Sunday, April 19, 2009

Super Size Me now showing on YouTube

As of the 8th April Morgan Spurlock's documentary is showing in full on YouTube. It's part of a new initiative to put more TV shows and films on the site. It's shown in widescreen (although my screen grab has been mangled a bit in uploading to blogger), and has had about 360,000 views in 10 days.

You can explore the different films here. Trust me - Super Size is one of the best on there. The range is smaller than a the video collection in a village post office. So far. But, like the village post office, they've got some totally unexpected things there, like Aguirre Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo & St Elmo's Fire. Although that last one's blocked in the UK.

There are also TV shows, but these all seem to be blocked for the UK. We're not missing much though - Alf, Married With Children, Barney Miller, Jackie Chan cartoons, Sherlock Hound... Nothing to get excited about.

The potential is there though. The quality looks ok, and YouTube certainly has the reach to make this a popular destination for entertainment.

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