Re: Brave New World

Madeline Copp (
Thu, 3 Jan 2002 15:12:22 -0800 (PST)

Dear Colleagues,

I'd like to add my "Buyer Beware" voice to Jessica's about buying videos
via ebay . One of our faculty members wanted a copy of the original King
Kong in Japanese - our really wonderful video person found a copy on ebay,
we made the bid (a fairly large sum of money), got it, and found out it was
misrepresented on ebay (it was a dubbed version which we already own). Of
course, we should have/could have been more careful and will be in the
future, but it was a disappointment.

I'm glad to hear that it sometimes works well, but I think that we will
think twice (three, four, etc.) times before using ebay.

Madeline A. Copp, Resource Services Librarian
(English * Film & Media Studies * Writing Seminars * Humanities Center)
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-516-8399 (fax)

At 02:49 PM 1/3/02 -0800, you wrote:
>I took a quick peek at this and FYI it is a BOOTLEG video not a legal
>copy. It is
>an NTSC transfer of PAL copy put in box with xeroxed box cover. You can
>tell because the box has the British rating code on it which is the dead
>give away on these. In fact it appears
>that EVERYTHING the guy is selling is a pirate videos. Most are UK titles
>and sadly these rights holders either don't care or can't be bothered.
>eBay can be a great source for rare out of print videos but there are
>literally thousands
>of bootlegs listed everyday. As a rule if the title has NEVER been
>released in the US
>it is a bootleg with the rare exception of Canadian imports. There is a
>guy who sells lots of rare stuff from Montreal but no sub titles.
>Buyer Beware
>Jessica ( spoilsport) Rosner
>Kino International
>333 W 39th St. 503
>NY NY 10018
>From: Julie Dinkins <dinkins@SONOMA.EDU>
>Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 14:39:08 -0800 (PST)
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: Re: Brave New World
>I don't know if you are able to purchase from ebay. But, there is a copy
>for auction there:
>Julie Dinkins | | 664-4077
>Multimedia Dept Manager
>User Technical Support Coordinator
>University Library at Sonoma State University
>Happy New Year!
>I have a prof looking for the above title that features Leonard Nimoy and
>was produced (she says) in the mid 90s. We have searched the usual sources
>and have come up empty. WorldCat credits Don Wigatou Productions and
>Studios USA Picture for publication, but we cannot find contact info for
>them. I would appreciate any info on whether this title is available or
>contact info for a current distributor.
>Thanks in advance,
>Gail B. Fedak
>Manager, Instructional Media Resources
>Middle Tennessee State University
>Murfreesboro, TN 37132
>phone 615-898-2740
>fax 615-898-2530