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Paul Adsett
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 - posted February 08, 2019 11:48 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm wondering what was the most expensive super 8mm print ever released. My guess would be Titanic or Gone With The Wind. Anybody know for sure?

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Patrick Walsh
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 - posted February 09, 2019 01:13 AM      Profile for Patrick Walsh   Email Patrick Walsh   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
the latest prices I got from The Reel Image was just before Christmas, their new full features where about $1200USD each.
Im keen on saving up for a print of OHMSS which they stock.

Pat

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted February 09, 2019 02:53 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's about £930 in old money
[Smile]

Think the last print I secured from Derann not so long before they stopped printing was around £500 for a 4X600. Happy days.

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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 - posted February 09, 2019 04:54 AM      Profile for Panayotis A. Carayannis   Email Panayotis A. Carayannis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I simply can not and will not spend so much money.It's been years since I bought a new print.My most expensive buys,in the good old golden days are,$ 250 for a new print of THE QUIET MAN (Ivy),from Red Fox and 250 pounds for a copy in pristine condition of GONE WITH THE WIND (Derann),from Ian.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted February 09, 2019 05:35 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
$1200 for a movie!!!
As much as i'd love a print i just simply could not endorse spending that on a film. Not while there are so many 1st class digital systems out there now that will give an equal image with better digital sound, i know it's not the same but it is sane!!
I think the most we paid for any movie so far is £350 and that was for Gone with the wind. At 6x600ft reels you got your monies worth as far as films on super 8 are concerned.
The Sound of Music full feature and Silence of the Lambs come in at close 2nd and third place with the later being a film i have wanted for many years.
These days i only sell to buy to ensure films are now self funding. Super 8 films now are very few and far between on purchases these days unless it's something i really want [Wink]

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Andrea Fastami
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 - posted February 09, 2019 06:00 AM      Profile for Andrea Fastami   Email Andrea Fastami   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
i purchased many prints in the years...the most expensive was brand new print in 16mm from digital source of GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD 840 euro and in super 8mm a second hand print of TITANIC in super 8mmm.

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted February 09, 2019 06:37 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If you can afford it and it makes you happy go for it. As the late Mr Formby once sang 'We'll be a terrible hell of a long time gone'

Speaking UK wise so many collectors have passed on over the last few years and many have also left the hobby. I'm sure we all know this already. As a result the scene has narrowed but enthusiasts are still willing to order new prints. I do order new films but do limit myself which for me is the key, so its usually new 200ft or bigger cut downs which can make for a very varied programme often supplementing HD projection here.

The quality of Steve's new releases is amazing and of course we have David's coming along with the J Park cut down. This is something I'll be looking at as its a film which holds many memories for me and will bring a whole load of fun to us.

Back to the question from Paul my guess is Titanic being a more recent release.

[Cool]

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Joe Caruso
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 - posted February 09, 2019 08:23 AM      Profile for Joe Caruso   Email Joe Caruso   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Would anyone like knowing the most expensive short?

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted February 09, 2019 08:32 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes, Shorty [Big Grin]

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Steve Klare
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 - posted February 09, 2019 09:34 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Very early on I unknowingly bought a 'scope short. Since then it caused me to buy two anamorphic lenses, a wide screen, a whole bunch of other 'scope films and recently two lens brackets from FFR.

-it didn't cost a lot at the time but that is my most expensive short!

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Melvin England
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 - posted February 10, 2019 11:52 AM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Shorty - It may not seem too much in today's money, but to a school boy with a Saturday job all those years ago it cost a fortune. Normally when 200' B/W sound were priced at around £9, I paid the whopping price of £19.95 to get a copy of "The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show." It burnt a massive hole in my pocket....but I still have the film.....and don't regret it a bit.

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Mark L Barton
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I remember as a school boy back in 1977 saving up £25 to buy the 400' Star Wars print. My Saturday job paid £4 a week, so some 6 weeks of salary!

I did pay £300 for Diamonds are Forever and the same amount for a scope version of The Poseidon Adventure, but boy did I want those two titles, shhhh dont tell the missus!!

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted February 11, 2019 06:53 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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My Saturday job (in 1977) paid £4 a week, so some 6 weeks of salary!

This is a good comparison to see what is the inflation rate after 41 years.

So what is weekly salary for the same job now?

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted February 11, 2019 07:15 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Good times Mark also memories of Portland films and being stood in the middle of that shop for ages. Where have those years gone. [Roll Eyes]

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