Tuesday 2 June 2020

Plague Times Diary (35) - Jake Wilson spreads the word about the breadth on the streaming services

Re Ben Cho's  recently posted defence of Prime Video   

I keep tabs on new additions for my weekly streaming column published by The Age.   

Some Film Alert readers might be interested to know that a whole clutch of interesting Italian films showed up on Amazon Prime just recently, including Carmelo Bene’s first feature, Our Lady of the Turks (left). 

There are all sorts of other things on there too that don’t fall anywhere near the “trash” category: Boetticher’s tremendous A Time For Dying, for instance, in a much better copy than the one on YouTube. 

On the other hand, the version they just added of The Southerner is so poor I had to switch it off. Still, riches abound, if you’re prepared to dig.

Editor's Note: Jake's Most recent column pointed cinephiles at these films: The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, UK, 1938, Amazon Prime), Montparnasse 19 (Jacques Becker, France, 1958, MUBI), Melo (Alain Resnais, France, 1986, MUBI), Casino (Martin Scorsese, USA, 1995, Netflix), The Producers (Mel Brooks, USA, 1967, MUBI)

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