To write about Netflix & Blockbuster I maintain a 3-out account from each service, and I've been observing new release availability from both services.
Here's a few of the latest "hot" movie releases in my Netflix queue:
Here's the same list in my Blockbuster queue:
Blu-ray availability from Netflix is the same for the above titles, but Blockbuster has "Long Waits" on the Blu-ray editions of Inglorious Basterds, Night at the Museum 2, and G-Force.
Lately Blockbuster has been faster at shipping new releases like The Hangover, but in this case it's being shipped from a remote shipping center. Note the ship date of 12/18/2009, but expected arrival date of 12/22/2009.
I'm still waiting for it to be available from Netflix:
One customer experience is not a fair way to test both services, so I'd like to get your feedback. Please leave a comment with the service you use (Netflix, Blockbuster, or both), and how successful you have been at getting new releases.