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Movie Vault - Classic Films

by Fling Soft
Rated: Mature
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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Product Details

  • ASIN: B004XR4098
  • Release Date: April 23, 2011
  • Rated: Mature This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,453 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Stream more than 1,000 classic films to your Android device--for free
  • Browse films by genre or search by keyword
  • Movie listings update automatically without an app upgrade
  • Save movies to your queue for later viewing
  • Access details and original cover art from IMDb.com

Product Description
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Your Queue
More Than 1,000 Classic Movies

Movie Vault - Classic Films features free, full-length classic movies, streamed right to your Android device. Rediscover or experience for the first time some of classic Hollywood's most exciting and memorable filmmaking and performances: Charlie Chaplin, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, John Wayne, Joan Bennett, Orson Welles, and many more.

Movie Vault currently has more than 1,000 classic movies ready for download, at no additional cost to you. You can browse movies in the Vault by genre or search by keyword, actor name, title, director, or other criteria. You can either watch a movie immediately or save it to a queue to watch later.

All cover art and movie information is fed directly from IMDb.com. The app's elegant user interface includes custom-designed shelves for each genre: Western, Horror, Comedy, etc.

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Movie Player

All of the movies available through the Movie Vault app are Public Domain works, as classified under Creative Commons. More information about the Creative Commons can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/. Please note: many of these films have never been converted to digital format, and streaming to Android devices limits the quality that can be provided.

• New films added all of the time

• Movie listings update automatically, without app upgrade

• Film information and cover art from IMDb.com


Technical Details

  • Size: 1.3MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Developed By: Fling Soft
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.5
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
94 of 98 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a buy but there is room for improvement July 28, 2011
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Getting access to hundreds or possibly thousands (didn't count) of old, 'public domain' movies for about $2 can't be a bad thing if the app works and the app does work... kind of. I will provide a brief overview of what the Movie Vault offers followed by an enumeration of 'positives' and 'negatives' and my final rating.

OVERVIEW

The old movies (mostly from the 50's or older but I actually found 1970's and even 1980's flicks) can be viewed by 'genre' - Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, War... and so on - or you may search for a specific title (good luck with that). For each movie you can see some IMDb metadata prior to running it - year, runtime, brief description, director, actors and IMDb's star rating. You have the ability to place the movies that interest you in a queue. Then... press the 'play' button and the movie plays.

POSITIVES

- Large number of otherwise hard to get old movies. It's a pretty good selection. It's possible that many of them can be found on Netflix but, off a sample of randomly picked 5 Movie Vault titles, only one existed on Netflix.
- On my XOOM (Android 3.2 Wi-Fi) tablet, movies load and play quickly.
- Picture quality meets my low expectations. Just don't expect HD or DVD-quality. Think of what a picture might have looked like on an onld '50s or '60s TV set.

NEGATIVES

- On my XOOM it does not switch from portrait to landscape when I rotate the tablet. It's set to always portrait when in the 'menu' mode and to always landscape when actually playing the movie.
- When viewing the available movies, all you see is the IMDb graphic thumbnail that has the movie title but often it's so blurry, you need to get into the 'details' to actually read title.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works on the 'WPDN'!! May 8, 2011
Verified Purchase
Wow! this program works on the 'White Pangigital Novel'!
Just wished there was some way to 'store/buffer' one or two of the movies so when not near WiFi could still watch a movie to two!
OF two of the streams that I have watched, they seeme to of been cleaned up when compaired to the same video that I have purchased via DVD or iTunes.
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great old-time movie app September 29, 2011
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The Three Stooges "Malice in the Palace" among other Stooges movies, "Mooch goes to Hollywood" starring a dog named Mooch - oh, and Vincent Price and Jim Backus, some East Side Kids, and, my favorite, "Rescue from Gilligan's Island," are here in the Comedy genre. With lots of catagories - musicals (like "Jack and the Beanstalk" starring, get this, Abbott and Costello! More traditional is "Road to Bali" starring Bing Crosby, Hope, and Lamour), sci-fi (like Flash Gordon or "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" starring John Barrymore),and westerns (including John Wayne and Roy Rogers), just to name a few, there is something for everyone. Granted, these are older movies and are not the Hi-Def some people are now used to, but they are still fun. Some movies are old black and white, and some are in color. These work well on my Samsung Charge. Well worth the $1.99 price.

Four stars instead of five as it would have been nice if the movies were a little "cleaner" sound and video-wise. But they are still fun.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile on Kindle Fire but icons small November 30, 2011
Verified Purchase
This installed without a problem and plays well on my Kindle Fire. Only problem is that icons for movies on bookshelf are too small to easily viewed. The icons are too small for the image to help identify anything to help you select your movie. Apart from that-great app and definitely worth buying.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding value December 16, 2011
By ofic
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Watching just one old classic of James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson or Boris Karloff makes this a worthwhile expense. Not to mention Saturday afternoons at the movie house with Charlie Chan or Roy Rogers. There seems to be hundreds of movies available. A must have for movie buffs.
Works perfectly on the Kindle Fire.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie lovers HELLO! May 31, 2012
Verified Purchase
For any kind of real movie lover, a look back into the history of film starts with something as simple as this. Fork over just $1.99 and you have a wonderful selection of films at your disposal. This app and "House of Horrors", both by Fling Soft, offer films that are not noteworthy because of their picture and sound quality, but are good for a chuckle, a scare, or a tear or two. I love this app and use it all the time! Give it a try if you are a classic film fan!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an awesome app - great old movies!! April 23, 2011
I love this app! Tons of old movies, some awesome finds and some total sleepers (which are fun too), but what an awesome selection for only $2. So glad I checked this out!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Odd sort of device November 20, 2011
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Build queue and it is not there next time. No way to pause or come back to where you left off. Sound and pic quality not the best- price fabulous!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good app. You gotta get it!
This is one of my top ten apps. Great on a tablet.
Published 1 month ago by Bibliotek
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I have this app for my iPhone and iPad and now Kindle Fire HDX. Yes, they're classic movies, pretty much public domain. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jen
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
classic
Published 2 months ago by Dale Clark
3.0 out of 5 stars Old movies
Fun
Published 3 months ago by Andrew J Nuyianes Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love it the old days are the best.
Published 4 months ago by gloria singleton
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I have not used this app.
Published 5 months ago by M. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie Vault
This is a good app if you like to watch old movies. Would recommend to others.
Published 6 months ago by Daniel Emigh
1.0 out of 5 stars can not watch
I could not watch any video on my Kindle. I am very disappointed because I liked being able to queue my selections.
Published 7 months ago by Daisy Tucker
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like old...really old classics, then this App's for you
I bought this App for my 7" Kindle Fire HDX tablet. It has a variety of genres and it was nice to be able to view old films you never see much any longer like: Charlie Chan,... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Brian Woodbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Can watch movies
What I have seen so far I like, haven't had much of a chance to use it too much so far. Looking forward to using it more.
Published 10 months ago by Donna Koenig
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