Planning to watch a classic movie via Netflix? You might not find the title that’s in your mind, because it’s expiration time again. Starting today, Netflix will lose hundreds of classic titles including James Bond classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger, Woody Allen’s “Stardust Memories”, and “10 to Midnight” starring Charles Bronson.
According to InstantWatcher, 1,794 different titles will disappear from the service this month. And it’s not because the titles are going to the Warner Instant Archive as assumed earlier by many. Netflix has many licensing deals for movies, and sometimes when deals expire they simply do not renew less viewed titles. Netflix has confirmed that many titles being removed this month were from a deal with Epix.
And this is not the first time that a drop of titles has happened. Last year, their contract with Starz expired and famous titles such as “Scarface”, “Toy Story 3″, and “Gangs of New York” were removed.
But Netflix is promising the addition of more than 500 new titles including Mission Impossible 2. And also, as you might know, they are planning more and more exclusive original content.
This is what Netflix has to say on the matter:
“The vast majority of the titles that expire on Wednesday are older features that were aggregated by Epix. We recently added many great, more recent titles such as ParaNorman (Universal), Hunger Games (Epix), Safe (Epix) and Bachelorette (Weinstein). Tomorrow [May 1] we will also add MI: 2, among many other titles.
Netflix is a dynamic service, we constantly update the TV shows and movies that are available to our members. We will add more than 500 titles May 1, but we also have titles expiring, this ebb and flow happens all the time“.
Check out InstantWatcher’s full list of the movies being dropped and let us know if one of your favorites is in there.