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

(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.

In this July 20, 2010 file photo, a Netflix subscriber turns on Netflix in Palo Alto, Calif.
In this July 20, 2010 file photo, a Netflix subscriber turns on Netflix in Palo Alto, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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