What are your most hard-to-find watchlist films?
By - GravityQat
[*Lanton Mills* (1969) by Terrence Malick](https://letterboxd.com/film/lanton-mills/)
According to the top review, The American Film Institute has it locked up somewhere
If you're an AFI scholar you can watch the film at the AFI as far as I know but otherwise it's impossible.
Why is this? I don't get why they would keep a short film under lock and key like that
As I understand it's not the AFI that's the reason you can only see it this way but rather Terrence Malick.
This was his thesis film for the AFI. Later (presumably when he became a big name in film) he donated a VHS copy to the AFI but he stipulated that only AFI scholars can watch the film and that the film may not be copied or checked out. That is the only copy that I can find reference to existing online. That info is all over the internet but where that originally comes from is the holy grail of coverage on 'Lanton Mills', [a 'Rohstoff film Magazin' article](https://web.archive.org/web/20120207092312/http://www.rohstoff-filmmagazin.org/contributions/Terence_Malick_Schwartzman.html) about the movie from the 2000s. I recommend anyone who is interested in the film read this because it's this best thing you can find about the movie online. The person who wrote it actually managed to see the film in the AFI and apart from the most comprehensive description out there she gives a few key pieces of info
1. the above mentioned information that Malik doesn't allow it to be seen outside the AFI.
2. That the film is not 12 minutes long as it is referenced as being all over the internet including Letterboxd but rather 17 minutes long.
3. There was a Terrence Malick My Space Group who claimed 'Lanton Mills' was their favorite film despite there being no evidence they actually saw it. Which just sounds like the most amazing thing so if anyone knows how to see that please let me know.
Interestingly I have found reference to a Rohstoff film fanzine. It appears to be a German interview fanzine from the 2000s which got a lot of high profile names in it. Online it is being sold for €6.00. However only [issue 1](https://underbelly.nu/product/fanzine-1/) (out of stock) and [issue 3](https://underbelly.nu/product/fanzine-3/) are listed. There is no reference to an issue 2 anywhere online. That is the issue the 'Lanton Mills' article was in and now the only way of seeing it is on The Way Back Machine. Did the AFI or Malick get them to remove the article and the issue it was in from circulation? I find that hard to believe but still a strange coincidence that out of the three issues that's the issue that appears to be lost to time. Also I wonder considering the other two issues seem to be made up of interviews did Malick give and interview to the fanzine. That would be out of character but it seems possible.
There was actually at least one screening of this film. There are articles from 1974 (the year after Malik made 'Badlands') in the [Village Voice](https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=waleAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B4wDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6406,1577569&hl=en) and [The New York Times](https://www.nytimes.com/1974/01/15/archives/film-sticky-my-fingers-and-4-other-early-worksthe-program.html) which both report that 'Lanton Mills' will be a part of a screenings of shorts called 'Hollywood's New Directors: Early Works' at the Whitney Museum of American art on Madison Avenue until January 23rd 1974.
The difference between this film and other hard to find movies by major auteurs is that generally in other cases there are loads of interviews with directors about that film. Malick doesn't do interviews, he doesn't even allow photos to be taken of himself so we have no info from him about the film. All we know about it comes from other people. For me this movie is a key part of Malick's mythos that goes along with his being so private. Having seen everything else Terrence Malik has made the idea of another film of his being out there is so exciting but also simultaneously since it's so hard to see really frustrating. It may come out after Malik's death (although I sincerely wish the man turns out to be immortal) but if you want to see the film now I suggest three things
1. Contact the AFI and see if they'll let you go and watch the film there. If I was in L.A. or even the US I'd actually possibly try and do that.
2. Study in the AFI so that they'll let you see the film.
3. Build a time machine and go back to 1974 New York.
The Let it Be film by Michael Lindsey Hogg. It got removed from circulation because I think the Beatles estate didn't want it around.
I found it on Vimeo a while ago but quality was really bad. Another Letterboxd user posted a pornhub link for that but it got taken down in the purge. Hope Peter Jackson's Get Back film gives us that sweet Beatles content.
I also can't find Ingmar Bergman's Face to Face or Chantal Akerkman's News from Home.
I saw it online somewhere, but yeah it was really bad quality
>Chantal Akerkman's News from Home
Criterion Channel and >!TPB!< both have it, it's damn good.
Isn't >!TPB!< riddled with viri?
I watched *News from Home* using Netflix's DVD subscription last Fall. Haven't been able to find *Toute une nuit* anywhere though.
My library has it on DVD and the quality is pretty bad there too.
the entire film is actually up on pornhub. don’t know how good the quality is but yeah, lol
> Let it Be film by Michael Lindsey Hogg
quality isn't great but seems watchable from here https://theofficetv (dot) com/movies/1134988-let-it-be
it's a little finicky but after the site loads pick the Oload2 option, if you desperately want to watch it.
Lux Aeterna by Gaspar Noe
Sean Baker’s “Take Out”
I don’t think it’s impossible but I certainly have had trouble finding anywhere to watch it
>Lux Aeterna by Gaspar Noe
If you get a VPN and set it to Australia you can watch it on Stan.
Yep was about to say this myself, have definitely seen it on Stan
i watched it yesterday because someone sent me the download link over reddit. pretty crazy film
Pm me the link if you don’t mind
check PMS 🙃
Can you maybe PM it to me too? Would love to watch it!
Can you PM it to me as well??
I checked some and only Kinder, Mütter und ein General is weirdly available in Germany. It is on YT, Amazon and Google Play.
None of it have subtitles.
Since [this site](https://www.filmportal.de/node/38311/stock) list a version with subs we know they
was at least one with subtitles.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Although it is available on blu ray I'm in the UK so would need a multiregion blu ray player first. Plus last time I bought DVDs from the USA import charges cost more than what I bought. Could be quite an expensive watch.
Pretty sure it’s on The Criterion Channel
We don't have that in the UK :(
Sign up with a VPN. You can cancel the VPN after that and keep using the channel without it.
I thought I'd read a VPN wouldn't work for that because they check your bank details. Maybe I'm mistaking it for something else.
I know three people personally who are using this method and have recommended it to others who’ve told me it worked. You get a one month free trial anyway and can probably find the same for a VPN; no harm in trying.
I live in Australia and it's worked for me.
if you're paying for a VPN you might as well just pirate it. Akerman won't be mad at you, I promise.
Or you cam just get a free trial...
Also, I’m going to assume they’d use the channel for more than one film.
You don't need a VPN. Download the criterion APK on your phone and sign up from that. Then you can log in from your laptop or any other device. It's a neat trick I learned a while ago.
It's on archive.org [here](https://archive.org/details/jeanne-dielman-23-quai-du-commerce-1080-bruxelles-akerman)
8 Femmes / 8 Women
I can’t find it streaming anywhere in the US. Might just buy the dvd. Not sure if it got a US release or if I will have to buck up and watch it w/o English subtitles.
Used to be on pornhub, but seems to be streaming nowhere. Probably available as a dvd again, but I am a broke student with a tiny apartment, so I do my best to stream it/download it before purchasing a hard copy due to money/space issues.
Regarding *8 Femmes* and subtitles, I had the same problem with *Le père Noël est une ordure*. Inter-libraried four different versions before finally getting ahold of a region 2 blu-ray with English subtitles that somehow worked on my player.
Oh shit I want to watch 8 women too
It’s my white whale… it just seems so fun and I love Catherine Deneuve
It’s so good! Can’t remember how I saw it but it’s definitely out there.
Deneuve and Huppert together too
Same! It apparently has two Region B Blu-rays, but they don't have English subs
True man, the deeper down the cinephile rabbit hole you go the more you encounter obscure af films you want to watch or films that have had garbage distribution. The world of online film piracy is fucking amazing if you know where to go.
There are movies that are harder to find on torrent and even on rando streaming sites. Lots of movies never got a home video release. Many movies released on DVD may never get a blu-ray release. Some are out of print.
Well I don't personally feel that way. But if I had to guess why others do:
(1) the legality/ethics around pirating may make people feel uncomfortable/worried
(2) lots of sites that offer "free" movies are filled with annoying pop-ups, malware, and viruses. Lots of these sites are also not always reliable.
(3) if you're looking to watch the best quality of a movie at home, you aren't as likely to get it going this route
2 and 3 may be true on illegal streaming sites but if you’re getting them via torrenting it’s flat out wrong. Especially 3 since you can get remuxes that are better quality than what you would get on any legal streaming service.
If a movie isn’t easily available on legal streaming or is out of print I wouldn’t worry much about 1.
No one is willing to make money out of it at the current time.
For me, I think it’s easier to pick an entirely different movie than to hook up my PC to my television, my PC audio to my surround system, and then go and search for a decent torrent.
That being said, I only really started buying blu-ray because I tried watching Possession. The goddamn download time took way too long for the potato ass video quality I got out of it. Maybe it was a bad link but I rage-ordered the blu-ray within 2 minutes of that shitshow of a wasted evening…
Don’t get me wrong, if it’s a newer movie, I’ll torrent/movie site the shit out of it cuz the rip is usually good… but if it’s an older or more obscure movie, I don’t trust the quality/don’t wanna waste my time gambling for shit quality.
This is just a matter of education and experience in finding what you’re looking for and setting up your system so it’s something permanently hooked up or just one cable at least. Tons of stuff is being ripped high def at smaller and smaller sizes these days. Is it on Criterion? It’s likely available on a torrent in 1080p. And that goes for other boutique labels. I still buy them, but I like to watch something before I add it to my physical collection. And I can only subscribe to so many streaming services.
people have been genuinely brainwashed into believing piracy some totally immoral and unforgivable act, even when what you're downloading isn't legally available anywhere else and/or the creators are dead and clearly aren't missing out on profit. piracy is completely necessary for the preservation of media.
I live in India where it's almost impossible to watch a significant portion of movies I'm interested in without using illegal methods. I'll stop using torrents the day Netflix starts showing Tarkovsky films.
Other than that, I don't have a DVD or Blu-ray player, so that also limits my reach 🤷♂️
The majority of movies are not available on torrent sites. At least not the open ones. Some of the ones listed in this thread are available in private torrent sites though. And others never made the jump to digital.
I think you under-estimate how many films have been produced globally in the last 100 or so years...
If I give you a list will you help me find some?
Thanks in advance! I've got 5 times as many on my search list but that feels like overkill. So I'll keep it mostly to films released in the last few years to make it easier.
Do You Like Chow Shing Chi? (2017, Kang Dong-wan)
Sukhumvit (2017, Aditya Assarat)
One Way Street (2019, Haven)
Eclipses (2011, Daniel Hui)
Two Little Soldiers (2020, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang)
Aground (2017, Georges Hsin)
Ordinary Days (2014, Kim Sang-seok)
W (2014, Chonlasit Upangkit)
A Painful Pair (2002, Hisashi Saito)
Transmissions of Unwanted Pasts (2019, Prabda Yoon)
Something to Do Before Dying (2009, Park Seong-beom)
There’s Nothing to be Afraid Of (2013, Hisashi Saito)
Sunday (2008, Travis Betz)
The Girl Across the Way (1968, Jean-Daniel Simon)
Light of a Burning Moth (2020, Liao Jiekai)
Fly Low (1999, Kim Si-un)
Zetcho (1997, Kenji Onishi)
Homatagia (2020, Chanasorn Chaikitiporn)
Plastic Love Story (2014, Rutaro Nakagawa)
Deep in the Valley (2009, Atushi Funahashi)
Wave (2001, Hiroshi Okuhara)
The City of Mirrors (2016, Truong Minh Quy)
A Fresh Start (2014, Jang Woo-jin)
We Will Be OK (2014, Baek Jae-ho)
The Trial (2018, John Williams)
The Erasers (1969, Lucien Deroisy and Rene Micha)
Hard to Say (2012, Lee Kwang-kuk)
Sowol Road (2014, Jong-Hun Shin)
Summer Rebellion (1970, Jaakko Pakkasvirta)
Kyonetsu (2017, Yuji Mitsuhashi)
The Night the Angel Turned Away (1999, Ryichi Hiroki)
Someone from Nowhere (2017, Prabda Yoon)
Last Angel (2014, Takashi Ito)
Poolside Man (2016, Hirobumi Watanabe)
From Where We’ve Fallen (2017, Feifei Wang)
Tehran: City of Love (2018, Ali Jaberansari)
Something in the Way (2013, Teddy Soeriaatmadja)
Empty by Design (2019, Andrea Walter)
Because most of those sites have malware and annoying pop-up ads. I'm rarely in the mood to deal with that. I'll usually only resort to those sites if I have no other choice.
If you have any, PM me.
If you have any links, PM me.
Hey…I’m also interested… *looks around shiftily*
A lot of Hong Kong movies from the early 70's mainly because I want to collect them on DVD or blu ray and just haven't been able to find them yet, also trying to be selective and find versions that have original language with english subs. Since dubs are the stupidest thing ever invented.
Also a lot of films from the *"In the Line of Duty/Yes, Madam!"* franchise are super hard to find. Have only been able to find **In the Line of Duty IV (1989)** on DVD so far.
* **Yes, Madam! (1985)**
* **Yes, Madam! 2 (1986)** aka **Royal Warriors**
* **In the Line of Duty III (1988)** aka **Force of Dragon**
* **In the Line of Duty V (1990)** aka **Middle Man**
* **In the Line of Duty VI (1991)** aka **Forbidden Arsenal**
* **In the Line of Duty VII (1991)** aka **Sea Wolves**
* **In the Line of Duty VIII (1992)** aka **Death Triangle** aka **Yes, Madam! '92: A Serious Shock**
* **In the Line of Duty IX (1996)** aka **Red Force 5**
also especially hard because VCD's were more popular in China than DVD's.
Older Anime's from the 80's and 90's are harder to track down as well.
**Gintama 2: Rules Are Made To Be Broken (2018)** is super hard to find for some reason.
Plus in recent years in the world of streaming platforms it gets more and more difficult to watch films that end up on a streaming platforms that I am not subscribed to and will probably never see the physical distribution light of day.
For a long time I could not find a digital or even physical copy of Happiness (1998) but I finally got to watch it recently and it was worth the wait.
Where were you able to watch this tho??
not OP but I found a copy at my local library, depending on your region the library could have a decent selection of non stream-able films.
Glad you got to see it - it's one of my top 3 films of all time.
There's a horror short called, Great Choice, about a woman who's trapped in a Red Lobster commercial that I can't find anywhere. It was included in an anthology horror series that you could buy on VHS, but they stopped selling them on their website because of the pandemic and I don't know when or if they're gonna start printing them again.
Best of luck. That sounds fascinating if pulled off well.
I’m trying to complete my quest to watch all of Brendan Fraser’s films, but I cannot for the life of me find Airheads (1994). For actual years, up until recently, it was literally no where on the internet. Justwatch now shows it’s on Cinemax in America, but I’m not in America and a VPN doesn’t work for that since you have to have a cable provider. Still stumped on how to watch it. Maybe someday I’ll find it somewhere.
Interesting. Didn't realize it was too hard to find.
I didn’t think it would be either, especially considering the cast of Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler, and Steve Buscemi (and more). It also has 32,000 watches on Letterboxd so it doesn’t come off as a niche hard to find movie. I’d love to find somewhere to watch it though so it can stop plaguing me! lol
I did see a source (not justwatch) that says it’s on UK and Ireland Netflix if anyone is able to check those (I don’t have access to my VPN until tomorrow)
Gotta be honest man I used to watch it all the time as a kid on Comedy Central. I feel for you cause it's a pretty fun time.
Yeah I imagine it’s gotta be out there somewhere that I can access, maybe it will pop up soon!
What about the DVD? Maybe hard to get where you are?
Yeah no chance lol I’ve never seen it and I imagine if I ordered from the US it would be region locked
Probably so. I can say it is a great flick though. Good luck to you!
Thanks! I’ll keep on keeping on
[Careful How You Go](https://letterboxd.com/film/careful-how-you-go/) from Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell and starring Phoebe Waller Bridge.
I've tried (unsuccessfully) to find this too
Hisayasu Sato's Muscle and a bunch of his other movies (although I did manage to track down a few).
The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack)
AIDOL (Lawrence Lek)
My First Film (Zia Anger)
The Deadly Spawn (1983) & Necronomicon (1993). Always out of print and costing a pretty penny on eBay for the Blu-ray.
>The Deadly Spawn
I got lucky enough to see a screening of this at the Texas Theatre.
That’s awesome! I’m yet to ever see it. Seeing old horror flicks in the theater is one of my favorite things ever.
It was a ripped VHS recording. Still a fun watch. Depending on where you live to, you can find screenings like this.
We have a classic theater in Richmond, VA called the Byrd. They play a bunch of horror oldies in October. It’s the best.
I finally got ahold of Evangelion 1.11 after trying to get it for months, and now I’m trying to find an affordable version of the Cowboy Bebop movie.
Tiger (2011) by Bi Gan
PROTOTYPE by Blake Williams - I think this one is literally impossible to find. Avant-garde flick that played at TIFF in 2017, crucially in 3D so finding it online would basically defeat the purpose even if I could somehow. My only hope is probably catching it at some kind of art installation one day lol.
On the Silver Globe. If anyone could help me with this one I'd love it. As far as I know it plays in theaters once in a while but that's it. I'm not by any big city so it's unlikely that'll happen near me.
Hanagatami by Obayashi (director of Hausu). Never got a U.S. release, only blu-ray I can find is region B.
I have a copy of On the Silver Globe, message me and I will try and find a way to send it to you.
Another commenter sent a streaming link that works but I appreciate the offer dude!
[On the Silver Globe streaming link.](http://exmilitai.re/film) To my knowledge, this is a reputable streaming site. Don't know about any region-locking but this might work for you.
Holy shit it’s perfect. Thank you so much dude!
how to make the cruelest month, ma vie en rose, alice in russialand, the stringer, an eviction notice, + death of sentiment
There’s more, but La Dolce Vita is pretty damn hard to find.
You might find it on Mubi
This was among several hard to find titles that I ended up watching with a Netflix DVD subscription last Fall.
They still do dvd subscriptions? Wow, I did not think that they’d still be doing those.
Yeah, I'd almost forgotten about it. It was a reasonably easy way for me to get my hands on a few titles, even though turnaround time was a little sluggish compared to their pre-streaming days. Also, while many titles were immediately available, for some titles, there was a wait and the wait estimate was unreliable. There were a couple of titles that I did end up buying or gave up on because the wait time bounced around so much-- would go from very long wait to long wait and then to short wait and then to available and then even when it was at the top of my queue would somehow go back to very long wait or change to completely unavailable. Since my queue was not endless (I used it only for things I couldn't find streaming) I wasn't going to keep paying a monthly fee on the off-chance that one of those titles would eventually get out of wait status and show up in mailbox.
i have a link
I cannot for the life of me find Zhang Yimou's Raise the Red Lantern in HD at a reasonable price.
Oh boy, this Australian box set coming in September looks tremendous
Feel like Chinese films in general are absolutely terrible when it comes to distribution.
Yep. Even stuff like the Criterion collection has exactly zero mainland Chinese releases. Its kind of crazy tbh.
I'm having this trouble with a lot of Southeast Asia films.
Most of Tsai Ming-liang's films don't have a HD release and he's one of the most reputable filmmakers of the last 20 years.
Tsai’s are slowly getting bluray releases. There was one for Goodbye, Dragon Inn a few months ago.
*Rebels of the Neon God* also has a new restoration print. Which means there will hopefully be a blu-ray of that one soon-ish.
That’s good to hear. I’m looking forward to getting a good release of The Hole and What Time is it There?
Definitely. Those two in particular are my favorites.
It's available on IMDbTV. HD even. https://www.imdb.com/tv/watch/tt0101640
Unfortunately that's not available in the UK where I'm based.
Ikiru. Not available anywhere in Norway, found an old, used criterion DVD on the Norway-equivalent Craigslist for like 20$, and that's it
Sign up with a VPN (free trial) for the Criterion Channel, it’s there. You can even cancel the VPN immediately afterwards because you don’t need it after that
If someone can help me find "Dangerous Encounters of the first kind (1980)", it'll be really great. I want to watch it for my Asian Cinema Challenge but can't find it anywhere.
i've watched on youtube, but it has only portugese subtitles
I wanted to see more of Destin Daniel Cretton, because I love Short Term 12. So I saw Drakmar on there, saw it only had 30 watches or so, looked all around for it, found two listings for the dvd, on for $80 and another for $5, safe to say I bought the cheap one, still in its wrapping.
It probably wasnt worth the trouble, but I now own it.
Palo Alto, hardly anyone even has it here in Canada
It's available to stream on Popcornflix and Hoopla.
I don’t have Hoopla, my local library only supports Kanopy and it’s not on there
Thanks for saying Popcornflix, never realized that was an option
I think Popcornflix is free with ads.
I’ve actually found it. Thank you!
Oh nvm, Popcornflix says it’s not available to watch in Canada.
*insert Uncut Gems “why the fuck would you show me something if I can’t have it?” Scene*
How strange... [Justwatch.ca](https://Justwatch.ca) said that it was available. I guess you'll have to buy a DVD, then.
Yep, fuck me sideways, it also appears that the DVD has very limited availability here too
[Nothing](https://letterboxd.com/film/nothing/). I saw it and thought the concept was cool but i cant find it anywhere
I loved this and bought it on DVD way back when. So sad to see it's unavailable, wtf. Now I feel like I should rewatch it...
It’s on youtube
I’ve been wanting to watch Girlfriends for a while but I can’t find it anywhere. Not even with a vpn.
Living in Italy it's so hard to find movies since even if you find one it is most likely to be dubbed, so fml...
* [Maborosi (1995)](https://letterboxd.com/film/maborosi/) is one I wanted to watch for a long time
* But, the one movie I've been looking for, by now, for years is [Finisterrae (2010)](https://letterboxd.com/film/finisterrae/). At this point I'm not even sure that this movie exists... I wanted to contact the director to ask if there is a DVD/Blu-Ray I could get directly from him, but I found no way to contact him. If anybody knows a way to watch this movie please let me know, I'll accept english, italian, or polish subtitles.
After hours (1985) was so hard to find anywhere so I had to rent it on youtube instead.
Evangelion 1.11 and 2.22 was hard to find too but not too hard.
That shit is (or was several months ago) on HBO Max
I am from the uk and hbo max isn't here.
[The Day The Clown Cried](https://letterboxd.com/film/the-day-the-clown-cried-1972/)
Talking About Trees (2019); Tristeza e Alegria na Vida das Girafas (2019); Iskra (2017).
The first one was in an online festival in Mexico during the pandemic, and the other two were shown at the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City, but were not distributed to other cities.
Have a few that I wanted to watch for a while but couldn't locate anywhere:
To Liv(e) - 1992
Kierion - (1968)
322 - (1970)
Une Aventure - (2005)
Don't let me die on a Sunday - (1999)
celluloid nightmares (1988) by hisayasu satô. simply can't find it anywhere
I Am as Free and as Slender as a Deer On a Plain
I want to see it soooo bad, just based on the description & 20 second trailer. It’s impossible to find though, it was in one really tiny film festival and won no awards.
A couple of mine have to be The Beast of Hollow Mountain, House of Bamboo, and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
*Joyful Mystery* (1984). I can’t find this film anywhere.
(if any of u have a link i’m begging for u to send it to me)
Documentaries about Sartre!
Taiga by Ulrike Uttinger, apparently only individually serial numbered copies can be bought Directly from her, and they go for like $200 a copy
Ok so this is a great excuse to talk about whatever this is. [F2](https://letterboxd.com/film/f2/) is a movie by Jean-Pascal Auberge. This is a movie that has existed at some point by a person that has been alive at some point. I've done research and found evidence of the films existence but I have no is no trace of the video on the internet at all. I don't even know how I stumbled across this or why it's on my watchlist or why I tried so hard to find it.
It seems that your comment contains 1 or more links that are hard to tap for mobile users.
I will extend those so they're easier for our sausage fingers to click!
[Here is link number 1 - Previous text "F2"](https://letterboxd.com/film/f2/)
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There’s a TV movie from 1970 called The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens that stars Anthony Hopkins as Charles Dickens and a plethora of other British stars such as Freddie Jones and Stanley Holloway. Hopkins was nominated for a BAFTA for his role. As far as I know, it never aired again and has been unavailable since.
Highly rated films on my watchlist are always a priority. Here are the hard-to-find ones that are rated 4.3 or higher:
Twenty Years Later (1984)
A Dog’s Will (2000)
Rio, North Zone (1957)
Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2002)
The Given Word (1962)
Eternity and a Day (1998)
Much Ado About Nothing (2011)
They Don’t Wear Black Tie (1981)
The Fifth Seal (1976)
Welfare (1975) - only on Kanopy, which I don't have access to
Kit Kat (1991)
Manuel on the Island of Wonders (1984)
Eternity and a Day and The Fifth Seal occasionally end up on Youtube. Just... keep trying those. Not sure about any of the others.
A Dog's Will (2000) is available on Vimeo for free: https://vimeo.com/187383441
Terrific. Thank you!
Bleeder by Nicholas winding refn
Salo and Ilsa The She Wolf of the SS - yeah I’m that guy whatever but these movies (probably for good reason) don’t even have rentals available on streaming, and let’s be honest, I don’t want to have a physical collection of those movies at my house…
I’ve also recently become a big fan of Asian horror so I’ve been having trouble finding places to watch or find those. Movies like Suicide Club, Premonition, and Oldboy, not really sure where to find those online and I’m not quite interested enough to import them, so the list is just sort of in limbo
Salo has a release and is worth having due to its subtext. It's a good film
My buddy and I watched Isla a few months ago and it's not really worth the hunt. I've seen my fair share of exploitation and I don't get this particular film's reputation. (He found the DVD at a flea market.)
I have been searching for the full series from 2000(s) called Hitler's Holocaust (originally called Holokaust)
The show I am looking for has 6 episodes as shown here: [https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/hitlers-holocaust/season-1](https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/hitlers-holocaust/season-1)
I would pay for it even (within reason) but I cannot find it whatsoever.
It is “available” on Amazon prime but says not available in my region (US). I tried to use a VPN and access it from a few different countries but no such luck.
[Fresh Kill (1994)](https://letterboxd.com/film/film:311346/)
[Teenage Tupelo (1995)](https://letterboxd.com/film/teenage-tupelo/)
[Red Spirit Lake (1993)](https://letterboxd.com/film/red-spirit-lake/)
Basically everything on my watchlist is fairly known so it's rentable on Prime.
The only thing on it that is particularly obscure are the Marcel Pagnol movies, which we have on DVD anyway.
Same with The Commitments.
High school (1968) used to be on youtube and it's on kanopy but my library isn't on there and I am not a student
I don’t know if this helps but there are lots of libraries that let you get a card even if you don’t live there. Charlotte-Mecklenburg is the first one that comes to mind, I know for sure they do non-resident cards for about $45. And they’re a pretty big/affluent library so I’m pretty sure they have a fair selection on Kanopy (plus if you read books you’d get access to their ebooks and stuff too).
One of the NY libraries does it too but I don’t have any specific info right now. Maybe the NY public library? Idk, but I imagine they’d have quite a selection as well.
Thank you! I'll have to look into that!
Uzumaki (2000), no matter how hard i try I cannot find this movie
I have around 700 movies in watch list from them these two are always hard to find anywhere.
Uranya - 2006.
Obsession - 1997.
My favorite film from 90s lately
KISAPMATA, I can't find it anywhere!
[*Haute Cuisine* (2019)](https://letterboxd.com/film/haute-cuisine-2019/) a.k.a. *Nouvelle Saveur*
Short film with a really intriguing premise. Been periodically trying to find it *anywhere* for the past half a year and found nothing. Not even torrents. Closest I ever got was a site that required a French university account.
There's one Bette Davis film which seems impossible to locate - Seed, from 1931 - [https://letterboxd.com/film/seed-1931/](https://letterboxd.com/film/seed-1931/). 96 people have seen it but it is not in any of the usual places.
Melvin and Howard is pretty hard to find
I had a lot of 80s SOV stuff on my list that I've never seen anywhere, not even rips. Also a lot of the video nasties that are cut or still out right banned.
Cleared my watchlist a few months ago, went from 8k to 500+.
Not ideal but just wanted to focus on things that were readily available to watch.
Little Treasure (1985). I can’t find this movie to save my fucking life. Alan Sharp directed it, it’s his only directorial effort. He was one of the seminal screenwriters of the seventies. Wrote Night Moves. I’d love to find it, but no dice.
dying to watch [El Golfo](https://letterboxd.com/film/el-golfo/) but cant find it with English subs- bought the DVD too hoping it would come with subtitles.
Also [Lucifer](https://letterboxd.com/film/lucifer-2014/) (2014) : ( im down to pay for/rent films i just cant find em!
I’ve been doing a filmography watch of Christian Slater’s movies, and found out he directed a short film called Museum of Love for HBO(https://letterboxd.com/film/museum-of-love/). There’s no sign that it ever got a physical release and it’s not on any HBO service afaik. So I’ll have to find someone’s copy taped from TV I suppose.