Launches "Top Ticket", to Guarantee the Next Movie Rental Sent

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From today, for all unlimited movie rental customers, will guarantee the next movie sent with an exciting new DVD & Blu-ray rental service called "Top Ticket".

From today, for all unlimited movie rental customers, will guarantee the next movie sent with an exciting new DVD & Blu-ray rental service called "Top Ticket".

Pick any movie as your "Top Ticket" and blockbuster will guarantee that movie will be posted out next. Not only that - but it will be sent asap - It's simple, just click the 'Top Ticket' button on the film title of choice, and Blockbuster will do the rest.

"Our customers are important to us and we listen to their feedback" said Malachi Simons, Head of Online Commercial at Blockbuster "it's the Holy Grail of online movie rental, and with Blockbuster our customers will be guaranteed what they get next. And we know from what we have been told over the years that this will be valued more than anything else!"

Best of all, "Top Ticket" is free to use for all unlimited movie rental customers. And, all Unlimited DVD Rental plans will get the option for at least 1 Top Ticket each month.

Blockbuster have "just the ticket" for movie rentals!

"Top Ticket" is the latest in a long list of benefits of being a Blockbuster unlimited DVD rental customer. Other key features of the Blockbuster movie rental service include -

  • Exclusive movies - Big "blockbuster" film titles that customers can see up to 2 months before they are available to rent or buy elsewhere. Next month these will include Oscar winning movies like 'The Fighter' and 'True Grit'.
  • Universal Titles - Blockbuster is the only online rental service to offer products from Universal Pictures. So Blockbuster customers have been able to enjoy big titles like Despicable Me, Kick-Ass, Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Inglourious Basterds.
  • Store Vouchers - - ALL online rental plans include the ability to rent in any of the 600+ Blockbuster stores for either £1.50 or absolutely FREE.

This is great for popping out to the local store to get something different to watch other than what is already on the shelf at home. Blockbuster subscribers also get 10% off when they buy in-store.

  • No VAT rise - Online rental prices have been frozen to 2010 levels. 2011 will be a tough year, so Blockbuster are doing everything to help. While everyone else is putting up their prices - Blockbuster is actually giving you more for your money and taking the VAT rise on the chin.

The best is yet to comeā€¦


Blockbuster Inc. was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1985 and is a leading global provider of in-home rental, retail movie and game entertainment.

The first Blockbuster store in the UK opened in March 1989 (Walworth Road, London) and the UK is now the largest Blockbuster business outside the US, with approx 600 stores and about 4.2 million UK households. has over 1.5 million registered members and about 900,000 newsletter subscribers.

Blockbuster's goal is to be a complete source for movies and games, and the company is continually looking for ways to offer its customers more value, choice and convenience. To this end, in September 2002, Blockbuster UK introduced its online DVD rental service. This service has grown and now allows customers to have access to almost every DVD available in the UK. provides the latest releases and also gives its customers much more choice from classic titles, foreign films, music DVDs, interactive game DVDs, language DVDs and popular TV series. Through its links with the major film studios, Blockbuster also feature exclusive DVD rentals that you cannot rent or buy anywhere else at the time of launch. Past exclusives have included 3.10 to Yuma, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Gran Torino and the box office smash Taken. is also the only online rental company to offer recent releases from Universal Pictures, Blockbuster customers have been able to enjoy titles from Universal such as Kick-Ass, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Inglourious Basterds exclusively as a Blockbuster Online customer.

In 2009, launched Online Xtra, a selection of new online rental plans that have the distinction of also including Blockbuster store rentals as part of the same Blockbuster rental package. These new plans are exclusive to Blockbuster, and combine the range and convenience of online rental with the flexibility of being able to pick up rentals in-store whenever members like.

Following the success of OnlineXtra, Blockbuster added monthly store rental vouchers to all of its online rental plans in 2010. Each month Blockbuster online members can get either free or discounted rentals in their local Blockbuster High Street store in addition to online rental for the odd occasion where they want something immediately.

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