OK, so last night I decided to end my Hulu Plus subscription. I can’t complain about seeing 14 Criterion films for free, including all the Chaplin films (except A Woman of Paris…I just never got to it). Sure, I loved the trial (which I wrote about here), but I need that $7.99 for other reasons this month.
Also, I made a couple of physical Criterion purchases this week. After finding out that Amazon was selling Godard’s Made in the U.S.A. for just $12.99 for some inexplicable reason, I jumped immediately. It looks like I should have waited because the price has continued to fall to just $11.49! As for the film itself, it was a little strange. It wasn’t my favorite Godard by far, but I can’t say I didn’t completely enjoy it.
Thursday night, I found a Barnes & Noble coupon and was initially thinking that I should use it to get 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, but instead I went with my first Eclipse Collection set, George Bernard Shaw on Film. In my British Modernism class, we covered Pygmalion, which at the beginning of the semester caused me to get a copy of the film. So, I figured that I might as well complete the Pascal series of Shaw films and get this set. As of now, I’ve sat through the wonderful Major Barbara and the rather droll Caesar and Cleopatra. Today I’ll watch Androcles and the Lion and hopefully by tomorrow, I’ll have a full review of the set up (maybe I’ll throw in Pygmalion too).