The online version has subtitles in English, and many other languages.
I looked on their site and found where I could order the DVD at a very reasonable 10 Euro - I would pay up to 20 or 25 E. But shipping to Rest of the World is 45 Euro, which unfortunately is a deal breaker. So I may have to look at the pay per view option, even though it is not the way I want to watch movies. On the DVD they have subtitles in several languages including English, so if that is an option with the online version I would watch it.
that is a bit steep for shipping costs, i reckon it'll put a lot of people off!
I hope this is another sign that DVDs are dead. It cost me $2 to rent. If I wanted to watch it again in my lifetime, I could rent it again many times before spending more than it would cost to own. I have a small collection of stop-motion films on DVD, but the reason I bought them was that it was the only way I could see the films. I'm very happy to see distribution is migrating online.
Anyone on the board here would benefit from seeing it. From a technical standpoint, it's interesting to see how the production team handled a relatively low-budget stop-motion feature.
Go watch it!
My problem is not the online availability, it is that I live in a rural area with rubbish broadband. It is often only possible to watch YouTube videos about 5 seconds at a time. I might try to watch the film one night when I can't sleep. 2am we get quite reasonable broadband!
I've had a few Amazon shipments that were posted from Germany, so EU postage can't be that high!
Same with me Simon, not rural but Australia's copper wire "broadband" in general is pretty poor. For 720p of reasonable quality, I need 2 1/2 times as long to download as the duration of the film. For 1080p it's worse. (Actual download times in my suburb are nowhere near the theoretical speed of ADSL2, we get 4.9 to 5.8 Mb per second, 0.54 Mbps upload.) That means hitting play, than pause, and going away to do something else while it loads. Some video can't keep loading, if you pause it stops, it is designed only to stream in real time, which is not possible with our connection (and many rural areas don't even have that). So I have had to watch a couple of shorts in 2 second bursts. I tried to watch Phil Tippet's Mad God Pt 1 that way, it was hopeless. Fortunately the option was there for an actual download to my own hard drive, so I could watch it properly. But I still don't see that as like "owning" a film, just as I don't see a Kindle book as anything like having the dead tree volume on my shelf. It is more like borrowing from the library, which is what I do with fiction anyway.
Most of my stopmotion DVDs, like Evan's, are films that are hard to get ahold of and not to be found among the popular crap of the day at iTunes. I think the ideal, for me, would be a download option where I can save it to my hard drive, and could burn it to a DVD myself if I wanted - that would save on the shipping costs, since they are mostly from the US, Britain, France, or the Czech Republic, with substantial shipping costs even when they are not outrageous. But streaming video just isn't viable until we finally get a national broadband network, and that won't be any time soon.