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.