One of our readers, Michael, sent this e-mail he received from Netflix regarding the movie "Chariots of Fire:"
Dear Michael: The movie: Chariots of Fire(1981) has been removed from your Netflix Rental Queue. Unfortunately, we will no longer offer it for rental on our web site. We realize this is disappointing and want to reassure you that we only remove movies in unusual circumstances. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you find many other movies to enjoy on our web site. Thank you, The Netflix Team
When I go to rent the movie, it allows me to save it but does not show a release date. The movie was released on DVD on August 22, 1997 and is available for sale on Amazon.
I know that Netflix owns copies of some movies and pays royalties on the rest. Might be some a royalty issue with the owners of the movie.