newer movies? So many iconic scenes here (the landscapes in HD are breathtaking), great depth of story, amazing cinematography, and The Duke at his anti-hero best. Well worth a viewing if you haven't seen it in many years.
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The Pianist is out tomorrow, great movie.

Absolutely second that motion, and it's available in HD both on your TV and your computer.

Thanks again everybody, loading up on the latest recommendations now.
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