The first one looks like Taylor Hackford's Bukowski. The second one is overdubbed in German, so it's pretty annoying/useless for English speakers to watch.
Yes, both are on YouTube, but there are two versions of the Hackford documentary, one is around 30 minutes, the other is an hour. If your tape is a clean copy of the hour long version, that's good. But the cover there is pretty bootleggy, so it doesn't lead me to believe it's a better copy than what's out there.
If you don't have a VHS machine you can send it to me. I'll dub it to dvd and send the tape and a disc back to you. You know, just on the off chance it's better quality than what we have.
Thanks for the "I'm Still Here" tip, Pogue. I've just seen it on the web. Nice documentary, well translated. I've always liked the German version of When Hugo Wolf went mad, a poem Bukowski read in Hamburg 1978.
And for the record, while we're here, the 60 minute version is titled "Bukowski," and the 30 minute version is titled, "Bukowski Reads Bukowski." So if you're bootleg shopping that might be a helpful clue.
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