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TheArchive's Archivist: Harry Eskin Discovers Ted Danson/Kim Cattrall Pilot

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One of the most exciting experiences for a motion picture archivist is to discover a movie or TV show that audiences haven’t seen in a long time, or have never seen at all, and to make that discovery newly available to viewers. At TheArchive, one title that gave us archivists that exhilarating opportunity for discovery is the early 1980s TV show Tucker’s Witch. And what better time than Halloween to roll it out....
Tucker’s Witch aired for only one season, from 1982 to 1983. The show is about a married couple, Amanda and Rick Tucker, played by Catherine Hicks and Tim Matheson, who run a detective agency, with the notable twist that Amanda is a witch who uses her psychic powers to help solve the crimes.



The first episode of the show features a young Ted Danson as the villain, a serial killer. That episode aired only six days after audiences saw Danson in a very different role, on the premiere episode of Cheers, the show that made him a household name.

There is an interesting production h…

A Guide to Classic Horror Movies To Watch This Month: Part 1

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From vampires and werewolves to witches and demons, here's a rundown of movie ideas to keep you watching all Halloween 100 Years of Horror chronicles the history of movie horror from the earliest experimental chillers through to the unforgettable "golden age of movie monsters," and on to the graphic horror films of today.
To get some good ideas on what to watch this month (or just learn more about how this genre emerged), start here with these 13 docs:Dracula and his Disciples: Cinematic portrayals of Bram Stoker's Count Dracula, including those of Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, and Christopher Lee.Blood Drinking Beginnings: Blood-drinking beings, most notably inspired by Bram Stoker's novel and how different filmmakers found new ways of reinventing the concept of the vampire.Frankenstein's Friends: Classic films based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein focuses on portrayals of the monster by Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, and Glenn Strange.Baron Franken…

The Horror Restorer: TheArchive Presents Three Weeks of 4K Scares

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Feel like you're living a nightmare? Want your hope restored? 


This is the wrong place because here you'll get three weeks of HORROR...restored.




As a lead up to Halloween, TheArchive has curated our best 4K insanity!


Tune in to TheArchive each day for creatures, cryptids, and monsters galore. Surprises will be streaming at midnight all month.




What better way to kick off #spookyseason2020 than with daily and weekly blocks of killer titles to make this unusual time even stranger.






Go to TheArchive now and get scared.


TheArchive channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and restored films and classic TV. From indies and series, to Oscar winning documentaries, unearthed MOWs, and a killer horror library, TheArchive delivers forgotten, never-before-seen gems for free and many in 4K. MarilynKarloff, and Orson Welles stream alongside ReeseKeanu, and Samuel L. Jackson. Find true stories of QueenHendrix, and Sinatra, a…
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Welcome to TheArchive.One of the largest collections of free 4K made-for-TV movies, series, and films anywhere:Restored and presented in pristine 4K.Film legends and A-list stars.Did we say it's free?Can be streamed anytime, anywhere, on any device:Powered by great tech.Experience is seamless and beautiful.Familiar, easy-to-use, and lightning fast interface.Start WatchingBuilding a communityIf you're a fan of festival darlings, classic series, Academy Award winning docs, horror, new features restored in 4K, or just a fan of great content, read our blog for updates, interviews, and the latest stories on the content we are delivering.Read now »Available everywhereVisit TheArchive and start watching, check our linear channel, or find our

Josh Kirby: Time Warrior or Serial Killer?

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Josh Kirby: Time Warrior or Serial Killer? (aka an unnecessarily deep dive into Josh Kirby)
Every clickbait article on Facebook, Twitter, or Buzzfeed seems to go on about how great the 90s were. Well, as someone who lived through it, I can tell you it wasn't all that great. The Phantom Menace, Ruby Ridge, Waco, the Beanie Baby craze; all equally bad. These, however, pale in comparison to what could possibly be the worst thing about the decade... the creation of the scariest children's character, ever: Josh Kirby.

Having sat through these six movies, I'm 99% sure our protagonist is a serial killer who has imagined all of the adventures we see on screen. Oh, you want proof? Are the ravings of a crazy person, driven to insanity after months of Covid-19 isolation, not good enough for you?!?  Well, here you go:
1. Josh's weird fascination with watches.
In the very first scene, we see a dresser drawer full of watches. "It's a movie about time travel, of course clocks are …