Re: info. on obtaining video title

Kino International Corporation (kinoint@infohouse.com)
Wed, 28 Oct 1998 18:32:57 -0500

It is not likely to come out on video for about a year. That is the general
release of a small art film like this. The distributor is a VERY SMALL
company.
They will most likely sub out video rights,but there is no chance that this
film will be available in the very near future. so my guess is 6 months to
year

By the way DESTINY is the perfect example of the "personal Use (aka
bootleg) we have been discussing. Like most foreign films, I have no doubt
it is available in bootleg form, it is very possibly available on PAL in
the UK. However this film has a perfectly legit US owner but the film will
eventually take about 2 years from when it was initially released to when
it is likely to be put out on US video. ( It showed at the 1997 NY film
Fest). There are A lot of impatient profs who would not want to wait those
two years for the ability to show this film and they will have little
trouble locating a bootleg if they know what they are doing. Just because
this film will take a good long time to be on video here DOES not give any
prof or institution to use a bootleg. In fact one of the reasons that very
few Arabic films, are available is that they are so widely bootlegged,
distributors have little incentive to bring out good legal copies.

Jessica Rosner

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