I would like mention a sad new trend I've noticed recently on Netflix regarding Unrated versions of films. The upcoming titles Who's Your Daddy, This Girl's Life, The Life (w/Denise Richards) and Drunken Jackasses: The Quest have been released or will be released in rated and unrated versions. However, Netflix seems to be carrying only the rated versions of these films.
This puts them in the same league as Blockbuster who have a pretty strict No Unrated movies policy (even though they sometimes accidentally get an unrated title every now and again). If this is a new Netflix policy, then I will have to cancel my Netflix account which I have had since the company's inception 6 years ago.
I do not like to be grouped into the same God-fearing family friendly Wal-Mart dwellers that Blockbuster seems to cater to. Netflix has been good in the past about offering edgy films and always carrying the Unrated, Director's Cut versions of films. I could just be overreacting and the info on Netflix's site is simply an error, but if it is not I will be greatly disappointed and may have to move on to nicheflix or a simliar alternative. Ideally, these companies should carry both versions so individuals can decide what's best for their families, but a decision shouldn't be made for us.
Am I alone here or are there people with similar feelings?
I haven't noticed if Netflix has suddenly changed their policy, but Blockbuster does carry a few unrated movies (Caligula, American Pie, Eurotrip, In the Cut, and more).
I generally prefer to see the director's cut or unrated edition, since I believe it's more how the director wanted the film made (instead of the MPAA). What do you prefer?