I have spent yet another night organizing and de-cluttering our house. After cleaning up my office and the kitchen, my midnight task was to sort through all the new movies we’ve accumulated over Christmas, our birthdays, and other random purchases in the last few months. We keep all our DVDs in folders, but they tend to pile up before we actually get around to putting them IN the folders.
We haven’t even seen most of these yet, but many were purchased for only a few bucks as previously-viewed copies at Blockbuster and are thus cheaper to own than seeing them in the theater. So it’s worth it to buy them even if we only watch them once. Putting them away and keeping them organized is still a hassle though.Tweet
Amazon.com is currently offering a great deal for those looking to enhance their Blu-Ray movie collection with some fine Disney films.
Buy any of these 11 blu-ray discs between May 3, 2009, and May 30, 2009, and receive a promotional code that you can redeem for a $10.00 prepaid MasterCard for use between May 3, 2009, and July 31, 2009.
The 11 movies included in the offer are:
- Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
- Best of Both Worlds Concert: The 3-D Movie Extended Edition
- Bridge to Terabithia
- The Game Plan
- Glory Road
- Camp Rock: Extended Rock Star Edition
- Eight Below
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Complete your purchase of any of the 11 blu-ray discs below between May 3, 2009, and May 30, 2009.
Step 2: Once shipment of the blu-ray disc occurs you will receive an e-mail within approximately 2 days containing your promotional code; click the link contained in the email to go to the website www.activaterewards.com/amazonmusic and redeem your promotional code.
Step 3: On the www.activaterewards.com/amazonmusic website, follow the instructions to enter your promotional code and other required information and your prepaid MasterCard will be sent to you via regular mail
Full details and pricing area available here.Tweet
This might be old news to many of you but I just recently discovered the fact that I can relive parts of the ’80s and ’90s through the new existance of…
Full Movies and TV Shows on YouTube
In addition to the usual buttons found near the top of YouTube (Home, Videos, Channels, Community), there is now a “Shows” button that takes you to a listing of full TV shows and movies that are now legally available to watch in their entirety directly on the video sharing site.
In browsing through list of TV shows, the ones that stuck out as interesting to me are:
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (the cartoon)
- He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
- The Tick (Unfortunately, only the live-action version)
While I’m not thrilled with the idea of watching a movie on my computer (regardless of if it’s on YouTube or anywhere else), I think classic TV shows definitely have a big future in the online world. Hulu really began the process by putting so many great shows online and now YouTube is following along.
YouTube has even taken a few pages from Hulu’s playbook including allowing TV and movie watchers on their site to “turn down the lights,” making most of the page turn dark to provide a better video-watching environment. The shows and films can also be displayed in a larger in-browser size than standard YouTube videos (full screen is still available as well).
Unfortunately, unlike most YouTube videos, the TV shows and movies are not embeddable, so I can’t put any of them on this blog or anywhere else. Before each bit of media, a short advertisement is also played, but that’s easily ignored.
Overall, I like the trend of adding classic television to online video sites. I’ve been buying old TV shows on DVD for several years and would be happy to have access to it all on the Web for free, especially if someone can figure out a way to let me watch them on an actual TV.Tweet
I rarely go to movie theaters anymore. Prices are too high, seats are often uncomfortable, people are rude, and there are far too many technical difficulties to be found that ruin the movie-watching experience. However, I might put up with (some of) that if I receive offers for…
Free Movie Screenings
Thanks to @JeremiahDaws (Twitter link), I am now signed up on these two sites:
Both of these sites claim to provide free movie screening offers to their members, some even in advance of the films’ nationwide release dates.
In college, I used to receive free movie screening passes in my campus mailbox from time to time. I have no idea why, but I took advantage of them. Now, I hope that these two sites allow me to start seeing free movies again… as long as movie theater owners (and patrons) can clean up their acts and make the whole experience enjoyable.Tweet