In March, I was one of many bloggers who mentioned Reid Rosefelt's exciting new Web destination, SpeedCine. "The Fast Way To Find Legal Movies Online," is the motto for this online directory, which launched its Beta version this week. For those already familiar with the site, the Beta version is just more robust and a bit easier on the eyes. There is a very helpful title listing for films online, as well as a blog that Rosefelt has been updating for many months now. In Tuesday's post, he announces:
We currently index over 13,000 films from Netflix, Amazon VOD, Hulu, and many other sites. We're adding more movies every day, and will have iTunes in our system by the end of the month. Most of you are aware that lots of recent Hollywood productions, classic movies, horror, and high-quality American Independent movies (many through Cinetic and b-side) are available for free online. But I doubt that you know the diversity and quantity of what’s available. So many good films are scattered over the web, on sites that you may not be aware of...
This is is truly a cineaste’s delight. And they’re all free, and available in a few seconds. And there are hundreds more. Just look in A-Z index on our Home Page and click “Free Movies.” Of course, they are free-with-ads. If you’re willing to pay….thousands more movies are available for rental and sale, commercial-free.
Anyone who knows me, knows that this a subject I take very seriously: the ability to illustrate how accessible content is, online. See my earlier post about World's Greatest Dad. So, for many reasons, I'm eager to see SpeedCine take off into popularity. What a necessary tool for today's new era in film distribution and consumer habits. Get cracking.