El Norte again

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 08:47:17 -0700 (PDT)

Some one who purchased the tape has been kind enough to fax me a copy of the
box info and I would say that I am 99% certain this is an ILLEGAL COPY
First and foremost there is NO COPYRIGHT, either on the box or the sticker
on the tape. No legitimate company would release a film without a copyright
notice. The box art is cheap and washed out, according to the purchaser the
tape is of poor quality with faded color.
I went on the Web to look up Frontera films and could only find something
about UCLA student films. I actually got Gregory Nava's old home phone # but
have been afraid to call it.
I will try to track him down because I am fairly certain that in fact owns
the film.

Also if all the above were not enough to prove the film was a bootleg I
believe from earlier posts that this company has been selling the film for
at least a year , maybe two and even IF Artisian dropped it ( still not
clear) they DEFINATELY had it at that time.

Obviously no one had any real way of knowing this was an illegal copy
but in general I would be VERY, VERY nervous about FEATURE films
which come in cheap boxes without copyright notice and if the quality
is poor. This is ESPECIALLY true of Films released by a studio ( which El
Norte was not) and foreign films.

I will keep group updated if I reach Mr. Nava

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018