Re: Sunrise (1927)

Jessica (
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 09:00:33 -0700 (PDT)

In most cases you can not tell an illegal video. Many otherwise respectable
companies carry them since they can. A friend of mine who wrote the
definative book on Clara Bow just e mailed since he was shocked that Facets
carries THE WILD PARTY which is totally illegal as is among others
THE SORROW AND THE PITY. In most cases wholesale distributors just carry
what they can unless a rights holder challanges them. Studios basically
don't give a damn about silent films they own and overseas rights holders
rarely notice illegal copies. The really bad part is that these bootlegs
often kill the market for legitimate good copies. Some companies like VIDEO
Lumivision in New Jersey sell nothing but illegal copies.

Anyway Buyer Beware