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First Published: Tue, Nov 29 2011. 09 43 PM IST

Updated: Tue, Nov 29 2011. 09 43 PM IST
This website allows you to build a playlist of movies you are interested in, and the company will send movies from that list depending on availability. Since a user can keep a disc for as long as he wants, you can’t count on a specific picture on a specific date, but if you build your playlist well, then something interesting is always with you. Seventymm has over 23,000 titles in its library.
Upside: You get a lot of choice in Bollywood, Hollywood and world cinema and regional language films.
Downside: Getting popular movies can take a lot of time.
Cost: Membership ranges from Rs 750 for three months and up to 15 movies to Rs 3,999 for a year’s subscription that gives you unlimited movies.
Where: www.seventymm.com
Moviemart has mostly English- and Hindi-language movies though it does keep a collection of other Indian languages as well as world cinema genres too. After you register with the website and pay for a plan, you can choose a movie from the library. There is no queue concept; you choose from what’s available and it is delivered. If you are in Delhi/National Capital Region, the movie is delivered the same day. If you are at other places in the country, it is delivered by Blue Dart, and returned the same way.
Upside: Blue-ray movies, DVDs and PS3 games are all available for delivery.
Downside: The service seems to be most effective for Delhi/NCR.
Cost: Starts from Rs 179 for two DVDs over three days, and a refundable security deposit of Rs 1,000. The Blu-ray package starts at a minimum Rs 249 for one rental. You can rent an unlimited number of DVDs at Rs 449 per month, with a security deposit of Rs 500.
Where: Moviemart.in
Clixflix DVD Club
Only for Mumbai, Clixflix is a chosen-and-picked quality collection library available online. It has about 3,500 titles, with a good collection of world movies. It claims that the titles are delivered on the same day as the request. There is no queuing and you get exactly what you want delivered to your house.
Upside: It has a really good Hollywood and world movies collection and it lets you rent one movie at a time without a monthly or yearly subscription. It uses an in-house courier service for most places.
Downside: Charges late fees. The maximum you are allowed to keep a DVD is overnight.
Cost:Rs 100 for a single DVD, with a refundable security deposit fee of Rs 1,000. Rs 1,999 gets you 25 DVDs over a year and Rs 6,999 gets you 100 DVDs over two years, without a time limit on how long you can keep each.
Where: Clixnflix.com
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First Published: Tue, Nov 29 2011. 09 43 PM IST
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