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Renting Movies

Renting Movies

Date: Apr 11 2007

Themes: Hobbies, Tech

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First we went to the cinema to see a movie. Then videos came out and we went to the video store to rent movies to watch at home.

When we get busy, we sometimes rent a movie from the video store that we never get a chance to watch. Then it’s late. That’s how video stores make their money. A dollar a day for a late video can add up quickly!

Now an American company has made watching a movie even easier and cheaper. The company is called Netflix. It lets you pick the movies that you want to see on their website. Then they send the movie to you in the mail. It arrives at your home in a day or two. When you send the movie back, they immediately send you the next one you have selected.

Yeah, it’s great to rent movies from Netflix without ever leaving your house. But for many people, the best part about Netflix is that there are no late fees! You can keep the movie for as long as you want and send it back when you’re done.

Listen to Marni and Kevin talk about Netflix.

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Marni

Marni

Kevin

Kevin

Marni:  So I finally caved and I started a Netflix subscription.

Kevin:  Good for you.

Marni:  I know!

Kevin:  It’s really great.

Marni:  I love it. I absolutely love it. I thought that I would feel guilty not supporting my local independent video store but I… movies coming to my house, just picking them online. It’s so convenient.

Kevin:  It’s fantastic. And the selection of movies they have, something like 70,000 movies they have, so you can get really anything you want.

Marni:  I was pleasantly surprised. I thought there would be so many things that I wouldn’t find. And there’s been so many independent films that I wanted to see that have been there and… Yeah. It’s great.

Kevin:  It’s really wonderful. And, I mean, unless you live, like, next to, say, in Southeast Portland, next to an amazing independent…

Marni:  Right.

Kevin:  I live downtown and so it’s Blockbuster or Hollywood.

Marni:  Yeah.

Kevin:  And Netflix is way better.

Marni:  It is.

Kevin:  In terms of selection, and it’s just in your mailbox. I love it.

Marni:  I love it too. Blockbuster though… I thought this was very interesting. I saw a commercial where they are trying to rival Netflix and they’re trying to one-up them. And so now you have, they have a policy where you can rent, either online or at the store, and you can bring whatever you get online back to the store. So I thought that’s kind of interesting how they’re trying to compete because clearly… I don’t know if you’ve noticed around town that, like, Blockbusters and Hollywoods have actually had to close up and gone out of business.

Kevin:  Yes. I have noticed that.

 

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討論

Marni just joined Netflix and she loves it.

Kevin agrees that Netflix is awesome. He says they have an amazing selection so you can rent anything you want.

Marni points out that the big chain video stores like Hollywood and Blockbuster are having to compete with Netflix in order to keep their customers.

Do you have anything like Netflix in your country?

 

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Dear Anja, this post remembers me that I have to watch ‘Mission Blue’.

03:09 AM Sep 17 2014 |

1 person likes this

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

During my stay in Miami I really started to enjoy watching NETFLIX on my friend’s laptop. I more or less got hooked to many episodes of “House of cards” with the beautiful and talented Robin Wright and the brilliant actor Kevin Spacey. 


As far as television is concerned, I quickly realized that we are still light years away from the US. You can imagine how thrilled I was about todays announcement that the giant NETFLIX has finally launched in Germany. I am not a TV junkie..but I do want to continue watching the Underwoods polishing their evil swords. What an appeal to the eye, heart and brain they are! Woo HOO!!


07:50 PM Sep 16 2014 |

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tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

10:51 AM Nov 14 2010 |

tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

 

10:48 AM Nov 14 2010 |

jmora2ec

jmora2ec

Ecuador

badly, in my country you can find cheap copies from almost anything for $1.5, the pirate industry is incredibly rising  

08:47 PM Feb 28 2009 |

Dafi

Dafi

Malaysia

we don't have kind of this method to rent a DVD in my country …generally we were catching at the cinema 

03:39 PM Jun 21 2008 |

Sexy_Girl

Sexy_Girl

Bulgaria

very interesting.

02:32 PM Apr 30 2007 |

Satomi

Satomi

Japan

interesting!

07:59 AM Apr 25 2007 |

m198768731

China

good class

09:24 AM Apr 24 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K

Guatemala

Good lesson

07:29 PM Apr 15 2007 |

Mewzaa

Mewzaa

Thailand

Great! How convenient! Good story you guys brought.

06:50 AM Apr 14 2007 |

johnnyc

johnnyc

Taiwan

It’s an interesting lession.
I tried Blockbuster online rental before, but every DVD takes 3+ days to come…

04:07 AM Apr 14 2007 |

Lidia_partner

Brazil

Hopefully we’ll have something like that here in Brazil :/

09:22 PM Apr 11 2007 |

lilyxu

lilyxu

United States

Great , I am going to try it .

06:59 PM Apr 11 2007 |

luciferous

luciferous

China

Very useful.

02:41 PM Apr 11 2007 |

benedicta

benedicta

Turkey

very interesting

02:01 PM Apr 11 2007 |

getchar

getchar

Algeria

right now !! nothing like Flixnet…we still don’t have Credit Card ..to do that..!!

12:48 PM Apr 11 2007 |

abdeeq

abdeeq

Somalia

it is

11:52 AM Apr 11 2007 |

teddy008

teddy008

China

So interesting!

11:29 AM Apr 11 2007 |

friday6000

China

i stii have a questions,,,,which movies is my favourite ,,,may be so many now i have to stop my lovings because so much i have to go to make a good choice but now the most important that who can give me a hand to help my english my e_maile jick_friday@126.com

11:20 AM Apr 11 2007 |

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