Godard's Histoire(s) Du Cinema Finally Getting a Legit, Subtitled, Affordable Release!
Big news for the art house set ... Jean Luc Godard's Histoire(s) Du Cinema has apprently made its way out of rights hell and is hitting DVD soon, with an English subtitled, four disc release coming in France. Here's the note I got steering me to it:
"I recently sent a post regarding the long-anticipated DVD release of Jean Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinema. The film had attracted notice at festivals, but seemed destined to obscurity, as a result of copyright issues. It seems that Godard's liberal use of clips from Hollywood cinema, as well as his unconventional & at times invective-filled rant against the Machine risked the ire of the studios here. Various related books and soundtrack releases, all elegantly done, found their way into stores in France and in Europe. But until recently, the only way to obtain the video was through Japan, where the Box-set was fetching upwards of 33,000 yen (around US $278). Some enterprising individuals on eBay were getting as much as $50 for bootleg copies. Well, the wait is over. The set will be available in a Region 2 edition as of Jan. 16, and Amazon France is offering the set for an unheard-of 39 euros. The good news does not end there---orders from the US benefit from a 6 euro TVA reduction, bringing the total to a mere 33 euros (US $40) for the 4 discs! "
Thanks to Jonathan for the pointer.