Since 1969, Leonard Maltin has been putting out his movie guides. They have always been useful tomes for the film-o-phile, as well as video store owners (although not so much in 1969). His guides have likely lost sales due to the advent of the
Internet, though there are some people who would just prefer to have it written in front of them over having it on their computer.
Maltin's latest Classic Movie Guide contains a wealth of movies the ordinary guides have never had. The genre of B Westerns has never been covered, for example. Films included in this guide are either available on DVD or show up on the tube or in special showings. There are no lost movies listed here as it is a viewing guide. Curl up on the couch with Turner Classic Movies or American Movie Classics and thumb through this guide to get a touch more insight on what you're watching.
In the front of the book, you'll find a Widescreen glossary to help settle any arguments over whether Cinerama is wider than Panavision (it is), and there's a fine list of suggested titles available on DVD.
While this book can't compete with the wealth of information on the Internet, for some movie lovers it's just the ticket.