Blockbuster vs Netflix: Round Brazil

In Brazzil magazine in October 1998, a list of Brazil’s top 50 films was published, compiled by a group of local movie experts. 

I did a quick check to see how many of the top 10 films were available on Blockbuster and Netflix.  (Netflix has the reputation of having more hard-to-find films: Let’s see!)

The verdict:  They each had two available and one more listed in the catalog.

  • B = available on Blockbuster
  • N = available on Netflix
  • b = listed but not available on Blockbuster
  • n = listed but not available on Netflix
  1. Ganga Bruta (Rough Gangue) by Humberto Mauro (1933)
  2. B N Vidas Secas (Barren Lives) by Nélson Pereira dos Santos (1963)
  3. n O Pagador de Promessas (The Promise Keeper) by Anselmo Duarte (1962)
  4. Amei um Bicheiro (I Loved a Numbers Game Runner) by Jorge Ileli (1953)
  5. b Assalto ao Trem Pagador (The Pay-Train Robbery) by Roberto Farias (1962)
  6. B N Central do Brasil (Central Station) by Walter Salles Jr. (1998)
  7. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (God and the Devil on the Land of the Sun) by Gláuber Rocha (1963)
  8. Todas as Mulheres do Mundo (All the Women in the World) by Domingos Oliveira (1966)
  9. O Cangaceiro (The Bandit) by Lima Barreto (1953)
  10. A Ostra e o Vento (The Oyster and the Wind) by Walter Lima Júnior (1997)

1 thought on “Blockbuster vs Netflix: Round Brazil”

  1. We are interested in getting hold of a copy of Cangaceiro, 1953, Brazil (The Bandit) directed by Lima Barreto. Any format is okay but DVD is preferred. Any language is okay, however English or German is preferred.

    Thank you!

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