Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Lost Cause?


Lost Cause?
Originally uploaded by bradleyjames.
BradleyJames says, "I received "The Order" via Netflix this week. I like strange religious films and thought I'd give it a shot. Well it was odd. It wasn't horrible but not sure I'd say good either. I read an article a while back in Creative Screenwriting that talked about it and the initial title was "The Sin Eater". I like that title much better. If you're going to go freaky go all the way.

Anyway this is how the DVD came to me. It looked like they made this in some freeware program that came with a CD burner in 1998. It looks very cheap. I'm curious if this is just the Netflix version or if Fox decided it was a lost cause."

2 comments:

  1. I received a DVD from Netflix a while ago that was obviously a copy. It even said "Backup Copy" on the label. When I first got it, I had assumed that Netflix was starting to ship backups in case of damage and disregarded it.

    A couple days after I returned it I got an email saying my account had been suspended and asking me to call Netflix loss prevention. After being badgered for about fifteen minutes by some Loss Prevention Officer ("Are you surrrre there wansn't anyting unusual about Freaks & Geeks Disk 2?") he finally mentioned that it was a copy, I told him that I had noticed that but it was like that when I received it, and they reactivated my account.

    You may want to watch out for something similar. If what you have is a copy or you suspect it may be, just be ready for a call from Loss Prevention.

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  2. Thanks for that very helpful comment, Gimpson. Now I'm sure that there are Netflix subscribers out there who accidentally (or maybe on purpose) return illegally-made copies to Netflix.

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