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Bumstead
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Re: Mubi

#126 Post by Bumstead » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:31 am

Well, well, well...

Here's the link to the tweet.

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Gregory
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#127 Post by Gregory » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:43 am

Reading a couple of the comments under the apology, it looks like they've offended some folks by apologizing for this and may need to apologize for their apology.
why are you apologizing? it's a very clever ads. Please, stop this trend in which everything someone says "offends" other.

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Re: Mubi

#128 Post by Cremildo » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:56 am

I agree with the quoted comment (whose author doesn't really seem to be offended at all). The Mubi ad was a joke which was likely to be understood only by cinephiles, who are their target audience already - which is precisely why it failed as a piece of marketing if their intention was to grab the attention of the general public. Not offensive in the least and hardly the cause for such a breathless public mea culpa.

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Re: Mubi

#129 Post by Michael Kerpan » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:56 am

I will never understand the notion that one's taste in movies (or anything else) somehow makes one a better human being than other less (supposedly) "advanced" persons....

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Re: Mubi

#130 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:20 pm

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You can still be okay even if you're a philistine.

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Re: Mubi

#131 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:10 am

With relatively little fanfare Mubi appears to have set up a Blu-ray and DVD label in the UK recently. I just picked up Under The Silver Lake, which has Mubi branding and a "002" spine number (and features a Q&A with Andrew Garfield, "What Lies Under The Silver Lake" and "Beautiful Specter" featurettes), and it looks as if they have released the Swedish film Border as their first title. The Suspiria 'remake' is coming on 7th October.

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Re: Mubi

#132 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:36 am

I can't think of a film more fitting for the Seven Samurai slot in a spine-numbered Mubi disc label than Under the Silver Lake

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Bumstead
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Re: Mubi

#133 Post by Bumstead » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:06 pm

Dreadful company. They finally succeeded in getting me to cancel my subscription after an email announcing higher yearly fees.

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Re: Mubi

#134 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:25 am

I started a Mubi trial again - basically they had a run of good films at the moment so I could watch Safe and Missing. I didn't realise it has an Amazon Prime channel too. Pound for pound, which is likely to be better - subscribing direct or via Amazon (I have Amazon Prime already).

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#135 Post by kidc » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:38 pm

I don't exactly understand it but in the UK at least the Prime channel itself has a lot more films and they are not on the 30-days-and-done countdown of the main website (although how long they're up for, I'm not sure).

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Re: Mubi

#136 Post by A man stayed-put » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:12 am

A lot of the stuff on the Prime channel appears to be permanent. Under the Silver Lake, Enyedi's Body and Soul and several other's have remained on there since release.
I've subscribed to both in the past and, although everything doesn't make it over from the direct platform, I found the Prime channel better value. Plus it has Mariano Llinás' Extraordinary Stories which, if you haven't seen it, is worth the monthly cost on it's own.

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