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Watching The Web: BlackStar

Friday, July 16th, 1999

The Web site of Britain’s biggest video store is full of information on any film that has been released in the U.K. Whether you want to buy a film or find out more trivia on one of the old classics, the site is an entertaining and useful resource. Blackstar.co.uk is a bit like an Amazon for movies, but because of its smaller scale, you personalize profiles that let you know when your favorite movies are on sale, or when commemorative editions of your favorite series are being released. To look for a film, you can search through the extensive listings by title or genre. If a film is no longer in the Black Star inventory, the company searches for the film and sends it to you. Perhaps the site’s biggest advantage is that it offers free delivery of its films to anywhere in the world.