Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
ffutures

The Lost World

I've just discovered that the 1923 silent version of The Lost World is (a) out of copyright and (b) available on line as an MP4 video, http://www.archive.org/details/lost_world

I'm just downloading it to watch it for myself, but I think I may also add it to the next release of the Forgotten Futures Charity CD-ROM - I know that I'd essentially be giving buyers something that they can find on-line anyway, but it's a 160mb download and many people won't want to go to the trouble. While it isn't exactly state of the art cinematography, it does have some nice stop-frame dinosaurs and has always been one of my favourites. I'd add it to the main FF CD-ROM, but that'd only leave about 80mb unused, and at the rate the Forgotten Futures collection is expanding that's only a year or two. And no, I don't want to go over to DVD or multiple disks.

The other possibility is that I could put it on the current release of the charity CD since I only have a couple left, but that'd annoy people who've already bought a copy.

So, a quick poll:

Should I add The Lost World

To the next charity CD-ROM
13(54.2%)
To the current charity CD-ROM
2(8.3%)
To the next FF CD-ROM, regardless of space problems
3(12.5%)
No, not at all
1(4.2%)
Fnord
5(20.8%)


The other one I'd like to add is Melies Voyage to the Moon (yes, I know the correct title is French and that I've left the accents out of his name), but I can't seem to establish if it's in the public domain, or get hold of it as an MP3 / MP4. If someone has an answer to this I'd be grateful.

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Tags: forgotten futures, rpg
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