Question about Fassbinder on DVD

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Lars Vermundsberget, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Lars Vermundsberget

    Lars Vermundsberget Supporting Actor

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    I consider buying some more of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's films on DVD. The titles on the following list are released by Wellspring Media according to jclarkmedia.com/fassbinder/ and amazon.com

    Love is Colder Than Death
    Katzelmacher
    The American Soldier
    Beware of a Holy Whore
    The Merchant of Four Seasons
    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
    Effi Briest
    Fox and His Friends
    Fear of Fear
    Chinese Roulette
    Satan's Brew

    Dvdpacific.com has all of these titles as well. At the first glance most (or all) of them appear to be the same, but according to the info on the specific titles they are released by Fox Lorber.

    Would anyone know if this is correct?
     
  2. Brian PB

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    The former Fox Lorber changed its name first to WinStar and then to Wellspring, so

    Fox Lorber = WinStar = Wellspring

    I own four of those titles, and they are pretty good.
     
  3. Lars Vermundsberget

    Lars Vermundsberget Supporting Actor

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    Ah, as simple as that.

    I'm under the impression, though, that the name Fox Lorber is poison for DVD quality. But according to jclarkmedia.com practically all of these Wellspring editions are very good...
     
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    All the Fassbinder films are very good quality. There is another one out there, WHITY, that is also very good with a fascinating commentary, one of the best I've heard on DVD. It is by his producer and the cinematographer (who would go on to do Scorsese's films) and is filled with fascinating stories about RW.

    As for Fox Lorber, they were also one of the first DVD companies out there so that is why many were of poor quality. Great titles, but poor quality.
     
  5. Lars Vermundsberget

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    So I won't get burnt by bad Fassbinder DVDs, then. There are great deals on them all on DVD Pacific, so that's where I'll order, it seems.
     

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