The battle for viewers' bandwith is really starting to heat up. Pretty much every major player in streaming video has announced something big this week, and if it's a sign of things to come, it's about to get serious.
Or: TV Shows on the Internet, in General
If you’re anything like me, then I’m sure you have a pretty busy schedule, a schedule that’s often changing and is sometimes a bit unpredictable (a schedule that often makes it such that you don’t get the chance to write the weekly column that you’re supposed to do… heh, sorry). But this Rantbox is not a weak excuse for me having missed the last week or two of updates. No, this Rantbox is about TV on the internet.
Samurai movies are awesome, this is fact. And now, thanks to the first in a series of Hulu/Criterion collaborations, you can watch the first six Zatoichi absolutely free. For those of you who don't know, Zatoichi is a series of films (and also the name of the titular character) about a blind swordsmen who travels from town to town, righting wrongs and kicking ass. Spawning a total of 27 films, as well as a TV series that lasted one hundred and twelve episodes, it's fair to say that it's left its mark on Japanese samurai films, and the world of filmmaking in general. If you're a fan of old-school Samurai flicks, be sure to check out all six of the movies being offered on Hulu. And if you find them to your liking and feel a need for more, Amazon's got you covered.