February 17, 2014

Netflix update updated

A big shuffle on Netflix UK this weekend. The following are all now gone:
A Day Without a Mexican, Ailsa, Anatomy for Beginners, As If I Am Not There, Beaver Falls, Before the Rain, Beyond Re-Animator, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Black Moon Rising, Blonde, The Border, Campus, Cutting Edge: Cocaine, Cutting Edge: Katie: My Beautiful Friends, Cutting Edge: My Big Fat Royal Gypsy Wedding, Da Ali G Show, The Day of the Triffids, The Day of the Triffids, Dead Heat, Derren Brown: Enigma Stage Show 2010, Diana: Her True Story, Drop Dead Diva, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Even Stevens, Father Ted, Flowers in the Attic, Fresh Meat, Friday Night Dinner, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Green Wing, Heston's Fishy Feast, Hugh's Chicken Run, The Inbetweeners, The IT Crowd, Jesus of Montreal, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, The Lawnmower Man, Made in Chelsea, Madeline, Man with the Screaming Brain, Matando Cabos, Misfits, Music from the Inside Out, Parked, Peep Show, Penitentiary 2, Perfect Opposites, Pervert!, Pete Vs Life, The Philadelphia Experiment, Punk's Not Dead, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Red Dog, Red Scorpion, Return to Horror High, Shame, Shameless, Sirens, Skins, The Stuff, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Thunderbirds, Tokyo Decadence, Tom Dowd and the Language of Music, Transylvania 6-5000, Trash
So pretty much all of the good Channel 4 shows have disappeared (Green Wing, IT Crowd, Father Ted, Peep Show, Misfits , Shameless, Skins etc) which is a real shame - I guess some license deal expired on those
There are 28 new films that have appeared, including Pixar's Cars; American Graffiti; Angela's Ashes; The Jerk; Monty Python's Meaning of Life; and Serenity (to go with the full series of Firelfly - yay!). And, as you may have heard, the entire second season of House of Cards.
Most of the news stuff is what I'd refer to as "Service Station" quality though, you know - the DVDs you see at the check out at a garage when paying for petrol, so I feel  like it hasn't been a particularly great weekend for Netflix UK. Critics of the service often accuse the movies on the UK service as being second or even third rate, and this latest change will only reinforce that belief. I don't think it's as bad as some suggest, but this latest shuffle of the pack isn't hugely impressive if you ask me.

UPDATE (FEB 18th)
The Channel 4 series appear to have returned! Hurrah! I haven't checked them all but all of the ones I had in My Shows are back (Green Wing, IT Crowd, Father Ted, etc)

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Interestingly one of the removed has reappeared. Derren Brown. Perhaps the others will come back over the next few weeks and this is just some sort of licencing transfer

Eddie Waring said...

Yay all the Channel 4 shows have reappeared! Who knows why except Netflix and C4!

DaBozUK said...

I recall the same thing happened on US Netflix last year. I think shows expire by accident because someone hasn't updated the deal or entered the new dates.

Could really do with some new decent films though, the catalogue is looking tired.