As many subscribers to Netflix already know, the company is shifting from mailed DVDs to more online streaming and direct to your television movies. This morning I discovered that many movies that have never before been on DVD in the United States, but are available on Region 2 DVDs, are now streaming on the Netflix site. They are not all great movies, but there are some interesting films.
As unearthed by Laura's Miscellaneous Musings here
, many rare American films, such as Douglas Sirk's Sleep, My Love
(1948), Max Ophuls' Caught
(1948) with Dane Clark and Gail Russell, Hostile Witness
(1968) with Ray Milland, Joel McCrea in The Lone Hand
(1953) and Cattle Drive
(1951), Alan Ladd in Botany Bay
(1953), Man in the Net
(1959), Captain Carey, USA
(1950) [though I'd like to see more of his noir titles!] are among the gems there. The British movies online are incredible: Hungry Hill
(1947) with Margaret Lockwood & Jean Simmons (based on a Daphne du Maurier book), London Belongs to Me
(1948) aka Dulcimer Street with Alastair Sim, Cottage to Let
(1941) aka Bombsight Stolen with John Mills, Bulldog Jack
(1935) Alias Bulldog Drummond with Ralph Richardson, Highly Dangerous
(1950) with Margaret Lockwood and Dane Clark, There are also many of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's films that are on DVD but their inclusion makes it possible to see good prints online as well on home video.