[Videolib] [Another question: Source for "I Accuse"?]

From: Marilyn Huntley <mhuntley@hamilton.edu>
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 10:09:08 PDT

May I ask another favor, please? I'm hoping someone will write an
opinion of the DVD-R that's available from Robert's Hard to Find Video
(http://www.robertsvideos.com/product.php3?invid=13281&ref=/browse.php3).
I'd like to be able to quote a Videolib expert or two when I try to
explain to the prof why I don't recommend that source. Thanks again!
Marilyn

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Videolib] Source for "I Accuse"?
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:40:27 -0400
From: Marilyn Huntley <mhuntley@hamilton.edu>
Reply-To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
To: Videolib <videolib@lists.berkeley.edu>

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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Scheduling, rentals, licensing & previews
A-V Services, 408 C. A. Johnson Hall
Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, NY 13323
Phone 315-859-4120; Fax 315-859-4984
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