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Jon Addams
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 - posted December 31, 2010 01:06 PM      Profile for Jon Addams   Email Jon Addams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've been told this release was at 18 frames per second - I have read the same thing here at the forum...

Yet, I have a copy the plays perfect at 24fps and not at 18.

Could there be 2 versions? [Confused] [Confused] [Confused]

I need this or any other sound film(s) shot at 18fps.

Do you have or know of any for sale or trade?

Thanks

Jon

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Michael O'Regan
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 - posted December 31, 2010 01:40 PM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Mine plays at 24.

Why would it play at 18?

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David Erskine
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 - posted December 31, 2010 04:42 PM      Profile for David Erskine   Email David Erskine   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Probably been at sea too long.
Cheers, David E

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Jon Addams
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 - posted December 31, 2010 07:31 PM      Profile for Jon Addams   Email Jon Addams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Michael,

When I was looking for a sound film released at 18fps last year, I received and answer here in the forum telling me about this movie and so I bought it.

Unfortunately this was not the case, so I was wondering if there was such a release available.

Here is the original thread:

http://8mmforum.film-tech.com/

Best,

Jon

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Michael O'Regan
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 - posted January 01, 2011 02:43 AM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Jon,

Gee, that's strange. Perhaps John Black will chime in here and shed light on this.

BTW, the link in your post doesn't lead to the original topic.

-Mike [Smile]

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Douglas Meltzer
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 - posted January 01, 2011 08:49 AM      Profile for Douglas Meltzer   Email Douglas Meltzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here's the thread Jon mentioned.

Doug

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John W. Black
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 - posted January 01, 2011 01:46 PM      Profile for John W. Black   Author's Homepage   Email John W. Black   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Years ago I had a print of this that did indeed run at 18fps.It was a Blackhawk. I think I remember when it was initially released,the catalog stated it was 18fps.I've since seen it at 24fps.The mystery continues...,.,.,.,.

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Michael O'Regan
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 - posted January 01, 2011 02:28 PM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's interesting.
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Tony Stucchio
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 - posted January 01, 2011 05:28 PM      Profile for Tony Stucchio   Email Tony Stucchio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Blackhawk released Laurel and Hardy's DIRTY WORK in 18fps in the '70's as a trial. You had the choice of saving a few bucks for 18fps, or going the whole 9 yards and getting 24fps. Obviously, they would have to eliminate frames for this to work.

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Thomas Smith
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hello my copy also runs at 24fps ????

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted January 03, 2011 04:14 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
I need this or any other sound film(s) shot at 18fps.

Jon this previous topic may be of your interest:

How many features at 18fps

cheers,

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Jon Addams
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 - posted January 05, 2011 12:36 PM      Profile for Jon Addams   Email Jon Addams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Winbert,

Thank you for the link, I am giving up my search. Perhaps one will show up one of these days. I wanted it for testing purposes.

Best,

Jon

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