Want to delve into the Criterion Collection but don’t know where to start?
We’ve just introduced some changes that make sifting through the Criterion Collection on Hulu Plus a lot less daunting. Some brand new features will help you discover new films to love as we continue to additional titles from Criterion — more than 100 since launching the section in February, nearly all of which stream exclusively on Hulu Plus, with many others to come in coming weeks.
Since Criterion has compiled so many great works by the world’s greatest filmmakers, we’ve added new functionality that allows you to sort by director. So now you can devote an entire weekend to watching 10 Charlie Chaplin films from just one page.
Movies are now sorted into themes, too. Want to see Francois Truffaut’s first film? It’s “400 Blows,” and you can find that out under the First Films section in Themes. We’ve grouped together titles into categories such as Oscar winners, documentaries, and titles from independent American filmmakers.
Additionally, we’ve begun adding supplemental videos from the Criterion Collection on Hulu Plus. You can find these as you watch a film, and they include some fantastic highlights, including:
- - An interview with George Lucas on Akira Kurosawa for “The Hidden Fortress,” a key influence on “Star Wars Episode IV”
- - Martin Scorsese discussing “La Strada”
- - An introduction to “The Virgin Spring” by Ang Lee
- - A behind-the-scenes look at “The Making of Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters”
We’ll continue to roll out supplements as quickly as we can digitize them.
We think these updates will enhance your experience as you enjoy the Criterion Collection on Hulu Plus. Let us know what you think!