Toby Wilkins had emailed me about this weeks ago, but I just now got a chance to check it out.
SpeedCine indexes movies available through iTunes, Crackle, Hulu and Amazon VOD, letting you know where you can find any given title. For example, searching for the The Nines provides links for download through Amazon, iTunes and NetFlix.
Because most of these services are U.S.-only, it’s not much help to international users, unfortunately.
The site is still in beta, and while it’s really useful, I wish it provided better URLs for copy-and-pasting. Right now, SpeedCine gives you a jumble of letters after an ASP query. Here’s the listing for Go in SpeedCine:
and here it is on Crackle:
That’s small enough to be easily Twittered, and feels permanent enough that I’d be comfortable putting it in a blog post.
But that’s a small quibble. SpeedCine is worth making your first stop when trying to find a movie online.
Update March 2011: SpeedCine has closed.