Dancing on Whitney Houston's grave: Streaming rights pulled after her death to make a "very large amount of money" from DVD sales according to Netflix rep
I was inspired to watch the movie The Bodyguard
tonight after watching Kevin Costner's stirring tribute to his former co-star at Whitney Houston's funeral this afternoon.
Unfortunately it isn't available for streaming. This was interesting since it is 20 years old. I checked the comments under the movie post on netflix.com
and saw a bunch of complaints saying that it had been available for streaming until her death.
So I called Netflx and the rep confirmed what I suspected:
Netflix rep: "Okay Dan, I just went and talked to my main supervisor as to why the movie had been pulled and the reason it was pulled was the production company pulled the streaming rights from us because all the publicity after Whitney Houston's passing there was an opportunity to make really a very large amount of money on the DVD sales of her movies. So they're going to pull all the streaming titles we have of Whitney Houston so they can make more money off the DVD sales of her movies."