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jbaart
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Re: 21 Punishment Park

#51 Post by jbaart » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:22 pm

Is this one out of print? Certainly looks like it. What's the reason? I'd like to grab a DVD copy as long as they're still there but if the reason is an upcoming Blu then I'd pass.

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Re: 21 Punishment Park

#52 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:44 am

jbaart wrote:Is this one out of print? Certainly looks like it.
Amazon.co.uk has copies in stock - and that was the first retailer I checked.

To the best of my knowledge, The Savage Innocents is the only MoC title that's genuinely OOP, for unresolvable copyright reasons.

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Re: 21 Punishment Park

#53 Post by jbaart » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:30 pm

Weird. When I checked only Marketplace copies were available. That was the main reason to ask, combined with the fact that play.com doesn't have any in stock either.

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Re: 21 Punishment Park

#54 Post by Duncan Hopper » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:22 pm

I picked up a copy of this at the BFI Southbank last week. They had a quite a few there.

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Re: 21 Punishment Park

#55 Post by MichaelB » Tue May 11, 2010 7:57 am

Short notice, I know, but Punishment Park is screening at Cinephilia West at 7pm tonight in a special event hosted by yours truly - though I very much hope the audience will contribute at least as much as I will.

More info here.

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Re: 21 Punishment Park

#56 Post by willoneill » Tue May 11, 2010 9:18 am

This is playing in Ottawa, Canada next month at the Bytowne for two days.

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Re: 21 Punishment Park

#57 Post by swo17 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:38 am

Getting a dual format upgrade in January 2012.

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Re: BD 29 Punishment Park

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Re: BD 29 Punishment Park

#59 Post by evillights » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:29 am

MoC homepage updated with PUNISHMENT PARK image, details.

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Re: 21 / BD 29 Punishment Park

#60 Post by Grand Wazoo » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:57 pm

An...interesting take stemming from this article on Afropessimism:
Wilderson moves on to a conference in Berlin, where he presents a paper demonstrating his thesis that the obscure docudrama Punishment Park (1971), a film by the English director Peter Watkins, thinks of itself as a leftist critique of creeping Nixonian fascism when it is in fact unconsciously a narrative vehicle reinforcing antiblackness. Things don’t go well in the Q-and-A and Wilderson loses his temper. “My presentation shits on the inspiration of solidarity,” he tells a white woman described as “an Oxbridge-educated don” who he believes had been flirting with him before his talk. “I don’t give a rat’s ass about solidarity,” he insists as the woman absorbs his comments in shock and dismay. As he tries to leave the conference, she blocks his passage and demands that he consider his audience next time he’s invited to give a talk. “I’m not even talking to anyone in this room. Ever. When I talk, I’m talking to Black people. I’m just a parasite on the resources that I need to do work on behalf of Black liberation,” he retorts.

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