RedBox to Launch Movie Streaming Service

Hooray, Netflix Instant play streaming service is gonna get some competition.

RedBox, the $1 DVD rental kiosk company, plans to roll out a movie streaming service in the U.S. and is scouting for a partner.


Word on the street is that e-commerce behemoth might end up as its partner.

No word yet on when the RedBox service will debut but the subscription package might include some DVD rentals too from the familiar red kiosks at American supermarkets and convenience stores.

By the way, have you schmucks noticed that Bollywood films are making it to Netflix Instant play very quickly these days.

A couple of days we noticed the recently released Hindi film No One Killed Jessica (Vidya Balan, Rani Mukerji) had already made it to Netflix Instant Play.

4 Responses to "RedBox to Launch Movie Streaming Service"

  1. Naveen   February 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I saw this torture – No One Killed Jessica on Netflix Instant Play.

    The poor Jessica would have killed herself had she seen it. Amateurish direction and ridiculous acting. Why do they have to make everything melodramatic???

    Rani Mukherjee mouthing expletives was marketed as a highlight. :)) Responds

    Skipped the movie at the theater and skipped it on Instant Play.

    We believe if the movie had done exceptionally well it wouldn’t have hit Netflix so fast.

    Thank God, Rani Mukerji is a spent force in Bollywood now. 🙁

  2. Naveen   February 17, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I recently saw Coen brother’s “Burn After Reading”. Good stuff especially the dark humor. You folks seen it?

    Did you know that Bollywood’s Bheja Fry was another shameless ripoff of the french movie “The Dinner Game”? I was shocked when I found that because I though it was one rare peice of good movie making to come from India.

    I have “Shatranj Ke Khilari” next on netflix. I saw it several years ago and found it interesting.. Gonna find out how it aged with me. Responds

    Burn After Reading? No, on our see-list though.

    Skipped Bheja Fry.

    Our last (and maybe first) Satyajit Ray film was Charulata (Netflix has the DVD) a few years back. Good.

  3. Naveen   February 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Any plans to watch 7 Khoon Maaf or Nadunisi Naigal this weekend? Both are playing in Bigcinemas. If you are planning to watch then I will wait for the review 🙂 Responds

    Not sure on both.

    Oscar Nominee Outside the Law (French) & The Housemaid (Korean) are also releasing tomorrow. Keen on watching these foreign films.

    As far as acting goes, Priyanka Chopra is a piece of shit. An emetic.

    • முனிAndy   February 18, 2011 at 9:11 am

      What.. you are not watching the Justin Bieber movie? Responds

      No. Youth distresses us. 🙁

      Gets us into a rage, a savage fury that won’t abate for weeks.

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