Best bootleg-video store New York 2006 - Kim's
It's still Kim's on St. Marks, which has long reigned as the metro area's prime holding pen for movies—on DVD or, still, VHS—you're not supposed to find anywhere else. "Hard-to-find" is the preferred euphemism, but however they were acquired, the jungle of them is thick. We'll just scratch the surface: Robert Frank's outrageous, slightly fictionalized Stones doc Cocksucker Blues (1972), Todd Haynes's landmark outlaw puppet biopic Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987), the VHS entirety of Mark Donskoi's once revered Soviet mega-trilogy based on Gorky's memoirs (1938–40), Georges Franju's 1963 remake of Feuillade's espionage-crime serial Judex, Chris Marker's epochal semi-doc Sans Soleil (1962), Robert Rossellini's historical films made for Italian TV (among them Blaise Pascal, 1971), a spate of early Hou Hsiao-hsien, Fernando Solanas's storm of Argentine political fury The Hour of the Furnaces (1968), the sponged-from-history document of Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland's "Fuck the Army" vaudeville tour of military bases F.T.A. (1972), and so infinitely on.