Friday, July 3, 2015

July Expirations: Let's Call It a Massacre

Well, this was unexpected. After June's list of more-than-could-be-processed expiring titles, it was natural to assume the bulk of the damage was done and we could go ahead and discuss July's new arrivals. But Netflix had other ideas. Perhaps trying to keep everyone from noticing exactly how many titles it's eliminating, the service saved a large chunk of its vanishing catalog for July 5—giving no prior notice until the last couple of days (the fact that it's July 4th weekend may also have been part of their plan, if you're conspiracy-minded).

Thanks to all the eagle-eyed readers out there who have been diligently posting their findings (and making my humble Expirations page look like a sub-Reddit forum!), we can gauge just how much will be gone as of Sunday at midnight. Granted, much of it is obscure genre fare and some is downright crappy, but there are also a few genuinely notable older titles—including the early John Boorman flick, Leo the Last (1970), and Jim McBride's seminal David Holzman's Diary (1967)—not to mention a whole slew of silents, many by that era's most distinguished filmmakers. There are too many for me to provide links, but here are all the silent films and pre-1982 titles (so far) that are viewable through July 5:

SILENTS
Anna Boleyn (1920)
The Beloved Rogue (1927)
Cabiria (1914)
The Doll (1919)
Earth (1930)
Fantômas II: Juve vs. Fantômas (1913)
Fantômas III: The Murderous Corpse (1913)
Fantômas IV: Fantômas vs. Fantômas (1914)
Fantômas V: The False Magistrate (1914)
The Hands of Orlac (1924)
Happiness (1935)
Harakiri (1919)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Strike (1925)
The Struggle (1931)
Sumurun (1920)
Tempest (1928)
A Throw of Dice (1929)
Warning Shadows (1923)
The Wildcat (1921)

CLASSICS
Brotherhood of Death (1976)
Canyon Crossroads (1955)
The Ceremony (1963)
Checkpoint (1956)
Dangerous Exile (1957)
David Holzman's Diary (1967)
Deadly Hero (1975)
Egypt by Three (1953)
Escape from Hell Island (1963)
For the Love of It (1980)
Gentlemen in White Vests (1970)
Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
It Rains in My Village (1968)
Killers Three (1968)
Knives of the Avenger (1966)
The Last Mile (1959)
Leo the Last (1970)
The Mugger (1958)
Once a Jolly Swagman (1949)
Primitive London (1965)
Rhodes of Africa (1936)
September Storm (1960)
Simba (1955)
The Boss (1956)
The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)
The Music Box Kid (1960)
The Rocking Horse Winner (1950)

And then there are these (less notable) titles, also expiring at end of day Sunday:

A Demon in My View (1991)
A Not So Silent Night (2009)
A Silent Britain (2006)
Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
Beautiful People (1999)
Bright Leaves (2003)
Camera Afrique (1983)
Chinese Boxes (1984)
Chuck & Buck (2000)
Cold Feet (1989)
Condor (1986)
Dead Beat (1994)
Dead Sleep (1990)
Destination Vegas (1995)
Fighter (2000)
Film Geek (2005)
Frogs for Snakes (1998)
Go for Zucker (2004)
Good Chemistry (2008)
Hammer Down (1992)
Helena from the Wedding (2010)
Honeymoon (1997)
Hourglass (1996)
Incident in an Alley (1962)
Independent America: Rising from Ruins (2008)
Intangible Asset No. 82 (2008)
Intimate Stranger (1991)
La France (2007)
Laila's Birthday (2008)
L'iceberg (2005)
Liverpool (2008)
Lost in New York (1989)
Marked for Murder (1989)
Men at Work (2006)
Midnight Mass (2003)
Mind the Gap (2004)
Ministry of Vengeance (1989)
Momma's Man (2008)
Monumental: David Brower's Fight (2004)
Nénette (2010)
Never on Tuesday (1988)
Nobody's Business (1996)
Nollywood Babylon (2008)
Pete's Meteor (1998)
Primary Motive (1992)
Rain Without Thunder (1992)
Relative Evil (2001)
Revolt (1986)
Son of Man (2006)
Supernatural Activity (2012)
Take Out (2004)
The Camden 28 (2007)
The Deserted Station (2002)
The Family Album (1988)
The Last of England (1988)
The Roe's Room (1997)
The Sweetest Sound (2001)
This Revolution (2005)
Times and Winds (2006)
Tony Manero (2008)
Videocracy (2009)
Virgil Bliss (2001)
Where is Parsifal? (1984)
Where Truth Lies (1996)
Wide Awake (2006)
Wildflowers (2000)

Exhausted yet? I sure am. But that's still not all. There are also those titles already noted earlier, including a few that will be vanishing even sooner (although I won't be surprised if Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon reappears to help promote its Netflix-produced sequel):

July 3

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
No God, No Master (2012)

July 4

The Yankles (2009)

July 5

Stuck in Love (2012)

And when you're done frantically sorting through all of this weekend's departures, start preparing your goodbyes to the following, which include yet more classic TV shows (leaving on the 14th and 29th), continuing where Netflix left off in June:

July 6

The Last Stand (2013)

July 8

Mary and Max (2009)
My Best Enemy (2011)

July 14

Discover Planet Ocean: Season 1 (2009)
Dragnet (1967-1970)
Manhunter (1986)
Miami Vice (1984-1988)
The New Woody Woodpecker Show (1999-2002)

July 15

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999)

July 24

The Inbetweeners (2008-2010) - Renewed

July 29

Adam-12 (1968-1975)
Leave It to Beaver (1957-1962)
Magnum P.I. (1980-1988)
Quincy, M.E. (1976-1983)

Not pretty. And possibly unprecedented. Oh, and here are a bunch more taken from reader contributions, including a number of Korean TV shows (if that's your thing):

July 6
Backyard Dogs (2000)
Emile (2003)
The Greenskeeper (2002)
Sekirei (2008-2010)

July 7
Birds of a Feather (2012)
Luster (2010)
Whores' Glory (2011)

July 8
Pastorela (2011)

July 9
Absentia (2011)

July 11
Son of a Lion (2007)

July 12
Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012)

July 13
The Big Rig Bounty Hunters (2013)
Double Divas (2013)
How Sex Changed the World (2013)
Mankind: Decoded (2013)
Obsessed (2009-2010)
Shipping Wars (2012)
Wahlburgers (2014)

July 14
Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs (2005)
WWE: Falls County Anywhere (2012)

July 31
Aerial America (2010)
Air Disasters (2012)
Catching Killers (2012-13)
Mysteries of the Bible (2006)
Rocket City Rednecks (2011-2012)
World War II: Final Days (2011)
Zhong Wu Yan (2010)

KOREAN TV
Autumn's Concerto (2009-2010)
Easy Fortune Happy Life (2009)
The Fierce Wife (2010-2011)
Invincible Shan Bao Mei (2008)
Love, Now (2012-2013)
My Queen (2009)
Princess' Stand In (2013)

Apologies for the rushed nature of this post, but I wanted to make this info available as soon as possible for anyone who won't be spending the weekend outside celebrating the 4th. And if seeing this many titles leaving so unexpectedly gets you angry [Edit: there are now many more below], then consider taking a few minutes to call Netflix and tell them you're mad as hell and aren't going to take it anymore (or some such thing). They're apparently very responsive to customer feedback, especially in large numbers, so it can only help. And while you've got them on the phone, tell them they better not discontinue labeling their expiring titles, which I hear they're considering—or else!

As mentioned earlier, from this point forward all further expiring titles for July should be noted in this page's comment section, as the Expiration page is now locked. Thanks again to everyone out there for sharing your lists with us. Let the mourning being...

113 comments:

Linklisa said...

7/5
A Cold Wind in August (1961)
All Night Long (1962)
Allotment Wives (1945)
The Awful Dr. Orlof (Gritos en la noche) (1962)
Bitter Harvest (1963)
Burke and Hare (1972)
Cage of Evil (1960)
The Cat Burglar (1961)
Charley’s Big Hearted Aunt (1940)
The Clown and the Kid (1961)
Confessions of Tom Harris (1969)
Counterplot (1959)
Drifters (2003)
Emergency Hospital (1956)
Face Off (Winter Comes Early) (1972)
Fashion Model (1945)
Flame in the Streets (1961)
Flight to Hong Kong (1956)
Hell Bound (1957)
Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill (1981)
Joe Dancer: The Big Trade (1981)
Joe Dancer: The Monkey Mission (1981)
Keys to Freedom (1988)
Million Dollar Rip-Off (1976)
Pete’s Meteor (1998)
Those Secrets (1992)
Zoo Baby (1960)

7/6
Becassine: The Wackiest Nanny Ever (2001)

7/7
Cinnamon (2011)

7/31
Amish: Out of Order (2012)
Digimon Adventure (199-2001)
Digimon: Digital Monsters (199-2001)
Maya and Miguel (2004)

Linklisa said...

7/5
I Thank You (1941)
It’s All Happening (1963)
It’s All Over Town (1963)
Just My Luck (1957)
The Large Rope (1953)
Machete (1958)
Mary Had a Little (1961)
Meet Me Tonight (Tonight at 8:30) (1952)
Monkey on My Back (1957)
The Sadistic Baron von Klaus (La Mano de un Hombre…) (1962)

will g said...

Thank you Linklisa and a big FU to Netflix. This really is beginning to look like a drastic change in direction for Instant, which I know some have been predicting. Soon all catalog titles will be purged. I just wish they wouldn't do so much of it on 7/5!

LarryG said...

Argh! There goes my weekend. Some minor additions:

7/5
Crime and Passion (1976) Ivan Passer dir
Die Screaming, Marianne (1971)
The Getting of Wisdom (1978) Bruce Beresford dir

David Speranza said...

Wow, Lisa, thanks for posting. That's just downright ridiculous. (Where are you finding all these?) I guess Netflix has to make room for all those...Adam Sandler movies. Ugh.

Thanks, also, LarryG. Those are definitely notable ones (especially if you're a Susan George fan).

grasshopper1 said...

This passed ridiculous about 30 days ago...here are a few more Asian series that are expiring. I believe that all of the Asian titles expiring on 7/31 (at least for now) are all Taiwanese. I don't mean to be picky, but it might make a difference to someone. Anyway, here are 3 more:

7/31

Love Forward
Channnel X
Zhong Wu Yan

I'm off to call Netflix!

Movie Guru said...

99% of those titles will still be available to stream on Amazon Prime after they expire on Netflix

Linklisa said...

Grasshopper, thanks for the correction on the 7/31 Asian titles being Taiwanese.

So far the count is up to 128 for last day 7/5 from MaFt at http://usa.newonnetflix.info/lastchance
I've been trying to check those against what is already posted here for duplicates, but human error has probably crept in. That website has a nice display with posters, and usually doesn't list as many expiring titles as our group here does. I have the impression someone there has been scouring Netflix title lists all of their waking hours this weekend (thank you, whoever you are!!)

Here are more adds I've seen from MaFt since last night:

7/5
Aaltra (2004)
The American Snitch (1983)
And God Spoke (1993)
Anytown, USA (2005)
…At First Sight (Two Guys Talkin’ About Girls) (1995)
Back to Normandy (Retour en Normandie)
Carry on Columbus (1992)
Charlie Don’t Surf (2012)
The Club (1980)
Cracking Up (1977)
Crimson (Las ratas no duermen de noche) (1973)
The Current (2014)
Dad on the Run (Cours Toujours) (2000)
Double Take (2009)
The Fumbleheads (The Fanatics) (1999)
Goodbye, Supermom (1988)
Jackie Mason Is…One Angry Man (2010)
The Juche Idea (2008)
Last Dance (2002) – collaboration between Pilobolus and Maurice Sendak
Leave ‘Em Laughing (1981)
Love Comes Lately (2007)
Makers Our Story (2011)
The Man Who Brought Mustique (2000)
Meeting Spencer (2010)
The Next Big Thing (2001)
The Nostradamus Kid (1993)
Nowhere Man (2005)
The “Socalled” Movie (2010)
Totem Blue (2009)

7/6
Da Hip Hop Witch (2000)

7/9
Fastest (2011)
The Grandfathers (2011)

Linklisa said...

And as if none of this were enough, https://www.facebook.com/NewOnNetflixUSA reports that Netflix has removed these (presumably with no notice, as they were in my queues):

Deadliest Volcanoes: Nova
Ken Burns: Jazz
Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl
Ken Burns: The National Parks

David Speranza said...

Lisa, thanks for the additional info (and titles). Looks like only one duplicate--Pete's Meteor--which is pretty good. My own count of all the 7/5 titles on this page comes to 182. Grim.

Linklisa said...

Already gone:
Ken Burns: Baseball

7/5
After the Rain (1999)
Almost Blue (1992)
The Belle of Amherst (1976)
Primitive London (1965)

7/10
It’s a Girl (2012)
Stuck Between Stations (2011)

Linklisa said...

7/6
Borough of Kings (2000)
The Children of Times Square (1986)
Tehilim (2007)

Brian T. said...

Here's everything expiring from my list this month. Sorry for any repeats. Dates are listed as they appear on the Netflix website.

7/15
Manhunter

7/17
The Animal

7/21
Assault on Precinct 13

7/22
Redwood Highway

7/23
Unfinished Song

7/25
Man of Tai Chi

7/29
The Croods

8/1
The Fifth Element
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Love Story
Star Trek: Insurrection
From Time to Time
Jennifer 8
Addams Family Values
Beauty Shop
Bulletproof
Unbreakable
Double Whammy
In Dreams
Liberty Stands Still
Rush
Internal Affairs
Intersection
North Dallas Forty
Scary Movie
The Newton Boys
Shooter
Face/Off
Leon: The Professional

Linklisa said...

7/5
The Day We Met (1990)
The Diamond Hunters (1975)
Flipping (1997)
Flying Devils (1975)
The Forest for the Trees (2003)
Hedda Gabler (2004)

7/10
Dead Man’s Burden (2012)

7/18
The Tulse Luper Suitcases (2003)
The Tulse Luper Suitcases – The TV Series (2004)

Linklisa said...

7/5
A Matter of Sex (The Willmar 8) (1984)
Diary of a Cannibal (2007)
Dr. Orloff’s Monster (El Secreto del Dr. Orloff) (1967)
I Love NY (1987)
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Eu Cand Vreau Sa…) (2010)
In Dangerous Company (1988)
Lady in a Corner (1989)
Light of Mine (2011)
Mad Bull (1977)
Maya (1982)
Measure for Measure (2006)
My Brother’s Keeper (1948)
Nailed (Accroché) (2001)
On the Yard (1978)
Petits Freres (2001)
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005)
Players (Pledge of Allegiance) (2005)
Prelude to Fame (1950)
Shoot (1991)
So Young, So Bad (1950)
Someone I Touched (1975)
Terraces (1977)
That Kind of Girl (1963)
Three Bad Sisters (1956)
Vice Raid (1960)
Violent Playground (1958)
Ward No. 6 (Palata No 6) (2009)
Wolves in the Snow (Des chiens dans la neige) (2004)

… and of course none of us will have time to watch all of these, but you can take a moment (while cursing or calling Netflix) to look through all the posters at http://usa.newonnetflix.info/lastchance and to marvel at the efforts of MaFt Morley who looked these all up and maintains that page.

Orzel said...

7/11 - The Hairdresser (2010)

These expirations have gone from ridiculous to devastating in a matter of days.

Jeff said...

7/30
My Awkward Sexual Adventure (2012)

8/1
Abduction of Eden (2012)
Bad Girl Island (2007)
Hard Breakers (2010)
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Titanic (1997)

CanandaiguaNY said...

Last day 7/18: The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000, documentary about legendary folk guitarist Ramblin' Jack Elliott)

Expiring silents available on dailymotion: Anna Boleyn, The Beloved Rogue, Cabiria, The Doll, The Hands of Orlac, Orphans of the Storm, Strike and Warning Shadows. The Struggle is on YouTube.

will g said...

I do appreciate MaFt Morley's efforts Lisa, but you also deserve thanks (again) for the tedious work of going through his post and culling the titles that haven't been listed here yet. I'm sure you'd rather be doing something else on this holiday weekend.



Pox Voldius said...

7/11
Mama Africa (2011)

Linklisa said...

7/5
Cupid (1997)
Day of the Nightmare (Don’t Scream, Doris Mays) (1965)
The Eleventh Commandment (1986)
Hourglass (1996)
I Am the Ripper (2004)
Love 600 (Stehaufmadchen; Jill in the Box) (1970)
Mummy Maniac (2007)
Pier 5, Havana (1959)
Risk (2000)
Ultrasonic (2012)

Anonymous said...

Last day available 8/1 (expires 8/2)
The Cold Lands (2013)

Anonymous said...


7/11
A Life in Suitcases (2005)
Director Peter Greenaway downsizes his multimedia epic "The Tulse Luper Suitcases" for this eccentric and challenging semiautobiographical feature.

7/14
5 Broken Cameras (documentary, 2011)

7/18
Jack Kerouac: King of The Beats (documentary, 1985)

Brian Clarkson said...

Wow, they destroyed some of the catalog when I was looking. Particularly those Ken Burns series which I assumed were safe. SMH

A modicum of good news, I no longer see an expiration date on The Inbetweeners.

And now, some bad:

7/7: Whore's Glory
7/12: Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

will g said...

I pulled Linklisa duty this morning, here are a few stray titles from newonnetflix.info:

7/14
The New Woody Woodpecker Show (1999-2002)

7/19
Voltron Force (2011)

7/20
B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time (2010)

Anonymous said...

I watched Dawn Rider (2012) this past weekend. If I remember correctly it leaves on 7/15. If someone can confirm this so it can be added I would appreciate it. P.S. Love this site!

will g said...

@Anonymous Yes that title is expiring on 7/14. Did you find that in your queue? I don't see it listed anywhere. Until now:

7/14
Dawn Rider (2012)

jim said...

David - Sorta off topic, but you were all over the internet yesterday...

David Speranza said...

Yeah, Jim, I saw. Crazy, right? I just wish the stories were more accurate. I had to contact several of the journalists to ask for corrections. No one seems to read carefully anymore.

Jordan said...

Until 8/1
Ghoulies Go to College (aka Ghoulies III) (1991)
Blown Away (1992)

Anonymous said...

I chatted with a Netflix customer support guy and they said that ending putting the cancel dates on our queues was being tested by the powers that be, but the feedback they have been getting is we are absolutely against it. How crappy would it be to just lose a show right in the middle of it? At least giving a 30 notice gives you some chance.

will g said...

More from newonnetflix.info:

7/11
Buried Secrets (2009)

7/13
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008)
William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet (2009)

Mark L said...

Last day to watch these 7/14

Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
Special 26 (2013)

Eric Vandenberg said...

14-Jul What a Man (2011) 94 min

I went away for the July 4 weekend, and my queue was down a dozen titles when I returned. Looking at the carnage posted here, it was really cowardly & inconsiderate of Netflix to give only a couple of days notice on hundreds of titles.

Would it be of any use to try and create a groundswell for expiration dates on all titles? If it got renewed then the expiration date would change accordingly. It would certainly remove the need for us all to post on blogs such as this.

Linklisa said...

7/11
A Thousand Months (Mille Mois) (2003)
Sandcastle (2010)

7/14
Don Friesen: Ask Your Mom
Inside: Lego

fantasticangel said...

7/14
Dawn Rider
Done the Impossible
A Christmas Kiss

Carol said...


July 14
The Achievers: The Story of Lebowski Fans (2009)

Anonymous said...

The Longest Day (1962) has reappeared after disappearing, but it is marked as expiring 8/1 (last day available 7/31).

Expiring 8/3 (last day available 8/2):
It's a Disaster (2012)

Jordan said...

Until 7/18
Come Out and Play (2012)

Until 7/22
Metal Tornado (2011)

will g said...

7/14
Evacuate Earth (2012)
The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976)

will g said...

7/17
Informant (2012)

will g said...

7/14
Strongman (2009)
What a Man (2011)

Linklisa said...

7/18
Traces of Dragon: Jackie Chan & Lost Family (2003)
Unfinished Sky (2007)
Xanda (2004)

will g said...

7/18
Red Flag (2012)
Rubberneck (2012)
Walking on Water (2002)

Anonymous said...

GONE!

First 10 seasons of Hawaii 5 O!!

Next Magnum PI!

BUMMER!!!

Wellesley72 said...

@David. Brian Clarkson said The Inbetweeners is not expiring on July 24 but you are still showing it as leaving that day. Which of you is right?

David Speranza said...

@WEllesley72, I don't see a date for it at this point, so let's say it's safe until someone discovers otherwise. Taking it off the list...

Pox Voldius said...

Okay, 11 titles have disappeared from my list without warning since yesterday, and I don't know which ones they were. Not cool.

Mark L said...

The Clairvoyant (1934)
Sailing Along (1938)
Let 'em Have It (1935)

Apparently these were dropped without notice.
I started watching Let 'em Have It yesterday but I something came up.... went to try again today..... GONE.

Pox Voldius said...

Okay, yeah, The Clairvoyant *was* something that had been on my list, so that accounts for one out of the 11.

Supposedly, according to NF customer service, the titles that disappeared without warning are "under maintenance" and will reappear when they're done working on them. I'll believe it when I see it.

Mark L said...

I've seen movies pulled for repair and put back in queue, (like The Last Waltz) but I highly doubt these older titles will reappear.

will g said...

7/16
Golmaal Returns (2008)

7/18
Xanda (2004)

Anonymous said...

The following eight items have disappeared from my queue without warning:

All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Electra (1962)
Hamsun (1996)
Let 'em Have It (1935)
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (2006)
Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
Siberian Lady Macbeth (1962)
Ten (2002)

will g said...

7/18
The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)

7/19
Lovestruck: The Musical (2013)

will g said...

I see I listed a title yesterday that Linklisa had already listed only a few comments before. I know that's annoying and I pledge to be more careful from now on.

Anonymous said...

I had 23 in my list disappear without warning. I keep a spreadsheet, so I know which ones in case anyone finds this helpful at all:

Gigante (09)
Day Zero (08)
Attraction (00)
Cop Hater (58)
Fanfare for a Death Scene (64)
Lovelife (97)
Anatomy of a Seduction (78)
Crime Against Joe (56)
Full Moon High (81)
De Sade (69)
This is Not a Movie (11)
Flanders (06)
The Man From Beyond (22)
Three Ages (23)
L'Age D'Or (30)
Abraham Lincoln (30)
The Comeback (78)
Killing Car (93)
Devil's Kiss (76)
Nightstalker (09)
The Haunting of Rebecca Verlaine (03)
Borderline Cult (07)
Blackwoods (02)

Anonymous said...

Some more titles which have magically disappeared:

Broken Blossoms (1919)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
They Made Me A Fugitive (1947)
Canon City (1948)
The Big Knife (1955)
The Fearmakers (1958)
I'll Sing for You (2001) - great doc

will g said...

My first queue that was at full capacity of 500 titles yesterday is at 488 today, and I had only a couple of Anonymous' titles in that queue. I don't keep a spreadsheet so I'll never know what other titles were yanked. I called customer service and she was clueless about why this is happening, but of course said she'd submit my complaint.

The purging of older catalog titles continues apace.

Anonymous said...

Lost over 20 titles in the past two days without any warning...no expiration dates listed. Like many, I don't keep a separate list of the titles in my queue. I just know how many I have in each queue. Very very disappointed. I have to say, I'm really considering dropping my Netflix subscription. Been a subscriber for years. But, they seem intent on making their customers unhappy. So sad.

Brian Clarkson said...

Wait, they're still purging? That's disturbing.

Been doing some research on Netflix's DVD portion. Very hit or miss, but I found these:

Expiring on 8/1 (last day 7/31):
Heartburn
Hitch

Coming 8/1:
Benny and Joon
Casting By
Marvin's Room
War

will g said...

7/20
Beyond the Walls (2012)

Anonymous said...

I know these titles have already been posted, but I wanted to point out that there seems to be a major exodus of titles from Kino Lorber taking place on Netflix this month. I've also seen some of their titles expire on Hulu this month.

These titles which suddenly disappeared in the last couple of days are all from Kino Lorber:

Abraham Lincoln (1930)
L'Age D'Or (1930)
Broken Blossoms (1919)
The Comeback (1978)
Flanders (2006)
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (2006)
Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
Siberian Lady Macbeth (1962)
They Made Me A Fugitive (1947)
This is Not a Movie (2011)
Three Ages (1923)


And these titles which expired earlier this month are also from Kino Lorber:

Anna Boleyn (1920)
The Beloved Rogue (1927)
Cabiria (1914)
The Doll (1919)
Earth (1930)
Fantômas II: Juve vs. Fantômas (1913)
Fantômas III: The Murderous Corpse (1913)
Fantômas IV: Fantômas vs. Fantômas (1914)
Fantômas V: The False Magistrate (1914)
The Hands of Orlac (1924)
Harakiri (1919)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Strike (1925)
The Struggle (1931)
Sumurun (1920)
Tempest (1928)
A Throw of Dice (1929)
Warning Shadows (1923)
The Wildcat (1921)

5 Broken Cameras (2011)
The Awful Dr. Orlof (Gritos en la noche) (1962)
Back to Normandy (Retour en Normandie) (2007)
The Belle of Amherst (1976)
Burke and Hare (1972)
David Holzman's Diary (1967)
Die Screaming, Marianne (1971)
The Family Album (1988)
La France (2007)
The Getting of Wisdom (1978)
Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
Hedda Gabler (2004)
Intangible Asset No. 82 (2008)
Intimate Stranger (1991)
The Juche Idea (2008)
Laila's Birthday (2008)
The Last of England (1988)
Liverpool (2008)
Measure for Measure (2006)
Momma's Man (2008)
Nénette (2010)
Nobody's Business (1996)
Nollywood Babylon (2008)
A Not So Silent Night (2009)
On the Yard (1978)
Primitive London (1965)
The Roe's Room (1997)
The Sadistic Baron von Klaus (La Mano de un Hombre…) (1962)
A Silent Britain (2006)
Son of Man (2006)
The Sweetest Sound (2001)
Take Out (2004)
Tehilim (2007)
That Kind of Girl (1963)
Times and Winds (2006)
Tony Manero (2008)
Videocracy (2009)
Ward No. 6 (Palata No 6) (2009)
Whores' Glory (2011)
Wide Awake (2006)


These KL titles expired this month @ Hulu:

Animals (2012, Spain)
The Blue Angel (1930)
Manuscripts Don’t Burn (2013)
Memphis (2013) - this one was only available at Hulu for a couple of months or so.


There are probably other titles that could've been included, but I only have so much patience in looking these things up. :-)

will g said...

It's seems clear that Kino Lorber's contract with Netflix came to an end, so it's all the more inexplicable that little or no notice was given before their titles disappeared. Maybe there were frantic negotiations going on until the very last minute? Or maybe Netflix just didn't want to draw attention to such a negative development.

Wellesley72 said...

@ will g. I'm sure we can look forward to seeing these movies. Interestingly, Kino Lorber also releases some contemporary titles in addition to their "oldies", including A girl Walk Home Alone at Midnight, which is streaming on Netflix although there may be a separate license for that film. Question about silent films: aren't a lot of these in the public domain, so why can't Netflix just buy a decent print. The only other cost should be the cost of streaming.

Wellesley72 said...

@ will g. I am sure we can look forward to seeing these films on Hulu. Kino Lorber also releases some contemporary movies like A Girl Walks Home Alone at Midnight, which is still streaming on Netflix (unless it was a stealth removal) although that may be under a separate license.

Mark L said...

I have a question about a title expiring that's listed above.
Burke and Hare (1972)
The only streaming Burke and Hare that I see is a 2010 version.

will g said...

@Mark L That's because the 1972 version expired on 7/5.

Mark L said...

Thanks I missed that part.

Anonymous said...

Hi, just found some coming expirations that I'm pretty sure haven't been reported yet, so just trying to help those that have this in their list like me:

8/1
Pumping Iron (77)
Fools Rush In (97)
The Puffy Chair (05)
Hindenburg: The Untold Story (10)

8/6
My Amityville Horror (12)

Thanks,
Mark

Brian T. said...

8/1
Driving Miss Daisy

LarryG said...

I'm also missing 6 or 7 films from My List since I was last watching High Fidelity on Monday night July 13. Fortunately three of the disappearing titles were mentioned by other folks, so I'm just short another 3 or 4 films that I can't remember.

I'm going to print a PDF file of the My List webpage before I sign off Netflix tonight. That way I'll have something to compare next time when I return. I think I'll make this a regular practice from now on.

Also Returned -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) is back.

LarryG said...

I don't mean to appear to be disloyal but I just visited the New On Netflix USA website: http://usa.newonnetflix.info/
out of curiosity. There I found, besides the display of new titles added each day, a list of the movies that were Removed each day.
Here are the total numbers of Removed films for the past few days:
33 removals on Wednesday July 15, 2015
141 removals on Tuesday July 14, 2015
53 removals on Monday July 13, 2015
Scroll down the webpage to view the list of Removed films for each day. I found the titles of all of my 7 missing films. Boy, I really missed some Good movies!! The purge goes on . . .

will g said...

7/29
McMillan & Wife (1971-1976)

David Speranza said...

@LarryG: No worries--thanks for pointing that out. Tracking all the comings and goings of Netflix's library has officially become too much for this blog (which was only ever intended to recommend stuff you might have missed), so it's just as well that a site like usa.newonnetflix.info can cover that aspect of things--and much better than I could, I might add.

Anonymous said...

The purge of old television shows continues with...

Family Ties 8/15

Dan P said...

on Monday the 13th, I awoke to find over one hundred titles in streaming cue marked as expiring 7/13 and 7/14. I starting moving them up to the top of my cue while watching Good-Time Girl. By the time I finished that British movie all titles for Monday and Tuesday expiration had vanished.

the Netflix customer service rep was not aware of any massacre or of the previous July 6 bloodbath, where I was able to watch 20 titles before they vanishe3d.

the latest bunch were silent, British titles from the 40s, 50s and 60s, mostly all black and white. Also American titles from the 1950s, mostly crime related and biker films from the 1960s.

Travis said...

yep, i had 5 dolls for an august moon in my list, and it disappeared this week without ever having an expiration date listed. i should have known since it was kino video, but i had talked to a rep on the phone a few days ago, and she assured me netflix isn't removing titles without warning and dutifully passed along my feedback about my 3 kino lorber movies that did get removed after only 3 says warning instead of the customary week and ken burns' jazz, which got removed after mere hours of warning. she also took my feedback about the watch instantly and dvd sides not fully cross-referencing each other and not being able to add to the instant queue from the dvd side, promising it would be fixed very soon, but that hasn't happened yet either. you wouldn't guess this would be the company in the news today for its huge financial success, but it's pretty obvious we're not the customers they really care about. never mind that i've had a subscription continuously for 10 years.

fantasticangel said...

7/23
la leyenda de la llorona
soda springs

David Speranza said...

This is really out of control. From my own queue I've unexpectedly lost the following (and possibly more):

Casanova '70 (w/Marcello Mastroianni and Virna Lisi)
The Explosive Generation (w/William Shatner)
Hustling (w/Jill Clayburgh and Lee Remick)

Meanwhile, in addition to many of those listed above, House of Exorcism and La Petite Lili were among the *141* titles that left on the 14th (according to usa.newonnetflix.info), while The Apple and Light Keeps Me Company were two of 53 expirations on the 13th.

The only silver lining: all of these are currently streaming on Amazon Prime, with currently no expiration date. I'm sure others from the lists above are, as well.

Kirby said...

Lost 5 from my queue with no warning but thankfully all are on Amazon Prime:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923
L'Age d'Or 1930
Otello 1986
Casanova '70 1965
Electra 1962

The latter two were streaming only.

This "no expiration date" thing makes no sense at all, just creates angry customers and what is the benefit to Netflix for not doing it anyway? Bad business.

will g said...

7/22
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

7/31
Bernard (2004)
Catching Killers (2012-2013)
Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld (2012)
Postcards from Buster (2004)

Anonymous said...

Dragnet is gone, Adam-12 is going soon, does that mean Emergency will be removed also? I don't see it on the list. This is terrible though, most of the shows I watch are being removed. Netflix didn't have enough classic TV shows as it was but now it will hardly have any at all. I think I'm going to cancel, it's not worth paying for anymore.

Achernar said...

So far not listed here or on New On Netflix USA, Hawking, 2013, last day 7/31.

For folks with the TV app, some additional 7/31 titles should show up today.

CanandaiguaNY said...

From my TV app.

Last day 7/31:
Houseboat 1958 TV-PG 1hr 49m Netflix Average of 293,277 ratings: 3.7 stars (Netflix blurb: Tired of living with her father, a beautiful socialite signs on as a housekeeper for a widowed lawyer--Cary Grant--and his three children, and soon, sparks fly.)
Departures (Okuribito) In Japanese. 2008 PG-13 2hr 10m Netflix Average of 351,561 ratings: 4.1 stars (Netflix blurb: Young cellist Daigo realizes he's been heading down the wrong career path and trains to be a nakanshi, one who prepares the dead for burial.)

Anonymous said...

7/26 (last day 7/25):
Bullhead (Rundskop)(Flemish/French)(2011)
Sound of Noise (Swedish)(2010)

8/1 (last day 7/31):
Departures (Okuribito)(Japanese)(2008)
My First Mister (2001)
Blue Summer (1973)

Linklisa said...

8/14
The Incredible Dr. Pol

LarryG said...

7/31
CSNY Déjà Vu (2008) --documentary about Crosby Stills Nash and Young 2006 tour

LarryG said...

So sorry, it's late. It should be:

7/24
CSNY Déjà Vu (2008)

Brian T. said...

Tim,

"Man of Tai Chi" is listed on my post from July 4. I'm not sure why it was never added to the main expiration list.

will g said...

7/21
Breathing (2012) -- a Kino Lorber straggler
Trash Dance (2012)

will g said...

@Brian T David is no longer transferring our listings onto a master list, as he did on the old page. He explained that he doesn't have time.

We got through the whole day yesterday with only two measly new titles, and I didn't find any new ones today. Yay. Hope this isn't the calm before the storm.

Brian T. said...

Will G,

David most certainly is transferring our submissions...almost my entire July 4th post was transferred. For some reason, however, even though "Man of Tai Chi" was part of that post it was not transferred. I realize David only includes "WoNN-recommended titles and those too big to ignore" but I'm surprised at the omission of "Man of Tai Chi" as it is a Keanu Reeves film and is considered to be a pretty decent martial arts movie by many people.

David also transferred my July 15th posting of "Driving Miss Daisy".

So, I can verify that as of at least several days ago David most definitely IS transferring submissions and I'm very appreciative of his work.

will g said...

Brian, I don't see any of the titles you posted on 7/4 transferred to David's list. You list 22 titles expiring on 8/1 (which on this site is 7/31), he lists 7. Is my computer showing something different than whatever device you're using? LOL I'm confused.

Brian T. said...

Will,

The main list is not on this page. It's where it's always been, on the "Expiring" page of this blog:

http://whatsonnetflixnow.blogspot.com/p/expiring-soon.html

There you will see quite a number of titles listed under 7/31 (including most of what I posted on July 4 and my July 15 post).

will g said...

Whaaa? I could have sworn he said he was discontinuing the Expiring page. I haven't looked at it since we started posting here.

Mark L said...

Last day to watch 7/26

Get Over It (2001)
Heartbeats (IMDb 2010)(Netflix 2011)

Tim said...

7/26
The Art of the Steal

will g said...

7/31
The Five Heartbeats (1991)

(I just happened to see that when I searched "Heartbeats" listed by Mark L.)


will g said...

"Heartbeats" is in my queue, but the date wasn't there when I checked a couple of hours ago. It's there now (1:15 PM eastern time). So Netflix posts these dates in the middle of the day? I thought they appeared at midnight, the same time expired movies stop streaming.

Brian T. said...

Will,

If my memory is correct, expiration dates appear in your streaming queue (in red) at 10 AM CST.

David Speranza said...

@will g and @Brian T:
Apologies for any confusion. Yes, I am discontinuing the Expiring page, but consider this a one-month only transitional period. I assume all of the frequent commenters will be looking at this page for the latest departing titles; but newcomers and less active readers may still be going to the old page, so I decided to put everything I saw as notable this month on the Expiring page. (In other words, Will, you haven't missed anything.) Brian, apologies for neglecting MAN OF TAI CHI. I didn't realize it was a Keanu flick, thinking it was just another obscure martial arts title. I'll put it up there.

Meanwhile, has anyone else noticed something freaky going on with Netflix's queues? Mine are all gibberish this morning.

David Speranza said...

Queue is now back to normal. Weird...

Brian T. said...

David,

Do I understand correctly that in future months you'll continue to write new blog entries like this one, and when we post our submissions we'll do it on that month's blog entry? And will you include reader submissions at the top of that entry as you've done at the top of this one?

Lee K said...

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961 movie) Last day 7/31/15

Achernar said...

New on Netflix USA listed another 31 removals today. I lost five unanounced today including one, Siegfried, Fritz Lang, that is not listed on his site.

I just wish Netflix would announce them. then I might have gotten a couple in over the weekend. I'm betting that tomorrow is going to be another bad day.

Pox Voldius said...

I lost 5 today without any expiration warning having been posted:

Dr Mabuse, The Gambler (1922)
Siegfried (1924)
Intolerance (1916)
Fantomas I (1913)
The Corsican Brothers (not sure, but I suspect it was the one from 1941)

And when I told customer service, the girl kept trying to tell me where the expiration warnings were posted, and it took several times telling her before she understood that I already know where to look, I have been looking there, and there was NOT any notice posted.

I think it's time for a Twitter storm of bad publicity about this.

LarryG said...

@Pox -- Yes, The Corsican Brothers was 1941 with Douglas Fairbanks Jr

I lost 6 movies today with no prior notice. In addition to those titles already mentioned, these two were removed:
Night Train (1998) John Hurt, Brenda Blethyn
Merci Pour Le Chocolat (2000) Isabelle Huppert, Claude Chabrol dir

That makes 46 titles gone now per New on Netflix USA plus 5 more here.

Anonymous said...

Lost a few today including the previously mentioned Fritz Lang titles and:

Lisa and the Devil (Mario Bava)
99 River Street (a good low-budget film noir)

Thanks again, Netflix.

Carol said...

I'm hopelessly overwhelmed, and dangerously close to not caring anymore. So I'm opting to fight a battle I might have a shot at winning: As long as we're pleading our cases for expiring films that belong on the Recommended list, please consider the 2008 Japanese film, Departures. It won the Best Foreign Film Oscar, which I believe is even more prestigious than "stars Keanu." (Just teasing - love Keanu; love martial arts movies.) But Departures is lovely in many ways. Last day to watch is July 31.

Anonymous said...

I lost 15 more without ANY notice at all:

Let the Devil Wear Black (99)
Bad Day to Go Fishing (09)
The Hillside Stranglers (89)
Jennifer on my Mind (71)
Double Down (01)
Merci Pour le Chocolat (00)
Johnny Cool (63)
Beyond Desire (96)
Personal Affair (53)
How I Ended This Summer (10)
Kidnapped (74)
Schizo (76)
The Iron Rose (73)
Hot Target (85)
Tracks of a Killer (96)

Since this is the second purge with no notice or warning in 2 weeks, my guess is that Netflix is doing this prior to removing transitioning to absolutely no expiration notice. The fact that many people have called and complained and they have no answers is troubling. Looking back, it's very depressing how unfriendly they have become over the last few years to the loyal consumers.

Tim said...

In the Custody of Strangers disappeared with no notice.

Roxie said...

About 95% of the TV Movies I had in my List disappeared over the past two days without warning. I know they were there Sunday because that was the last time I checked my list. On the new Netflix website, I can't even see expiration dates so the only way I can find them is to go to my Viewing History and then search from that page. My computer's metro app doesn't show expirations either. :(

Why they want to do away with expiration dates, is beyond my comprehension. At least Hulu put the expirations dates back in their new watchlist webpage and even put all the items soon to expiration at the top so one can see what's leaving after many (including me) complained about it.

Seems at least half of my missing TV movies are on Amazon Prime so I might see if my friend will let me use his account to watch them.

David Speranza said...

New post is up, so if you guys could leave any new titles on that page, that would be great. Thanks!