It's not like you could walk into a video store and find a shelf with all the Oscar winning films on the one shelf, divided up into the different award categories
Melbourne, VIC (PRWEB) January 29, 2009
Quickflix has published a new online DVD catalogue allowing site users to find and rent nearly every *ACADEMY AWARD® winning film that has won a best film, best director, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor or best supporting actress *OSCAR®.
"It's not like you could walk into a video store and find a shelf with all the Oscar winning films on the one shelf, divided up into the different award categories," said Quickflix Head of Content Joe Forte.
"We've got over 35,000 titles in our DVD hire catalogue, and we have been able to compile nearly all of the winning films in each of the best picture, director, actor and actress award categories. Given that the awards have recognised films from as far back as 1927, some of those titles are incredibly rare and you wouldn't find them in your local video store. Best supporting actor and actress awards have been awarded for films made from 1936 so they go back a long way as well, but they're also available for rental," said Forte.
There have been 81 best picture, best director and best actress Oscar winners and 80 best actor Oscar winners. Of those, Quickflix has 73 best picture DVD titles, 70 best director titles, 60 best actor titles and 59 best actress titles.
There have also been 72 Oscars awarded in each of the best supporting actor and actress categories, with Quickflix having 56 best supporting actor titles and 56 best supporting actress title.
"There are not too many video stores, if any, that can put one title in a whole range of different, very specific sections so this is one of the advantages of online DVD rental. Having a library of more than 35,000 DVD titles available to browse online by way of different themes and characteristics allows us to suggest and present DVD content in ways not possible with the traditional video store model," said Forte.
Quickflix is an online DVD rental service with over 26,000 subscribers who can access over 35,000 titles, more than 15 times the range of an average video store. The DVD rental service allows users to create a Queue of DVDs, which is an online list of DVD titles the member wishes to see. Quickflix then sends members the DVDs in their Queue in order of preference. To help members add DVDs to their Queue, Quickflix often publishes collections and lists of DVDs linked by a theme.
"Our DVD lists and catalogues usually get a fair amount of attention from our DVD rental subscribers. Even if a user does not add any DVDs to their Queue from a list, they still browse through them out of sheer curiosity," said Forte.
Quickflix's DVD rental catalogue of Academy Award winning films can be found here: http://www.quickflix.com.au/Public/Tools/ViewCategory.aspx?CategoryID=45
For a full list of Academy Award winning films in each category, please visit: http://www.oscars.org/index.html
*ACADEMY AWARD® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. OSCAR® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.