Grovelling for Help, and Introduction

Anna M.C. annamc
Wed Dec 15 23:22:20 EST 1999

Hello. : )

Introductions first:  My name is Anna Caggiano, I live in Arizona, and I
work in the adult reference division of a local public library.

As for my interest in Japanese cinema . . . well, although I've always
enjoyed Akira Kurosawa films, I'm going to have to admit that my reason
for subscribing is very specific.  I desperately need help locating a
certain Japanese film, and it's my guess that if anyone can help me find
it, this list can!  I hope I'm not unduly bothering everyone with my
plea, but believe me, I've pursued every other avenue I could think of
for well over a year, from E-Bay to specialty foreign film dealers, and
I have come up absolutely empty.

For reasons too complicated to go into here, a friend of mine very, very
much wants to own a copy of the 1995 Shochiku film "East Meets West." 
Further details about the film may be found here:

and here:

If I can get my hands on this film, it would make my friend's year --
her decade -- quite possibly her lifetime. : )  I'm willing to buy just
about any version, even a tape recorded from television, a dub,
absolutely anything.  It's fine if the movie is in Japanese without
subtitles, as my friend speaks some Japanese and her father is fluent.  
Again, it would mean so much to her if I could buy this film.  If you
know of any means I could pursue, please contact me.  I would be
eternally grateful!

Many thanks,

Anna M. Caggiano


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