What will my DVD look like ?

We only use High Quality DVD's, and these come with a printed label and a plastic wallet for protection as shown in the example below:

Are your DVD's Illegal ?

Absolutely not!. These movies are all believed to be in the public domain and are sold from one collector to another. No rights are given or implied!. What we are selling is the service of duplicating the tape or disc, the same as if you took a foreign format videotape into a dealer and paid to have it converted into your format, only for much less of what that would cost to do. If a particular title does become commercially available we must and will discontinue selling it immediately. 

So what is the Difference between a Pirate DVD and a Public Domain DVD ?.

A Pirate DVD is most likely to be a Film which is either still in the Cinema or is very new. Our oldest Public Domain DVD is 98 years old !. When film’s become in the Public Domain it is because the film’s copyright registration was not renewed after its initial 28 years of copyright protection. Or, the film was never registered at all.​ 

So what is the Benefit of Public Domain DVD's ?

You get to see a movie, perhaps from your childhood that you would probably never get the chance to see again, as they say 'They don't make them like that anymore'.

What is the Picture Quality Like ?

The films available on this website are for collectors of rare films. The quality, while mostly very good to excellent, will not be as good as remastered shop bought DVDs. But for collectors of rare movies, the quality is virtually always satisfying. Please know what you are buying when or before you place an order. All movies come from various sources, film sources, rare TV showings, collectors, etc. 

Please Note that although we produce our DVDs to the Highest Quality they are made using PUBLIC DOMAIN material, and sadly due to the age of some of these films you may notice some small quality imperfections that you would not see in a modern production. 

Do your DVD's have Subtitles ?

Please note None of our Movies have Subtitles.

Why do some films have two names ?

Some films are listed with two titles, for example: Adventure in Manhattan / Manhattan Madness, as these films are known by one name in the USA and another name in the UK, this helps customers find the films when they might know it under one name but not the other.

Will your DVD's work worldwide ?

All of our DVD's are Region Free so will play on DVD players worldwide, but you MUST however have Multi Region DVD Player if you are ordering from the USA or Canada. 

What are the Postage costs ?

Shipping is £1.99 within the UK (Regardless of the amount of Movie Titles ordered), and from £3.99 per order by Airmail Worldwide (Depending on Quantity Ordered).

We Post Worldwide by Airmail, and Via Royal Mail within the UK.

Delivery times are within 7 working Days (UK) and 15 - 30 Working Days (Worldwide). Please note working days are Mon - Fri only and do not include Weekends or Bank Holidays.​

When will my order be Dispatched / Delivered ?.

We ship by Airmail Worldwide and by Royal Mail Post within the UK. We post all orders the next working day after receipt of your order, please note Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays are not working days, so orders placed on a Friday will be dispatched on the Monday (Unless the Monday is a bank Holiday), orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday will also be dispatched on the Monday (Unless the Monday is a bank Holiday, orders placed on a Monday will be dispatched on the Tuesday etc. 

Please note that delivery times by Airmail are around 15 - 30 working days, and delivery by post within the UK is no longer a guaranteed next day service so please allow a few days for delivery.

Important Information

We Specialise in Old, Rare and Collectible Movies. 

We have a large selection from the 1900s to 1960s to suit both Collectors and film Enthusiasts alike.

Please Note that although we produce our DVDs to the Highest Quality they are made using PUBLIC DOMAIN material, and sadly due to the age of some of these films you may notice some small quality imperfections that you would not see in a modern production.

When films become in the Public Domain it is because the films copyright registration was not renewed after its initial 28 years of copyright protection. Or, the film was never registered at all. The price you pay covers our time and materials, it is not a payment for the film itself as the film is free in the Public Domain.

The content of our DVD's is underlying material in the 'public domain', and as such is in accordance with the Berne Convention policies regarding such material.

The work has entered 'public domain’ because either the copyright was never applied for or has expired. Anything that is not protected under the copyright law, this includes all works published between 1928 and under certain conditions works published up to 1978 can be re-published.

A work can be anything a book, a play, a piece of music, photographs, movies, instruction manuals, a poster etc.

Re-published and re-packaging 'public domain' information or creative works is not illegal, because the work has fallen into 'public domain' there are no royalties to pay.