Thursday, September 22, 2005

Online Indian DVD Rentals

Longtime readers may remember that the CEO of an an online Indian movies sale and rental website contacted me regarding using my reviews from bbreviews on the site. The site MyPicks is now online.

Though the influence of Netflix is pretty obvious, the site does look impressive. Its user interface is clean and easy and the well-organized DVD collection looks quite comprehensive at first glance. I clicked on a few movies and the information provided seems correct also.

If movie availability and customer service match what is offered by Netflix, I think MyPicks has a good chance to be successful. What do you guys think of the site?

21 Comments:

At 12:46 AM, Blogger Kaps said...

so are u gonna write reviews for them?

 
At 6:25 AM, Anonymous Raju said...

i am already a member of indianmovieclub.com.. though their collection is good, they have a terrible system of sending and receiving movies. I will check out ur site to see if it is better.

 
At 6:41 AM, Blogger bhuvan said...

Uhm, kaps, how about checking the site?! If you click on a movie, you can find them under "Critics Rating"! Too bad this service is only for US residents. :-(

 
At 7:21 AM, Anonymous vijay said...

Thanks Balaji. If you remember quite some time back I had asked about good online rentals for Tamil movies in US. I am right now with 1800imall.com(for 15 bucks, you can watch 6 to 8 movies a month depending on your luck and diligence in returning the movies) which is not too bad.(raju, you might want to give them a shot, they dont have a very big collection though)

 
At 7:24 AM, Anonymous vijay said...

Hmm.. on a quick look the plan and collection does seem to be similiar to 1800imall.com, will have to probe further..

 
At 7:29 AM, Anonymous vijay said...

A problem with 1800imall is they ask you to have 10 movies on your rental queue at any time since there is no guarantee which movies would be in stock to send you next. Thats a pain as it is difficult to pick 10 decent movies from new releases, so you will be forced to pick some old Tamil flicks or Hindi flicks. If you dont mind watching them then good for you. But if you want to watch just the new releases then its a slight pain as most of them are in demand and out of stock or already rented out

 
At 7:39 AM, Anonymous vijay said...

On an unrelated note, Karthik the actor is taking the political punge too
http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/16968.html

thevaiya?

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger bl@her said...

This is the first Indian DVD rental site I came across, and I promptly subscribed to it, will update soon on their service.

 
At 8:05 AM, Blogger sen said...

balaji,
Btw how does it work.iam seeing them getting added to the rental que and if u say go nothing is happening??.

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger Munimma said...

I have recently joined desicompany.com. Not too bad, but not up to Netflix, I would say.

If this one gets good reviews, I might be tempted

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

kaps, as bhuvan said they're already using my reviews. click on some of the movies to c the review...

raju, lemme know how it works if u do...

vijay, yep do remember that. lemme know how it works if u do chk this one out...

anu, just curious. when u say "u came across", was it from this post or were u already a member?

sen, i havent enrolled so i'm not sure. based on netflix, if u started the trial and said go with some movies in your queue, i'm guessing the first movie will be shipped. maybe the status will be updated a few hrs later. lemme know what happens and how it works.

 
At 11:19 AM, Anonymous ram said...

i just started a trial membership with them! added a lota Kamal hassan movies! pretty decent collection (hard to satisfy me!)

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

I don't rent..thanks to lack of time.! I usually buy the best ( what I think the best) and watch them in bits and pieces.

Nice to see your review site being recognized. I checked it out today and is interesting indeed.!

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

ram, curious about how the site works. let us know. might help skanda too :)

narayanan, wow u must have quite a collection! i can never do that... buy a movie i havent seen :)

 
At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bb's,
do u get free memmbership or royalty for using ur review link, if not U please demand, this is America, where u get things only when u ask

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger jon said...

We are trying to find good movie title to take the kids this weekend. Good movie title reviews are hard to find

I just stumbled onto your blog while looking. Seems to happen to me a lot since I am a knowledge mooch LOL

Thanks

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Mike said...

I think your web page about buy dvd uk is great and just wanted to say thanks. I have a website about ref="http://www.dvdangels.com">buy dvd uk that you might like to check out. Thanks again for your website. I will tell others to come and take a look.

 
At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful and informative web site. I used information from that site its great. Atopic dermatitis is often Does masterbation cause acne wichita ice making equipment and machines manufacturers Oral surgery new jersey money finances fast cash millions 6-figure emarketing

 
At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been looking for sites like this for a long time. Thank you! acne product ite circuit breaker Day ambien Broker commercial insurance mortgage tennessee Indiana and off track betting sites Eyeglasses etro property insurance Security interest recovery of debts bill december 2004 Fraud in financial planning 1993 cadillac sixty special

 
At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out A1Bollywood.com they got music videos and trailers, plus a big collection of hindi dvds, not to mention info on stars and bollywood news..this site has it all..

 
At 5:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!
You may probably be very interested to know how one can make real money on investments.
There is no initial capital needed.
You may commense earning with a money that usually goes
for daily food, that's 20-100 dollars.
I have been participating in one project for several years,
and I'm ready to let you know my secrets at my blog.

Please visit my pages and send me private message to get the info.

P.S. I make 1000-2000 per day now.

http://theinvestblog.com [url=http://theinvestblog.com]Online Investment Blog[/url]

 

Post a Comment

<< Home