Film Fest Dvd Rentals
405 Duplex Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4R 2E1
This store is dedicated to DVDs old, new, popular and hard-to-find.
|Store Type |||Videos|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Uptown West/Weston|
|Getting There |||Eglinton station|
|Cross Street |||Yonge and Eglinton|
|Sun-Thurs: 11:30AM-11PM, Fri-Sat 11:30AM-11PM|
Profile Last Updated: July 25, 2008
Toronto is well known as a movie town, yet most of its alternative movie rental spots are located within a fairly tight area downtown. Film Fest DVDs is a rare alternative movie rental outlet outside this perimeter. Tucked just around the corner from Yonge and Eglinton, Film Fest DVDs has a collection of over 6,400 titles for the movie lovers of Forest Hill and surrounding neighborhoods. On top of a more than adequate selection of mainstream movies and new releases, Film Fest is well-stocked with every possible sub-genre including horror, sci-fi, classics including film noir, cult and foreign films.
What’s In This Name
Film Fest first opened as a rare DVD-only specialty shop, for a then brand-new medium. While DVDs have since become the norm, Film Fest’s long-standing dedication to the medium may have given it a jump on the competition in terms of its selection. People have been known to find titles here that they could find nowhere else in the city. Film Fest’s name has confused some people who thought that the store specialized in movies shown at the world-famous Toronto International Film Festival. This is not the case, as the name refers simply to the store itself being celebration of film.
A Film-Lover’s Choice
Customers will indeed sense a note of reverence for the medium in the impeccably clean space and well-organized design. Titles are divided up principally by sub-genre, but also by significant directors – featured directors include Howard, Soderbergh, Fellini and the Coen brothers. A second room at the back of the store houses Film Fest’s collection of Horror, Cult, television series and adult films. Those looking for suggestions would do well to have a look at the comprehensive staff picks wall, which covers many of the best from all different sub-genres.