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Tom Photiou
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Like myself im sure there are some of you who have sold a film or piece of equipment you now wish you had'nt,
Just off the top of my head for me it was my feature versions of Fright, Please Sir, That'll be the day, while none of these titles are classics each one was sold in mint condition and all on 2x800 ft spools, and equipment wise i purchased a near new Elmo ST800 for £30, it had hardly been used and without thinking sold it almost immediatly just to make a quick few quid.
The one i really wish i hadnt let go of was the Rock for Kampuchia concert on 16mm. It really was a fantastic print in every way & of course had just about every majour rock and pop star of its time on topped off with Paul McCartney with his then wife Linda in the bands background.

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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That's a good question Tom, and one that brings back sad memories. My list would start with "Pink Floyd- The Wall" 'scope,
"Flesh Gordon","Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains The Same"
"Scalawag",all 16mm, on 8mm "Monster of Piedras Blancas" & "Beast From
Haunted Cave" S/8, apart from loads of trl. reels & 400' digests.
A thought that helps is "You can't keep everything".

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Graham Sinden
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Hi Tom excellent topic.

Equipment wise many years ago I purchased 2 Elmo ST1200HD's. One was in good condition and the other was a very well used machine with a noisy motor (it had a loud hum). This was purchased for £55. Also the black lamphouse cover was missing. Anyway I tried to get rid of the hum but couldnt as so the machine was largly left lying around as I had many other projectors including a GS1200 to put my best films through. It was taking up space so I decided to sell it and got £48, a slight loss. What really made me regret it was shortly after I sold it I read on this from from Kevin that you could use the rubber roller from the HD to replace the black tensioner on the GS which we all know will scratch films eventually. I thought damm why didnt I keep that HD and remove the roller and scrap the rest.

Making a small loss selling it didnt worry me because Ive got so much films and equipment for free, but having that rubber roller on my GS would have been so much better. Theres no point it taking it from a good HD and I had a scrap machine right here but I sold it [Mad] . Oh well thats life! [Smile]

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Vidar Olavesen
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Hugh, now I feel bad ... I want to keep everything I buy ... Can I at least try? ;-)

I regret selling all my Super 8 and Elmo ST-600M when I bought a VHS player ... Especially missing Twins of Evil 200' Walton

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Tom Photiou
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Vidar, i think you are not alone there, as i remember there were many people who sold up there film collections in favour of VHS but just a few years later many of them bagan collecting 8mm again.
Hugh,The full scope feature on 16mm of Pink Floyds the wall [Eek!] i bet that looked well good the big screen. The Monster of Piedras Blancas was also one of my other regrets, i'd forgotten that one it gets very big bucks these days, and i had the feature version to. [Frown]

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Christian Bjorgen
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Sold all my Reg. 8 films as I didn't have a projector. Wasn't that many, but a few titles I regret parting with, such as "The Great Train Robbery" in pristine condition and two 400' Chaplins.

Didn't regret it for a second until a few weeks ago when I got my new Bolex 18-5 and didn't have a single reel to watch with it [Frown]

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Pasquale DAlessio
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My pristine super 8mm print of "Goldfinger" in stereo. [Frown]

[ April 22, 2013, 04:31 PM: Message edited by: Pasquale DAlessio ]

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Osi Osgood
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Good topic!

Years ago, when I first collected super 8, I sold the whole collection to move into laserdisc, (yeah, I know, stupid), and I had a number of super 8 optical sound features that I have never seen another print of ... two most notably ...

The Last Unicorn
High Road to China

Now, recently ...

Strangely enough, the feature that I just sold yesterday afternoon on ebay, "2010" super 8 optical sound. I got a good price for it (165.00 doillars, 150.00 after ebays bite), but I fear that it might be the only print of that title and a rarity, but I'm comforted by owning the Derann scope feature of that same title.

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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Hi Osi, "High Road to China" I've seen a couple of times over here
on opt. snd.The print I've got on 16mm actually was half the price
someone was selling a S/8 print for.

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Oscar Iniesta
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I have promised myself not to sell my most loved prints unless something really important would make it necessary. I am going to fight to keep at home Back To The Future, Robocop, Star Wars trilogy and Batman. They are my ticket for a time travel. A travel to a time when I was a happy kid with happy dreams. Is there enough money in the world to pay it? Not until someone make a time machine with a Delorean. [Smile]

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Michael O'Regan
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My AGFA 16mm print of TALES FROM THE CRYPT.

My Sankyo Stereo 800.

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Mike Williamson
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Ahhhh, but it went to a loving home, Mike. One of my favorite movies of all time!!! [Wink]

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Zechariah Sporre
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Oscar, is Back To The Future super 8 or 16mm?

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Lee Mannering
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Yes Tom. I certainly regret parting with my beloved Norisound 320 transfixed with Schneider 1.3 lens. In the 70’s and as a very keen amateur film maker they were the perfect combination offering brilliantly crisp images edge to edge on screen with that quick pull down claw and wide shutters they were the bees knees for the film maker. Leitz were kind enough to upgrade my 120 to the 320 absolutely free of charge and what fine service the like we will never see again most certainly. Recorded sound tracks then were crisper than a packet of Walkers crisps on a Norisound and oh those Schneider lenses.

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Tom Photiou
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The Noris projectors are one ive never seen in the flesh,(or plastic) but they certainly seem to have a good name, also the Sankyo 800, hopefully i may catch a climps at Ealing, it looks as though my Brother myself and my lovely wife are all going to make it. Who knows, if this list gets seen by enough of us maybe there could be a few of the listed "solds" could find there way back to some of us again??

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Oscar Iniesta
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My Back To The Future print is 16mm flat LPP. Like Batman. I had a small list of wanted films when I started collecting. That days, I couldn´t imagine I was going to get them. So I am happy even with a flat print. I have the rest of my life to find a scope one while I enjoy projecting these ones.
If you are looking for a super 8 print, there is a post about a print with japanish subtitles.

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Osi Osgood
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Hmm Hugh, perhaps I should be checking in the UK?! [Smile]

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Lee Mannering
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Tom. Back in the day and nearly 40 years ago Norisound were a film makers dream projector but sadly the test of time has told another story. They had a number of parts which failed sorry to say including a fairly soft sound head, not very good quality control switches and underrated speed control circuit which eventually gave up the ghost, but looking back the image and sound quality from them was excellent. If you can find a little used machine they are still worth having, but not ideal for todays film collectors needing 24fps due to the fast pull down claw which will present a jumpy picture on the old vintage acetate prints.

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Timothy Price
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My 1979 Les Paul. [Frown]

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Joe Caruso
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I don't know if I should manetion anything

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Osi Osgood
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Shorty ...

I know, I knopw, your print of "Life and Times of Grizzly Adams"! [Smile]

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Oemer Yalinkilic
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Yes, my 16mm LPP scope original print of RETURN OF THE JEDI, an 16mm IB print of THE BAND WAGON, 16mm IB print of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (ok, I have a mint 35mm LPP print, but the 16mm IB was a little bit different).
And I´m missing a very rare uncut 35mm print of "THE CURSE OF THE DEMON", a rare 35mm IB print of "KNIGHTS AT THE ROUND TABLE", a 35mm IB Print of DODGE CITY (Errol Flynn), and a mint 35mm IB print of NORTH BY NORTH WEST.

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Tom Photiou
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blimy Oemer, sounds like youu has a mega selling spree

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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If you mention you have a print of "The Wicker Man", I'm coming
over Oemer.

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Omer Was "THE CURSE OF THE DEMON" the American version? Because in the UK it was called "Night Of The Demon" and had a longer running time. It sounds like a mix of both. I bought the dvd of this and it had both versions on.

Omer how could you sell those other titles too. Love to watch "THE WAR OF THE WORLDS" but as you say got in 35mm you lucky man. I have it but 27mm less. Think I need a LONGGG weekend in Berlin [Razz]

I only ever sold two of my prints "The MacArthur Story" "Distant Drums"? It was an RKO train film, both 400ft and "The Creeping Flesh" The first two that was OK, but wish I still had that one. Whoops that's three.

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