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David Baker
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From: Hamilton , Ohio
Registered: Aug 2012


 - posted January 09, 2015 08:14 PM      Profile for David Baker   Email David Baker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here's some Americom Super 8mm films with records - http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-8-AMERICOM-RE CORD-FILMS-CURSE-BIRTH-HORROR-ON-3-X-200-REEL-GOOD-/111566866299?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

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Joe Vannicola
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From: Lincoln, DE, USA
Registered: Feb 2014


 - posted January 10, 2015 10:23 PM      Profile for Joe Vannicola   Email Joe Vannicola   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A friend of mine had the Americom version of The Cosmic Monsters. He had a devil of a time trying to properly synch up the record with his projector and never got it quite right. A cool idea that just didn't work. At least in my experience. [Smile]

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David Baker
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From: Hamilton , Ohio
Registered: Aug 2012


 - posted January 11, 2015 10:23 AM      Profile for David Baker   Email David Baker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes , same thing with me years ago.....but one thing I did was record the records onto a cassette tape . That synced it better than trying to play the record .
Yes I agree it was a neat idea at the time , before 8mm sound films came out .

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Guy Taylor, Jr.
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From: Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2007


 - posted January 11, 2015 04:14 PM      Profile for Guy Taylor, Jr.   Email Guy Taylor, Jr.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Birth of Frankenstein works pretty well because there is not a lot of dialog. When they are speaking you don't usually see the actors lips so even if it is a second or so out of sync it still works well.

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Joe Vannicola
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From: Lincoln, DE, USA
Registered: Feb 2014


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You know what, we still enjoyed these films because there was no VHS or DVD's back then. It's my opinion that if you showed these condensed Super 8 films to today's kids, they'd probably scratch their heads and say," Why watch 10 minutes versions of films when you can own the entire movie on DVD?" These is a certain charm about them; imagine taking an entire 90 minute film and editing it down to ten minutes and yet still tell the story.

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Dominique De Bast
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From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jun 2013


 - posted January 12, 2015 03:05 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Joe, you would be surprised how some kids like films shown with a cine projector, even without sound !

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Vincent Zabbia
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From: Montrose, NY
Registered: Feb 2011


 - posted January 18, 2015 12:19 PM      Profile for Vincent Zabbia   Author's Homepage   Email Vincent Zabbia   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Americom "A Haunting We Will Go"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/371238791088?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

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