Monday, October 5, 2015

The Lathe Of Heaven - 1980


This was the first movie produced by American Public Television.  I loved the movie when it aired in 1980 and wanted to see it again. But it did not air and was not available for sale!  In 1987 I found a web page from a person who was willing to provide VHS copies to the faithful  and got one.  The movie went into print 13 years later and I bought the DVD.  It has gone out of print since and will probably stay that way.  Learn more about the movie here. You could download a 329MB version of the movie from YouTube but I think you will prefer the quality of this 1.58GB file instead. I blame an old version of Filzip for my problem earlier with the downloadable. Link in comments.

9 comments:

Swanditch said...

Thanks for putting this up. However I cannot seem to extract the zip archive to a useable file format.

Anonymous said...

ditto. password is incorrect?

Edfray said...

A bizarre problem with Filzip I think.

Here you go, for real, I think;


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7bESafW7WeaVHNCWDEwbjllMjA/view?usp=sharing

Swanditch said...

It works! Praise be to Christ. Well, to you actually.

Edfray said...

You are very welcome. I hope you like the film. I've got a Fellini film in the pipeline and some more Surf also.

Anonymous said...

There was another - Between Time and Timbuktu. Based on a Kurt Vonnegut short story. Starred William Hickey and Bob & Ray.
Never saw a release, and the stuff on youtube are pathetic.

Edfray said...

I found BETWEEN TIME AND TIMBUKTU as a 1.3GB MKV file. That's the good news. The video looks to me to be something that was uploaded to YouTube and then downloaded again. It has too much contrast and saturation. I will watch it begrudgingly. Maybe this is all that remains of the film? Tell me if you want the file for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Edfray!
Downloaded Lathe - Great Quality compared to the other stuff I've found.

Saw a poor quality of BTAT l watchable... at least the audio was good. Truthfully it was the audio that carried it, specially Bob & Ray!

My question - this was produced by PUBLIC TV! Why aren't we able to get a good copy that the Public financed?

I would like to see what you found, if you think it is better than what's on Youtube.

Thanks again!

Edfray said...

I found a short BTAT segment on youtube and it's quality is better than the thing I found on UseNet. So, do you have the whole movie in that quality, you lucky guy? If so, I would sure like a copy of it for myself. I'd like to post it, also, if you don't mind.

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