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Movies/TV officially released for free (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)

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Sometimes, especially with older films or cult classics, the company that owns a movie or TV show decides to post them online for free. And sometimes a single episode of a show might be posted online to entice people to buy a full DVD or Blu-ray box set. This thread aims to make a collection of all of these officially posted movies and TV shows.

I also made a similar thread for films that are available online because they have fallen into the public domain;
Public Domain Movies (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)

POSTING GUIDELINES
Make sure that the video is officially released! Do not post films uploaded by random users that simply haven’t been taken down by YouTube, Vimeo, etc. yet.
Keep the thumbnail small, please. Either find a small image or simply post the YouTube thumbnail (like this). Alternatively you can PM ZkinandBonez and I’ll make one for you.
• Any additional information about the film would be appreciated, such as links to the film’s IMDb or Wikipedia page.
• Please post any relevant technical information like the runtime, video resolution, and in the case of non-English films please point out if subtitles are available (DON’T post movies if they do not have subtitles).
• Only post videos containing just the movie. i.e. no added intros, outros, mirrored videos, cropped videos, tweaked audio, etc. This means that the uploader, who does not own the film, is trying to trick the YouTube algorithm.

A Chronological INDEX… (click on ‘Expand’ to see the Index)

FEATURE FILMS
Solaris (1972 - Russian, sci-fi, drama, mystery)
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974 - horror, adventure)
Office Romance (1977 - Russian, comedy)
Stalker (1979 - Russian, drama, sci-fi, avant-garde)

TV EPISODES
Secret Agent (aka Danger Man): S1E1 - “View From The Villa” (1960 - action, crime)
The Saint: S1E1 - “The Talented Husband” (1962 - action, crime)
The Saint: S1E2 - “The Fellow Traveler” (1963 - action, crime) scroll down
The Prisoner: S1E1 - “Arrival” (1967 - sci-fi, mystery, avant-garde)
Space: 1999: S1E1 - “Breakaway” (1975 - sci-fi)

NOTE: If one of the videos should be deleted from YouTube/Vimeo/etc. please PM ZkinandBonez so that the link can either be replaced or labelled as defunct. Alternatively PM oojason or one of the other mods.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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I’ll start off with the first episode of Gerry & Sylvia Anderson’s Space: 1999.

Space: 1999: Season 1 Episode 1 - “Breakaway” (1975)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6BXaGEuqxo - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (50 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
Commander John Koenig, the new commander of Moonbase Alpha, leads the investigation of a mysterious disease at the station and uncovers evidence of a far greater looming disaster.

Directed by Lee H. Katzin.

Cast:
Martin Landau & Barbara Bain.

Trivia:
The show was originally conceived as a new season of Gerry & Sylvia Anderson’s UFO (1970). Consideration had been made to produce the series in Hollywood, but it was decided Britain would be more cost-effective.

IMDb link (for episode 1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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I discovered this show quite recently and it’s already become one of my favourites. As with many movies and TV shows in the 60’s, this was initially an attempt to cash in on “Bond Fever”, but it’s unique blend of sci-fi, avant-garde film techniques and anti-authoritarian themes made it one of themost memorable TV series of all time.

The Prisoner: Season 1 Episode 1 - “Arrival” (1967)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aA_4ziPsA4 - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (49 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
After resigning, a secret agent finds himself trapped in a bizarre prison known only as The Village.

Directed by Don Chaffey.

Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Virginia Maskell & Guy Doleman.

Trivia:
• Some sources indicate leading man Patrick McGoohan was the sole or primary creator of the show.
• An officially licensed novel based on The Prisoner, published in 1969, refers to Number Six as “Drake”, implying that Patrick McGoohan’s character in this series is the same as in his previous show Secret Agent (originally titled Danger Man in the UK).

IMDb link (for episode 1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Before co-creating and starring in The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan played “Drake, John Drake”, and no that is not a James Bond reference, this show predated the Bond franchise by almost two years. Ironic, considering how it’s now largey remembered as a “Bond Fever” cash-in.

Secret Agent: Season 1 Episode 1 - “View From The Villa” (1960)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiFZJ_PlLVM - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (26 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
Agent John Drake goes to the seaside resort of Portmeirion while investigating the murder of a banker.

Directed by Terry Bishop.

Cast: Patrick McGoohan & Barbara Shelley.

Trivia:
The show’s original UK title was Danger Man. It was retitled as Secret Agent in the United States, and Destination Danger and John Drake in other overseas markets.

IMDb link (for S1E1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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The first episode of season 1 & 2 of the series which made Roger Moore famous before he was cast as James Bond.

The Saint: Season 1 Episode 1 - “The Talented Husband” (1962)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2OUfs3kl98&t - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (51 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
Simon finds himself with a glamorous partner when circumstances lead him into protecting a lovely woman from her wife-killing husband.

Directed by Michael Truman.

Cast: Roger Moore, Derek Farr & Shirley Eaton.

Trivia:
The show was based on the literary character Simon Templar created by Leslie Charteris in the 1920s and featured in many novels over the years.

IMDb link (for S1E1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.


The Saint: Season 2 Episode 1 - “The Fellow Traveler” (1963)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aA_4ziPsA4 - from the Shout! Factory YouTube channel (49 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
Simon encounters drama in a bus shelter. It involves sudden death, sabotage and a very beautiful woman.

Directed by Peter Yates.

Cast: Roger Moore, Dawn Addams & Glyn Owen.

Trivia:
With almost 120 episodes, the programme is exceeded only by The Avengers as the most productive show of its genre produced in the UK.

IMDb link (for S2E1)
Wikipedia article (for entire series)

Some additional information about Shout! Factory:
A diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up first-run feature films, original, contemporary, and classic TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Office Romance (1977) from the official Mosfilm YouTube Channel. Two hours and forty minutes long. 1080p with English Subtitles.

https://youtu.be/hR-1QGMK75c

https://youtu.be/kUNy3NrxZAc

Synopsis:

“Office Romance” is about what love can do with the boss, Mymra Kalugina, and with the muffled subordinate Novoseltsev, a single father who has two children: “a boy and … another boy.” And also, what will Kalugina’s deputy, Kalugina’s secretary, Novovseltsev’s friend and Shura’s social activist say about this. A brilliant comedy by Eldar Ryazanov.

Trivia:

Ranked 19th in attendance among domestic films in the entire history of Soviet film distribution; the best film according to the survey of the magazine “Soviet Screen” in 1979.

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"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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I got the chance to see this film for the first time in the theater recently, and although it’s about as slow a movie as you can get, and it definitely isn’t for everyone, it’s one of those films that stays with you for days.

Stalker (1979)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGRDYpCmMcM - from the FSUE Mosfilm cinema concern YouTube channel (2 hours 35 mins long - 1080p - Eng. subtitles)

Synopsis:
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

Cast: Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn & Nikolai Grinko.

Trivia:
Stalker was Andrei Tarkovsky’s final film made in the Soviet Union before his defection.
• Several people involved in the film’s production, including Tarkovsky, died from causes that some crew members attributed to the film’s long shooting schedule near a toxic chemical plant.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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The so-called “Russia’s answer to 2001”. A somewhat unfair comparison as the two films are night and day. In true fashion to director Andrei Tarkovsky, his sci-fi masterpiece isn’t really a sci-fi film at all, but, like Stalker, a serious exploration of the human condition.

Solaris (1972)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-4KydP92ss&list=PL4dWJMOQ_a1Ri0jUrgVCrhwst-U0s851C&index=7 - Part 1 (1 hour 15 mins long - 1080p - Eng. subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXa6XpaxBS0&list=PL4dWJMOQ_a1Ri0jUrgVCrhwst-U0s851C&index=8 - Part 2 (1 hour 23 mins long - 1080p - Eng. subtitles)
from the FSUE Mosfilm cinema concern YouTube channel.

Synopsis:
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Directed by Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

Cast: Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk & Jüri Järvet.

Trivia:
Solaris was one of the favourite films of famous American director Stanley Kubrick. The appreciation, however, wasn’t mutual and Tarkovsky supposedly made Solaris in an attempt to one-up Kubrick after he had seen 2001: A Space Odyssey,
a film which he referred to as “cold and sterile.”

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Hardly one of Hammer Studios’ best movies, which is probably why it’s available on YouTube for free, but still considered by cult classic for its unusual mix of supernatural horror and swashbuckling action.

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsWAVsRefSg - from the official Hammer YouTube channel (1 hour 27 mins long - 1080p)

Synopsis:
A master swordsman and former soldier hunt vampires with his hunchbacked assistant.

Directed by Brian Clemens.

Cast: Horst Janson, John Carson & Caroline Munro.

Trivia:
Captain Kronos was supposed to launch a series of new Hammer film productions but, in the 1970s, Hammer studio developed financial issues and closed down.

IMDb link
Wikipedia article

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.