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David Holtzmans Diary is an orignal film.


I saw David Holtman's Diary and is a catalyst of the mock documentary(years before this is Spinal Tap). A simple premise 74 minutes of a persons life(not in real time). Please put this film on DVD and have audio commentary from the Star(L.M. Kit Carson), and Director(Jim McBride, later a "A list(a term that I have) director", with movies like "The Big Easy", being on a tight budget $2,500 they will be doubtful of any deleated scenes, articles, and original artwork. A video interview with Carson, McBride, and several other people that worked on the film, let Criterion take care of a movie like this one. This underground classic is on the National Film Requestry.
A major inpact on independent films of the last 60's and early 70's.

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> Please put this film on DVD

It took two years for someone to hear your plea - I just came here accidentally as I was checking out the DVD offers I found announced in a newsletter today by a very new and therefore still very small company http://www.secondrundvd.com/. On their homepage it is still listed as "coming soon", but today's newsletter said it is available.

Hope you are still around on these boards to enjoy the info!

Regards, Rosabel

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Hi Rosabel! What a nice link you've put up, thank you very much!

Can you tell me something about this company? Are they Region 0 or Region 1 DVDs? I notice they have Jansco's THE RED AND THE BLACK up, which in the US is released by Kino (I think). Do you have their edition of DAVID HOLZMANN'S DIARY? I saw this wonderful movie many, many times in film school back in the day, and saw it once more on IFC more recently; it would be a great thing to have a (can one hope?) Criterion-like edition.

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Hello Lucia,

funny to have a reply after 1½ years :) - I had almost forgotten about this film and no, I don't have a DVD, but now that you reminded me, this may change soon.

SecondRun seems to be London-based, they still don't have a forum, but there's a SecondRun section on the Criterion forum where you may address special questions & suggestions:

http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=18

Regards, Rosabel

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Thank you very much, Rosabel. And I for one like getting replies from years-old messages; it must be like finding a letter addressed to you in a bottle and thrown into the sea. Or something like that.

lucy

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> And I for one like getting replies from years-old messages;

Lol, so do I, Lucia! And I'm actually grateful you reminded me of the film, as some time ago when I meant to look it up again I didn't remember the title, I'm so disorganized :)

Regards, Rosabel

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Hi Rosabel,

Did you ever get a DVD for this? I keep meaning to look through the Second Run catalog for it. If you did, how is it?


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I may not be Rosa but I did pick this film up and it was certainly good the extras and all for the DVD's was adequate. Anyways if your curious about reviews of the DVD just check these two out:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews20/david_holzmans_diary_dvd_review.htm
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=60230
Overall its highly reccomended :) Second run has a lot of good obscure films, I've been a pretty loyal customer, definitely check what they have to offer. Then again... I'm pretty sure all of Second Run's DVD's have been getting high recommendations XD

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Thanks so much, animal32000! After talking about it for almost 5 years, I may as well go ahead and just get it! :)

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