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Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:28 pm

MCWHAMMER wrote:
Mars Attacks! SEPTEMBER 01, 2008
Beetlejuice SEPTEMBER 01, 2008


I can confirm Beetlejuice
Necessary Roughness also expires the first of next month.
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Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:25 am

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Aug 31,2008
 
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From my queue:

Beetlejuice: Sep 01, 2008
The Jerk Aug 31, 2008
The Dead Pool: Sep 01, 2008
Mars Attacks!: Sep 01, 2008
Angela's Ashes: Sep 01, 2008
The Three Faces of Eve: Aug 31, 2008
How to lose a Guy in 10 Days: Aug 31, 2008
Tucker: The Man and His Dream: Sep 01, 2008
The Sea Inside: Aug 31, 2008
 
wowwee123
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Re: *List of Netflix Watch Instantly movies about to expire*

Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:52 am

teddman wrote:

There's also a great page tracking soon-to-expire movies at Movie Fans, where I found a lot of info for this post.


The list has been updated with September 15 titles.
 
nmckenna
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Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:01 pm

This is the first I've heard of titles expiring. It smacks of bait and switch to have someone see a movie they like, add it to their queue, think to themselves, wow this is pretty cool, then a few months later find it's not available to watch. A preferable model would be either to allow users who have it in their queue before a certain date to watch it; alert users with an e-mail, say a month prior to its removal; or modify the UI to flag/sort movies whose expiration date is approaching. Just tossing ideas out.
 
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Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:02 pm

nmckenna, I suggest you check out this thread from "Movie Fans - A Netflix Community" -

Why do some WI titles stop being offered?

Adrian (a member who contributed to the thread in the above link) is a Netflix employee.
 
nmckenna
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Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:35 am

Point taken - I understand why titles have to be pulled, I would just like there to be a more transparent way for NP owners to be apprised of when an expiration date is approaching. The webpage list is great & well done, but having this parameter incorporated into the interface would be preferable. I'm sure revisions to the UI are in the pipeline, so it would be nice if sorting according to expiration date were an option - it would certainly help me triage the titles I have added.
 
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Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:54 am

Well, they kinda are already there. If you have a movie in your queue about to expire, it does show it on the screen. However, its not an announcement, you actually have to look at it to see that it is going to expire.
 
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Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:25 am

Fair enough, but that's not equivalent to being able to sort by expiration status. If I have 200 titles in my queue I'd like to have this option. Anyway, not to labor the point. This box is a great concept and in general is working pretty well for me so far. Keep it up Roku Labs!
 
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Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:53 pm

DoomsDay wrote:
Well, they kinda are already there. If you have a movie in your queue about to expire, it does show it on the screen. However, its not an announcement, you actually have to look at it to see that it is going to expire.


Question: I've looked at some of the movies in my queue mentioned here as about to expire and I don't see any date or notice of pending expiration anywhere. In fact, I have not seen this on anything in my queue. Where does it appear? Just curious.

Is it possible that they expire at different times for different sets of subscribers? Or for everyone at the same time?

I have no issue with items expiring as long as they are replaced with new equally good fare. As long as they keep growing the selection pool, I'm happy.
 
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Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:09 pm

Bron wrote:
Question: I've looked at some of the movies in my queue mentioned here as about to expire and I don't see any date or notice of pending expiration anywhere. In fact, I have not seen this on anything in my queue. Where does it appear? Just curious.

Is it possible that they expire at different times for different sets of subscribers? Or for everyone at the same time?


In the "Instant Queue" section of your Queue (Different from your regular DVD queue - click the INSTANT Queue Tab at the top of your queue page), there is a column that says "EXPECTED AVAILABILITY". Any movies that have an expiration date will have the date listed here, in this column. Also, at the bottom of the queue, if any of your Queued movies are soon to be "Instant", they may inform you of this in the "Saved Instant" section.

They don't expire differently, it's the same for all subscribers.

I don't have too huge of a problem with expiring movies at the moment, as long as I am given several months warning AND Netflix doesn't suddenly decide to give a ton of them expiration dates. Then we're going to have a problem. 1 or 2 every other month is all they need to be removing from what selection they have now. Take away any more, and you'll have some angry subscribers.
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Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:44 pm

Thanks, MCwhammer! I completely misunderstood. I thought you guys meant it showed the notice on your Roku queue (on the box) - not on the site. I see it on the site queue now.

I'm with you - a reasonable number of titles expiring, news ones coming in, we're fine. A bunch of the good stuff expiring and nothing but the chaff left available and the mob will be lighting their torches. ;)

Thanks again for the good info!
 
wowwee123
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Over 150 titles expiring September 3-October 1st.

Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:59 pm

There are currently (of that which I've been made aware) over 150 Watch Instant titles that will be expiring between September 3rd & October 1st.

The complete list can be found here:

Instant Watch Titles that will expire on X date. (May-December, 2008)

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Re: Over 150 titles expiring September 3-October 1st.

Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:05 pm

wowwee123 wrote:
There are currently (of that which I've been made aware) over 150 Watch Instant titles that will be expiring between September 3rd & October 1st.

The complete list can be found here:

Instant Watch Titles that will expire on X date. (May-December, 2008)

wowwee123


Two movies that Netflix shows will be expiring on October 1 that are not on the "complete list" are:

4D Man (1959) - an old science fiction movie

Starhunter 2300: The Complete Series (2000)
 
wowwee123
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Re: Over 150 titles expiring September 3-October 1st.

Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:40 pm

Mark12547 wrote:
that are not on the "complete list" are:


It's complete up to those that have contributed, in making so. It won't be complete as having every title, unless more people contribute with what's expiring from their Queues too.

How about joining the network and the group and then you can contribute over there directly? I'll reply here, when I've added the titles.

By the way, have you seen a better list than the one I've started?

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