On Thu, 14 Apr 1994 21:21:05 -0700 Sean Axmaker said:
>Re: MMAN BITES DOG at Blockbuster.
>This general information may be helpful to prospective renters.
>Blockbuster will not carry NC-17 films or those films it deems
>"innapropriate" to its family atmosphere (that includes Scorsese's LAST
>TEMPTATION OF CHRIST!) Therefore small companies like Fox-Lorber have been
It grieves me to defend Blockbuster <ptui>, but in the interest of
fairness I must report that last night I witnessed the NC-17 "director's
cut" of MAN BITES DOG on the shelf at my local Blockbuster. That is,
if we are to believe the box, it *was* the uncut version.
Also, although Blockbuster originally made a bid deal about not carrying
LAST TEMPTATION, they seem to have quietly, hypocritcally started carrying
it. I personally rented the film from a Blockbuster here in town.
Now, the fact that Tuscaloosa Blockbusters carry these films may be
an indication of the difference between *franchise* Blockbusters and
those actually owned by the parent corporation. I can't really say.
(I was talking to a student of mine last night who works at our
Blockbuster and he was explaining some of the differences, but he
didn't mention the NC-17 controversy.)
>It's only partly my business, but when you go for a video, try to help out
>the conciencious independent whenever possible and only grudgingly give
>your money to the corporation built by ex-McDonald executives. Wayne
>HUizenga doesn't need out money to build his Florida theme park.
Leave a log in the water as long as you like: it will
never be a crocodile.
--Proverb from Guinea-Bissau
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