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Q: I Need Help With This One! ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: I Need Help With This One!
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: cangoth-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 30 Aug 2004 04:16 PDT
Expires: 29 Sep 2004 04:16 PDT
Question ID: 394467
I am looking for a German-speaking movie called "Amundsen Der
Penguin". One of the stars of this movie is Till Lindemann, singer of
the band Rammstein. He plays a character named Victor. The movie was
shot in Iceland. I think it was a made for tv movie but I would like
to find out if there is any way of aquiring this film. If someone
could help me then I will be ETERNALLY greatful. Thanx for your time.
Subject: Re: I Need Help With This One!
Answered By: till-ga on 30 Aug 2004 05:36 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
First the bad news:
The movie has been produced for german TV last year (broadcast on dec.
25th) and is not available (commercially) on DVD or VHS at present.
The producers do not have any information about the availability in
the future.

Now for the very good news:
I did several telephone calls here in Germany and found a solution to
get a copy of the movie for you. The brodcasting TV company in Cologne
sells copies of their program and the film is available for ? 50,50
(plus shipping) on DVD or VHS Video at the following address:

Westdeutscher Rundfunk 
Zentrale Aufgaben Fernsehen 
50600 Köln 

Fax: (0221) 220 80 41 

I called them by phone, they are prepared to send this movie to you in
the USA if you pay the shipping.

Please be aware that Europe has other another video format than the
USA, if you are in the USA you will need a DVD or VHS player that can
play this European format. It´s called PAL.
Here in Europe many DVD players and VHS systems can play both.

I hope this solves your problem. Please post a clarification request
if anything should still be unclear.


Search strategy:
Searching and was not successful. I phoned the
production company bavaria, then some video distributors and finally
the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln.
cangoth-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $20.00
I want to thank till-ga immensely for their help in finding the movie
I was looking for. I will try what you have suggested and let you know
how it turns out. By the way, I don't live in the U.S., I live in S.
Wales in the U.K. I do have a multi-region dvd player and vhs machine
that play just about eveything as I have alot of movies from Canada(
where I was born)and the U.S. Thanks again for the help and let's pray
that it works out in the end. Carmen.xoxo

Subject: Re: I Need Help With This One!
From: probonopublico-ga on 30 Aug 2004 09:40 PDT
Hi, Carmen

I would have thought that whatever format the DVD or VHS video uses
then a conversion to whatever you use (wherever you are) would be

I'm in the UK and, as Till advises, my VHS equipment can play NTSC and
record and play PAL.

However, my domestic VHS equipment would not allow me to record in NTSC.

But my DVD equipment is Multi-Region, so I can play anything.
(Multi-Region DVD players are dirt cheap in the UK, even if you can't
get one where you live.)

Worth checking further.

Good luck!

Subject: Re: I Need Help With This One!
From: till-ga on 31 Aug 2004 23:19 PDT
Ups. I should not have assumed you live in the US. I´m sure you will
get the movie, the Westdeutscher Rundfunk is a rather big and very
reliable company. In case you should have any problems please post
again. They said it might take up to four weeks for the delivery after
an order.

Thank you very much for the excellent rating and of course for the generous tip.


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