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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:52 am 
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I'm big into Amazon Prime, especially since now they have available (with paid subscriptions of course) live feeds from HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz. I got the Amazon TV box for Christmas and am digging all of it's functionality, which works especially with a Prime membership.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:48 pm 
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Netflix claims viewers have spent 500,000,000 hours watching Adam Sandler movies in the past fifteen months-- if true, their blank check deal with Sandler certainly makes sense


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:53 pm 
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Its probably true with some interesting accounting. I remember the first one at least had the interesting habit of playing immediately after other films.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:40 pm 

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Could anyone offer recommendations for non-English language series on Netflix? I've only added Hotel Beau Sejour to my list because the premise sounded interesting but, beyond that, there's so little coverage that I don't know what would or wouldn't be worthwhile.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:32 pm 
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I think Netflix has some strong positives along with its negatives, but certainly one of its strong negatives so far is theatrical and home video distribution for its more prestigious films. Perhaps The Irishman will change that for them.

One thing I know is that I've never been so glad to have supported fund-raising campaigns than for the new MST3K and The Other Side of the Wind. I'm promised blu-ray releases of both, while those who didn't support the funding may never get a home video release of either.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:54 pm 
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As has weirdly been very ignored in all coverage of The Irishman, it's important to remember it's due to release in 2019. Netflix needs to get their act together well before then.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:01 pm 
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They should really think about following Amazon's strategy when it comes to feature films.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:56 pm 
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captveg wrote:
They should really think about following Amazon's strategy when it comes to feature films.


I hear about acclaimed films and have no idea going into it they are Amazon productions (Manchester by the Sea, Handmaiden) and that's definitely a success as far as I'm concerned.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Goody! An Orson Welles performance I've never seen - Jonathan Wilk, a defense lawyer in the infamous Leob-Leopold murder case. Wonder if the case has any relation to Hitchcock's Rope (Suppose a real cinephile would know :roll: , but a film from which I get far more thrills than Vertigo and Rear Window put together). Course, I'm always suspect of Welles' acting in other director's films as he often claimed to have loathed it (said Pasolini once asked him to play a pig.)


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:54 pm 
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ando wrote:
Goody! An Orson Welles performance I've never seen - Jonathan Wilk, a defense lawyer in the infamous Leob-Leopold murder case. Wonder if the case has any relation to Hitchcock's Rope (Suppose a real cinephile would know :roll: , but a film from which I get far more thrills than Vertigo and Rear Window put together). Course, I'm always suspect of Welles' acting in other director's films as he often claimed to have loathed it (said Pasolini once asked him to play a pig.)

I hated this one, I'd temper your expectations as far as you can!


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:12 pm 
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Posts about streaming and cinephiles moved here-- you won't believe what happens next!


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:40 am 
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Enjoying the story of Joseph Stalin from a decidedly British point of view. Pity there isn't much time spent on the Soviet involvement in World War II in American primary schools. A major part of that conflict remains misunderstood or given short shrift by Westerners, in general. Perhaps this is changing now.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:12 am 
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domino harvey wrote:
ando wrote:
Goody! An Orson Welles performance I've never seen - Jonathan Wilk, a defense lawyer in the infamous Leob-Leopold murder case. Wonder if the case has any relation to Hitchcock's Rope (Suppose a real cinephile would know :roll: , but a film from which I get far more thrills than Vertigo and Rear Window put together). Course, I'm always suspect of Welles' acting in other director's films as he often claimed to have loathed it (said Pasolini once asked him to play a pig.)

I hated this one, I'd temper your expectations as far as you can!

Pretty awful. Welles was... not good. Seemed exhausted.

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Ok, it'd be hard to go wrong here: Mifune.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:20 am 
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Does anyone know if Netflix have any plans to release their product on home media (DVD and/or Blu Ray) sometime in the future?


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:49 am 
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Aunt Peg wrote:
Does anyone know if Netflix have any plans to release their product on home media (DVD and/or Blu Ray) sometime in the future?

From what I gather, no.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:59 pm 
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Have they given a reason why? It's very annoying to have some of these films come with such a high barrier.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Because one makes a ton more money on all customers buy a subscription model, than on a some customers buy some things sometimes model


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:07 am 
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And streaming to 10,000 customers is infinitely cheaper than pressing, packaging and releasing 10,000 discs.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:20 pm 

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It depends on what "product" you're talking about though ... Beasts of No Nation is still conspicuously absent on any physical media more than a year and a half after Netflix "released" it, but at least their original TV shows seem to get DVD and Blu releases sometime before the next season arrives.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:28 pm 

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Its not quite a tin foil hat strategy to acquire physical media....rather, its because a work on physical media need only be purchased once....whereas streaming is the ultimate corporate expression because they get income over and over again from customers for the same exact content. It becomes a de facto tithe.

And here I sound like I'm from another century.....wait, here comes the 50th anniversary ultimate director's cut steelbook engraved limited edition from a new 4k scan. LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:08 pm 
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That's gross. Also doesn't that break antitrust laws like the vertical integration theaters of the studio era?


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:09 pm 
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That's gross. Also doesn't that break antitrust laws like the vertical integration theaters of the studio era?

Nobody has cared about that once media conglomerates bought TV networks in the mid-90s.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:12 pm 
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People caring and it being legal are two very different things.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:30 pm 
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knives wrote:
People caring and it being legal are two very different things.

For all practical purposes, not really. If neither Democratic nor Republican Presidents (and/or Attorneys-General) care, the law becomes essentially meaningless.


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 Post subject: Re: Netflix
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:53 pm 
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But media consolidation on an unprecedented scale has been legal for two decades thanks to Bill Clinton's Telecommunications Act, an almost complete rollback of New Deal regulations, leading to the vast majority of the American media being owned by just five or six corporations, allowing Clear Channel to dominate radio, etc. Many have been tracking and responding to these long trends since years before the Clinton era and well into the FCC deregulation of the Bush years, so saying that nobody has cared about it since some time in the ’90s is really not accurate, but the media giants and their lobbyists were obviously far more influential. Virtually no one in the Senate or the House opposed the ’96 Telecommunications Act (Bernie Sanders was one of the few who did).


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