Spanish Language FIlms
Does anyone know a good site for watching and/or legally downloading Spanish movies? Preferably I am seeking classic Hollywood films that I have seen many times before, but I want to watch them again in Spanish! Any leads would be much appreciated.
I use Hulu.com. Actually, I use Hulu Plus, but I logged out to check what you can get for free, and there's quite a few Spanish movies. Captioning can be hit or miss. The movies aren't always the most popular, but there's lots of telenovelas.
I particularly enjoy watching El Mundo de Elmo and Plaza Sesamo which almost always has Spanish captioning, but these are only available through Hulu Plus which is a paid service. (I use Bing rewards and have been able to get my Hulu Plus subscription for free for several months.) Giggles, and I'm starting to really enjoy Pinky Dinky Doo en español. I don't mind the kids programming, and it's really helping me with my Spanish. Actually, the Spanish kids programming on Hulu is fairly sparse.
Oh, and I watch Primer Impacto which is a daily news show and those episodes are available for free for five days after initial broadcast. (So far, this show is reliably captioned in Spanish.)
But, lots of movies and telenovelas.
I used to watch "Por Ella Soy Eva" which is absolutely hilarious. (Only one episode free, all of the rest are available through Hulu Plus.)
PS (A quick explanation on how I obtain Hulu Plus for free. First, this is completely legitimate. Get your first month free just by signing up for Hulu Plus. Then, you have to quickly accrue a Bings Reward Certificate for Hulu Plus. Bing is an alternative search engine to Google, and they give you Reward points every time you use their search engine. When you collect enough points, you can turn them in for a variety of rewards, but specifically there's a Hulu Plus reward. You only need to use Bing search daily a lot. For me, I just use Bing as my default search engine, and in my regular daily internet searching, I'm able to get Hulu plus for free.)
I don't know If you will be able to get into the web but here in Spain there is a web called series.ly where films are in spanish even if they are american or german and is very popular. Anyway, I don't know if that's what you are looking for but If you need and invitation to see the films I can just send you an e mail and that's all. maybe you don't need it! Good luck.
Pan's Labyrinth-(El laberinto del fauno), I love this movie... It's a mexican.
I seriously don't know any good legal downloading platform. We're supposed to have a library of legal platforms in France - through HADOPI - but I've read an article explaining none of the sites listed has any good content to propose.
The only thing I do know and use is the VOD I have on my TV / internet provider server. But you'll probably only have access to original versions or dubbed in the language of your country of residence. I personally watch Spanish movies in their original version.
Another trick I've used for non-Spanish movies and books that I want to read/watch in Spanish anyway: I go to Spain and buy the dubbed/translated version. (Amazon.es doesn't deliver in France... And Amazon.fr doesn't have that kind of stuff) But of course, you have to visit Spain to do that, which might not be easy for everyone (I go to Madrid every year en la primavera...)
Going to Spain is no problem, I'll be there soon enough (or the Canaries at least) I'm just trying to immerse myself a bit more anyway I can. I did it this way with Italian many years ago and it seemed to work well! it's my tried and tested method. Many Thanks
This isn't a movie, but it is an amazing Spanish television show that is great for working on language comprehension. It's called "Águila Roja" and it's about a 16th Century Spanish ninja who is a school teacher by day and a freaking ninja by night, ridding the town of corruption and bad guys. Need I say more? :-P It is ridiculous and awesome at the same time, so you should all check it out. You can access it from anywhere via http://www.rtve.es/television/aguila-roja/
In the US, there is an SAP setting on most televisions which will put programs in Spanish if available. The Disney channel has most of it's content available in SAP. Other programming is hit or miss, but you can find some movies out there. The programs are dubbed in Spanish, but they are very well done and you barely notice that they were not orginally filmed in Spanish. Also, many DVDs are equipped with other languages, you just need to change the setting before the DVD starts.