Tuesday, November 20, 2007

EXCLUSIVE TO HARRYZZZ READERS: BUY A PAKISTANI MADE THE HUNTING PARTY DVD FOR 5 EURO'S

I've been kind of dying to see the movie The Hunting Party (people who have read this blog before know the reason...).

So during my stay in Pakistan I walked into this CD/DVD store in Islamabad.

Do you have a copy of this movie The Hunting Party? - I asked.

Yes, came in last week - the salesman said.

Great, I told him. How much?

100 Rupees.

Even better, I thought. A little over 1 euro!

They still had two copies. I bought both of course (see pic).

As the movie came out in September this year and did pretty badly in the US, I'm hereby taking orders from Harryzzz readers to get your own Islamabad-made copy of The Hunting Party. 5 euros a DVD!

Beware though: It is an illegal copy, made by some guy (somewhere in the world) who took his little camera into the cinema. So, yes, you hear the audiance laughing every now and then. An at around 45 minutes into the movie some kind of tall guy moves into the seat in front of our cameraman. And yes, the rest of the movie you see a part of a human head on the left bottom of your screen. The overall quality of the movie is kind of crappy.

Why do these kind of illegal DVD's appear in countries like Pakistan (Really, every movie, ever made is for sale in Pakistan for 100 rupees a piece)? Well, there is no way that a Pakistani can and will pay 40 euros for an original DVD. And watching the movie in the cinema is no option anymore because the only cinema in Islamabad was burnt down, three years ago, by Taliban militants.

(Some additional info. I was wrong claiming there isn't any cinema left in Islamabad. Stupid mistake. A friend from Pakistan informed me there actually still are two cinema's operating in Islamabad - called the Twin Cinema's in the F6/1 area. The Melody cinema was burnt down by sunni radicals (I was actually there when it happened.)

Pakistan zindabad!

Harald Doornbos

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to trade in the Lebanese piece of shrapnell for a Pakistani copy of the hunting party?
:P

Greetz,
Dave

Harald Doornbos said...

@ dave,
you're a clever man. Defenitely! email me your address please at haraldmarkd@yahoo.com
cheers

Olaf said...

Whooha! Man, I've been searching for that vid! Even the most famous Moscow DVD market doesn't have it (they suggested Brokeback Mountain!)

I'll drop you a line with my postal adress (as soon as I have one again!)

Ingmar said...

If i was a clever Pakistani i would download the movie that was ripped and thant would burn a whole lot of dvd's. But offcourse that would mean that i own a pc white internet, probably not a item most pakistani own. So maby afteral very smart Pakistani indeed.

Harald Doornbos said...

@olaf
I'll try to get you one. but you should really get an address again...I mean, moscow, end of november....its even getting cold in beirut. cheers

m.p. said...

well, olaf, if i remember well, harald did a cameo also in brokeback mountain. there his line was not about "the Fox", but about "the Cock".



:-P @ harry

Harald Doornbos said...

@mp
dont spread lies! one movie a life is enough....

m.p. said...

how low can you get! tell this to mr. gere.

hehehe

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