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 Post subject: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:49 pm 
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This thread is basically to replace ongoing discussions scattered throughout. I am trying to find a good US based company to rent authentic Bollywood DVDs from. Please comment on the companies listed below as well as any others you are familiar with as the company I used to use (ZDag) is going out of business.

NETFLIX - Very good when available, but long wait times, and disk get damaged because of low stock/high usage. They don't get many in stock.

ZDAG - They were the best but are closing their doors. [Edit - they are not going out of business after all. These are the best I know of]

IndiaWeekly - I don't know much about them, but they "rent" button leads you to a link which says "coming soon." All rental options appear to be dead and many links do not work. They redirect you to another site (Panindia I think).

Seventymm - Don't know about these people at all.

Desicompany - Uses pirated DVDs.

Italkies - Apparently ceased renting DVDs earlier this year.

Indianmovieclub - Same as Desicompany. Uses pirated DVDs?

Indiahuthouse - Don't know about them, but it does appear that they don't have any new films from 2009. Why?

Anyone else? Please help us all out here with your comments or suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:47 pm 
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Good topic to start!!

ZDAG was the best indeed, followed by Netflix (short wait times)

Indiahuthouse - bad reviews with not shipping your rental.
Indianmovieclub - owned by desicompany, with a very flashy website. (No reviews found), but since they are the same company if one store is using pirated DVDs most likey the other is as well. (with out reviews cannot confirm).
Seventymm - haven't heard of them either.

We really need Bigflix (Reliance) to open up in the USA for Bollywood rentals.


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:41 pm 
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ksingh wrote:
Good topic to start!!

ZDAG was the best indeed, followed by Netflix (short wait times)

Indiahuthouse - bad reviews with not shipping your rental.
Indianmovieclub - owned by desicompany, with a very flashy website. (No reviews found), but since they are the same company if one store is using pirated DVDs most likey the other is as well. (with out reviews cannot confirm).
Seventymm - haven't heard of them either.

We really need Bigflix (Reliance) to open up in the USA for Bollywood rentals.

How qbout opening one yourself 8)


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:47 pm 
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thanks.. Not a bad idea if ones knows the contracts, and how the terms work.


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:45 pm 
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Just heard from IndiaWeekly and they said:

"We are sorry to inform you that rental service has been discontinued."

Another Indian rental place gone.


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:22 pm 
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Sotaria wrote:
Just heard from IndiaWeekly and they said:

"We are sorry to inform you that rental service has been discontinued."

Another Indian rental place gone.

Patrons pay about 10.00 to see a movie on the big screen but will not pay 4.00 to rent.They will buy a pirate for a buck


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:33 am 
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Try A1Bollywood.com they have been around for only 2 years I think. I joined them 2 months ago they are good and the site looks alot better then Zdag..Check them out!!!


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
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nyc218 wrote:
Try A1Bollywood.com they have been around for only 2 years I think. I joined them 2 months ago they are good and the site looks alot better then Zdag..Check them out!!!


Are they authentic DVDs or pirated copies? How long does it take to get the DVDs? Have you dealt with customer service?


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:48 am 
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They customer service is very good. So far I have not noticed any DVDs to be pirated. Plus I got an email saying they are going to be carrying BLURAY DVDS next year. Only thing I found odd was they have a AOL email a1bollywood@aol.com when I asked them why they have aol they replyed saying some users were not getting their emails cause service and info@a1bollywood.com even sales@a1bollywood.com where going into their customers junk or spam folder. So they created an aol account that lets them send emails with out worrying if the customers got it. Besides that I have not had any problems with them.


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:50 am 
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Oh also there emailing evevoples are ok but they hand write the adderess not sure if they dont have lables or if they want there customers to feel they are getting 100% one on one service.


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:15 pm 
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ksingh wrote:
Good topic to start!!

Indianmovieclub - owned by desicompany, with a very flashy website. (No reviews found), but since they are the same company if one store is using pirated DVDs most likey the other is as well. (with out reviews cannot confirm).


I have a friend who gets his movies from this website, they send copies of the original Dvds. They take the original DVD9 and shrink it to DVD4.7 and send it to you.


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
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punjabimunda wrote:
ksingh wrote:
Good topic to start!!

Indianmovieclub - owned by desicompany, with a very flashy website. (No reviews found), but since they are the same company if one store is using pirated DVDs most likey the other is as well. (with out reviews cannot confirm).


I have a friend who gets his movies from this website, they send copies of the original Dvds. They take the original DVD9 and shrink it to DVD4.7 and send it to you.


Go figure being how desicompany.com does the same thing!! (Glad ZDAG did not close).


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:11 pm 
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If I buy a copy of the original dvd it is still pirated so the rental compamies are pirates.. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
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sasural wrote:
If I buy a copy of the original dvd it is still pirated so the rental compamies are pirates.. :lol:


So this would mean Netflix, Blockbuster, and BigFlix are all pirates?

The point or comment you made makes no sense.. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: DVD Rental Companies
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:05 pm 
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ksingh wrote:
sasural wrote:
If I buy a copy of the original dvd it is still pirated so the rental compamies are pirates.. :lol:


So this would mean Netflix, Blockbuster, and BigFlix are all pirates?

The point or comment you made makes no sense.. :lol:

Are you saying that Netflix, Blockbuster, and BigFlix rent copies of the original..


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