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 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Just curious...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Only once. Normally I don't, but it was a movie not available on DVD or VHS, so I couldn't even track down an old used videotape copy.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 9:44 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Not as often as I used to.

The last one I watched was either DAMIEN: OMEN II or DON'T GO TO SLEEP in late 2011.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

As a rule, no. I find myself getting restless very quickly if I haven't created a special atmosphere beforehand, and "computers" in general, and YouTube in particular, kill that atmosphere dead. YouTube is great for dipping into, and I've watched some documentaries on it (things that don't require a special ambience), but no, not complete films.

I have made exceptions on occasion. If there's an old, rare film that I've been wanting to see for years, and the quality is good enough, I'll watch things all the way through - with some difficulty. Only three come to mind - CASH ON DEMAND, NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM STRANGERS and NIGHT CREATURES (can you see a pattern?). I'm glad I saw them - the quality the films shine through despite everything - but it's not an activity I particularly look forward too, in fact it's almost a chore (Oh God, something else on YouTube which I just MUST watch)!

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

Sure, because I can route it through to my TV. Picture quality isn't HD, but in many cases it's perfectly watchable. I only watch films that aren't available in the UK though - if there's a DVD I'd sooner add it to my rentals queue. I'm not about to defraud the UK distributors.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   jpteacher568   (Member)

I've watched a few full length features on Youtube that are provided for free such as Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt and Saboteur. I was a bit surprised that name directors were represented, but I'm not complaining.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

You bet I do. I would think anyone who was a real movie lover like any real lover of something will not be picky on how they might see a film. I brought this up before in another thread, How those wonderful old movies became classics to us watching them on small 12' black and white TV, using rabbit ears to try to get the ghosts out. Talk to a old timer how old scratch up vinyl records were enjoyed by millions years ago and they loved the music. There are thousands and thousands of films you can't see anywhere else, a treasure trove. MANY TIMES THE PRINTS ARE PRETTY GOOD AND THE SOUND IS FINE. Even if it is not and just average, it surely is swell to see a film you have not seen in decades or never before, then not see it.Dvd's are not cheap. Monthly cable bills come with the cable movie channels and Netflix. There all fine and good but if I want to see a film, then I will if need be see it on YOU TUBE.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

When there is no other place to view a film, it's at least passable.

Right now it's the only place to view Rene Clement's 1972 thriller, LA COURSE DU LIEVRE A TRAVERS LES CHAMPS, in it's original 135 minute version with English subtitles. This film was released in a butchered 99 minute version in the U.S. as AND HOPE TO DIE. (I bought a French Canadian DVD of the complete film about two years ago only to discover it came with NO subtitles.)

Type in "full movie" and it can be quite surprising what can turn up there.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

No, usually the video quality is very low and I don't enjoy watching an entire film at my computer.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

We have youtube built into our telly, so it's just like another channel, but with a search function.
The only problem is trying to guess which films are actually on there in their entirety.
Often I will type in a title only to find a collection of trailers and making of's.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I forgot some systems can stream YouTube into the television. Mine can probably do it, I just don't have it set up.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 11:52 PM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

I never have but I am not necessarily opposed to the idea. It would have to be something difficult to find otherwise and at-least standard definition DVD quality.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 1:15 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

So far it have never happened and it is not unlikely but you never know. There is a first for everything so who knows.

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

One time only. When FSM released the score to Robinson Crusoe On Mars I wanted to see the film again because I had not seen it in 20 years. Watching a film in 10-15 minute clips isn't very enjoyable.

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Consideting that even the shortest clip can get stuttery and need buffering, I don't care to chance a feature movie with that mess.
My desk is the wrong place to watch a whole movie and laptop is too small to watch a movie for any other reason than research.

I've watched the odd hour of TV at my desk, but not because I had a choice.

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

The only full-length movie I've ever watched on YouTube was Brian De Palma's Get To Know Your Rabbit, just because I was curious about it and it's unavailable for rent on Netflix.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

When there is no other place to view a film, it's at least passable.

What he said.

I don't watch films there that are readily available elsewhere, in better formats. However, it's great for watching lost and obscure treasures from yesteryear (at least untill they're taken away).

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I have found many rare films from the 80s or early 90s on youtube with a score I want to hear. I'm very used to seeing films with norwegian subtitles, so this will be a change, but I get by...

The Heroes Of Desert Storm (Sylvester Levay)
Abduction (Sylvester Levay)
Wet Gold (Sylvester Levay)
Almost You (Jonathan Elias)
Rude Awakening (Jonathan Elias)
South Central (Tim Truman)
Where The Boys Are '84 (Sylvester Levay)
Johnny Be Goode (Jay Ferguson)
Quiet Cool (Jay Ferguson)
Crystal Heart (Joel Goldsmith)
Dead Solid Perfect (Tangerine Dream)
Skate Or Die (Jay Ferguson)

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

bump

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

The quality is pretty terrible to me, since I am used to Blu Ray. I might do it in a pinch, but not really enjoy it that much.

 
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