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iPad vs. The Brain That Wouldn't Die!

Movie Vault is a curious little app. Where else could you go to watch 'The Brain That Wouldn't Die' or 'Hercules and the Captive Women'! All these movies and many more besides are available from within the nicely presented Movie Vault iPad app.

In essence, the app is streaming these movies from various online Public Domain archives (via WiFi or 3G), meaning that you'll be hard pressed to find any half-decent modern movies. However, the real charm of Movie Vault is in discovering a few old classics and hundreds of not-so-classic movies such as the two we mentioned earlier.

Movie Vault is nicely constructed, the developers seem keen on adding new features and the video quality whilst nowhere near iTunes quality is watchable; think old VHS cassette quality and you won't be too far adrift. Our one criticism, which we are sure the developers can fix in a future update, is that the horror section contains some movies that you most certainly would not want your kids watching, so it would be nice to be able to passcode lock either the app itself or specific movie categories within the app.

Movie Vault isn't for everyone, but if you're looking for an additional source of content or are simply curious about the history of cinema this one's for you.

As an aside, we would really love to see TV Vault or Radio Vault.