Registered: Mar 2008
posted April 16, 2009 10:17 PM
Probably a bootleg,In the 70s there was a guy in Texas and one in Calif. bootlegging prints,quality could be good,I had a bootleg Duck Soup that was excellent.And the Ebay seller is a great guy who has been doing this for over 30 years
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posted April 17, 2009 10:13 AM
The seller is Dave Thomas of "Dave Thomas Films" of yesteryear, (who is still selling new Derann prints these days ... at least, the cartoons), and Dave has always been an up and up (that's good) seller, so I'm sure that its a decent print.
I don't think that Dave ever dealt in bootlegs.
Perhaps it's a German print?
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From: Bath, England
Registered: Oct 2005
posted April 18, 2009 03:41 AM
The early (late 1960s or early 1970s) complete prints of PSYCHO mentioned above were Standard 8mm released in the UK - by Derran, I think, though I may be wrong about that.
It was one of a batch of titles licensed from Universal; others I recall were THE INVISIBLE MAN and THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, released complete but only in Standard 8 as far as I know.
From: New York, New York
Registered: Jun 2003
posted April 18, 2009 06:04 AM
Yes, it was Derann who put out Psycho, Invisible Man, and Ghost of Frankenstein as regular 8mm full length features in the 60's. I believe they were just rental prints since they had no artwork on the boxes... it's interesting these were all on five reels and complete - rather than the four reel features they eventually started putting out. It's too bad they never got to print them on super 8. They also had Evil of Frankenstein as part of their early Universal deal since their print was the US TV version not the British cut.