Netflix not making Harmony Korine’s TRASH HUMPERS available for rent

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
October 21st, 2010

Trash Humpers

While TRASH HUMPERS may be this writer’s favorite film of the year (which it is, without much if any competition at this point), it appears as though it may not be that way for the king of the video renting and streaming game, Netflix.

According to a press release from the film’s distributor, Drag City (via Filmmaker Magazine), the rental giant will not be offering the Harmony Korine-directed film to their subscribers in either physical or streaming form.

The distributor rightly points out that the company has not only offered films like IRREVERSIBLE and HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER in physical forms, but others like ANTICHRIST streaming (with IRREVERISBLE now joining it), which makes the company deeming TRASH HUMPERS in “poor taste” a little shocking and slightly hypocritical.

For those who haven’t seen the film, here is a list of rental outlets that are offering the film, and of course, you could go out and buy the film, as this film is more than worth the price. TRASH HUMPERS is a fantastic film that is far deeper and more interesting than a film about a bunch of degenerates humping trash has any right to be, and with its hauntingly beautiful style, this is one film that you shouldn’t miss. It’s a damn shame that the film will be missed by most.

Please, hunt this film down. It’s easily one of the best films you’ll see all year.

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