DVDs by post

· culture ·

One of the few things I really miss from Oxford (apart from my friends and the lovely buildings) is the availability of great independent cinemas. The Phoenix and the UPP screened a wonderful range of independent and foreign films; around here there only seems to be the usual glut of Odeons and UCIs showing the standard releases. So Mr. Bsag and I are thinking about subscribing to one of the DVD-rental-by-post services. I think we've got it narrowed down to either the Guardian's Movietrak service or LOVEFiLM.com. My problem is that I can't check out the range available from LOVEFiLM; they say that they have almost every DVD released in the UK, but do I believe them? And do they have a decent range of independent and foreign films? If anyone has had experience of either of these services (or any other good ones I might have missed, provided that they deliver in the UK), I would love to know how you find them.