Awhile back, I wrote about how Netflix isn't worth having if you're just going to stream, how there just aren't enough choices. I stated that the only way it was worth it was if you also got discs.
Several people wrote in to correct me. Thank you for that. I was wrong. For me, the DVD selection is ample. But for huge movie buffs, that is not the case.
Trevor e-mailed about Alan Ladd. I know him from the film "Shane" and "My Favorite Brunette." In the latter, he's a private detective who shows up at the beginning and at the end. He's parodying his onscreen persona.
But you really can't find that persona at Netflix. He made a series of detective films, film noir, often paired with Vernoica Lake. The only one Netflix offers on DVD is "This Gun for Hire" where he plays an assassin, not a private detective.
And this is fairly regular complaint. If you're interested in anyone that hasn't been 'hot' in the last ten years, chances are that the choices will be spotty. Karla's discovered Dyan Cannon in the last few years and had high hopes that joining Netflix would let her see some of the classic performances like "Such Good Friends" and "Child Under A Leaf" and "Heaven Can Wait" and "Coast to Coast" to name just a few.
Or maybe you are a Natalie Wood or Steve McQueen (or both) fan? And you want to see the critically praised drama they made together, "Love With The Proper Stranger."
So what I should have stated was that streaming alone wasn't worth it but the DVD option was more worth it.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"