Movielink.com Closing, Absorbed By Blockbuster

Movielink has been part of Blockbuster for months now, but their own website was still up and running. Well, until now, that it. Movielink.com is officially closing on December 15, 2008. No more downloads through them, but all those movies will still be available for downloading through Blockbuster.com.

Best part - no subscription is required to download from them, and the selection is great.  Ironman, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and other blockbusters.  Get it - blockbusters, at Blockbuster? Never mind.

There is one small catch . . .

Like Movielink, the downloads on Blockbuster.com are only available for PC's running Windows XP or Vista.  Mac users (like me) are S.O.L.  Grrr.

Here are the details from Movielink:

1.  How can I migrate to blockbuster.com?

You can get all the great Movielink features and content at Blockbuster.com. All you need to do is register a Blockbuster.com account. Registration is fast and easy, so start today! 

2.  What will happen to my Movielink account?

After 12/15/08 at 11:59 PM PT, you won’t be able to log on to movielink.com. To continue downloading high-quality movies, just go to Blockbuster.com and register a free account.  A Total Access subscription is not needed to continue downloading movies at blockbuster.com.

3. What will happen to my rentals and purchases?

Please be certain to download any rentals and purchases before 12/15/2008 11:59 PM PT! 

4. What will happen to my BLOCKBUSTER Movielink client?

The transition will be completely seamless — all your previous purchases will remain in your client!  All purchased movies downloaded previously will remain in your client for viewing!

5.  When will Movielink be fully integrated into Blockbuster.com? 

Blockbuster.com already has all the great features and content you’ve come to expect from Movielink.

6.  What if I have further questions?

Please contact customer service via My Account on Movielink.com before 12/15/2008 at 11:59 PM PT or via Help at Blockbuster.com.  You can also use the Help menu in your BLOCKBUSTER Movielink client.

It's sad to see an innovative company such as Movielink get absorbed into a big corporation, but as consumers, we can only hope that the big money backing of Blockbuster will only improve the technology and selection as downloads become big business. —Leslie Shapiro

Blockbuster

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