Netflix to Officially Make Me a Hermit

A few days back, Netflix signed a five year deal worth nearly 1 billion buckaroos to assure that the majority of their users will never leave home again.

Yes, starting September 1st, Netflix will begin streaming films from Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM.  What does this mean to you?  Well, first off, you’ll finally get around to seeing Saw V.  Second, you’ll now be able to blow an entire weekend watching every James Bond film.  But most importantly, you’re going to be reminded why you have Netflix in the first place: Because that guy down at the video store makes fun of you for the movies you rent.  Not to your face…but you hear the laughing.  Oh, do I ever. You think you’re so funny, don’t you, Steve?  Well, laugh while you can, because soon it will be I who is laughing at you.

Anyway, we’re still going to have to wait 90 days on all new releases to hit the ol’ “Watch Instantly” queue, but with the amazing back-catalog of films that these studios have, there should be plenty to pass the time.  And I’m sure Netflix will make it’s $1 billion back in no time with all of the new users they get from this.  We’re talking mucho dinero, and probably some American money too.

via Yahoo!

4 Responses to “Netflix to Officially Make Me a Hermit”

  • Olivia Says:

    Uh, is that The Hermit from The Canterbury Tales?! A little steep for a netflix post, dont you think?

  • Logan Says:

    No. That’s actually the traditional image from “The Hermit” Tarot card.

  • Cmwillis Says:

    Where do we stand on Redbox? I predict when they release Blubox they will have a corner on the I’m too cheap market.

  • Logan Says:

    I have nothing against it. They even give me one free rental a month since I joined their mailing list. The only problems are 1) I have to leave my house and 2) I ALWAYS have to wait in line at a Redbox, which is slightly annoying. Netflix still wins.