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Old 03-14-02, 11:50 AM
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Netflix: pro full-screen?

I was just looking at their site as I was planning on signing up. Out of curiousity, I checked a few titles that I knew were dual version releases, such as Jurassic park & The Mummy. All these titles were listed as Full Screen only! Is Netflix like Blockbuster where they just don't carry the widescreen versions if they have a choice?
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I think I rented The Mummy from them and it was letterboxed. Maybe it was the sequel. At any rate, I'm a widescreen fanatic and I'm very happy with Netflix. The full-screen only problem hasn't come up for me (and I have over 100 movies in my rental queue).

If you do go with them, check out the gift certificates.
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The only time I've gotten a fullscreen title from Netflix is when that was the only version available (e.g. The Sting)
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Nope.. They sent the fullscreen version of "The Mummy Returns" . Y'know, I'll swear when I put it on my list it was "widescreen", then the listing was changed by the time it actually shipped. Check the reviews on that listing for the reactions. You'd think since the bulk of their audience is going to be DVD Geeks, they'd tend to carry the widescreen version...
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I think their policy use to be "we'll only carry fullscreen if both are available". Fortunately, now they only carry the widescreen versions (starting with Jurassic Park III or The Grinch, whatever came out first). JP3, The Grinch, and American Pie 2 have all been widescreen for me.

Unfortunately, I'll never get to rent The Mummy Returns and Cats and Dogs from them.

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