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Tue, May 18, 2021 6:23 PM

INTRODUCING: Updated IMDb.com Title page experience

INTRODUCING: Updated IMDb.com Title page experience

We are excited to announce the launch of IMDb’s newly refreshed movie and TV show pages! The renewed page is meant to make your IMDb experience easy and enjoyable, and its design represents the diverse interests of global entertainment fans. The refresh reflects IMDb customer feedback and research designed to enhance entertainment content discovery and navigation.

Please note, we are gradually launching the new design to a selection of IMDb customers. If you do not yet see the design, we expect to make it broadly available in the weeks ahead. Thank you for using IMDb!

For more information, check out this Help article.

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84 Points

3 m ago

With the new UI changes to IMDB the release date for a given title seems to have vanished.  Unfortunately a lot of relevant information has been moved/hidden in a cloud of garbage (e.g. actors pictures are bigger, which is nice, but the character(s) that they portray are gone.)  Is this information being missing an oversight, or was it moved somewhere that I have yet to locate?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Release date not showing

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84 Points

Never mind.  It is tucked away in the new "Details" section which shows the full release date.  At least before the year was given beside the title in parentheses.  Ah useless UI changes to justify someone's useless job.

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62 Points

3 m ago

How do I switch back? This is terrible for finding quick info on cast and I very much prefer the old version

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74 Points

3 m ago

This is awful. The old design was way better. How do I switch back?

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84 Points

Right now I can get the old format back by logging in to IMDb with my old (20 years now) IMDb login.

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358 Points

bobwolfe - I tried that but they've messed up my password ... again ... so I can't log on at all. 

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80 Points

3 m ago

It certainly looks stylish, but you've just managed to show LESS information on the title and actor pages meaning I have to click around more (this is why I never liked the mobile site).

Redesigns shouldn't reduce utility so much.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled New design feedback

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@jedijesse Thanks for the feedback.  We have not removed any content from the new title pages -- do you have an example to highlight the problem? 

The actor/name pages have not had a major redesign since 2010 so please can you provide more information on what you think has changed? 

You may find this helpful -> https://help.imdb.com/article/imdb/general-information/why-is-imdb-displaying-differently-on-my-browser/GF2ZAR69V859XLHF 

Hope this helps. 

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80 Points

Everything has gigantic headers. Instead of a list of actors, I get these gigantic headshots that I have to scroll around (and there's definitely less of them visible then the list previously provided)

Unfortunately, I can't provide a direct comparison, because you've taken away the old version.

re: actor/name page... likely I landed on the mobile version, which has the same problem and assumed it was part of your redesign.

Please prioritize data and readability over style and flashiness. I'm here for information.

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358 Points

"We have not removed any content from the new title pages" NO, you just made it WORSE. The little caption photos are larger, but they're not better. And we can't see them WHILE we look at the story description. Don't you understand - the OLD format was great. We had everything we wanted. Did you pay so much money to the programmers that you feel cheated going back to the way we all liked it? Because we would all be SO happy if you could just restore that old version. 

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70 Points

3 m ago

Since the new updated IMDB I can no longer find where to watch stuff. It used to be right under the description near the top, but I’ve looked up maybe 10 movies and none of them list anything other than Prime. That cannot be right because I know for a fact Soul is free on Disney (for example) but according to IMDb it’s only available to watch on prime. For a ridic price. Please help! 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Where’d the list of watch options go???

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@LMS14 Thanks for the feedback. Watch options are still over towards the top right (just above "Add to Watchlist") however availability varies by region.  First of all, Disney+ is not yet a watch partner on IMDb so we would never have had the D+ option for Soul, sorry.  If you are in the US then we have many watch partners, including:

Apple TV+

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10986410/

Netflix

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10048342/

Hulu

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9484998/

HBO

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10155688/

Do you have a mobile device with the IMDb app? If so, how do the watch offers look there vs. the site? 

Hope this helps. 

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84 Points

3 m ago

I hate the new format! I was used to the old one and have been for the last 20 years. The new one is too glitzy and takes up too much room on my screen. Please change it back or at least let us choose which one we want. Remember, IF IT AIN'T BROKE DONT 'FIX' IT!!!

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84 Points

I found if I log in to IMDb with my old log in I get the old version back again. We'll see how long that works. TMDb is OK but just OK.

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110 Points

3 m ago

No "More Like This" titles.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Why is the old "More Like This" missing from most titles, especially Adult?

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80 Points

3 m ago

If there are no photos in the galley, there is no button to add any.  Only the message: "It looks like we don't have photos for this title yet. You can browse other available content for this title, such as plot summary, trivia, goofs, etc."

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Can't post photos after update if no photos are already in galley.

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@Wilcox  Please can you share the URL of the page where you are seeing this (and ideally a screen-grab)?  There should be an "+ Add Image" over on the right in this case:

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358 Points

Are you reading ALL THESE COMMENTS and not "getting it"??? We don't like the new format. It is ugly and not arranged the way it should be. Bring up the old format on your screen and look at it carefully. You will be able to tell why you are getting all these negative comments on the new format. 

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300 Points

It seems to me that all that people at IMDB web design developement don't have ears, don't have eyes, have a little understanding ability (nothing personal, I don't want to offend anyone).

You tried a new design, people rejected it, giving you the acknowledgement that you WERE doing great... And that's it. Reinstate the old (and well working) design, and everyone will be happy.

Or maybe there is some wood-headed big boss who screams "I'm paying you all for it, and I want this look! Don't care of the rest of the world!"....?

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80 Points

@Wilcox https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0127877/mediaindex?ref_=ttmi_ql_1

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@Wilcox  Thanks -- please see https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/images-videos/imdb-image-faqs/G64MGN2G43F42PES specifically:

Can I upload images for any title?

We do not allow images to be uploaded to adult titles.

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60 Points

3 m ago

Your current layout turned TMDB in a better ergonomic choice.

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In Title Reference View, on IMDb, the plot outline is near the top, and the thumbnail image for any trailer is much smaller, like one eighth the width of the page. The interesting thing about the giant video block for the trailer is that the same style existed with the previous layout in Title Standard View, on IMDb.

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80 Points

Thanks

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80 Points

3 m ago

storyline /synopsis needs to be top of page because when you looking for a movie name that is ambiguous the only way to determine if you found the right entry is to read storyline.  Now I have to scroll to find section and it is annoying so much wasted space.

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80 Points

3 m ago

I hate this new version. It takes up way too much space.

I don’t like the way the cast is displayed with mini pics. I preferred the list aspect.


Bring back the old version!

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126 Points

3 m ago

Is there any way you'll let your users use the old site design? I'll probably stop using the site if there won't be that option.

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100 Points

3 m ago

Suppose I buy a DVD and want to add it to one of my existing IMDB lists, most of which I have created to represent different criteria.  So I open up IMDB and type in the name of the movie and the page opens up. I used to be able to click on the little checkmark or + sign, whatever, that was in the upper left-hand corner, and, lo and behold, I may have found that I already had this title listed on three of my lists, which, in short, means that I already owned it! Since I have almost 5000 movies in my home library, I often forget which ones I already have so I sometimes purchase movies somewhere that I already own but don't remember. Now I may be faced with the decision of whether to keep duplicates, dispose of the movie, or do something else with it. The only problem I have now is that I have no simple way of discovering if a new movie is already included on one or more of my lists, since the little checkmark or + sign does not appear in the new and improved(?) version. Maybe I just am not knowledgeable enough about how to get around in IMDB, but I haven't been able to reconcile the new revision to suit my purpose.

Can any member help me with this or am I just SOL?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Hypothetical situation - how to track a movie with the newly improved(?) IMDB webpage

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Just use the new drop-down, that requires a click to open instead of hovering. 

It's off to the right side of the page, pretty clearly labeled. Clicking on the down-arrow opens the pop-up which displays all your lists like the old hover-box did. But it stays open so you can add/remove from more than 1 list in a session. Hope that helps.

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80 Points

Thank you for your help.

The old way was better, for people with one list, like myself.

Any way to revert back to the old interface?

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100 Points

3 m ago

RUBBISH RUBBISH RUBBISH.

It looks like it has been designed for Kids, by Kids (sorry kids but IMDB is for grown ups).

FAR TOO MUCH WHITE SPACE.

How do I get back the Original design?

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80 Points

3 m ago

What I particularly like about this thread is the bizarre yet entertaining idea that all the requested info users now can't find is still there, somewhere on the new page. Congratulations, it's now in a new hiding place. Having the info but hiding it is NOT an accomplishment. Ah yes, how terribly Microsoftean. But an accessible info page IS an accomplishment . . . or at least it was before it succumbed to progress.

The second funniest thing is the notion that one can expect complaints from luddites when anything new happens. Much like Europeans complained when the Black Death appeared in 1346. Pretty cutting-edge, those plagues; but they're just progress, right? You'll learn to love it!

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