May consider starting up, there’s a ton that I’d like to check out, but there’s a ton of dvds lying around the house as well. May take advantage of the free trial to watch Le Havre though
In the Realm of Senses is actually a disappointment in terms of explicit content. The posters suggest so much more!
A disappointment? Compared to what? “Interracial Hole-Stretchers, Volume 3”?
Yeah what??? Realm of the Senses satisfied all my cravings and more for explicitness and… um… eggs.
The ending’s a bit of a downer, to say the least…
The best thing about Hulu Plus is that just about everything (at least that I’ve seen) streams in HD. You can stream it to a 50" monitor and get a beautiful image.
Yeah, the picture is great! I watch my stuff on a 52’’ TV and Hulu Plus works well for me because I really hate watching movies on a computer unless it is absolutely necessary. So all those Naruse pictures have looked about as good as they possibly could.
Well experienced it last night and I must say the image is significantly better than netflix. Watched Le Havre last night and now I can watch Thundercats, which netflix doesn’t have streaming.
The quality is better for sure. I really enjoy the selection and having the special features streaming too for some films.
Hulu just added 36 Criterion titles to their site. 27 of them are not available on DVD or Blu-ray. Seven of the films are from Keisuke Kinoshita – who is unknown to most. Should be fun to explore these films.
So I decided to try this out on my PS3 since they’re offering a one-week free trial. I had no idea there are over 550+ Criterion films available! All this for only $7.99/month? I almost feel like a thief.
Yeah, it’s a pile. For me it’s just a matter of finding the time.
New films added on Hulu! Of particular interest to me are:
Fountainhead by Masaki KobayashiKillers on Parade – another Shinoda film!!
And then there are some more Kinoshita films as well as what appears to be another Czech new wave film! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! :D
Also, Kenji Mizoguchi’s previously unavailable Story from Chikamatsu (or The Crucified Lovers).
Re: Kinoshita. Don’t know why they put Carmen’s Innocent Love up before Carmen Comes Home. I assume they have both films. They did the same with his version of Yotsuya Kaidan – put up part 2 first and then put up part 1 later. Eh.
For Hulu Plus subscribers, or anyone interested – Masaki Kobayashi’s Black Rain has just been added. They’ve also been throwing a bunch of Shinoda movies lately, so there’s a lot to choose from.
Also, Premiers Desires is still in the top five most viewed Criterion titles on HP. Guess we still have a lot of sexually frustrated people out there still.
Any films that you think are must-sees, Nathan?
Lately I haven’t had time to watch much, but I am particularly interested in finally getting a chance to see
Profound Desire of the GodsBlack RainMorning for the Osone Family The 47 Ronin (Mizoguchi)
Of the movies on there that I’ve seen since joining, Alice in the Cities and The Silence of the Sea were the best.
Alice in the Cities is the Wenders movie, right? Man, that one went over my head.
I am otaku, and definitely on the sub side of the sub/dub argument.
So the fact that Netflix keeps promising to add more subtitles but never does is just irritating.
I will put up with ads on Hulu rather than watch the same thing badly dubbed on Netflix.
Linden – At least with CC titles, I’ve only had a problem with ads once. And that was when I decided to watch Keisuke Kinoshita’s Army while they happened to be featuring it as a free title for non-subscribers. I was treated to a Progressive insurance commercial every ten minutes. Otherwise, the movie plays straight through with good subs.
Yeah, I think none of the Criterion stuff has ads.
Really, I think it is just the in anime that I encounter the ads, and I don’t really mind.
Inexpensive content delivery is what I want, so why complain about the people who are actually paying for it?
(Since my name is also nathan I feel entitled to answer :P)
Have you seen Pale Flower, Jazz? That’s absolutely a must-see. As is Kuroneko, if you haven’t seen that.
CC has put quite a few more films in recently, and some of therm are stunners. There are new Shinoda and Kinoshita films in there, but here are the real highlights (for me anyway)
Boy – Nagisa Oshima
The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice – Yasijiro Ozu
Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family – Ozu
Voyage to Italy – Roberto Rossillini
India: Matri Bhumi – Rossillini
Floating Clouds – Mikio Naruse
They also put in Stromboli and L’amore (Rossillini), which I have seen and highly recommend.
Wow- India and L’amore! The former is a singular film experience rivaled only by Bunuel’s Las Hurdes in the demolition of a documentary.
Sorta carrying over from another thread- Yes, Neil- the Criterion transfer of Stromboli is revelatory. Now we know Godard’s Contempt is a direct response to Rossellini. It’s achingly beautiful.
Now I’m going to put on the new Voyage to Italy. This is so exciting.
The Criterion print of Voyage to Italy is a 100 times better than the bfi. Gawd bless Criterion.
This is so exciting.
Isn’t it? My schedule is crammed for the beginning of this week, but I have a complete day off on Friday with no one at home but me. That day will be a blur.
Also, Jerry, there may be a future release of the big three Bergman-Rossillini movies forthcoming. My understanding is that they’ve been having difficulty getting Europa ’51 where they want it.
thanks for the updates!!
since we are talking Hulu
I watched every episode of Community while on bedrest for nearly a week.
I like Pierce and Shirley quite a bit
felt they went too far with Abed and Britta’s character makes no sense
but McHale is a good anchor and the thing is undeniably fun and funny