Frankly while I was reading TechCrunch’s pitch for newly launched movie-related site MovieClips.com, I couldn’t help but be excited by the loads of goodies the site is offering. I mean how does 12,000 two-minute streaming clips from 20th Century Fox, MGM, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures sound to you?
If those were not enough to convince you that MovieClips.com might actually be the next big thing to online video-movie niche, well how about if you knew that MovieClips.com is social too? Meaning, you can favorite or “hype” movie clips, comment on them, or simply share the movie clips with your Facebook, Twitter, Digg and other social media contacts.
To navigate and find your way in the MovieClips.com’s movie clips catalog, the site lets you browse by movie or actor and by “action-related” search term as well. The site also provides you with movie thumbnails so that you can preview first before actually opening the video – saves you valuable browsing time.
The only problem I see with MovieClips.com is of course load time, especially if you have a slow Internet connection and low bandwidth at home. Of course the site is targetted for the U.S. and Canada audience (Editor’s note: due to licensing restrictions) – that rules out the issue of site speed and I don’t really see the need to come up with a lite version of the site like YouTube just did.
Finally the site will also let you purchase movies directly from the site’s affiliate online video stores including iTunes. But would the earnings from this be enough to sustain MovieClips.com’s operation? As the old movie line goes – “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
Originally posted on December 3, 2009 @ 4:27 pm