Re: [Videolib] Source for "I Accuse"?

From: Jessica Rosner <maddux2014@gmail.com>
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 09:57:23 PDT

Well other than reminding the prof that every film ever made is has not been
released on VHS or DVD you are probably out of luck. You can tell them toe
mail Warner Bros to suggest it for their special line of DVD-R releases but
I would not hold my breath. It does show up a couple times a year on TCM so
if they just need to watch it for themselves it should come up eventually.
Also two suggestions for films covering at least part of the same topic and
pretty good, the TV Film Prisoner of Honor with Richard Dreyfuss and The
Life of Emile Zola. Both deal with the Dreyfuss affair but from the
perspective of
people other than Dreyfuss himself. Both are out on DVD.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Marilyn Huntley <mhuntley@hamilton.edu>wrote:

> Hello all,
> A professor has asked me to find a source for a 1958 MGM film called "I
> Accuse." Jose Ferrer directed and starred in it. (Actually, what she asked
> for was "J'Accuse" from the 1950's, with Mel Ferrer. There is no such
> beast.)
>
> According to WorldCat, only one library has a VHS tape, and the UCLA Film &
> Television Archive has a film. This is a pretty good clue that there has not
> been a legitimate DVD release. Would you believe that Robert's Hard to Find
> Videos, of Saskatoon, is offering to sell a DVD-R of this movie in plain
> packaging for $19.95? My conclusion: I should not recommend Robert's to our
> library acquisitions folks as a purchase source!
>
> I found that Swank Motion Pictures has non-theatrical distribution rights,
> but they do not have a print.
>
> I think it's not likely that anyone will be able to tell me of a legitimate
> source, but I'd be glad to hear from you if you can. Thanks in advance for
> any responses.
> Marilyn Huntley
>
>
>
>
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.
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