Streaming Video and Downloads
From Julie Stowe’s Lauren Bacall tribute, here’s a section of the site featuring original Flash movies. You’ll need patience or a fast connection, but it’s well worth it.
From Elizabeth’s Reel Classics site, this is a nice collection of favorite movie moments, trailers, etc., mostly in .mov format.
A collection of public domain films that you can download free is the centerpiece of this site which offers free music download and links to other freebies.
From a larger site called Open Culture (a wonderful collection of great cultural resources online), here’s a listing of mostly older movies that you can view online, probably legally, we think.
A long list of links to movie trailers (over 250 movies at last count), including a few classics, in QuickTime, AVI, and MPEG formats.
Watch over 1200 full-length broadband streaming movies, short films, independent films, and television shows for free. Requires registration and free software.
Movies & Movies allows you to download and view classic movies, TV shows and other filmed entertainment for a small fee (usually $4.99).
A nice collection of Quicktime clips from the film, part of Bill Buchanan’s tribute to one of the Marx Bros. most famous efforts.
Download mostly classic films which are in the public domain by using BitTorrent. According to this site, “Instead of downloading files from a central server, you download from other people who are also downloading the file.” You will need to install a BitTorrent client to use this site.
A provider of Internet-based on-demand services directly to consumer electronics devices such as HDTVs and Blu-ray players, Vudu has just begun offering Criterion Collection films such as Fellini’s La Strada and Fritz Lang’s M as well as films by Ingmar Bergman, James Ivory and many others.
A listing of streaming movie trailers (mostly current films) from a site called Lunar Broadband, which specializes in web tv channels from around the world.
Subtitled “cartoons on demand,” this entertaining, cutting edge streaming video site offers the best of current theatrical and video game animation, plus classics like Betty Boop. A fast connection and a good streaming media player are pretty much essential.
Finally, you can download hundreds classic titles from the Warner Archive Collection or purchase them on DVD-R.