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Netflix top rentals:


1. Swordfish

2. Monster's Ball


Hmmm, what do these two movies have in common? (Ok... I know what you're thinking, what TWO things do they have in common). :D


Just goes to show you what sells, and why. Just like the boom in VHS machines that occurred when Fast Times at Ridgemont High was released...
 

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Hmm, I always suspected Netflix's top rentals were intentionally lagged to show old releases that they now have plenty of stock for.
 

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Kipp - that's my point.


Like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", people are renting those movies to make liberal use of the "pause" button.


How else could an awful movie like "Swordfish" be #1?


How else could a decent, but very depressing movie like "Monster's Ball" be #2?
 

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They lie - pure and simple. These are movies they overstocked and therefore have been getting a lower return per disk.


"top rentals" doesn't really mean anything...


Marketing! ---- isn't it great?


- Rick
 

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Top rentals does mean something. People are not willing to buy the movie so they rent it. A movie that more people have bought than rented: LOTR FOTR. A great movie at a great (introductory) price.
 

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Originally posted by dandrewk
Kipp - that's my point.


Like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", people are renting those movies to make liberal use of the "pause" button.


How else could an awful movie like "Swordfish" be #1?


How else could a decent, but very depressing movie like "Monster's Ball" be #2?
Point taken.:) I had to buy Fast Times.:D
 
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