‘Join the world’. So says this new online cinema beta. It has a great idea: to put world/art house cinema online “Jaman is the way people discover, enjoy and share world cinema. Jaman’s global on line community is pioneering social cinema. It is a new destination for movie-goers to watch and discuss the world’s best films”.
The only problem is that at the moment it needs to come with a big health warning on the front telling anyone outside of North America that there is really little point in signing up at the moment because the rights have not beeen cleared for you to view 99.9% of the content available and there is no way to search by ‘availablity’ in your chosen country. A pain in the arse after going through sign up and downloading the Jaman player.
I wish them luck and will keep my account, but you would have liked to have thought that someone in the Jaman team would have thought of this issue BEFORE hand and done the sensible thing and just limited initial sign ups to those in North America.
If you do live in the US and love film, I recommend you sign up now. Live anywhere else bookmark and come back in 6 months.