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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:54 pm 

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jedgeco wrote:
mfunk9786 wrote:
albucat wrote:
David Bordwell posted that it's for anyone with a .edu address.

That really sucks, considering that LQ teaches adult education film courses but isn't on staff anywhere to get a .edu. If anyone figures out another way, please post it here.


A note on the website says " If your university doesn’t provide you with a .edu email address, contact Customer Service to sign up. Your account will be reassessed every 6 months to verify your status."


I have an .edu address but had signed up with my gmail address. I wrote to customer service and they allowed me to keep my current gmail login, so as to avoid having to enter over 100 films again in my watchlist (and lose playing positions). They “whitelisted” my gmail address, so I would guess that if one can establish educator credentials it should be possible. There was some difficulty in getting the right registration page to display (cookies, cache, history problems I guess) but it DID work eventually.

On another subject, I just spot checked a few of the Bimal Roy films added the other day, and the ones I checked all seem to be some kind of 1:85 zooms of what I believe should be academy ratio originals? They look pretty horrid. I’m not terribly interested in them, but I’m curious as to how/why they ended up with these versions....TCM ran some of them a few years ago in correctly framed versions.

Btw, I like the new layout, but it’s odd navigating with Apple TV (gen 4). It seems to have gone from slightly unresponsive to much too fast and jerky...I’m always overshooting what I’d like to select. Also, I wish they would allow the remote to skip forward or back a few seconds with the left or right side of the trackpad as most services allow.


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:51 pm 
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Btw, I like the new layout, but it’s odd navigating with Apple TV (gen 4). It seems to have gone from slightly unresponsive to much too fast and jerky...I’m always overshooting what I’d like to select


I experience the same. Having a hard time navigating and selecting. And now it takes a lot longer for the website to load on Apple TV and laptop.

The new website looks better and has some improvements, but some things changed for the worse. For example, when hovering over a film thumbnail in the past, you would see a pop-up of title, director, year of release, running time and summary. Now you see only title and summary. For more information you have to open the film's page. Very annoying and I contacted help desk about the issue. The guy said he will forward it to the programming people. Let's hope for the best.

What also disappeared is the "View All" option for collections, recently added, and popular titles. Why? They added, however, the expiring date and a Leaving Soon section, which I appreciate.


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:41 pm 
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unclehulot wrote:
jedgeco wrote:
mfunk9786 wrote:
[quote="albucat"]David Bordwell posted that it's for anyone with a .edu address.

That really sucks, considering that LQ teaches adult education film courses but isn't on staff anywhere to get a .edu. If anyone figures out another way, please post it here.


A note on the website says " If your university doesn’t provide you with a .edu email address, contact Customer Service to sign up. Your account will be reassessed every 6 months to verify your status."


I have an .edu address but had signed up with my gmail address. I wrote to customer service and they allowed me to keep my current gmail login, so as to avoid having to enter over 100 films again in my watchlist (and lose playing positions). They “whitelisted” my gmail address, so I would guess that if one can establish educator credentials it should be possible. There was some difficulty in getting the right registration page to display (cookies, cache, history problems I guess) but it DID work eventually.

On another subject, I just spot checked a few of the Bimal Roy films added the other day, and the ones I checked all seem to be some kind of 1:85 zooms of what I believe should be academy ratio originals? They look pretty horrid. I’m not terribly interested in them, but I’m curious as to how/why they ended up with these versions....TCM ran some of them a few years ago in correctly framed versions.

Btw, I like the new layout, but it’s odd navigating with Apple TV (gen 4). It seems to have gone from slightly unresponsive to much too fast and jerky...I’m always overshooting what I’d like to select. Also, I wish they would allow the remote to skip forward or back a few seconds with the left or right side of the trackpad as most services allow.[/quote]tap on the left side or right side of the remote to jump in fifteen second increments no need to click, just tap. First tap will pause it, second tap jumps fifteen seconds forward or back. More taps jump fifteen seconds each


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:44 pm 
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The 197-minute roadshow version of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World didn't show up on Dec. 1 with the film even though it's listed as a special feature, so I asked the Help Desk about it. Still nothing as of yesterday, so I asked them again and got "yes, you've asked already, we'll let you know when we have an update." I wouldn't be so ill about this except the movie is only available for a month, and holiday events will cut into my viewing times. Nimble and responsive, they're not.

And the film descriptions, especially on the Filmstruck side, are written like high school book reports.


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Invasion of the Astro-Monster, War of the Gargantuas, Godzilla vs Megalon, Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla and Terror of Mechagodzilla are all English dubs (which I don't mind since I'm watching them with a seven year old)


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:15 am 
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New on the Criterion channel today:
Cheri, 2009 Frears
Supermarket Woman, 1996 Itami


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:43 pm 
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Any word on the January additions to the Criterion Channel?


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:25 pm 

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Not yet. That seems to have gotten lost in the holidays. I'd guess that information will arrive early this next week.


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:49 am 
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Channel Additions:
Anatomy of a Murder(Otto Preminger)
No Country for Old Men(Joel and Ethan Coen)
Tokyo-Ga(Wim Wenders)


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:55 am 
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Dead or Deader wrote:
Channel Additions:
No Country for Old Men(Joel and Ethan Coen)


It would be pretty badass to see this in a physical format release from Criterion. That's a completely unexpected addition for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:18 am 
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Big Ben wrote:
Dead or Deader wrote:
Channel Additions:
No Country for Old Men(Joel and Ethan Coen)


It would be pretty badass to see this in a physical format release from Criterion. That's a completely unexpected addition for me.


It's an limited addition to the Adventures in Moviegoing series, including an interview with Mary Kerr. Highly doubted it would be lend over to a third party source.


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:55 am 
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Plus it has a pretty fabulous Blu-ray release out anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:38 pm 

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Not as much as usual, though it's easy to speculate that this is a result of the holiday season. For anyone wondering about which Arkadin version, it's all of them since it's the Wednesday full edition release. My curiosity is whether things will be in HD--it's the only Welles they have which isn't available on blu-ray, and even though it's my least favorite of his movies I'd really like an upgrade (maybe make it coincide with Ambersons....). Anyhow, without further ado:

Complete list of films premiering on the Criterion Channel this month:

January 1
Anatomy of a Murder, Otto Preminger, 1959
No Country for Old Men, Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007

January 9
Together, Lukas Moodysson, 2000

January 10
The Complete Mr. Arkadin, Orson Welles, 1955

January 16
Yours Faithfully Edna Welthorpe (Mrs), Chris Shepherd, 2017

January 18
The Lure, Agnieszka Smoczyńska, 2015

January 23
And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow's Eye, Francisca Alegria, 2016


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:35 am 

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Dead or Deader wrote:
Big Ben wrote:
Dead or Deader wrote:
Channel Additions:
No Country for Old Men(Joel and Ethan Coen)


It would be pretty badass to see this in a physical format release from Criterion. That's a completely unexpected addition for me.


It's an limited addition to the Adventures in Moviegoing series, including an interview with Mary Kerr. Highly doubted it would be lend over to a third party source.


The comments say that CC will release it.


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:00 am 
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albucat wrote:
...For anyone wondering about which Arkadin version, it's all of them since it's the Wednesday full edition release. My curiosity is whether things will be in HD...

I was told the "Comprehensive Version" of Arkadin was assembled in HD; considering it is primarily made up of footage from the other two versions, it's logical to assume an HD scan was performed for everything (even though the 2006 release was DVD-only). If the streaming feed comes from master files, it should be in HD, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Filmstruck
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:08 pm 

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That's a good point about the transfers, but those older transfers usually look rough if they're just put onto Blu-Rays (because while done in HD, they're really intended for dvd).

There's no mention of CC and No Country in their press release. Here's exactly what it says:

Earlier this year, award-winning memoirist and poet Mary Karr joined Rome Film Festival artistic director Antonio Monda to talk about her personal journey through cinema. Among the favorite films she discussed was Joel and Ethan Coen's 2007 Cormac McCarthy adaptation No Country for Old Men, which we're bringing to the Channel this month for a limited engagement, along with a new introduction by Karr. In this bloody, moody neowestern set in rural Texas, Javier Bardem delivers an Oscar-winning performance as a psychopathic hit man on the trail of a Vietnam veteran who has taken a stash of two million dollars from a crime scene.


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