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05 August 2011 @ 08:47 pm
Era of Free FK Access Ends?  
I just learned that Forever Knight is no longer available on Hulu.  From there, I hit Crackle (Sony's Hulu), and learned that they are now blocking my access to FK based on "geographic restrictions" (I'm in the US).  And of course Chiller is once again making no room in its schedule.

FK is still available for purchased streaming on Amazon (US) Instant Video (my guess is that it also comes free with their Prime service).  I looked at Netflix, but I don't subscribe to them and I can't tell from their external "browse" feature whether they have FK streaming, or DVD only.

I still cherish FK on DVD (and should we talk about the VHS tapes in the closet?) but many people now seem greatly to favor streaming over hard-copy media of any kind.  The last four people (two couples) I introduced to FK unanimously preferred watching Hulu to borrowing my spare Region 1 DVD set; they insisted that they found commercials less intrusive than handling DVDs.  Regardless, it looks like it's time to return to loaning out DVDs, and giving them as gifts, when there's an opportunity to share the story and bring someone across.

Addendum: Thanks to [personal profile] celli, we know that Netflix has FK on DVD only (no streaming).

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Foxy11814foxy11814 on August 6th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. The reason I know is because I have a friend from high school who also watched FK and she told me when FK was put on the site and then told me when they took it off in the past. Hopefully, they'll put it back up again soon.

As for introducing new people to the show, I do so all the time, and I've been known to make the first season DVD set a present, LOL. That was one of the things I gave to my at-the-time boyfriend at Christmas. As for letting people borrow my sets, no, I'm too paranoid for that, BUT they can come over and watch it with me. And, people have. =)

But getting FK on Blu-Ray or slim set versions would be nice! I doubt it when it comes to slim sets, though, since usually they do the slim sets to sell it at a cheaper price with less extras and FK DVDs are already pretty cheap with hardly any extras. *shrugs* Take for example my X-Files collection. I shelled out over $100.00 for each nine seasons, and then they came out with the slim sets that were in the $30 range. I was mad at first until I saw it didn't have any of the extra footage that you could actually insert into the episode at the appropriate spot and other such things. *shrugs*

Blu-Ray could be possible and would be nice. =)

Edited at 2011-08-06 05:16 pm (UTC)