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Where do you watch old films?

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margaritasbythesea Sun 04-Dec-16 20:03:06

I have had trials of both amazon prime and netflix because I wanted to watch a lot of films. I wanted to catch up on lots I have missed in the last ten years but also to watch some old classics both from Hollywood and elsewhere. I didn't find a lot of these kinds of films on either service. I did find a few on youtube but most of them have 'click the link to see the full film' messages and I am very dubious about these (I don't know if I am right or wrong to be). Is it still just aquestion of buyig the DVDs or is there another sevce more in line with what I want.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 04-Dec-16 20:03:51

BFI has quite a few

margaritasbythesea Sun 04-Dec-16 20:24:48

Good suggestion. That'll keep me going for a while. Thanks.

EternityNow Tue 06-Dec-16 09:56:50

Internet has everything

margaritasbythesea Tue 06-Dec-16 10:22:15

I'm a bit loathe to download things from unknown sites though. I don't know if I am right to be suspicious but I use my computer for work and if it goes wrong I am buggered

GladysKravitz Tue 13-Dec-16 21:16:55

Netflix isn't very good for old classics although there are a few (It Happened One Night is wonderful, we watched it recently) and pirate bay is down at the moment. The torrenting sites aren't great for obscure-ish old films anyway.

I keep an eye on TCM, film4, bbc2 and channel 4 for old films (go through the tv guide every week and set any to record), and I have a wishlist search for particular old films I want to see and my TiVo then records them when they're on.

Also ebay has a lot of old films for sale, some just a couple of quid.

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Tue 13-Dec-16 21:30:06

Apart from the hundreds dh has in dvd (usually from Amazon market place very very cheap and chazza shops) I've used this and another that I need to look for. Hang on. I love old films.

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Tue 13-Dec-16 21:34:38

this one it's not been updated for a bit though. On you tube you can usually find them in parts, don't follow links.

margaritasbythesea Wed 14-Dec-16 06:15:27

Many thanks for those and to confirm what I thought about links.

We're in Spain at the moment which rules out TCM etc while we're here and also bumps up postage for DVDs but I will do it that way when we get back to the uk.

I like torrenting sites! Autocorrect for streaming?

margaritasbythesea Wed 14-Dec-16 06:16:26

OK that black and white movies one looks great!

margaritasbythesea Wed 14-Dec-16 06:18:08

Both of them!

Davros Wed 14-Dec-16 23:54:11

Apple TV is quite good for old classics. I also check London Live every day, they show some great Ines, but you may not be able to get it

margaritasbythesea Thu 15-Dec-16 06:23:58

Thanks David.

margaritasbythesea Thu 15-Dec-16 06:24:17

Autocorrect! Davros

PossumInAPearTree Thu 15-Dec-16 06:54:55

Get an amazon fire stick and put kodi on it. Then you're streaming stuff via the stick not your computer.

MsAmerica Sun 18-Dec-16 21:55:40

I'm lucky enough to live in a city with multiple theaters (including museums) that show classic movies. It's great. You get the pleasure of being with a like-minded audience, and it's particularly fun if there's a live pianist for silent movies.

Do none of you have theater options?

margaritasbythesea Mon 19-Dec-16 07:05:11

I don't. I either live in rural Wales or I Spain where they dub foreign films in the most horrible way. I've never seen any old movies on either.

Davros Mon 19-Dec-16 22:06:47

With school age kids it's not possible to get enough of a classic movie fix at cinemas or theatres. I still say get Apple TV. Mind you, they've got a new one out and it's much more expensive. Try CEX?

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