In 1947 some subscribers to Consumer Reports magazine began to rate movies. This system continues today, using a five-point scale. Blades has picked the films which scored in one of the top two possible groupings and which are also available on videocassette. For each of the over 1000 titles resulting, he lists cast credits and video distributor, and provides an annotation of about 100 words. Blades largely takes the word of the consumers as gospel; he could have better served by uttering some discouraging words about some mediocre albeit tolerable films. Still head and shoulders above the rest of this type of book is Leonard Maltin's TV Movies (NAL, 1986). John Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.