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Mark Mander
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Last nights veiwings were That's Entertainment 3 feature,400ft Carry on Matron,600ft Happiest Days of Your Life (which is a super sharp print) 400ft Enter the Dragon and 2x400 Jaws,enjoyable evening, Mark

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Mark Williams
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Well a Standard 8 only show last night..

Wedded Blitz Leon Erroll 200ft B/W Sound

It's Thrill Time! 400ft B/W Mountain Films

The Flesh Eaters 5 x 400ft B/W Standard 8mm Derann

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Osi Osgood
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I noticed with "Rabbit Fire" that there were two printings by two different super 8 companies and for the life of me, I don't know who either company .. is! (grrr!)

However, I can say that one was printed on LPP film stock and is rather dupey looking with a good deal of grain. The other one was printed on Kodak SP film stock, but does not have any of those dupey issues or film grain problems. In fact, it's GREAT print of that title. So far, my Kodak SP print has no fade whatsoever, but i keep it in "cold storage" as, no matter how nice the print is, heck, it's Kodak SP, so it WILL eventually fade. [Frown]

Due to the post on here, we chose to watch our feature length scope print of "The Fog", a VERY good print and a good deal better than the 600ft digest. Granted, the 600ft digest is one "dupe" down from the feature, but the image quality and the sharpness is not up there with the feature. Lovely LPP color!

(BTW the edit of that 600ft digest is very good).

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Andrew Woodcock
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I watched " That's Entertainment! " this evening (Super 8mm totally unmarked Derann LPP copy), and believe me, for those unfamiliar with this film, it most certainly is!

2hrs of Song & Dance routines throughout the glorious MGM Hollywood years at their very peak.

So so many movies, you are reminded how earlier movies have made the required influence on Hollywood to produce what now turn out to be, the very best Musical Song & Dance movies that history will ever get to see!

Similarly, look out for those that came much much later yet copied the very same tried and tested recipe that MGM put out.

A Simply outstanding evenings entertainment and a film/ movie I encourage wholeheartedly for everyone to see before it should ever get too late! [Wink]

Films like this, this is what this hobby of ours is ALL about!! [Smile] [Smile]

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Super-8 three 600ft'er

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Andrew Woodcock
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[Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Wink]

Beautiful Steve, not you the film, though you might also be for all I know! [Big Grin] [Wink]

One for next yrs Cinesea. [Wink]

I haven't yet acquired this full feature,but I was pleased to mint balls that my recent film contained the full untouched version of the title track to this particular movie.

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On Friday, I watched Rebecca, mounted on two 360mt/1200ft spools. Good copy (and of course good film).

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Andrew Woodcock
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[Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Wink]

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Steve Meyer
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Thanks Andrew - It's a GREAT movie. A few months back I was lucky enough to see Singing In The Rain on the BIG screen in the theater. There is nothing like seeing a great classic on the BIG screen.

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Andrew Woodcock
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I love these type of films Steve. You can never get too much of a good classic Hollywood MGM Musical! [Wink]

Yours looks exactly how I hope to find one myself of this title one day.
Stunning print Steve. [Smile]

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Dominique De Bast
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A documentary about the Aborigenes (colours faded but still watchable), then three black and white films : Hollywood On Parade, Grand Hotel (a british musical) and Reunion In Rhythm.

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Silent Movie, a 120 mt/400ft version of the Mel brooks film. I first Filmguarded this film I had not projected since many years and I noticed a dominant pinkish colour but, good surprise, on the screen there were still many colours left. The film is, of course without spoken dialogues, there are boards with text and, unfortunately, they are in German (but I could follow the story). Then The Soup Song and last Saturday Afternoon.

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Brian Fretwell
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I think I have a print of that Dominique from the same company, Piccalo.
I do believe there is one word spoken on the soundtrack of the film - in French. I'm not sure it is in the extract but when the mime artist Marcel Marceau is asked to appear in the silent film he says "Non".

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Dominique De Bast
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It is, indeed the Piccolo version I screened last night. Le mime Marceau, sadly, does not appear in the digest.

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Douglas Meltzer
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Dominique,

I had two prints of the Silent Movie digest and each print (purchased used from the UK, separately) had the German titles edited out! The two previous owners must have preferred jumps in the soundtrack to the German text.

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Steve Klare
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Having "Silent Movie" without Le mime Marceau is just as bad as the "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" digest without Ethel Merman falling on her butt!

At our house we had kind of an evening of marital compromise. Our nicest TV is in the same room as my theater. My wife wanted to watch one of her NCIS/CSI/EIEIO "They found a dead body" shows. I wanted to watch some films.

Compromise: she turned down the lights and I watched some silents.

I really don't do this often enough: some of my silents are really beautiful films and I miss out on something when I never watch them.

-the challenging part of it is remembering what doesn't need to be turned on to make this happen: it's a lot simpler!

(I really need to hang that second screen downstairs!)

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Fortunately, the black curtains across the windows of my film room do their job well in these months of light evenings.So tonight, Saturday, it was a set of adverts (Schweppes,Hovis and the PG Tips chimps) trailers (2x Rambo 2 - First Blood,The Fog and Gremlins) with the main feature being the 4x400' Percy's Progress,a very unfunny bawdy romp.

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Melvin, Percy's progress is a film i have been tempted to buy many times but the reviews are never good. Whats your opinion? any chance of a short review and maybe 1 or 2 screenshots?

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I spent last Night at the Opera with the Marx brothers. The MGM 2x400ft digest is really something special.

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Jason, i think the Marx brother comedies are great, sometimes they put a bit too much in the way of musical numbers in there but its worth sitting through for the comedy.
Last night we viewed our copy of Star Wars,

Originally supplied on 4 x 600ft spools this movie was quickly put onto 2 elmo 1200ft spools. We first bought this off the Derann second hand list but when we viewed the film it soon became apparent that this was a poopy white box special, all 4 reels were different quality and lots of watermarks all over the place on reels 2 & 3. We returned with a letter asking for the refund and postage both ways etc, (it was advertised as a great film in A condition). What we got back was the very famous Derek Simmons customer service, not a refund, but a brand new sealed stereo print. We were, to say the least, gobsmacked but extremely happy.
Well, this print wasn't actually perfect, we knew there were mixed reviews, if you got one off the first release run you did well, but as always the negatives get used and worn, while this print is actually very good we noticed that the first three reels are a little darker compared to part 4. We made a decision to keep it as if we returned it again we would have got a refund of the £150 that we paid which now is quite laughable.
Overall it pretty good with a couple of scenes, (reel 1 desert scenes) somewhat softer than you would expect from a release like this and i have read many reviews like this. Overall the film, (my Brothers the big fan, i can take this or leave it), is definatly a very good scope release making full use of the whole screen and of course it does have some great British Actors, especially Peter Chushing & a brief appearance by Donald Sindons Son who is credited at the end titles.
We have spliced on two trailers at the front of this, one for The Phantom menace and one for the Empire strikes back, all in scope. I tried to pursaude Brother to sell this one on now but as always when we view it, he said, Nope.
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Watched the Derann 4x 600ft version of "That's Entertainment" this evening on two of my trusted companions. I shared the workload this evening to give a run out to the double piste machine.
I will post a few shots of the memorable images on screen soon.
Great film [Wink]

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Brian Fretwell
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A few cartoons for me "Superman - Volcano" (Canterbury Films) on Eastman seems a bit orange but due to the erupting volcano that could be original colour, Lois' dress looked grey but I'm not sure what it was mean to be, good definition. Then "Popeye - Toreador" (Film Office) a rather grainy Agfa print with excellent colour. Finally "Dastardly & Muttley - Movies are Badder than Ever" (Walton Films) the first colour sounder Super 8 film I ever bought. Print on 3M stock strange but good colour (it always was) and reasonable definition.

Sorry, no pictures as I was just entertaining myself, but a reasonable range of distributors and print stock.

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Today while it was pouring outside I watched West of Hot Dog starring Stan Laurel. Actually for the first time. Mine is a Standard 8 400 footer and I thought it hilarious. Stan is just such a naturally funny man, even without his long time partner Ollie. Very enjoyable.

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Last night I watched original Hammer's last horror film TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER (from Iver Film Services - mounted on one 800ft reel). Though it played slower than it should have on my ST1200 (as I've mentioned before). It had lost some color, but I was glad to see it regardless. Then watched the 400ft digest of THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN. Very red, but still had all the best bits in it - so many would say it was better than the full length version.

Sometimes I prefer the digests - as they can be more fun when I have a group over. We watch a digest for 16 mins or so, then have a few drinks and a chat, then pop on another digest... and so on. Keeps the evening fun and social. Plus most of my friends have never seen a digest before and are always amazed at how you can have an 8 or 16 minute condensed version of say PLANET OF THE APES, ALIEN or SUPERMAN.

Of course some films have to be seen in their entirety if possible. So I'm looking forward to finally screening my scope copy of OHMSS this summer. But want to buy a replacement projector first.

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Last night it was Romancing the Stone 4 x 600ft Derann on what seems to be pre-LPP Eastman low fade stock. of it was bought reel by reel but one was a White Box Special described as "unsteady" though with the chases in this one that doesn't show up. Reel 1 has a few wet gate marks and I suspect one in reel 4. Due to buying it reel by reel only 3 & 4 are in stereo but as I no longer have a working stereo projector I watched in mono on a 2 track mix down on the Norris 412.

Not the very sharpest of Derann's releases it does have excellent colour and contrast. Pictures from reel 4 only.
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