Netflix is sunsetting its DVD subscriptions

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There are plenty of movies that are DVD-only so you should get them while you can

The DVD players of more than a million Netflix subscribers are inching closer to obsolescence.

The streaming provider is scheduled to sunset its DVD-by-mail rental service after 25 years of sending out those little red and white envelopes to focus on the much less expensive streaming option. September 29 is the day the last DVDs bill be sent out.

“Those iconic red envelopes changed the way people watched shows and movies at home — and they paved the way for the shift to streaming. From the beginning, our members loved the choice and control that direct-to-consumer entertainment offered: the wide variety of the titles and the ability to binge-watch entire series,” company co-CEO Ted Sarandos said in a blog post.

“DVDs also led to our first foray into original programming — with Red Envelope Entertainment titles including Sherrybaby and Zach Galifianakis Live at the Purple Onion.”

Get ‘em while they got em!

There are movies a-plenty that Netflix – or any other streaming service – reportedly doesn’t offer as streams that Netflix subscribers might consider worth ordering. When ConsumerAffairs scrubbed the internet for those, here are the titles that are currently “DVD-only:”

  • Cocoon

  • Rebecca

  • Sleuth

  • Dawn of the Dead

  • Cannonball Run

  • Silkwood

  • Prizzi’s Honor

  • Il Postino

  • Dogma

  • Wild at Heart

  • All That Jazz (the original)

  • Spice World

  • Better Off Dead

  • Angels in the Outfield

  • Wall Street

  • Flamingo Kid

  • The Heartbreak Kid

  • Harry & Tonto

  • Silent Movie (Mel Brooks)

  • Pink Floyd – The Wall

  • That Darn Cat!

  • True Lies

  • Apocalypto

  • Mask

  • Better Off Dead

  • Revenge of the Nerds

If any of those interest you, you can check out Netflix’s plans that include DVDs. There are basically three options – one for $9.99 a month (1 disc at a time), $14.99 a month (2 discs at a time), and one for $19.99 a month (3 discs at a time).

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