Film Strip

Lost & Rare Film & TV Treasures

Lost & Rare is produced and distributed by Festival Films in collaboration with a worldwide network of private and professional film collectors and distributors. Our premiere DVD releases are available now. Learn more about each new release and enjoy a selection of scenes here:

Vol. 1: Lost TV Pilots
Vol. 2: Sports Immortals.

The idea for the Lost & Rare series grew out of the realization that a group of veteran producers and distributors of classic film content, who were already collaborating on many projects, each possessed many rare films we didn't quite know what to do with.  The founding group for this new series includes Festival Films founder Ron Hall, Bijou Productions founder Bob Campbell  and archivist/independent TV producer Derek Myers.

The films distributed under the Lost & Rare banner are extremely rare and often unknown even to the most ardent of film fans. For many titles little or no information can be found via internet search engines or listed at IMDB, nor registered in Library of Congress copyright files -- or registered but not renewed, which suggests the possible extinction of original source materials.

A fine example of our discoveries is the first film in which Alan Ladd receives screen billing. A brief look at this and other upcoming Lost & Rare volumes can be seen in the demo video just below: