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08 January 2010 @ 12:38 am
FK DVDs for $14.99 / Crackle is Sony's Hulu  
Amazon.com (the US site) is currently selling all three seasons of FK on DVD for just $14.99 each.  If anyone in Region 1 does not yet own a copy, buy now!  The list price shows $29.99 for each season, which represents a drop as well, and a standardization; season two (26 episodes) used to cost more than the others (22 eps each).

At the bottom of the Amazon page, I noticed an advertisement for FK on Crackle, which I'd never heard of and knew nothing about, but now see that it's an online library/network owned by Sony (~nods politely at TPTB~) so I'll be adding it to my FK link lists.  Those of you outside the US, please let us know whether you can view it on this site.  The word has been that you've been unable to access FK on Hulu or Yahoo, but maybe Crackle...?

Crackle has a double-handful of FK promo stills up, too -- mostly from the first season press kit.  I've seen many of them a hundred times, but Natalie's was entirely new to me!  abby82, one of them proves how right you are in your observation about the gentleman playing the same young cop in "I Will Repay" (CBS scenes only) and "False Witness."  You're right, and I was mistaken, and -- look! continuity! :-) I love continuity!
 
 
 
PJ1228pj1228 on January 8th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
The message I get when I click on the Crackle link is this: "The video you are looking for is not available."

I'm not sure if this is a result of my ancient PC that I'm using while my notebook is being repaired, or because I'm located outside the US.

I can't find any FK promo stills either. There's nothing about FK at all.
greerwatsongreerwatson on January 8th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
The Crackle link also doesn't work for someone in Canada.
Amy R.: Torontobrightknightie on January 9th, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. That seems so unfair! That link takes my browser straight to a rather nice elementary FK interface, on which "Dark Knight" starts playing automatically.
Amy R.: Torontobrightknightie on January 9th, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
When I click on that link from my computer in the US, it takes me straight to an FK interface, with tabs for each season (all the episodes available to view), two links for the stills on the right side, a basic commenting function underneath, and, of course, advertisements all around.

I'm sorry. It seems so unfair that you can't see it, too!
Amy R.: Lacroixbrightknightie on January 9th, 2010 07:22 am (UTC)
Just to test, here is a direct link to their portrait of NB as Lacroix. Do you get the same error message when you try to view this individual file?
PJ1228pj1228 on January 9th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
Yes, that link worked! Thanks! I now exchanged the file number in the URL from 301 with 300, 302, 303, 304 and 305 and got access to 6 pics this way. I got error messages when trying 299 and 306. I got Nick, LC, Nat, Janette, Stonetree and a group shot. Are that all pics? Certainly there has to be a Schanke somewhere?
Amy R.: Schankebrightknightie on January 9th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
>"Are that all pics?"

That set shares 6, all from the first-season press kit. They also shared a set of 10, pulled from both first and season seasons; here is the "Near Death" still from that set.

>"Certainly there has to be a Schanke somewhere?"

They did not post any photos of Schanke, or Cohen, or the third-season characters. I don't know whether that's because they don't have copies to upload, or something else.

The first-season press kit did include a matching promo portrait of Schanke, and also other photos. (My personal favorite that I've seen is a certain photo of Nick embracing Janette from behind in the Raven, under blue and red lights.) And the second-season press kit included photos of Schanke, too; I own issues of Starlog magazine with those.

Another test? This is the direct link that brings up "Black Buddha" on their site.
greerwatsongreerwatson on January 9th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
No, "Black Buddha" is also unavailable.
PJ1228pj1228 on January 11th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
The "Black Buddha" link isn't available either.

But I got access to pictures 306-315. I don't remember having seen 306 before. It's from "False Witness".
greerwatsongreerwatson on January 9th, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
Yes, this link works for me—and I too am able to get six promo pix by adjusting the numbers.
Amy R.: Trio Vachon's Crewbrightknightie on January 9th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
That set shares 6. They also shared a set of 10; here is the "Near Death" still from that other set.

Crackle seems to be fairly new; the FK content seems to have been up for just weeks. Perhaps they will create mirror sites for other countries once they get going?
greerwatsongreerwatson on January 9th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Another interesting collection of stills.

Mirror sites? It would maybe be nice; but I'm not holding my breath.
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna: natpackerwiliqueen on January 8th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
I have a print of Nat from that shoot (purchased at a long-ago MediaWest, I believe), but I haven't looked at it in too long to be sure if it's the same shot.

It seems like every week there's new FK activity popping up somewhere. I love it.
Amy R.: Nataliebrightknightie on January 9th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
>"I have a print of Nat from that shoot (purchased at a long-ago MediaWest, I believe), but I haven't looked at it in too long to be sure if it's the same shot."

Her hair and lipstick in the shot on Crackle quite threw me for a goggle-eyed what-decade-is-this second. :-) I mean, I'm used to seeing her hair in many styles, but puffed out at the sides like that while the bulk is entirely hidden behind -- and then the red red red gloss -- never in FK canon! :-)

Sadly, perhaps, one of my favorite promo shots isn't in Crackle's set -- the one of Nick embracing Janette from behind under the Raven's blue and red lighting. What calls that to mind is that like the Natalie still, it's acanonical; nowhere in FK canon did they ever strike just exactly the pose, or match up just exactly those costumes, hairstyles and makeup.
abby82: FK--Nat (close-up)abby82 on January 11th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Ack! The hair, why? It looked very nice down as it was in the group picture but that solo picture...::shudders:: Although, I think it's just the angle that makes it look unflattering. Natalie's hair had been placed in a bun during season 1. There were a few morgue scenes and the courtroom scene from "False Witness".

The bright red lip gloss was so prevalent throughout season 1 and every time I see it it reminds me of the old Redbook and Ladies Home Journal magazines my mom had from the early 90s. Almost all the cosmetic ads went for the same bold look. Thankfully the show's make-up department learned to tame it down by the tail end of the season.

-Sadly, perhaps, one of my favorite promo shots isn't in Crackle's set -- the one of Nick embracing Janette from behind under the Raven's blue and red lighting.

Are you referring to this image? Probably not, since you mention them never striking this pose in the series but I couldn't resist the temptation of linking to it. It's one of my favorites. :-)


The photograph from that entire shoot that never fails to amuse me is of Ger, Deb, and Cath. Ger and Deb are in full wardrobe but Cath, wearing a sweater hoodie and T-shirt, looks like she just arrived for the shoot. It's the most random of photographs, although it does look like Cath is wearing the Fascism t-shirt from the "False Witness" tag.
PJ1228pj1228 on January 11th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
>Are you referring to this image? <
>The photograph from that entire shoot that never fails to amuse me is of Ger, Deb, and Cath.<

I can't access the pictures you pointed out. I got a message saying that the server connection has broken down. Perhaps it's only a temporary problem. I shall try again later.

I've probably seen the pics before, but your description made me curious about the Ger-Deb-Cath one. I'm not sure I've seen that one.
PJ1228pj1228 on January 14th, 2010 11:38 am (UTC)
I tried again and the links for the pics worked today. I've seen them before, but downloaded them anyway. Thanks.
abby82: FK--Nick (cross)abby82 on January 11th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
-Amazon.com (the US site) is currently selling all three seasons of FK on DVD for just $14.99 each. If anyone in Region 1 does not yet own a copy, buy now!

I just bought seasons 1 & 2 to gift away. I'm eyeing an old college friend as a potential newbie.

-Crackle has a double-handful of FK promo stills up, too -- mostly from the first season press kit. I've seen many of them a hundred times, but Natalie's was entirely new to me!

What a great find! I'd never seen the Natalie pic nor the Stonetree one. A few years back the season 1 press kit was up for auction on ebay. At the time I had just gotten my job and my bank account was still rather sad looking, so I couldn't bring myself to bid the almost $100 it went for. I still kick myself for letting it go. More recently, a stripped down version of the season 1 press kit was up for auction. I bid on it but since the auction ended during work hours I was unable to jump in when I was outbid.

-one of them proves how right you are in your observation about the gentleman playing the same young cop in "I Will Repay" (CBS scenes only) and "False Witness."

Hey neato! Gotta love season 1 continuity. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and it's a new to me picture to foot. Everybody wins!
PJ1228pj1228 on January 11th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
>Hey neato! Gotta love season 1 continuity. <

Another nice peace of continuity I recall is when they used the same news reporter in 2 episodes. However, I currently can't remember if it was season 1 or 2 and which episodes that were. Shame on me!
I think "Only the Lonely" was one and the reporter's name was Tate. The second ep might have been "Spin Doctor". But I'm entirely not sure.