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Streaming services have come a long way since the days of Netflix being the only competition to itself. There are no too many dozen streaming sites trying to offer us something new and exciting. They want our money and we want good content.
But good content is hard to find these days, especially when so much content is being churned out each week. And when you find a series or movie that you like, and rewatch, well then that streaming service has your wallet until you’re ready to move on.
In the beginning, Netflix used to release its popular series on DVD. Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards got DVD releases for each season. But that was before Netflix could fund and produce its own shows without needing to partner with another company that stipulated physical media releases after a certain exclusive period had ended.
We have seen certain prestige movies like The Irishman and Marriage Story enter The Criterion Collection, but, for the most part, a series or movie that is exclusive to a streaming service stays as an exclusive. After all, why would I subscribe to the service if I can pay a one-time fee of $20 and own the movie or show that is keeping me as a subscriber.
That said, I’m still interested in knowing: what exclusive streaming property would you most want to see get released on physical media?
There are a lot of streaming exclusives that I wouldn’t mind having a hard copy of on my shelves. However, the one series I would love to own a complete collection Blu-ray of once its wrapped is Stranger Things.
Oh, and since the Knives Out sequels are now Netflix exclusives, I also want Blu-ray releases of those upcoming Benoit Blanc mysteries. (I still wish those were going to be theatrical releases. I enjoyed the hell out of seeing Knives Out in theaters twice.)
So what about you, folks? What streaming series or flick would you buy a Blu-ray or DVD if it got released on physical media?
I’ll see you in the trenches.