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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted January 13, 2013 06:23 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221174686644

Sold for $405!

I knew the seller is one of us. Congratulation!.

The seller was very honest by providing a clip that showing the film has faded but bidders were really crazy.

This film is one of the title I bought from Trevor Addams when he decided to clear out his collection. If I could reach this sell only, I would have recovered from all the cost I spent to buy his all films!

Again congratulation!

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted January 13, 2013 06:31 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Good heavens! ... and people complain about spending 300.00 for a Wolfman?

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Winbert Hutahaean
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That's obviously different case Osi.

Your Wolfman may not of interest many people.

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Graham Sinden
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Is this a joke. The film has hardly any colour left!! [Roll Eyes]

Unless the camera used makes it look a lot worse than it really is.

Graham S

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Mark Todd
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I could`nt bring myself to charge the buyer anywhere near that whatever it ended at.

I`d have to just charge them what I thought it was really worth, plus a few bob to cover the extra fees.

Getting a bit silly sometimes these days really.

Best Mark.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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quote:
Unless the camera used makes it look a lot worse than it really is.
No Graham, the seller is very honest. He clearly stated "Color - Faded".

This is a new record, anyone try his luck now...?

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Tony Stucchio
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 - posted January 13, 2013 07:28 PM      Profile for Tony Stucchio   Email Tony Stucchio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You could probably get it in full-length on 16mm for that price.

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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Just goes to show some people have too much money.It's red, and
that's going.

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Adrian Winchester
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Incredible - I'd guess the original boxes were significant as I can't image the buyer will want to watch the film often. And the fade - as with many U8 releases - really is bad, with that murky no contrast look. I must check if my copy,unfortunately not in original boxes, is as bad.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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I get a confirmation from the seller that the films have been shipped. So the buyer is legit.

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Gerald Santana
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I had a chance to take a look at this copy, it looked pretty good to me, fair color -- not red. The screen shots are here on this review:

http://8mmforum.film-tech.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=000276#000000

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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To pay that kind of money for 32 minutes of red tape, more money
than sense and head examined fit into a sentence.I'm sure that
title could be picked up cheaper and with better print.
To be fair though, a lot of the U8 stuff always had that magenta
cast, not all, but a good many, but it still looks red.

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Mark Todd
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Its almost a give away item really. we`ve all given better things away over the years I`m sure.

You can get the Blue ray for $10 or less new in the states for the whole film so its nuts really.

Ebay doesnt` find the value of a thing, it often inflates it for various psychological related reasons.

Looking at the clip I`d think its a pretty sure bet the buyer will be a bit dissapointed when they actually run it, if thats what its been bought for.

Best Mark.

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Michael Beyer
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Wooow...then a big congratulation to the seller [Big Grin]

It will never buy this item, because nearly all the great songs aren't on this digest.

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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Reading the previous discussion on the film "Blues Brothers", I'm
suprised nobody has mentioned the obvious solution that U8
could have taken, and that would have been to issue a seperate
spool of music numbers.They did a seperate promo for "Dracula"
that could be intercut with the 2x400,the same thing could have been done with this, so appeasing both camps.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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quote:
Looking at the clip I`d think its a pretty sure bet the buyer will be a bit dissapointed when they actually run it
Guys,

When I started this thread I, with an intention, let you know that the seller is one of us. I did not reveal the name until the said seller come forward by him/herself.

My intention is only to share the joy with the seller. He (or she) was the lucky one and the buyer knew exactly what he/she bought because the condition of film was clearly mentioned in the description as faded and not only screen shot was provided but even a clip was there.

Why the buyer still bid high...that was the buyer's discretion. I just want to share the joy and no need to question "Why it was sold".

Who never know if the buyer was a lawyer or an artist which can get $500 in an hour, so buying this much is just like buying peanuts. We never know.

If I ever sold that high I would be joyful too and share with you.

cheers,

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Oscar Iniesta
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I follow this auction for a time. But the price was too high for a faded print. You never know who is the buyer. Maybe a Blues Brothers fan with a lot of money. Maybe a new rich collector who doesn´t know what is a digest, what is a feature film, and nothing about film conditions.
About Wolfman, it is a clear example of collecting. We buy the things we like or love. I love the films I watch in the 80´s and some others. I know classics are classics, but a stupid film can make you feel happy every time you project it. Sometimes that film is a classic and sometimes is a Z movie.

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Michael O'Regan
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Don't forget folks, there wasn't just the winner that bid high for this. The price was raised pretty high by other bidders.

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Tom Photiou
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This is where the hobby becomes a farce, no matter how good the origianl boxes are if the film has faded and is just 35 minuites a good box does nothing, clearly another buyer who doesnt know that dealers still exist, however, i have to say well done that man and if i could get this sort of money for all my double albums etc i'd sell tomorrow, it does begger belief but well done that seller [Confused]
I do suspect if the buyer has a shed load of dosh surly they would be projecting other formats including the excellent Blu-ray for a fraction of the price, Dam i knew i should have a copy of this when it was £30 on Deranns list [Big Grin]

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Graham Ritchie
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I better not tell my wife the prices some of those films are being sold for....she would say...SELL..SELL..SELL [Big Grin]

Graham [Wink]

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