Madadayo MileFilms
Sun Oct 5 14:21:04 EDT 1997

Dear Jim,

The reason, as far as I can see is fairly simple. Daiei wanted a lot of money
upfront for the film and no distributor thought they could make it back. They
did come down a lot for us in terms of the guarantee but still nothing we or
a small company could afford. Another fact is that although we like the film,
we couldn't imagine getting a lot of critics on our side -- many of them we
knew didn't like it.

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
275 West 96th Street, Suite 28C
New York, NY 10025
phone: (212) 865-7449
fax: (212) 222-8952
email: MileFilms at

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." 
-- Friedrich Engels, 1803-1882

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