I am truly dissapointed to the Mubi´s movie selection here in Finland. Currently there are about 470 movies available and maybe four of them are watchable, imo. :P I subscribed for 30 days, but there is no point to continue paying for so weak selection of movies.
That’s more than we get in Japan.
Just how many of these 470 movies have you seen?
From the MUBI FAQs :
I’ve been browsing through the library looking for a film to watch, and it doesn’t look like many are available in my area. Why does it seem like there are so few? Where are the films I can see?
Since we’re a film database as well as an online cinema, we aim to list every movie ever made—regardless of whether or not it’s playing on our site—for the community to review and discuss. So the number of films in our database will be in the tens of thousands (and counting), even if the number playing in any given country is less than that.
Regarding which films are available, there are rights and licensing issues involved. Availability varies from time to time and place to place, and there’s no one area where all our films are playing. But we aim to have a slate of excellent films playing anywhere at any time. You can see the full list of films available in your area at mubi.com/watch—and no matter where you are, we can guarantee that many of our favorites are there.
When will more films be added?
In short: all the time! Expanding the library—masterpiece by masterpiece, undiscovered gem by undiscovered gem—is the content department’s mission. Our selection is always growing all around the world, and we don’t expect to slow down.
I live in Sweden and was utterly dissapointed. Almost no movies here either – false marketing!
Australia has probably 100 more. Do I want more? Yes, I’m still prepared to support Mubi though. The fact is, we’re smaller regions. We need to up our subscription numbers overall, so we get more films. It’s a unfortunate, but practical reality. spread the word, and Mubi, instead of pulling out and being so negative straight away I might encourage you.
Even with what Australia does have, I’m still tremendously enjoying my subscription.
I still have no idea how many movies people in big regions get. Can anybody in the US or UK or someplace ‘big’ let us in on how many films you have?
In Hawaii we get approx. 420.
Looks like Finland’s doing pretty well then…
Hynckel: How can you be dissapointed? I think there’s a lot of films available here in Sweden. And there’s stuff that is hard to find elsewhere (Portabella, Limosin, Varda, Yu Lik-Wai, Garrel), so I’m very happy with what this site has to offer.
How can I be dissapointed? There is a list of thousands of movies where I can see basically none – silly me thought when seing the movie list that it actually ment I could see the movies.
I know the comminuty aspect is big for you guys but I came here to see movies.
And again. Actually look through the 470 films.
How many have you seen?
How many are available to rent anywhere else in your country?
How many months will it take you to watch them all?
^Ah sorry. Sweden, not Finland. How many films are actually available to watch there?
Mubi does separate out the films…
got around 650 in belgium bud , almoust all of them are french movies . dont wanna wacht a movie in frensh
There are 473 films available to watch here in Sweden. Thats film for at least six months, if you havent seen any of them, that is. I think that you could rent/buy about half of the films on this site, the rest is pretty hard to get your hands on here in Sweden.
Only in a perfect world would all the films on the list be available to watch. But you only have to take a closer look on the list to see that that isnt possible. The day the clown cried etc etc. I can imagine your dissapointment, but I cant see any reason to complain about it.
The selection in Finland now is pretty much full of shit. And i bought the one month subscription… Very disappointing indeed. —>"ALL"<— big blockbuster films are MISSING, instead there is a huge list of French arty and gay films !? Wtf is this sh*t ? Im not going to recommend this service to anyone for now, but if some day i will see a nice list of “REAL” movies with proper “FINNISH” subtitles and “HD+3D” quality my oppinion will change.
How can it be so hard to get great movies to Mubi selection ? Elisa/Canal+/Viasat offers their solution to vod, and they have great movies. So the licence problems should not be the main issue ? So what is the problem ?If the staff at mubi thinks we like to watch French gay shit with →“SWEDISH”<- subtitles in Finland, the service is DOOMED TO FAIL from DAY 1 !!!
Oh, and the possibility to “turn off” subtitles is a MUST, for example if i watch a Finnish movie, i dont want to watch it with Swedish subtitles.. PS. I use the service with PS3.
I think some people need to look at the service before blindly signing up. It’s only misleading if you pay absolutely no attention to the website.
I actually did take a look at the service first, but the cold truth that i can watch only these “*%#” movies revealed to me later “after i bought a whole month and tried to watch awesome Tarantino films”
Maybe i over reacted a little, but still the service needs hell of a lot tweaking and updating before it can be recommended to anyone :( Seriously i dont know anyone who likes these sort of films ? All the movies (except elephant) are unfamiliar to me, and i have watched “a lot” of films. Even the possibility to watch good old “B” grade horror movies would be better than these farty films :/
They even advertised the service to Europe with the "ultra super cool awesomness like Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del fauno), but the movie doesn’t even exist to watch in Finland !? So if thats not false advertising, what is ? i just feel cheated big time.
…I have no sympathy whatsoever for this guy now.
You should actually watch some of the films perhaps before passing judgement on the entire service. Just a novel thought.
There’s a database, and films to watch, the sections are segregated clearly. you paid, for the selection you have in your country. Mubi is primarily for foreign, arthouse and a selection of classic films. Tarantino would not really reflect that. Especially in the smaller markets. Australia has Pan’s Labyrinth, other films on the ad, it doesn’t. that’s just a fact of the advertising and a reality of a growing service with growing markets at different rates unable to pay the way for larger numbers of films.
You should actually watching some of the freaking films perhaps. Just a novel thought
So: Wille84: you’ve watched “a lot of films” but are pissed that you can’t merely rewatch awesome Tarantino films on MUBI? Instead, the only selections aee “farty,” “gay” French films? Mon ami, it’s time to explore the world beyond the box you’ve tried to stuff it in. Watch some films by directors you’ve never heard of. Tarantino, that clod, will soon fade.
Why don’t you just go to the cinema or, if that’s not an option, hire a D.V.D. copy? Are you really so reliant upon MUBI for films?
Sorry if i caused some arguement here, not really my intention. I just have a bad temper. In Finland we havent got any kind of proper “vod” services, except Elisa and a few online stores that also rent “dowloads”. But example Elisa expects you to buy additional hardware for that and those are really bad. Seriously i have seen a few good French films also, none of those are to be found trough mubi tough. My point is that i have been waiting for many years for this kind of service to land in Finland. And the selection of movies was a shock.
Of course if any of you guys really know Finnish people, you know these kind of films are perhaps not what we want to “pay” and watch.. Also here in Sodankylä we have “midnight sun film festival” for these movies, so i just expected something new or a “bigger taste scale” selection :/ Lets just say that Finnish people eat iron and shit nails while listening to hard rock. So these “open minded” movies maybe not the case in here :(
By the way this is not trolling ! I dont “troll” around ?
I was pretty pissed when i posted my comment, but only because my expectations were so high for Mubi. As Wille84 said, we dont have services like Mubi available here in Finland. I love movies and I was thinking that this service would turn my PS3 into perfect entertainment system.
After more closer browsing of the movie selection I found about 15 movies worth watching, so I am definitely getting worth of my money for 30 days / 13 euros. Yesterday I watched few Takeshi Kitano´s movies and today I am maybe gonna watch Bowling for Columbine. But after the 30 days I will probably wait few months for the movie selection to grow.
So, enjoy your movies and lets hope that Mubi´s movie selection grows! :)
jesus fuckin’ christ
I can see where the problem is occurring here.
For us PC users, MUbi offers an alternative to services that we already have (depending on your country) like Netflix, Lovefilm, Discas, etc…
However, apparently some countries still don’t have these services on their PS3s yet, so Mubi has kind of jumped the gun by coming in before them, thus, of course, confusing people who’ve be waiting for their country’s equivalent of Netflix.
And based on the level of disappointment are ire, I can’t help but wonder how clearly MUBI demarcated itsself in rolling out to the world’s PS3 users.
“SANJURO” You are 100% right there. But adding to that, we dont have anything like “netflix” even on the PC.. So the expectations directed to Mubi were extremely high. Thats why the level of disappointment is also so high :( Many of us in Finland tought that finally we have a service like “netflix”, and it sort of is but without the blockbuster films (or films that we know)
So maybe this offers something to someone, but i doubt that it will have many regular users here. Of course this is the oppinion of one man, but i dare to claim that i know Finnish people pretty well. At least here in Lapland mubi is going to cause only increased appointments to anger management. I hope the selection in the future is going to include (normal) movies also, because then it would offer something to everyone. I doubt that it would offend the “arty” people if there is “normal” movies also !?
Oh, and adding to previous “why not just go and rent a film?”, we have just one place here in Sodankylä that even rents “blu-ray” films, and it has about →“5”<- of those. So thats why :/ We live behind gods back, so theres absolutely nothing availeble here !
And “why no go in to the movie theatre?” There is one theatre here and its mostly out of business, tough sometimes it offers “Finlands” exclusive first previews and even 3D movies but thats very rare. And to tell the truth, the 3D movies are better even at my 55"3D tv + real3D blu-ray rather than theatre :/
I just thought I would chime in with an alternate viewpoint as a person who was brought to MUBI by the PS3 launch. From the marketing material I saw, it was pretty clear that MUBI was a srevice for alternative/arty/independent/whatever films, so I wasn’t particularly shocked not to find a huge selection of Tarantino movies in HD. In fact, the (free) application for the PS3 lets you browse the list of films available in your region and sort by country, genre, rating, etc, so I’m honestly surprised at the number of people who seem to have jumped in and paid 13€ before having a look.
I’ve already watched one film on MUBI (Sex My Life) to test the technical quality and have been quite pleased. After a bit of browsing, I’ve got several other films on my watchlist; I’m just undecided about whether to rent them one at a time or give in to the all-you-can-watch temptation. ;)
To the other PS3 using newbies from Finland (who may have been complaining about the service): I strongly suggest that you sort the films by popularity & availability and try some of the top rated ones, particularly since you’ve already paid for the right to watch them. There’s no harm in trying something new and you might be surprised by what you discover.
To the MUBIgoing public: feel free to have a look at my profile (which is still being updated…) and make recommendations, etc.