Erich Schneider | 16 Sep 16:41 2009
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Polymath?

So, it's September 16 ... can anything more be revealed about this
release of "The Polymath" to independent bookstores, whatever that
means?

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Erich Schneider  erich <at> caltech.edu

First | 17 Sep 18:18 2009
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Re: Polymath?

"The Polymath or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany,Gentleman" is a documentary by Fred Barney
Taylor. It premiered at The Tribecca Film Festival in 2007 and won best documentary at The Philadelphia
International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in 2008. It has finally been released on a two disc dvd this
week. It included a bonus disc of Delany material as well as Chip's film "The Orchid." I bought my copy at St.
Marks Bookstore in NYC last night.

Zvi Gilbert | 17 Sep 18:19 2009
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Can you let us know the distributor/publisher so that we can find it more
easily (and/or encourage other bookstores to order copies)? What was the
price?
--Zvi

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 12:18 PM, First <RicBest <at> aol.com> wrote:

> "The Polymath or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany,Gentleman" is a
> documentary by Fred Barney Taylor. It premiered at The Tribecca Film
> Festival in 2007 and won best documentary at The Philadelphia International
> Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in 2008. It has finally been released on a two
> disc dvd this week. It included a bonus disc of Delany material as well as
> Chip's film "The Orchid." I bought my copy at St. Marks Bookstore in NYC
> last night.
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> == Posted to delany-list, hosted at yahoo groups ==
> == A mailing list for the discussion of the works of Samuel R. Delany.
> ==Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>

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First | 17 Sep 22:07 2009
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Re: Polymath?

I believe it was about thirty bucks. It was a gift haha. 
www.maestromedia.net is listed on the box.
Hope this helps
Ric

Audun Lindholm | 18 Sep 12:16 2009
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> "The Polymath or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany,Gentleman"
> is a documentary by Fred Barney Taylor. (...) It has finally
> been released on a two disc dvd this week.

Does anybody know whether this is or will be available as a Zone 1  
(Western Europe) DVD?

/Audun L.

p.raffin | 18 Sep 14:40 2009
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IMHO Western Europe is Zone 2 for DVDs (cf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code).

Zone 1 was reserved for Northern America, as it was for telephony (http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/ob-lists/icc/e164_763.html).

Patrick Raffin

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> "The Polymath or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany,Gentleman"
> is a documentary by Fred Barney Taylor. (...) It has finally
> been released on a two disc dvd this week.

Does anybody know whether this is or will be available as a Zone 1  
(Western Europe) DVD?

/Audun L.

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mischa adams | 19 Sep 00:36 2009
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The Polymath DVD at St. Marks Bookshop

I just called St. Marks Bookshop in New York at 212-260-7853 and ordered the DVD with a credit card. It cost
$29.95 plus shipping. They told me they hadn't had time to put it in their website yet because "he" just
brought it in to them yesterday. I told them not to be surprised if they got a few more orders (!)
Cheers, and thanks for the information.

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Audun Lindholm | 19 Sep 23:17 2009
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> IMHO Western Europe is Zone 2 for DVDs (cf
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code[12]).
>
> Zone 1 was reserved for Northern America, as it was for telephony
> (http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/ob-lists/icc/e164_763.html[13]).

Sorry about the typo, and thanks to Patrick for pointing it out.

So, let me rephrase the question:

Does anybody know whether this is or will be available as a Zone 2  
(Western Europe) DVD?

We're quite a few readers in Bergen, Norway who would be very  
interested in seeing The Polymath.

By the way, a Swedish translation of Hogg was published this week:
http://www.vertigo.se/index.php?id=22&BOOK=94.

Best,
Audun L.

Steve M | 20 Sep 04:03 2009

Re: The Polymath DVD

Rephrasing the question for the people who have copies: Is the disc 
zone-restricted at all? The box should indicate that if it is.

I'd be surprised if it was. Only the big studios generally have an 
interest in zone-limiting their DVDs. That said, it surely is in NTSC 
format rather than PAL, which could be another issue for Europeans 
interested in obtaining it.

At 11:17 PM +0200 9/19/09, Audun Lindholm wrote:
>>  IMHO Western Europe is Zone 2 for DVDs (cf
>>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code[12]).
>>
>>  Zone 1 was reserved for Northern America, as it was for telephony
>>  (http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/ob-lists/icc/e164_763.html[13]).
>
>Sorry about the typo, and thanks to Patrick for pointing it out.
>
>So, let me rephrase the question:
>
>Does anybody know whether this is or will be available as a Zone 2
>(Western Europe) DVD?
>
>We're quite a few readers in Bergen, Norway who would be very
>interested in seeing The Polymath.
>
>By the way, a Swedish translation of Hogg was published this week:
>http://www.vertigo.se/index.php?id=22&BOOK=94.
>
>Best,
>Audun L.
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koninck63 | 21 Sep 09:10 2009
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Re: The Polymath DVD

--- In delany-list <at> yahoogroups.com, Steve M <lists <at> ...> wrote:
>
> Rephrasing the question for the people who have copies: Is the disc 
> zone-restricted at all? The box should indicate that if it is.
> 
> I'd be surprised if it was. Only the big studios generally have an 
> interest in zone-limiting their DVDs. That said, it surely is in NTSC 
> format rather than PAL, which could be another issue for Europeans 
> interested in obtaining it.
> 

Most DVD players will handle the NTSC-PAL conversion if the tv doesn't already.  And many DVD players have
easily findable hacks on the internet to make them play any region.  I play region 1 stuff on an 8 year old
Philips tv and a DVD player I got at the Aldi a couple of years ago for less than EUR 100.  So we are not talking
anything specialized here.

steph (in Amsterdam)


Gmane