Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Value of Old Films

What is a film worth?

On VHS or DVD one can pick them up for a few pence or cents in second-hand or charity shops and off market stalls. These prices are perhaps unreal because the film is not usually valued for its artistic merit or its rarity, but purely as an item to be sold as quickly as possible.

On the other hand, specialist dealers, such as Amazon, will often charge up to € 30,00 for a film on DVD, and this sum represents even more in dollars or stirling. So, how, what, or who, determines the value? Supply, demand, fame, box office receipts, numbers of authorised copies made, remaiining stock, a clerk in a back room. Obviously the value is directly linked to what the customer will pay, and, as long as there is a steady market for an item at a high price, then the price stays high. As demand slackens, so can the price drop.

Want to beat the system? Then adopt one of our films that are in stock and waiting to be loaded and we'll send you a FREE copy. In return you have to pull the stills that are suitable and load them on site. It costs nothing, is great fun, and if you can get out and about you might even be able to identify and photograph the same corresponding locations.

Film inspired or induced tourism is a splendid reason to drag the family out on film destination tours. Films, movies, TV shows, series, serials, of any country, in any period, are waiting for you to capture and load on our site. Get into the movie business and adopt a film today.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dorset In Film

Available this May and published by Dorset Books (RRP £19.99), this handsome book charting the movie heritage of one of England’s loveliest counties has something to offer the casual reader and ardent film buff, both locals and visitors to the diverse Dorset countryside.

Along with extended essays drawn from over 50 original interviews with the talents behind such films as Far From The Madding Crowd, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Tom Jones, Comrades and Emma there are chapters on literary great Thomas Hardy and film pioneer Cecil Hepworth. Both played their part in building Dorset’s distinctive cinematic legacy.

In addition the book takes the reader on an extended journey around the county, with areas of interest for film fans pointed out along the way, with stories of some of the productions shot here recounted by the filmmakers who made them.

We learn about the director who fell in love with a Dorset location after seeing it in on a classical music CD cover; of the French country house movie shot on the edge of the Purbecks; of the Oscar winning actor who petulantly fired a shotgun into his director’s sports car; of the public school headmaster who vetoed a steamy sex scene on school premises, and another who was sent on an extended publicity tour of the US to promote the film made there.

These stories and a great many more can be found within the covers of Dorset In Film.

For information about the publication of the book contact Halsgrove Publishing on 01823 653777, or e-mail To contact author Anwar Brett directly call 07710 471401 or e-mail

Monday, April 11, 2011

Films Made in Your Area

Type in your home town, county or country in our search facility.

Find the classic film shots that are already on line.

Grab your camera and take the current views. Send them in and we’ll add them.

The holidays are coming up and film induced tourism is one of the more popular reasons for visiting film and TV destinations. Have you a favourite film that we haven’t yet loaded, tell us, and with your help, we can add it.

Or, if you can’t make the journey, or take the photos, then tell us, and we’ll try and find someone who can.