ARTICLE- VOD vs STREAMING

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MATCH UP –  VOD vs STREAMING vs TORRENT

and the winner is ?

Top Best Cinema is glad to talk about the easier ways to watch a movie online at the best advantages/downsides ratio. This is the match up between Legal VOD vs Pirate Streaming vs Torrent.

 First, I have to recommend to use a legal offer such as VOD, for the good reason that movies need to generate cash at least to allow other productions, and also because hundred thousand jobs depend on it.

Recently, the shutting down of Iso Hunt and other websites before (BtJunkie, etc.) seems to mark a stop for the p2p business, but the boom of illegal streaming websites is undeniable.

Here follows a review of VOD, STREAMING and TORRENT advantages and downsides:

I. VIDEO ON DEMAND (VOD):  Capture d’écran 2013-12-14 à 16.26.47

ADVANTAGES: legal

Using legal offer should make you feel right, cause as a cinema fan you can’t really accept to destroy what you like. Well at least sometimes. You can find various legal VOD offers depending on your IP address’ country, either with your Box or Channels Networks. Most of the time, you will find all audio languages and subtitles.

DOWNSIDES: costly 

The prices range from 3 to 6€/movie depending on movie release dates and definition quality (SD/HD). This is quite expensive, indeed. Better go for some all inclusive offer than to purchase movie one by one. The fact that for most of ISP offers you can only watch the movie during a certain period of time (48hours) and only for a limited number of times is definitely not pleading for it.

ADVICES: netflix

Top Best Cinema recommends to use www.Netflix.com, which offer is cheaper than most of other offers from Channels Networks and ISP Box. Do not worry, you can use Netflix from everywhere, if you are not US resident, just open the US iTunes version and you will be able to access to Netflix offer. Taking into account the exchange rate (for € and £), the all inclusive offer is really cheap.

 

II. STREAMING   Capture d’écran 2013-12-14 à 15.44.19

ADVANTAGES: free + large choice

The trend in streaming is free to watch movie (no registration but advertising), with a large choice of recent and old movies and even sometimes Series. There is no limitation of number of time and period. There are cases where some movies are available on streaming even before there are released in your country.

DOWNSIDES: illegal + intrusive ads + bad quality

The worst inconvenient is the variability of the definition and audio quality as well as the number of intrusive advertising.

ADVICES: MrFilmZe

Top Best Cinema recommends the following streaming websites :

http://www.mrfilmze.com : movies

www.vkstreaming.org : movies

www.k-streaming.com: movies and series 

Well, there are hundreds of unlegal streaming websites which allow you to watch all the movies you want for free, but with some pop unders opening when you launch a movie. You can easily find original version and other languages.

  

III. TORRENT  utorrent-utorrent-51.jpgCapture d’écran 2013-12-14 à 15.44.43

ADVANTAGES: own the file

The main advantages is definitely the fact that it is free and you have the files, so you can watch it at anytime and as many times as you wish to.

DOWNSIDES: illegal

First, if you share some protected copyright you have to know that this is illegal, maybe except if you have bough the product and only share it with a few friends it might be considered as normal use (who knows?). Be also aware that many files can be corrupted (virus, trojan).

ADVICES: Utorrent + TorrentHound + VLC 

Top Best Cinema recommends to download Utorrent then to find your files on www.torrenthound.com. There are others like PirateBay or torrentZ but there are many files missing most of the times.

 You have to download VLC to be sure to be able to play all video files. When you open the files in the Utorrent window, do not download it when the icon is orange/vlc type (find another files), only go for blue icon/logo files in the torrent window.

Well, if you think your PC/mac is corrupted or very slow, you still can buy daisydisk.app (very cheap like 8€) which allows you to really clean your hard disk. 

 

NOTE:

All the advices given here are free of any commercial purpose or agreement, this is only a shared experience.

BEST SCENE EVER # 44

BARRY LYNDON directed by Stanley Kubrick

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Genre : Drama

Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon,” received indifferently in 1975, has grown in stature in the years since and is now widely regarded as one of the master’s best. It is certainly in every frame a Kubrick film: technically awesome, emotionally distant, remorseless in its doubt of human goodness. Based on a novel published in 1844, it takes a form common in the 19th century novel, following the life of the hero from birth to death. The novel by Thackeray, called the first novel without a hero, observes a man without moral, character or judgment, unrepentant, unredeemed. Born in Ireland in modest circumstances, he rises through two armies and the British aristocracy with cold calculation.

Rating : 8.75/10

The soundtrack is amazing, even better than the movie itself :

– Memorable song : « Sarabande » by Haendel

Please find the full Barry Lyndon’s soundtrack below :
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072684/soundtrack

BEST SONG

– “You never can tell” by Chuck Berry

from PULP FICTION directed by Quentin Tarantino

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Genre: Thriller

Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, Pulp Fiction was widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. Director and co-screenwriter Quentin Tarantino synthesized such seemingly disparate traditions as the syncopated language of David Mamet; the serious violence of American gangster movies, crime movies, and films noirs mixed up with the wacky violence of cartoons, video games, and Japanese animation.

Rating: 9/10

TOP 50 BEST HORROR MOVIES

TOP 50 BEST HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME

TOP 20 EXTENDED TO TOP 50 SCARIEST MOVIES

1.The Shining
2. The exorcist
3. Misery
4. El orfanato
5. The Others
6. Psychose
7. The Sixth Sense
8. What lies beneath
9. American Psycho
10. Intuitions
11. Gothika
12. Dream House
13. Hypnose
14. The Last House on the Left
15. Haute Tension
16. Sinisters
17. The Haunting in Connecticut 1
18. Excision
19. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
20. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre : the beginning
21. Interview with the Vampire
22. Hostel
23. Audition
24. The Secret
25. The Rite
26. Dark Skies
27. Mientras duermes
28. Secret Window
29. Conjuring
30. Martyrs
31. Bug
32. Flatliners
33. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
34. The Fly
35. Alien collection
36. Los ojos de Julia
37. The Possession
38. The Lady in black
39. Let me in
40. Train
41. Scream 1
42. Eden Lake
43. Apollo 18
44. A l’intérieur
45. The Hills Have Eyes
46. Silent Hill
47. Case 39
48. Saw Collection
49. Wrong Turn 1
50. Captifs

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BEST SCENE EVER # 23

– Snatch

by Guy Ritchie

Introducing “Franky Four Fingers”

BEST MOVIE SONGS

BEST MOVIE SONGS

– “LUX AETERNA” by Clint Mansell from Requiem for a Dream (violently depressing)

 

– “GOODBYE HORSES” by Q Lazzarus from The Silence of the Lambs           (absolutely terrifying !)