New on Netflix – April 5th and April 12th

Studios withhold more, release less.

I’ve already gone on record as hating the 28 day delay imposed by some studios on Netflix releases.  Supposedly it’s to help DVD sales, but I don’t believe it does any such thing.  All it does is make schedules ridiculously complicated for renters and make the studios look like jerks.  This installment of New on Netflix is devoted to whichever studio is responsible for the delay of Farewell, a 2009 French thriller that I’m absolutely sure will bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in DVD sales in the 28 days it’s withheld from Netflix subscribers.  I mean, how could it not?

 

Jerks.  

April 5th

I Love You, Philip Morris (comedy, Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor) – Netflix and purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray

Tron: Legacy (sci-fi action, Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund) – Netflix and purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray

The 19th Wife (drama, Matt Czuchry, Patricia Wettig) – Netflix and purchase release, DVD

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (sci-fi, fantasy, Will Poulter, Georgie Henley) – Purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray, Netflix release delayed

Little Fockers (comedy, Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro) – Purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray, Netflix release delayed

Casino Jack (drama, Kevin Spacey, Kelly Preston) – Purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray, Netflix release delayed until May 3rd

Your Love Never Fails (family, Elisa Donovan, Brad Rowe) – Purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray, Netflix release delayed

Deadrise (thriller, Renee O’Connor, Larry Joe Campbell) – Purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray, Netflix release delayed

April 12th

A Shine of Rainbows (drama, Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, John Bell) – Netflix and purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray

Hereafter (supernatural thriller, Matt Damon, Cécile De France) – Netflix and purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray

White Material (foreign drama, Isabelle Huppert) – Netflix and purchase release, DVD

Marwencol (documentary, Mark Hogancamp) – Netflix and purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray

Behind the Burly Q (documentary, Leslie Zemeckis) – Netflix and purchase release, DVD

Heartless (horror, Jim Sturgess, Vera Drake) – Netflix and purchase release, DVD

Let’s Talk About Sex (documentary, James Houston) – Purchase release, DVD, Netflix release delayed

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (action/adventure, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson) – Purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray, Netflix release delayed

Country Strong (drama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund) – Purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray, Netflix release delayed

Goodnight for Justice (TV movie, Luke Perry, Lara Gilchrist) – Purchase release, DVD, Netflix release delayed

Farewell (foreign thriller, Emir Kusturica, Guillaume Canet) – Purchase release, DVD , Netflix release delayed

Plastic Planet (documentary, Werner Boote) – Purchase release, DVD , Netflix release delayed

The Inheritance (horror, Keith David, DB Woodside) – Purchase release, DVD and Blu-Ray , Netflix release delayed

Mask Maker (horror, Treat Williams, Stephen Colletti) – Purchase release, DVD, Netflix release delayed

 

So there you have it my friends, more delays than releases.  Pathetic.  I will be taking a look at the documentary Marwencol and the thriller Hereafter, however.  Fortunately for all of us, Netflix has a giant catalogue – I don’t think we’ll be too put out by the delay in getting Little Fockers.  You can find more Netflix release dates at Everything Netflix.

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