Jacques Tati’s “Trafic” (or “Traffic”) is one of them. Oh, sure, I know Criterion came out with a two-disc edition awhile back, but for cinephiles of limited means the price they charged seemed, dare I say it, excessive.
So if there are fellow Tati fans out there who possess a copy they’re willing to part with (Region 1 DVD or VHS) perhaps they’ll be good enough to drop me a line (blackdogpressATyahoo.ca). I live in Canada so send along a shipping estimate as well.
I’ve posted a complete listing of films I’m trying to lay my hands on here. I’m always on the prowl, trolling through eBay and Amazon, seeking to fill in holes in my cinematic education. Our local movie store is going out of business (the writing is on the wall for such establishments, thanks to places like NetFlix and YouTube) so I might be able to nab a few there. Yesterday I picked up “City of God” and Herzog’s take on “The Bad Lieutenant”, but for the most part their stock is composed of new releases and commercial fare that interested me not at all.
Again, sorry for the lengthy silence re: this blog. But as you can see from my literary site, I’ve been busy doing promo stuff on my new novel and that’s kept me jumping. I plan on watching lots of film over the summer, however, so you can expect more reviews and commentaries in the weeks to come.