Blue Underground titles on Netflix Instant in HD... NOW!

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  1. SaxCatz

    SaxCatz New Member

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    As of this weekend, many of the recent Blue Underground Blu-Ray releases have gone live on Netflix Instant Streaming in HD!
    This includes, but may not be limited to:
    City of the Living Dead;
    The Prowler;
    The Toolbox Murders (1978);
    The Crazies (1973); &
    Django (1966).
    (Some of these may have been previously available but I know the first three just went live.)
    PQ is solid- not Blu-Ray quality but that's to be expected. They do appear to have applied some extra DNR (at least to City of the Living Dead) in preparation for instant streaming. I normally don't approve of DNR, but the reduced bit rates of streaming video make it a necessary evil as, elsewise, we would end up with "chunks" or "blocks" of "stuck" grain due to the lowered bit rate.
    This may be a great opportunity to catch these films in HD if they haven't made it into your Blu-Ray budget quite yet!
     
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    Right on!
    Man Netflix has been so impressive with instant streaming this year. The selection makes it tough to even bother getting DVDs sent by mail anymore, which I guess is the whole point.
    My Roku box was money well spent, thanks for the heads up! :)
     
  3. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Yeah feedflix is awesome. I actually found it so useful I ended up signing up for a paid membership a while back. $9 well spent for sure. :)
     
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    Thanks for the link. I'll be checking out feedfliks often. Still waiting for Romero's Crazies Blu-Ray to drop in price a bit.
     
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    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    It looks like My Brilliant Career is also up there. I didn't notice any other BU titles. This is cool news but, aside from MBC, I own all of these titles.
     
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    I pretty much stream only on Netflix at this point. I have no desire to receive DVDs as the streaming is just soooooo convenient. Thanks for the heads up on the BU flix.
     
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    Wow - looks like a LOT is coming in late Aug/early Sept. Silent Scream, Intruder, Monster Dog. Love it.
     
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    Darga Narcissistic Personality

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    Thanks for the heads-up! Just added all that stuff to my Instant Queue.
     
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    This is great guys. I don't know if there is a thread on the topic already, but I have a helluva time weeding out the crap Netflix WANTS me to add to my queue as compared to what I personally want to add to my queue. Having a thread keeping everybody updated on the latest and upcoming horror offerings on Netflix Instant is a kick ass idea, especially the ones in HD. I tried watching "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" this last weekend, it wasn't in HD, the picture quality was pretty rotten, I shut it off until I can get my hands on a blu-ray copy.
     
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    Yeah you oughta change the thread title just to "Netflix Titles on Instant Streaming" or something. I'm totally sure enough of us sift through the zillion adds every month to find all the gems. Might as well save folks the trouble.
     
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    Just watched The Prowler for the first time last night. I'm not a big slasher fan, but this was entertaining enough. Some really good Savini effects.
     
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    I agree... This is a great idea.
    I'll start a tracker thread tonight (when I have access to more than just my phone) if someone else hasn't beaten me to it.
     
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    yeah had a great time with the prowler and toolbox murders
     
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    Ok, I established the tracker thread, so let's kill this thread and move on to that. :)
     

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