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Video Search Tips

Click the links below to find out about searching for videos.

Video Keyword Searches
Refining Your Search by Title, Actor or Director
VHS Technical Information
Video Keyword Searches

On any Video page, in the Search box, enter one or more keywords using any combination of title, director or featured actor(s). If you use more than one keyword, the search engine restricts the results to videos that match all the keywords.

For example:

  • entering "harrison ford" finds videos featuring performances by Harrison Ford
  • entering "blue" finds videos featuring the word "blue" (eg: Blue Planet, A Year in the Life of Blue etc)
  • entering "spielberg" finds videos of films directed by Steven Spielberg
  • entering "dark davis" finds videos of the film Dark Victory featuring a performance by Bette Davis
  • entering "walken ferrara" finds videos of films directed by Abel Ferrara, featuring performances by Christopher Walken
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Refining Your Search by Title, Actor or Director

On the Advanced Search Video page, you can refine your search using a combination of the Title, Actor and Director boxes.

For example:

  • entering "bruce willis" in the actor box finds videos of films featuring performances by Bruce Willis
  • entering "night" in the title box finds videos of films with the word "night" in the title (e.g., Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Twelfth Night etc)
  • entering "campion" in the director box finds videos of films directed by Jane Campion
  • entering "true" in the title field and "slater" in the actor field finds a video of the film True Romance, featuring a performance by Christian Slater

Hint: a search for an actor's surname may be most efficient, but if you're unsure of the specific last name, try searching for the actor's first name. An actor search for "rock" will locate films featuring performances by Rock Hudson, as will an actor search for "hudson".

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VHS Technical Information

Amazon.co.uk sells the PAL (Phase Alteration Line) standard only, which is used in most European countries and regions of Asia. These tapes will not play on video machines that use NTSC, SECAM, or other video standards.

Additional title-specific information may be found by clicking on the "technical information" link in the navigation bar on the left of any title's product information page. Typical information includes studio, running time, reason for rating, theatrical release date, VHS release date and sound particulars.

If you can't find what you're looking for, it may be that it isn't available from our catalogue at the moment.

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