Re: [Videolib] Need Video or DVD Distributor ( if available)

Jessica Rosner (jrosner@kino.com)
Sat, 10 Sep 2005 16:59:35 -0400

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> There are copies of IF available for sale on the Internet, but I don't kn=
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Rule of thumb on these these is that since is a studio feature film if it
were legally available and IN print virtually all wholesalers would
carry it. Since it is not you can assume it is at the very least not
currently in print. You can then try oclc to see if it is other collection=
s
which
should give a clue as to whether it was ever in print. I believe this is
owned by Paramount and they are by FAR the slowest of all major
US studios to release material ( Conformist, 1900 etc). I am simply not sur=
e
if there was EVER a VHS release but I think you could tell by
Looking at other collections. At BEST there could be used VHS IF it was eve=
r
released on VHS but chances are most copies on the internet
Are bootlegs. It is staggering how many sellers big and small there are of
this stuff. Sadly most rights holders either don=B9t know or don=B9t
Care to try to stop it. For the most part a diligent owner can get illegal
items removed from eBay & Amazon but it does take a little work
Also the market is now being FLOODED with cheap knock offs from Asia which
are very, very difficult to stop. My rule of thumb is that
If you find a studio feature film available on DVD ( and in some cases VHS)
that is not available from the legit sites, this is almost always
A sign that it is an illegal copy and I would definitely not buy it

Regards

Jessica

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Re: [Videolib] Need Video or DVD Distributor ( if available)


There are copies of IF available for sale on the Internet, but I = don't know if they are legal.

Rule of thumb on these these is that since is a stud= io feature film if it were legally available  and IN print virtually al= l wholesalers would
 carry it. Since it is not you can assume it is at the very least not = currently in print.  You can then try oclc to see if it is other collec= tions which
should give a clue as to whether it was ever in print. I believe this is ow= ned by Paramount and they are by FAR the slowest of all major
US studios to release material ( Conformist, 1900 etc). I am simply not sur= e if there was EVER a VHS release but I think you could tell by
Looking at other collections. At BEST there could be used VHS IF it was eve= r released on VHS but chances are most copies on the internet
Are  bootlegs. It is staggering how many sellers big and small there a= re of this stuff.  Sadly most rights holders either don’t  k= now or don’t
Care to try to stop it.  For the most part a diligent owner can get il= legal items removed from eBay & Amazon but it does take a little work Also the market is now being FLOODED with cheap knock offs from Asia which = are very, very difficult to stop. My rule of thumb is that
If you find a studio feature film available on DVD ( and in some cases VHS)= that is not available from the legit sites, this is almost always
A sign that it is an illegal copy and I would definitely not buy it

Regards

Jessica

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