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This is why I still continue to share classic movies!
« on: January 26, 2019, 02:31:18 PM »

This is why I continue to share oldies! This movie is not only old as shit, its obscure. Yet, there are still fans of this movie (who still remember it!). over 90 people downloaded this movie, and I posted it only 3 days ago. This is why I see torrents so differently from most people. It's not just a way to "illegally download." It's also a way to acquire history we would have never gotten otherwise. These movies does no one any good, if they're locked away in copyright (or sometimes public domain all kept in a central place (un-shared)). You may think that nobody wants these, but they're plenty of people who do. But sadly, I've recently come to realize that foreigners around the world download care more about American history than Americans. Now that's a fucking shame.

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Re: This is why I still continue to share classic movies!
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 07:45:03 AM »

This is why I continue to share oldies! This movie is not only old as shit, its obscure. Yet, there are still fans of this movie (who still remember it!). over 90 people downloaded this movie, and I posted it only 3 days ago. This is why I see torrents so differently from most people. It's not just a way to "illegally download." It's also a way to acquire history we would have never gotten otherwise. These movies does no one any good, if they're locked away in copyright (or sometimes public domain all kept in a central place (un-shared)). You may think that nobody wants these, but they're plenty of people who do. But sadly, I've recently come to realize that foreigners around the world download care more about American history than Americans. Now that's a fucking shame.



Thank you for this.  As I've mentioned elsewhere, the archiving of 20th century cultural media is very important.  I've read about how copyright was originally conceived to encourage innovation, but has really only succeeding in stifling it and creating burying the hard work of artists.  I agree whole-heartedly in the ideal behind what you do and applaud your efforts to keep works of the forgotten available to the multitudes!  Now if only Cinemageddon were remove their restricted registration.....
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 10:34:53 AM »

Thank you for this.  As I've mentioned elsewhere, the archiving of 20th century cultural media is very important.  I've read about how copyright was originally conceived to encourage innovation, but has really only succeeding in stifling it and creating burying the hard work of artists.  I agree whole-heartedly in the ideal behind what you do and applaud your efforts to keep works of the forgotten available to the multitudes!  Now if only Cinemageddon were remove their restricted registration.....

Aaaahhh!! Don't get me started on Cinemageddon. They have become way to elite. They operate in such extremes. I was with them for about 3 months and still couldn't understand what the fuck movies to upload. They have a thousand unclear rules, where the interpretations change on the fly (depending on the staff member). That's when I started to realize, public trackers became more and more attracted to me. These private tracker operate too primitively. Which is one of the reasons people are thirsty for streaming sites. And an even bigger reason why people loved the original Demonoid so much. Demonoid doesn't give a shit! As long as members respected each other, they didn't give a fuck about the syntax of a file name, baby shit whining all the time. Unbelievable!!

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 04:52:35 PM »

At one time I had about 2,000 mostly pre 1959 movies on Demonoid , I think there's still about 800 left if it ever comes back.I see some are still available on other sites as well although I deleted all except one from 1337x, all from Extratorrent and Kickass.The only site left for older movies is KG, but it private.
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Re: This is why I still continue to share classic movies!
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 02:01:41 AM »

At one time I had about 2,000 mostly pre 1959 movies on Demonoid , I think there's still about 800 left if it ever comes back.I see some are still available on other sites as well although I deleted all except one from 1337x, all from Extratorrent and Kickass.The only site left for older movies is KG, but it private.

To my understanding KG is gone... Also Gormogon.

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 10:25:56 AM »

Thank you for this.  As I've mentioned elsewhere, the archiving of 20th century cultural media is very important.  I've read about how copyright was originally conceived to encourage innovation, but has really only succeeding in stifling it and creating burying the hard work of artists.  I agree whole-heartedly in the ideal behind what you do and applaud your efforts to keep works of the forgotten available to the multitudes!  Now if only Cinemageddon were remove their restricted registration.....

I almost forgot,

Thank you megamarkd for your kind words. I really bust my ass doing what I do digitally. I'm either trying to reignite people's memories, or trying to share some oldies I consider worth it. 'Cause what's out here now is absolute garbage! Yeah we got breathtaking special effects, but that only goes so far without great actors and a good story line. This is what people miss when they "only wanna watch new shit."

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 09:41:09 AM »

You are welcome AnyhingOldSchool.
I agree about Cinemageddon and their silly rule for the sake of rules.  I had my account suspended for not logging-in in a 4week period several time and would need to a PM saying how sorry I was for doing so to have my account reactivated, despite my many long-term seeds I had going at all times.  Eventually it happened after they closed open registration for good and I though "Well f.u. then!  Shove your rules and let the weirdos there for the WIP and nazi fetish crap keep you going!"
Karagarga pops up convos elsewhere often.  They still exist, but as I've made it clear to the peeps I know who are members there what I think of invite only sites.  I'm not going to get an invite there even if I was to beg, LOLOLOL.  They are another group who believe they are preserving art by making it solely for those they deem the elite.  I know one guy is systematically resharing their content to newsgroups at least, so not all is lost ;)
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Re: This is why I still continue to share classic movies!
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 03:49:22 PM »

You are welcome AnyhingOldSchool.
I agree about Cinemageddon and their silly rule for the sake of rules.  I had my account suspended for not logging-in in a 4week period several time and would need to a PM saying how sorry I was for doing so to have my account reactivated, despite my many long-term seeds I had going at all times.  Eventually it happened after they closed open registration for good and I though "Well f.u. then!  Shove your rules and let the weirdos there for the WIP and nazi fetish crap keep you going!"
Karagarga pops up convos elsewhere often.  They still exist, but as I've made it clear to the peeps I know who are members there what I think of invite only sites.  I'm not going to get an invite there even if I was to beg, LOLOLOL.  They are another group who believe they are preserving art by making it solely for those they deem the elite.  I know one guy is systematically resharing their content to newsgroups at least, so not all is lost ;)

Exactly what happened to my with Cinemageddon!! My attitude towards private trackers really changed ever since then. Now, I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but I think this was what separated Demonoid from all the other trackers, and I love them for it. And I am just hoping if Deimos is up to it, he'll comeback with a fierce vengeance like no one has ever seen!!

I think the bittorrent community was best when we were only downloading shareware, program libraries, and Linux/Unix packages. Once people realized how effective the technology was for illegal downloads, private trackers became incredibly abusive. I don't know if it was because they were all ran by kids, or people who were control freaks!

At this stage, trackers need to back the f**k off and calm down. Trackers need to make things easier for their members not harder. If they make it so incredibly difficult to share a simple file, then the only way the'd appreciate members hard work, is to post it themselves (the way they like) it. Then again, the problem with that is, they now have started to charge for membership. And I have a huge problem with that! I've built so many sites in my lifetime, and the hosting never cost so much that I needed to ask for "donations."

My biggest problem with KG that bothered the f**k out of me, is that they do not believe in file deletion; and everyone is supposed to like what they download, therefore requiring them to keep the videos for reseeding. F**k them!! You need to continuously purge your directory, so that not only content can be refreshed, it gives opportunity for members to build ratios. That's the kind of retardedness that help me to decide on staying with mostly public trackers.

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Re: This is why I still continue to share classic movies!
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2019, 05:31:44 AM »

To my understanding KG is gone... Also Gormogon.

I don't know about Gormogon, but KG is still very alive (though for some reason you can't share invites to it anymore)
That said, I agree their policy about what should be ripped, how it should be ripped etc, is a little bit stupid. At least they don't give you hell for file names though :)
Cinemageddon i lost my accesses and could never come back (And I then lost even the URL :))

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Re: This is why I still continue to share classic movies!
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2019, 04:38:35 AM »

[...]KG is still very alive (though for some reason you can't share invites to it anymore)

What is the point then?  Complete and utter wankery and nothing more.
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2019, 05:37:34 AM »

What is the point then?  Complete and utter wankery and nothing more.
Well the point is, for me as I'm lucky enough to still have access, having a go to site for hard to find movies ;)

Nonetheless I agree, their elitism is pure BS, having a tracker where no one can register and closing invites makes little sense to me.
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2019, 09:07:53 AM »

Well the point is, for me as I'm lucky enough to still have access, having a go to site for hard to find movies ;)

Nonetheless I agree, their elitism is pure BS, having a tracker where no one can register and closing invites makes little sense to me.

Yeah, that's the only reason why I put up with some of these private trackers. And that's unfortunate for people like us. If you want new movies, they're everywhere!! But if you want something obscure, you'll most of the times wind up kissing a little ass. Sometimes several assess. LOL

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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2019, 10:32:58 AM »

Fair enough and I don't want anyone to feel I'm insulting them with my view of elite/scene sites.
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2019, 11:39:31 AM »

This is why I continue to share oldies! This movie is not only old as shit, its obscure. Yet, there are still fans of this movie (who still remember it!). over 90 people downloaded this movie, and I posted it only 3 days ago. This is why I see torrents so differently from most people. It's not just a way to "illegally download." It's also a way to acquire history we would have never gotten otherwise. These movies does no one any good, if they're locked away in copyright (or sometimes public domain all kept in a central place (un-shared)). You may think that nobody wants these, but they're plenty of people who do. But sadly, I've recently come to realize that foreigners around the world download care more about American history than Americans. Now that's a fucking shame.



I thought you had written the title wrong and ment "Streetfighter", but after checking imdb I realized there were two movies with about same title released in '74 and '75. The one from '75 is with Charles Bronson and yours is the Japanese one, that was given the title "Den sorte drage" (The black Dragon) in Danish, and after seeing that title I remembered it  :)

I had a 5 year period starting 15 years ago, where I was trying to get all the old martial art movies from the 70'ies I loved watching my teens, and Street Fighter was one that kept avoiding me, now I know why, especially since I remembered it as Chinese ;D Finding the movies titles was often hard detective work, so I spend hours at imdb going through the movies of actors, stuntmen and stunt directors, but I did find a lot of good movies too, I never knew about.
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Re: This is why I still continue to share classic movies!
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2019, 05:07:55 PM »

I thought you had written the title wrong and ment "Streetfighter", but after checking imdb I realized there were two movies with about same title released in '74 and '75. The one from '75 is with Charles Bronson and yours is the Japanese one, that was given the title "Den sorte drage" (The black Dragon) in Danish, and after seeing that title I remembered it  :)

I had a 5 year period starting 15 years ago, where I was trying to get all the old martial art movies from the 70'ies I loved watching my teens, and Street Fighter was one that kept avoiding me, now I know why, especially since I remembered it as Chinese ;D Finding the movies titles was often hard detective work, so I spend hours at imdb going through the movies of actors, stuntmen and stunt directors, but I did find a lot of good movies too, I never knew about.

Yes.. foreign films can be a challenge in that way. One of my favorite martial arts films of all times is "When Taekwando Strikes Back (1973)," starring my favorite legendary female marital artist of all times, Angela Mao Ying. However, I couldn't find it for many many years because Mandarin "Tai quan zhen jiu zhou (1973)" was used for it's title instead. These are some of the woes that a collector goes threw I guess.

It's nice to read you say you love old martial arts movies. I hesitate to share mine because I still thought that no body is in to watching these movies anymore. They do appear to be out dated tho. They're kind of like an American version of "B" movies now. Some of these old "serious" martial arts movies is almost like watching bad comedies now.

But, as I keep having to remind myself that, the internet is international now. It no longer matters if Americans would watch it. There are many people from other countries who are desperate to download these movies, cause there is no other way to get it in to their country.

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