I have purchased this from Amazon for the past 5 years. If you are a movie fan then this is a really great publication. No you won't find any pictures in it at all but you will find the following-
1370 pages of films arranged alphabetically and with the following information. Title, star rating out of five by various film critics, BBFC certification,year it was made,the genre of the film,country of origin,whether black & white or in colour and the length of the film in minutes.There is usually a brief synopsis and critical evaluation. In addition the names of the main actors and directors together with scriptwriters, cameramen and other notables finish each entry.
Next there are 130 pages devoted to directors and the names of the films they directed.
Following this section are about 200 pages detailing main actors and the films they appeared in. Very useful if you know who the actor was in a film but can't remember the film's title.
A few pages deal with alternative film titles and there is a list of awards covering The British Film Academy awards, The Oscars and The Golden Globe Awards for each year.
At the end of the book are genre lists of five and four star
I have only one slight comment to make on this excellent publication. It would be useful to have a list of films which have been removed from the guide since last year.There are usually about 500 new films rated every year so consequently 500 must be thrown out if the total page numbers remain the same year after year.
However this is an indispensable book which you will refer to often. Recommended reading for all film buffs.