Monday, October 16, 2006

Lots of Movies on Google Video

Hey! There's a ton of great movies (mostly public domain) you can watch for free on Google Video. Some of these things I had spent years in the early 90s scouring the county's video stores and libraries for.

Ghostbusters (Might not last long?)
Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon Update: Here's Rashomon with English subtitles (oops!) and also AK's first film, Sugata Sanshiro (also subtitled). Props to Vili Maunula at the Akira Kurosawa News and Information Blog.
The 1915 German expressionist film The Golem
The 1920 German expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (J.C. Loophole watches this every Halloween.)
The 1922 German expressionist film Nosferatu
The 1916 adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The 1925 adaptation of A.C. Doyle's The Lost World
The 1962 Russian documentary film The Great Battle on the Volga, which used Soviet combat footage from the Battle of Stalingrad.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Vili Maunula said...

For those in the need for English subtitles, there is also a version of Rashomon at Google Video that comes with them: Rashomon with English subtitles.

Also Sanshiro Sugata, Kurosawa's debut film, is available with subtitles: Sanshiro Sugata with English subtitles.

I am trying to keep track of the Kurosawa films available at my Kurosawa blog; here is the relevant post, if I may: Akira Kurosawa News and Information.

I hope that is not too many links in one post to be automatically discarded by your blogging software as spam. :)

1:48 AM  
Blogger J.C. Loophole said...

The Germans expressionist films are great, especially one of my all time favorites The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. I managed to find a DVD copy and watch it around this time of year, every year. A little old school halloween if you will.
Shameless plug alert
What is really interesting is that the actor who plays Cesare in the film is none other than Conrad Veidt, or Major Stasser of Casablanca fame. The "making of" story about Nasferatu is interesting also. Bram Stoker's widow took producers to court over the film.

8:02 AM  
Blogger KaneCitizen said...

Thanks guys! I'll fix the AK links.

8:05 PM  
Blogger getalife said...

Did I also see tonight that network TV is allowing viewers to watch just-aired episodes? Right after watching an NBC show I swore they said it was available at their website. Becoming enlightened? One can hope.

9:17 PM  

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