All Movie Categories
$3 Used DVD Sale $3.99 Brand-New DVDs 3D Movies
Action Movie Sale Action Movies Animated Movies
Anime Blu-ray Bestsellers Blu-ray Blowout Sale
Christmas for KIDS Christmas Titles Classic FOX/MGM Movies on Sale
Classic Movies Classic TV Comedies
Criterion Collection DVDs Criterion Collection Blu-ray Curious George DVDs on Sale
Disney Movies Documentaries Drama Movies
Faith & Spirituality Movies Faith Based for Kids Family Movies
Film Noir Fitness Titles Foreign Films
Gift Cards Gift Sets Horror & Suspense Flicks
Inspirational Movie Sale Kids and Family New Releases Kids 2-6 Years Movies
KIDS FIRST! DVDs Marcos Shirts Martial Arts Movies
MGM Classics Movies for the Whole Family Musicals on DVD
New Release Blu-ray NEW RELEASE DVDs Oscar® Winners Blu-ray
Oscar® Winners DVD Pitch Perfect Sale Rare Action Titles
Rare Classics Rare Comedy Titles Rare Titles
Rare TV Series Rentals Coming Soon Romantic Movies
Sci-Fi DVDs Sports DVDs Stand-Up Comedies
Sweet Valentine Sale Thrills and Chills on Blu-ray 10 DVDs Under $10
Top 100 DVDs Top 100 TV on DVD Top DVD & Blu-ray Rentals
Top Video Game Rentals TV Classics TV Series - Complete Sets
TV Series on Sale Today's TV Series Ultraviolet & Digital Copies
Urban Movies Video Games Under $20 War Movies
Westerns   Wolfe Titles
Video Games
Game Accessories
New Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo DS
PC
PC Games
PC/Mac Hybrid
Playstation 2
Playstation 3
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Vita
Wii
Wii U
Xbox 360
Xbox One
FamilyVideo.com
The Perfect Gift  Smartchoice Alerts
Family Video Home |  My Account |  Store Locator |  Gift Cards |  Help  
Log In
Home New Releases Video Games Used DVDs and Games Top 100 DVDs Top 100 TV Top 100 Blu-ray Browse DVDs
Wish List My Cart Cart 0 Items
 
Go!
  
View our current E-mail promotion >>  

Buy Movies : PC

Bestsellers
DVD | Used | Games | Blu-ray

DVD:

1 - Couples Retreat DVD
$9.99 $7.99
 
2 - She's the Man DVD
$5.99
 
3 - Fast Times at Ridgemont High Special Edition; Widescreen DVD
$14.98 $10.99
 
4 - American Sniper DVD
$28.98 $18.99
 
5 - Mystery Box of DVDs (3-movie pack)
$4.99 $4.99
 
6 - Poltergeist 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition DVD
$14.96 $9.99
 
7 - End of Watch (Gyllenhaal) DVD
$14.98 $10.99
 
8 - Pitch Perfect DVD
$19.98 $6.99
 
9 - Hunger Games DVD
$14.98 $4.99
 
10 - Every Which Way But Loose DVD
$5.99
 
11 - Coneheads DVD
$5.99
 
12 - Animal Friends: 8 Movies DVD
$14.98 $3.99
 
13 - Safe House DVD
$14.98 $3.99
 
14 - Orange Is the New Black: Season Two DVD
$39.98 $19.99
 
15 - Any Which Way You Can DVD
$5.99
 
16 - Sling Blade DVD
$9.98 $7.99
 
17 - Zombeavers DVD
$14.99 $9.99
 
18 - American Gangster DVD
$12.98 $3.99
 
19 - Family Favorite Treasures 2-Disc Set DVD
$14.98 $3.99
 
20 - Battleship DVD
$14.98 $3.99
 
USED:

1 - Fury Blu-ray Disc (USED)
$34.99 $6.99
 
2 - Gone Girl Blu-ray Disc (USED)
$39.99 $6.99
 
3 - Lucy Blu-ray Disc (USED)
$34.98 $6.99
 
4 - Maze Runner DVD (USED)
$29.98 $4.99
 
5 - Equalizer Blu-ray Disc (USED)
$34.99 $6.99
 
6 - 22 Jump Street DVD (USED)
$30.99 $4.99
 
7 - Nightcrawler Blu-ray (USED)
$34.98 $6.99
 
8 - Dracula Untold Blu-ray Disc (USED)
$34.98 $6.99
 
9 - Tammy DVD (USED)
$28.98 $4.99
 
10 - Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 DVD (USED)
$29.95 $4.99
 
11 - John Wick Blu-ray Disc (USED)
$39.99 $6.99
 
12 - Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies DVD (USED)
$28.98 $6.49
 
13 - Blended DVD (USED)
$28.98 $4.99
 
14 - Dumb and Dumber To Blu-ray Disc (USED)
$34.98 $6.99
 
15 - Transformers: Age of Extinction DVD (USED)
$30.99 $4.99
 
16 - Fault in Our Stars DVD (USED)
$29.98 $4.99
 
17 - Dolphin Tale 2 DVD (USED)
$28.98 $4.99
 
18 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blu-ray Disc (USED)
$37.99 $6.99
 
19 - Interview DVD (USED)
$14.99 $5.99
 
20 - Interstellar DVD (USED)
$29.99 $6.49
 



Movies : PC
Rate this product

ESRB Rating:
T
  • Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Sexual

Movies : PC




This product is currently unavailable to ship


Platform: PC Games

Description |  Screen Shots |  Special Features

Release Date: 11/8/2005
Category: Simulation
Manufacturer: ACTIVISION INC.
UPC: 047875325876


Movies : PC Description



Expanded Description
The Movies is an original strategy-simulation game that calls on players to use both their creativity and their management skills. Developed by Lionhead Studios (led by visionary designer Peter Molyneux), the game puts players in charge of their own Hollywood movie studio, with authority over everything from project approval and budgeting decisions to conception, scripting, directing, and editing of the movies the studio produces.

The business sim aspects of The Movies put players in charge of developing the studio and keeping it running smoothly. Beginning with an empty lot, players build their business by purchasing the facilities and equipment they'll need to produce a feature film, from actors' trailers and wardrobes to stages, lighting, and cameras. They'll have to decide which movies are made, how much is spent on the productions, and even how they'll treat their star actors. Will they abide distracting on-set romances and childish tantrums for the sake of the art, or send actors packing when they don't recognize the producer's ultimate authority?

The movie-making aspects of the game are designed to give players realistic cinematic tools and near-complete creative freedom. Inspired players can take charge of every step in the process: hiring the talent, approving the script, shooting the scenes, and editing the final product in post-production. The game's 3D actors, props, sets, and editing tools are designed to allow creative players to take extensive control over every shot and put professional polish on their final film.

Whether players prefer to spend their time schmoozing the front office or shooting on the soundstage, in the end, the studio will live or die by the financial success of its movies. There is lots of money to by made by following trends, sticking to popular genres and actors, and staying on schedule, but a well-run studio can stay afloat with independent films and pet projects as well. Even if the player takes no direct role in the creation of the films themselves, responsible budgeting and proper marketing can make nearly any movie profitable.

For those players who would rather pour themselves into the movie-making gameplay without worrying about all the paperwork, the game also features a sandbox mode, which gives them freedom to use any of the studio tools without worrying about balancing the budgets or winning the box office. Films created by players in the game can be uploaded and shared on the Internet, so virtual producers and directors can share their favorite creations with a real live audience.

Screen Shots Click images to enlarge


click to enlargeclick to enlarge

Special Features
Game Special Features
  • Start with an empty parking lot and gradually build your film studio into an industry powerhouse

  • Choose the film genre, actors, scripts, and locations while keeping an eye on the budget

  • Create your own movie by choosing camera angles, editing scenes, recording dialogue, and more

  • Carefully monitor the temperament of hired staff to ensure the production goes smoothly

  • Two play options: make movies or run the business side



    Control Elements
    Keyboard
    Mouse

    ControlInstruction
    Up Arrow or W Key = scroll camera forward; Down Arrow or S Key = scroll camera back; Left Arrow or A Key = scroll camera left; Right Arrow or D Key = scroll camera right; Tab Key = go to the end of highest priority sparkling stream; Esc Key = leave or close a screen, display the pause menu when in your studio lot; Space Bar = center camera on the studio gates; L Key = view studio attractiveness; M Key = toggle map mode on or off; P Key = pause




  • Portions of this site Copyright 1981-2015 Muze Inc.
    For personal non-commercial use only. All rights reserved
    Copyright © 2015 Family Video
    PriceGrabber User Ratings for FamilyVideo     See Family Video Reviews at Bizrate.com    
    ABOUT SSL CERTIFICATES