The studio-sanctioned channel, which "showcases a collection of Paramount full-length films and clips including selections that range from black-and-white to color, comedy to horror, and everything in between, " quietly debuted about six months ago, but didn't make much of a splash. In fact, as Yahoo points out, the Internet at large only seems to have become aware of it this week, after a Reddit user on r/Movies.
In theory, the Vault is a huge boon for movie lovers. Just check out this amazing sizzle reel showing off all Paramount has to offer: Airplane! Titanic! Forrest Gump! Top Gun! Clueless!
Except... none of those movies are available in their entirety via the Vault. You'll find clips of them, but not the full pictures from start to finish. Instead, the actual movies Paramount is offering via YouTube tend toward more obscure titles, like the 2013 indie horror comedy Ghost Team One and the 1998 Mos Def comedy Where's Marlowe? (Also, Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding, for some reason.)
Take a few minutes to sift through the channel's "meh" movie library — and legitimately awesome clip collection — and you're bound to find something intriguing. Or just sit back, relax and watch the 1987 schlock action classic Masters of the Universe, starring Academy Award nominee Frank Langella and "guy who has heard that the Academy Awards are a thing" Dolph Lundgren.
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