Do the 30 day free trail and dump it.. netflix use to be good but has gone way downhill.. They use to carry all the movies Straz has but not anymore. They hardly add new content. To bad because it was well worth the money at one time.
I hear all the new movies are on the DVD option. I have also found the streaming option to be somewhat lacking, but for someone like me that doesn't normally carry cable or satellite, catching up on some of the older stuff is just fine. I normally only watch cable shows when I hit the road for work and have to live in a hotel.
Besides, it is pretty cool watching an entire series in just a few days instead of waiting a week for each new episode. They are new to me if I have never seen them before, it doesn't matter if they are a week old, or a year old. It isn't as if a TV show is going to make a difference in the direction my life is taking. It is just entertainment.
We dumped cable 4 years ago or so... At the time wife had lost her job and we were finding ways to save money. Decided to keep netflix streaming and it's been great. I've found all kinds of films that I normally wouldn't have watched.
Best epic of all time: Red Cliff (It's chinese... and it's amazing... 3 hours long, 5 hours with the directors cut dvd!)
Good times Chinese Western: The Good, The Bad, and the Weird
And any martial arts watchers must see Ip Man and Ip Man 2
i could go on for a while... Got into trying out foreign flicks a while back and came across quite a few that were either just fun or downright amazing to watch.
They got rid of some of the offerings that I thought were pretty good. One such movie was "Wasabi" with Jean Reno... I wasn't expecting much but the funny/action theme was awesome. My wife even enjoyed that one. Went to watch it again and for whatever reason it was gone.
Steaming new movies is still a challenge across the board I think. The production companies don't release streaming for a while because they want to promote DVD/Blue Ray sales first. You'll have that problem with any service, that is above board that is.
Netflix (online only option) is still one of the best deals out there (IMO).
However, Im not just expecting NEW RELEASES.
For stuff like older tv shows (entire seasons!) and less know movies- its fantastic... example- try the original Girl With Dragon Tattoo (all three films) they are subtitled and a great watch... old sci fi movies, old westerns, etc, etc.... great archive of all that stuff!
NOTE: I also have 2 kids in my house- they watch netflix ALL THE TIME.... no its a slam dunk deal for us.
It integrates with our tivo as well- so if we search for a movie- we can see it its available on cable, or netflix or amazon.... neat feature.
Oops... Somehow didn't pick up on it being Korean. Guess it is still in the Chinese western style lol I watched a Japanese made western that was decent but forgot the name now. Was a little out there, which seems to be the case with Japanese film.