Netflix Adds Hundreds of Indie Titles

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Great news for customers of Netflix, who announced this week that they will add hundreds of award-winning and critically acclaimed Indie Films that can be seen instantly through a string of new streaming deals. The selection of films includes works from The Criterion Collection, Gravitas Ventures, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Regent Releasing. In all, some 300 new indie titles can now be watched instantly extending the company’s reputation as a leading source of independent film.

“We have always been committed to offering our members the most expansive and diverse library of films and TV episodes and have found that a large number of members enjoy the innovative, artist-driven nature of independent film,” said Robert Kyncl, vice president of content acquisition for Netflix. “These new deals are intended to delight our members with a mass of great new indie films and to continue to provide filmmakers and distributors with a big, receptive audience for their work.”

This is great news for many of our listeners and readers in the states who live in small towns or cities which unfortunately do not have local video stores who specialize in these independent and sometimes rare gems. Personally I am hoping Netflix destroys Blockbuster once and for all any maybe in the future we can have a video store chain that doesn’t shy away from great films in order to overstock their stores with only Hollywood productions.

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