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Often SCREEN-L gets queries about locating films on videotape.
 
Jim Thompson ([log in to unmask]), University of California, Riverside
maintains an excellent list of Home Video Resources and makes it available on
the World Wide Web through SCREENsite:
 
http://www.sa.ua.edu/SCREENsite
 
He's just posted a new version of it.  Here's a bit more info:
 
This is a selective list of mail, phone, and Internet sources for home video
purchase and rental. It includes sources for videotapes (mainly in VHS format)
and laserdiscs. All are to NTSC standard. All of the sources listed here take
phone orders charged to credit cards, and most have catalogs available. Catalog
information tends to go out of date rapidly, but is generally more accurate than
the information in video reference books, e.g. VIDEO SOURCE BOOK. This is
because that and similar reference books use information supplied by video
publishers, which is notoriously unreliable and often speculative, i.e. the
publishers announce titles, wait to see how many orders they get, and cancel
production if there isn't enough interest. Announced release dates are equally
unreliable.
 
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Jeremy Butler
mailto:[log in to unmask]
SCREENsite:  http://www.sa.ua.edu/SCREENsite/
Telecommunication and Film/University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa
 
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