Thursday, August 03, 2006

Netflix's Rolling Roadshow

I've always admired Netflix's creativity. Inspite of the limited options for expansion afforded by the business they are in, they have always managed to come up with something new that keeps them in the news. No wonder they've been able to stave of challengers like Blockbuster with ease.

Their latest gimmick is something they are calling the Netflix Rolling Roadshow. It is an interesting idea for movie buffs, offering them the chance to see 10 classic films in the same locations that they were filmed in. So you get to see Jaws on the beach in Martha's Vineyard, The Shining in Estes Park, Colorado and so on. Each screening is being conducted as an interactive event and some will include original cast members (for instance, Kevin Costner is returning to Iowa for the screening of Field of Dreams).

The closest I get to the roadshow is on August 26, when Escape from Alcatraz is being screened on Alcatraz. This seems to be the coolest event among the 10 since you will see the film in the prison chapel and then spend the night in Cell Block D, the maximum security wing of the prison! Since seats are limited, this is not open to the general public and tickets will be given out through special, yet-to-be-announced promotions.

10 Comments:

At 6:23 AM, Anonymous ram said...

If Netflix does this for Thamizh movies, here're my picks:
Watch Punnagai Mannan at Jog Falls
Mahanadhi in Central Jail (after all, I deserve to be there for more reasons than one!)
Nammavar at the college where it was shot.
Moondraam Pirai in Ootty.

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger VC said...

ram: 'Nayagan in the slums of Dharavi' is not in your list! Oversight on your part or intentional??

 
At 11:02 AM, Anonymous ram said...

VC, ena ipdi solliteenge...nayagan madhiri oru padam inime EVANumey eduka mudiyaadhu-nu kaththara aallu naan...

i didnt include it coz i've read abt Thottaa Tharani erecting sets to recreate the slums in Chennai...adhunaala thaan andha padatha sollala...

 
At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ram, you are such a KAmal hog in your comments! I noticed that allllllllll thefilms u mentioned are kamal kamal and kamal.. u even mentioned the 20paisa Nammavar!

 
At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ram..how abt Guna in whatever forest that was?

SK

 
At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think of friday the 13th on friday the 13th at real location!!!

 
At 4:24 PM, Anonymous ram said...

Tony Greig once said, "there's Tendulkar, there's daylight...and then there's the rest."

Ram says, "There's Kamal Hassan...there's daylight...and then there's the rest!"

how abt Guna in whatever forest that was?
--> great pick!

the 20paisa Nammavar!
--> DE GUSTIBUS NON DISPUTANDUM EST. Nammavar was worth a million dollars to me, esp. Nagesh's riveting performance and the Kamal-Gowthami romance.

 
At 11:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

balaji atlast joyothi surya news is out....a much awaited one and the happy for them.

so waiting your post on that

Banu

 
At 11:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

balaji atlast jothika surya news is out....a much awaited one and happy for the them

So waiting your post on that

Banu

 
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