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1 hour ago, EricJ said:

...TWO "80's Fantasies" is a "theme", Warner/MGM?  

Dug up the poster from "Innerspace" but couldn't even decently squeeze out The Neverending Story for a third?  No MGM-owned Cannon Pictures Masters of the Universe?

(Although, to be fair, most of the true 80's Fantasy Summer-of-Love are either Sony, like "Krull", "Ghostbusters" or  "The Dark Crystal", Paramount like "Dragonslayer" or "Raiders of the Lost Ark", and almost everything else Spielberg was from Universal.)

I could be wrong because I haven't been posting these FilmStruck themes since the beginning, but I want to think that this was already a theme once before, and had Innerspace included. I know when I saw it today I thought that it was familiar, but it may just be recall of the original poster/box art. Whatever the case, only two movies this time makes for a rather paltry theme.

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On ‎7‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 7:00 PM, LawrenceA said:

I could be wrong because I haven't been posting these FilmStruck themes since the beginning, but I want to think that this was already a theme once before, and had Innerspace included. I know when I saw it today I thought that it was familiar, but it may just be recall of the original poster/box art. Whatever the case, only two movies this time makes for a rather paltry theme.

Back in August of '84 down here when I was lucky enough to be on the set of COCOON, Oliver was also on set 8yrs that day & with his double

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I so appreciate this FilmStruck thread. I am very frustrated with many elements of TCM. While I don't feel ready to cut the cord, I enjoy the dialog here. Many grumblings I have with TCM might disappear with FilmStruck. I can't afford TCM and FilmStruck, as there is already "Too Much Month At The End Of The Money." If I do FilmStruck, it means TCM no more. I live in CA. where everything costs too much!

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This Week on FilmStruck

 

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  • What Price Hollywood? (1932)
  • Dinner at Eight (1933)
  • Little Women (1933)
  • David Copperfield (1935)
  • Romeo and Juliet (1936)
  • Camille (1937)
  • The Women (1939)
  • The Philadelphia Story (1939)
  • A Woman's Face (1941)
  • Keeper of the Flame (1943)
  • Gaslight (1944)
  • Edward, My Son (1949)
  • Adam's Rib (1949)
  • A Life of Her Own (1950)
  • Pat and Mike (1952)
  • A Star Is Born (1954)
  • Bhowani Junction (1956)
  • Les Girls (1957)
  • Travels with My Aunt (1972)

 

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  • Neapolitan Carousel (1954)
  • The Gold of Naples (1954)
  • Too Bad She's Bad (1955)
  • Scandal in Sorrento (1955)
  • Two Women (1960)
  • Boccaccio '70 (1962)
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
  • Marriage - Italian Style (1964)
  • Operation Crossbow (1965)
  • Sunflower (1970)
  • The Cassandra Crossing (1977)
  • A Special Day (1977)
  • Human Voice (2014)

 

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  • Primary (1960)
  • PT 109 (1963)
  • Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)
  • Faces of November (1964)
  • For All Mankind (1989)
  • JFK (1991)

 

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  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Excalibur (1981)
  • Time Bandits (1981)
  • Ladyhawke (1985)
  • Innerspace (1987)

 

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26 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Oooh good, more fantasy films from the 80s!

They often keep one of the theme collections for more than one week, and I don't usually post about them during the second or third week, but since they added a few more titles, I thought I would include it this week.

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19 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

They often keep one of the theme collections for more than one week, and I don't usually post about them during the second or third week, but since they added a few more titles, I thought I would include it this week.

Yes, thank you. LADYHAWKE was a film I remember seeing when I was in high school. In fact one of our high school teachers showed it to the class one day, as a reward/treat. 

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I subscribed to the FilmStruck newsletter. I hope it works better than the digital Now Playing Guide. When should I expect to see it?

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This week on FilmStruck

 

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  • Ankur (1974)
  • Nishant (1976)
  • Bhumika (1977)
  • Mandi (1983)
  • Trikal (1985)

 

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  • Three On a Match (1932)
  • The Petrified Forest (1936)
  • Black Legion (1937)
  • Marked Woman (1937)
  • Dead End (1937)
  • Crime School (1938)
  • Dark Victory (1939)
  • The Roaring Twenties (1939)
  • They Drive By Night (1940)
  • High Sierra (1941)
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • All Through the Night (1942)
  • Across the Pacific (1942)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
  • Passage to Marseille (1944)
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Dark Passage (1947)
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • Key Largo (1948)

 

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  • The Time Machine (1960)
  • La Jetee (1963)
  • Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
  • Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)
  • Time After Time (1979)
  • Time Bandits (1981)

 

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  • A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  • Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968)
  • Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)
  • ABBA: The Movie (1977)
  • Rude Boy (1980)

 

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This week on FilmStruck

 

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  • Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d'un clown (1946)
  • Le Silence de la Mer (1949)
  • Les Enfants Terribles (1950)
  • Bob le Flambeur (1955)
  • Deux hommes dans Manhattan (1959)
  • Magnet of Doom (1963)
  • Le Deuxieme Souffle (1966)
  • Le Samourai (1967)
  • Army of Shadows (1969)
  • Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
  • Un Flic (1972)

 

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  • Panama Hattie (1942)
  • Cabin in the Sky (1943)
  • Thousands Cheer (1943)
  • I Dood It (1943)
  • Swing Fever (1944)
  • Broadway Rhythm (1944)
  • Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
  • Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
  • Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
  • Words and Music (1948)
  • Duchess of Idaho (1950)
  • Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)

 

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  • Dog Eat Dog (2008)
  • The Wind Journeys (2009)
  • Karen Cries On the Bus (2011)
  • Fat, Bald, Short Man (2011)

 

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  • No Time for Sergeants (1958)
  • The Boys from Brazil (1978)
  • Deathtrap (1982)

 

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  • The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • Out of the Past (1947)
  • The Stratton Story (1949)
  • His Kind of Woman (1951)
  • The Lusty Men (1952)
  • Macao (1952)
  • The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
  • The FBI Story (1959)
  • The Sundowners (1960)
  • The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
  • Ryan's Daughter (1970)
  • Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
  • The Big Sleep (1978)
  • James Stewart, Robert Mitchum: The Two Faces of America (2017)

 

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Ah, my favorite thread. Thanks guys.

EDIT: I just watched the Movie News segment for July on TCM. In the part about FilmStruck, I could swear the small Ben Hur clip was in HD format, not Panavision. 

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This thread should never be on page three, but always on page one.

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On 7/27/2018 at 11:48 AM, TopBilled said:

They might as well retitle the Star of the Week "MGM's greatest hits" or "Warner Brothers greatest hits" since they are really just highlighting the studio catalogues in the Turner library.

Well, they have to, otherwise the tribute to Ira Levin would include Paramount's "Rosemary's Baby" (duh).

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A lot of films have expiration dates.  Little Women (1933) will expire Dec-27-2018.  The only way to see the exp dates is to go to the desktop web pages as linked above.  The smartphone and Roku apps don't show them.  The only films with no exp dates are the ones from Filmstruck's parent company, Janus, which also owns many of Criterion's titles.

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1 minute ago, DVDPhreak said:

A lot of films have expiration dates.  Little Women (1933) will expire Dec-27-2018.  The only way to see the exp dates is to go to the desktop web pages as linked above.  The smartphone and Roku apps don't show them.  The only films with no exp dates are the ones from Filmstruck's parent company, Janus, which also owns many of Criterion's titles.

But some of them will probably renew. LITTLE WOMEN will likely be re-added in 2019 because it fits under so many different themes.

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40 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

But some of them will probably renew. LITTLE WOMEN will likely be re-added in 2019 because it fits under so many different themes.

They will be re-added when the rights owners feel like re-adding them, which is never a certainty.  I've seen plenty of films that have been gone for good.  This is like in the DVD era when highly sought-after DVDs could go out of print any time because the rights owners found better deals, pulled existing discs, released discs with other companies that would make them more money, or let existing discs go OOP when they hadn't found better deals.  Fast forward to today, streaming is the sought-after thing now, so titles are "expired" so the rights owners can look for better deals (such as streaming their titles on more popular services like Netflix or Vudu).  If a title is really popular on Filmstruck, I suppose it will be re-added.  But usually if a title is popular here it is popular everywhere.

But the good thing about Filmstruck is that Janus has a big library and Janus' own films seem to never expire; whereas in other services like Netflix, every single film is subject to expiration at any time (although I believe Netflix-owned shows will never expire).  This gives a greater peace of mind to subscribers who don't have to keep worrying about exp dates if they stick to Janus' films.

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3 minutes ago, DVDPhreak said:

They will be re-added when the rights owners feel like re-adding them, which is never a certainty.  I've seen plenty of films that have been gone for good.  This is like in the DVD era when highly sought-after DVDs could go out of print any time because the rights owners found better deals, pulled existing discs, released discs with other companies that would make them more money, or let existing discs go OOP when they hadn't found better deals.  Fast forward to today, streaming is the sought-after thing now, so titles are "expired" so the rights owners can look for better deals (such as streaming their titles on more popular services like Netflix or Vudu).  If a title is really popular on Filmstruck, I suppose it will be re-added.  But usually if a title is popular here it is popular everywhere.

Well LITTLE WOMEN '33 and LITTLE WOMEN '49 are in the Turner Library. So it would be quite easy to re-add them. Basically when they fit under a new theme.

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This week on FilmStruck

 

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  • Our Time (1974)
  • Capricorn One (1978)
  • Outland (1981)
  • 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
  • Running Scared (1986)

 

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  • The Seventh Seal (1957)
  • Wild Strawberries (1957)
  • The Magician (1958)
  • The Virgin Spring (1960)
  • Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
  • Hour of the Wolf (1968)
  • Shame (1968)
  • The Passion of Anna (1969)
  • The Emigrants (1971)
  • The New Land (1972)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Strange Brew (1983)
  • Dreamscape (1984)
  • Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
  • Europa (1991)
  • The Best Intentions (1992)
  • Hamsun (1996)

 

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  • Olympia (1938)
  • Munchausen (1943)
  • Titanic (1943)
  • The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993)
  • Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss (2008)
  • Hitler's Hollywood (2017)

 

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  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Overlord (1975)
  • Barry Lyndon (1975)
  • Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

 

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2 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

  • Overlord (1975)
  • Barry Lyndon (1975)
  • Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

A salute to John Alcott cinematography, and no "Beastmaster" or "Terror Train"??  :D

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3 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

Strange Brew looks out of place amidst the other Von Sydow films. 

I like that Max made that. It shows that he has a sense of humor. Or he really needed a paycheck at the time.

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On 8/3/2018 at 10:18 PM, LawrenceA said:

I like that Max made that. It shows that he has a sense of humor. Or he really needed a paycheck at the time.

Have any new collections been added since August 3?

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Yes, but I decided to drop the updates, since people with FimStruck already know them, and people who don't, don't care. :lol:

Oddly enough, since I've stopped updating this thread, I've watched many more movies on FilmStruck. The two aren't connected, I've just acquired a better way of viewing the service on my largest TV.

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I purchased an Amazon Firestick (there are similar options from competitors I'm sure are just as good) and have enjoyed watching Filmstruck much more on my large TV than when I was originally watching it on my pc.

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