Hot Movies is a
major US Video on Demand website.
Perhaps following the example of the
more mainstream website, Amazon, scale matters when operating an
internet resource. Customers are attracted to the websites that stock
more or less everything and Hot Movies fits the bill. In fact it
probably needs the caveat that Hot Movies stocks nearly everything
available in the US. Hot Movies does stock European films, but only
those distributed in the US.
Hot Movies plays everything totally straight and in 10 years, Melon
Farmers has not received a single complaint about customers not getting
what they have paid for. (or anything else for that matter).
The website offers all sorts of navigation options to get to a film
of interest, but whenever I use the site I have a title or star in mind
and opt immediately for the search facility. It works perfectly well,
but I always wonder why so many websites offer such tiny little boxes to
enter search terms.
I do enjoy using extensive sites such as Hot Movies. I may start off
a session looking for a particular film but I am easily distracted by
such options as being able to get a filmography of the stars in a film.
I am often distracted from my basic quest by the option to see the bio
of a particularly attractive performer. Sometimes I get carried away
with following up alternative leads and spending all my time available
navigating rather than actually viewing.
Hot Movies has an enormous range of movies available along with
plenty of viewing options. It is not quite so strong on critical reviews
of what is hot and what is not.