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Mon, 5 Oct 1998 01:31:01 -0500
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Paul Fryer wrote:
> A student of mine who is writing a comparative thesis on the different
> treatments of the Madam Butterfly story is desperate to see Cronenberg`s M.
> Butterfly.
> Does anyone know if this is on video - or has it been in the past ?
> Paul Fryer
> Senior Lecturer, School of Theatre & Production,
> Rose Bruford College.
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 You should be able to find it at most video stores with a decent selection.
If you have a hard time try Kim's in NYC, Facets or Earwax in Chicago, or
Vidiots in San Francisco. Cronenberg's  M. Butterfly is considered by most to
be an unsuccessful adaptation and I would agree (I'm a big fan of his other
works especially Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch and Crash).
Bryan Wendorf
Festival Director
Chicago Underground Film Festival
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