Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24

Thread: Filmstruck streaming service shutting down on Nov. 29

  1. #11
    Spoon! Dom D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts
    2,178
    Not being pithy, a genuine question, given that the majority of the criterion collection probably wasn't even shot in stereo is it that important for it to be streamed as 5.1 content?
    "Never let the fact that they are doing it wrong stop you from doing it right." Hyman Mandell.
    In preproduction: www.lovesexandrobots.com Shooting March 2020.

  2. #12
    Senior Member Mark Tolch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Canadia
    Posts
    8,292
    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D View Post
    Not being pithy, a genuine question, given that the majority of the criterion collection probably wasn't even shot in stereo is it that important for it to be streamed as 5.1 content?
    Doesnt matter when you're watching The 400 Blows, no. But sure does when you're watching Fire Walk With Me. Just figured it was odd for a company that based its business model on film presentation that they wouldnt preserve the integrity of films shot with 5.1 in mind. As Darcy said, bandwidth is likely a factor. Not the end of the world or anything, but would be nice.

  3. #13
    The theatrical mix for FWWM was 2.0 Dolby Surround, so that would be correct.

  4. #14
    Senior Member Mark Tolch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Canadia
    Posts
    8,292
    Quote Originally Posted by Headless Body View Post
    The theatrical mix for FWWM was 2.0 Dolby Surround, so that would be correct.
    I'd say that would be correct for the theatrical presentation; the Criterion blu-ray, however, features 7.1 DTS-HD, supervised by Lynch, with an "alternate 2.0 DTS HD" track, so I don't know that I'd blanket statement it with "correct". Their release of Mulholland Drive features no 2.0 track, just the Lynch-approved surround track as well.

    Again, this isn't a deal-breaker, but seems odd that the Criterion Channel wouldn't allow the same audio options they have on their discs.

  5. #15
    Waterfall Puncher Derrick King's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Sklarbro Country
    Posts
    2,690
    I believe that they were in a bit of a hurry to get the thing launched, but, if I'm remembering correctly, during the Home Theater Forum podcast interview, either Lee Kline or the audio guy they interviewed said that they are working on getting 5.1 and, eventually, 4K video on the channel.

  6. #16
    Senior Member Mark Tolch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Canadia
    Posts
    8,292
    I'm still rocking the trial version right now, but 5.1 or not, 100 bucks a year is a great price. Being in Canada, of course, we dont have all of the options they do in the US, but there's still tons of content.

  7. #17
    Waterfall Puncher Derrick King's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Sklarbro Country
    Posts
    2,690
    I think Canada is mostly missing the IFC titles, the Olympic films, and The Brood and Scanners (although, I think this one is no longer on the US versions.) and maybe one or two other things. So that isn't too bad.

    Don't know if they are all available in Canada, but currently every Jean-Pierre Melville films is on the channel, including the harder to find The Magnet of Doom and When You Read This Letter.

  8. #18
    Senior Member Mark Tolch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Canadia
    Posts
    8,292
    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick King View Post
    I think Canada is mostly missing the IFC titles, the Olympic films, and The Brood and Scanners (although, I think this one is no longer on the US versions.) and maybe one or two other things. So that isn't too bad.

    Don't know if they are all available in Canada, but currently every Jean-Pierre Melville films is on the channel, including the harder to find The Magnet of Doom and When You Read This Letter.
    Took a brief look this morning and there are a bunch if the Olympic films on it. I've found enough to keep me interested in it, so I'll probably st least pay for a few months. Having extras and commentaries...and Godzilla....is amazing.

  9. #19
    Waterfall Puncher Derrick King's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Sklarbro Country
    Posts
    2,690
    I seem to recall someone bemoaning that the Olympic films weren't streaming in Canada. Either they couldn't find them or they've been added since then.

  10. #20
    Senior Member Mark Tolch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Canadia
    Posts
    8,292
    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick King View Post
    I seem to recall someone bemoaning that the Olympic films weren't streaming in Canada. Either they couldn't find them or they've been added since then.
    Doesn't seem to be all of them that were included with the 100 Years of Olympic Films, but there are a handful of them in there.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •