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

From: Marilyn Huntley <mhuntley@hamilton.edu>
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 10:14:04 PDT

Thanks, Jessica! I'll forward your suggestions to the prof.
Marilyn

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Subject: Re: [Videolib] Source for "I Accuse"?
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:57:23 -0400
From: Jessica Rosner <maddux2014@gmail.com>
Reply-To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
References: <4A3F97DB.90103@hamilton.edu>

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 to
e 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
<mailto: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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-- 
Marilyn B. Huntley, Staff Assistant/ Film Specialist:
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
e-mail mhuntley@hamilton.edu

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.

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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