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D50
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Re: Filmstruck

#901 Post by D50 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:37 pm

It's been two days without a single film being added. Used to be they'd add something everyday. Nothing so far for today, Friday - their normal big drop day (or was it Thursday night after I'm off of the computer?).

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Re: Filmstruck

#902 Post by ando » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:54 pm

Yeah, been a few days. Cancelled today. Might pick it up later if they add an incentive or two (like downloadable options, more diverse titles).

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Re: Filmstruck

#903 Post by fdm » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:39 pm

I have a couple more free weeks of access, but I'm at a turning point now where I'm at least thinking about paying for it at some point in the future. I guess Romy Schneider has that affect on me.

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Re: Filmstruck

#904 Post by Oxidized » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:26 pm

The Friday film drop on the Filmstruck side always happens at midnight GMT, or 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 Central. Same time that the departing films leave on Thursday.

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Re: Filmstruck

#905 Post by D50 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:10 am

That was worth the wait.

Criterion Channel adds:

The Hero
The Holy Man
Rabindranath Tagore
Death Shadows
Three Outlaw Samurai + 1 supplement

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Re: Filmstruck

#906 Post by D50 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:01 am

Tuesday's short feature: Rodeo, Carroll Ballard

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Re: Filmstruck

#907 Post by D50 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:10 am

Criterion Channel add:

Summer Hours, + 3 supplements (including the documentary Inventory)

EDIT

commentary and 3 supplements added to Autumn Sonata

commentary and 7 supplements added to Safety Last!

6 supplements added to Z

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Re: Filmstruck

#908 Post by D50 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:37 am

Criterion Channel:

commentary and 4 supplements added to Le Deuxième Souffle

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Re: Filmstruck

#909 Post by D50 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:31 am

Criterion Channel add:

The Woman in Question

EDIT to add, or Criterion Channel continued

Her Brother
An Actor's Revenge
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) + 1 supplement

EDIT 2 Criterion Channel add

Conflagration

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Re: Filmstruck

#910 Post by D50 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:41 am

Filmstruck adds:

The Story of Children and Film theme page

A Story of Children and Film
Hugo and Josephine
Long Live the Republic
Tomka and His Friends
Moving, Shinji Somai
The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun
Willow and the Wind

Directed by Anthony Asquith theme page

Carrington V.C.
The Final Test
The Browning Version - Criterion branding, + 1 supplement and commentary
Orders to Kill - + 1 supplement
A Cottage on Dartmoor

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Re: Filmstruck

#911 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:27 pm

I am VERY pleased and excited that Filmstruck is making Somai's Moving (Ohikkoshi) available. I have been shilling for this splendid film (with one of the best child performances ever) for around 15 years -- and yet it was not available with subs ("unofficial" ones apparently exist -- but I never saw this version). This is probably the closest thing there is too a live action Ghibli movie (about 60 percent Takahata, 40 Miyazaki blend) and a splendid examination of the impact of a divorce of parents (both of whom are decent people -- but no longer compatible) on a grade school age child. I hope everyone takes this opportunity (perhaps short-lived) too see Moving -- and cross my fingers hoping people won't find my praise for it wholly unfounded....

Now if only they can get the (much grimmer) Harmful Insect (Gaichu) by Shiota (also never available subbed -- even though the Japanese DVD was _supposed_ to have had subs)...

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Re: Filmstruck

#912 Post by D50 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:26 pm

Criterion Channel

commentary and 5 supplements added to Things To Come
commentary and 9 supplements added to Overlord

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Re: Filmstruck

#913 Post by D50 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:03 am

Criterion Channel

Paraíso - Tuesday short
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog - Downhill has been on the Channel for a while now. Can't wait for the supplements.

EDIT to add: His Royal Slyness with commentary

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There are lots of people who are pretty fast - but they are dirty..., they do a filthy job. First you teach yourself to be clean..., and speed comes later.

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Re: Filmstruck

#914 Post by D50 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:39 am

Criterion Channel

Straits of Magellan: Pan 0
Straits of Magellan: Pan 1
Straits of Magellan: Pan 2
Straits of Magellan: Pan 3
Straits of Magellan: Pan 4
Straits of Magellan: Pan 697
Straits of Magellan: Pan 698
Straits of Magellan: Pan 699
Straits of Magellan: Pan 700
Carrots and Peas

Under a new Criterion Channel theme page: A Hollis Frampton Odyssey": Criterion Collection Edition #607, I believe the set is now complete.

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Re: Filmstruck

#915 Post by Oxidized » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:14 pm

When The Lodger was initially added to the Criterion Channel, it was taken back down after only 3 days or so and unavailable until being re-upped yesterday. I asked a help desk rep about it a month ago, then emailed feedback@ about it...no response. They did send me a cheeky email yesterday letting me know it was back up, though.

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Re: Filmstruck

#916 Post by aox » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:42 pm

My buddy is saying that Filmstruck removed Shoah. Can someone confirm? I haven't subscribed to the service yet. Thanks

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Re: Filmstruck

#917 Post by Oxidized » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:03 pm

They've never had Shoah up on the service that I know of.

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Re: Filmstruck

#918 Post by verifiedaccount » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:42 am

aox wrote:My buddy is saying that Filmstruck removed Shoah. Can someone confirm? I haven't subscribed to the service yet. Thanks
That film was never on FilmStruck, but either way, you can see what's up for streaming without even needing an account by going to https://watch.filmstruck.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Filmstruck

#919 Post by D50 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:42 am

Filmstruck:

Street Without End

Criterion Channel: Mikio Naruse & Yoshitaro Nomura

Late Chrysanthemums
No Blood Relation
Mother
The Shadow Within
Stakeout

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Re: Filmstruck

#920 Post by Michael Kerpan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:41 am

I highly recommend Nomura's Stakeout -- which (meteorologically) makes Stray Dog look like an alpine vacation. (Possibly Nomura's best film -- even better than Zero Focus).

Needless to say, the Naruse films are all wonderful. ;-)

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Re: Filmstruck

#921 Post by D50 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:27 am

Filmstruck:

Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti theme page:

Champagne Charlie
Went the Day Well?
They Made Me a Fugitive
Yellow Caesar

The Yakuza Papers theme page / Kinji Fukasaku:

Battles Without Honor and Humanity
Hiroshima Death Match
Proxy War
Police Tactics
Final Episode

Starring Nicole Kidman theme page:

Cold Mountain
The Others
The Human Stain

Desert Adventures theme page:

Gunga Din
The Wind and the Lion

Criterion Channel:

Changing Faces theme page:

The Face Behind the Mask
A Woman's Face
Seconds + commentary and 4 supplements

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Re: Filmstruck

#922 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:42 pm

CriterionCast put up the July breakdown last week.

Most interesting is probably Grand Illusion and Young and Innocent. The former is surely just a temporary license for streaming but exciting to see it again nonetheless.

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Re: Filmstruck

#923 Post by D50 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:23 am

Criterion Channel:

Premature
Ten

EDIT:

Weekend (2011) + 8 supplements
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Re: Filmstruck

#924 Post by jwd5275 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:50 pm

Ribs wrote:CriterionCast put up the July breakdown last week.

Most interesting is probably Grand Illusion and Young and Innocent. The former is surely just a temporary license for streaming but exciting to see it again nonetheless.
As well as new Godard, Fellini and Wong Kar-wai

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Re: Filmstruck

#925 Post by 371229 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:16 pm

So far, I have not been very impressed with Filmstruck. I have been using it for about 2 weeks now through our Roku. The streaming quality is not very good (watching it on our 55" Plasma TV) most of the time, and it is difficult to find stuff. You can't do a search by director or year. You also can't search by Criterion release number in the Criterion Collection section. I'm not sure how good the app is on the AppleTV, but the app on the Roku just seems very buggy. I realize that Filmstruck is a new venture, and Netflix had it's issues when it first started too. But it seems like Filmstruck is starting from a vantage point where streaming is a new concept or technology or something. We are new to all this streaming stuff (we got our first Roku about 6 months ago), so maybe we have unrealistic expectations. However, both of our Netflix and HBOGO apps work great and we have never experienced problems navigating through their apps or with their picture quality. When we signed up for Filmstruck, I was under the impression that I may never have to buy another Criterion release on Bluray again... but it seems like this will not be the case. The picture quality of a Criterion Bluray disc looks better than any streaming Criterion movie we have seen so far. Oh well...

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