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Vendor Catalogs and Film Guides

Vendor Catalogs

Identify films available for purchase or loan from vendors. Even if you aren't interested in purchasing a video, these vendor catalogs often provide different details than library catalogs.


Film Guides

Use guides to identify films by subjects or personnel not included in the library and vendor catalogs. Many of these offer extensive information not found in other resources.

Search for a title to find links for more films with the same personnel, themes, moods or genre.  Also offers choices for browsing by decade and country. Also lists purchase information from a variety of online vendors, but the best feature of this source is the ability to find similar titles.
DVDs and videos listed for sale along with technical information, customer reviews, plot summaries, and cast lists.
Includes both Film Index International and the American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog. Film Index International is a filmography covering international film awards and prizes, film reviews, plot summaries, and cast and crew lists for films from over 170 countries. The AFI Catalog provides full production and cast information, extensive plot summaries and notes for American films from 1893 to 1971.
The Internet movie database covers more than 115,000 movies and contains over 1,750,000 filmography...
Subscribe to NetFlix to get a steady supply of films. Browse the site for cast, awards, ratings, and film summaries. 


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