Well only sort of FREE. Something called the HBO Collection is coming to Amazon Prime on May 21st. If you have Amazon Prime then you get it for FREE. If you don’t, then you can always sign up for a FREE month and spend that month watching classic HBO.
Full details are not yet available but it appears as though it will be the full series of The Sopranos and at least the first seasons of True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, Deadwood, and The Wire. I would expect Deadwood and The Wire to be the full runs as they have been off air for quite some time and are only three and five seasons respectively.
No word yet on other series like Rome, Treme, Oz, Six Feet Under, etc. nor miniseries like Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Mildred Pierce, and others.
Just a quick post about a hilarious display I saw at Wal-Mart. For those who don’t know there is a niche market of faith-based movies. Unfortunately they often are not very good, spending too much effort making sure the message is on target and that nothing inappropriate appears in the movie and not nearly enough time making sure the acting is good, the special effects are adequate, the film is entertaining, etc.
Our Wal-Mart has a big display promoting these films (The Jensen Project, Tackling the Past, Field of Vision, A Walk in my Shoes, Who is Simon Miller?) – all with the ‘Family Movie Night’ banner. So what do you do when you order way too many copies of True Blood (a series from HBO that features all kinds of deviant sexual behavior, foul language, and horrific violence)? Well personally I would not have worked them into the ‘Family Movie Night’ display but apparently that’s just me.