My Distributor Rant...

Jaeschke, Myles (
Fri, 16 Aug 2002 07:33:59 -0700 (PDT)

I am sick of purchasing entire sets of videos or DVDs as replacements when a
single tape from a series is ruined, stolen, lost, etc. Is it really that
difficult for distributors to offer individual tapes for sale? I understand
the fact that we, as purchasers of films for libraries, are a very small
portion of sales compared to the general buying public and that most
consumers will never need to buy a replacement. Even so, I do not see
the why video distributors cannot make available the same videos for sale
individually it addition to being sold as a complete set.

Now that I have that off my chest I'd like to make a plea to Jessica to
please sell me a copy of The Movies Begin a Treasury of Early Cinema
1894-1914 Volume 1 on DVD. Our copy of this volume was recently stolen.

Thanks for reading--back to lurker status I go.

Best Regards,
Myles Jaeschke
Tulsa City County Library
Film Librarian