Amazon to Offer Standalone Prime Video Service

Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime has always been one of the weirder — and arguably better — deals in the crowded field of streaming video. While all services offer countless hours of shows and movies, as well as some splashy originals to distinguish themselves from the competition, only Amazon Prime comes bundled with free two-day shipping. Prime catalog fail to offer the movie you want? Never fear, just order the Blu-ray — and while you’re at it, why not toss some office supplies and workout gear into your cart as well?

But maybe, for whatever reason, you’re not interested in getting your stuff quickly. Or perhaps you’ve thought about signing up, only to balk at the yearlong commitment involved. In that case, Amazon’s got great news for you. The streaming service is rolling out a standalone Amazon Prime Video subscription, without Prime shipping. And at $8.99 per month, it costs a dollar less than Netflix’s most popular plan.  Read More »

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David Wenham in Top of the Lake

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Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Blu-Ray

There have been a couple different official Blu-ray releases of the original Star Wars trilogy. First it arrived in a box set that featured all six movies, and then they were re-released in individual steelbooks last year leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters. However, we’re still waiting for the rumored official Blu-ray release of the theatrical cuts without the special edition “enhancements” that have not pleased most Star Wars fans.

However, if you already have the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray in some form, but you’re looking to make the trio of movies look a little more aesthetically pleasing on your shelf, we have something cool for you. One fan has created custom Blu-ray covers with art from Ralph McQuarrie that you can print out for your own collection. See the artwork below. Read More »

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