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VideoHound's golden movie retriever 2002
Craddock, Jim, 1932-2014.
Publication Information:
Detroit, Mich. : Gale Group, [2001]

Physical Description:
xi, 1447 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.

Cover title.

"The complete guide to movies on videocassette and DVD".
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PN1995 .V54 2001C Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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This popular video guide reviews 24,000 movies available on video, and rates them on a four bone scale. Each entry also lists year of release, MPAA rating, songs, length, format, cast, director, writer, cinematographer, and awards received. The 2002 edition features an increased page size, and adds birth and death dates to the actor and director indexes. c. Book News Inc.

Reviews 1

Choice Review

Determining the availability of visual materials has become more complex with the advent of the DVD format. These three guides are designed to be helpful for end users, but only the VideoHound titles merit a place in reference collections. Video Movie Guide is too limited in the number of indexes and length of reviews, and uses a rating system that is never explained. Retriever is most comprehensive and is in many ways the successor to Gale's Video Sourcebook (22nd ed., 1999), including movies that have been released in either DVD or VHS. It has eight indexes of great value to reference librarians. The "Alternate Title" and "Category" indexes are standard, but Sourcebook adds "Cast/Director," "Writer," "Cinematographer," and "Composer" indexes. The "Awards" index includes a dozen different awards, Academy Awards to MTV. "Kibbles" and "Series" indexes make this book unique. It includes adaptations from plays, books, and other media, as well as series or films related to one another. "Top Grossing Films" and "Screen Teams" are some of the headings found here. The book's only drawback is that the table of contents must be used to find where each index begins. The directories of Web sites are also useful. Purchase of DVD Guide is warranted because of its expanded descriptions of each DVD, including technical specifications, a review, and purchase information. The two VideoHound titles are recommended for all libraries. N. J. Bird Gateway Community College (CT)

Table of Contents

Introduction: It's really worth reading, y'knowp. ix
Using VideoHound: And then you don't even call!p. x
Alternate Titles Index: A film by any other name will be found in herep. 1
Videos A-Z: Why we do what we dop. 33
Category Index: Flicks that flock togetherp. 809
Kibbles and Series Index: Adaptations, quality check, recurring characters, successful screen partnershipsp. 951
Awards Index: Egomaniacal acceptance speeches not included, but nominations arep. 967
Cast Index: Who was in what, and whenp. 1011
Director Index: And...Action!p. 1313
Writer Index: Does spelling count?p. 1363
Cinematographer Index: If a movie looks good, these are the people to thankp. 1397
Composer Index: They make the music that makes the moviesp. 1419
Video Sources Guide: When renting just won't do, find out where to buy your favoritesp. 1439
Web Site Guide: If you're going surfing, check here for the best locationsp. 1441