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#1 Manolis

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:42 AM

Hello there! :-) My name is Manolis and I come from Athens, Greece.

 

I know it is illegal to download movies from the internet and I apologise in advance for that. However, I wanted to download some movies of the european cinema of the 50s, 60s and 70s that I cannot possibly find at my local video club. Is there a safer way to download these movies?  Can I download movies and at the same time make sure my pc doesn't contract a virus?

 

Thank you!



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:05 PM

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Girl in Black (Greek: ?? ????ts? µe ta ?a??a) is a 1956 Greek dramatic film by the Cypriot director Michael Cacoyannis starring Dimitris Horn and Ellie Lambeti. The film takes place on the Greek island of Hydra, where two Athenian visitors become entangled in local feuds after one of them falls in love with a local girl.

It was one of the first Greek films to achieve international recognition (Golden Globe award).

 

Many of the "rapid fire" Greek movies have no links left, but some still do.

I have highlighted a few in Blue (has links) or Red/Brown (no links)

You can follow these if you wish -

My computer will not show all Greek writing, but I found this interesting

A Girl in Black /  Michael Cacoyannis, 1956 <= Contains further links here -

 

1950s

Main article: List of Greek films of the 1950s

O methystakas / ? µe??sta?a? (The Drunkard), George Tzavellas, 1950
Kyriakatiko xypnima / ????a??t??? ??p??µa (Windfall in Athens), Michael Cacoyannis , 1954,sw
Rate pontikaki / ?? ???t????? (The little mouse), Nikos Tsiforos , 1954,ht
? Kalpiki lira / ? ???p??? ???a (The Counterfeit Coin), George Tzavellas, 1955
Stella / St???a, Michael Cacoyannis, 1955,cy
?a???? ????? / magician Polis (Magic City), 1955,pl
? ??pa?? t?? ?e?sef???? / I Arpagi tis Persefonis , 1956,eo
A Girl in Black / ?? ????ts? µe ta ?a??a, Michael Cacoyannis, 1956,cy
? ?????? / O Drakos , 1956,sl
?a?? s?? ??a p??ta / heap on Gia Panta (Beside You Forever), 1956,ht
Protefousianikes adventures / Protevousianikes Peripeteies , 1956,el
To koritsi as paramythia / ?? ????ts? µe ta pa?aµ???a, 1956,mi
Maria Pentagiotissa / ?a??a ?e?ta???t?ssa, 1957
T?µa ??µ?? / To Telefteo psemma (A Matter of Dignity), Michael Cacoyannis, 1957
Is the Divine Girl / Echei Theio to koritsi , 1957,el
? G??a???? / O Gynaikas (The Lady), 1957,ht
The sharks / O Megalokarcharias , 1957,el
Erotas stous ammolofous / ???ta? st??? aµµ???f??? = Love in the dunes, 1958
And Mimics when i Mairi / ? ??µ???? ?a? ? ?a??? 1958,lt
Charoumeni Alites / Happy Tramp, 1958,el
Diakopes Stin Aegina / Holidays in Aegina, 1958,el
Lantern Mia, Mia Zoi / ??a ?at???a, ??a ??? (Socrates Kapsaskis), 1958,et
O Leftas / ? ?eft??, 1958
Misogynis O / O misogynist, 1958,el
We Have Only One Life / ??a ??? t?? ????µe (Mia Zoi tin Échome), 1958
Astero / ?st???, 1959
Dada Me to zori / Nanny barely, 1959,el
I Liza to' skase / ? ???a t?’s?ase ([Lisa, Tosca of Athens, USA] [Lisa, the Greek Tosca, UK]) (Sokrates Kapsaskis), 1959
? ?aß?????a / I Zaboliara , 1959,eu
The historical erotica (Socrates Kapsaskis) / ???t???? ?st???e? 1959,lt
Moussitsa / ???s?tsa, 1959
? ??sa???? t?? µa?a??t? / O thisavros tou makariti (Dead Man's Treasure), 1959
Xylo vyge apo ton paradeiso / wood came from Paradise, 1959,el

 

I did find a site, but it was a Fee based (Cost per download) site -



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:14 PM

Hello there! :-) My name is Manolis and I come from Athens, Greece.
 
I know it is illegal to download movies from the internet and I apologise in advance for that. However, I wanted to download some movies of the european cinema of the 50s, 60s and 70s that I cannot possibly find at my local video club. Is there a safer way to download these movies?  Can I download movies and at the same time make sure my pc doesn't contract a virus?
 
Thank you!

Short answer to that is NO, since the forum or download site origin is ???????????????????????
 

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 07:13 PM

Hello there! :-) My name is Manolis and I come from Athens, Greece.

 

I know it is illegal to download movies from the internet and I apologise in advance for that. However, I wanted to download some movies of the european cinema of the 50s, 60s and 70s that I cannot possibly find at my local video club. Is there a safer way to download these movies?  Can I download movies and at the same time make sure my pc doesn't contract a virus?

 

Thank you!

 

 

The correct answer to your question is it depends. You're not talking about Hollywood movies. The kind of films you are talking about may not have a copyright. They could be public domain. I don't know what search engine you would use or if you would search in English or Greek. Look for individual films and see what kind of results you get. You might be surprised at what is out there.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

I don't know if they have anything that you're looking for - Internet Archive Moving Image Archive

 

You may find more than you thought because the copyright on the older stuff has elapsed.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:40 PM

Hello guys! Thank you all so much for your answers! :-)

 

@noknojon: Thank you so much for your links! I really appreciate it! The truth is though I am not searching for Greek movies but movies from the Swedish or Italian cinema (for example Ingmar Bergman, Fellini, Antonioni etc). Nevertheless, thank you so much!

 

@crazy cat: Thank you for your answer! Well usually I use Utorrent to download movies because there is a vast variety and I can find what I want. I forgot to mention that. Is it possible to protect my pc from viruses while using Utorrent?

 

@frankp316; Thank you for your answer! I usually use Utorrent to download movies and it is quite useful. However, I recently contracted a virus probably by downloading a movie and I wouldn't like this to happen again. Is it possible to keep downloading movies from Utorrent and still keep my pc safe?

 

@RKilroy: Thank you for your answer! I will check out the link!

 

Once again thank you guys for your answers! :-)

 

All the best!



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:54 PM

Another option is to check for cheap and used movies at ebay.

Then you don't have to worry about going to an unknown site and possibly getting your machine infected.
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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

Hello guys! Thank you all so much for your answers! :-)

 

@noknojon: Thank you so much for your links! I really appreciate it! The truth is though I am not searching for Greek movies but movies from the Swedish or Italian cinema (for example Ingmar Bergman, Fellini, Antonioni etc). Nevertheless, thank you so much!

 

@crazy cat: Thank you for your answer! Well usually I use Utorrent to download movies because there is a vast variety and I can find what I want. I forgot to mention that. Is it possible to protect my pc from viruses while using Utorrent?

 

@frankp316; Thank you for your answer! I usually use Utorrent to download movies and it is quite useful. However, I recently contracted a virus probably by downloading a movie and I wouldn't like this to happen again. Is it possible to keep downloading movies from Utorrent and still keep my pc safe?

 

@RKilroy: Thank you for your answer! I will check out the link!

 

Once again thank you guys for your answers! :-)

 

All the best!

 

 

 

Stay away from uTorrent. It's too easy to catch something. Films from the kind of famous directors you are talking about are unlikely to be available for free. One company that specializes in this kind of film is The Criterion Collection. http://www.criterion.com/ I got The Seven Samurai at my local Best Buy. These days a lot of folks here use Netflix. They announced European expansion plans last month.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:36 PM

Ok! Thank you both for your answers! :-)

 

All the best!



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:11 AM

I've never come across a malware embedded in a video file. (I've downloaded 1000's of movies) Sure, I've seen the fakes asking you to download "whatever" codec, which is actually a malware package. Correct me if I'm wrong, but movie files don't infect your machine... cannot, in fact.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

While media files cannot directly infect your machine specially crafted video files can infect your machine if played with a player they exploit.

 

Another method would be to change the icon of the video file to a player icon even though file extension to an EXE.  This method has been used successfully, most recently with Cryptolocker looking like a PDF, but actually being an EXE.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:44 AM

Yes a file could actually be an executable containing malicious code disguised as another file. This is designed to trick users into opening a file type which can execute malicious code without the victim knowing. This can be done using double file extensions...adding an executable extension (.exe, .pif, .com, .vbs, etc) to the end of .txt such as anyfile.jpg.exe so that it appears to be a text file. In some cases, you may not see the double extension because file extensions are hidden by default in Windows. If you have chosen the option to unhide file extensions, you still may be fooled if the malware writer named the .txt file with extra spaces before the ".exe" extension such as shown here ([i]click Figure 1 to enlarge[i]). The real extension is hidden because the column width is too narrow to reveal the complete name and the tiny dots in between are nearly invisible.
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:49 PM

good ol' Windows... making things easier by hiding known extensions by default. apparently a protection measure to stop idiots changing the extension.

 

I just love these lowest common denominator fooleries.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

QM7's MODUS OPERANDI:
"Knowledge and the ability to use it is the best defensive tool anyone could have. An uninformed user can be their own worst enemy when acting in ignorance."

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