BFI - A UK charity governed by a Royal Charter. Combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.
Bootleg DVD's - Hunting down verbotenDVDs and videos on the Internet this Village Voice article finds the following:
1-World Festival of Foreign Films - A broad selection of perfectly legal international cinema is spiced up with rare beauts not apparently available in orthodox editions: Bela Tarr's Almanac of Fall (1984), Seijun Suzuki's The Story of a Prostitute (1965), Glauber Rocha's "cinema novo" triumph Black God, White Devil (1964), Jan Nemec's Diamonds of the Night (1964), and Boris Barnet's Okraina (1933).
Pimpadelic Wonderland - This massive and eccentric collection seems inexhaustible. Just for starters: Andrzej Zulawski's semi-finished The Silver Globe (1978/87), Wojciech Has's 1964 adaptation of Bruno Schulz's The Hourglass Sanatorium, Louis Malle's Jodorowski-like Black Moon (1975), Robert Frank's long-suppressed Stones doc Cocksucker Blues (1972), Slovak master Juraj Jakubisko's apocalyptic The Deserter and the Nomads (1968), the revolutionary Argentine polemic The Hour of the Furnaces (1968), Yoko Ono's p.o.v.-ordeal Rape (1969), and the Yukio Mishima-directed short The Rite of Love and Death (1966).
Shocking Videos - A melange ranging from Borowczyk's Theâtre de M. et Mme. Kabal (1967), Czech animator Karel Zeman's The Jester's Tale (1964), and Suzuki's unforgettable hooker-clan potboiler Gate of Flesh (1964) to the Nazi propaganda nauseator The Eternal Jew (1940), Kazuo Hara's scalding WW II cannibalism expose The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987), William Conrad's noir-madness Brainstorm (1965), Peter Watkins's The Gladiators (1969), the anonymous protest doc about returning 'Nam vets Winter Soldier (1972), films by and about the Kuchars, and - drumroll please - a five-hour work print of Apocalypse Now.
Trash Place - A budding library, but they've got Walerian Borowczyk's Goto, l'Île d'Amour (1968), the depraved Greek exploiter Singapore Sling (1990), the Pasolini-De Sica-Bolognini-Visconti-Rossi portmanteau splurge The Witches (1967), and the rare sci-fi musical Just Imagine (1930).
Broadway Plays on DVD - PlaybillStore carries more than 90 plays on DVD, many of them from the Kultur Films catalog and the Broadway Theatre Archives series. Kultur is a leading source for world-class performing arts titles as seen on Public Television, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, Ovation, Bravo and many other networks.
Cult Cine - "The section of American copyright law known as The Berne Act clearly states: films unreleased in the United States, including original version of films altered and/or edited for release in the United States, are not protected by American copyright; thus, they are considered public domain. The entire purpose of our company is to provide (otherwise unavailable) films to the serious video collector. We do not offer videos owned by American releasing companies. If a film should become available domestically, we immediately stop offering it to our clients."
DEFA Film Library at University of Massachusetts Amherst - The only archive and study center outside Europe devoted to the study of a broad spectrum of filmmaking by East German filmmakers or related to East Germany from 1946 to the present. ale of books and over 60 titles on video and DVD with new additions each year. Rental of hundreds of titles on 35mm, 16mm, video and DVD throughout the U.S. and Canada.
dvdloc8.com - Internet DVD database. Locate, compare, collect.
Edition Filmmuseum - A joint project of film archives and cultural institutions in the german-speaking part of Europe. Its ambition is to publish film works of artistic, cultural and historical value in DVD editions that both utilise the possibilities of digital media and meet the quality demands of the archival profession.
Great Courses, The - Founded as The Teaching Company in 1990 by Thomas M. Rollins, former Chief Counsel of the United States Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. The Great Courses brings engaging professors into your home or car through courses on DVD, audio CD, and other formats. Since 1990, great teachers from the Ivy League, Stanford, Georgetown, and other leading colleges and universities have crafted over 350 courses for lifelong learners.
Modcinema - Functions as a conversion service for collectors of hard-to-find movies. It does not sell factory sealed DVDs. Instead, its DVD-R's are reproductions/conversions from public domain sources, specializing in rare, unreleased, and hard to find 60's/70's/80's films, documentaries, tv shows, and trailers.
MPI Home Video - Source for classic television shows, movies, documentaries, and more on DVD & Blu-ray.
RightStuf - Anime. Also, manga, comics, and graphic novels.
RUSCICO (Russian Cinema Council) - A a commercial association of Russian and foreign companies, created for the purpose of realizing a complex program of restoring, remastering, replication and world distribution of a collection of the best Soviet and Russian feature, documentary and animated films, as well as of film versions of the best ballet, opera and theatre productions, in a DVD format.
Scenic Labs - Provider of 1080p ambient Blu-ray and reference material, including Joe Kane' Digital Video Essentials HD Basics and BluScenes. Scenic Labs is also now the world's leading supplier of seamless ambient videos for public display.
Second Run - UK-based DVD company specialising in the release of important and award-winning films from all around the world.
Video Data Bank (VDB) - Founded in 1976 at the inception of the media arts movement, the Video Data Bank is the leading resource in the United States for videotapes by and about contemporary artists. The VDB collections feature innovative video work made by artists from an aesthetic, political or personal point of view. The collections include seminal works that, seen as a whole, describe the development of video as an art form originating in the late 1960's and continuing to the present.
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