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Vidar Olavesen
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I am just wondering ... If I should have a 35mm film, is it a dumb thing to say it anywhere? I think it's legal to own trailers, if I am not mistaken on this too. Features are they really illegal or how is this working? I really would like to know as I'd hate it to be illegal. Bought one from UK

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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I think that the film studios could lay claim to them Vidar as they
were'nt for public use.The studios tend to think of piracy,although
the impression that comes across, is there doesn't seem to be
too much concern as there are quite a few features & trls on ebay.
If you feel the need for 35mm Vidar,go for it young man.

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Vidar Olavesen
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Already got a deal for a portable 35mm projector and have some 30+ trailers as well as a short Knick Knack. Bought Beverly Hillbillies (not a film they'd make a lot of money on anyways I guess) and one of my favourites, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford (I guess no one will figure that out ;-) )

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Matt McBride
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If I were you I would keep the collection private.

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Oemer Yalinkilic
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You are very fast in changing the gauge.
There is no problem to own 35mm prints. The time is gone, as the studios made trouble. It is now allowed to sell 35mm on ebay, this was few years ago forbidden.
I had in the past public screenings and paid the studio but told them that I use my own print, and this was ok.

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Vidar Olavesen
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I am not changing gauge, just expanding and adding more :-)

Really, no problem with owning a Star Wars or Alien 35mm print?

Thanks for the feedback

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Oemer Yalinkilic
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No Problem.
But Not easy to find the old trilogy.
I buy next month Episode 2 and 3.

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Pete Richards
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Alien and Star Wars (original) are hard to find and expensive.
Terminator 3 sold for $300 on ebay just recently and other features tend to go cheap but the shipping is so expensive.

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Lee Mannering
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Vidar. If you break into 35 its best to keep a clear head as to the type of film you actually like to watch as unless you have huge storage space films quickly fill a room. You will find that cartoons and short subjects often sell for more than a run of the mill feature, but very popular features can fetch a high price sometimes. I’ve found 35mm collectors really helpful over the years and exceptionally enthusiastic about film in general and once you get to know a few locally certainly here we loan each other films which is a good space saver as well. Have mentioned before I know but one of my favourite shows I give is my ‘all gauge specials’ projecting films from 8mm through the gauges to 35 and one day when I find a good machine 70mm will be going in. [Eek!]

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Vidar Olavesen
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70mm will be too much for me, unless something pops up at ridiculous price. :-)

I am not sure which Star Wars I'll get, I think it might be late 90's one, but haven't seen it yet.

I do want only a few features on 35mm, Star Wars, Empire, Return high on the wishlist, as well as an Alien, Gremlins, E.T. or Indy movies. All difficult to get, but I will be enjoying Star Wars first :-) And see some trailers

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Oemer Yalinkilic
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Lee@
I have few friends, they have 70mm and it is more difficult than 35mm and not realy worth, if you hate faded prints and blow ups are not much better than the 35mm original.
But all 70mm fans I know, are fascinated from the sound.

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Vidar Olavesen
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Sound of the projector or the actual films sound? Isn't that the same quality on 35mm?

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Lee Mannering
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70mm = 6 track magnetic sound Vidar also DTS 70mm for which sound is on disc

PS Did you go to see the 70mm screening in Norway of Star Wars in 1997 by any chance?

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Vidar Olavesen
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No, but I am considering going to our capitol when they next time do a 70mm showing. I thought you also got DTS on the 35mm, I am by far any expert, so that's just what I thought.

Thanks for the info, all learning is good learning

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Fabrizio Mosca
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Vidar, be careful when you say that you're interested in only few titles...
I also collect 35mm and I started saying to my wife that I would have had no more than 5 full features for space problems.
I have 9 full features now and 19 shorts, and I don't want to stop [Big Grin]

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Vidar Olavesen
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:-) That's a problem, yes :-) Car out, remodel the garage :-)

16mm is space consuming also, but I do want mainly Super 8 and 16mm, which already takes up most of my film room (about 500 titles now)

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Oemer Yalinkilic
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I had the chance to watch in 70mm Star Wars in 1978 and Empire Strikes Back in 1980 on the bigest screen in the world.
http://www.filmantiques.com/starwars.jpg

(At this time the screen of Royal Palast in Berlin was the biggest screen in Europe, for few years before closing, it was the bigest screen of the world)

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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Vidar, we've all been there, I got a 16mm projector just to screen
a ptint of "Living Dead at Manchester Morgue", and it takes off
from there. Doug has it summed up in his little highlight on his
post "I THINK THERES ROOM FOR ONE MORE FILM", and there
always is.On the films you mentioned you want, just think of the
space these babies will swallow up.I can see an extension being built as we speak.

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Lee Mannering
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I chuckle every time I open the 16mm door as Bela Lugosi keeps falling out its that stacked. I've also got Bernard Manning at Blackpool on 35 and I would know it if he fell of the shelf! He.

Oemer that must be a precious memory. My best recall of 70mm was filming the projector and platter screening Batman at WB for my documentary film Cinema in Miniature and boy was that a thrill. Was it really 20 years ago...

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Matt McBride
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I can agree that space becomes a huge issue. We recently moved into a bigger house and I've already cramped up the space lol. DTS is on 35mm as well. It started with Jurassic Park in 93 and Dolby Digital started with Batman Returns in 92. Keep in mind if you will need separate sound processors and readers to use DTS and SRD(dolby digital). Also you would need the DTS disks as well.

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Vidar Olavesen
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Yes, I was aware of those sound adaptors :-)

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Joe Caruso
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You guys should attend the CINEFEST and CINEVENT shows, and talk all about it with the rest of us collectors - Shorty

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Vidar Olavesen
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Wish I could, but that's in the US, right? If you move it to Norway, I'll be there :-)

Would be nice to hear all your views and stories

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Oemer Yalinkilic
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Vidar, did you find an 35mm projector?
I see you post now more on the 35mm Forum than here.

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Vidar Olavesen
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Yes, have a deal on a 35mm portable one. Will travel to Denmark to pick it up in 3-4 weeks

I guess I post there because I don't know too much about stuff, so need to get info :-) I am equally interested in all gauges, reel is fun, no matter what gauge and size

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