|When IFVC began in the
early '80s, there were only a few hundred
titles available on video, but from the beginning
we had a firm criteria as to which titles
should be selected for our inventory. The
first concern was that the most important
directors be represented with every possible
title from their canons that we could get
our hands on. Similarly we wanted to be sure
to get all the best titles by the biggest
and best film stars. Films renowned for their
artistic merit were also of principal importance.
We put together a selection of films with
social, political, and historical significance,
as well as a large assortment of titles dealing
in biographical stories. Also, against the
norm, we wanted the library to have sections
featuring a) foreign films from all over the
world, b) a wide selection of films from the
silent era, and c) documentaries dealing with
a wide range of subjects.
IFVC was the first video company to print
a comprehensive catalog listing all related
information for each film. The catalog was
praised by CBS News, Billboard and other
media, and subsequently sold out very fast.
This was in 1988, predating by two years
the many video guides that began to come
out in the 1990s.
This database lists pertinent information
for each entry, and all titles are for sale.