Monday, March 25, 2013

My Latest Obsession: The Criterion Collection on Hulu


I am an unapologetic film geek.  I come by it naturally.  My mother’s research area is the work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  When describing my childhood, I often compare it to Kubrick’s The Shining but without snow.  Having been so deeply entrenched in cinema studies for so long, it takes something amazing to wow me.


 

Folks, I have found something amazing: The Criterion Collection on Hulu and Hulu Plus.




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Unlike Netflix, which has a limited number of obscure foreign or art films that can be instantly streamed, Hulu allows users to stream newer editions to the film distributor’s collection (including RWF’s long-out-of-print Effi Briest!)  as well as their more obscure offerings (like Bresson’s The Trial of Joan of Arc).  Hulu is also offering a one week free trial of their Plus Service, normally $7.99 a moth, to their users.  It’s definitely worth a test drive!




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Never has being pretentious been this easy!


 

Cheers,



j.

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