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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted February 11, 2012 10:57 AM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is unbelievable! Check this link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Elvis-8mm-film-madisom-square-garden-/250993723845?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a706449c5

[Confused] [Eek!]

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted February 11, 2012 11:06 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That is an unreleased footage, so may have that high price for people who is really Elvis fans or people who is making Elvis vidography and need those kind of footages. This DVD can be advertised with "with never released footage before", and this would attrack more buyers.

Remember Pat, this is a private footage which does not have copyrights, so there is no such risk rather puting copyrighted footage which for 3 minutes alone would cost more than $5000.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted February 11, 2012 11:48 AM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Winbert

It says 8mm film. So I'm assuming it's silent and shot by a fan. So I don't think that warrents a 1200.00 price tag. Do you still think so?

Pat

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted February 11, 2012 11:54 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Pat, what I am saying that this footage does not have copyright. So everyone can release this in any form and sell it for money. If someone sell a footage that has copyright it will cost more than $1200 paid to copyright owner.

If someone is planning to make a biography of Elvis on DVD, this is good to be included and add on the DVD cover "never seen before" or sort of.

Silent or sound is not a point in making such DVD because it can be filled with narration or any Elvis tracks (then this is copyrighted but usually cheaper than movie footages).

my 2 cents though,

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Allan Broadfield
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 - posted February 11, 2012 01:07 PM      Profile for Allan Broadfield   Author's Homepage   Email Allan Broadfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If the seller had climbed into a time machine and shot three minutes of the crucifiction, it would be priceless. For a brief 8mm home movie (presumably without sound), shot from a seat at a concert, with or without Elvis, the price tag is ridiculous. If it sells, we'll all be furiously scouring our holiday reels in case somebody famous walked past picking their nose.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted February 11, 2012 02:00 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Alan

That was just to funny! [Smile]

Winbert

I agree with what you are saying. But still disagree on the price. With respect.

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Roger Shunk
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 - posted February 12, 2012 07:29 AM      Profile for Roger Shunk   Author's Homepage   Email Roger Shunk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Pat,
I'm with you on this buddy $1200 for only 3 minutes of Elvis footage plus the shipping cost [Eek!] is completely totally insane!!

RS

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Oemer Yalinkilic
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 - posted February 12, 2012 03:08 PM      Profile for Oemer Yalinkilic   Author's Homepage   Email Oemer Yalinkilic   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I get from a friend some selfmade Elvis concert reels. They are filmed 18 frames/sec. I sold a 600 reel (silent) for 250 Euro to a Elvis collector.
Still I have two 400 reels with sound. The quality is very bad, but they are unique. I´m also waiting for someone who want pay me big $$$ for this.

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Akshay Nanjangud
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 - posted February 12, 2012 04:40 PM      Profile for Akshay Nanjangud   Email Akshay Nanjangud   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here's a thought: maybe buyers of such stuff are relatives of Elvis? Friends and family types collecting for obvious reasons of consolidating memories.

Here's another: perhaps it's a student working on some Elvis related research.

I guess these are unlikely but a minute possibility can't be ruled out.

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Bill Phelps
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 - posted February 12, 2012 07:27 PM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Something is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

Bill [Smile]

P.S. I'm not willing to pay $1200 for 3 min of Elvis but there may be someone who is!

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted February 13, 2012 01:00 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We've seen stranger auctions, after all.

Hey, is it just me, or are the prices of Derann prints suddenly going up a little after Derann closed it's doors?

There's no fear right now of running out of Derann features or shorts any time soon.

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted February 19, 2012 04:48 AM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
It might even be Elvis himself wanting to buy it, ' cos lots of
people have seen him.

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Allan Broadfield
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 - posted February 19, 2012 06:17 PM      Profile for Allan Broadfield   Author's Homepage   Email Allan Broadfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Looks like someone bought it. Now I'll believe a man can fly.

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted February 19, 2012 06:26 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Now I have seen it all. I can't believe it [Eek!]

Winbert...I will NEVER doubt you again [Big Grin]

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Wayne Tuell
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 - posted February 19, 2012 07:20 PM      Profile for Wayne Tuell   Author's Homepage   Email Wayne Tuell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Too bad it didn't have close-up footage of when the king handed off his jewel encrusted cape to see who the person is/was.

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David Kilderry
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 - posted February 21, 2012 11:52 PM      Profile for David Kilderry   Author's Homepage   Email David Kilderry   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Oemer, how bad is the sound on the 400ft reels? Can you make out the songs and dialogue? Is the footage steady? Is it shot from far back or is it closer?

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Tom Photiou
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Makes the Star Wars feature films cheap doesnt it. There are some looneys around!! [Big Grin]

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted February 26, 2012 11:36 AM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
"ELVIS HAS NOW LEFT THE BUILDING" no doubt wetting himself
with laughter, or was that just the seller.

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Gerald Santana
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 - posted February 26, 2012 12:48 PM      Profile for Gerald Santana   Author's Homepage   Email Gerald Santana   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"madisom square garden"? [Cool]

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted February 27, 2012 10:19 AM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
Well,at the end of the day,when then gnashing of teeth has stopped and the tear stained hankies have dried, console
yourselves boys, that's capitalism in it's purest form and some
fortunate soul has just exploited it and good luck to him.

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Colin Robert Hunt
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 - posted February 27, 2012 03:10 PM      Profile for Colin Robert Hunt   Author's Homepage   Email Colin Robert Hunt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I wish him well for that sale. People are willing to pay so that's the price. I do not understand, but I'm not a elvis fan. There's no price on things that people will pay for and if you have the goods then sell them at the price they will pay.

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Oemer Yalinkilic
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 - posted March 01, 2012 03:24 PM      Profile for Oemer Yalinkilic   Author's Homepage   Email Oemer Yalinkilic   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi David,
I´m sorry, I didn´t read your question earlier.
Again sorry, but I can´t remember the quality, it is about 12-15 years ago as I watched this reels last time. But if I find time, I will screen them again and I try to film a part to post them on youtube. I´m at this time very busy but maybe I can do that in few weeks.
Regards
Oemer

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