Written on: 13/11/2006 by winwah (3 reviews written)
The site is quite advanced. Lots of handy widgets to play with, and improvements added quite regularly. A very wide range of DVD's are available; all the latest titles. I get 4 DVD's a month (2 at a time) for £7.99. This suits me fine, and it is excellent value.
I rarely receive DVD's from near the top of my priority list. This was an issue that forced me to leave ScreenSelect, so I hope the situation improves a little with Cinema Paradiso, as it is a much more pleasant experience generally.
I have only been a member of ScreenSelect and Cinema Paradiso online DVD rental so far, but Cinema Paradiso is easily the best. The website is very easy to use, and it has many advanced features that make the experience more fun too. One of my favourite features is the Mini-list, that sits on the right side of the window and enables you to change the order of your priority list by dragging titles around.
In terms of value, I am currently on the 4 DVD's a month (2 at a time) for £7.99. I believe this is one of the best deals around at the moment. DVD's are sent out very quickly and an email lets you know when one is on its way. Also, I have never had any problems with scratched discs.
The only problem I have with Cinema Paradiso is the lack of titles I receive from the top of my priority list. I know this is a common issue (it caused me to leave ScreenSelect) down to demand of popular titles, but I'm sure the company could spread the more popular titles out to make sure customers get high priority titles on a less occasional basis.
Overall, Cinema Paradiso is an excellent online DVD rental option.