findanyfilm.com is a neat site for those of us in the UK that does exactly what it says – lets you search for any film that is available in the UK. Most interestingly, it lets you search for films that are in cinemas, or available on DVD or Blu-Ray or on TV, or even for download or to watch online. You can set your location, so that it will find films near you, and lets you set up alerts so you are notified when the film becomes available in any format. The interface is clean and easy to use, and I probably prefer it to something like Time Out’s film search function. There are a few limits – it seems to skew towards commercial publishers (iTunes) when considering whether a film is available for download, ignoring films that are available on the Internet Archive. While there’s a lot to commend in FindAnyFilm’s statement that “Film downloads should be problem free and the highest quality, which is why FindAnyFilm.com only finds film downloads that are guaranteed to be legal, virus-free, first-generation releases”, I think the Internet Archive has enough credibility to be considered as a source.
Via Phil Bradley.