Netflix signs licensing deal with Miramax Films!!!

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    Posted today at netflix.com!!! Films like "The English Patient", "Shakespeare In Love", "Good Will Hunting", the "Scream" series and "Pulp Fiction" will be receiving the full Criterion treatment over the next couple years on both DVD & blu-ray!!! Hallelujah!!!
     
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    This could be great news!
     
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    I just see that Netflix will be streaming them, nothing about Criterion licensing them....
     
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    Exactly, nothing about Criterion here.
     
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    Wait, did he make two threads about this non news?
     
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    All those titles have been leased to Lionsgate for a few years and a bunch more to Echo Bridge. Don't think Criterion can get their hands on them for at least 10 years.
     
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    Criterion already released THE ENGLISH PATIENT on laser disc in 1997. I still have it.
     
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    And they don't have the rights to the film anymore. The home market rights belong to Lionsgate and the streaming rights belong to Netflix. The Lionsgate rights started in February of this year and go for about ten years. So Criterion can not have another opportunity until 2021. Unless they make a deal with Lionsgate.
     
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    I renamed the thread to indicate that it is Netflix, and am going to move it to the streaming forum.
     
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    Adam there is a dupe thread in the blu-ray forum too.
     
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    This is great news! But lets remember that the movies will be available on a revolving basis according to what Im hearing in the press so what is there today to stream will not be there tomorrow (possibly).
     
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    The streaming rights are not exclusive to Netflix. The agreement is non exclusive others including Criterion, can stream and purchase rights as well...


    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/17/business/la-fi-ct-miramax-dish-20110517
     

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