David Pescovitz at 11:06 am Fri, Feb 15, 2013
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All of the Criterion Collection films on Hulu are free for viewing until February 18. (US only, unfortunately.) Time to stock up on Jiffy Pop, Gitanes, and Blue Bottle. "Watch the Criterion Collection films online" (via @criterion)
Unless you’re outside the US, then it’s “Watch nothing for free, foreign dirtbag!” I’m paraphrasing.
Proxies are your friends.
By “for free” I assume they mean “with lots and lots of commercials”?
i assume no if they are wanting to give the Hulu plus experience for free for a limited time.
I think their selection is outstanding, I’ve spent (well) many dozens of hours going through Hulu’s criterion collection with zero complaints.
Hulu Plus has the same number of commercials.
right, so no commercials for criterion movies.
I clicked over and started watching “Sweet Movie.” LOTS of commercials. Sigh.
And not just an inordinate number of commercials- hilariously/depressingly inappropriate commercials, some of which might be considered in questionable taste, given the content of the movies involved. I mean, Lean Cuisine ads during “The Night Porter”!? And someone is going to a special Hell, for running Diet Dr. Pepper ads during “Night and Fog”!
Take advantage of this by inviting over friends and family, including grandparents, aunts and uncles, to watch Salo.
I trust you’re providing refreshments as well?
HotSpot Shield or Unblock-US is all the non US film lover needs to enjoy this opportunity.
It’s misleading, not ALL of the criterion collection is viewable, just what they allow you to, which is good, but there are some amazing omissions that you have to purchase or rent.
It’s not misleading — neither Hulu nor Criterion have ever claimed the entire collection is streamable, or even that they’ll ever put up the entire collection — imagine trying to get the streaming rights to the Michael Bay movies now. They’ve got nearly 800 titles, however, including hundreds unavailable on DVD in Region 1
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