I have a copy of the movie, because I always watch it at least once a year, but I could not find it anywhere. In hopes of quickly solving the missing movie problem, I went to #$%^& so we could stream it, but it was only available buy purchasing it.
Then I went to (*()*&^ our other streaming service and found out that, It's A Wonderful Life, was unavailable to stream and it was also unavailable on DVD. Huh?
So yesterday afternoon, while we were in Kerrville, we swung by Hastings, so we could buy the movie, It's A Wonderful Life. The 60th Anniversary Edition.
Anyway, after Clarence had earned his wings and the movie had ended, I suggested that we watch the bonus features: "A Personal Remberance" a special tribute to Frank Capra, narrated by his son, Frank Capra, Jr. It was so great we decided to watch "The Making of "It's A Wonderful Life, that included a fabulous interview with Jimmy Stewart, etc.
We even found out something that we didn't know about this famous movie. In 1970, this classic movie had somehow slipped between the cracks and by accident, the studio had neglected to renew its copywrite—making it Public Domain. Which I think means it is free for anyone to distribute, because there are no royalties to be paid.
So, my question tonight is: How come this ageless movie that improves with age, "Voted the #1 Most inspiring Film of All Time, by AFI's 100 Years..."(Quoted from the back jacket.) isn't available for streaming by "The Big Boys"?
It just doesn't make any sense to me. So as I finish writing this tonight, I will finally step down from my soapbox. Then because I need to laugh, I am going to sit down and watch another one of my favorite classic movies, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, because I own my own copy of it and I love Jonathan Winters so much.
And also because it is also not available for streaming by The Big Guys. "Come on Little Debbie, Al(ice), Belle, Beau and Roy. We've got a funny movie to watch and this time please don't fall asleep."
Y'all have a great evening!