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Brian Fretwell
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Circus World (UFA by Buck Labs on Fuji stock) reels 1,2 & 4 bought at bargain prices at various film conventions. Part 1 English sound, Part 2 partly re-dubbed to English by me and part 4 German. Masked to widescreen but though the masking is red the colours in the actual picture are not to bad and all colours are there and bright, I thin it was like that when I bought them in the 1980's. The definition is not good but the pictures are high contrast and little detail in the highlights but considering that it cost me about £6 - £9 I think it was good value.

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Mac Rebant
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Very recent Super 8 adopter here. In November I inherited my father's Super 8 and 16mm films and projectors but only recently brought out the 8mm projector. All but two of the super 8 films are in storage, won't be able to get them until I build a storage shed in the next month or so.

So today I watched one of the two I have, both are features, and this one is of my favorite movies!
Horror Express - the color is a little faded but still has some decent color. I remember watching this with my dad in the 70s (when I was a kid) on the living room wall. Great memories! The monster freaked me out!!

The other is Chaplin's Modern Times. I'll have to break it out one of these nights!

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Chip Gelmini
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Thursday, May 3 at approximately 7:15 PM James Cameron’s the abyss full length super 8 Cinemascope and stereo sound

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Andreas Chmielewski
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Hi Osi,

Wild Bunch ist not faded, have nice colors. I make Screenshots [Smile]

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Tom Photiou
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Mac, thats good to hear that you are keeping your Fathers films and projector, i hope they always bring you happy memories as well as the enjoyment of the hobby. [Wink]

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Matthieu van der Sluis
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Indeed, and welcome to this forum.
What projector ďid your father have?

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Osi Osgood
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THE ABYSS!!

I'm envious, Chip! My favorite Ed Harris film!

Is that "letterboxed" or in scope?

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Stuart Reid
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Osi, if I recall correctly the Derann release of The Abyss was 'scope. I think I had a copy back in the day.

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Mac Rebant
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Thank you Tom! I appreciate the kind words.

Matthieu: it's an Elmo ST-1200 D. After replacing the belts and giving it a little fresh lubrication it seems to be running great! The auto-thread is a bit finicky sometimes, so I have to open the cover to keep an eye on it, I already had a tiny bit of damage to a film. I'll have to see if I can adjust the guide to prevent any further mishaps.

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Matthieu van der Sluis
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Ahhh, same projector my fater had and I still have now.
Memories ye know.
I stil have that projector and a serious beauty it is, along with a great case.
I had to replace the belts that were completely melted away, sadly not with the origenal square belts, so the take up reel slips a bit.
Sometimes the last part of the film lay on the floor, because the take up reel stop rolling

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Steve Meyer
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Great Movies out there to see...

[ July 26, 2018, 11:23 AM: Message edited by: Steve Meyer ]

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Andrew Smith
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Just a short test screening last night – Disney's 200ft Colour Sound excerpt from The Three Caballeros. It's a lovely sequence and the sealed print I bought has beutiful colour. My one surprise was a rather clunky edit in the middle of the song to remove just the following line in bold.

What means "ay, caramba"?
Oh, yes. I don't know.

Rather jarring and seemingly pointless if you're familiar with the sequence!

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Another test screening, this time the 200ft Ken Films version of Roger Corman's 'Bucket of Blood'. They sensibly focussed on all of the films grizzly aspects at the expense of most of its black humour.

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Janice Glesser
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Got out my Eumig 824 to watch my standard 8mm sound 4-reel set of A Night in Casablanca .

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Then setup my Elmo ST800 to watch L&H in County Hospital and Trip to the Moon .

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Brian Fretwell
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400ft cut down of "Love at First Bite", going a bit red in the shadows (Eastmancolor)and a bit of intermittent picture unsteadiness, though as it doesn't spool well I might put it through the Carnell "Equaliser" and see if that helps.
Followed by "Popeye Toreador", a Film Office print on Agfa whit French titles but English soundtrack - so no fade but a bit contrasty as not from a perfect master.

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Osi Osgood
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Thanks for posting that, Janice!

It looks to me that you're standard 8mm print has a better image quality than the super 8 print I had.

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Alan Gouger
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Janice you have quit the library of films. Nice looking prints.

Today I watched Tarzan and the Leopard woman in S8.
1946 film with Johnny Weissmuller, Johnny Sheffield, Brenda Joyce and Cheetah. Brenda starred as Jane in 5 Tarzan movies.
Nice print.

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Brian Fretwell
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Scars Of Dracula, Derann full length sold as badly graded night scenes but IMDB indicates some were bad on the 35mm prints too. I found out as on this viewing I though Jenny Hanley had been dubbed (which she had). Good colour on Agfa, bad focus as was on manual.
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Osi Osgood
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GREAT colors on that Dracula print! Thanks for that link to all those screeshots! The Abyss must have been marketed both in letterbox and anamorphic scope. I used to have the laserdisc of this, and it was not scope but in a "letterboxed" format, it was wide screen but certainly not scope but boy, would it look good in scope, to be sure!

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Alan Gouger
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Osi, I remember when LD was the rage, this was before dvds. They were not cheap but the album covers were great.I spent my paychecks on those darn things. Still, nothing beats the nostalgia of film:)

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Osi Osgood
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So true Alan, so very true!

We screened our latest object of interest, a fairly rare Thunderbirds print of "Happy You and Merry Me", a 1935 (or 36?) Betty Boop cartoon! I was quite surprised as to the very good contrast/grey tones of the print and sharpness, which was always hit or miss on Thunderbird prints!

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Oliver F. R. Feld
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Osi,
the DVD Widescreen edition has less image than the old flat Videotape.
Strange but true...
You can see it especially in the scene when Bud is „flying“ to the underwater town with the alien...
And the Derann scope image shows much more - and it knocks Your socks off...!

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Osi Osgood
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Curses!

Now I have to add "The Abyss" as a title to find! [Mad] [Big Grin]

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Melvin England
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Needed to check a film I purchased recently.
So,to recover from today's Royal Wedding and watching TWO cup finals on the TV (English and Scottish F.A. Cup Final) I watched The Tales of Beatrix Potter which is a ballet on 1x 800' and 1x 600' spool.
The colour was still pretty good, good sound and hardly a mark on it. BUT.... It was chopped abruptly where the original reel changes would have been. Great pity as the classical music just ends in mid flight. Also, I suspect it might have had a bit missing.
If anyone else has this Super 8 feature, can you confirm whether there were any "humans" in your film,please? The reason I ask is that the end credits include 3 human characters, as well as all the actors dressed as animals, but on my copy the humans do not make an appearance. Do I have the normal edit and they forgot to
disregard the actors, or has my copy got something missing?

I look forward to any responses with anticipation.....!

Thanks!
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I have this wonderful film on its original 4x400 reels and boxes. It is shortened from the original 90 minutes,I believe one tale is missing!and... Yes,"Beatrix Potter" does appear in the beginning,in a very short prologue.

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