Rip in Love film by post
edited 14 August 2017 at 1:05PM in TV MoneySaving
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In preparation I have subscribed to Prime and purchased a Fire stick. I have just retired and plan to indulge my love for films and good TV series. I was quite surprised to find that every movie currently on my LoveFilm list is NOT free on Prime. Not only that, the Rental fee for one movie is about half the cost of my LoveFilm subscription. It means that my typical LoveFilm diet of about 10 movies a week will cost me about £30 to £50 per month with Prime!
I will probably supplement Prime with either Cinema Paradiso or my local library.
I meant to also say that I'm a bit disappointed with the functionality of the Fire stick compared to a disc player. Whereas a disc player has a Fast Forward and a "jump forward" button, the Fire stick's Fast Forward button seems to be a jump forward function. Or am I missing something obvious? It makes it difficult to fine-tune navigation. I did eventually figure out how to turn on subtitles which was a relief!
Good luck with that! I retired over five years ago with the same intention and if you are anything like me you just won't believe how little extra time there is to indulge such passions; I'm still only up to the 1970s with my catch-up TV...
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with Cinema Paradiso, my experience is that it has a more comprehensive selection than LoveFilm ever did; quite a few of my "Limited availability" LoveFilm discs are freely available on CP.
This is so true. I have come to the sad conclusion that the likes of Amazon and Netflix are bringing out so many great new TV series so quickly, that I will now never find the time to ever catch up with everything available that I would like to watch.
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Just a follow-up to say that I am learning how LoveFilm and Amazon prime "correspond", so to speak. I had assumed that all LoveFilm films were available on Amazon prime (for free). Having now done some research, I realised the following:
Some movies listed on LoveFilm are not available on AP at all.
Some movies listed on LoveFilm are available free on AP.
Some movies (in fact, I think "most") listed on LoveFilm are available for a rental charge anything from £0.99 up to more than £7.00 on AP.
It seems to me so far that the main " all inclusive" benefits of AP in terms of entertainment are (a) a limited number of free movies, including some relatively recent ones (e.g., Gold, and 20th Century Women, which only recently was added to my LoveFilm list); (b) a quite extensive library of free "TV" content (especially series); and (c) a quite extensive library of music.
I mostly joined AP expecting a lot of (a), so I am a bit disappointed, but will stick with it for now, to see how much I use (b) and (c).
I wouldn't mind so much if you just had to wait a little longer for movies to become free on AP, but it doesn't seem t be related to how recent the movie is - it looks like the pay-per-view ones stay as pay-per-view..
I haven't really looked in depth at the library, but I think they charge £2 per disk and you can keep it for 2 days. Also, of course, no guarantee of availability from the library. I plan to take a wander down there later this week.
I did a trial with Netflix, poor for movies for myself as what I had on my list with Lovefilm, they never had, they are free, I would suggest signing up for the free trial so you can browse through their selection.
Cinema Paradiso also has a 14 day trial.
Oh yes, got through their cancellation process on their site 3 pages in 1/2 price for 4 months.