Company Launches Movie Rental Home Delivery Service10 Jul, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel
A new home entertainment rental service has launched, offering door-to-door delivery of movies and video game rentals.
We Got Movies Entertainment Inc. — based in Cherry Hill, N.J. — dubs itself as an alternative to Netflix and Redbox by delivering disc rentals in person to the consumer instead of by-mail or kiosk.
For $15 a month, consumers can have four movie rentals delivered weekly. For $25 a month, the service will deliver five titles along with a 2 liter bottle of soda, movie candy or popcorn. For customers who play video games, $35 a month will deliver two video games and a 2 liter bottle of soda, movie candy or popcorn weekly.
Individual new-release movies can be rented for $3 each for a 72-hour period. Catalog titles cost $3 each for five days. A video game rents for $7.50 for five days. It wasn't immediately clear if We Got Movies rents Blu-ray titles.
Bulk one-time movie rental plans cost $9 plus a $2 delivery charge and include three title selections, soda and popcorn. This plan is good for a five-day period. Enhanced one-time game rentals cost $15 and include two titles, soda and popcorn for a five-day period.
We Got Movies also sells used movies and games online for home delivery.
Titles are rented online (www.wegotmovies.net) and delivered in person. There are no late fees or service contracts. Users must register online and provide a credit card, and proper billing and shipping addresses. Members are billed monthly. The service’s website says that users who provide account numbers from Netflix or Redbox can pay $10 per month. This is an interesting discount considering Netflix and Redbox do not assign individual account numbers.
Launched in February by a private equity group, We Got Movies says it plans to open local video stores along the East Coast, including in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. It currently delivers rentals throughout the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.
“The founders saw a great opportunity to bring back family entertainment to movie lovers within the communities it serves,” CEO John Adams said in a statement. “We have watched the family experience of selecting entertainment at the local video store disappear. And we are going to bring it back to where it belongs — in the community.”