Films by Sony-owned Columbia Pictures that disappeared from Netflix's Xbox Live service last week, are now available for download once again.

The range of movies went AWOL from Xbox Live around the launch of the New Xbox Experience, leading many to suggest Sony had carefully timed the downtime of the films - especially as they remained available on other Netflix compatible devices.

The excuse given by Netflix at the time was that there was a problem with licensing the films for XBLA, and that they would be back "shortly".

Whatever the problem was, it seems all has been sorted now as all the films have reappeared on Xbox Live and are ready and raring for download from the on-demand service.

Of course, this is only for American gamers as Netflix is currently a US-only initiative. Boo hiss and all that.