Qflicks was taken over by Screenselect in mid-2005; this review is left as it was for posterity.
Qflicks has an excellent browsing system and a great-looking site. It is now "powered by" the larger DVD 365, but unlike most such affiliate sites, it retains its unique design. They have a personalisation service known as 365 (formerly Q), which searches the collection and recommends movies to suit each member's individual taste--far beyond the standard filtering of most sites.
In June 2005, Screenselect announced it was acquiring rival DVD 365 along with its three affiliate companies Qflicks, Movietrak, and Mailbox Movies (see new story). Given the inevitable disruption during the takeover, we'd steer clear from this site for a few months.
Like DVD365, it has a good system allowing you to reference actors and directors and all their films, and has helpful quality ratings. One very intriguing feature allows you to freeze your account up to twice a year for 60 days--say if going on a long business trip or holiday--once all your DVDs are returned, you will not be charged. Qflicks claims (somewhat dubiously) to be the UK's longest-running online DVD rental company, founded in September 2002. We have heard complaints that customer service often takes several days to respond to queries though.
Prices: Qflicks offers a single disc for the standard £9.99, two discs for £12.99, three discs for £14.99, and five for a rather hefty £26.99. They offer a two-week trial. They note it is essential to cancel your membership the day before the next billing cycle and before you send back the last DVDs, so they don't send more and you aren't billed. They will charge you unless the DVDs arrive with them two days after your trial ends.