What are the best online resources for public domain films?
June 25, 2013 2:01 PM   Subscribe

I'm starting a new project and am in need of public domain films (think MST3k worthy) to use. I know of archive.org already, but what are the best repositories of public domain films out there? Bonus if they include a brief explanation as to why they are believed to be in the public domain and if they have links to high-ish quality downloads.
posted by inturnaround to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I usually tell clients to buy the dvds of films in PD, so that they can get better quality as masters, rather than use archive.org, etc.. I also do copyright searches, but Openflix can be pretty helpful. Festival Films is also a decent source.
posted by Ideefixe at 2:09 PM on June 25, 2013

Super obvious, but search YouTube as well. I'd recommend The Terror of Tiny Town if you are looking for odd and goofy films.
posted by samuelcramer at 12:31 AM on June 26, 2013

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