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DiscoverFrance.net welcomes you to our online Video Store! We are very pleased to offer the world's largest inventory of DVD and VHS movies for sale, as part of our association with Amazon.com. This alliance, now entering its fifth year, is based on their rigorous standards of quality, dependability, and a reputation for unmatched customer service.
Within these pages you will find thousands of titles by French directors, cinematic masterpieces featuring the performances of France's greatest talents from long-established screen legends to the up-and-coming new stars of the silver screen. Famous names such as Cocteau, Deneuve, Belmondo, Depardieu, Huppert, and hundreds more are only a click away in this extensive catalogue.
In addition to featuring cinema produced and directed in France, we are pleased to present you with a selection of fine English-language movies whose themes, filming locations, or actors provide a wonderful taste of France. For those who are contemplating a trip to France, we also offer visual tours of this country's many charms with travelogues covering Paris sightseeing attractions, the colorful and varied cultures of the French provinces, narrated visits to famous castles of the Loire valley, and delightful barge cruises through the heart and soul of France.
Language and Sub-titles
Most of the movies produced in France are provided with a French soundtrack. The VHS editions are usually subtitled in English (unless otherwise noted), while the DVD editions frequently offer both subtitles and several different language tracks. Every product listing will specify the special features and language options, as well as compatible viewing platforms (such as NTSC, PAL, or SECAM for VHS) and regions (for DVDs). (See country guide for VHS compatibility list.)
English-language movies, such as travelogues and feature films produced in the U.S. and U.K., will not usually offer subtitles in any language, though the DVD editions may offer various language tracks. Refer to each product listing for details.
How To Navigate This Site
Using the dual menus above, choose a category from the left menu Directors, Actors, Actresses, or Miscellaneous Films. Then, from the right menu, scroll down to select the named director, performer, or topic of your choice. In the event you cannot find a preferred subject in our menus, we offer you a choice of both English and French search engines to locate any item from the convenience of your desktop.
Most in-stock DVDs are offered at a discount of 15% or more off the list price; many VHS tapes are offered at close-out prices (or reduced list), as the DVD format gradually replaces VHS in consumer popularity. Note that many titles will also qualify for FREE Super-Saver Shipping, subject to certain order minimums. Some products are available by special order, and Amazon.com will even query its network of used video merchants to locate a hard-to-find title for you!
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While it is always possible for you to shop directly through Amazon.com's home page or through any of its 600,000 other affiliates, shopping through the links provided in the Discover France Cinémathèque helps us to defray the expenses of developing and hosting this site. We are constantly adding new content to serve our audience of francophiles throughout the world (1.75 million visitors in 2003!), and our site has received numerous awards for its educational excellence during the past four years.
This effort can only be sustained with your support! If you feel that your experience on our site has been a positive one, and that the information we have presented here has proved helpful to you in planning a trip or learning more about France, please consider making your purchases through our Boutique.
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Ian C. Mills, Managing Director