Originally Posted by Overpar
I did a search and found some old posts, but nothing new. Is there a Netflix type site that rents non-Region 1 DVD's?
I've posted this before--I hope it helps you.
Here's the blurb from the site:
"Your rental site for Asian and Foreign DVDs. We carry the Hottest titles from Korea, Hong Kong, India and Japan! We also carry European titles and hard to find cinema! Cinflix, Inc is the largest Asian online DVD movie rental service offering thousands of titles for rent that can not been found anywhere else!"
And now for my personal experience and opinions:
I was a member of Cinflix for over 2 years but recently cancelled. It is not perfect, but it serves a need. I was mostly looking for Korean films and they sure do have a lot. Plus I was able to rent through all 9 discs of the TV melodrama "All In".
Drawbacks for me were long turnround times (I'm on the East Coast and they are based in Denver) and lots of wait times. Maybe I did not add enough titles to my queue because I often found myself with a lot of dead time. They have a deal where you can indicate that you had put your returns in the mail and they immediately ship your next DVDs (a great feature for those who have to wait 5 days for returns to make it to Denver--it is very helpful in reducing the dead time.)
The ship 2 at a time is cumbersome. That means you have to return 2 at a time also. They do this for postage reasons and because they say their 2-pack bubble mailers are less susceptable to disc breakage in the mail.
I do expect to join again at some point. Hopefully by then there will be a lot of new Korean films for me to put in the queue and maybe the shipping issues will have improved. It really is a good resource, especially to supplement a Netflix account (which of course does not carry R3 DVDs).
, I hope you find the service useful. If not, it's real easy to cancel.