2,000 Netflix movies to disappear today
Netflix users’ film choices will be decreased by nearly 2,000 today. The cutback reportedly involves an array of older titles. It was earlier reported that the reason behind the departure of these titles was due to them becoming property of the new streaming system Warner Archive Instant. However, sources claimed that the streaming newcomer is not the instigator behind the removal of the older films.
The majority of movies that have expired are classics, not new releases. Some of the titles which will disappear include 15 seasons of “South Park,” James Bond classic films, “Big Daddy” and “Cruel Intentions,” to name a few. They have recently added many recent titles such as ParaNorman (Universal), Hunger Games (Epix), Safe (Epix) and Bachelorette (Weinstein).
The move to drop movies from Netflix comes as the on-demand movie and television service begins to ramp up its original programming, with new options available like “House of Cards” and season four of “Arrested Development,” which premieres on May 26. The company will also release another series on July 11, called “Orange is the New Black” about a New Yorker sentenced to federal prison.