The Joker isn’t kidding this time. Batman really is disappearing!
“Batman” will join the Not on Netflix brigade starting Jan. 1, according to Moviefone.
Also disappearing from Netflix’s streaming service are “12 Angry Men,” “Carrie,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “The Longest Yard,” “Manhattan,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Roman Holiday” and “Titanic.”
Every month, to make way for new fare, Netflix removes films from its streaming catalog.
In December, Netflix dropped “Five Easy Pieces” and “Reds,” Moviefone said. And in November, Netflix pulled “Apocalypse Now,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “Footloose” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” according to Now Streaming.
Of course, we’re old school at the Daily Mirror, so our collection is on DVDs and we are unaffected, but it does show the problems with moving to streaming video.
I don’t have the Netflix streaming, just the mail in/out. I got a list from them earlier this month as to what films on my waiting list were discontinued …I assumed that they had all been broken, as often happens in the mail, and were not going to be replace.
Yes, that’s the problem with streaming. No server or combination of servers is big enough to contain everything, so after a certain point, you have to take out the old to put in the new. If you want to have that movie when you want it, you have to have the physical medium, be it VHS, LD, DVD, or Blu-ray. But I still like streaming video for the more ephemeral stuff (like TV shows) I know I won’t watch again — or may not . . .