Re: Hen's Tooth Video

Jessica Rosner (
Tue, 14 Jan 2003 07:50:07 -0800 (PST)

Well frankly they are a STRANGE company and a bit schizophrenic . They have
LEGALLY licensed some very good films like THE NAVIGATOR by Vincent Ward but
much of their collection is basically illegal copies of mostly European
films that frankly the rights holders either don't know about or don't care
I was PARTICULARLY frustrated when they put out Bread & Chocolate some years
ago but again the rights holder (( who was informed ) just didn't do
anything. This does not make it legal just very stupid of these overseas
people though ironically THIS film was owned by studio subsidiary
As for quality, my impression is that on the whole it is not bad though not
on par with your basic legal and expensive release as they pretty much use
prints from private collectors.
Problem is you have NO way of knowing what is legal and what is not
and so you really are not in any way responsible if you buy something that
is not under legal license. It is not like Hen's Tooth is a fly by night
company so if rights holders don't pursue them , I can't have that much

However I was totally unaware that would any of the same titles a studio
would put out. Do you have any examples

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

> From: Trent Nicholas <> > Reply-To: > Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 06:51:10 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Hen's Tooth Video > > I know there have been opinions about Hen's Tooth Video company in the past, > but I just can't recall whether it was thumb's up or down. It would be > great if anyone can give me their opinion on quality of product: are their > prints good? In tact? Subtitles readable? I notice they have some titles > that big studios also have. How does that occur? > If this has been discussed too much on list serv, replying directly > to me is fine. > > Thank you for your help. > Trent Nicholas > > > >