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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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