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Tons of Hitchcock titles on DVD...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Allan Mack, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. Allan Mack

    Allan Mack Supporting Actor

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    I got this spam in my e-mail box today, probably because I subscribe to one of the Hitchcock Yahoo! Groups:
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    They're all illegal bootlegs.
     
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    That's besides the point.
    Most of these titles have well-made DVDs by Universal, Paramount, Warner, and Criterion.
    And it looks like a lot of these are copies of the R1 DVDs since Vertigo has never been on video letterboxed until after the restoration.
    Besides...they're selling these out of Florida, which is part of the United States of America last time I checked. If they were real Hitch fans, they would have the AUTHORIZED DVDs on their site instead!
    Oddly enough, their bootleg of North By Northwest costs MORE than Warner's restored DVD. They have it on most sites for only $14.99!
    Oh yeah...
    To Catch A Thief, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Psycho, and The Birds are all non-OAR. The official DVDs have the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratios. [​IMG] Their Suspicion DVD is colorized...
     
  5. Damin J Toell

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    Even if these discs were made lawfully in Taiwan, it is illegal for an American company to import and sell these discs without the permission of the American copyright holder under 17 USC § 602. As the law reads: "Importation into the United States, without the authority of the owner of copyright under this title, of copies...of a work that have been acquired outside the United States is an infringement of the exclusive right to distribute copies...." It is under this authority that companies like Disney are able to restrict the importation of foreign-produced DVDs of films to which they own the exclusive video rights.

    DJ
     
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    I so want a good copy of Suspicion[​IMG]
     
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