NEWSLETTER #9: Streaming & DVD-by-Mail Survey, Meet John Doe & More!

ClassicFlix Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 1


At ClassicFlix, we have always been about the "Golden Age" of film and television.

ClassicFlix started as a rental and retail site in 2007. At its peak, our rental site made over 10,000 films and TV shows available for rent... likely more than you could watch in an entire lifetime.

We launched our own label in 2016 and shut down our DVD-by-mail service in 2020 not because it wasn't profitable, but because the old website needed a complete overhaul and the subscriber base at the time wasn't large enough to warrant a complete re-build. However, for various reasons, we believe the timing is right and we'd love to bring it back If support to re-start our rental service exists.

We also know that streaming is where the market has been for years, and while our label isn't going anywhere, its ultimate survival must include either licensing our content to a streaming distributor, starting our own streaming service, or both.

By taking part in a very short survey, you can help us at ClassicFlix forge a path forward as how to best expand our reach and make as many Golden Age films and TV shows as possible available to a wide audience.

Thank you in advance.

Take the survey here.


After a few delays, our restoration of Meet John Doe (1941) will be streeting on May 21st on Blu-ray and DVD. For those who purchase Doe at ClassicFlix, the release will likely ship between 7- 10 days early.

Below is a teaser trailer for the film.


Our Anniversary Sale ends today.

Pick up great deals on over a dozen Blu-ray's for only $11.98, including our restoration of the B noir Blonde Ice (1948) at its lowest price to date.

Also of note are two titles on sale for the first time 1) our restoration of Thornton Wilder's Our Town (1940) at $14.98 (Blu), and 2) The Complete Hal Roach Streamliners Collection (DVD, 22 films on 4 discs) for only $34.98.


Things may have seemed to be a bit quiet with our label lately as we've received a lot of questions regarding a slowed down schedule and about release dates for titles we've already announced as forthcoming.

Regarding a slower schedule, there are many factors, but the main reasons are slower sales, increased costs and spending extra time and money on three major restorations of Our Town (1940), Cause for Alarm! (1951) and Meet John Doe (1941).

Regarding upcoming releases, the next release we'll announce will be The Little Rascals - The Restored Silents, Vol. 1. It'll likely be announced in a month or so with an August release date, but as there have been many delays with this very complex project these dates are not solid.

Do check out this clip of our restoration of The Cobbler (1923) we posted to give you an idea of what you can expect in the upcoming collection.

After The Rascals, we will likely announce other releases in the below order with late summer/early fall street dates:

  • Angel - The Complete Series, Vol. 1
  • The Proud Rebel (1958)
  • Hopalong Cassidy - The Legacy Collection, Vol. 1

FYI - We also do appreciate suggestions as to what to release, but we likely won't add anything to our schedule any time soon as we have plenty to keep us busy for the next few years—primarily with the Silent Rascals shorts which survive (over 80) and the Hopalong films (66), but we also have several TV shows, the Mickey McGuire Silent Shorts, and other feature films and shorts already in the pipeline.

- Thanks, as always, for supporting our label!