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David Hardy
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 - posted September 29, 2018 08:51 AM      Profile for David Hardy   Email David Hardy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Graham when you are showing a film daily for some weeks you do have time to notice all the print defects but you can also remember a first showing no matter how long ago. Well i can .

I also remember that the sequel THE EMPIRE STRIKE BACK was far from perfect print wise on 35mm at The Odeon cinema i worked in as a film projectionist.

It suffered from a lot of side weave and a "printed in" unsteady image on some shots and a fair bit of film grain too. That was on its first release.

It was not our projection equipment that was at fault as we used a top notch "Rolls Royce" of a machine a PHILIPS DP 70 35mm / 70mm projector for our presentations.

I complained to the renter Fox about those faults and it turned out all prints in the UK were the same.

[Big Grin] [Smile]

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted September 29, 2018 11:32 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm sure that there HAS to be some 16MM unaltered 1977 version STAR WARS prints out there somewhere, whether they will be on low fade stock is another matter altogether ...

But I own a super 8 cineavision scope print of the actual 1977 version, on low fade, so that will do for me. [Smile]

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Can Sanalan
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 - posted October 03, 2018 05:09 AM      Profile for Can Sanalan   Email Can Sanalan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well it looks like its back so it wasn't sold then?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16mm-Feature-Film-STAR-WARS-Episode-IV-A-New-Hope-UNCUT-1977-Scope-Movie/223172969908?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D201609081 05057%26meid%3Db63820f3b3d140abb8fa8e1e76f0e880%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D223172969908%26itm%3D223172969908&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A6c4c27 83-c6f4-11e8-be51-74dbd180f33d%7Cparentrq%3A3967718c1660ac3c09743607fff02f67%7Ciid%3A1

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Stuart Reid
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 - posted October 03, 2018 01:03 PM      Profile for Stuart Reid   Email Stuart Reid   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Osi, in 35mm yes. There were British IB Techs printed. How many of them escaped into the wild is another question.

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Mark Todd
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 - posted October 03, 2018 05:52 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just as bonkers as before.

Best Mark.

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Robert Statzer
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 - posted January 23, 2019 11:55 AM      Profile for Robert Statzer   Email Robert Statzer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Not only did he relist the film a couple of times at an increased price, but he also padded the postage, going from an initial shipping cost of $14.95 to $17.95. I recall one guy on ebay asking around $100 for that set of six B&W silent 200' BATMAN reels Columbia put out. Sadly, I think someone actually paid the price.

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted January 24, 2019 03:57 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It has already been muted we may well see the original New Hope on Blu-Ray with Lucasfilm now part of Disney, Fox in the loop and the dust settling on the lawsuits. As much as I love my motion picture films some of the ludicrous speed prices that have been paid on the wave of sales I believe has damaged the film collecting scene.

I'm pretty certain we will gradually see a wave of prints up for sale when the confirmed date is given for the 4K disc and accompanying Blu-Ray.

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Mark Todd
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 - posted January 24, 2019 06:09 AM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I`m sure I will buy the old cut release, not sure how many times Ive actualy bought star wars now.

But to be honest I`m more than happy with the new version Blu Rya as it is.

My youngest and I watched all 3 the other week, and they looked amazing 10 feet wide.

It might be possible to approach the new owners regarding doing say a 600 feet digest of the first 3 and agree a no profit situation.

They would be in more peoples reach and fly out.

Best Mark.

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted January 24, 2019 07:55 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As the decades pass (I used to say years) its more about the memories Mark. Still have my little 200ft of Star Wars New Hope which back then you could buy after you left the Leicester Square Cinema. I guess the reel fun part was travelling home and loading it up on the trusty Eumig probably about 10 times that night but what a day to remember that money will never buy.

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Lindsay Morris
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 - posted January 24, 2019 06:46 PM      Profile for Lindsay Morris   Email Lindsay Morris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Maybe I should try and flog off my copy of Star Wars which is faded pinkish and well worn but still runnable with very few splices.
Its the 16mm scope version of the 1977 release of Star wars.

A blue green filter helps a lot to bring much of the colour back.

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Steven J Kirk
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 - posted February 06, 2019 03:59 PM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Incidentally, that 'despecialized Edition' is great, as close to the original experience as we are likely to get. It is currently available on 'Internet Archive' as 'Star Wars 1977.' Search for that or here is the direct link. It is 720p and requires a one third stretch as given by a widescreen television. This is the direct link:

https://ia600700.us.archive.org/24/items/Popcornarchive-starWa rs1977_z15in/Popcornarchive-starWars1977_z15in.mp4

You may need Quicktime. Right click over the image ( if it works correctly ) and select download video as...

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Mark Todd
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 - posted February 07, 2019 04:34 PM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Steve, put it on a memory stick, and on the TV it looked very good.

But on the LCD projector it looked fantastic and very filmie.

Just the job.

Looking forward to watching it with my youngest who is very very Star Wars.

Best Mark.

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Steven J Kirk
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 - posted February 07, 2019 05:46 PM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No problem. Enjoy. I'm re-posting the link more prominently in General Yak.

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