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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted May 12, 2018 11:42 AM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Don't know what happened to the colour, but someone is glad to have this.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16mm-Sound-Color-Scope-Feature-Star-Wars-1977-uncut-original-version-vg-/112976259983?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=s5 H0HRAuFS7NmuYS8x%252FyDaN%252BCu8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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Can Sanalan
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 - posted May 12, 2018 03:57 PM      Profile for Can Sanalan   Email Can Sanalan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I noticed that too.
I guess the fact it's a scope, original uncut print played a factor but the colours are very unattractive, to me anyway.
Someone wanted that film.

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
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 - posted May 13, 2018 11:01 PM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
$3,350.00 for a (beyond recognition) faded Star Wars print? [Eek!]

ฺBut between this insanely faded unaltered Star Wars vs crisp&clear BluRay Star Wars with all of those manipulation/abusion made to this film,a tough choice then. [Roll Eyes]

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted May 14, 2018 06:46 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Theres certainly some looneys out there. [Big Grin] [Wink]

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David Baker
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 - posted May 14, 2018 09:58 AM      Profile for David Baker   Email David Baker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Once again it's a buyer's market that dictated the final price .
As will be with Lou Franchetti's ALIENS 16mm print .

Pretty obvious the bidders / buyers don't think they are loony .

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted May 14, 2018 11:32 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
clearly. [Wink]

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Adrian Winchester
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 - posted May 15, 2018 08:23 AM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The most painful thing for me about the price of the Star Wars print is that I wasn't in a position to cunningly remove the 16mm scope print that was recently in Graham Ritchie's bin!! If you look at the photos from that thread, it appeared to have more colour than the print just sold, even if it was mostly red!

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted May 15, 2018 12:32 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well, i guess the buyer will be happy. Odd thing is, there so many copies of this made. They come up here snd there on both 16 and 8mm, (8mm's usually having great colours, scope and stereo), yet theirs still a market for all conditions of this titles. Wish i bought ten now when it was released.
And you can me what you want, i still think its lunacy to pay thousands for faded film. It's not the only way to project this title. [Wink] Just my opinion, i assume im entitled to it [Big Grin] [Wink]

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted May 15, 2018 01:35 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry Adrian [Wink]

But me and my Dalek friend are on a mission regarding those faded prints [Big Grin]
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Adrian Winchester
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 - posted May 16, 2018 04:59 AM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Graham - Your resolve is certainly beyond question, especially if you didn't experience any twinges of regret in relation to the sum you could have potentially received for your print!

Looking again at the listing, it's interesting to note that four people bid ay least $945, but 'only' two were willing to bid at least $3,300. In fact the bid history indicates an extra bid from the winner that shows he was willing to pay more than $3,350!

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted May 16, 2018 02:10 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No regrets Adrian....to me its never been about money, but more about enjoying the hobby of film collecting and in particular keeping up a certain standard of film and film projection that does not look to others that I am completely crazy [Smile]

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Brian Stearns
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 - posted May 17, 2018 12:51 AM      Profile for Brian Stearns   Email Brian Stearns   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
People with deep pockets are not loony, considering that before Gary got 3800 for a faded Star Wars this price shouldn't be a surprise. Jee I wish I was a sugar daddy and can spend $$$ on film.

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted May 17, 2018 01:38 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ok, for those offended let me refraze,
im not calling people with deep pockets looneys! I think its looney to pay that much for a faded film. Its not like star wars is rare. I know this one is 16mm but when this title comes up for sale on super 8,it is also the original 1977 version untouched by any CGI. When it does surface most of them are very good prints with excellent colours. They usually go for anything from 800 to 1800. Wether people have deep pockets, big accounts or whatever is irrelevent. Im talking about the price a faded film seems to fetch. No dealers could command that price. BUT, well done to the seller.
[Wink]

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Adrian Winchester
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 - posted May 18, 2018 10:49 AM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's known that George Lucas doesn't approve of the original versions still being in circulation, so perhaps he's buying some of these prints! [Smile]

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Tom Photiou
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He can have ours for 2G [Wink]

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Dave Groves
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 - posted May 18, 2018 01:12 PM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've got a Laserdisc he can have but it must be personally collected. Price to be arranged by me of course.

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Bill Phelps
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 - posted May 18, 2018 06:15 PM      Profile for Bill Phelps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I agree Dave, I also have the original version on Laserdisc and it would be nice to meet George. I would just give it to him though especially if he came to collect it! [Smile] I'll keep my super 8 feature though.

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