An Extended Finnish Saturday Matinee
April 30, 2011 10:44 AM Subscribe
posted by filthy light thief (12 comments total)
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Finnish YouTube user Ishexan
has uploaded seven English subtitled movies in parts: Broken Blossoms
), The Gipsy Charmer
), The Tragedy of Elina
), The Activists
), The Wooden Pauper's Bride
), and Sampo
), which is based on the epic poem The Kalevala
. The films are mostly Finnish, though Aelita
is a silent Russian sci-fi film, and Sampo
was a joint Finnish and Soviet production. More film clips inside (mostly Finnish documentaries and "dorky musical numbers").
Other videos are collected into the following playlists:
History of Finland
(1921) (5 videos)
Finns in The US
(1948) (7 videos)
Dorky Musical Numbers: Finland
Dorky International Music Numbers
Plus, three episodes of The Munsters
(My Fair Munster, Call of the Wild, and Mummy Munster). Some of these videos have been identified as NBC Universal content, so there might be a country-based content block on them for you, depending on where you are.
The Gipsy Charmer
(sp) is not well documented in any convenient single-link format online, but in coverage of the larger career
of Teuvo Tulio
The Kalevala was previously covered on MetaFilter
, in fact). US viewers might find the film familiar, if they've seen the MST3k-ification
of The Day the Earth Froze
, the US dubbed and edited version of the film.
Most of these films were recorded from the Finnish Broadcasting Company
), though some of the short documentaries seem to be home-made or low-budget.
And I don't know why Llama Agility is the featured video on Ishexan's profile, when the video was posted by another user.