Re: (Fwd) "Our Hitler"- NOT

Jessica (
Fri, 14 Apr 2000 12:17:01 -0700 (PDT)

I believe that Luminous like the infamous Video Search Of Miami deals
strictly in bootleg copies usually from a European PAL. Anything you get
from these guys other than an old PD movie is strictly illegal and those
xerox type box covers ought to be a clue. Sorry they took your money but I
would never have dealt with them in the first place.

Jessica Rosner
>From: "M. Dew" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: (Fwd) "Our Hitler"- NOT
>Date: Fri, Apr 14, 2000, 6:48 PM

>Kris & others,
>This is my story about "Our Hitler." I have been searching for a
>copy of this film ever since I read Sontag's essay of it in the NYR
>back in the late '70's. A year and 1/2 ago, I was THRILLED to see it
>listed in the Luminous Film & Video Wurks catalog and immediately
>ordered it, with some other titles requested by a faculty member. We
>had to prepaid. They cashed our check. We didn't receive a
>shipment. We called them. They said they would ship right away. We
>waited. We didn't get our stuff. We called again. They apologized
>and sent they were working on it. We never received our shipment.
>The end. Needless to say, we won't be sending them any more of our
>money, and too bad for them 'cause I was prepared to buy a lot from
>them. Sigh.
>Title: Hitler, ein film aus Deutschland [videorecording]
> Hitler, a film from Germany / [produced by
> TMS/Solaris/Westdeutscher Rundfunk/Ina/British
> Broadcasting Corp.]
>Variant Titles: Also known as: Our Hitler
> Hitler, a film from Germany
>Published: Medford NY : Luminous Film & Video Wurks, [199-?]
>Description: Visual Material
> Videorecording
> 3 videocassettes (420 min.) : sd., col., with b&w
> sequences ; 1/2 in.
>Credits: Direction, Hans Jnrgen Syberberg ; screenplay, Hans Jnrgen
> Syberberg ; editing, Jutta Brandstaedter ;
> cinematography, Dietrich Lohmann ; art direction, Hans
> Gailling ; puppets by Barbara Buchwald and Hans HM.
> Stummer.
>Cast: Harry Baer, Heinz Schubert, Peter Kern, Hellmut Lange,
> Rainer von Artenfels, Martin Sperr, Peter Moland,
> Johannes Buzalski, Alfred Edel, Amelie Syberberg.
>Summary: Highly experimental film providing a panoramic view of the
> sources which helped shape early twentieth-century
> Germany through the Nazi period.
>Notes: Videocassette release of motion picture originally
> released in West Germany in 1977.
> VHS format.
> German, with English subtitles; some English narration
> dubbed in.
>LC Subjects: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945--Drama.
> Feature films.
> Germany--History--1933-1945--Drama.
>Other Authors, Contributors, Titles, etc.:
> Syberberg, Hans Jnrgen, 1935-
> Baer, Harry, 1947-
> Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
> British Broadcasting Corporation.
> Luminous Film & Video Wurks.
> Grail.
> German dream.
> End of a Winter's tale.
> We, the children of Hell.
>Location: CMIT Library, General Circulation Material
>Call Number: On Order
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