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Old 04-10-19, 12:17 AM
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I tried it on both my Apple TV and my Roku and I get the same error both times in the same spot so it seems to be an error with the movie. It is also not listing the run time correctly.
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Yeah, that definitely sounds like an issue with the movie.

I just found another problem... I had initially chosen annual billing, of $89.99. I was switched (no idea why) to monthly, of $9.99, so I switched it back to annual. At that point, it showed $9.99/year. Great! Of course, they caught the error, and it switched back to $9.99/mth. Again, I switched it to annual, but this time it's showing $99.99 annually, with the option to switch to $10.99 monthly.

ARGH! I'll contact them, and I'm sure I'll get back on the Charter Subscriber price, but it's pretty annoying that they can't get it straight.
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The Lure is simply not very good, IMHO. I really didn't get anything out of it.
The Lure was one of my favorite films of that year. It's terrific.
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I guess I have to watch The Lure now..
Finished up another one from The Columbia Film Noir The Big Heat, with Glenn Ford, really enjoyed this one, liked Ford in this also has a young Lee Marvin. 4/5
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The Lure was one of my favorite films of that year. It's terrific.
I really wanted to like it, but I think the musical approach killed it for me.
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Criterion Channel not work on my FireStick, nor my Chromebook, due to DRM issues. Throwing up my hands in frustration and will now go kick a pigeon.
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Does this have a 30-day free trial? I'm currently 1073/1176 of Criterion watches (That includes the individual Brakhage/Frampton shorts) and I could quickly fill in a lot of the gaps if they've got what I want. A large majority of the un-watched pile is the Olympic stuff. Over 30 of them. Again, individual titles.
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I think it has a two week trial...
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The first month is free. I don't think that's limited to Charter subscribers, but I could be mistaken.

And I stand corrected. mphtrilogy is correct with 14 days, for non-charter subscribers.
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^Thanks, guys
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So far I've watched La Pointe Courte (this is the one I was having issues with getting an error near the end. It seems to be working when I just tried it and I think I finally got to see the end (a band is playing and then it cuts to black) but the runtime is still 6 minutes less than what I see listed everywhere) and My Name is Julia Ross.
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Well, still no word on my billing issue. Apparently the email stating:
As a Charter Subscriber, if you ever need anything special, please don’t hesitate to write to [email protected], and we’ll take care of you.
... is full of shit. I think a response within a day or two would be reasonable.

Also, I was treated to this special message, tonight:

SORRY, VIDEO IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY

FFS. Really?

I thought it was odd that there is a section titled "Short + Feature" which showed a short called Skunk and a feature called Fish Tank. I could play Skunk, but there was no link to play Fish Tank. When I found it in the tcclibrary list, and clicked on it, I got the above message.

This is disappointing, to put it mildly.

I'm really hoping this is not going to end up like Netflix with respect to regional limitations.

Just to be sure this is the issue, would someone mind seeing if Fish Tank is available, from a U.S. account?
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The Channel has been added to justwatch.com.
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I'm really hoping this is not going to end up like Netflix with respect to regional limitations.

Just to be sure this is the issue, would someone mind seeing if Fish Tank is available, from a U.S. account?
In the US, Fish Tank works for me.

Sadly, I do believe there's some regional limitations on some titles (you can squarely blame Roger's, Bell, Shaw, etc. For that, since they led the trend of gobbling up the rights to stuff North of the border a couple decades ago, although I believe Mongrel Media (an "indie") has gained more traction over recent years; they own exclusive rights to IFC stuff and Fish Tank falls under that so I'd garner that Mongrel and/or IFC Canada refused to deal with Criterion Channel for now.

On the tcclibrary site, you can see what's available in Canada by clicking the little US flag (or just "US" if the flag doesn't appear), and it'll switch to a Canadian flag. When I typed in Fish Tank, it shows up on the US list but not the Canada list.

A damn shame to be sure.
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Thank you for checking, Dan! I really appreciate it.

And, I had no idea about the ability to select between U.S. and Canada on tcclibrary. I don't get a flag, however, I could click on 'us' to change it, as you said.

Going by their count it looks like there are about 124 films available in the U.S. that are not available in Canada. Ouch!

Here's a complete list, if anyone is interested (for some reason my list has 125):

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13 Days in France Claude Lelouch France 1:52:20 1968
16 Days of Glory Bud Greenspan United States 4:44:42 1986
A Christmas Tale Arnaud Desplechin France 2:32:12 2008
A Married Couple Allan King Canada 1:36:55 1969
A Turning Point Kim Takal United States 1:22:52 1984
After the Wedding Susanne Bier Denmark 2:04:10 2006
Alain Mimoun Louis Gueguen France 1959
And Everything Is Going Fine Steven Soderbergh United States 1:29:32 2010
Antichrist Lars von Trier Denmark 1:48:48 2009
Atlanta's Olympic Glory Bud Greenspan United States 3:27:01 1997
Begone Dull Care Norman McLaren Canada 1949
Beyond All Barriers Lee Ji-won South Korea 1:32:35 1989
Beyond the Hills Cristian Mungiu Romania 2:32:15 2012
Blue Is the Warmest Color Abdellatif Kechiche France 3:00:06 2013
Calgary ’88: 16 Days of Glory Bud Greenspan United States 3:22:13 1989
CARLOS: Part 1 Olivier Assayas Germany, France 1:44:36 2010
CARLOS: Part 2 Olivier Assayas Germany, France 1:52:30 2010
CARLOS: Part 3 Olivier Assayas Germany, France 2:04:13 2010
Certified Copy Abbas Kiarostami Italy 1:47:18 2010
Clouds of Sils Maria Olivier Assayas France, Germany, Switzerland 2:03:49 2014
Come On Children Allan King Canada 1:35:14 1972
Creative Nonfiction Lena Dunham United States 2009
Dheepan Jacques Audiard France 1:54:47 2015
Dying at Grace Allan King Canada 2:28:00 2003
Edmond Was a Donkey Franck Dion Canada 2012
Everlasting Moments Jan Troell Sweden 2:11:20 2008
Fight Without Hate André Michel France 1:31:32 1948
First Caroline Rowland United Kingdom 1:48:59 2012
Fish Tank Andrea Arnold United Kingdom 2:02:58 2009
Following Christopher Nolan United Kingdom 1:10:05 1999
Foreign Correspondent Alfred Hitchcock United States 2:00:44 1940
Frances Ha Noah Baumbach United States 1:26:03 2013
Games of the XXI Olympiad Jean-Claude Labrecque Canada 1:58:02 1977
Gates of Heaven Errol Morris United States 1:22:38 1978
Gold and Glory Hannu Leminen Finland 1:37:22 1953
Gomorrah Matteo Garrone Italy 2:17:22 2008
et Laurence Olivier United Kingdom 2:33:57 1948
Hand in Hand Im Kwon-taek South Korea 1:59:20 1989
Heart of a Dog Laurie Anderson United States 1:15:38 2015
History Is Made at Night Frank Borzage United States 1:41:30 1937
Hooker on Campus Lena Dunham United States 2007
Hunger Steve McQueen United Kingdom 2008
Hunger Steve McQueen United Kingdom 1:36:12 2008
I Married a Witch René Clair United States 1:16:57 1942
I Shot Jesse James Samuel Fuller United States 1:21:36 1949
IX Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck 1964 Theo Hörmann Austria 1:30:19 1964
Le million René Clair France 1:21:32 1931
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne Robert Bresson France 1:25:47 1945
Life During Wartime Todd Solondz United States 1:37:39 2010
Lillehammer ’94: 16 Days of Glory Bud Greenspan United States 3:29:30 1994
Madame Tutli-Putli Chris Lavis Canada 2007
Marathon Carlos Saura Spain 2:10:28 1993
Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company Allan King Canada 1:52:44 2005
Mikey and Nicky Elaine May United States 1:46:30 1976
Möbius Sam Kuhn United States, Canada 2017
Mon oncle Antoine Claude Jutra Canada 1:44:47 1971
Mr. Freedom William Klein France 1:31:59 1969
My Winnipeg Guy Maddin Canada 1:20:04 2007
Nagano ’98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory Bud Greenspan United States 1:58:58 1998
Neighbours Norman McLaren Canada 1952
Night Mayor Guy Maddin Canada 2009
O Sport, You Are Peace! Yuri Ozerov Russian Federation 2:29:22 1981
Obsession Edward Dmytryk United Kingdom 1:38:10 1949
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations Leni Riefenstahl United States 2:07:40 1938
Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty Leni Riefenstahl United States 1:43:57 1938
Olympic Games, 1956 Peter Whitchurch Australia 1:00:34 1956
Olympic Glory Kieth Merrill United States 1999
Olympic Spirit Drummond Challis United Kingdom 1980
One Light, One World Joe Jay Jalbert United States 1:44:08 1992
Open the Door Lena Dunham United States 2007
People on Sunday Robert Siodmak Germany 1:13:55 1930
People, Hopes, Medals Heribert Meisel West Germany 1:33:12 1960
Phoenix Christian Petzold Germany 1:38:30 2014
Pina Wim Wenders France 1:43:40 2011
Pressure Lena Dunham United States 2006
Sapporo Winter Olympics Masahiro Shinoda Japan 2:47:52 1972
Scanners David Cronenberg Canada 1:43:14 1981
Sensation of the Century Taguchi Suketaro Japan 2:36:23 1966
Seoul 1988 Lee Kwang-soo South Korea 2:19:43 1989
Sightseers Ben Wheatley United Kingdom 1:28:08 2012
Snows of Grenoble Jacques Ertaud France 1:37:11 1968
Stagecoach John Ford United States 1:36:18 1939
Still Walking Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan 1:54:52 2008
Summer Hours Olivier Assayas France 1:43:02 2008
Sydney 2000: Stories of Olympic Glory Bud Greenspan United States 1:56:29 2001
The Baron of Arizona Samuel Fuller United States 1:37:07 1950
The Brood David Cronenberg Canada 1:32:26 1979
The Everlasting Flame Gu Jun China 1:41:11 2010
The Fountain Lena Dunham United States 2007
The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912 Adrian Wood Sweden 2:50:25 2016
The Grand Olympics Romolo Marcellini Italy 2:27:14 1961
The Great Beauty Paolo Sorrentino Italy 2:21:21 2013
The Kid with a Bike Jean-Pierre Dardenne Belgium 1:27:28 2011
The Long Voyage Home John Ford United States 1:45:54 1940
The Melbourne Rendez-vous René Lucot France 1:46:52 1957
The Model Couple William Klein France 1:41:20 1977
The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient Greece Jean de Rovera France 1924
The Olympic Games Held at Chamonix in 1924 Jean de Rovera France 1924
The Olympic Games in Paris 1924 Jean de Rovera France 2:54:43 1924
The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928 Wilhelm Prager Netherlands 3:12:39 1928
The Olympics in Mexico Alberto Isaac Mexico 2:40:19 1969
The Ruling Class Peter Medak United Kingdom 2:33:42 1972
The Secret of the Grain Abdellatif Kechiche France 2:34:30 2007
The Steel Helmet Samuel Fuller United States 1:24:23 1951
The Thin Blue Line Errol Morris United States 1:41:39 1988
The VI Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 1952 Tancred Ibsen Norway 1:43:54 1952
The White Stadium Arnold Fanck Switzerland 2:04:03 1928
Three Colors: Blue Krzysztof Kieślowski France 1:38:16 1993
Three Colors: Red Krzysztof Kieślowski France 1:39:32 1994
Three Colors: White Krzysztof Kieślowski France 1:31:54 1994
Tiny Furniture Lena Dunham United States 1:39:26 2010
To Be or Not to Be Ernst Lubitsch United States 1:39:09 1942
Tokyo Olympiad Kon Ichikawa Japan 2:50:56 1965
Visions of Eight Miloš Forman United States 1:50:24 1973
Warrendale Allan King Canada 1:40:54 1967
Wasp Andrea Arnold United Kingdom 2003
Weekend Andrew Haigh United Kingdom 1:37:11 2011
Where the World Meets Hannu Leminen Finland 1:41:32 1952
White Material Claire Denis France 1:45:54 2009
White Rock Tony Maylam United Kingdom 1:17:21 1977
White Vertigo Giorgio Ferroni Italy 1:36:44 1956
Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? William Klein France 1:41:45 1966
XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport Castleton Knight United Kingdom 2:18:43 1948
Y tu mamá también Alfonso Cuarón Mexico 1:45:50 2001
Youth of the World Carl Junghans Germany 1936

There are certainly some in there that I'd like to see.

If it is IFC holding some of them up, that' a real piss-off as I subscribe to IFC, but they are only available in SD through my cable provider.* They also don't have OnDemand.
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Old 04-13-19, 02:45 AM
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I watched La promesse, tonight. Good stuff.

I'd love to see more Dardenne bros. films, but they only list one more (The Kid with a Bike), and of course, it's one of the films not available to stream in Canada.

Despite all of my bitching, I'm really glad this is available in Canada. It's certainly not lacking in content.

They have now added an 'All Films' browsing option which has some decent filtering capabilities (Genre, Decade, Country, Director).

The UI while streaming still needs work, as it hasn't changed.
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I watched La promesse, tonight. Good stuff.

I'd love to see more Dardenne bros. films, but they only list one more (The Kid with a Bike), and of course, it's one of the films not available to stream in Canada.

Despite all of my bitching, I'm really glad this is available in Canada. It's certainly not lacking in content.

They have now added an 'All Films' browsing option which has some decent filtering capabilities (Genre, Decade, Country, Director).

The UI while streaming still needs work, as it hasn't changed.
Have you been billed yet Andicus? Is it in US dollars for us too?
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Have you been billed yet Andicus? Is it in US dollars for us too?
Not yet. I should be billed on May 8th, and fully expect it will be in US dollars.

I did hear back, regarding my incorrect amount being listed, and they indicated it should be corrected within a week, so we'll see.
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I read on another forum, where someone got an email from Criterion after submitting a question, that they ARE planning to have parity between US and Canada, but that some of the deals are taking longer to sort out.

I wonder if this service is like Netflix where what you see available is based on your physical location (IP address) or like Spotify where what you see available is based on your billing location (Credit Card info). Like... Theoretically, if a Canadian logs into CC with a US-billed account... would the selection be limited or not? Hmm.
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It looks like the "error 3" issue I complained about before is a widespread issue with the Roku app. There are reddit threads about it. It's happened to all 4 movies I've watched and happens on both of my Roku's but not on my Apple Tv. Hopefully it gets fixed soon.
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I watched Wanda the other night. Everything worked fine.

This is the type of title I was interested in and probably would've blind bought in July. But having watched in via their service, I'd pass. It was good, just not something I foresee revisiting. I do a lot of blind buying of Criterions during their sales, so hopefully I can use this to curb that.

I like the Adventures in Moviegoing features.

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Here's a lovely index of what's being offered at CC. The box art on the thumbnails is pretty cool.

https://www.justwatch.com/us/provider/criterion-channel
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Here's a lovely index of what's being offered at CC. The box art on the thumbnails is pretty cool.

https://www.justwatch.com/us/provider/criterion-channel
awesome, thanks!
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JustWatch is great. I use that daily. It is great to see new releases.
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On a tangent,

Criterion Channel has this on there, but no special features.





It's a phenomenal film. For those that did not import the Eureka edition and have CC memberships, give it a go.
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