Blockbuster DVD rentals go online

Blockbuster has launched an online DVD rental service to compete with the likes of

Blockbuster UK managing director Alex Sparks said 75 per cent of movie renters in the UK have access to the Internet. 'The service should have a strong appeal for film fans who aren't within easy reach of one of our stores,' he said.

The service allows customers to rent five DVDs at once for an unlimited time and for a fixed monthly fee. Customers draw up a DVD wish list at, and another is sent out as each one is returned.