Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Films on Demand now on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!

All of the Films On Demand videos have been re-encoded in H.264 format to allow playback on any iOS device. With their new video player, you can now watch any titles in our Films On Demand collection on an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. And their new design is optimized to allow easy navigation of the Films On Demand platform from either a computer or an iPad with an internet connection.

Do a keyword search for “films on demand” from the Media Services homepage or go to the Films On Demand site and see what’s available.

Monday, July 25, 2011

AV Club visits Wire locations in Baltimore Part 2

Check out the AV Club's blog post on Baltimore: The Wire Locations part two. If you have not yet watched the entire series, get started and be warned; there are some spoilers in the video. In the video, the AV Club visit the location for Hamsterdam and the now semi-famous Novak's Grocery. The post also mentions a great Baltimore blog post that is a Google street view tour of some Wire locations. Check it out here: Welcome to Baltimore, Hon!

Baltimore: The Wire locations, part two

Monday, July 18, 2011

AV Club visits Wire locations in Baltimore Part 1

The blog, the AV Club recently posted about visiting some Wire locations in Baltimore. Here's what they have to say, and be sure to check out the video below.

The Wire (Complete Series) - HU DVD 2861 - 2883

As The A.V. Club discovered, there’s an upside to having much of your perception of Baltimore come from The Wire: The city is a lot nicer than you’d expect. Yes, we understood on a realistic level that Baltimore wasn’t just blocks upon blocks of Hamsterdam, but we were a little surprised by how charming Fells Point was when we arrived to meet Wire location scout Eric Bannat. Of course, right in the middle of Fells Point is the run-down building that was the headquarters for Homicide: Life On The Street. (Apparently it’s being turned into a hotel.) It has a giant plaque out front to commemorate the show.

For the first of our two-part Pop Pilgrims on The Wire—you didn’t think we could cram it all into one episode, did you?—Bannat took us to a bunch of spots that fans of the show should instantly recognize. From the basketball courts to the dog-fighting warehouse, from Marlo’s corner to the cops’ favorite hangout, everything is right there for any pop pilgrim to check out. (Many of the big interiors, of course, were sets, but you’ll still feel like Bodie’s sidekick walking around this neighborhood.)

On Wednesday, another whole bunch of locations you can visit in Bodymore, including the spot where—spoiler alert!—Omar got dropped.

Baltimore: The Wire locations, part one

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Selected New Home Use Titles in Media Services

Here's a list of some of the newest additions to our collection. In some cases, we simply got a second copy of a title we already had or added a season to a TV series. However, we did just acquire the entire Friends series all at once; all 40 discs of it!

Mississippi Masala – HU DVD 1413
The Joy luck club –HU DVD 1688
The Painted Veil –HU DVD 2729
300 ­– HU DVD 2788
Thank you for smoking – HU DVD 3250
Music makes a city – HU DVD 6081
What's the matter with Kansas – HU DVD 6082
To the ends of the Earth – HU DVD 6083
Matrix –HU DVD 7841
High anxiety –HU DVD 8443
Employee of the month – HU DVD 8444
Wedding crashers –HU DVD 8446
King Arthur – H U DVD 8446
Step up 2, The Streets – HU DVD 8448
Lion's den – HU DVD 8447
Tetro –HU DVD 8449

New additions in television:

SpongeBob SquarePants (Seasons 1-3) – HU DVD 8451-8459
House M.D.( Seasons 1-5) – HU DVD 5461-5483
Mad men (season 1-4) – HU DVD 4541-4556
Friends (Complete Series) – HU DVD 8501 – 8540