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Re: Filmstruck

#1226 Post by Oxidized » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:28 am

Hm. Working fine for me.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1227 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:38 pm

Magnolia will be added to FilmStruck* tomorrow.

*Not sure how long this has been the case without our forum recognizing it (probably the whole time!), but they appear to be branding themselves with the S capitalized now so I updated the thread title accordingly

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Re: FilmStruck

#1228 Post by OldBobbyPeru » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:30 pm

FilmStruck was extra generous today. Usually on Fridays they've been adding about 20 films, but today we got 41! Mostly Classic Hollywood with spotlights on Vincente Minnelli, Charles Laughton, and a collection of John Ford comedies, including the notorious Tobacco Road, which I've been wanting to see after reading the savaging it got on the John Ford thread.

This is a great streaming service--it just keeps improving. I do wish that they gave some info on the transfers of the films they offer. I've been told by customer service that everything they show is upscaled to 1080P, but there's no indication of what films are from HD. For example, is the version of Il Bidone they have the SD version, or the newer restoration available on BD in Europe?

Mfunk, how did you find out about Magnolia a day early?

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Re: FilmStruck

#1229 Post by Ribs » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:43 pm

Since the TCM news, they've almost doubled their output, putting up five new categories each Friday instead of three. Which have been excellent now that it doesn't feel like there's a weird bottleneck on the studio titles.

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#1230 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:58 pm

OldBobbyPeru wrote:Mfunk, how did you find out about Magnolia a day early?
When it comes to PTA, I have my sources.

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Re: FilmStruck

#1231 Post by jwd5275 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:16 am

Looking at the standard FilmStruck channel and despite not being on the Criterion channel yet, the following have Criterion branding and begin with the Janus logo:

Something Different - Chytilová
Christo's Valley Curtain - Maysles
Running Fence - Maysles
Islands - Maysles
Christo in Paris - Mayles

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Re: FilmStruck

#1232 Post by Chrisrobles27 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:27 pm

Pasolini's Teorema begin with the Criterion and Janus logo too.

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#1233 Post by Toby Dammit » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:43 pm

Chrisrobles27 wrote:Pasolini's Teorema begin with the Criterion and Janus logo too.
OMG! I would love it to be included in the collection!

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#1234 Post by jedgeco » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:05 pm

Toby Dammit wrote:
Chrisrobles27 wrote:Pasolini's Teorema begin with the Criterion and Janus logo too.
OMG! I would love it to be included in the collection!
I'm literally expecting the BFI Blu-ray to be delivered today, so rest assured that CC will announce it next month.

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Re: FilmStruck

#1235 Post by oldsheperd » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:32 pm

I wish I could get this as an app on my Samsung 4k

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#1236 Post by albucat » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:33 pm

As if to argue against my claim last month that the well is pretty dry, they're adding some pretty great stuff for May:

Complete list of films premiering on the Criterion Channel May 2018:

May 1
High Noon, Fred Zinnemann, 1952
Uptight, Jules Dassin, 1968
Skunk, Annie Silverstein, 2014

May 8
The Black Case, Caroline Monnet and Daniel Watchorn, 2014

May 10
Petulia, Richard Lester, 1968
Je t'aime, je t'aime, Alain Resnais, 1968
Black Jesus, Valerio Zurlini, 1968
Toby Dammit, Federico Fellini, 1968

May 11
Baal, Volker Schlöndorff, 1970

May 15
The Burden, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, 2017

May 22
Limbo, Konstantina Kotzamani, 2016

May 28
River of Grass, Kelly Reichardt, 1994
Old Joy, Kelly Reichardt, 2006
Wendy and Lucy, Kelly Reichardt, 2008
Meek's Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt, 2010
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Re: FilmStruck

#1237 Post by kcota17 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:05 pm

Is there a way to see what films will be debuting on the TCM side?

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#1238 Post by albucat » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:02 pm

None that I'm aware of, but i could well be wrong.

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Re: FilmStruck

#1239 Post by Oxidized » Wed May 02, 2018 8:52 am

I don't know of any way to find out specific films, but you can sort of poke your nose around the website and see what banners are coming up. For example, the Director of the Week: Yasujiro Ozu banner has a URL that ends in 663. Add one digit at a time — 664, 665 — and you can get a rough idea of what's coming. I just checked and there are 51 bundles lined up (and one that's already live, Cinematography by Russell Boyd).

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Re: FilmStruck

#1240 Post by MichaelStockCA » Wed May 02, 2018 12:44 pm

Oxidized wrote:I don't know of any way to find out specific films, but you can sort of poke your nose around the website and see what banners are coming up. For example, the Director of the Week: Yasujiro Ozu banner has a URL that ends in 663. Add one digit at a time — 664, 665 — and you can get a rough idea of what's coming. I just checked and there are 51 bundles lined up (and one that's already live, Cinematography by Russell Boyd).
Thanks for sharing. But isn't this a bit like kids peeking in their parents' closet to see what they will get for Christmas? :D

I enjoy my Thursday late evenings when I can see under "Recently Added" a bunch of new films and then I guess what kind of collection this will be (easy for directors and stars). The banner is usually there on Friday morning with the full collection.

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#1241 Post by unclehulot » Thu May 03, 2018 9:36 am

Seems to be another complete “outage” right now. Not amused, seeing it’s my day off and was hoping to catch some films that expire tomorrow! What’s really annoying is that during these outages I’m prompted to sign in again, but the sign in doesn’t “take” As great as the service can be, there’s still an element of not being ready for prime time IMHO.


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Re: FilmStruck

#1242 Post by Ribs » Thu May 03, 2018 9:39 am

All web services have outages. It happens.

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#1243 Post by unclehulot » Thu May 03, 2018 9:54 am

Ribs wrote:All web services have outages. It happens.
That may be true, but there must be some way to avoid error messages like “you don’t have a valid subscription”, going through the process of typing in login credentials, not being able to login, and then realizing the problem is not on my end but theirs. That is amateurish web interface design.

Things do seem to be back now, but my criticisms of the interface stand.

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Re: FilmStruck

#1244 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun May 06, 2018 6:44 pm

I wish they had a more comprehensive "recently watched"-type feature. As far as it is on Amazon Fire, you can only do that with the movies themselves, and not the other videos available to watch.

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Re: FilmStruck

#1245 Post by Chrisrobles27 » Fri May 18, 2018 9:08 am

FilmStruck has put a bunch of African films up.

Ousmane Sembene's "Xala" and "Guelwaar" both open with Criterion and Janus logos, along with "Black Girl".

Yet the documentary "Sembene!" about him is with Kino, along with Souleymane Cisse "Yeelen" which I heard is great.

Djibril Diop Mambety "Hyenas" is up too but unfortunately the transfer looks quite bad.

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Re: FilmStruck

#1246 Post by Ribs » Sun May 20, 2018 2:16 pm

The latest TCM Inner Circle survey is polling users for a new name for the Criterion Channel.

These are the options given:

Criterion Theater
Filmstruck Presents
Criterion Present
Criterion Direct
Criterion Cinema

I picked the first but it's the best of a bad lot.

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Re: FilmStruck

#1247 Post by kcota17 » Sun May 20, 2018 5:25 pm

Honestly Criterion Channel is probably the best one? I’m not sure why they need to change it, but I guess I’d pick Criterion Direct

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Re: FilmStruck

#1249 Post by tenia » Thu May 24, 2018 10:55 am

OH MY GOD YES
(if this ends up including a Criterion channel)

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Re: FilmStruck

#1250 Post by albucat » Tue May 29, 2018 12:04 pm

Complete list of films premiering on the Criterion Channel in June:

June 1
It Happened One Night, Frank Capra, 1934

June 5
Old Man, Leah Shore, 2012

June 12
Madame Tutli-Putli, Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, 2007

June 19
Edmond was a Donkey, Franck Dion, 2012

June 26
Begone Dull Care, Norman McLaren, 1949

June 29
The Other Side of Hope, Aki Kaurismäki, 2017

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