Is there a book that has all the movies available on VHS?

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  1. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    My mother, at age 80, has decided that she might like to have a VCR after all. She wants a book or other written source of every movie available on VHS. She is particularly interested in old movies.

    Does anyone know of something like this?

    Thanks

    Artie
     
  2. Mark_Wilson

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    Not every movie but Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide lists thousands of movies and if they were released on vhs or Laserdisc. He may list DVD now as I only have the 2001 guide and it did not.
     
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    Thanks, Mark. That is very helpful.

    Artie
     
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    Its only $8.99 on amazon.com , can't beat that.
     
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    No, not Maltins Book!!!
    While it is great for classics and such, His guide is geared more towards movie buffs and has many entries that are not on VHS and omits a lot of stuff that is.
    I would recommend Mick Martin & Marsha Porter's - Video Movie Guide 2002, It has a lot more listing for movies that are available on tape than the Maltin Guide.
     
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    Maltin's book is widely read, but never take any movie book at their word. Just because a movie was released on VHS doesn't mean it's still in print.

    Studios regularly put catalogue titles on moratorium, and rental shops like Blockbuster (et al) continue to thin out VHS shelf space in favor of DVD and video games. Less than a third of the shelf space is now VHS for back catalogue titles around here, and this time last year it was about 80%.

    You may have luck checking your local public libraries, too. I don't know how many are testing the waters with DVD yet.
     
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    If you want older titles, go online to a site like amazon.com or buy.com which still sell videos. Go to suncoast for the best selection of VHS tapes new and old.
     
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    I second the Movies Unlimited catalog. Basically if it's on video then they've got it. Their catalog is like a phone book, it's huge!

    Johnny B.
     
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    Or just go to www.imdb.com. In most cases they list if a film has seen a home video release, and they link directly to amazon in case you're interested in purchasing it. Has been pretty helpful in the past.
     

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