Re: Sembene video

John Holland (
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 10:13:18 -0600 (CST)

According to the bimonthly Facets Features, XALA is available from them as
a PAL standard import only.

John Holland
Chicago Public Library
Film/Video Center

On Fri, 30 Oct 1998, Kino International Corporation wrote:

> Well folks this is VERY TOUCHY issue. I assume the copy of Xala you bought
> was a British PAL copy. The problem is that the film has totally legal US
> distributor, NEW YORKER FILMS and they for a number of reasons have never
> released it on video. It is AVAILABLE on film. I believe that a video of a
> title legally owned by a US company that HAS NOT released it, is an illegal
> copy because it violates the rights of the company owning the film. I
> imagine that some people feel otherwise
> Jessica
> Kino International Corporation
> 333 W. 39th St. Suite 503
> New York, NY 10018
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