Erased From Netflix: 1.8K Classic Films
If you were planning to get a 'Goldfinger' fix ... sorry
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2013 6:36 AM CDT
In this July 20, 2010 file photo, a Netflix subscriber turns on Netflix in Palo Alto, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

(Newser) – Bad news: You've lost your chance to watch 1,794 classic movies on Netflix streaming, PC Mag reports. The films (from the likes of Warner Bros., MGM, etc.) that disappeared at midnight include James Bond flicks, at least one Abbot & Costello picture, and movies by Robert Altman, Billy Wilder, and Woody Allen. Slate initially reported that the pre-1986 films were becoming exclusive to Warner Bros.' classic film subscription streaming service, Warner Archive Instant. But a Warner Bros. rep says that's not why they were removed, and Netflix itself later cited a Netflix-Epix deal that was due to expire.

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Göran Ingvarsson
May 2, 2013 3:05 AM CDT
Erased? No trashcan? In PC-DOS-speak: did they send them to device :NUL The black hole? If so, not to be believed...
May 1, 2013 6:35 PM CDT
If these studios went with the Crackle model, this would be ok, but who wants to subscribe to another service? Just dumb.
May 1, 2013 5:15 PM CDT
Bend over AGAIN Netflix suckers. You just got ucked again.