Blockbuster CEO Doesn’t Understand the Fascination With Netflix — ‘Equally bewildering to Mr. Keyes is the emphasis on catalog size. Why would anyone want to watch anything other than new releases, he wonders. “I don’t care how many movies are available to me. As my personal taste as a customer, I want to watch the new stuff so whether we have 10,000 movies or 200 movies doesn’t matter if I don’t want to see any of the movies that we have . . . our assortment is heavily weighted toward newer releases and mainstream staple titles.”‘ And that is why I no longer go to Blockbuster, you idiot. Because I saw the new releases in the theater, thanks very much, and I like watching old stuff that I’ve never seen. You know, on this nifty archival disc format we have. (via DF)
I’m with you if there is a new release I would much rather see it in a theater than wait until it comes out on DVD. I mainly use Netflix for older movies and foreign movies (they have a great selection of Akira Kurosawa).