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New TV and Movies Added to VidAngel October 2017

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TV Shows added in October, 2017

VIDANGEL

Owlegories (S1)

NETFLIX

Stranger Things (S2)

Mindhunter (S1)

Documentary Now! (S1)

The Honourable Woman (S1)

The Last Kingdom (S1 & 2)

Rectify (S1)

Call the Midwife (S2)

Bloodline (S2)

Friends From College (S1)

Broadchurch (S1)

Portlandia (S2)

Limitless (S1)

Bates Motel (S1)

Blue Bloods (S1)

Manhunt: Unabomber (S1)

Luther (S2)

Ripper Street (S2)

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (S1)

 

Movies added in October, 2017

NETFLIX

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

The Cult of Chucky (2017)

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

Virunga (2014)

Eagle vs. Shark (2007)

88 Minutes (2007)

The Rugrat Movie (1998)

Vincent N Roxxy (2017)

Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

I Love You, MAN

The Reaping

Saw II

Before Midnight

Ong Bak 2

 

AMAZON RENTALS

The Book of Henry (2017)

A Ghost Story (2017)

The Mummy (2017)

The Beguiled (2017)

Baby Driver (2017)

The Big Sick (2017)

The Circle (2017)

47 Meters Down (2017)

Shin Godzilla (2016)

Some Freaks (2017)

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Hurrican Season

Penelope (2006)

Off the Map

Mr. Baseball

The Producers

You, Me and Dupree

Public Enemies

A Month by the Lake

Halloween 2: Season of the Witch

Friday the 13th Part 2

Friday the 13th Part 3

Mobsters

The Blind Side

Fried Green Tomatoes

 

AMAZON PRIME

Into the Forest (2015)

Dark Places (2015)

Megan Leavey (2017)

 

AMAZON HBO

Song to Song (2017)

Scent of a Woman (1992)

The Amityville Horror

 

Dry Bar Comedy added in October, 2017

Steve Mazan: Humblebragger

Kevin Bozeman: Clean and Unfiltered

Lucas Bohn: 2 Cool 4 School

 

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* VidAngel is not affiliated with or sponsored by Amazon, HBO or Netflix. Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Instant Video are registered trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. HBO is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

* To see the Amazon/HBO/Netflix content that is available, you must have an Amazon/HBO/Netflix account.

VidAngel: Now Providing Sunday Naps for Parents

As a father of 4 girls under the age of 5, my world needs a streaming platform that I can trust my little ones to enjoy while I grab a desperately needed 30 min Sunday nap. VidAngel is solving this problem, beginning with the release of Owlegories.

Owlegories is an amazing, animated series that follows a group of student owls on their adventures learning about nature, faith, and God. And my kids LOVE it…and I can TRUST it while I grab a nap.

I know my girls LOVE Owlegories because they now request “the owls”…even over Veggietales. And my wife and I are better parents because we get the much-needed Sunday nap without having to screen everything our girls watch.

This is the beginning of our effort to give parents of little children a break from the relentless needs of being a great parent without sacrificing your kids.

What features would help you give your kids a controlled TV experience that both you and they can enjoy? Let us know how we can continue to improve VidAngel for youngsters.

New TV and Movies on VidAngel Added September 2017

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TV Shows added in September, 2017

NETFLIX

The Walking Dead (S7)

The Defenders (S1)

Ripper Street (S1)

Dexter (S8)

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (S2)

Portlandia (S1)

The Fall (S2)

Dragons: Race To The Edge (S1)

Love (S1)

Travelers (S1)

Penny Dreadful (S1)

Lady Dynamite (S1)

The Office (S3)

The Wonder Years (S2)

Blacklist (S1)

That 70’s Show (S1)

White Gold (S1)

The Good Place (S1)

Halt and Catch Fire (S1)

Master of None (S2)

Narcos (S3)

Peaky Blinders (S1)

Parks and Recreation (S2)

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (S1)

Sense8 (S2)

 

AMAZON PRIME

Goliath (S1)

Deadwood (S1)

Movies added in September, 2017

NETFLIX

She’s Gotta Have It

Little Evil

Doctor Strange

Gold

The Transfiguration

The Incredible Jessica James

What Happened to Monday?

To the Bone

Notes on Blindness

Age of Adaline

Breakdown

Iron Man

Pulp Fiction

Schindler’s List

Jaws

Jaws 2

Jaws 3

Jaws: The Revenge

Hitch

Mona Lisa Smile

The Place Beyond the Pines

Shooter

An American Werewolf in London

 

AMAZON RENTALS

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Monster’s Ball

The Prince & Me

Open Water

The Uninvited

Life

Spider-Man 3

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 3

Guardians of the Galaxy

Ant-Man

Thor

Thor: The Dark World

Captain America

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: Civil War

Avengers

Dying of the Light

True Believer

Coneheads

Blade

Blade II

Blade Trinity

Point Break

The 33

The Help

42

The Great Gatsby

Mr. Holmes

The Nice Guys

In the Heart of the Sea

Limitless

The Blind Side

 

Dry Bar Comedy added in September, 2017

Brad Stine: Put A Helmet On… 2017

Zoltan Kaszas: Cat Jokes

Johnny Beehner: The Flamingo Special

 

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* VidAngel is not affiliated with or sponsored by Amazon, HBO or Netflix. Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Instant Video are registered trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. HBO is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

* To see the Amazon/HBO/Netflix content that is available, you must have an Amazon/HBO/Netflix account.

New TV and Movies on VidAngel August 2017

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TV Shows added in August, 2017

NETFLIX

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (S1)

Atypical (S1)

Dexter (S5)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (S2)

TURN: Washington’s Spies (S1)

Luther (S1)

Narcos (S2)

Orange Is the New Black (S4)

Better Call Saul (S2)

Sherlock (S4)

Bojack Horseman (S1)

Gypsy (S1)

Dear White People (S1)

OZARK (S1)

Glow (S1)

30 Rock (S1)

Bloodline (S1)

AMAZON

Patriot (S1)

Sneaky Pete (S1)

The Pacific (S1)

Harley and the Davidsons (S1)

AMAZON HBO

Silicon Valley (S2)

Game of Thrones (S7)

The Wire (S1)

Movies added in August, 2017

NETFLIX

Icarus (2017)

Synchronicity (2015)

The Protector 2

Rage (2014)

Perfect Stranger

Pound of Flesh (2015)

Message From the King (2017)

Opening Night (2016)

The Wedding Party (2016)

XOXO (2016)

I Called Him Morgan (2017)

The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Milk (2008)

The Discovery (2017)

The Leveling (2016)

The Longest Yard (2005)

The Switch (2010)

Big Daddy

The Last Five Years

AMAZON PRIME

The Dead Zone (1983)

AMAZON RENTALS

Your Eyes Only

America’s Sweetheart

Click

The Seventh Sign

Stomp the Yard

The impossible

Red Rock West

The Corruptor

Prime (2005)

Get Shorty

The Devil’s Own

The Golden Child

The Mist

Conan the Destroyer

Vertical Limit

Lonely Hearts

A Simple Wish

Lolita (1962)

Everybody Loves Somebody (2017)

The Prince

The Express

The Seventh Sign

The Skulls 3

The Skulls 2

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Celeste & Jesse Forever

The Secret of Kells

Berlin Syndrome

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)

Precious (2009)

Pieces of April

Wakefield (2016)

The Lovers (2017)

Free Fire (2016)

Song to Song (2017)

 

Dry Bar Comedy added in August, 2017

Cash Levy: Game of Chance

Dave Burleigh: Nobody’s Keeping You Here

Patrick Keane: Long Love the Keane

Aaron Woodall: Unknown

Jordan Makin: The BFFG (Big Fat Funny Ginger)

Paul Sheffield: Singled Out

 

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* VidAngel is not affiliated with or sponsored by Amazon, HBO or Netflix. Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Instant Video are registered trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. HBO is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

* To see the Amazon/HBO/Netflix content that is available, you must have an Amazon/HBO/Netflix account.

VidAngel Buys Disney

Update: April Fools!

 

Struggling film studio The Walt Disney Company announced plans to be acquired by media juggernaut VidAngel Inc. after weeks of closed-door negotiations. Disney, whose quirky indie properties “Star Wars” and “Marvel Cinematic Universe” failed to expand beyond their cult followings, threw in the towel after years of poor financial performance.

 

“Sometimes you have to know when to quit,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger in a prepared statement, noting that the company’s recent expansion into theme parks had proved even more calamitous than its work in film.

 

The deal comes as no surprise to analysts, who long anticipated Disney’s inability to compete with streaming behemoth VidAngel.

 

Indeed, Disney filed suit last year, claiming that its financial prospects would be “irreparably harmed” by the much-larger VidAngel. Similar arguments were made by Disney’s co-plaintiffs, the struggling family-run studio Warner Bros., and low-budget independent studio Twentieth Century Fox, whose financial woes have prevented it from updating its name for the 21st century.

 

The lawsuit proved to be too little, too late for the cash-strapped Disney, thanks in large part to its bungling of the fast-growing online filtering market.

 

“We thought we understood filtering customers,” Iger told reporters Saturday. “We argued in court that they wanted a filtering option that can’t add new movies, doesn’t offer HD or 4K, and can’t work on Apple TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast, Playstation, Xbox, smart TVs, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, Showtime, or iTunes.”

 

“It turns out they wanted to filter movies,” added Iger. “You live and you learn.”

 

Prior to accepting VidAngel’s acquisition offer, Disney’s dire financial straits had forced the studio to begin making movies using only a computer, resulting in such box office duds as Zootopia, Inside Out, and Frozen, Disney’s greatest failure to date.

 

A Disney representative declined to comment on the selling price of the company, though sources close to the deal report a price tag easily north of $1,000.

 

Cinderella Castle
In retrospect, Iger conceded that building a full-scale castle had been “wildly impractical.”

 

UPDATE: Read VidAngel’s and Disney’s Appeal Briefs to the Ninth Circuit

Legal BattleJustice in the United States court system requires patience (this battle could take years to resolve), but we are trying to keep everyone up-to-date on the progress of the fight to #savefiltering. Here is our report on the appeal to the Ninth Circuit:

December 12th, 2016 - Judge Birotte issues a Preliminary Injunction. You can read the ruling here.
January 11th, 2017 - VidAngel files its Opening Brief on Appeal to the Ninth District Court. The introduction starts at page 17. 
February 8th, 2017 - Disney filed its response (including Disney's standard manipulative mud slinging)

February 22nd, 2017 - VidAngel files its final reply before the Ninth Circuit hearing. 

VidAngel’s mission is to ensure families everywhere have the option to filter content as they wish. The future of filtering is in good hands because these appeals are being argued by Peter K. Stris, who has been to the Supreme Court 7 times.

There is a lot to digest, but we feel that the final two paragraphs of our most recent brief sum it up well:

"Although the public interest in filtering is strong and Congressionally sanctioned, the injunction robbed the public of any viable means to filter. VidAngel is shut down; ClearPlay no longer functions for [streaming] new releases; and the Studios have scared everyone else away.

"According to the Studios, the relevant public interest is in 'upholding copyright protections.' The Studios have confused themselves with the public. The actual public has no interest in seeing America’s only commercially and technologically viable filtering company destroyed through an unnecessary preliminary injunction. The legal questions in this case are as complex and novel as they are important. If the Studios prevail, they will be entitled to damages. If VidAngel prevails, they will not. In either case, there will be a final judgment that 'upholds copyright protections.'"
Now we are just waiting to know when we will get a hearing. We will continue to keep you up to date.

Streaming is Now Only 1 BLEEPING Dollar for all SD Movies*

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You may have noticed things have been changing around here. Everything is prettier and wittier.

 

The best change of all is that EVERY SD movie on our site is now only $1 with sellback. No tax. No fees. No extra pennies. ONE DOLLAR! In fact, we are so tired of pennies that we are rounding your credit up to the nearest dollar.  For the cherry on top, our new “Auto-sellback” feature means you don’t even have to remember to sell it back. What kind of wizardry is this? We don’t have magical powers – we just like you. That’s why it’s now $1 for all SD movies.

To make life simpler, we have changed all movies to the same price: $20. HD, SD, new release, the 1930s Wizard of Oz… there is no discrimination. All movies and TV shows** are now $20. This means no more confusing prices when you are picking your Friday night flick.

 

Here’s a summary of our recent shenanigans:

 

All SD Movies are now $1 with sellback.

All movies and tv shows, both HD and SD, are now $20 to keep for good.

We created a new, prettier website and logo.

 

* SD Movies can now be sold back for $1 less than purchase price, meaning you only pay $1 for up to 24 hours of unlimited viewing of that particular film.

 

** You may be thinking, why do TV shows cost just as much as movies? That is a great question! We just want to make your experience as simple as possible by standardizing the prices across all shows. The TV shows will still only be $1-$2 with sell-back. In the future, we will be creating a way to buy whole seasons of TV shows if you want to keep the episodes. So hold tight if that’s what you’re looking for.

Our Website is no longer UGLY

VidAngel has a brand new logo, tagline and interface on the website.

We drew the new logo on the office wall with chalk

We drew the new logo on the office wall with chalk

We designed the new system to solve three problems:

  1. Looks. No offense, but the previous version of the website was, well, …gag. It looked like it came from the nineties, and not the good part. As soon as I came on full time, I revamped the logo and we tore into the look and feel of the website. We think the result feels more cinematic.
  2. Speed. Our servers think you guys are lazy, and have too much time on your hands from all the videos you’ve been watching. But really, they’re the lazy ones and have been complaining about all the traffic. This new website loads much faster for you and makes life easier for our servers.
  3. Customers. You’ve given us so many great movie suggestions that we created a better process for requesting movies and TV shows. Now, simply search VidAngel and below the titles we offer, you’ll find results from every movie that has ever existed (almost :).  In addition, customers expressed the desire to remove certain titles from view on VidAngel. You’re welcome.

You know what? I came to VidAngel thinking, “I get to watch movies all I want for free as an employee.” However, I’ve never watched so little because we’ve been working so hard. My excitement has replaced my sleep and movies, and my back is aching for a chiropractor. It was all for you. You’re welcome.

I’m so stoked to announce the new VidAngel. Enjoy, and trust me, it’s going to get even better.

– Megan Rae Morton, Director of Product

We're updating the apps to match the new design as well

We’re updating the apps to match the new design as well

YouTube Refuses To Unblock VidAngel’s Videos From “Safety Mode”

UPDATE: YouTube unblocks two videos from “Safety Mode”; Paintball video still blocked

We have spent the last 3 days reaching out to every contact we have at YouTube, trying to find someone who can reverse the damage trolls did to our video by flagging and blocking all of our videos for anyone with “safety mode” on.

After 36 hrs and a severely damaged viral campaign. Today we got back this apathetic response:

Hi guys,

I apologize for the delay in getting back in touch. I ran this past various teams at YouTube and their feedback was the following: Content containing mild violence, sexual or other provocative content may not show up when using Safety Mode.

Unfortunately that’s about all they’re able to provide — they also shared this link with me in case it helps to have more context on safety mode.

I apologize I’m not able to help more on this issue but appreciate your patience.

Thank you,
Sara

The irony is that ALL but one of our VidAngel videos are blocked in “safety mode”, not just the viral one we released with G/PG paintball marker mild “violence”.

There is no option for appeal. Another rep (who is on our side and trying to help without luck) said that YouTube doesn’t even have a department for this kind of problem.

This response is coming to a team which has signed off on millions upon millions in YouTube advertising spend over the past 4 years (Orabrush, Orapup, PooPourri, Endorse Liberty Super PAC…). In the past I’ve always been impressed with YouTube’s willingness to help on this kind of stuff, but this time I am getting nothing but apathy.

If you are concerned and want to help, you can voice your concern to Google here on this forum.