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Current Films and Videos, Volume 48, no. 2 (Spring/Summer 2004)
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Compiled by David Henderson (St. Lawrence University)

This special issue is the first of two focusing on feature films and feature-length documentaries that revolve around musical subjects or raise ethnomusicological questions. This issue includes all regions except the Americas; issue 48/3 will be devoted to the Americas.

Individuals who contributed to this list are acknowledged below and cited in parentheses following each entry; quotations included in entries are from these individuals unless otherwise indicated. Descriptions from Wilpers and myself are culled from publicity statements, film catalogs, film encyclopedia entries, and web resources.

Entries are organized alphabetically by region with the original title of foreign-language films given first. An entry previously included in the current film- and videography is indicated by the issue number in which it appeared enclosed in brackets at the end of an entry. "NLA" stands for "No Longer Available."

Acknowledgements: Special thanks to Michael Wilpers, performing arts programmer for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, for assembling and sharing lists from the Freer and Sackler galleries. Thanks to David Samuels for talk about films over the last dozen years and Anne Rasmussen for encouragement and for getting me into this mess in the first place. For their contributions, thanks also to Tildy Bayar, Judah Cohen, Prachi Dalal, Tony Dumas, Ter Ellingson, Meg Farrell, Jonathan Fohrman, Tim Fuson, Joseph Getter, Kraig Grady, Victor Grauer, Nancy Guy, David Harnish, Juniper Hill, Janet Hilts, Rob Hodges, Lynn Hooker, Kamran Hooshmand, David Hughes, Jay Keister, Ellen Koskoff, Fred Lieberman, Tim Mangin, Michael Morse, Goffredo Plastino, Andrea Plementos, Evan Rapport, Anne Rasmussen, David Samuels, Karl Signell, Norman Stanfield, Julie Strand, Rose Theresa, Ellen Weller, Richard Widdess, Sean Willams, and Liz Wollman.

Editor's note: in order to aid searching, names and terms that have been coded to display diacriticals have been appended to the entry in brackets without diacriticals.

General | Africa | Asia and Oceania | Europe | Distributor Information

General

Baraka. 1992. Directed by Ron Fricke (USA). Distributed by MPI Home Video. VHS and DVD, 104 mins. Predominantly wordless meditation on human life, ritual, and nature, directed by the cinematographer of Koyaanisqatsi (1983). "The whole film has an incredible world music soundtrack accompanying images from different regions of the world," including music by Dead Can Dance, Somet Satoh, Kohachiro Miyata, L. Subramaniam, and Ciro Hurtado (Hill).

Africa

100% Arabica. 1997. Directed by Mahmoud Zemmouri (France/Algeria). Distributed by ArtMattan Productions. VHS, 85 mins. Comedy set in a banlieu on the outskirts of Paris, starring rai singers Rachid Khaled and Cheb Mami. In French with English subtitles (Rasmussen) [48/1].

Afrita hanem/The Genie Lady. 1950. Directed by Henri Barakat (Egypt). Distributed by Arab Film Distribution. VHS and DVD, 111 mins. Musical starring Farid El Atrache as a poor singer/actor and Samia Gamal as the genie he finds in a magic lamp. In Arabic with English and French subtitles (Henderson).

Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony. 2002. Directed by Lee Hirsch (South Africa/USA). Distributed by Artisan Entertainment. Available from Facets Multi-Media. DVD, 108 mins. Details how protest songs were used in the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa. Includes interviews with activists and musicians who were exiled, archival footage of protests, and descriptions of music as a vehicle for communication among prisoners (Henderson) [46/2].

Arak el-balah/Date Wine. 1998. Directed by Radwan El-Kashef (Egypt). Distributed by Arab Film Distribution. VHS, 110 mins. "An Egyptian boy assumes new responsibilities when all of the men in his remote village leave to work in a distant city." Includes several extended dance sequences (Wilpers).

Bab al-sama' maftuh/A Door to the Sky. 1989. Directed by Farida Ben Lyziad (Morocco). Distributed by Arab Film Distribution. VHS, 107 mins. Nadia, a young Moroccan emigré, struggles between her Sufi heritage and her adopted French culture when she returns from Paris to Fez to visit her dying father. At his funeral, she is overcome by the voice of Karina chanting the Koran. A powerful friendship develops between the two women as they decide to turn Nadia's father's palace into a shelter for Muslim women. In Arabic and French with English subtitles (Rasmussen). [ emigre ]

Bab el hadid/Cairo Station. 1958. Directed by Youssef Chahine (Egypt). Distributed by Arab Film Distribution. VHS, 74 mins. "Youssef Chahine, who eventually received a lifetime achievement Academy Award, directed and starred in this psychological drama set entirely at the Cairo train station, about a mentally unstable homeless man who falls in love with a beautiful soft-drink sales girl. Music is depicted in only one scene, but it's a rollicking rock 'n' roll number in a train car when the soft-drink sellers inspire a party. The credits list Mike and His Skyrockets, whom Chahine may have met during his year in Malibu studying theater in the '50s. Fascinating for its evidence of influence of early rock 'n' roll in Egypt." In Arabic with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Ça twiste à poponguine. 1993. Directed by Moussa Sene Absa (Senegal). Distributed by California Newsreel. VHS, 90 mins. Comedy feature, set in the 1960s, in which two rival groups of teens style themselves after French pop stars and American rhythm and blues artists. In French with English subtitles (Mangin) [47/3]. [ Ca a ]

Fatma. 1947. Directed by Ahmed Badrakhan (Egypt). Distributed by Arab Film Distribution. VHS and DVD, 126 mins. Stars Umm Kulthum as a poor nurse who falls in love with the son of one of her wealthy patients, with songs by Mohamed Al Asabgui and Riad Al Sunbati. In Arabic with English and French subtitles (Rasmussen, Wilpers).

Flame. 1996. Directed by Ingrid Sinclair (Zimbabwe/Namibia/France). Distributed by California Newsreel. VHS and 35mm, 85 mins. A controversial tribute to women involved in the Zimbabwe liberation, with "intriguiging usage of background music: mbira for peaceful, rural scenes and Mapfuma for rousing fighting and liberation." The final scene, in which the two main characters, Florence and Nyasha, are watching the liberation ceremonies on television, uses documentary footage that includes "the new ruling regime's adoptions of traditional English military marching band music" (Weller).

Habib al omr/Love of My Life. 1948. Directed by Henri Barakat (Egypt). Distributed by Rashid Music Sales Co., Inc. VHS, 119 mins. "Starring Farid El Atrache and Samia Gamal…[this musical is] a backstage story about young people going to Cairo to make it big in the entertainment business and (of course) getting corrupted by the evil influence of the West along the way." In Arabic with English subtitles (Farrell).

Karmen Geï. 2001. Directed by Joseph Gaï Ramaka (Senegal). Distributed by California Newsreel. VHS and 35mm, 82 mins. The 53rd film interpretation of Merimeé's novella, Carmen, and first African film version. Like Carlos Saura's version, drastically and interestingly recasts the musical frame of Bizet's operatic version. With music by Doudou N'Diaye, Julien Jouga, El Hadj Ndiaye, Yandé Coudou Sène, and David Murray. In French and Wolof with English subtitles (Mangin) [47/3]. [ Gei Gai Merimee Yande Sene ]

Sallamah. 1946. Directed by Tuju Mizrahi (Egypt). Distributed by Arabian Video Entertainment. VHS, 107 mins. NLA. A classic dramatic work starring Umm Kulthum, set during the Caliphate era and focusing on the life of a slave girl who likes to sing. In Arabic with English subtitles (Rasmussen, Wilpers).

Samt al-qusur/Silences of the Palace. 1994. Directed by Moufida Tlatli (Tunisia). Distributed by Capitol Entertainment and Home Video. VHS, 127 mins. A reflection on the condition of women in Tunisia in the 1950s; commenting on the film's subject, the director noted, "The aspect that hits me the most powerfully is the silence imposed on women in the Arab-Muslim world. They grow up living in doubts as to their own existence and their own past." With music by Anouar Brahem. In Arabic with English subtitles (Fuson, Rasmussen).

Sarafina! 1992. Directed by Darrell James Roodt (South Africa). Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. DVD and VHS, 98 mins. Adapted from the anti-apartheid musical by Mbongeni Ngema, centered on the life of a schoolgirl (Leleti Khumalo) in Soweto. With Whoopi Goldberg and Miriam Makeba. In English and Zulu (Hill).

Satin Rouge. 2002. Directed by Raja Amari (France/Tunisia). Distributed by Zeitgeist Films. VHS and DVD, 91 mins. While investigating a suspected liaison between her daughter and a cabaret musician, a widowed Tunisian seamstress becomes drawn to a world of cabaret belly dancers. The director trained for many years as a belly dancer herself at the Conservatoire de Tunis, and also notes a fondness for Egyptian musicals of the '40s and '50s, particularly the work of Samia Gamal and Farid El Atrache. In Arabic and French with English subtitles (Rasmussen).

La vie est belle/Life is Rosy. 1987. Directed by Ngangura Mweze (Zaire/Belgium). Distributed by California Newsreel. VHS, 85 mins. Like The Harder They Come, a story of a poor country musician seeking his fortune in the city—in this case in Kinshasha, Zaire. Stars Papa Wemba. In French with English subtitles (Strand) [47/3].

Asia and Oceania

Agir roman/Cholera Street. 1997. Directed by Mustafa Altioklar (Turkey/Hungary/France). 35mm, 120 mins. NLA. Altioklar's second film after Istanbul kanatlarimin altinda/Istanbul Beneath My Wings (1996). "Quite a few street music scenes in this violent love story of gangs and lovers in the back streets of Istanbul." Turkish with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Amrapali. 1966. Directed by Lekh Tandon (India). Distributed by Shemaroo Video. DVD, 117 mins. Historic epic centered around a court dancer during the reign of Ajatasatru (c490 B.C.). Earlier film versions were made in 1945 and 1959; this version stars Sunil Dutt, with dances performed by Vijayantimala. In Hindi with English subtitles (Dalal).

Ba wang bie ji/Farewell, My Concubine. 1993. Directed by Chen Kaige (China/Hong Kong). Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. VHS and DVD, 172 mins. "In this prize-winning epic…two childhood apprentices in the Peking Opera become close friends, but their loyalty is severely tested by the oppressions of war, revolution, and their sexual orientations." Particularly useful to compare to the documentary, The Education of a Singer at the Beijing Opera (1994). In Mandarin with English subtitles (Guy, Theresa, Wilpers).

Baiju Bawra/Baiju the Poet. 1952. Directed by Vijay Bhatt (India). Distributed by Baba Digital Media. DVD, 168 mins. "This megahit of its day imagines the Mughal court musician Tansen challenged to a musical dual by an itinerant performer who seeks to avenge the death of his father at the hands of Tansen's guards. The film's music director, Naushad, used leading classical singers D. V. Paluskar and Amir Khan as playback voices for the contest that climaxes the film." In Hindi with English subtitles (Dalal, Wilpers).

Banshun/Late Spring. 1949. Directed by Yasujiro Ozu (Japan). Available from Facets Multi-Media. DVD, 108 mins. "One of Yasujiro Ozu's classic films is the poignant and exquisite story of a devoted family's struggle to accept their eventual separation through marriage. It features an extended scene in which daughter, father, and his presumed love interest attend a noh theater together. Many critics see this film as one in which Ozu depicts the preservation of Japanese traditions in the face of increasing modernization and Westernization." In Japanese with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Beijing za zhong/Beijing Bastards. 1993. Directed by Zhang Yuan (China). Available from Blue Laser. VCD, 92 mins. "In a film officially banned by the Chinese government, rock star Cui Jian portrays himself in this look at Beijing's musical underground" (Wilpers).

Bian Lian/The King of Masks. 1996. Directed by Wu Tian-Ming (China/Hong Kong). Distributed by Columbia Tristar Home Video. DVD, 101 mins. "An itinerant master of traditional street opera seeks to pass on his art to an apprentice who challenges his assumptions and awards his devotion in this touching and exquisite tale set in 1930s Shanghai." With music by Zhao Jiping. In Mandarin with English, Spanish, or French subtitles (Wilpers).

Bian zou bian chang/Life on a String. 1991. Directed by Chen Kaige (China/Germany/UK). Distributed by Kino International. VHS and DVD, 105 mins. "A master of the Chinese folk lute seeks to cure his blindness through an ancient musical remedy, while his young apprentice pursues more immediate pleasures with a village girl, in Chen Kaige's sumptuously photographed story depicting the conflicts between young and old, spiritual and physical." In Mandarin with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Bombay Talkie. 1970. Directed by James Ivory (USA). Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment. VHS and DVD, 110 mins. Lucia Lane, an English writer by way of the US, arrives in Bombay to watch the filming of one of her novels, and "attempts to escape a complicated romance with an Indian movie star." Starring Shashi Kapoor, with music by Shankar-Jaikishan (Wilpers).

Bulan tertusuk ilalang/…And the Moon Dances. 1995. Directed by Garin Nugroho (Indonesia). 125 mins. NLA. "Director Garin Nugroho, called by some a 'one-man new wave' in Indonesian film, made this film about two young people with troubled backgrounds who come to Surakarta to become students of Waluyo, a master of traditional Javanese music and dance. The boy wants to write music but seems trapped in memories of childhood traumas. The girl is simply trying to find herself. The suppressed violence which haunts their lives—and which, the film implies, is endemic in Indonesian culture and society—finally surfaces when their master dies in an accidental fire. Opens with a traditional Javanese court dance in which the dancers carry pistols." In Indonesian with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Chikuzan hitori-tabi/The life of Chikuzan. 1977. Directed by Kaneto Shindô (Japan). 35mm, 119 mins. NLA. A feature-length documentary and biography of Tsugaru shamisen player and composer Chikuzan Takahashi (b.1910). In Japanese (Hughes). [ Shindo ]

Ch`unhyangdyon/Chunhyang. 2000. Directed by Im Kwon-Taek (South Korea). Distributed by New Yorker Films. DVD and VHS, 199 mins. Traditional Korean tale dramatized on film, simultaneously narrated as pansori and intercut with pansori performance footage. "The movie begins with a pansori singer on stage, relating the story in traditional fashion. But within minutes the point of view of the audience switches to scenes of the actual events of the story. The movie moves back and forth from the story-teller to the story, and then, in one amazing moment, we are shown the audience that is being addressed." In Korean with English subtitles (Howard, Stanfield) [45/1].

Company. 2002. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma (India). Distributed by Eros International. DVD, 155 mins. Saga of the rise and fall of a criminal empire and the lives of the men and women who ran it, starring Vivek Oberoi. Music by Sandeep Chowta—who also did the music for Deepa Mehta's Bollywood/Hollywood (2002)—with excerpts from Holst's The Planets and Mission Impossible. Hindi with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Devi/The Goddess. 1960. Directed by Satyajit Ray (India). Distributed by Columbia Tristar Home Video. Available from Facets Multi-Media. VHS, 93 mins. "Set in nineteenth-century Bengal, where a wealthy farmer [Chhabi Biswas] imagines that his daughter-in-law [Sharmila Tagore] is an incarnation of the goddess Kali, with tragic consequences. There are scenes with a British-style marching band, but the most compelling musical scenes are those in which the village priests perform puja in front of the girl-god at the lavish home shrine." Music by Ali Akbar Khan. In Bengali with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Dil pe mat le yaar/Don't Take It to Heart. 2000. Directed by Hansal Mehta (India). Distributed by Eros International. DVD, 151 mins. Another variation on the tale of a country bumpkin—in this case, a garage mechanic—coming to Mumbai. Starring Tabu and Manoj Bajpai. Hindi with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Do ma daan/Peking Opera Blues. 1986. Directed by Tsui Hark (Hong Kong). Available from Liberty House Company. DVD, 104 mins. "This classic Hong Kong film directed by Tsui Hark is a fast-paced comic blend of farce, stunt work, drama, and pageantry about a frustrated Peking Opera actress and an amateur singer caught up in a revolutionary plot in 1913 Beijing." In Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles (Wilpers).

Donzoko/The Lower Depths. 1957. Directed by Akira Kurosawa (Japan). Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment. VHS, 125 mins. "Based on the Maxim Gorky play but re-set in a pre-modern Tokyo slum flophouse which brings together the down-and-out—thieves, beggars, etc. There is one great musical scene [replacing a scene in Gorky's play that uses a diaphonic Russian folk song]: in the flophouse, while an old man is dying of consumption or something in the corner, the others sit on the floor around a table, depressed. One man swears, 'konchikisho!'—basically, 'dammitall!' Then his eyes light up as he notices the similarity of this phrase to the oral mnemonics (chonchikichi, etc.) for the hand-gong (kane) of Tokyo-area festival music (matsuribayashi). It is impossible to be sad when this music is playing nearby. So he continues: kon kon chikisho kon chikisho (like the gong's chon chon chikichi chon chikichi). Later someone else adds the flute mnemonics (hyaitoro hyaitoro hya riyari, or something), and someone else adds the two taiko (ten…teke ten tororo,etc.). Someone throws in a recited phrase: 'Jigoku mo xx mo kane-shidai'—something like 'Whether you go to hell or heaven depends on money.' Someone starts beating out a rhythm on an ashtray with a dried squid, but otherwise there are no instruments—they couldn't have afforded them anyhow. They are vaguely singing the mnemonics for the lively dance piece 'Nimba.' Even without the instruments, they can generate the festival atmosphere and temporarily forget their rotten living conditions." In Japanese with English subtitles (Grauer, Hughes).

Eijanaika. 1981. Directed by Shohei Imamura (Japan). Distributed by Panorama Entertainment. DVD and VCD, 151 mins. "[E]pic drama retelling the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate, bringing to life the myriad factions, allegiances, corruptions, and deceipts of the waning samurai rule and its violent demise at the hands of village peasants. Of musical interest is that much of the subversive plot is hatched and refined in a particular theater in the entertainment district, and the revolutionary villagers march to the sound of their own music." In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles (Wilpers).

Forever Fever/That's the Way I Like It. 1998. Directed by Glen Goei (Singapore). Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. VHS and DVD, 92 mins. Hock (Adrian Pang) is an ordinary underachiever who discovers disco when his favorite kung fu movie is replaced by Forever Fever, a low-budget Saturday Night Fever knockoff. The main character of the film within the film comes to life and becomes Hock's guardian angel, teaching him about life, love, and disco. This is a film that plays with covers, copies, fakes, and ripoffs and their relationship to originals in its plot, characters, acting, and music (Henderson).

Genghis Blues. 1999. Directed by Roko Belic (USA). Distributed by New Video. DVD, 88 mins. Follows bluesman Paul Pena, who taught himself throat-singing, on a visit to Tuva. "[T]he film's makeshift qualities echo the off-the-wall spirit of the trip itself," wrote Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times. "A more improbable and endearing yarn can't be imagined." English and Tuvinian with English subtitles (Bayar, Keister) [44/2].

Geron Busabos, ang batang Quiapo/Geron Busabos: The Kid from Quiapo. 1964. Directed by Cesar Gallardo (Philippines). 35mm, 100 mins. NLA. "Former President Joseph Estrada's early work as an actor is presented in director Cesar Gallardo's tale of an illiterate stevedore who champions the masses and fights for the dignity of his elders. A number of street musicians perform (dubbed) in the streets and at the hero's birthday party." In Tagalog (Wilpers).

Hanre Goze Orin/Melody in Gray. 1977. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda (Japan). 35mm, 109 mins. NLA. Orin, a blind travelling musician who is expected to remain celibate, is sexually violated and is expelled from her group. Music by Tôru Takemitsu. In Japanese (Hughes). [ Toru ]

Huang tu di/Yellow Earth. 1984. Directed by Chen Kaige (China). Distributed by Fox Lorber. Available from Facets Multi-Media. VHS, 89 mins. A communist soldier is sent to Northern Shaanxi province in 1939 to collect folk songs for the use of the revolutionary armies. He stays with a poor farmer whose daughter is reputed to be a fine singer; the transformations wrought upon her by his presence are the main focus of the film. With cinematography by another of the members of the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, Zhang Yimou, and interesting juxtapositions of folk songs and orchestrations of them by Zhao Jiping. "[S]ort of an Asian version of Songcatcher (2000)." In Mandarin with English subtitles (Farrell, Henderson).

Hu-du-men/Stage Door. 1996. Directed by Shu Kei (Hong Kong). Distributed by Mei Ah Entertainment. Available from Blue Laser. DVD, 87 mins. "[T]ells the story of a famous Cantonese opera singer whose professional life is complicated by her and her daughter's personal lives." In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles (Wilpers).

Huozhe/To Live. 1994. Directed by Zhang Yimou (China/Hong Kong). Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment. DVD, 125 mins. Epic portrayal of one family as they struggle with the demands and stresses of first the husband's gambling losses in the 1940s, then the Great Leap Forward, and finally the Cultural Revolution. The husband gambles away his house playing dice, but the man who wins it from him gives him a set of shadow puppets, and he travels and entertains with them. In Mandarin with English, French, or Spanish subtitles (Getter).

Immaculate Conception. 1992. Directed by Jamil Dehlavi (UK). Distributed by 20/20 Vision. VHS, 118 mins. NLA. "Expatriate Pakistani director Jamil Dehlavi directed this suspense thriller about a mixed British and American diplomatic couple whose efforts to have children lead them to eunuch communities whose ceremonies are reputed to overcome infertility. Filmed on location in Karachi, the scenes at the eunuch rites contain some interesting music." English and Urdu with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Jalsaghar/The Music Room. 1958. Directed by Satyajit Ray (India). Distributed by Columbia Tristar Home Video. Available from Facets Multi-Media. VHS, 100 mins. "Some of India's greatest musicians and dancers perform in this story of a proud landowner who pawns his family riches to support lavish concerts while competing with his neighbor, a successful but uncultured merchant, in this compelling character study often compared with King Lear." Music by Vilayat Khan. In Bengali with English subtitles (Henderson, Widdess, Wilpers).

Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje. 1955. Directed by Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram (India). Distributed by Baba Digital Media. DVD, 143 mins. Musical in which a great dancer, Mangal Maharaj, wants his son, Girdhar, to follow in his footsteps and win the title of Bharat Natraj. First, they must find a dance partner for him, and a woman named Neela agrees to study under Mangal. Unfortunately, Girdhar and Neela begin to fall in love, and Girdhar becomes less focused on his studies. With music by Vasant Desai, dance performances by Gopi Krishna, and some vocal performances by Amir Khan. In Hindi with English subtitles (Dalal, Henderson).

Kaidan/Kwaidan. 1964. Directed by Masaki Kobayashi (Japan). Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment. VHS and DVD, 164 mins. Four stories of the supernatural based on Japanese folk material: "The Black Hair," "The Woman of the Snow," "Hoichi, the Earless," and "In a Cup of Tea." In the third story, a blind biwa player is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds, while the head monk paints his body with prayer verses to protect him. Music by Tôru Takemitsu. In Japanese with English subtitles (Keister, Rapport). [ Toru ]

Kannathil Muthamittal/A Peck on the Cheek. 2002. Directed by Mani Rathnam (India). Distributed by Ayngaran International. DVD, 130 mins. Like the director's earlier film, Anjali (1990)—influential in its use of MTV-style editing—this film revolves around a young adopted girl. Music by A. R. Rahman. In Tamil with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Kill Bill: Vol. 1. 2003. Directed by Quentin Tarantino (USA). Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. VHS and DVD, 111 mins. Tarantino's fourth film, laden with references to Hong Kong and Japanese martial-arts flicks. Described by Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian as "a martial-arts movie universe where the normal laws of economics, police work, physiology and gravity do not apply: a world composed of a brilliantly allusive tissue of spaghetti western and Asian martial-arts genres, on which the director's own, instantly identifiable presence is mounted as a superstructure." Musically, the film is "interesting, not because of the score (which does not include any 'traditional' Japanese music—though [it does include] nice use of Western themes and Andean panpipe samples, often in a gapped scale) but because of the [Japanese surf rock] group, the 5, 6, 7, 8s, that plays while Uma is cutting off peoples' heads, arms, and feet." In English with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish subtitles (Harnish).

Kôkaku kidôtai/Ghost in the Shell. 1995. Directed by Mamoru Oshii (Japan/UK). Distributed by Manga Entertainment. Available from Facets Multi-Media. VHS and DVD, 82 mins. "Though not depicting music-making per se, this classic of Japanese anime is well known for some of the most gorgeous techno soundtrack music in all of Japanese animation." Music by Kenji Kawai. In Japanese or English (Wilpers). [ Kokaku kidotai ]

Kundun. 1997. Directed by Martin Scorsese (USA). Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. VHS and DVD, 128 mins. A dramatization of the life and work of the current Dalai Lama and his ongoing struggle to regain independence for Tibet. Ron Wells on FilmThreat.com notes that it is "mercifully free of white teachers or saviors, such as, oh, say, Brad Pitt?" With music by Philip Glass (Wilpers).

Lagaan. 2001. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker (India). Distributed by Sony Pictures. DVD, 224 mins. The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. This film, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film, "has a great scene which deliberately contrasts 'Indian'-style music with 'European'-style music…helpful in illustrating how sonic ideals are culturally constructed." With music by A. R. Rahman. In Hindi and English with English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles (Farrell, Hooker).

The Last Emperor. 1987. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci (France/Italy/UK). Distributed by Artisan Entertainment. Available from Facets Multi-Media. VHS and DVD, 160 mins. History of Henry Pu Yi, last ruling member of the Qing dynasty (1906-1967), based on his autobiography, Wo di qian ban sheng/From Emperor to Citizen (1964). Music by David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Cong Su (Williams).

The Last Samurai. 2003. Directed by Edward Zwick (USA/New Zealand/Japan). Distributed by Warner Home Video. VHS and DVD, 154 mins. Epic set in Japan during the 1870s, starring Tom Cruise as an American military officer hired to train Japan's first army. J. Hoberman in The Village Voice refers to it as "Dances With Wolves…in Kimono," and writes, "As in Dances With Wolves, the big moment comes when the hero goes native—donning kimono and practicing his martial moves, while trying to grasp the mystery of 'no mind' (not a Hollywood problem)." Original music by Hans Zimmer (Harnish).

Lord Jim. 1965. Directed by Richard Brooks (UK/USA). Distributed by Columbia Tristar Home Video. VHS, 154 mins. NLA. Peter O'Toole stars in this adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel. Music by Bronislau Kaper, but "it includes some Balinese gamelan and gagaku" (Harnish).

Mughal-e-Azam. 1961. Directed by K. Asif (India). Distributed by Shemaroo Video. DVD, 173 mins. Set in the sixteenth century, this is "a story about a prince that falls in love with a dancing girl. The score is by Naushad, the Max Steiner of Bollywood." In production for fifteen years, this was the most expensive film ever produced in India before the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas in 2002. In Urdu with English subtitles (Farrell, Henderson).

Mukundo/Mask of Desire. 2000. Directed by Tsering Rhitar Sherpa (Nepal/Japan). 35mm, 105 mins. NLA. The first feature film by this Indian-trained Nepali director, this film builds on the theme of the collision of traditional and modern values explored in his 1997 documentary, The Spirit Doesn't Come Anymore. In Nepali with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Naam hoi sap saam long/The Mad Phoenix. 1997. Directed by Clifton Ho (Hong Kong). Distributed by Tai Seng Entertainment. VHS, 110 mins. "[T]his adaptation of a play by Raymond To relates the tragic true-life story of a brilliant but disturbed twentieth-century Cantonese opera dramatist and composer." In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles (Wilpers).

Nagasaki burabura bushi/Strolling Through Nagasaki: A Ballad. 2000. Directed by Yukio Fukamachi (Japan). Distributed by Toei Company, Ltd. Available from Neo Wing Co. DVD, 115 mins. An aging scholar (Watari Tetsuya) and a legendary geisha (Yoshinaga Sayuri) travel through the country collecting old songs. Based on the Naoki Prize-winning novel of the same name by Rei Nakanishi. In Japanese (Hughes).

Once Were Warriors. 1995. Directed by Lee Tamahori (New Zealand). Distributed by New Line Cinema. VHS and DVD, 103 mins. "A powerful drama about urban Maori, domestic violence, etc. There are many significant musical features, and they give some good indications of contemporary and recent Maori musical culture and contexts. The soundtrack was the first readily available recording released in the US featuring contemporary Maori bands from the '80s and '90s. Original styles have developed further since then…but, as in the film, reggae, hip hop and r & b are very widespread and popular, and the film provides these in various contexts: barrooms, parties, karaoke….There is also a party scene that gives a good demonstration of the Maori love of group singing, and has examples of neo-traditional and popular songs. The use of taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments—primarily winds) [is also interesting]: for example, a bullroarer (purerehua) is used during violent scenes. [While] it provides a great effect, some Maori objected to this as an inappropriate context for this instrument, as it was associated in some areas with spiritual/religious practices" (Fohrman).

Onmyoji. 2001. Directed by Yojiro Takita (Japan). Distributed by Geneon/Pioneer. Available from Facets Multi-Media. DVD, 116 mins. "Japan is currently in the midst of a revival of the tenth-century yin-yang master Abe no Seimei," writes Mary Jacobi of the Village Voice, "with serial novels, manga and even a Brin Eno CD paying tribute to his legend. Yojiro Takita's Onmyoji, number one at the Japanese box office in 2001, succeeds in visual splendor (it was shot on location in Kyoto) but falls flat on characterization." Music by Shigeru Umebayashi (Harnish).

Pather Panchali/ Song of the Road. 1955. Directed by Satyajit Ray (India). Distributed by Columbia Tristar Home Video. DVD, 126 mins. Story of a poor rural Brahmin family cursed with bad luck. Father Hari is a dreamer and a poet, while his hard-working wife struggles to feed the family. Music by Ravi Shankar. In Bengali with English subtitles (Willams).

Qateh-ye natamam/The Unfinished Song. 2001. Directed by Maziar Miri (Iran). 35mm, 94 mins. NLA. "In this film…a young researcher attempts to document the disappearing folk music of remote Khorasan while coping with the barriers of Islamic and local culture." With music by Mohammad Reza Darvishi. In Farsi with English subtitles (Hooshmand, Wilpers).

Qin song/The Emperor's Shadow. 1996. Directed by Zhou Xiaowen (Hong Kong/China). Distributed by Fox Lorber. Available from Facets Multi-Media. VHS and DVD, 116 mins. "This lavish saga…is set in the third century BC, when a master of the ancient guqin zither is taken prisoner by his childhood friend, who seeks to become China's first emperor." Mandarin with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam/Master, Mistress and Servant. 1962. Directed by Abrar Alvi (India). Distributed by Sky Entertainment. Available from Nehaflix.com. DVD, 152 mins. "The voices of playback singers Geeta Dutt and Asha Bhosle resonate throughout this tragic tale of the decline of feudalism as told through contrasting female characters. The doomed zamindar's affection for 'dancing girls' and all-night parties provides plenty of opportunities for spectacular dance and music scenes." Hindi and Urdu with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Sardari Begum. 1996. Directed by Shyam Benegal (India). 35mm. NLA. "[A]bout a thumri singer who had been disowned by her family for learning music from a courtesan and became employed by a wealthy landlord. The singer's accidental death during a religious festival leads a journalist to investigate the singer's life, forcing her to confront conflicts in her own relationships." In Hindi (Wilpers).

Seopyeonje/Sopyonje. 1993. Directed by Im Kwon-Taek (South Korea). Distributed by Tae Hung Films. VHS and VCD, 112 mins. NLA. "One of the most popular Korean films ever made, Sopyonje is [a] compelling story of a former orphan in search of the woman with whom he grew up and with whom he shared the rigors of training in [pansori]." In Korean with English subtitles (Hilts, Howard, Wilpers).

Shall we dansu?/Shall We Dance? 1996. Directed by Masayuki Suo (Japan). Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. VHS, 119 mins. Comedy in which a middle-aged accountant signs up for a ballroom dance class in hopes of meeting the dance instructor, with whom he is obsessed. Of particular interest in this film is how Japanese subjects view "'Latinness' as a symbol of sexiness and freer personal expression." In Japanese with English subtitles (Hooker).

Shankarabharanam. 1979. Directed by Kashinadhuri Viswanath (India). Distributed by EVP. Available from Nehaflix.com. DVD, 143 mins. A prostitute runs away from home and becomes the student of a renowned musician, but her guru must then face ostracization by society. Later remade by the director into the Hindi-language film, Sur Sangam (1985). In Telugu with English subtitles (Dalal).

Shichinin no samurai/Seven Samurai. 1954. Directed by Akira Kurosawa (Japan). Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment. VHS and DVD, 207 mins. Classic samurai film starring Toshiro Mifune, which director John Sturges later turned into a Western in The Magnificent Seven (1960). Includes "brief yet satisfying glimpses of biwa and dengaku performance." In Japanese with English subtitles (Stanfield).

Shunjû: Ten no amijima/Double Suicide. 1969. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda (Japan). Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment. VHS and DVD, 104 mins. In this adaptation of a bunraku play (with music by Tôru Takemitsu), a paper merchant sacrifices family, fortune, and ultimately life for his erotic obsession with a prostitute. In Japanese with English subtitles (Stanfield). [ Shunju Toru ]

Sokout/The Silence. 1998. Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Iran/Tajikistan/France). Distributed by New Yorker Films. VHS, 77 mins. Film "about a blind boy whose susceptibility to distraction by music disrupts his regimented life. His relationship with a musical instrument-maker leads him to imagine whole new (and old) worlds of sound. The film is thought to be semi-autobiographical, as the director's own grandmother insisted he cover his ears when walking past the classical Western music shops in Tehran to avoid the corrupting influence." In Farsi with English subtitles (Wilpers).

Tansen. 1943. Directed by Jayant Desai (India). 122 mins. NLA. "[S]tars the famous singer K. L. Saigal as the historical figure of Tansen, the Mughal court composer and performer for the emperor Akbar. Desai presents the story as a love fantasy beween Tansen and a shepherdess, in which is displayed Indian music's legendary ability to calm animals, cause trees to flower, and cure the gravely ill. In the court, Tansen is required to cure Akbar's daughter with rag dipak, whose ability to cause fires almost consumes the singer until his beloved shepherdess, played by the singer Kurshid, sings the rain-making rag megh malhar to save him." In Hindi (Dalal, Wilpers).

Umrao Jaan. 1981. Directed by Muzaffar Ali (India/Pakistan). Distributed by DEI. Available from Nehaflix.com. DVD, 145 mins. "Based on an Urdu book thought to be the autobiography of a nineteenth-century courtesan, [this] film tells the story of a small girl who is sold in Lucknow, trained in music and dance, becomes wildly popular, falls in love with an aristocrat, but [then must] escape his clautrophobic companionship with the help of a bandit. The many popular ghazals in the film are sung by Asha Bhosle." Starring Rekha as Umrao Jaan. In Urdu with English subtitles (Dalal, Widdess, Wilpers).

Whale Rider/Te kaieke tohora. 2003. Directed by Niki Caro (New Zealand). Distributed by Columbia Tristar Home Video. VHS and DVD, 102 mins. A small Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Paikea (played by Keisha Castle-Hughes, who also appears in Star Wars: Episode III [2005] as Queen of Naboo). Includes "a number of good examples of haka and various traditional music and dance styles, and these performances were set in a very important performance context: the marae (Maori meeting grounds). It also includes some good footage of teaching traditional performance styles" (Fohrman, Keister).

Windhorse. 1998. Directed by Paul Wagner (USA). Distributed by New Yorker Films. VHS, 97 mins. Uses a documentary style and amateur actors to create a picture of contemporary Tibetan life, with some scenes shot in Lhasa. Described by Peter Stack in the San Francisco Chronicle as "a searing political drama…that rips the veils off Western idealism about Tibet." In English, Chinese, and Tibetan with English subtitles (Ellingson).

Wrong Side of the Road. 1983. Directed by Ned Lander (Australia). Distributed by Ronin Films. VHS, 79 mins. Port Adelaide to Point Pearce. Cars, cops, cattle stations and driving rock and reggae. Two days in the lives of Aboriginal bands, Us Mob and No Fixed Address (Henderson) [41/1].

The Year of Living Dangerously. 1982. Directed by Peter Weir (Australia). Distributed by Warner Home Video. DVD, 117 mins. An Australian reporter (Mel Gibson) covering political events in Indonesia becomes involved with a British attaché (Sigourney Weaver) in this film by the director of the cult classic, The Cars That Ate Paris (1974). "The film opens with Javanese wayang kulit, accompanied by full Javanese gamelan (although the story takes place in Jakarta, nominally Sunda). Wayang excerpts are brief but the central character, named Billy (played by Linda Hunt), manipulates the other characters as would a dalang and puppets are from time to time seen and played to maintain the wayang theme" (Getter, Signell). [ attache ]

Europe

Amadeus. 1984. Directed by Milos Forman (USA). Distributed by Warner Home Video. VHS and DVD, 160 mins. Forman's adaptation of Peter Shaffer's play, shot primarily in Prague, with photography directed by Miroslav Ondricek, choreography directed by Twyla Tharp, and music conducted and supervised by Neville Marriner. Winner of eight Academy Awards (Morse).

Bodas de sangre/Blood Wedding. 1981. Directed by Carlos Saura (Spain). Distributed by Movies Distribución S.L. DVD, 68 mins. Flamenco interpretation of Federico García Lorca's play, with choreography by Antonio Gades and music by Emilio de Diego. In Spanish with English subtitles (Dumas). [ Distribucion Garcia ]

The Commitments. 1991. Directed by Alan Parker (Ireland/UK/USA). Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. DVD, 118 mins. Based on Roddy Doyle's 1987 book about a poor Dublin rock band that decides to bring soul music to Ireland (Lieberman).

Il Decamerone/The Decameron. 1971. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italy/France/West Germany). Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment. DVD, 111 mins. An adaptation of eight stories by Boccaccio. One of a number of Pasolini films that includes recordings of world music—in this film, for example, he "used many recordings made by Alan Lomax in Campania (Italy) in 1954/55, and a few seconds of a recording made by Lomax and Diego Carpitella in Calabria (1954)." In Italian with English, French, and Spanish subtitles (Grady, Plastino).

Flamenco. 1995. Directed by Carlos Saura (Spain). Distributed by New Yorker Films. VHS and DVD, 100 mins. A series of flamenco dances performed by three hundred dancers and photographed by the master cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro. In Spanish with English subtitles (Dumas) [48/1].

Heftig og begeistret/Cool and Crazy. 2001. Directed by Knut Erik Jensen (Sweden/Norway). Distributed by First Run Features. VHS and DVD, 89 mins. Described by The Guardian as "the best movie about music since Buena Vista Social Club," this film depicts the activities of a male choir at home in the tiny village of Berlevåg, Norway, and on their Russian tour. In Norwegian with English subtitles (Rasmussen) [47/1]. [ Berlevag ]

Höstsonaten/Autumn Sonata. 1978. Directed by Ingmar Bergman (France/West Germany/Sweden). Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment. VHS and DVD, 92 mins. A stunning union of two of Sweden's national treasures, Autumn Sonata pairs Ingmar Bergman with Ingrid Bergman for their only joint effort. Ingrid plays a mother who, after forsaking her family for a music career, attempts a reconciliation with her oldest daughter (Liv Ullmann) through a night of painful revelation. In Swedish with English subtitles (Lieberman). [ Hostsonaten ]

Latcho drom. 1993. Directed by Tony Gatlif (Algeria/France). Distributed by New Yorker Films. VHS, 103 mins. "[D]ocumentary on migrant gypsy music. Truly stunning cinematography and soundtrack. Starts in India, and moves westward to Europe." In French and Romani with English subtitles (Plementos, Samuels) [42/1].

The Man Who Cried. 2001. Directed by Sally Potter (USA). Distributed by Universal Studios. VHS and DVD, 100 mins. "[S]tars Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, Christina Ricci, John Turturro and others. Musical 'stars' include the Kronos Quartet and Taraf de Haidouks, as well as opera stars Salvatore Licitra and Iva Bittova. The film explores issues related to hegemony, the ethnic cleansing of European 'gypsies' during World War II, music and (as) national/ethnic identity, elitist vs. folk traditions, and a number of other issues" (Hodges).

Les parapluies de Cherbourg/The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. 1964. Directed by Jacques Demy (France/Germany). Distributed by Zeitgeist Films. VHS and DVD, 90 mins. "[A] charming French musical with music by Michel LeGrand" and lyrics by the director. Catherine Deneuve stars as a woman who is separated from the father of her unborn child by the Algerian war. In French with English subtitles (Farrell).

Pink Floyd: The Wall. 1982. Directed by Alan Parker (UK). Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment/Columbia Music Video. DVD, 95 mins. Based on the 1979 double album of the same name, the film focuses on a burnt-out rock star sitting in a hotel room in Los Angeles. With animation by the British caricaturist Gerald Scarfe. The director's later credits include Mississippi Burning (1988), The Commitments (1991), Evita (1996), and Angela's Ashes (1999). The DVD re-release includes unreleased film footage, audio commentary, and two documentaries (Wollman).

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash. 1978. Directed by Eric Idle and Gary Weis (UK/USA). Distributed by Rhino Home Video. VHS and DVD, 76 mins. Beatles parody by Monty Python's Eric Idle, narrated by Eric Idle, and starring Eric Idle as Dirk McQuickly and Stanley J. Krammerhead III, Jr., Occasional Visiting Professor of Applied Narcotics at the University of Please Yourself Ca. With appearances by John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, George Harrison, and others (Lieberman).

Sayat Nova/The Color of Pomegranates. 1968. Directed by Sergei Parajanov (USSR). Distributed by Kino International. VHS and DVD, 79 mins. A tribute to the life of Armenian poet Sayat Nova by one of Russia's premier filmmakers—told through allegory and metaphor with almost no dialogue and evoking the poet's life from childhood to death through tapestry-like paintings on screen. In Armenian with English subtitles (Henderson).

Snatch. 2000. Directed by Guy Ritchie (UK/USA). Distributed by Columbia Tristar Home Video. VHS and DVD, 104 mins. When jewel thief, Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro), takes a slight detour to London en route to delivering a huge stolen diamond to his boss in New York, he unwittingly sets off an avalanche of sinister and comic events. With music by 10cc, The Specials, Massive Attack, Bobby Byrd, and others (Samuels).

Some Mother's Son. 1996. Directed by Terry George (USA/Ireland). Distributed by Warner Home Video. VHS, 112 mins. NLA. Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. Music by Bill Whelan, the composer of the music for Riverdance: The Show (1995) (Williams).

Taking Sides. 2001. Directed by István Szabó (Germany). Distributed by New Yorker Films. VHS and DVD, 105 mins. Based on events in the life of conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, this film is "about the different ways one can look at the political uses and abuses of music. It's set in Germany just following World War II and raises really interesting issues about (western classical) music, its codes, and uses" (Koskoff). [ Istvan Szabo Furtwangler ]

Train de vie/Trenul vietii/The Train of Life. 1999. Directed by Radu Mihaileanu (France/Romania). Distributed by Paramount Pictures. VHS, 103 mins. "Movie about a Jewish village in Romania fleeing from the Nazis, [with] an absolutely incredible scene where Romanian Jewish musicians and Romani musicians meet and have a musical duel." Winner of twelve international film awards. In French with English subtitles (Hill).

Die Trapp-Familie and Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika/The Trapp Family and The Trapp Family in America. 1956/1958. Directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner (West Germany). Distributed by Kinowelt GmbH. DVD, 98 mins. The original film was, like The Sound of Music (1959, film version 1965), loosely based on Maria Augusta Trapp's book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers (1949); following its premiere, Baroness Von Trapp is said to have remarked, "Nothing is true, but it is wonderful." The less successful and less interesting sequel used much of the same cast and crew. Music by the prolific Franz Grothe. In German (Cohen).

Tsirk/Circus. 1936. Directed by Grigori Alexandrov (USSR). Distributed by Facets Multi-Media. VHS, 89 mins. Musical comedy revolving around a white American circus artist (Lyubov Orlova) who has a black child. "The lure of Western decadence overcome by the ponderous Soviet chorus." In Russian with English subtitles (Farrell, Henderson).

Urs al-jalil/Noce en Galilée/Wedding in Galilee. 1987. Directed by Michel Khleifi (France/Belgium/Palestine). Distributed by Kino International. VHS and DVD, 113 mins. The elder of a Palestinian village under Israeli military rule wants permission to hold a traditional wedding for his son that will go past the imposed curfeew. The army commander agrees on the condition that he and his officers be invited as guests of honor at the ceremony. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles (Rasmussen, Williams). [ Galilee ]

The Who: The Kids Are Alright. 1979. Directed by Jeff Stein (USA). Distributed by Geneon/Pioneer. Available from Facets Multi-Media. VHS and DVD, 109 mins. Documentary of the group filmed by an American fan; premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1979. Available in special and deluxe editions (Wollman).

Yidl mitn Fidl/Yidl with a Fiddle. 1936. Directed by Joseph Green (Poland/USA). Distributed by Ergo Home Video. VHS and DVD, 92 mins. Classic musical comedy in which a shtetl girl poses as a man in order to join a band of klezmer musicians. "Molly Picon is delightful; I don't care if she was 40" (Cohen, Farrell).

Zorba the Greek. 1964. Directed by Michael Cacoyannis (Greece/UK/USA). Distributed by Fox Home Entertainment. VHS, 142 mins. NLA. Set on the island of Crete, this is the story of Basil, an inhibited English writer (Alan Bates), who is befriended by Alexis Zorba, a boisterous peasant (Anthony Quinn). "Great statement on gender roles in this film….Lament scene, Zorba on the beach dancing scene, dancing to the old victrola—there's a lot there." With music by Mikis Theodorakis (Rasmussen).

Distributor Information

Arab Film Distribution
10035 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125
206.322.0882
fax: 206.322.4586
www.arabfilm.com

ArtMattan Productions
535 Cathedral Parkway, Suite 14B
New York, NY 10025
212.864.1760
fax: 212.316.6020
www.africanfilm.com

Ayngaran International
Unit 19, Riverside Business Park
Lyon Road
London SW19 2RL
United Kingdom
44.0.20.854.34.477
fax: 44.0.20.854.34.466
www.ayngaran.com

Baba Digital Media
9304-A Old Keen Mill Road
Burke, VA 22015
703.866.2222
fax: 703.569.7775
babadigital.com

Blue Laser
340 Cooley Street, Suite 147
Springfield, MA 01128
413.747.8527
www.bluelaser.com

Buena Vista Home Entertainment
bventertainment.go.com

California Newsreel
Order Department
PO Box 2284
South Burlington, VT 05407
877.811.7495
fax: 802.846.1850
www.newsreel.org

Capitol Entertainment and Home Video
6205 Adelaide Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817
301.564.9700
fax: 301.564.0797
www.capitolent.com

Columbia Tristar Home Video
10202 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
www.sonypictures.com

Ergo Home Video
PO Box 2037
Teaneck, NJ 07666-1437
877.539.4748
www.jewishvideo.com

Eros International
550 County Avenue
Secaucus, NJ 07094
201.558.9001
fax: 201.558.9002
www.erosentertainment.com

Facets Multi-Media
1517 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
773.281.9075
fax: 773.929.5437
www.facets.org

First Run Features
153 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10014
212.243.0600
fax: 212.989.7649
www.firstrunfeatures.com

Fox Lorber
419 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
212.532.3392
fax: 212.685.2625

Geneon/Pioneer
2265 East 220th Street
Long Beach, CA 90810
www.pioneer-ent.com

Home Vision Entertainment
4423 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
www.homevision.com

Kino International
333 West 39th Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
800.562.3330
fax: 212.714.0871
www.kino.com

Kinowelt GmbH
Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 10
D-04107 Leipzig
Germany
49.0.3.41.355.96.0
www.kinowelt.de [ Strasse ]

Liberty House Company
P. O. Box 223
Pluckemin, NJ 07978
877.203.4486
fax: 413.581.9651
www.chinesetapes.com

Manga Entertainment
www.manga.com

Mei Ah Entertainment
www.meiah.com

MGM Home Entertainment
2500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404-3061
www.mgm.com

Movies Distribución, S. L.
Avenida Marcal Celayeta, 75
Edificio AA3 - Oficina 31
31014 Pamplona
Spain
902.230.330
fax: 978.233.044
www.moviesdistribucion.com [ Distribucion ]

MPI Home Video
16101 South 108th Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60467
800.777.2223
www.mpihomevideo.com

Nehaflix.com
13017 Wisteria Drive, Suite 371
Germantown, MD 20874
301.972.3588
fax: 734.501.6785
store.nehaflix.com

New Line Cinema
www.newline.com

Neo Wing Co.
601 Kyodo Building (Shin-horidome)
1-10-12 Nihonbashi Horidome-cho
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0012
Japan
fax: 81.3.3665.4942
www.cdjapan.co.jp

New Video
126 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10011
800.314.8822
fax: 212.206.9001
www.newvideo.com

New Yorker Films
212.645.4600
fax: 212.645.3030
www.newyorkerfilms.com

Panorama Entertainment
112 How Ming Street
7/F, Union Building
Kowloon
Hong Kong
852.2344.9633
fax: 852.2721.7056
www.panorama.com.hk

Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038
323.956.5000
www.paramount.com

Rashid Music Sales Co., Inc.
155 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
800.843.9401
fax: 718.643.9522
www.rashid.com

Rhino Home Video
800.432.0020
www.rhino.com

Ronin Films
P. O. Box 1005
Civic Square
Canberra ACT 2608
Australia
02.6248.0851
fax: 02.6249.1640
www.roninfilms.com.au

Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.
Shemaroo House
Marol Co-op, Industrial Estate, Saug Baug
Marol Naka, Off. Andheri-Kurla Road
Andhere (E), Mumbai 400 059
India
2.852.9911
fax: 2.851.9770
shemaroo.com

Sony Music Entertainment/Columbia Music Video
550 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
www.sonymusic.com

Sony Pictures
3960 Ince Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
www.sonypictures.com

Tai Seng Entertainment
170 South Spruce Avenue, Suite 200
South San Francisco, CA 94080
650.871.8118
fax: 650.871.2392
www.taisengentertainment.com

Toei Company, Ltd.
www.toei.co.jp

Twentieth Century Fox
www.fox.com

Universal Studios
10 Universal City Plaza, Suite 3200
Universal City, CA 91608
www.universalstudios.com

Warner Home Video
4000 Warner Boulevard, Building 505
Burbank, CA 91505
818.977.9653
www.warnervideo.com

Zeitgeist Films
800.509.0448
fax: 212.274.1644
www.zeitgeistfilms.com

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