Crackle on Roku: CFQ Laserblast Podcast 2:16.2
Welcome to another episode of the Cinefantastique Laserblast Podcast, devoted to horror, fantasy, and science fiction films available on home video – Blu-ray, DVD, Video on Demand, etc. This week, the CFQ crew of Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski run down the latest batch of new titles hitting store shelves, including SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE FOURTEEN SEASON, plus numerous old titles reappearing in various special collector’s editions, most notably FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, starring Johnny Depp as Hunter S. Thompson. Also, Dan Persons takes a look at the latest Blu-ray release of THE VENTURE BROTHERS, and Steve Biodrowski takes a look at Crackle, Sony Pictures’ free online video service, which recently became available through the Roku box (the device that enables viewers to access such services as Netflix and Amazon’s Videon on Demand service). Now you can watch Sony Pictures titles uncut and uncensored – but not uninterrupted. Are the commercial breaks worth the aggravation? Tune in for one reporter’s opinion.