Interstellar via IMDb is not full movie as described

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I was surprise to see that Interstellar has a link to view it for free via IMDb and clicked on the link.  It them opens up to show



Interstellar (2014)

Full Movie





It's only a minute+ "preview" that ends abruptly with a message to sign up for hulu.  It's kind of misleading and a waste of time and should be described more appropriately and accurately.

While you can, at that point (if you don't already have a paid subscription to hulu) join hulu and use the free trial  to view it, but it's still a bit shady and tacky looking...doesn't look good on the site.

Same with:



The F Word (2013)

Full Movie
(What If)




And worse, same with Ferris but in Spanish (?):

 


Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Full Episode
(Capítulo 14)







Selma (2014)

Full Movie











Thanks!
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La vie dAdle 2013 Add to Watchlist La vie d'Adèle (2013)

This one leads to a message that the video is no longer available.
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When I go to the interstellar page it now says Watch free on Amazon Prime (which is a paid service). I don't see anything about Hulu so I guess it's been fixed.

Thankfully since I already have prime it takes me straight to playing the film, no (additional) sign up required since its already done and linked.
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it now says Watch free on Amazon Prime (which is a paid service)
You see exactly those words?
I see a slightly different wording:

     Watch Now
     $0.00 with Prime Video
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I see the same as "Nobody".

When I click Watch Now $0.00 with Prime Video on the left, I get an invitation to subscribe to Amazon Prime.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/primesignup?ie=UTF8&gccRef=1&redirectToAsin=B00TU9UFTS&r...

When I click Watch Now on the right, I get this pop up.


Regardless, the problem appears to be resolved.
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Bluesman: I agree that this is a problem. In fact, it may be common. Just a few days ago I tried to watch two different films which were supposedly available to "Watch Now -- Free on IMDb" only to find that only the first 90 seconds of each film were available for viewing on Hulu.

If Hulu wants to display these 90-second previews on IMDb, they should be labeled as such rather than having an implication that they are the full movies.
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Yes...I feel the same.  Not really a problem as long as it's labelled correctly.  At least you don't waste time clicking on it only to find the film is not there.  Also, without a proper label, you don't really know it's going to end abruptly and try to sell you something.  And waste even more time going to the next and clicking to find the same problem...

It's not the best user experience, at all.
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Sorry about that.  This is a bug and not at all the intended behaviour.  A ticket has been opened with the appropriate team. 

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