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Squeak. Squeak. (A-hem) SQUEAK!!!
Topic by: Ursus
Posted: December 11, 2006 - 12:16 AM PST
Last Reply: December 18, 2006 - 3:53 PM PST

author topic: Squeak. Squeak. (A-hem) SQUEAK!!!
Ursus
post #1  on December 11, 2006 - 12:16 AM PST  
I was just browsing the "Red Devil" (Netf@#C, not Satan; he's got more redeeming qualities) just on a lark, when low and behold, I saw the NEW HELLSING OVA Vol. 1 for rental! (Author's Note:GC doesn't even have it as a request)

Aghast, with my mouth agape, clutching my chest in pain, I quickly searched the "Red Devil's" inventory for other anime wares like My-Hime Vol. 5 among others; I even found other anime titles not offered nor barely mentioned 'round these parts, for request or otherwise.

Now, I pride myself on being loyal (amongst other things, good and bad), and I do so hate "THE MAN" (*aside* partially because it ain't me), but damned if I don't hate angina-inducing surprises like those even more!

A Bear's mind is a fickle see-saw, with opportunity cost at every river bend and creek bed, they go where the Salmon are running; who interestingly enough are born green but die red.
hamano
post #2  on December 11, 2006 - 4:48 AM PST  
You can put'em on your Q but will they actually be available? That's MY question... why don't you become a Red Devil worshiper and find out for us?
woozy
post #3  on December 11, 2006 - 9:21 AM PST  
> On December 11, 2006 - 4:48 AM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> You can put'em on your Q but will they actually be available? That's MY question... why don't you become a Red Devil worshiper and find out for us?
> ---------------------------------

Added them to my queue (hey, I can always remove them later). Hellsing vol. 1 has a "long wait" (although it pains me to say this, Netflix' "long waits" usually mean a month or so and then they are "nows" whereas GC's yellow means never). My Hime v. 1-5 are all available "now" v. 6 releases Jan. 2 at which point who knows. Probably long wait at first. (Although the latest Inu Yashas through NF have been available pretty quickly.)

Yowanda
post #4  on December 11, 2006 - 12:19 PM PST  
I actually have Hellsing Ultimate as a short wait on NF. So I expect I'll see it soon. Of course, their shipping has gone all to pot just like GCs does this time of year, so I don't know when to expect anything anymore. I hate to say it, but I don't get much anime here anymore. If I do, its older stuff. I just get newer stuff faster on NF.
artifex
post #5  on December 11, 2006 - 1:42 PM PST  
I don't see what makes NF "the man," except that they have been successful. I'm reminded of the part in the "No Direction Home" documentary, when people Bob Dylan used to play alongside started booing him at concerts, apparently just because he got a recording contract and they didn't.
woozy
post #6  on December 11, 2006 - 3:02 PM PST  
> On December 11, 2006 - 1:42 PM PST artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I don't see what makes NF "the man," except that they have been successful. I'm reminded of the part in the "No Direction Home" documentary, when people Bob Dylan used to play alongside started booing him at concerts, apparently just because he got a recording contract and they didn't.
> ---------------------------------

Well, their throttling policy is a little underhanded in my opinion although after a law suit they are honest about it. Then it becomes a matter as to just how evil you find WalMart/Starbucks/Barnes & Noble/McDonalds/Amazon etc. to be. Netflix is *large* and thus, like WalMart, has economy of scale on its side, and is thus a very serious threat to the local neighborhood mom and pop DVD-by-mail rental shops that we all grew up with.

On a more serious side, I think economy of scale is *nescessary* for DVD-by-mail systems to work and in a sense are a "natural monopoly" and as such Netflix is a pretty benign and actually a pretty nifty evil. The ol' socialist in me feels as a natural monopoly should be run by the state out of my taxes (so much for my serious side). Netflix ain't as bad as one'd think it could be. They don't not carry DVDs due to lack of mass appeal or content (with the exception they don't carry porn).


aacevedo
post #7  on December 11, 2006 - 3:04 PM PST  
> On December 11, 2006 - 12:16 AM PST Ursus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I was just browsing the "Red Devil" (Netf@#C, not Satan; he's got more redeeming qualities) just on a lark, when low and behold, I saw the NEW HELLSING OVA Vol. 1 for rental! (Author's Note:GC doesn't even have it as a request)
>
> Aghast, with my mouth agape, clutching my chest in pain, I quickly searched the "Red Devil's" inventory for other anime wares like My-Hime Vol. 5 among others; I even found other anime titles not offered nor barely mentioned 'round these parts, for request or otherwise.
>

> ---------------------------------

Feel free to view the bottom of my list for weekly updates of anime that can be found for rental at BB or NF but not at GC.

i.e.: Full Moon (13 DVD set); Zipang (7 DVD set); Nerima Daikon Brothers (3 DVD set); Rumbling Hearts; Black Cat; Ergo Proxy (7 DVD set); Pani Poni Dash (6 DVD set); Paradise Kiss (3 DVD set)



Ursus
post #8  on December 11, 2006 - 6:13 PM PST  

> Feel free to view the bottom of my list for weekly updates of anime that can be found for rental at BB or NF but not at GC.
>
> i.e.: Full Moon (13 DVD set); Zipang (7 DVD set); Nerima Daikon Brothers (3 DVD set); Rumbling Hearts; Black Cat; Ergo Proxy (7 DVD set); Pani Poni Dash (6 DVD set); Paradise Kiss (3 DVD set)
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*Sobbing with Rage*

GC, WTF!?

*Urge to Kill Rising*
artifex
post #9  on December 13, 2006 - 8:53 AM PST  
"With over 80,000 titles to rent, download and buy, across over 250 genres, GreenCine has one of the largest libraries of independent, international and documentary films in the world."

I wonder how many of those are actually in the rental category? NF claims they're the largest, but with fewer titles to actually rent:
"Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is the world's largest online DVD movie rental service, offering 5.7 million members access to 70,000 titles."

Still, we know they're not including sale-only or download-only titles, because they don't have any. (They do sell used DVDs, though)
underdog
post #10  on December 14, 2006 - 4:10 PM PST  
Hellsing Ultimate Vol. 1 is here and available now, btw.

Ursus
post #11  on December 14, 2006 - 4:21 PM PST  
> On December 11, 2006 - 6:13 PM PST Ursus wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> > i.e.: Full Moon (13 DVD set); Zipang (7 DVD set); Nerima Daikon Brothers (3 DVD set); Rumbling Hearts; Black Cat; Ergo Proxy (7 DVD set); Pani Poni Dash (6 DVD set); Paradise Kiss (3 DVD set)
> >

My inner addict thanks you :) for Hellsing!

But what of My-Hime vol. 5, and the other series named above!?

Gotta keep up with the Joneses of the world!

This wheel's still uh-squeakin'!!!
Ursus
post #12  on December 14, 2006 - 4:33 PM PST  
...and Ergo Proxy; most humble thanks, GC!

But this wheel is still squeakin'!
Ursus
post #13  on December 14, 2006 - 4:43 PM PST  
...and Paradise Kiss.
Ursus
post #14  on December 18, 2006 - 3:53 PM PST  
Squeak, Squeak!

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