Most of the time nowadays I just watch movies on Netflix. Too little free time, too many movies even on Instant Watch. But every once in a while I hear about a movie through word of mouth or through an interview that I want to see. But the last of the Blockbuster video stores went away last year, and disc Netflix seems really expensive if you want BluRays, especially compared to Redbox. But Redbox only has a limited selection of the latest releases.
About 2 weeks ago, I had the urge to see Captain America 2. I wanted to see it before it went away from Redbox. But in order to track down the first movie, I discovered it wasn’t at any Redbox, and on Amazon, Xbox, Vudu, PSN, etc., it was $2.99 for the SD version, $3.99 for the HD version. At first I thought that sounded too high, but everywhere it was the same price, and when I looked at the disc version of Netflix, it was around the same price per BluRay even if I went with their limited 2 movies a month plan (more than which I probably wouldn’t have time for anyway). So I went with Amazon. I watched the movie, then the sequel (rented from the much cheaper Redbox).
I was just wondering: are these digital rental stores our only options for viewing older or more obscure titles now? Is this the only remaining version of the corner video store for these types of movies? Well, this and the disc version of Netflix, I guess? How do you guys watch older and more obscure titles nowadays?