Today on my google homepage there was a link to Sashiro Sugata, Akira Kurosawa’s early judo movie (remade by Johnny To as Throw Down), available in its entirety. Made me wonder what other great directors’ films were available for free for anyone who would deign to watch a feature film on their computer screen. So I did a google search for the following directors:
Orson Welles: just one feature, The Stranger.
Alfred Hitchcock: Sabotage, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 version), The Ring, Number 17, Jamaica Inn, Young and Innocent, Secret Agent, Blackmail, The 39 Steps, Juno and the Paycock, The Lodger. Most of these are public domain. Note that some of these are $1.99 through some online video service working through Google.
Jean Renoir: just random clips from films
Stanley Kubrick: nada
Federico Fellini: random clips
Yasujiro Ozu:nada (though there’s a 9 min French documentary clip on Setsuko Hara)
Akira Kurosawa: Rashomon, Ikiru, Sanshiro Sugata
Curious: how many of you would watch any of these (or other films) on your computer?