Watership Down: “Take Me with You, Stream, on Your Dark Journey” By Gerard Jones
Fellini Satyricon by Edward Kinsella By Eric Skillman
Fellini Satyricon: Not Just Friends By Michael Wood
Criterion gets medieval with a selection of dark-age dramas from around the world in this week’s festival of free films on Hulu Plus. Batman’s not the only dark knight worth watching on-screen: how about Max von Sydow in Ingmar Bergman’s iconic The Seventh Seal—his Antonius Block must face Death in a chess match after returning from the Crusades. We’re also offering Bergman’s powerful Oscar-winning tale of medieval revenge, The Virgin Spring; Andrei Tarkovsky’s visually astonishing Andrei Rublev, which is not only a fascinating take on the life of the famous icon painter but also an evocative re-creation of medieval Russia; Marcel Carné’s Les visiteurs du soir, a supernatural tale of love and death set at an ominous castle; and Throne of Blood, Akira Kurosawa’s moody and masterful adaptation of Macbeth. Watch Throne of Blood in its entirety below, or over at Hulu. And don’t forget: if you sign up for Hulu Plus for a monthly fee of just $7.99, you can see the hundreds of other Criterion films now streaming.