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I see people touting various rental sources such as Netflix, Blockbuster, and Redbox, but based on my reading, there seem to be many, many titles that are NOT available from them. Is there ANY truly comprehensive rental source for Blu Rays?
 

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For classics, say pre-1970, http://www.classicflix.com/ tries to be complete. They've acquired discs I've requested.


They're struggling to keep up with the DVD manufactured on demand lines, which are expensive so rates are going up.


-Bill
 

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Thanks Larry. Looks like buying is the way to go for much of what I want.

With specific titles (high demand), and especially titles that are not available to rent, it is possible to buy and sell on eBay without much final cost beyond shipping. Often it costs no more than some rental prices. And there's always the chance to make money. Really depends on the title.
 

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With specific titles (high demand), and especially titles that are not available to rent, it is possible to buy and sell on eBay without much final cost beyond shipping. Often it costs no more than some rental prices. And there's always the chance to make money. Really depends on the title.

Ditto. If you can flip it quick enough, it's viable. Got Prince of Persia on Blu-ray just for the Disney Reward Points for $16 at Target this week, sold it on eBay for... $16. I can live with the little bit of work it takes in certain cases. Did the same with the Back to the Future set (minus the points), and only lost $3.


Once in a while I don't mind doing it, but have the local store (Family Video) and Blockbuster Online as my main sources.
 

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For classics, say pre-1970, http://www.classicflix.com/ tries to be complete. They've acquired discs I've requested.


They're struggling to keep up with the DVD manufactured on demand lines, which are expensive so rates are going up.


-Bill

It's important to remember, when clamoring for BD titles, that there are many thousands of great films on DVD that will never be seen on BD. If I was to fire Netflix for good, classicflix would be hearing from me. That day may be coming.
 

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Thankfully I live next to just such a comprehensive mom&pop store, one of the best in the world.


And a vast and comprehensive VHS-only collection too(films never released on DVD)!

That wouldn't be Scarecrow, would it?
 

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That wouldn't be Scarecrow, would it?
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There's no other!

Chris, I think you should start up the Scarecrow ScareFlix Division.

Since I cancelled my NF account and I'm presently too far from Roosevelt it would be perfect!

For my first 3 I would like One-Eyed Jacks, Lair of the White Worm & The Last Picture Show.

Whaddya mean they're on infinite-extended-wait?!?
 
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