THE BOOTLEG FILES: “THE THREEPENNY OPERA” Image

BOOTLEG FILES 018: “The Threepenny Opera” (1962 German film version of the Brecht-Weill musical classic).

LAST SEEN: Turns up occasionally on German television; a one-time screening was held in New York three years ago.

AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: None.

REASON FOR DISAPPEARANCE: Uncertain, although most likely it involves problems with clearing the music rights and the overall poor quality of the American release version.

CHANCES OF SEEING A HOME VIDEO/DVD RELEASE: Very limited, owing to the film’s reputation.

BOOTLEG OPPORTUNITIES: Surprisingly limited; bootlegs pop up on occasion on eBay, but their quality is generally mediocre.

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