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Douglas Meltzer
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Who released the William Cameron Menzies film on Super 8mm? I just got the 400' version (original box and leader not included) and it's basically the last reel of the feature. It has an opening title (not spliced on) which means this was meant to stand as a 400' release. While the print is on the grainy side, the color is outstanding.

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Mark Williams
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Hi-Doug

It was released by Mountain Films here in the UK,along with a 4 x 400ft version slightly abridged to 72 mins in both colour and black & white.

The Colour prints by Buck labs were outstanding for there time.

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Michael O'Regan
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The 4 x 400ft version is on Perrys current list.

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John Cook
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I wish I had a money tree growing out back...

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Adrian Winchester
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Interesting - I have a 400' with good colour too. Just checked the stock, which is Fuji. It also says 79 JM; I don't know what the JM is but I suppose the 79 is the year. It's lucky as some Mountain prints have suffered particularly bad fading.

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John W. Black
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If I'm not correct,I think Demaio carried it in the US

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John Clancy
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I'm pretty sure the late Alan Martin talks about editing 'Invaders from Mars' for Super 8 in the 'The Men Behind The Movies' (part 2 I think).

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Terry Lagler
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Doug, I have the one your talking about.
The colors on mine are still stunning - real surprise when I first viewed it.
here is the plastic case it was housed in.
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Cheers
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Douglas Meltzer
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Thank you all for your replies! My print, like Adrian's, is also on Fuji stock.

Terry, could you please e-mail me a full quality jpg of the front and back covers? Thanks in advance.

Doug

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Terry Lagler
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No problem Doug, let me scan them for better quality and I'll send em' off asap.
Cheers
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Joe Taffis
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Doug, RED FOX FILMS had the first, and exclusive release of this super 8mm feature in the U.S.A. [Smile]

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Douglas Meltzer
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Terry,

Thanks for the scans!

Joe,

Nice to know about Red Fox. Did they also release a 400' version?

Doug

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