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Pete Richards
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From: Australia
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 - posted September 05, 2013 07:10 PM      Profile for Pete Richards   Email Pete Richards   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I know that the legality is fuzzy on 35mm collecting, but I am managing a friends 35mm home theatre now, and he has an amazing setup. He even has a commercial ultrasonic 35mm film cleaner that does a dazzling job.
But we are having trouble meeting other collectors, he only has 3 prints at the moment and would like to expand the collection. If anyone can point us at some groups either here or privately it would be much appreciated. He is more than happy to purchase from overseas, even with the associated freight costs.

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Patrick Walsh
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 - posted September 05, 2013 07:53 PM      Profile for Patrick Walsh   Email Patrick Walsh   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ive got 35mm over here in NZ, There is the Aussie printed REEL DEALS mag, there are guys in that that have 35mm titles for sale.

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Brad Miller
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 - posted September 05, 2013 10:33 PM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
www.35mmforum.com

The sources for new prints have 99.9% stopped with the conversion of the industry to digital. At this point about the only option your friend has is to acquire prints from OTHER people's collections.

The studios really aren't worried much anymore. The paranoia over 35mm film collecting is all but over at this point.

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Pete Richards
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 - posted September 05, 2013 11:36 PM      Profile for Pete Richards   Email Pete Richards   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Good to know that it isn't as crazy as it used to be [Smile]

I'll check out the Reel Deals and the 35m forums. I'll have to check out the NZ scene as well!

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted September 06, 2013 01:09 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You can find 35 mm trailers and ads on Ebay.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted September 06, 2013 03:25 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
35mm trailers are available on UK eBay. This is a well known seller.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/MOVIE-SHOP-HEAVEN/35MM-FILM-/_i.html?_fsub=647070013&_sid=48877043&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted September 06, 2013 03:40 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Pete. I my own cranky way I feel we have a duty to preserve as many 35mm projectors and films as possible with the Cinema melt down to digital which was why when given the opportunity to upgrade my 35 to a Cinema machine I took the moment with both hands. Similarly many old style shall we say Cinemas are being preserved and more recently the Mary Shelly Theatre in Dorset is also seeing a move to preserve its heritage which sadly all the multiplexes achieved upon closure were to throw Kinotons in skips along with irreplaceable equipment.

These days film finding is a relatively easy process due to the Internut, sorry Internet and particularly ebay has relaxed its 35mm sales listing which I’m guessing is partly due to fair trading and thankfully this opens up a whole new area for 35mm collecting. As with many on this particular forum it’s a good way to finally get to meet other collectors and break away from being on your own with the hobby. Likewise the 35mm Forum will fascinate you I am sure.
Carry on projecting!

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Vidar Olavesen
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 - posted September 06, 2013 06:16 AM      Profile for Vidar Olavesen   Author's Homepage   Email Vidar Olavesen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Maurice, that's mainly trailers, ain't it?

Ask the seller for a list, I believe you might get more on that list. And he's a great seller, done deals with him on Super 8, 16mm and 35mm

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Osi Osgood
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Good to hear from you Brad. Always in the background, but rarely heard from. All the best!

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Maurice Leakey
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Here are some 35mm films on the current eBay.
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/35mm-movie-feature

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Joe Caruso
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 - posted September 08, 2013 12:36 PM      Profile for Joe Caruso   Email Joe Caruso   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have a nice Std 8 film, called '35mm projectors', it is a collection of some dozen or so machines from the estate of Don Malkames from Yonkers NY - Particular details go into the technical aspect, etc - A fascinating history - Not sure if Don is still around nor his collection - Yet, another fine Blackhawk release - Shorty

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