Re: Iranian movies dot com

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 08:21:56 -0700 (PDT)

Don't know about the "illegal" stuff, Jessica...the Iranian films came in
studio boxes and the company delivered as promised and on time.

gary

At 08:02 AM 10/25/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>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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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
510-643-8566
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu