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Old 05-23-2013, 11:10 AM
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Default Criterion on Hulu not using Criterion Blu-Rays as source for streaming.

This is based on two observations, but I have several Blu-Rays that are also available for streaming, so I could look into this further.

The first time I noticed this was with Le Cercle Rouge. The Blu-Ray reviews mention the color issues of the prior release, and these color issues are quickly apparent in Hulu's streaming version.

The second incident was with Tokyo Drifter. While I enjoyed it a great deal on Hulu, there were some key plot points I was unclear on. Rewatching the Blu-Ray, within the first scene I could tell the subtitles were much more coherent. Any plot points I was unclear on prior were made clear, and not just because it was my second time watching it. (I also cued up my blu-ray and Hulu on my roku, and switched between inputs to verify this).

Has anyone else come across differences like this between what Criterion offers through Hulu, and their Blu-Ray releases?
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Are there commercials when watching Criterion movies on Hulu?
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Are there commercials when watching Criterion movies on Hulu?
Nope, no commercials. If I recall correctly, there isn't even one stuck in the beginning.
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That is good to know because I haven't bothered watching something on Hulu movie wise due to how many commercial interruptions there are during their tv shows.

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That is good to no because I haven't bothered watching something on Hulu movie wise due to how many commercial interruptions there are during their tv shows.
I don't know if the lack of commericals applies to all movies on Hulu, or just the Criterion collection.
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