Celebrating the Art of Film
From The Birth of Cinema
To The New Millennium
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.