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Old 05-03-19, 07:16 PM
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I got an email today about getting a free steel charter member card. Anyone else?
Yes. All charter members were promised this.
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Yes. I received it as well.

They also mentioned fixing a number of things. I do not see any difference, however.

I'm really enjoying the service, regardless of the small issues.
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Old 05-05-19, 01:28 PM
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I signed up for the card as well... enjoying the service and hope it sticks around for the long haul. I think I’fe watched 7 or 8 films so far....
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I decided I had better manually track what I've watched.

I'm up to 15, so far, including the preview weeks.

(Side note: I tried to spoilerize this list, but doing so removes the hyperlinks)

Chungking Express
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Stalker
To Sleep with Anger
Wanda
Detour
Baron Prásil
Skunk
La promesse
My Name Is Julia Ross
Au hasard Balthazar
Mon Oncle
2 or 3 things I know about Her
The Burglar
Murder by Contract

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Old 05-05-19, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by andicus View Post
I decided I had better manually track what I've watched.

I'm up to 15, so far, including the preview weeks.

(Side note: I tried to spoilerize this list, but doing so removes the hyperlinks)

Chungking Express
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Stalker
To Sleep with Anger
Wanda
Detour
Baron Prásil
Skunk
La promesse
My Name Is Julia Ross
Au hasard Balthazar
Mon Oncle
2 or 3 things I know about you
The Burglar
Murder by Contract
how do you track what you’ve watched?
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Old 05-05-19, 04:56 PM
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how do you track what you’ve watched?
I'm just adding them to a draft email when I watch one. That's what I meant by 'manually' tracking them.

It's a PITA, but I figure it's worth it to me.

I fully expect they have this information, and that it will be available, at some point.
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Old 05-05-19, 05:03 PM
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I'm just adding them to a draft email when I watch one. That's what I meant by 'manually' tracking them.

It's a PITA, but I figure it's worth it to me.

I fully expect they have this information, and that it will be available, at some point.
ah ok, i’d like to find a good tracking app....

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Old 05-06-19, 07:46 AM
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I just add titles to 'My List' after I watch them to track what I've watched. Only a couple so far - need to find more time!
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Just finished up Detour (1945), Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer, Starring: Tom Neal; Ann Savage.. great little film noir flick 4/5
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Detour is great, haven't seen it in years. Need to revisit.

Another great noir is Murder by Contract - worth checking out.
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The other thing about Detour is that the Criterion restoration is light years better than prior prints -- and versions of the same movie on other streaming services. For example, I compared against the version of Detour on Amazon streaming and there is no comparison. The Amazon version is nearly unwatchable it's so bad. They really did a great job with the restoration.
I watched this last night because of these posts. Excellent film, and way shorter than I was expecting (68 minutes, if I recall correctly).
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As far as I know, Here:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk...e-class-2.html
^where you'll find the best Noir recommendations (For those who want more)

I'm currently on Day 5 of my free trial. Two big stand-outs for me have been Manila in the Claws of The Light and Ray's The Stranger. We'll see if I decide to hold on to this.

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Old 05-23-19, 12:07 PM
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It looks like they recently added Anna Biller's Viva and The Love Witch. It's been a while since I've seen Viva. It would be cool if Criterion put a disc out for this. I'm guessing it is just a streaming license they got though. I absolutely loved The Love Witch when I saw it a few years back.

That Split Screen show they added looks cool too.

I am going to try and get some time to check out those Joanna Hogg films too.

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Yeah, Love Witch got added there. I think it also played or will play in 35mm at the New Beverly out here. It's getting a bit of a resurgence.
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Old 05-23-19, 01:04 PM
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Yeah, Love Witch got added there. I think it also played or will play in 35mm at the New Beverly out here. It's getting a bit of a resurgence.
Yup, that was not this past weekend, but the weekend before. I was out there that weekend and wanted to go, but it was a midnight screening and I was burnt out.

edit: it looks like they’re doing it again this weekend too.

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Never even heard of Love Witch before, but after watching the trailer I need to see this.
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If anyone wants to own The Love Witch, it's currently on sale for $4.99 (HD) at Amazon Video and iTunes. The iTunes version includes some extra features.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/th...h/id1180833713
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Never even heard of Love Witch before, but after watching the trailer I need to see this.
Give it some love if you enjoy it: https://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk...-robinson.html
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Old 06-03-19, 08:40 AM
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Finished up What price Hollywood 3/4, with Constance Bennett who was terrific, the original inspiration for the Star Is Born and Fallen Idol 3/4, part of the George Cukor collection.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch premiered on the CC over the weekend. just a few more weeks before we get the BD.
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I just noticed that the Hedwig and Angry Inch on the Criterion Channel is the actual Blu-ray edition that will release at the end of the month, which includes the brand new special features, so if you're interested, you can watch all of the stuff now.
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Dreams & Ran are on CC, with extras.
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I've had a lot of other stuff to watch, for the past while, but these are the latest Criterion Channel watches, for me:

A Day’s Pleasure – Chaplin short
Smithereens
Nightfall
Human Desire - 1954 - Fritz Lang
Pushover - 1954 - Richard Quine
The Lineup - 1958 - Don Siegel
Red Desert (Il Deserto rosso) - Michelangelo Antonioni
A Taste of Honey - 1961 - Tony Richardson

A Taste of Honey was the standout amongst this batch. I hadn't seen it before. Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin were both excellent.

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Have you been billed yet Andicus? Is it in US dollars for us too?
I just realized I hadn't replied about this... It is indeed $US.
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So I'm currently on a trial for The Criterion Channel and have gone through a little bit of it in the last week.

And then I discovered the service has the 100 Years of Olympic Films, which is currently selling for about $200 on Amazon for the BD set.

https://www.amazon.com/Years-Olympic-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B074JRWX9V/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3JQZMB4JTHZN5&keywords=100+years+of+olympic+films+1912-2012&qid=1562949361&s=gateway&sprefix=100+years+of+oly%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Years-Olympic-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B074JRWX9V/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3JQZMB4JTHZN5&keywords=100+years+of+olympic+films+1912-2012&qid=1562949361&s=gateway&sprefix=100+years+of+oly%2Caps%2C190&sr=8-1


That's awesome. I'm a big Olympics fan and I would love to watch this collection here. So damn, big decision if I want to keep this for a few months and try to watch as many of these films as possible. The movies are really really long though. Some range from about 1 hour to as high as 4 1/2 hours. So this is easily a few months or more of viewing.

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Old 07-12-19, 01:54 PM
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^That's one of the group of films that's not available to stream, in Canada.

Not that I'm really interested in it, but it gets a lot of praise, so I would have a look.

Regardless of some regional limitations, I still think the service is well worth it.

My main beef is still the really shitty browser playback interface. Aside from a lack of navigation features, it's also very clunky.
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They've got the "Criterion Edition" of Man Who Fell to Earth, with all of the supplements on the OOP BD.
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They've got the "Criterion Edition" of Man Who Fell to Earth, with all of the supplements on the OOP BD.
I wonder if it’s going to be re-released again?
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