Film Back in March, I tried to get to the bottom of why Lovefilm weren't carrying Universal films and received the usually disappointing emails from Universal and Lovefilm highlighting intransigent disagreements over the usual stuff like money and money.
Recently there was some hope for change after Lovefilm signed an agreement for streaming rights to Universal's catalogue and I'm pleased to report that agreement seems to have been carried over somewhat into physical shiny discs things with a range of titles cropping up for rental. So it looks like Lovefilm will now be carrying Universal's back catalogue.
They've not gone wide with this information yet (I only noticed when I was trawling through this month's Empire Magazine and adding title). Paul's there now and One Day but not A Serious Man. For someone who doesn't much go to the cinema this is excellent news. Some of these aren't great films, but they are in a discourse I've need denied otherwise.
It seems to be occurring as stock is delivered. Simon noticed Kick Ass was on stream last night and now it's available through postal media. Only the dvd of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood's available which suggests to me they're waiting for the blu-rays to be posted to them or some such. Note brand new titles are nowhere. I'll check back in a couple of weeks to see if that changes.
Updated! 09/06/2012 A Serious Man is now available as the blu-ray of Robin Hood. Lordy, lordy, lordy.