Big Netflix title expiration list for May 1st 2013

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  1. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Just a heads-up, there's a big title dump coming in a little less than a month. Many of these are MGM-owned titles; Netflix isn't losing MGM completely (ala Starz), because there are other MGM titles debuting on their streaming service soon, like REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS and HOOSIERS. Whether some or all of these will return to Netflix in the near future, migrate to some other streaming service, or sit in limbo for a while, is anybody's guess.

    This list I compiled for another forum, and is heavily skewed toward sci-fi/horror/fantasy/psychotronic material, with a few mainstream things here and there. Make your viewing plans accordingly:

    Expiring April 6:

    THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

    Expiring April 7:

    PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2

    Expiring April 10:

    HISSS

    Expiring April 11:

    BOCCACCIO '70 (1962, with Fellini's 'Amazing Colossal Anita Ekberg' sequence)

    Expiring April 13:

    ZOMBIE WOMEN OF SATAN

    Expiring April 15:

    ALBERT FISH
    DONNIE DARKO
    FRAGILE
    SOUTHERN COMFORT

    Expiring April 16:

    BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
    THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE (2001)

    Expiring April 20:

    JASON OF STAR COMMAND (complete series)
    THE MIGHTY HERCULES (the 1960s TV cartoon series)
    THE MR. MAGOO SHOW (ditto)
    OUTCAST (2010)
    THE PACK (2010)
    PARANORMAL ENTITY
    PRINCESS OF MARS
    PUNISHED (2011)

    Expiring April 26:

    SEASON OF THE WITCH (2011)
    GUNGRAVE (2003, anime series featuring an undead hero and undead gangsters)

    Expiring April 29 (Several Marvel animated superhero series from the 1990s-2000s):

    ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED
    BLACK PANTHER
    FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD'S GREATEST HEROES
    THE INCREDIBLE HULK
    IRON MAN: IRON ADVENTURES
    IRON MAN: EXTREMIS
    SILVER SURFER
    SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED
    SPIDER-WOMAN: AGENT OF S.W.O.R.D.

    Expiring May 1:

    ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
    AMOK TRAIN
    ANDROID
    ANGEL UNCHAINED
    ANGELS FROM HELL
    THE APE (1940)
    ARABIAN NIGHTS (Pasolini)
    AT THE EARTH'S CORE
    ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE
    AUDREY ROSE
    BAMBOO GODS AND IRON MEN
    BARB WIRE
    BARE KNUCKLES
    THE BAT PEOPLE
    BAWDY TALES
    BEACH PARTY
    BEACH RED
    THE BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES
    THE BEAST WITHIN
    THE BED SITTING ROOM
    BEHIND THE MASK (1946, The Shadow)
    BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER
    THE BIG BOODLE
    BIG HOUSE U.S.A.
    BIKINI BEACH
    BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN
    THE BLACK CAT (1989)
    BLACK SABBATH
    THE BLACK SLEEP
    BLITHE SPIRIT
    BLOOD AND LACE
    BLOOD BATH
    BLOOD GAMES
    THE BLOODY JUDGE
    BOP GIRL (GOES CALYPSO)
    BOXCAR BERTHA
    THE BOY AND THE PIRATES
    THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
    BREEDERS
    BUCKTOWN
    A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
    BUNNY O'HARE
    BURN WITCH BURN
    THE BURNING
    BURNT OFFERINGS
    BWANA DEVIL
    CANON CITY (1948, good, forgotten noir)
    A CANTERBURY TALE (Powell/Pressburger)
    THE CARETAKERS
    THE CAT BURGLAR
    CHARLIE CHAN: MEETING AT MIDNIGHT
    CHARLIE CHAN: THE CHINESE CAT
    CHARLIE CHAN: THE JADE MASK
    CHARLIE CHAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
    C.H.O.M.P.S.
    CHROME AND HOT LEATHER
    THE CLAIRVOYANT
    THE COMEDY OF TERRORS
    COMIC BOOK CONFIDENTIAL
    CONDOR
    CONTAMINATION.7
    COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE
    COUNTESS DRACULA
    CRAWLSPACE (1986)
    CREATURE
    THE CRIMSON CULT
    CRUCIBLE OF HORROR
    CRYSTALSTONE
    CUL-DE-SAC
    CULT OF THE DAMNED
    CURSE OF THE SWAMP CREATURE
    CYCLE SAVAGES
    DAMNED RIVER
    DANGER ROUTE (cool Amicus spy flick)
    DARK TOWER (1987)
    DAUGHTERS OF SATAN
    DAY OF THE NIGHTMARE
    DE SADE
    DEATH RIDES A HORSE
    DEEP IMPACT
    DEEP SPACE
    THE DELINQUENTS
    DERANGED
    THE DEVIL WITHIN HER
    THE DEVIL'S ANGELS
    THE DEVIL'S EIGHT
    THE DIAMOND WIZARD
    DIARY OF A HIGH SCHOOL BRIDE
    DIE, MONSTER, DIE
    DILLINGER (1973)
    DISASTER ON THE COASTLINER
    DR. BLOOD'S COFFIN
    DOLLS
    DONOVAN'S BRAIN
    DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE
    DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS
    DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN
    DRUM
    THE DUNGEONMASTER
    DUNWICH HORROR
    EDGE OF FURY
    EDGE OF SANITY
    THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT
    ENCOUNTER AT RAVEN'S GATE
    THE EVICTORS
    THE EXPLOSIVE GENERATION
    FACE OF MARBLE
    FANFARE FOR A DEATH SCENE
    THE FATAL HOUR (Karloff as Mr. Wong)
    FEARLESS FRANK
    FELLINI SATYRICON
    FINDERS KEEPERS (1967)
    FIREBALL 500
    THE FLIGHT THAT DISAPPEARED
    FOR THOSE WHO THINK YOUNG
    FRIDAY FOSTER
    FRITZ THE CAT
    FROGS
    FULL MOON HIGH
    GHOST WARRIOR
    THE GHOUL (1933)
    THE GLORY STOMPERS
    GOG
    GOLDEN NEEDLES
    GOR
    GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE
    HANDS OF THE RIPPER
    THE HAPPY H*O*O*KER
    THE HAPPY H*O*O*KER GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
    THE HAPPY H*O*O*KER GOES TO WASHINGTON
    HARRY IN YOUR POCKET
    HERCULES AGAINST KARATE
    HERCULES AGAINST THE MONGOLS
    HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS
    THE HILLS RUN RED (1967)
    THE HORROR SHOW
    THE HOSPITAL
    HOT CARS
    HOT ROD GANG
    HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1978)
    HOUR OF THE WOLF (Bergman)
    HOUSE OF SHADOWS
    THE HOUSE WHERE EVIL DWELLS
    HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI
    I BURY THE LIVING
    I ESCAPED FROM DEVIL'S ISLAND
    I START COUNTING
    THE IMMORTALIZER
    INCIDENT IN AN ALLEY
    THE INCREDIBLE TWO-HEADED TRANSPLANT
    THE INITIATION OF SARAH
    INTERZONE
    INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS
    INVASION OF THE STAR CREATURES
    INVISIBLE INVADERS
    IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE
    IT'S A BIKINI WORLD
    J.D.'S REVENGE
    JACK THE GIANT KILLER
    JAWS OF SATAN
    JOHNNY COOL
    JOURNEY TO THE SEVENTH PLANET
    JUGGERNAUT
    K-9000
    KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL
    KILL A DRAGON
    THE KILLER IS LOOSE
    KILLER'S KISS (Kubrick)
    KING OF THE ZOMBIES
    KISS ME, KILLER (Jess Franco)
    KISS ME, STUPID (Billy Wilder)
    KONGA
    LADYBUG, LADYBUG
    LAND OF DOOM
    THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
    THE LAST TIME I SAW ARCHIE
    LEGION OF IRON
    LITTLE CIGARS
    LITTLE NORSE PRINCE VALIANT (1960s theatrical anime)
    THE LIVING GHOST
    LOVE AT STAKE
    MAD ABOUT MEN (sequel to the mermaid comedy, MIRANDA)
    MADHOUSE
    THE MAGIC SWORD
    THE MAN FROM BUTTON WILLOW (forgotten 1960s animated feature)
    THE MAN FROM PLANET X
    THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
    MANCHU EAGLE MURDER CAPER MYSTERY
    THE MANSTER
    MARAT/SADE
    MARS NEEDS WOMEN
    MARYJANE
    MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964)
    MASQUERADE (1965)
    MASTER OF THE WORLD
    MATCHLESS
    MATLIDA: SPECIAL EDITION (1996)
    MEET JOE BLACK
    MELVIN PURVIS - G-MAN (1974, Dan Curtis)
    THE MERCENARY (1968)
    MESSAGE FROM SPACE
    MIDNIGHT MATINEE
    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1968)
    THE MINI-SKIRT MOB
    THE MINOTAUR (1960)
    MIRANDA (1948)
    THE MISSING LADY (1946, The Shadow)
    MOM
    THE MONKEY HUSTLE
    MONKEY SHINES
    MONSTER DOG
    THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD
    MOON OF THE WOLF
    MOUSE ON THE MOON
    MR. WONG, DETECTIVE
    MR. WONG IN CHINATOWN
    MULHOLLAND DR.
    MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1971)
    MUTANT HUNT
    MY SON, THE HERO (1962)
    THE MYSTERY OF MR. WONG
    MYSTERY LINER
    MYSTERY OF THE 13TH GUEST
    NAKED AFRICA
    NAVAJO JOE
    NEANDERTHAL MAN
    NIGHT OF THE COMET
    THE NINE LIVES OF FRITZ THE CAT
    THE NOOSE HANGS HIGH (Abbott & Costello)
    NORTHWEST FRONTIER (a.k.a. FLAME OVER INDIA)
    OCTAMAN
    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY (Roy Ward Baker)
    ONE, TWO, THREE (Billy Wilder)
    OPEN HOUSE (1987)
    ORDER OF THE BLACK EAGLE
    PAJAMA PARTY
    PANGA (Christopher Lee)
    THE PEACEKILLERS
    PHAROAH'S CURSE
    PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES
    PLAY DIRTY
    PRAY FOR DEATH
    PREDATOR: THE QUIETUS
    PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987)
    QUEEN OF BLOOD
    RAW MEAT
    RED PLANET MARS
    THE RESURRECTED
    RETROACTIVE
    THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA
    THE RETURN OF DRACULA
    THE ROAD TO HONG KONG
    THE ROCKING HORSE WINNER (1950)
    ROCKY & BULLWINKLE & FRIENDS: SEASONS 1-5
    RUN FOR THE SUN
    THE SCALPHUNTERS
    SCARECROWS (1988)
    THE SCARLET CLUE (Charlie Chan)
    SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM
    SCREAMTIME
    THE SECRET INVASION (Corman)
    SECRET SCREAMS
    THE SHANGHAI COBRA (Charlie Chan)
    SHE (1982)
    SHIVER (2008)
    SHOUT AT THE DEVIL
    SHRIEK IF YOU KNOW WHAT I DID FRIDAY THE 13TH
    SKI PARTY
    SMILE
    SOLARBABIES
    SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK
    SPECIAL EFFECTS (1984)
    THE SPELL (1977)
    SPELLBINDER
    SPELLCASTER
    SQUIRM
    STARCROSSED
    STICKS OF DEATH
    SUGAR HILL
    TALES OF TERROR (1962)
    TERRORVISION
    THEATER OF BLOOD
    THEM (2007)
    THEREMIN: AN ELECTRONIC ODYSSEY
    THE THING WITH TWO HEADS
    THIRST (2009)
    THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR
    THREE BAD SISTERS (1956... Kathleen Hughes, Marla English and Sara Shane)
    THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!
    TIMERIDER: THE ADVENTURE OF LYLE SWANN
    TIMESTALKERS
    TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK
    TOP SECRET! (1984)
    TOPKAPI
    TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL
    TWINS OF EVIL
    TWO-MINUTE WARNING
    UFO (1956)
    UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN
    VAMPIRE CIRCUS
    THE VAMPIRE LOVERS
    THE VAMPIRE (1957, John Beal)
    VICE RAID (1960, Mamie Van Doren)
    VIOLENT PLAYGROUND (1958, Peter Cushing)
    VIVA MARIA! (1965)
    WARGAMES
    WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD
    WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR, DADDY?
    WHEN EIGHT BELLS TOLL
    WILD IN THE STREETS
    WITCHFINDER GENERAL
    YONGARY, MONSTER FROM THE DEEP
    ZOMBIETHON (1986, clip compilation film)

    The full list of expiring titles can be found here:

    Instantwatcher: Expiring Titles
     
  2. ChristopherG

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    Wow - that's a lot of titles going away. Thanks for the information!
     
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    I usually try to keep up every month with InstantWatcher.com, which not only updates new arrivals but also keeps reasonably accurate calendars of what will expire when.
    http://instantwatcher.com/titles/expiring
    (Which is where the OP probably got his list)

    I usually check them every month--or, for fun, go through the queue on the PS3 app and see which titles are already marked for expiration in two weeks--but it's April, and I'd forgotten to.
    Looks like a lot of mainstream MGM titles clearing room, but they usually come back--Should be interesting to see what comes in on May 1, as well.
     
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    That's pretty cool though that they also keep a "new" because it looks like a lot of different Marvel titles are coming on/etc.

    http://instantwatcher.com/titles/new

    Interesting.
     
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    Does anyone know where some of these streaming titles are going after May 1st? I'm interested in the British classics -- Two Cities, United Artists features that MGM owns (owned?). Thanks.
     
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    Slate.com even got on the fan-panic bandwagon, suggesting that Warner Instant Archive was stealing all the ThisTV MGM titles (Corman Poe, etc.) titles away.
    Later, however, had to update with:


    That's pretty much what I guessed too--Some of the movies were just on annual license and will probably reappear in the fall, and some, like the Disney Marvel series, will float in and out irregularly. It's a Perfect Storm for annual expirations, but not the end of Netflix.

    (So, what ABOUT this "deal with Epix"? I've noticed that their catalogues are almost identical, and Epix's deal has resulted in a lot of "real" recent mainstream movies showing up on Netflix, like Hunger Games and Captain America.
    EpixHD just put out its own PS3 app, which suggests they might try and compete solo like StarzPlay did...Uh, guys, you'll be sor-reee! -_- )
     
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    This whole thing was nothing but a black eye for how little most people really know about how most businesses work. It doesn't matter which companies it was involved, this goes to show you that people really would believe anything they read online. In 2013 it's embarresing that a lot of people really bought a conspircy theory over a very simple business concept that isn't exactly new. I hope some people take a moment to think about how silly they acted.

    But on the bright side, this site shows a lot of us know better than to believe such things. Now if only the general Facebook and Twitter populations were more like HTF.
     
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    The entire thing was nothing more than a panic mission by those who want to say that streaming is evil and physical media is the only way to really watch movies. I hate to break it to people but that "big list" of titles often go away once or twice a year. They've gone away before but we're back for viewing within a month. Most of those talking about how evil it was for all these titles to be going away seem to have disappeared.

    Most of the titles are back and there are even more cult titles that have been added.
     
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    I chalk the hubbub up to a slow news day more than anything else. The media knows that if they say that there's some kind of problem with Netflix, they'll get people to click on their 'news' story.
     
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    It's what I've now started calling the Slate.com Factor (given all the "3D is Dead! Hard disks are Dead!" tech/trend/scar articles Slate tries to post to kiss up to its tablet audience):
    The mainstream press, which largely doesn't use the technology, being suddenly "shocked" by a big news item involving a tech trend other people use, seeing a comparatively common story reported for the first time, treating it like the End of the World, and causing other casual first-time users to gullibly believe it IS.

    Most mainstream press articles had never heard of Netflix before the Qwikster blowup, and a few press manias later, it became a running gag on SNL. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Bob Cashill

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    A lot of the MGM titles came back.
     

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