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Captain Bijou was created to offer movie buffs and collectors a single source for hard-to-find DVDs, videos, collectibles, and other nostalgia-related items not generally found through traditional retail, mail-order or online stores. With more than 50 years of personal experience in the area of movies, movie posters, comics, and collectibles, Captain Bijou’s owners and staff are able to use this expertise to offer you an amazing selection of these rare items, regardless of your interests or your age. Whether its John Wayne, Howdy Doody, Fred and Ginger, Amos ‘n Andy or today’s hottest stars, we’re your source.

In the 1960s and 70s, we staged some of the largest comic book, Star Trek, science-fiction and nostalgia conventions in the United States. In addition, we published one of the largest film-collector’s newsletter, The Film Collectors’ Registry. We went from film collecting to offering movies on video as part of The Nostalgia Merchant, a video industry pioneer which manufactured tape for the video stores and general public – long before the major studios got on the bandwagon. Remember the Hal Roach Laurel and Hardy films, RKO’s King Kong, Citizen Kane, and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals, or the Republic westerns and serials? We not only released them on video first, but did all the preservation and transfer work too.

Many of your favorite movie, television and western stars of the past were our acquaintances and friends. We worked with them “in the biz” as they say in Hollywood. firsthand. So we’ve been around long enough to know what you’re looking for and answer your questions.

In order to provide this service, Captain Bijou’s operating policies are tailored to the unique items we offer. DVDs, videotapes and some other items in this catalog are often “special ordered” from various manufacturers’ and distributors’ warehouses located throughout the United States especially for your order. This usually takes 2 to 3 weeks from the time your order is received, but could take longer, depending upon distance, holidays and other factors. Movie posters, autographs, collectibles, magazines, photos and comics are “stock” items and can ship right away.

Most web retailers, mail order companies and walk-in stores are limited by the selection they have on hand or carry a specific number of titles of movies. By special ordering from not only major manufacturers, but also from direct or independent labels with limited national distribution, Captain Bijou can offer you a much wider selection than any other source.

All DVDs and videotapes are of the best quality currently available for that title. Quality of the videotapes varies from tape to tape, regardless of manufacturer, age of movie or price. Imperfections in older, more obscure titles should be expected. It really depends on the condition of the elements used to make the final video product.

All DVD and videotapes offered by Captain Bijou are, to the best of our knowledge, produced either by the copyright holder, manufacturer, by an authorized licensee or in the public domain. Captain Bijou does not have any type of control or makes any representations or warranties to the contrary. Captain Bijou also does not have any type of control or the type or design of the packaging of videotapes.

Videocassettes and DVDs are available only in the VHS NTSC format. DVDs are generally encoded for Region 1 (U.S. and Canada). No Beta or PAL/SECAM cassettes.

Availability and price of all items offered in our Online Catalog and Mail Order Catalog are subject to change without notice.

Captain Bijou operates exclusively as an mail-order/online business. Orders are accepted by phone, mail, e-mail, fax or through our website. We do not have a showroom to accommodate customers in person.

Thank you for visiting our site,

Best,

Earl Blair
CAPTAIN BIJOU

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