Video Crack

Amazon has a new Prime deal: sign up for Prime (which gives you free two-day shipping on most things) and they’ll give you a huge streaming video library for free. The library is eclectic, full of old film with some real oddities in there, but there are also some wonderful things: His Girl Friday, Charade, season four of the Inspector Lewis mysteries, documentaries I’ve wanted to watch like Helvetica and Comic Book Confidential, all the Doctor Whos, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead . . . really the variety is astounding. And it’s all just a click away. (I know this is Amazon’s entry drug to their Video on Demand program, but I was already there for that anyway.) It’s like buying a huge box of DVDs at a garage sale and going through them and finding treasure and dreck all thrown in together. And even the dreck is fascinating; Continue reading