Thousands of films to be deleted from Netflix at the end of September
Netflix US ends deal with Epix, huge titles to leave platform including: The Hunger Games, World War Z and Anchorman 2
In a turn of events sure to disappoint (or liberate) those struggling to keep on top of their to watch lists, Netflix US has chosen not to renew its contract with distributor Epix, a move which will see thousands of films removed from the site.
While Netflix UK’s catalogue is limited by existing deals between movie distributors and Sky – who operate NowTV – many UK subscribers also use proxy services to watch US content Netflix, you cheeky bunch.
Rival US service Hulu will take on the Epix catalogue with Netflix opting to focus on original content. In the upcoming months Netflix will launch Beasts of No Nation, an unflinching war drama from director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) and starring Idris Elba (Luther); Ridiculous Six, a new comedy from Adam Sandler with an ensemble cast including Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi; and Bill Murray’s Christmas film A Very Murray Christmas directed by Sofia Coppola. Don't be surprised if we continue to see more consolidation moves like this from Netflix as is continues its focus on original content.
The agreement between Netflix and Epix runs out at the end of September, giving users a month to watch films before they are removed … let the bingeing begin.
Notable films leaving Netflix US include:
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Star Trek Into Darkness
World War Z
The Wolf of Wall Street
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
God’s Not Dead
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
All Is Lost
Much Ado About Nothing
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