posted September 12, 2018 01:59 PM
There has been a bit of talk about this particular one elsewhere. As much as i would like to have a copy, anything over 200 (and thats really pushing it) is OTT for us. While it is a film i like, it isn't exactly a big screen action packed drama or classic. Personally i think i would prefer my Dances with Wolves and Robin prince of thieves. Of course, its each to there own and at the end of the day, the seller started it very very low, like 0.01p. I got a bit suspicious when the bid jumped from £680 straight to 2000.00 with nothing in between. I've not seen that happen before. Even if you viewed this movie every week for a year the cost of each viewing would amount to almost £62 per viewing!!!!! Not hat im counting
From: Southern England
Registered: Apr 2008
posted September 13, 2018 10:12 AM
£3200 is more than my hobby budget for a year or more. Some collectors must just be in another financial bracket. There was a 16mm print of Apocalypse Now a little while back and that is one of my favourites but even at around £1000 - which is what it went for - too much. There are a lot of great 16mm titles around £100 or so. Much more like it...
From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted September 13, 2018 02:58 PM
The Internet Movie Database says the ratio is 2.39:1 which is 'scope, however, they are not always correct!
I still have visions of showing it on 35mm using Christie platters, some ten minutes from the end of the film the overhead ventilation blew the remaining film onto the floor causing an auto shut down and leaving me to sort out probably about 1000 feet of film. The film ran 2hr 34 mins, plus ads and trailers, so was on the extreme edge of the platter. (Note the feed is from the centre with the end of the film on the outwards edge.)
It was an Odeon 5-screen multiplex and I was working single manning. In the importance of keeping the remaining four screens going, it took some time to unravel and return to the platter. We lost the next showing of it.
posted September 14, 2018 07:51 AM
This print loses a lot by being a flat print! So much of the picture area is lost! Just compare a pan & scan DVD of this and others to their full widescreen versions. Not worth it
From: London, United Kingdom
Registered: Jul 2017
posted September 20, 2018 03:12 PM
I also noticed the buyer had 0 feedback and instantly I assumed it was a time waster. Making the price jump up that high and not pay for it. I would of loved to have won the 16mm print of Return of the Living Dead.
I purchased the Mission Impossible episode that was sold by the same seller. When I messaged him in regards to his user name, “ucicinemas”, he said he was a manager at one of the branches. Perhaps when they closed down he was given the films! Don’t know. Happy with my purchase though.