Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 14.02.2023, 16:31
Bossa Nova's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Vaud
Posts: 621
Groaned at 9 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 1,407 Times in 423 Posts
Bossa Nova has a reputation beyond reputeBossa Nova has a reputation beyond reputeBossa Nova has a reputation beyond reputeBossa Nova has a reputation beyond reputeBossa Nova has a reputation beyond reputeBossa Nova has a reputation beyond repute
How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

So I am a Gen X/Millenial (80's baby) but am not very tech-savvy. I'm more into books than series or films, and have no Netflix/Amazon Prime/Disney, etc. accounts.



I'm feeling nostalgic and would like to watch some independent films I loved when I was a student (e.g. La Vita Ť Bella) but have no idea how to go about finding or watching them. I assume these films won't be on modern streaming services. How can I go about finding them to watch in Switzerland? Would be happy to pay for this service, just don't know how these things work in this day and age and what my options might be.


Thanks in advance for your help!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Bossa Nova for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 14.02.2023, 16:46
swisspea's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Around Lake Zurich
Posts: 6,828
Groaned at 54 Times in 43 Posts
Thanked 7,302 Times in 3,271 Posts
swisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond reputeswisspea has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

dvd borrowing from your local library ?
You can use the library catalogue system to see what is available, and even request things to be brought in from other libraries...
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank swisspea for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 14.02.2023, 16:49
Susie-Q's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bern
Posts: 2,830
Groaned at 504 Times in 333 Posts
Thanked 6,294 Times in 2,255 Posts
Susie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

There's are actually two streaming services that offer these type of films: MUBI and The Criterion Channel.

You can watch films legally as well in Switzerland off of pirated sites, my personal favorite is: www.primewire.mx
(There are pop-ups, but much less than some of the other sights) You should just not upload and distribute in Switzerland.

I also rent films through my American iTunes account, don't use the local Swiss one as they are all dubbed in German.

Sincerely,
A fellow Xennial

P.S. I still have never emotionally recovered from my first watching of La vita Ť bella, I recall very well my mother was worried because I wouldn't stop crying.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Susie-Q for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 14.02.2023, 17:08
bossybaby's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Western Austria
Posts: 1,274
Groaned at 11 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 2,371 Times in 1,061 Posts
bossybaby has a reputation beyond reputebossybaby has a reputation beyond reputebossybaby has a reputation beyond reputebossybaby has a reputation beyond reputebossybaby has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UExXGMU7TrU

Principessa!!!! I cried the whole time.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank bossybaby for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 14.02.2023, 17:20
venetian's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Zuerich
Posts: 914
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 1,211 Times in 539 Posts
venetian has a reputation beyond reputevenetian has a reputation beyond reputevenetian has a reputation beyond reputevenetian has a reputation beyond reputevenetian has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

Sometimes if you google for the movie you get results pointing to legal streaming service.

Major national broadcasters now have an online library of recent transmissions, the catalog may include movies, maybe limited to the last 7 days or so.
A national IP address (=VPN) is likely to be required.

Other solutions are DVD rental or DVD purchase on the second hand market. There are a couple of La vita Ť bella currently on Ricardo (it's not me), one could buy and then resell and you end up paying like for a streaming.

I would actually like to re-watch it myself, at least the scene of the translation from German, now that I understand it a little...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 14.02.2023, 17:32
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 9,022
Groaned at 573 Times in 428 Posts
Thanked 12,653 Times in 5,897 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

I remember a thread here years ago about the extra tax on recording media, everything from cassette tapes to hard drives.

With this it isnít illegal to upload and record copyrighted material.
Reply With Quote
This user groans at bowlie for this post:
  #7  
Old 14.02.2023, 17:47
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,977
Groaned at 47 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 1,052 Times in 691 Posts
blackbird is considered knowledgeableblackbird is considered knowledgeableblackbird is considered knowledgeable
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

As long you are doing any uploads,you can source any movie from anywhere.
When you are downloading a movie for personal use,thats legal here in switzerland.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank blackbird for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 14.02.2023, 17:59
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 697
Groaned at 13 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 287 Times in 185 Posts
naza has earned the respect of manynaza has earned the respect of manynaza has earned the respect of many
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

Quote:
View Post
So I am a Gen X/Millenial (80's baby) but am not very tech-savvy. I'm more into books than series or films, and have no Netflix/Amazon Prime/Disney, etc. accounts.



I'm feeling nostalgic and would like to watch some independent films I loved when I was a student (e.g. La Vita Ť Bella) but have no idea how to go about finding or watching them. I assume these films won't be on modern streaming services. How can I go about finding them to watch in Switzerland? Would be happy to pay for this service, just don't know how these things work in this day and age and what my options might be.


Thanks in advance for your help!
netflix still has the largest back catalog. Most are on deals that expire every so often but I strongly believe the streaming space will consolidate and end up with 3-4 players (netflix, disney... ) and everything will come back to these players (if the price is right).

having said all that, you'll find a ton of 80s and 90s movies on netflix. La Vita Ť Bella is not there unfortunately.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank naza for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 14.02.2023, 18:04
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Baselland
Posts: 16,028
Groaned at 316 Times in 214 Posts
Thanked 20,656 Times in 8,674 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

Quote:
View Post
So I am a Gen X/Millenial (80's baby) but am not very tech-savvy. I'm more into books than series or films, and have no Netflix/Amazon Prime/Disney, etc. accounts.



I'm feeling nostalgic and would like to watch some independent films I loved when I was a student (e.g. La Vita Ť Bella) but have no idea how to go about finding or watching them. I assume these films won't be on modern streaming services. How can I go about finding them to watch in Switzerland? Would be happy to pay for this service, just don't know how these things work in this day and age and what my options might be.


Thanks in advance for your help!
I donated around 500 VHSs of films to bigblue2 that were exactly of the sort you are after (independent film and film student watch list). I'm not sure if they still run the EF library but you could try that.

https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...rary-open.html
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Phil_MCR for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 14.02.2023, 18:20
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Zurich City
Posts: 7,835
Groaned at 609 Times in 359 Posts
Thanked 9,750 Times in 4,529 Posts
ZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

As others have mentioned, streaming for personal use is not illegal for the consumer here in Switzerland. While I have most of the main subscriptions, I also regularly use the following sites (but only open them when your VPN is on to avoid annoying pop ups):

https://moviesjoy.to/home

https://fmovies.to/home

Life is beautiful is on both of them (but not on the subscription ones). Using a VPN, i receive no pop-ups at all on the first link, and a harmless (e.g cosmetics store) one on the second link.

The second link has a greater selection, and is updated about twice per day. But the first also has almost anything. For older titles (such as Life is Beautiful there are usually no pop-ups. On both sites you can search by genre, country, year of release etc., as well as choose which language you want to see sub-titles (or none at all).

For anyone wanting more info on Swiss streaming regulations:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sci-tec...ntent/45305402
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank ZuriRollt for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 14.02.2023, 21:49
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 16,823
Groaned at 367 Times in 316 Posts
Thanked 26,856 Times in 10,971 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

That's a film I've always wanted to see.

Jojo Rabbit is worth watching too.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 14.02.2023, 22:43
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 34,194
Groaned at 3,028 Times in 2,095 Posts
Thanked 41,628 Times in 19,707 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

Cine34 if you like Italian.

https://mediasetinfinity.mediaset.it/cine34

Tom
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 15.02.2023, 13:12
venetian's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Zuerich
Posts: 914
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 1,211 Times in 539 Posts
venetian has a reputation beyond reputevenetian has a reputation beyond reputevenetian has a reputation beyond reputevenetian has a reputation beyond reputevenetian has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

Quote:
View Post
I remember a thread here years ago about the extra tax on recording media, everything from cassette tapes to hard drives.

With this it isnít illegal to upload and record copyrighted material.
I remember it a bit different. The extra tax on the physical supports was designed to "compensate" the owner of the copyrights for the ongoing piracy. The underlying assumption is that a certain share of the physical media will be for sure used for piracy and this must (...) be compensated.

To my knowledge this extra tax does not actually modify any copyright law, what was illegal is still illegal. We just pay for it, regardless if we do it or not.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 16.02.2023, 13:31
peaky's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: zurich
Posts: 435
Groaned at 9 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 331 Times in 179 Posts
peaky has earned the respect of manypeaky has earned the respect of manypeaky has earned the respect of many
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

Buying the DVD! On Amazon old films should be pretty cheap unless a rare copy, typically the postage is more than the DVD. Next option is the charity shops. These days there about a franc as no one buys them.

Even just typing in google the movie you want and seeing what options come up in the shopping tab, some of these old movies go pretty cheaply even with the Swiss outlets

You can burn the DVD on to your hardrive to watch on TV or on the computer easily enough, then hand back the DVD to the charity shop
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 16.02.2023, 13:50
Spinal's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2,203
Groaned at 26 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 2,402 Times in 1,046 Posts
Spinal has a reputation beyond reputeSpinal has a reputation beyond reputeSpinal has a reputation beyond reputeSpinal has a reputation beyond reputeSpinal has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

Look into the "smarters IPTV" app. Streams anything and everything.


As other's mentioned, downloading is legal in CH.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 16.02.2023, 17:45
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greater ZŁrich Area
Posts: 1,106
Groaned at 166 Times in 103 Posts
Thanked 944 Times in 486 Posts
EPMike has a reputation beyond reputeEPMike has a reputation beyond reputeEPMike has a reputation beyond reputeEPMike has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

Quote:
View Post
I remember a thread here years ago about the extra tax on recording media, everything from cassette tapes to hard drives.

With this it isnít illegal to upload and record copyrighted material.
It isn't illegal to DOWNLOAD copyrighted material. Upload was and is illegal.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 16.02.2023, 17:55
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Zurich City
Posts: 7,835
Groaned at 609 Times in 359 Posts
Thanked 9,750 Times in 4,529 Posts
ZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond reputeZuriRollt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

Quote:
View Post
It isn't illegal to DOWNLOAD copyrighted material. Upload was and is illegal.
Read the thread
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 18.02.2023, 23:09
HIAO
 
Posts: n/a
Re: How to LEGALLY find old films to watch

--

Last edited by HIAO; 29.06.2023 at 22:07.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Confortable ergonomic armchair to read, watch films, etc humano Housing in general 3 29.11.2014 23:24
Android - Films Download legally telandy TV/internet/telephone 1 31.10.2011 22:38
Where can I find info on films that will be in the cinema? Gummybear Daily life 3 11.05.2010 11:05
Best way to watch films in Zurich? Singingviola Other/general 3 18.11.2009 20:04
I can't find my misplaced Polar watch ze devil's advocate Jokes/funnies 18 04.06.2008 17:39


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0