Where to tap into the past

‘Twi­light Zone.’ Chap­lin. ‘Chi­na­town.’ ‘Star Trek.’ Here are stream­ing ser­vices’ of­fer­ings:

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A corn TV: The site spe­cial­izes in Bri­tish tele­vi­sion. Among its clas­sic of­fer­ings are “I, Claudius,” “Poldark” and “Brideshead Re­vis­ited.”


Ama­zon In­stant Video: “I Love Lucy” and “Bo­nanza” are fea­tured on the site as well as the1968 film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and 1982’s “Toot­sie.”


CBS.com: It shows not only new se­ries but also vintage se­ries such as “IL ove Lucy,” the orig­i­nal “Hawaii Five-O,” “Perry Ma­son,” “The Twi­light Zone,” “The Odd Cou­ple” and var­i­ous “Star Trek” se­ries.


Fan­dor: The site that spe­cial­izes in clas­sic, art house, in­die and ex­per­i­men­tal films has clas­sics fromthe Cri­te­rion Col­lec­tion. Vintage ti­tles in­clude1963’s “Cha­rade,” 1937’s “Noth­ing Sa­cred” and1959’s “House on Haunted Hill.”

www.fan­dor.com Feeln: The fam­ily-friendly ser­vice fea­tures “The Hall­mark Hall of Fame” movies aswell as such vintage flicks as1973’s “The Sting,” 1982’s “An­nie” and 1993’s “Sleep­less in Seat­tle.” TV fare in­cludes Ken Burns’ 1994 “Base­ball” doc­u­men­tary se­ries. www.feeln.com

Hulu: “The Twi­light Zone,” “Green Acres,” “The Lone Ranger” and “You Bet Your Life” are among the clas­sic TV se­ries on the stream­ing ser­vice, which is adding “Se­in­feld” on Wed­nes­day. The site also fea­tures films fromthe Cri­te­rion Col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing the1964 Bea­tles mu­si­cal “A Hard Day’s Night,” Jean Cocteau’s1946 “Beauty and the Beast” and the1939 John Ford western “Stage­coach.” www.hulu.com

MUBI: The site, which fea­tures a new­film ev­ery day, is show­ing Char­lie Chap­lin’s1917 shorts “The Ad­ven­turer” and “Easy Street” aswell as John Cas­savetes’ 1976 “Mikey and Nicky.”


Net­flix: The stream­ing ser­vice re­cently added “Friends” to its TV line up. Other vintage ti­tles in­clude “Ally McBeal” and “Twin Peaks.” Clas­sic film of­fer­ings in­clude1950’s “All About Eve,” 1953’s “Ro­man Hol­i­day,” 1974’s “Chi­na­town,” 1978’s “Grease” and 1986’s “Stand by Me.”


Turner Clas­sic Movies: The chan­nel’s Watch TCM site al­lows fans towatch the live feed aswell as se­lect films that air on the movie chan­nel. How­ever, not all ca­ble and satel­lite ser­vices pro­vide this fea­ture.


— Su­san King

File photos

“THE TWI­LIGHT ZONE” and Rod Ser­ling re­main im­mor­tal in a new era of con­tent de­liv­ery.

JEAN COCTEAU’S “Beauty and the Beast” (1946) con­tin­ues to cap­ti­vate in the age of stream­ing.

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