Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Old movies available online - free

It is such an amazing world. More and more entertainment is going online, and is available for free. Blockbuster was a hot business in the 1990s and a few years into our current decade. But businesses like Netflix provide greater variety, greater comfort, and cheaper prices. This has resulted is several years of loses for Blockbuster.

Now we may be seeing Netflix struggle.

MGM to Post Full Films on YouTube reports that more and more movies are becoming available online, for free:

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On Monday, YouTube will move forward a little, announcing an agreement to show some full-length television shows and films from MGM, the financially troubled 84-year-old film studio.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios will kick off the partnership by posting episodes of its decade-old “American Gladiators” program to YouTube, along with full-length action films like “Bulletproof Monk” and “The Magnificent Seven” and clips from popular movies like “Legally Blonde.” These will be free to watch, with ads running alongside the video.

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I've never watched "The Magnificent Seve." Maybe I'll have to check it out.

(Hat tip: Instapundit)


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6 comments:

Christy said...

Please God! Not Netflix!

Robert M. Lindsey said...

I've seen this a few other places today, but so far, I haven't been impressed with the quality of free downloadable movies or tv shows.

CarolynM said...

Henry, et al,
As a token of my esteem and appreciation for your efforts with the CoH and homeschooling in general, I'm sending you the Uber Amazing Blog Award. Details here: http://guiltfreehomeschooling.org/blog/2008/11/uber-amazing-blog-award.html

Keep up the good work!

Miss Jocelyn said...

We've watched the Mag-7 - well the Littles did, they enjoyed it since it was about cowboys. Not a favourite oldie of mine, though. :D

TheTutor said...

Yay! We love movies, so this will be awesome for us. (Hope it works with satellite internet, though. We have had problems in with downloading and streaming video.)

Figures I just bought The Magnificent Seven. LOL

Henry Cate said...

Christy - the only way I see Netflix disappearing is if something better comes along.

Robert - I agree. We are still in the early stages. And maybe DVD retals will never completely disappear, but I do think things will get better.

Carolyn - thank you. I am honored.