From: Tohoku, Japan
Registered: Oct 2015
posted May 25, 2017 09:42 PM
I would love to see some screenshots from this film. I`ve watched a few minutes of a friends copy but I was not impressed with this Derann release. Maybe there are better copies out there.
posted May 26, 2017 02:53 AM
I picked up part 2 of the earlier split 2x400ft release from Derann (on SP0 from Phil on Saturday, out of the £8 each 4 for £25 box. A bit orange but the part after the escape when they are on the run and captured. Not bad for the price.
posted May 26, 2017 12:19 PM
There was an Italian full feature of this, not scope, flat, but I would have no idea as to whether the color has held up or even the overall quality of the print, (neg source ect.)
-------------------- "All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "
posted May 26, 2017 04:45 PM
This was one of the first abridged super releases in the UK that featured mixing of 16mm full coat soundtracks for a super 8 release.
In other words, Derann released, together with a skillful editor, not only a 2 x 400ft version which was nicely edited picture wise, but also featured a cross fading and mixed soundtrack which, especially given the high profile musical score, gave a much smoother result.
Watch it again and listen to the soundtrack, then compare it to the DVD...
Beautiful soundtrack editing job back in the day...
posted May 27, 2017 10:45 AM
The original Derann releases of these 2 x 400ft versions were available in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
Then video killed off super 8.
Of course, Derann persevered successfully with super 8 throughout the 80's and 90's and the 600ft versions were simply the original 2 x 400ft negatives joined together and re-printed (the originals would normally be about 360ft per spool) and, as has been pointed out, with thinner polyester stock, they made a tidy 600ft release.