MOD Movies for Intrepid Cineastes

May 28, 2012   With unlimited video streaming to television sets and computers still more a wish than a wish fulfilled, and with the major studios reducing their back-catalog releases on DVD because of declining sales, movie lovers may find themselves frustrated as they seek fresh stimulation. Yet there is a medium to sate such hunger. Though it doesn’t receive much attention, its rewards are ample and increasing. This boon to cineastes is known in the industry as MOD (an abbreviation for “manufactured-on-demand”), and it comes in disc form, just like standard DVDs and Blu-rays. But MOD discs can be purchased only online—from Amazon and more specialized websites—and they are not available for rent through services like Netflix.