Thursday, May 10, 2007

Attention All...

...Nexflix subscribers!

Did you notice the new "Instant Watching" feature at Netfix? For every dollar you pay for your monthly subscription to Netfix you get one hour of free instant watching of selected films per month! Not bad. Certainly, you won't find new releases there, but if you're like us and don't watch television, the supplement adds a lot to the value of your subscription.

Things we've recently enjoyed from Netflix instant watching...

IMAX: Coral Reef

The Natural History of the Chicken. No, I'm not kidding. This was very weird and the people in it were weird, too. I suppose that isn't surprising, but it did spark some interesting discussions around here.

The Empire State Building from the Modern Marvels series.

Mammoth Journey from the Walking with Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts series. Did you know the Osage Orange is part of the Mulberry family and is largely inedible to living animals, but was a staple of the Mammoth diet?

The fabulous Blue Planet documentaries Seas of Life, Tidal Seas and Coasts are also available there! As well as David Attenborough's Life in the Freezer. Excellent.

Be warned there are plenty of bad things there as well, so don't look over the selections with anyone you wouldn't take into a video rental store.


Michelle said...

Thank you. This will be very useful the next time a Saturday rolls around and I've forgotten to return the one grown-up movie and all we have to watch is Gilligan's Island or Cars.

Sherry said...

I was SO excited to find out that

#1. Netflix has instant viewing! My husband probably watches enough movies to use up all our dollars in a month though :(

but #2 That Netflix has SO MANY DVDs that can be used educationally! We SO loved IMAX: BEAVERS and we will be watching a penguin video next week for our penguin study.

How exciting!


Barb, sfo said...

You're SO right about video stores. I swear they only show R-rated movies in the one near here. That's why we went to Netflix!

Theresa said...

I didn't know that! Thanks for the heads-up!

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Did you also know we can add each other as friends on Netflix? We can then get suggestions from what friends have enjoyed. We have enjoyed Netflix for years! The Attenborough's Life of Mammals series was a hit here. We love to find family oriented foreign movies and have recently loved Chinese "The Road home" (G), Australian "Rabbit Proof Fence" (PG) and Children of Heaven (G) from Iran. All beautiful!

Suzanne Temple said...

Thanks for the suggestions Ana, I can see we have similiar tastes. We also love the family friendly foreign films.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for this tip!