From: London & Kent UK
Registered: Jul 2003
posted August 03, 2010 03:42 AM
DCR films were always very good considering the vintage age of the majority of their releases. I believe the proprietor Dave West was meticulous in selecting the best available origination materials that were available at the time. He also lubricated his release prints so they arrived in pristine condition.
I have some great prints from DCR including Oh! Mr Porter and Ask a Policeman both films of which I am very fond and regularly project.
Ps. I've extra DCR feature length prints of both of the above titles if anyone would like to purchase a copy.
From: Barking, Essex, UK
Registered: Mar 2006
posted August 03, 2010 08:13 AM
I have the DCR release of "Scrooge". It is on 5X400ft reels and is a nice black and white print with clear sound. I have never had a bad DCR print. CEC re released this title and I found an advert for it from 1992 but I do not know what it was like as I have never seen a copy.
[ August 03, 2010, 11:06 AM: Message edited by: Paul Spinks ]
From: Croydon, London, UK
Registered: Aug 2004
posted August 05, 2010 09:48 AM
I have a few of their prints that are pretty good - I know their features had a very good reputation when they were in business.
As railway films were a speciality of theirs, it's worth remembering that some of these were enthusiast-type productions shot on 16mm, that wouldn't necessarily have offered outstanding master material.