The Picture Palace | EW.com

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If you want video blockbusters, go to Blockbuster – but if you want to uncover little-known treasures (e.g., ”trashy camp films,” ”Beat poetry,” ”Persian and Iranian-American films”), try this archive of arcana. Former video-distribution exec Steven Kramer and his wife, Jennifer, have compiled a database of 52,000 films (and 1,500-plus reviews) for this New Jersey-based e-store, and it’s hard to imagine a movie you couldn’t find here. Except, of course, for those never released on tape – which Steven specifies right up front: ”Dennis Potter’s ‘Karaoke’ and ‘Cold Lazarus’; the 1933 ‘Alice in Wonderland’; ‘Porgy and Bess’ with Sammy Davis Jr.; ‘Song of the South’ from Disney; Cantinflas’ ‘Pepe’; ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ with Betty Hutton (so please don’t ask!).”