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Movie buffs can now search all film genres on new website

Movie buffs can now get information as to which film is being shown at which cinema hall on a new website.

tech reviews Updated: Jan 29, 2009 13:48 IST

Movie buffs can now get information as to which film is being shown at which cinema hall on a new website.

Internet users can search for movies as well as where and how they can be watched on the findanyfilm.com.

The website also gives cinema listings, DVD sale and rental options, and suggests legal download sites.

More than 30,000 films—including action movies, thrillers, classics, and Bollywood hits—are said to be part of the catalogue.

The website not only searches the film, but also brings up all the formats it is available in.

It even provides information on proximity, price, and popularity.

Movie buffs can read a synopsis of the film, watch the trailer, and even click through to book tickets or buy or rent the DVD.

Just in case a film being looked for is unavailable in the UK, the user can sign up to receive an email alert when it finally reaches these shores.

The UK Film Council, which has set up findanyfilm.com, claims that it will vastly speed-up and simplify movie searches.

"This new site is going to transform how consumers find the films they want to watch - we will soon wonder how we ever coped without it," Sky News quoted Peter Buckingham, the head of distribution and exhibition at the council, as saying.

"We have turned what was often an incredibly time-consuming, frustrating process into one that makes it much easier for film fans to see films in the UK," he added.

The website, however, is not the first of its kind.

"It's a great idea because people do use the web to research what they will see in the cinema or on dvd," said Sky News entertainment correspondent Matt Smith.

"But they are a bit late to the party because there is already a similar site that everyone in the industry and film buffs use, called IMDB.com," he added.

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