Cinema Paradiso - DVDs By Mail {Review}

If you're a movie addict like myself, you might have tried out the service LoveFilm in the past? I used to use it all the time when I lived alone, that was before Amazon even bought it. I really loved it. Since LoveFilm closed down last month, a new company has stepped forward in its footsteps - Cinema Paradiso! It's the same sort of concept, you create a wishlist of sorts on their website, of the movies you want to see, and they send them out gradually to you in the post. When you've watched one, you send it back, and they send you another! It's that simple! I decided to try out Cinema Paradiso and I have to say I'm very impressed!


Cinema Paradiso is pretty much, almost exactly the same as LoveFilm (before it was bought by Amazon) and it's really easy to set up. First step is to create an account. There are 5 different types to choose from;
- 1 DVD at a time & 2 a month (meaning you can only rent one at a time, and you could have it for a week or so before sending it back) - £4.98 a month
-  2 DVDs at a time, and 4 a month - £6.98 a month
- 2 DVDs at a time and 6 a month - £9.98 a month
- 2 DVDs at a time, unlimited amount per month (so if you can watch them quickly, you could go through as many as you like!) - £11.98 a month 
- 3 DVDS at a time, unlimited amount per month. - £19.98 

I'd personally go for 2 at a time, unlimited. It gives me a choice, but still the option to not have to watch it immediately.  I feel like the 2-3 DVD's unlimited price is a bit of a big leap for one extra DVD a time personally. 


You then go through the payment screen, and after that, you get to create your 'to watch' list! There are so many films, and TV shows to choose from. Lots of newer movies too, that's what I love about it. I chose to watch a few more recent films, including La La Land, Arrival, Trainspotting 2 and The Girl On The Train. 

The first of my DVD's arrived within a few days of me adding them to my list. I settled down that night with a cuppa and a blanket and watched them. Then, the next morning I popped them in the post again!

The next day I received an email saying they had arrived, and my next two would be sent out. The email even let me know which two were coming.


It's a really quick & efficient service, and a great way to see new movies & TV shows that you won't find on Amazon or Netflix. I highly recommend giving Cinema Paradiso a go - and if you fancy it, you could give a free 14 day trial a go! Let me know if you try it!

*This is a collaborative post

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