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Rob Young.
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 - posted November 11, 2015 10:34 AM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Very, very funny!

Thanks for that Joseph. [Smile]

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Terry Sills
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Joseph
Is 'Wyckoff' really the name of a place in New Jersey ?? Whoever dreamt up that name was either a bad speller or they had a wicked sense of humour! No offense intended of course but surely that name is open to abuse.D

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Joseph Randall
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Yes -- it is pronounced like the word "why".
Why-koff.

I'm glad everyone is enjoying my tounge-in-cheek post.

Remember the used car salesmen who claimed their cars were only driven by elderly ladies to church on Sunday?

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Joseph Randall
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Laurel and Hardy

I'm not a 35mm collector, but as a Laurel and Hardy aficionado and collector, I thought I should comment. I've seen the auctions for several months now -- someone has cut up the BEST OF LAUREL AND HARDY compilation and is selling it in pieces. Why? Although each segment can stand on its own, they are not complete. Also, I believe this particular film is rare -- I've never seen it listed in 16mm. L&H in 35mm is even rarer.

The seller has been asking outrageous prices -- this one is actually cheap by his standards.

Anyway, it just makes me cringe that this film is being chopped up for sale. I know it is his to do what he wants with it, but what if the person who owned the second reel of THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY, for whatever strange reason, decided to chop it up into pieces before selling? He has every right to do it, but is it the right thing to do?

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Terry Sills
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Absolutely agree with you Joseph. So rare on 35mm and criminal to desicrate it this way. Like the idiots that convert a perfectly serviceable projector into a table lamp!

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Joseph Randall
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But what would the people on the table lamp forum say if someone converted a table lamp into a projector?
[Smile]

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Bill Phelps
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Outrage!

Bill [Smile]

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Jason Gronn
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Ebay has gone mad again [Eek!]

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/16mm-Sound-Color-Scope-Feature-Lucas-Star-Wars-1977-Uncut-Classic-Sci-Fi-Epic-/111825771954?hash=item1a0955ddb2:g:SVkAAOSwkZhWSlRa

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Bill Phelps
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It's faded too....one thing it has going for it is no Episode IV before the opening crawl....it is original.

Bill [Smile]

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Joseph Randall
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"still has some color left" -- yes, red
"There are not many scratches in it at all, if hardly any. "

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Jason Gronn
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Ebay never ceases to amaze or should l say amuse me.
$400 for a super8 trailer.

[Roll Eyes]

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-8mm-Revenge-of-the-Jedi-Ultra-Rare-Teaser-/262177302560?hash=item3d0afc2820:g:ii4AAOSwcBhWY0jb

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Brian Fretwell
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Star Wars though and the trailer that wasn't shown much as the film was retitled before release from Revenge of the Jedi to Return of the Jedi. I imagine this had very few prints made, some Star wars collectors would value this very highly.

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Jason Gronn
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I have two copies of this and both only cost around $20.
I could maybe see it selling for $50 but $399 is just stupid.

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Rob Young.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-BUGS-LIFE-1998-DERANN-SUPER-8-COLOUR-STEREO-SOUND-FILM-SCOPE-1600ft-PIXAR-CGI-/281896736000?hash=item41a25ad500:g:kl8AAOSwkNZUoEBV

£279.00?

Only missing last 10 minutes...

So pretty worthless then really...

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Andrew Woodcock
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I've thought the very same for sometime regarding this print Rob.

It is no surprise to me that this has been repeatedly advertised for months and months now without a sale.

Unless you have one already with an undamaged last reel but a ruined beginning, I think this film will struggle to sell at the price it is being offered.

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Tom Photiou
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How do you get the last 10 minutes missing?
Surely the last reel wasn't just 200 foot was it? [Confused]

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Dominique De Bast
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The film was sold on 4X600 ft.

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Nigel Higgins
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This has been on ebay for ages ,i dont think anyone will buy it at the price .

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Andrew Woodcock
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May have had a print defect or stripe defect to begin with?

Could easily have been a white box special from when originally purchased with a known last reel fault.

I have a few prints that are no longer complete for one reason or another.

These types of prints will always be useful to one person or another who may already have the feature or at least part of it.
The only issue being where you pitch the price at when advertising an incomplete feature.

As time goes by we will surely be seeing more and more of these types of sales.

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Brian Fretwell
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I have several "white box" single reels and wouldn't pay much more than a tenth of that price (per reel) for this, if I had the last reel.

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Dominique De Bast
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Andrew, the problem here is the high price asked for an incomplete film. The seller seems to think it's just a little disadvantage...

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Andrew Woodcock
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yes Dominique, I agree with both yours and Brian's sentiments here. Whether or not we will still continue to find white box special one off 600ft parts from features for £27 remains to be seen though.

I know this is around the price Derann once charged for such prints,but if you happen to be the guy who still has one or two of these and someone needs one to complete or repair their feature, then perhaps each reel could fetch considerably more by a collector specifically needing just one odd reel.

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Rob Young.
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"The seller seems to think it's just a little disadvantage..."

Exactly, Dominique, that is what makes it so funny

[Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

Imagine showing that to any sort of audience! [Wink]

Maybe, you could just describe the ending to everyone!

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Andrew Woodcock
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Or project the ending digitally. [Wink] [Big Grin]

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Rob Young.
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Could do that, Andrew...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bugs-Life-Blu-ray-Dave-Foley/dp/B003ZYDMZ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451838410&sr=8-1&keywords=a+bugs+life+blu+ray

Er...

Happy New Year, BTW!

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