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New: Amazon Video on Demand

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Amazon just announced a new video on demand feature, replacing their Unbox service.

There are a number of ways to watch your Amazon Video On Demand movies and TV shows on your television set. If you have a broadband-connected Compatible Device such as a TiVo or Sony BRAVIA Internet Video Link, you can purchase and watch titles directly on your TV. Or you can hook up your PC to your TV via any number of other devices or cabling options.

In addition to watching instantly online, you can also download videos from Amazon Video On Demand to your Windows PC and watch them with the Unbox Video Player or with a compatible portable video device. They won’t play on iPods though. And if you are owner of an Xbox, you’ll be excited to hear that you can access Amazon Video on demand from your console.

They have couple of videos and TV Shows you can watch for free, here:

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This service only available if you access their site from the US. Let us know about you think — how good’s the quality? Do the videos run smoothly?

More info: Amazon Video on Demand

Cheap Blu-Ray: 3 for 2

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Until the 18th of April, buy 2 Blu-ray Discs listed here and receive a third one for free. An offer not to be missed!

Restrictions, of course, apply: More Info

SeeToo: Long-Distance Relationship Help

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This will open up a whole new dimension for couples coping with a long-distance relationship.

SeeToo is a web-based application that allows individuals to invite friends and family to watch home videos with them in real time. Founded in 2007, SeeToo users share video files of any size without the burden of uploading them to another site.

How to Use SeeToo

Whether the video is generated by your digital camera, camcorder or webcam, using SeeToo is simple:
  • Select a video, or any multimedia file, from your computer. SeeToo requires no upload or any preparation work and can easily handle file of any size: 500Mb, 2Gb and greater.
  • Send an automatically generated invitation to your buddy over the instant message network of your choice (e.g. AIM, ICQ, Live Messenger, Google Talk, Skype, etc.) or simply send the link to your buddy in an email. Your buddies don’t have to install anything to start watching videos with you, all they need is a browser and an Internet connection.
  • Once your buddy clicks on the link in the IM or email, the simultaneous viewing experience begins!

    Link: SeeToo

    DIY Movie Decapitation

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    What about a little weekend project?

    Erik Beck from Indy Mogul posted an Instructable on making a cheap yet effective decapitation effect for your next slasher movie. The ingredients include: a test dummy, fake head (we used styrofoam), foam, liquid latex (preferably in a skin color), garden sprayer, valve, 6 bottles of food coloring, and a balloon.

    Link: DIY Movie Decapitation

    [via: boing boing]

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    Denver Airport Offers Movie Downloads

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    photo credit: pawpaw67

    Denver Airport already offers free Wifi, and now they’ve teamed up Disney/ABC to offer movie downloads through their network. I wish I could tell you the movie service is free… but still, it’s a step in the right direction.

    Source: Yahoo Finance / CrunchGear

    Link: FreeFiNet

    Hulu Beta Invites

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    Watch your favorite TV shows like The Simpsons or Scrubs on Hulu for free. Hulu is a new streaming video site, still under beta and inaccessible without an invite. If you’re not located in the US, don’t get too excited – Hulu only streams to users from the United States. Which sucks for Criticker headquarters. I guess I should just go and look at some more rainbows.

    Good thing, Criticker knows where to find those invites. Hurry though – only 1800 are available.

    Link: Hulu Beta Invites

    [via: techcrunch]

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    How to Survive a Horror Movie

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    I have a love/hate relationship with horror movies. The gross stuff doesn’t bug me too much but I hate it when something jumps out of the dark without any warning.

    Every month or so, a new horror movie hits #1 at the box office no wonder there are dozens of new fright films slated for release in 2007. But if you find yourself trapped in one of these movies, there’s no need to be afraid. How to Survive a Horror Movie teaches readers how to cope with every kind of horror movie obstacle, from ax-wielding psychopaths to haunted Japanese VHS tapes.

    Full of illustrated instructions on avoiding ghosts, serial killers, haunted cars, murderous pets, telekinetic prom queens, and countless other hazards, How to Survive a Horror Movie is essential reading for movie buffs of all ages!

    Book: How to Survive a Horror Movie

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