The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

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Postby dws1982 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:29 pm

Amazon Prime has several classics newly available to watch via their service. I'll have to check further when I get home, but I know The Pumpkin Eater was one of the ones I noticed.

Unfortunately, their catalog has also emptied out to a degree: All Warner Brothers properties (both movies and TV shows) are no longer available on Prime or for regular Rental/Purchase: This goes as far back as stuff like The Broadway Melody to recent hits like A Star is Born. Apparently there's some kind of Warner/Amazon pissing contest that resulted in Amazon pulling all Warner content. They had this dispute in the past, and Amazon temporarily stopped taking pre-orders for Warner content, but it was resolved much more quickly than this one, which has been going on all year.

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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:30 pm

Reza wrote:
mlrg wrote:
flipp525 wrote:For completists:

A Special Day is being aired tonight on TCM at 8pm. In 1977, it was nominated for two Oscars: Best Foreign Film and Best Actor (Marcello Mastroianni).


It’s a gem of a film.


Sophia Loren should have been nominated instead of Mastroianni.

Perhaps she would have been had she been eligible for Best Actor. :roll:
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Postby Mister Tee » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:41 pm

Two not-that-easy-to-see movies, featured in recently covered cinematography years, and showing on TCM this week:

Thursday 3/21 11:15AM ET: A Majority of One

Friday 3/22 8:00PM ET: Morituri

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Postby Mister Tee » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:47 am

A little assistance for that devilishly obscure 1945 original screenplay category: one of the five, Music for Millions, will be showing on TCM, next Tuesday (January 15th) at 3:30pm ET.

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Postby dws1982 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:59 pm

As Netflix has moved away from classic movies, Amazon Prime is really upping their game.

Most of the movies added are things that most here will have seen, but it's a wide array, from Ragtime to Klute to The Big Country, and tons of others, many of which haven't been released on Blu-Ray, but they'll all be in HD here.

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Postby Mister Tee » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:30 am

A gut check for the Oscar completist: this coming Saturday at 6:15PM ET, TCM is running When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth -- a Visual Effects nominee in 1971. (There were only two nominees that year, and I remember Gene Siskel writing "Tell your friends you'll bet a month's salary that Bedknobs and Broomsticks wins. Trust me.")

Back then, I didn't even consider going to see Dinosaurs. (Actually, didn't see Bedknobs, either, until years later on TV.) Today, of course, most of us would put ourselves through the damn thing for completeness. Hard call to make.

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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby Reza » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:51 pm

mlrg wrote:
flipp525 wrote:For completists:

A Special Day is being aired tonight on TCM at 8pm. In 1977, it was nominated for two Oscars: Best Foreign Film and Best Actor (Marcello Mastroianni).


It’s a gem of a film.


Sophia Loren should have been nominated instead of Mastroianni.

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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby mlrg » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:50 pm

flipp525 wrote:For completists:

A Special Day is being aired tonight on TCM at 8pm. In 1977, it was nominated for two Oscars: Best Foreign Film and Best Actor (Marcello Mastroianni).


It’s a gem of a film.

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Postby flipp525 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:16 pm

For completists:

A Special Day is being aired tonight on TCM at 8pm. In 1977, it was nominated for two Oscars: Best Foreign Film and Best Actor (Marcello Mastroianni).
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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:35 am

Reza wrote:
Precious Doll wrote:The hard to see Navajo (1952), nominated for best cinematography (black & white), is available on YouTube. It looks like it taken from a VHS tape that it is very good condition, though what little dialogue this is is out of synch. Most of the film is told in voice over.


Navajo was also nominated in the Documentary Feature category.


As well.
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Postby Reza » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:36 am

Precious Doll wrote:The hard to see Navajo (1952), nominated for best cinematography (black & white), is available on YouTube. It looks like it taken from a VHS tape that it is very good condition, though what little dialogue this is is out of synch. Most of the film is told in voice over.


Navajo was also nominated in the Documentary Feature category.

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:04 am

The hard to see Navajo (1952), nominated for best cinematography (black & white), is available on YouTube. It looks like it taken from a VHS tape that it is very good condition, though what little dialogue this is is out of synch. Most of the film is told in voice over.
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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby The Original BJ » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:31 pm

Precious Doll wrote:Skyscraper (1928) nominated for 'Best Writing' is available on YouTube.


Wow, thanks for this. That one was on my list of nominees I assumed I'd never find in a million years (along with a bunch from that year.)

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Postby Precious Doll » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:59 am

Skyscraper (1928) nominated for 'Best Writing' is available on YouTube.
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Re: The VCR / DVR / Streaming Alert Thread

Postby dws1982 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:52 pm

For those of you with access to Amazon Prime, the complete miniseries version of Robert Atlman's Vincent and Theo is available on streaming.


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