RE: American Film Theatre

Threatt, Monique L (
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 08:30:29 -0800 (PST)

What is your direct email address?

Monique L. Threatt, Librarian for Reference and Media
Main Library W121, 1320 E. Tenth Street
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812.855.9857 /Fax: 812.855.1649 / Web:

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Notaro []
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:21 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: RE: American Film Theatre


This is spectacular news. I hope there will be a full set price. I
remember the series very well. I was a first year Jr. High School
English teacher at the time. You had to buy a subscription to see them
and they were shown at one local film theater to subscription holders
only. A classic set.

Jerry Notaro, Media Librarian
University of South Florida St. Petersburg

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Jessica Rosner
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:07 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: American Film Theatre

Ok I have been actually holding back on posting this for a bit but the
cat is now out of the bag. As many of you know from numerous previous
posts on the listserv, The American Film Theatre was a group of films
made in the early-mid Seventies and oddly enough among the VERY first
titles ever released on video in 1976. Alas they have been OUT of print
for over 25 years, making them perhaps the rarest of all titles that
actually DID exist on video. Over the years people have been looking for
copies and I always pretty much posted back that except for VERY
expensive copies from Video Oyster ( $500 on up) they seemed gone for
good. Well to make an already long post short, KINO got them and will
put them out next year. These are FILMS based on plays NOT filmed plays.
The list is as follows

ICEMAN COMETH Dir. Frankenheimer, Cast Lee Marvin , Fredric March)
GALILEO Dir. Joseph Losey, Cast Topal , John Gielgud THE HOMECOMING Dir.
Peter Hall Cast Ian Holm, Vivien Merchant A DELICATE BALANCE Dir. Tony
Richardson, Cast Katherine Hepburn, Paul Scofield THREE SISTERS Dir
Laurence Olivier, Cast Olivier, Alan Bates THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH
Dir Arthur Hiller Cast Maximilian Schell BUTLEY Dir Harold Pinter, Cast
Alan Bates & Jessica Tandy THE MAIDS Dir, Christopher Miles, Cast Glenda
Jackson, Susannah York LUTHER, Dir Guy Green Cast Stacey Keach & Judi
Dench RHINOCEROS Dir. TOm' O'Horgan cast Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder LOST
IN THE STARS Dir. Daniel Mann, Cast Brock Peters & Melba Moore
PHILADELPHIA HERE I COME- Dir John Quested Cast Donal McCann Siobahn.
McKenna IN CELEBRATION Dir Lindsey Anderson Cast Alan Bates, Brian Cox
Jacques Brel

sorry if anyone complains about posting this on videolib rather than
videonews but since many of these titles have been asked about on the
list over the years consider this a belated response and anyway they
won't be on sale for many months at which time I will post info on


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