Re: Iranian movies dot com

Laura Miller (lum1@psu.edu)
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 08:02:50 -0700 (PDT)

Hard to believe Disney gave permission for Pinnochio and Cinderella!

>Yes a quick review of the site shows that there are a fair number of illegal
>tapes. Also the prices are so low that I am not sure that some of the other
>ones that would look legit are pirate copies. For those of you who bought
>from them, did copies of the "regular" titles like Children of Heaven or
> The Wind will Carry Us come in the standard studio boxes?
>Frankly this is part of rather big problem with foreign films were someone
>in the US pretty much bootlegs the stuff for the local community. This is
>rampant with Mexican & Indian films. For the most part a feature film which
>is NOT available from the usual suspects ( Facets, Ingram etc) should be
>viewed with suspicion. If this were a foreign book that was listed as
>unavailable from any known publisher or wholesaler but some company you did
>not know was offering Xeroxed copies , than I think you might wonder if it
>was legit. This is what is going on with many foreign films. In reality
>99.99% of films made outside the US are NEVER going to be legally available
>here so that is a problem. The BEST solution is a LEGAL import on PAL or DVD
>but many of these films may be hard to find and may not have English titles.
>
>Sorry but the usual caveat of what looks to good to be true, usually is
>applies to Iranianmovies. com among others
>--
>Jessica Rosner
>Kino International
>333 W 39th St. 503
>NY NY 10018
>jrosner@kino.com
>
> > From: "Milos Stehlik" <milos@interaccess.com>
> > Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
> > Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 21:09:37 -0700 (PDT)
> > To: Multiple recipients of list <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
> > Subject: RE: Iranian movies dot com
> >
> > Gary -
> >
> > They may be efficient, and we actually sold them copies of some of our
> > Iranian titles, but I think they are not exactly steering in an ethical
> > direction-The Apple (which is a New Yorker Films title) for
>$17.95? There is
> > a lot of rampant piracy in the Iranian ethnic film market, and
>unfortunately
> > I think they have fallen prey to it.
> >
> > Milos Stehlik
> > Facets Video
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: videolib@library.berkeley.edu [mailto:videolib@library.berkeley.edu]
> > On Behalf Of Gary Handman
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 7:17 PM
> > To: Multiple recipients of list
> > Subject: Re: Iranian movies dot com
> >
> > Yes. We recently bought several hundred bucksworth of stuff from
> > them. Very efficient and businesslike. A good firm!
> >
> > Gary
> >
> >
> > At 05:02 PM 10/24/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> >> VideoLibbers,
> >>
> >> Has anyone out there dealt with this company? I have an instructor that
> >> would like to add some videos from this vendor. I've never used them
> >> myself. Legit? Or quit?
> >>
> >> Joan
> >
> > Gary Handman
> > Director
> > Media Resources Center
> > Moffitt Library
> > UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
> > 510-643-8566
> > ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> >
> >

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