dws1982 wrote:Unfortunately, their catalog has also emptied out to a degree: All Warner Brothers properties (both movies and TV shows) are no longer available on Prime or for regular Rental/Purchase: This goes as far back as stuff like The Broadway Melody to recent hits like A Star is Born. Apparently there's some kind of Warner/Amazon pissing contest that resulted in Amazon pulling all Warner content. They had this dispute in the past, and Amazon temporarily stopped taking pre-orders for Warner content, but it was resolved much more quickly than this one, which has been going on all year.
Warner and Amazon seem to be working out their issue. Warner properties are gradually being added back for rental/purchase on Amazon. All the President's Men is now listed as available for rental and/or purchase, and I actually know for a fact that just this morning it was listed as unavailable because I was scrolling through my watchlist this morning and there was no option to watch it.
Newer movies like A Star is Born and Crazy Rich Asians are also available, and they weren't recently. Some big titles (Unforgiven) are still listed as unavailable but I guess they may be added back soon.
I would advise you guys to buy titles that you want when they're available for purchase, because even if Warner and Amazon get into this pissing contest and pull the titles, the titles won't be pulled from your library if you own them. I know this for a fact: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (maybe the best Batman movie ever) is still listed in my library, although if you search Amazon it shows it as unavailable. With physical media gradually dying, many of the films are unlikely to ever get a physical release again, so even though it's not ideal, a streaming purchase will probably be your only option to own many films.