English-subbed films

Mark Schilling schill at gol.com
Mon Mar 6 03:53:28 EST 2000

Dear Randolph Man,

Thanks for your kind offer to proof the list -- I'll forward it to Donald.
I'll also tell him your suggestions -- he was just thinking of making a
list of films available in video, whereas you idea of listing sources,
together with notes on their reliability and quality, might be more

Just two questions:

1) Do you have Ken Crane's URL?

2) Do you have a list handy of video sources for Japanese films? If it
means transcribing fifty names, please don't bother -- but if you can point
me in the right direction I would much appreciate it. 

Thank you again for taking trouble to reply -- I'm sure Donald will
appreciate it.

Mark Schilling 

> From: Randy Man <ranman at csf.edu>
> To: KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu
> Subject: Re: English-subbed films
> Date: Friday, March 03, 2000 2:37 AM
> A follow-up to Dennis Doros' reply back on Feb. 14th.:
> I agree entirely that it would be pointless to include any
> laserdiscs. In fact the last time I searched the Ken Crane's website
> weren't any listed.
> I would strongly caution, however, against using the Facets website as a
> sole source without first checking their titles against Amazon.com.
> has a bad habit of (1) not listing their sources, and (2) buying from
> purveyors of extremely poor quality tapes like Foothills video and New
> Video Annex. Amazon.com can give you the source. Many of the video
> that have Japanese films , like New Yorker, don't have online catalogues.
> For that matter, neither does Movies Unlimited (which also doesn't list
> source in their print catalog, which is one reason I don't buy from them
> anymore).
> Another thing to include is Japanese titles that are forthcoming on both
> and DVD.
> I would be quite willing to proof the video list since I deal with video
> orders and sources constantly. Let me know if I can help.
> Randolph Man
> College of Santa Fe
> Moving Image Arts Dept.
> ranman at csf.edu
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <MileFilms at aol.com>
> To: <KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
> Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 8:53 PM
> Subject: Re: English-subbed films
> >
> > In a message dated 2/14/00 9:47:29 PM, schill at gol.com writes:
> >
> > << Donald Richie has a query that he asked me post -- for his new book
> >
> > Japanese film he wants to include a list of all English-subtitled
> >
> > films available on VHS, laser disk and DVD. Is such a list out there? I
> >
> > know the chances of one existing are slim. Any ideas for how I can help
> him
> >
> > put one together?
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mark Schilling (schill at gol.com) >>
> >
> > Dear Mark,
> >
> > For the US, the best starting spot would be Facets Video in Chicago
> > have a website). They basically list everything in print in all these
> formats
> > (though laserdisc is fairly dead, now a "used" collectors market, and
> should
> > be ignored for space and practical reasons) and do separate it by
> > The only other distributor of such comprehensiveness would be Movies
> > Unlimited. I would suspect both would be more than willing to help in
> > supplying info if asked.
> >
> > Beyond that, once Donald compiles the list and would like someone to
> > the American availability, I'd be glad to give it a shot. (I try to
> up
> > with what our competitors/friends are up to.)
> >
> > Dennis

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