Poundland tops the box office with musicMagpie for amazing value entertainment as Amazon axes its LoveFilm subscription service.
Poundland is now the best place on the high street to get your DVD and Blu-rays for movie nights, as Amazon gets set to axe its LoveFilm by Post service at the end of the month.
With Amazon’s LoveFilm being abandoned, Poundland has cemented its partnership with global used media giant, musicMagpie. The deal aims to fill the gap for film lovers across the UK who still prefer to watch their favourite movies on a physical format.
LoveFilm, which at its height in 2011 had 1.4 million subscribers, will close at the end of October, leaving those who love to watch physical DVD’s with fewer options.
The range includes thousands of top class films, all of which are in the top 1% of best-selling titles sold on Amazon UK, including 17 of the last 20 ‘Best Picture’ winners at the Oscars and much-loved favourites like Skyfall, Shawshank Redemption, Bridget Jones and Despicable Me, all available for just £1, offering unbeatable value.
Poundland will also offer a great value alternative to the digital subscription service Netflix, which recently increased its monthly subscription fee. For the same price as a Netflix monthly subscription*, eight DVDs can be bought at Poundland every month and kept forever.
The musicMagpie deal will also see a fantastic range of £1 Blu-rays on shelves for the first time, so Poundland shoppers can enjoy the same HD experience that’s only available at a premium on most subscription services.
Poundland MD, Barry Williams said,
“If you love film, we want you to love Poundland. We know our customers love to pick up a DVD or BluRay for £1 in our stores and by widening the quantity and quality of the fantastic musicMagpie Replay range we are well and truly filling the gap left by those who think everyone wants to stream movies.”
Liam Howley, Marketing Director at musicMagpie.co.uk said,
“The death of the physical DVD has been much exaggerated as the majority of people still love to watch them, especially when available at such an enticing price point.
“Sales at Poundland of the Replay collection have doubled since introducing our much-expanded range, with every store benefiting from a constantly refreshed selection of titles, so there is always something new for Poundland’s loyal and regular customers.”
Since announcing its plans to kill off LoveFilm by post, Amazon has faced criticism online from subscribers – especially from rural and ‘notspot’ customers whose low broadband speeds prevent them from streaming movies.
Later this month, the discount retailer will introduce ‘Love Film? Love Poundland’ signage in store to remind customers left behind by Amazon that they can continue their love of physical DVDs & Blu-rays at Poundland.