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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0965  Tuesday, 31 October 2006

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date: 		Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Subject: 	DVD Wish List

As I indicated that I would in SHK 17.0964: "Re: SHK 17.0952 Film/TV 
Course and DVD Wish List," I am posting a DVD Wish List that reflects what 
I have learned so far about the availability of Shakespeare DVD titles 
that I am interested in purchasing commercially.

I also ask for SHAKSPER members to submit titles that they would like to 
see released on DVD. (I have included in Group 4 below one such title that 
was suggested by Patty Winter.) Together, maybe we can make it known that 
there is a substantial audience of both academics and non-academics with 
considerable purchasing power who would buy high quality DVDs were they 
available.

Group 1
Titles that I believe are available for Region 2 release that I would also 
like to see released in Region 1 and-or internationally without regional 
restrictions:

Tony Richardson (UK, 1969), HAMLET (with Nichol Williamson),
Peter Brook (UK, 1971), KING LEAR (with Paul Scofield)
Steward Burge (UK, 1965), OTHELLO (with Laurence Olivier)

Group 2
Titles that have been released in VHS that I would like to see released in 
Region 1 and-or internationally without regional restrictions:

Reinhardt and Dieterle (USA, 1935), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Jonathan Miller (UK, 1969), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (with Laurence Olivier)
Peter Greenaway (1991), PROSPERO'S BOOKS (with Gielgud)
Paul Mazursky (USA, 1981), TEMPEST (Cassavetes, Raul Julia)
Svend Gade (Germany, 1920), HAMLET, THE DRAMA OF VENGEANCE (with Asta 
Nielsen: VHS has German titles - I would like to have a version with 
English titles)

Group 3
Titles that to my knowledge have not been released at all that I would 
like to see released in Region 1 and-or internationally without regional 
restrictions:

George Schaefer (USA, 1954), MACBETH (with Evans and Anderson for Hallmark 
TV)
George Schaefer (USA, 1960), MACBETH (Evans and Anderson for Hallmark TV)
Tadashi Suzuki (Japan, 1988), THE TALE OF LEAR (with Tom Hewitt and 
Jeffrey Bihr)

Group 4
Titles that members of SHAKSPER would like to be available on DVD
Luke/Saville (UK/Denmark, 1964), HAMLET AT ELSINORE (with Christopher 
Plummer)

PS: Question for all those Intellectual Property lawyers out there for my 
information and not in the interests of starting another thread: Would I 
get into legal trouble were I to take the images from my VHS copy of 
HAMLET, THE DRAMA OF VENGEANCE and replace the German titles with English 
titles to create a version for my own research and for my students use in 
classroom related activities?  What about if I then burned these images 
together with my English titles onto a DVD for my research and for my 
student's academic use?

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