RE: [Videolib] Availability of To Be or Not to Be (1942) on DVD

Breivold, Scott (SBreivo@exchange.calstatela.edu)
Thu, 8 Jan 2004 10:09:05 -0800

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Oh goodie! Finally a question related to my favorite film director, Ernst
Lubitsch!

I can tell you that "To Be Or Not to Be" is not available (yet) in the US on
DVD. However, the film is available on DVD in the UK and France. I have
not seen the UK copy, but I purchased the edition that is available in
France via a seller on Ebay (the DVD is from Studio Canal and the quality is
excellent).
It's available from this online vendor:
http://www.priceminister.com/offer/buy/1014567/PR037

Remember of course that you would need to have a DVD player that will
playback Region 2 DVDs.

"Ninotchka" has not been released on DVD yet either, but there are still
places where you can purchase an original VHS copy.

The really good news is that the greatest (IMHO) of Lubitsch's comedies,
"Trouble in Paradise" is available in a wonderful Criterion edition DVD!

For more information about Lubitsch and the availability of his films on
DVD/VHS, please visit my Ernst Lubitsch website at: http://www.lubitsch.com

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Scott Breivold
Media, Communications, & Arts Librarian
Interim Collection Development Librarian
University Library ~ Cal State LA

"I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I write and I understand."
~Ernst Lubitsch

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RE: [Videolib] Availability of To Be or Not to Be (1942) on = DVD

Oh goodie!  Finally a question related to my = favorite film director, Ernst Lubitsch!

I can tell you that "To Be Or Not to Be" is = not available (yet) in the US on DVD.  However, the film is = available on DVD in the UK and France.  I have not seen the UK = copy, but I purchased the edition that is available in France via a = seller on Ebay (the DVD is from Studio Canal and the quality is = excellent).  

It's available from this online vendor:  http://www.priceminister.com/offer/buy/1014567/PR037

Remember of course that you would need to have a DVD = player that will playback Region 2 DVDs.

"Ninotchka" has not been released on DVD = yet either, but there are still places where you can purchase an = original VHS copy.

The really good news is that the greatest (IMHO) of = Lubitsch's comedies, "Trouble in Paradise" is available in a = wonderful Criterion edition DVD!

For more information about Lubitsch and the = availability of his films on DVD/VHS, please visit my Ernst Lubitsch = website at: http://www.lubitsch.com



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Scott Breivold
Media, Communications, & Arts Librarian
Interim Collection Development Librarian
University Library ~ Cal State LA

"I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I = write and I understand." 
     ~Ernst Lubitsch






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