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Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on February 22, 2008, 03:38 AM:
 
Each year I like to update my post starting this thread, so as we near its 11th anniversary I hope you can all squeeze a film or two in over the weekend to celebrate all that is 8mm.

Thumbing through the many posts posted over the years you will find this a very unique thread as to what is popular with collectors and perhaps the fun we all have with 8mm cine film.

There is simply nothing 8mm and the projected image!

So then here is your opportunity to tell us what film you watched recently and it can be as short or as long film as they come.

Happy viewing and keep well! [Cool]

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Posted by John Clancy (Member # 49) on February 22, 2008, 04:06 AM:
 
Didn't run anything last night, but the night before we put 2010 on in the living room. Partly as an excuse to use the 10ft screen and partly to see Roy Scheider at work.
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on February 22, 2008, 04:06 AM:
 
well last night line up was 3 screenings...
TRIUMPTH OF THE WILL in 16mm
RAISE THE TITANIC reel 4 (raising scenes)16mm
TAXI DRIVER super 8 400ft digest

Patrick
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on February 22, 2008, 12:47 PM:
 
Nothing last night. But last week I showed STAR WARS full length / scope for family. Because of our busy scheduals, we actually watched one 800 foot reel per evening (3 total). We do this with features sometimes. It gives us something to look forward to the next day [Wink] . Sort of like watching the old serials like Batman & Flash Gordon. I will usually do this only when its family. Otherwise, I show the full features at one showing.

James.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on February 22, 2008, 01:06 PM:
 
Last Night?

Railroad films!:

Blackhawk's On the Bustling Narrow Gauge
Sunday River Productions' Ride the San Juan

Both were silent since it was after my son's bedtime. Both are 1940s views of long gone stretches of the Denver and Rio Grande narrow gauge lines in Colorado and New Mexico.

-very satisfying with a nice glass of port!

Night before, everybody was still up: Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper.

Features in my house very often start Monday night and run a reel per night throughout the week.
 
Posted by Gary Crawford (Member # 67) on February 22, 2008, 03:59 PM:
 
James...I know how you feel. I've been watching about 7 minutes a night of The World is Not Enough. Not enough time , either. Due to schedules that's about all the time there is. I'll take my 7 year old into the screening room for a cartoon some evenings.....7 minutes.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on February 22, 2008, 05:11 PM:
 
I perhaps watch the films once or perhaps twice a week ...

but I'm nearly fiddling with film every single day!
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on February 22, 2008, 05:33 PM:
 
If I don't have at least one projector sitting at the far end of the dining room table, it probably means we're having company.

Depending on the company, they may just reappear there after desert!

I have a pull down screen behind the living room window's curtains, so whenever the mood hits I'm within about 1 minute of show time.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on February 22, 2008, 09:11 PM:
 
The night before last we had a mammoth film show and watched our recent ebay aquisitions. We started with "The Sea Hawk",Derann's excellent 2x400 footer which is a great cutdown. This was followed by Walton's 4x400ft "Carry on Cleo". We then had "The War of the Worlds". This was the Marketing Films 3x400ft version which is beautifully edited. I used to have the full feature of this but the colour was fading, but the mini feature does not seem to have suffered at all. Finally we ended the evening with Walton's 4x400ft full screen version of "Doctor Who and the Daleks". A great film in superb unfaded condition. I have a great affection for Walton Films, possibly because my dad had quite a collection of them and I get all nostalgic when I see their big 'W' logo appear on the screen, but also because the quality of their prints were often superior to other British home cinema distributors in the 60's and 70's. This shows in the fact that all of the Walton colour features in my collection have not faded.

Paul.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 24, 2008, 05:20 PM:
 
Tonight : Derann's Super 8 (and superb) print of The Prince and the Pauper (starring Mickey Mouse) - pulse-synched in French and stereo for my non english speaking audience

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Posted by Brad Kimball (Member # 5) on February 24, 2008, 08:44 PM:
 
3 Stooges in "A Bird In The Head", "Gabby's Diner" (Woody Wodpecker), "Studio Stoops" (Stooges), "We Want Our Mummy" (Stooges). What can I say, my 5-year old daughter loves all the "bonks" in their films. The wifey's not too crazy about showing her these - for fear she'll try to emulate what she sees, but so far no worries.
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on February 24, 2008, 10:54 PM:
 
Not watching much at the moment its still summer, however last night watched a little bit of film, Mickey's Service Station on Super8, a NZ 16mm 1950s NFU travel film "Four Ways To Milford" stunning scenery, beautiful color, a 20min reel of 35mm film of adds and trls included ET, finished the night with should I say it [Eek!] the VP the movie "The Client" 1994 an excellent film starring Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon and Brad Renfro makes a nice change from the current films on the cinema, sadly I understand Brad Renfro died from a drug overdose last month, well its a beautiful summers night so no films tonight.

Graham. [Smile]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 04, 2008, 01:13 AM:
 
Last night, we had a short program of short subjects:
- Jaws 200ft Super 8 cutdown
- Quo Vadis 200ft super 8 cutdown
- Donald Duck in the High Andes super 8 200ft

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Posted by Gary Crawford (Member # 67) on March 04, 2008, 07:57 AM:
 
Brad.......My daughter is now seven, but I started her at age 3 with the Stooges Microphonies....which she would ask to watch on film and on tape over and over.....she got started on Stooges by a Stooges magnet I had on the refrigerator. She was intrigued by it and started asking questions about the guys. I found those less violent New Three Stooges /live action/cartoons from the 60's...and she watched them ..and still does watch those on her DVD player. She still prefers Stooges "on the wall"....meaning on film in the screening room...and prefers Curly to Shemp.....but she did enjoy my print of Snow White and the Three Stooges....and also The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze. So far he has not tried to imitate any of the Stooges antics.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on March 04, 2008, 09:29 AM:
 
When I was little my Mom banned the Stooges because she said they made me hit my sister.

The Stooges had nothing to do with it: she was a pain!

(-at least back then!)
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on March 05, 2008, 03:57 PM:
 
Did a show in a local social club this afternoon for the Great Western Railway Retired Staff Association. This is the 6th time for me to screen steam train films for them.

The selection the made was Movietone News:150th Anniversary Of Steam; BTF Train Time; Land Of The Little Trains; R,H&D Railway.

Before the programme started one of the audience handed me a

spool with about 200ft of super8 film on it. He told me it was about 25 years old, he was in it but had never seen it. In fact the film had never been shown to an audience.

It turned out to be a quite well made record with members of the Neath Valley Railway Preservation Society removing an old signal box and using a crane, put it onto a lowloader. It had live sound and the colour was very good. Being very local, the members enjoyed it, with the person appearing in it offering to sell his autograph at the end of the meeting!

I have now been asked to repeat the whole programme to the above-mentioned NVRPS in May. Had a little problem (again) with the GS before the start, but with that put right the m/c then perfomed beautifully, the sound was incredible in the large hall.
Have another show next Wednesday for a Senior Citizen group;good old super 8.
Mal
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on March 05, 2008, 04:48 PM:
 
Mal,

You were brave screening a reel you'd never seen before. I did this once and it turned out to be a skin flick! Even better was the audience was mainly the family and widow of the reel's former owner! (surprise!)

-everybody has secrets, but some don't get buried with their keepers.

The best part was one guy in the crowd didn't want me to turn it off!

I have a bunch of friends that include somebody that is retired from the Long Island Railroad, one that is currently with Amtrak, plus a whole bunch of Model Railroaders and generalized train freaks (myself included!). I'll have to try to do a railroad film show myself sometime.

I did a show recently for a number of people in their 70s and 80s and it was going really well. Then I put an Our Gang short on and they really liked it. I guess that took them back a long time.
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on March 05, 2008, 09:41 PM:
 
Steve
That was a very amusing story [Smile] I like the bit where you mention about the guy not wanting you to switch it off [Big Grin] for the rest of the audience including the projectionist it must have been like [Eek!]

Graham. [Smile]
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on March 05, 2008, 10:09 PM:
 
Yeah, silly me!:

When I saw the reel it looked obviously like commercially produced, silent black and white film, so I hoped maybe I'd stumbled on some early L&H or Charlie Chaplin.

Suffice it to say I didn't know any of the actors but the story line was the oldest one known!

This was bargain basement, cheesy stuff too: the reel began with somebody's hand reaching into frame with a title that looked handwritten in Magic Marker on a ragged piece of paper.

-I've seen better done titles on people's vacation movies!

You got the feeling that had there actually been credits one of the crew would be somebody to sound the alarm if the cops showed up!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 06, 2008, 12:40 AM:
 
Yesterday's show: Zombie (Dawn of the Dead) - UFA 3 parter
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 08, 2008, 01:37 AM:
 
Yesterday's show:
- Goldeneye opening - scope / stereo - from CHC
- La Course à l'échalote (french comedy released by UFA as a three-reeler and recently redubbed)
 
Posted by John Clancy (Member # 49) on March 08, 2008, 04:26 AM:
 
A standard 8 short entitled 'Moon Conquest'. Released by the Daily Express and shipped to pre-order customers just after Apollo 10 went right around the moon looking for possible landing sites (for Apollo 11).

50ft colour silent - but very little colour left.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 13, 2008, 05:26 PM:
 
Yesterday, I screened the dvd of Monsters Inc. for my daughter as she looks very much like Boo. [Big Grin]

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Posted by Keith Ashfield (Member # 741) on March 13, 2008, 05:48 PM:
 
Tonights show on the Elmo Projectoris was a mixed diet - the UFA 4 x 400ft version of "El CID", with English soundtrack and Disney's "Aladdin". What a superb print that is.
My new "pet" still has "impeccable table manners" when devouring its diet of Super 8 film and its stereo "song" is something to behold.
I have promised it a meal of "Black and White" tomorrow night - "Whiskey Galore" and "Happiest Days of Your Life".
I feel that a varied diet will keep the new machine happy (and me also, of course).
 
Posted by John Clancy (Member # 49) on March 15, 2008, 04:10 AM:
 
Don't suppose that copy of El Cid still has the original boxes Keith? If it does I'd like to see one, particularly as we're currently researching UFA for the next 'smallformat' article.
 
Posted by Rob Koeling (Member # 35) on March 15, 2008, 10:31 AM:
 
Last night I had a couple of early cartoons from Ian's last list (16mm). A fantastic 16mm print of the Jean Vigo masterpiece 'Zero de Conduite' and a beautiful Blackhawk S8 print of the silent film 'Outside the Law' with the great Lon Chaney. Very nice!

Hoping to screen some newly aqcuired Tom and Jerry prints (S8) tonight.

(I should do this more often....)

- Rob
 
Posted by Keith Ashfield (Member # 741) on March 15, 2008, 12:34 PM:
 
Sorry John, but no,El Cid doesn't have the original boxes, just plain old white ones, unfortunately. I have seen pictures of them - see below.
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Posted by John Clancy (Member # 49) on March 16, 2008, 04:29 AM:
 
Not to worry. The box does look excellent though; anyone else got a copy.

Last night we screened the 1993 Super 8 feature of 'The Fugitive' sync' pulsed to the DVD. Had to re-adjust the sync' twice (once for each 1200ft reel) but one of these was possibly caused by the layer change stagger. Had to re-focus once too - darned annoying!
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on March 19, 2008, 09:58 PM:
 
Watched one of my favourites tonight- 'Grease' in scope on the 9ft screen. Shown on the Eumig 938 with the Ektar lens, the picture and re-recorded stereo sound were stunning, unbelieveable that it was all coming from super 8.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 02, 2008, 01:26 PM:
 
Return of the Jedi...
The original 70mm print with stereo mag track. A-ma-zing print with gorgeous colours. This was the "inaugural flight" for a friend's new toy (a dual 35/70 projector).
Then the 400ft cutdown of Logan's Run. Good fun. But the film felt incredibly small and fragile after handling the mega 70mm reels...
 
Posted by Den Brown (Member # 819) on May 04, 2008, 04:20 AM:
 
'Recherche L'Atlantide' parts 1 and 2. Jacques Cousteau shorts released by Disney.
 
Posted by John Hourigan (Member # 111) on May 04, 2008, 09:46 AM:
 
I screened KING KONG (the 1933 classic, of course) last night/early this morning. This is the first time I watched the print since I bought it almost a year ago. What I didn't realize is that this Super 8 print contains many of the previous "cut" sequences -- I thought all of the early prints only were the edited versions. Nice surprise!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 05, 2008, 01:07 AM:
 
After a whole day in the yard, we started late afternoon with "The Making of The Empire Strikes Back" and a "Muppet Show" episode starring Peter Sellers (both on 16mm)

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Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on May 05, 2008, 03:19 AM:
 
I watched THE DEFIANT VIRGINIAN 1x200ft b/w super 8 sound on the new GS1200, film stars Jimmy Stewart was a rancher who refuses to send his sons off to the war.
Pat
 
Posted by Trevor Adams (Member # 42) on May 07, 2008, 05:49 PM:
 
"Chiltern Hundreds" and "Gasbags"(fun in a concentration camp?)Two good old b/w comedies.Trev
 
Posted by Kevin Faulkner (Member # 6) on May 18, 2008, 05:46 AM:
 
As it was so wet yesterday and my Daughter was with me this weekend we got the GS Xenon out mid afternoon and ran 3 Disney features. The Aristocats, Pocohontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
These Derann Disneys are great. My fav of the 3 has to be Hunchback.

It made a change from having my hands inside a machine [Big Grin]

Kev.
 
Posted by Paul Stanley (Member # 1109) on May 18, 2008, 06:26 AM:
 
Last night we watched a few 28mm films including "La Planche" the original version of The Plank. Also some 8mm on the Xenon GS including the Snow White feature. A fun evening.
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on May 19, 2008, 05:24 PM:
 
Last Wednesday afternoon we screened the following programme to a senior citizen group (all female, aged 65+)

Pathe Pic-Wonders Of Canada; L&H's Towed In A Hole; R,H&DR 2 reeler
Triplet Trouble & Professor Tom both Tom & Jerry of course. They would lynch me if I didn't have good old T&J in the show. [Smile]
The venue has one of those blue plaques on a wall to commemorate a local named Reg Jones who found fame, fortune and won an Oscar in Hollywood.He was better known to cinema-goers as Ray Milland.
(He took his name from the Mill Lands area of Neath town)
Mal
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on May 19, 2008, 06:03 PM:
 
Hi Mal,
Well you learn something on this forum everyday - I had no idea that Ray Milland came from Neath, he certainly did not have a Welsh accent. I always liked Ray's presence in films, he was always a really class act, one of many great film actors to emerge from the Welsh valley's. My favourite Welsh actors are Stanley Baker and Rachel Roberts.
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on May 20, 2008, 03:15 AM:
 
Hi Paul
It's fascinating that this little borough of Neath-Port Talbot has produced some talented people. AS well as Ray Milland this little area was home to Anthony Hopkins He came back home a couple of weeks ago to re-open a YMCA), Richard Burton -(and from the same tiny village, Ivor Emmanuel the singing corporal in Zulu)- singers Katherine Jenkins and now Paul Potts.Rock singer Bonnie Tyler came from the other side of the River Neath. Must be something in the air!
regards,
Mal
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on May 20, 2008, 09:43 AM:
 
Maybe it's the Brains beer Mal!
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on May 20, 2008, 09:44 AM:
 
Maybe it's the Brains beer Mal!

 -

And a lot of other Welsh talents come to mind like Mervyn John's, Megs Jenkins, Harry Secombe, Charlotte Church, and of course Tom Jones.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on May 20, 2008, 10:25 AM:
 
Last night we watched Derann's 400 foot "West Side Story" extract. It was a request...from my Kindergartner! Fortunately all he's seen of "West Side Story" is the musical numbers. We can save the hatred and stabbing and shooting parts for when we have a clue how to explain them to him.

-and since the 'scope setup was already in place, I wrapped up with "Shakespeare 400".
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 20, 2008, 02:15 PM:
 
Is Shakespeare 400 easier to run than Indy 500? [Razz]
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on May 20, 2008, 03:10 PM:
 
Actually I have "Indy 500", it's the original 1911 race and the only Blackhawk I ever bought new.

I never thought to run them together, but since "400" is 24 FPS and "500" is 16, "400" would certainly take the checkered flag!

The fact that "400" is 'scope would probably give extra stability around those tight turns as well.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on May 20, 2008, 08:23 PM:
 
I finally broke in my Super 8 print of "Treasure Island" (1970's Orson Welles). It is Letterboxed and a very sharp print for a vintage print.
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on May 29, 2008, 08:06 AM:
 
Last night I screened the following 8mm films to a local Railway Preservation Society:
SNOW : SOUTH AFRICAN STEAM : RHOMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY (the Walton 1 reel version) SHADOWS ON THE MOORS : TRACKS AROUND THE ISLAND
They ask for a one hour show so I prepare the complete programme on a 1200ft spool to avoid reel changes. Half way through the performance I noticed the take-up wasn't turning and film was heading for the floor so I manually wound the film for the rest of the show.

I still had to adjust focus and framelines between different films,cut and bring in the sound at the right time and block off the light from the screen as the heads & tails went through the GS.
No-one in the audience noticed except the person sitting next to me who later asked how did I cope.

Annoyingly, after the show I tried the GS again, and after pressing the still button then play, the GS worked OK.
Ah, the joys of 8mm.
Mal
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on May 29, 2008, 11:23 AM:
 
Mal, Ive also had this problem with the GS and it is not to be ignored.

Anyway who printed Tracks Around The Island and how many copies are there. Is this the film about the Isle of Man train. Ive seen it and it is a beautiful film. I would love to find a copy of it.

Graham S
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on May 29, 2008, 04:15 PM:
 
Hi Graham,
I realise the problem with my GS may not be the same as yours, but what was the cause and cure of your troubles?
Had another look at the GS today, it pulled the same trick but I found that by putting the m/c into reverse then forward, the problem disappeared. I tried this about a dozen times so it wasn't a fluke. Any ideas Kev?

Tracks Around The Island is indeed about transport on the Isle Of Man. It went down extremely well with the audience, one of whom was a Manxman.
The colour was rich and vibrant, soundtrack clear as a bell. It was released by DCR Films and I was lucky enough to get it in a joblot about 18 months ago.
Mal
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on May 29, 2008, 06:02 PM:
 
Mal,
Thanks for info on Tracks around the Island

To be honest I havent had the time or space to fix it yet and have been using my other GS. The problem was intermittent as the GS takeup spool would stop halfway through, I would stop the machine for 3 mins then restart it and it work again. But I noticed the problem gradually got worse. I am hoping to fix it in the next 2 months and I am almost certain its that pesky relay on the main board whose contacts can get dirty. But Wait, as it can be a dirty takeup motor that needs cleaning (Dave Locke told me). Kev once told me a trick to tell. Run the machine with the back off and when the takeup stops (carefully) feel the motor spindles on both front and back motors. Trying to remember, if the takeup motor spindle is turning but the takeup spool isnt, then it the relay. And if the takeup motor spindle is not turning then (or the takeup spool) then its the motor which is at fault. Kev is this right?. Overall this is a common problem with the GS but usually its the Relay on the main board reading previous posts. Hope this helps.

Graham S
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on May 30, 2008, 02:08 AM:
 
First I wanna say hello to all, because I'm a new member wirh my first post here [Smile]

I screened last night the full feature of "High Noon" in German.

Regards,
Mike

P.S.: My english is not very good...
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on May 30, 2008, 07:34 AM:
 
Welcome to the forum Michael. I'm sure you will enjoy the discussions here.

Graham- CHC re-released some of DCR's movies and I'm pretty sure that "Tracks Around the Island" was one of them. So you might want to give Phil a call and see if he has it in stock.

James.
 
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on May 30, 2008, 08:05 AM:
 
I had a great show last night with the following...

Buck Cheezer-200ft Mountain Cartoon-Sepia tone colour.
Cat Napping-Tom & Jerry-200ft
The Dirty Dozen-400ft-Colour still good!
The Wild Geese-400ft-Colour still great and well edited.
Twilights Last Gleaming-400ft Iver release,shame about the abrupt ending,great colour.
The Seven Ups-Roy Scheider-Superb NY car chase.
Dirty Mary & Crazy Larry-400ftStunning Technicolor print!!

Time for bed!!!
 
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on July 21, 2008, 04:17 AM:
 
Blimey,has no one else been showing any Super 8mm recently?

I had a great show last night...

Trailers-Holocaust 2000,Target Eagle,Chinese Hercules and The Devils Rain.

Logan's Run-400ft digest,the colour on this MGM release is still excellent,shame the print is so soft though,probably because the original was in Cinemascope.

Buck Rogers-Great 2 x 400ft cutdown,again the colours are superb,many thanks to Uncle Ian @ Perrys for this print!!

The Great Escape-Part 1-flat print-This old derann release has not held up well,with faded colour,but still well edited.

Time for bed!!!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 21, 2008, 09:45 AM:
 
It seems like I'm always either screening something to verify color before putting it on ebay or watching me own precious prints.

Recently, we have watched a slew of new cartoons prints.
One Flinstones 400ft
One Jetsons 400ft
Cat Napping Tom and Jerry 200ft
Fiddlesticks (flip the Frog) 200ft
Bold King Cole (Felix the Cat, still stunned by that Blackhawk print!) 200ft.
Check and Double Check 4X400 (Amos and Andy)
 
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on July 21, 2008, 10:19 AM:
 
That was a great line up Osi,I still have a load of new Cartoons to watch myself!!
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on July 21, 2008, 10:38 AM:
 
Hi everyone,

This month, I've projected some features films in 16mm:

The 1st July: "Je suis timide mais je me soigne", frensh comedy with Pierre Richard, nice print with good colors.
The 4th July: James Bond: The Spy Who Loves Me: english soundtrack with frensh subtitles, good colors, some scratch here and there but great afternoon.
The 8 th July: The Pilot, starring Cliff Robertson and a couple of beautiful DC8. Great print, english soundtrack and in SCOPE!
The 19th July: Planet Of The Apes: starring Charlton Heston, the first and the only one! Good colors, frensh soundtrack and a beautiful SCOPE print.

Regards,

JC.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on July 21, 2008, 11:17 AM:
 
High Noon on super 8 sound with Gary Cooper. WOW! What a film.....then my Bell Science Labs print of Hemo the Magnificent in 16mm. Someone pointed out the faded print of Hemo was easier to watch for those who are sqeamish......brought back memories of 7th grade.....

CG
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on July 21, 2008, 11:58 AM:
 
Hi all,

yesterday I projected

- 16mm When Harry met Sally: great colors, first 3 minutes missing and some scratches here and there, but really really enjoyable

- super8 Harry the operathic whale: excellent print
- super8 The mines of Moria: excellent as Derann's usual

Next week my wife and me are planning to watch "Clash of the Titans", complete italian super8 print, with really nice colors.

Jean-Marc, I read you have Pixar's Lifted in 35mm. Do you have any chance to get a print to sell?
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 21, 2008, 04:18 PM:
 
Fabrizio ...

Is that "Clash of the Titan's" print the one that we saw screen shots of here on the forum? It appeared to be quite a nice print.
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on July 22, 2008, 01:42 AM:
 
Osi,

I don't know if it's the same, as I haven't seen that photo.
Anyway, usually it's a nice print with a good sound, but the majority of copies come from rental and so may have quite a number of splices and lines.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 22, 2008, 03:36 AM:
 
We've started our series of outdoor shows four nights ago (all 16mm), the first two nights were dedicated to Soundies, two days ago we had some more soundies and Disney's Mr Toad (superb print recently purchased from Doktor Bister), yesterday we screened a slightly faded print (but otherwise in great condition) of Terence Fisher's Bride of Dracula.

An excellent scope print of The Wild Bunch is scheduled for tonight...

Michael: Welcome to the forum.

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Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on July 22, 2008, 04:17 AM:
 
Jean-Marc, I tried to send you a PM but the system blocked it.

Can you please send me your email address? Mine is finnepinne (at) libero (dot) it
 
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on July 22, 2008, 06:30 AM:
 
Blimey!! you guys have been well busy with your recent screenings,I don't think an outside screening would be feasible here in the UK as it rains too much!!!

Cheers MW
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on July 22, 2008, 07:26 AM:
 
Jean-Marc, I received your mail but my replies came back due to problems of your mail server
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 22, 2008, 07:45 AM:
 
Fabrizio, instead of replying to my mail, try to compose a new one. Use either the address I gave you or this one:

jmtoussaint (at) amusement-id (dot) com

All other emails are going through fine and I usually receive PM alerts from the forum.

Sorry about the OT lads.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 22, 2008, 10:41 AM:
 
Jean, Is that "Wild Bunch" 16MM or Super 8?

I'd love to find "Wild Bunch" in super 8 ... and scope!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 23, 2008, 10:48 AM:
 
Osi: everything we project these days is on 16

Screening of the Wild Bunch is postponed til tomorrow.
Yesterday we showed another selection of soundies and Knick-Knack.

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Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on July 26, 2008, 03:09 PM:
 
Hi,

Today, I show: DESTROY ALL MONSTER
aka: les envahisseurs attaquent.
A great Godzilla movie, with a lot of monsters!
A good 16mm print in Scope, with good colors. frensh version.

Regards,

JC.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 29, 2008, 03:13 AM:
 
After another evening of assorted soundies from the 60s (out host has dozens of these), yesterday we screened Mario Bava's "Blood and Black Lace". Great ltbx print with beautiful colours.
 
Posted by peter booth (Member # 242) on July 29, 2008, 06:09 AM:
 
Yesterday we screened Super 8mm,
Ghosts On The Loose 400ft Thunderbirds release, East Side Kids with Bela Lugosi
Batman & Robin 400ft Episode 2 Tunnel Of Terror
Pathe Pic-Hawaii 200ft
The Candlelight Murder 2x400ft Edgar Lustgarten Scotland Yard Mystery.
A good time was had by all,including the choc ices.
Regards,Peter.
P.S. WELCOME MICHAEL.
 
Posted by Robert Tucker (Member # 386) on July 29, 2008, 07:14 AM:
 
I will be showing at the weekend the following Hammer double bill on 16mm

Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

Also time permitting !?!

Taste of Fear (1961)
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 01, 2008, 02:57 AM:
 
Two nights ago, we screened the Hammer version of The Mummy. Good print but faded to sepia, which gave the film, set in the 1890s, a true vintage feeling.
Outdoor screenings at our present location are over, we're moving back to Paris...
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on August 02, 2008, 11:55 AM:
 
Hi,

2 days ago, I've projected "Jaws", super 8, 2x400ft.

Always a great thril!

JC.
 
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on August 23, 2008, 08:53 PM:
 
Last night we had an end-of-summer camp out ending up with the whole family sleeping in the back yard under the moon and stars in a tent. The gorgeous weather also made it perfect for a late-evening impromptu show consisting of neither the best equipment nor prints, but delivered the mesmerizing charm of film just the same:
The Dog Reel - extracts from Lady and the Tramp (1) and 101 Dalmatians (2).
Batman and Robin, Chapter 2 "Tunnel of Terror"
The Herbie Reel (3 extracts, 1 from each feature).
Here you can see the quickest-to-set-up Canon PS-1000 at work, and our screen hung out on the shed under the stars. Too bad we don't get to do this more often.
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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on August 23, 2008, 09:01 PM:
 
Last Night my wife and I watched "The Geisha Boy" (Pinnacle Films), a very nice print from a great negative, but the color is fading, some scenes great, some scenes not so great, but one of Jerry's best, (in my opinion).

Just love that original "Vista Vision" titles!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 24, 2008, 02:27 AM:
 
Last night we had Beetlejuice (16mm)

[ November 06, 2010, 09:45 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on August 24, 2008, 09:57 AM:
 
Hi,

Last week, it was "MARCH OR DIE", a marketting featurette, 3x400ft, in frensh dubbing. Colors are slightly faded but gene Ackman was great, like always. And some trailers: return of the living dead, Hellraiser 2, 3 and 4, etc...

Yesterday, it was: " BLACK SUNDAY", the full feature film in super 8. Good featuere, great sharp picture and good colors. Next time, it will be "DESTINATION INNERSPACE".

Regards,

JC.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on September 06, 2008, 09:42 PM:
 
Last night we had a great film show using the Fujica SD Auto projector that I hadn't used for a long while. These are really nice little Mag/Opt projectors that perform really well. We started with "North Sea Hijack" (U8 2 x 400ft). This was a recent ebay aquisition with excellent color and sound. We followed this with "Lust for a Vampire" (Derann 4 x 400ft). This was one of the films which I bought from Umit (see earlier posts). This was another great print, I wish all my other Derann 4 x 400ft colour features were still this good. Finally we watched "Stand In" (a Barry Wiles Film 5 x 400ft). This was another ebay buy and it was a pleasant surprise as I had never seen this film before. It stars Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart and Jack Carson in a great romantic comedy film set in a Hollywood film studio being deliberately run down so that it can be taken over. Howard plays a stuffy accountant sent in to check the finances, uncovers the plot, falls in love with Joan Blondell, loses his stuffiness and with Bogart's help saves the studio and everyones jobs. Great stuff!

Paul.
 
Posted by Charles Bramlett (Member # 1246) on September 06, 2008, 10:10 PM:
 
Does it count as a 'showing' if I'm watching by myself??

Today I showed (myself) "Inspector Willoughsby: Hide and Seek (200'), War of the Planets (50') and The Lively Set (50').

The crowd went wild!
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on September 07, 2008, 08:29 PM:
 
Most definately watching by yourself is classed as "showing". My audience consisted only of my good lady Tania (she who MUST be obeyed) and myself. As it was her print of "North Sea Hijack" I had to let her attend the "showing". [Wink]

Paul.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on September 07, 2008, 09:24 PM:
 
Last night, we had a double feature, first, "When's Your Birthday?"
(which has a neat 5 minute cartoon introduction to the movie animated by a very young Bob Clampett, his first directing job, in fact), 4X400 Joe E Brown comedy and ...

My name is Nobody (scope 4X400), slightly edited feature, but keeping all the best bits. Henry Fonda's last western, and Terrence Hill's best (in my opinion). beautiful German print.
Though Tonino officially directed it, it appears that Sergio Leone, (who produced) did most of the important direction. It would be Leone's last western as well.
 
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on September 08, 2008, 01:05 AM:
 
Had to try out the EJL bulb in the GS-1200 (about 20% dimmer, but hey, better than nothing), so naturally some viewing was needed! Short show of
--Heart of the Golden West (3x400) Roy Rogers -- fuzzy Niles print
--Goofy's Golden Gags
--an old Kodachrome movie from my childhood that looked better than I ever remembered it

Great to hear the kids' laughter and amazement.
 
Posted by Rob Koeling (Member # 35) on September 18, 2008, 04:28 AM:
 
I need to get stuff ready to put on the table at the next BFCC. A nice excuse to get the projector out. Last night I watched a Blackhawk S8 print of 'Seventh Heaven' (Frank Borzage, US, 1927). A beautiful film. It had a home made music track, which I didn't like very much, so I watched it silent. I was going to run only part of it, but before I knew it, 2 hours were gone and the protagonists were reunited just before ' The End' titles.

The problem with watching films before selling it is, that so many times I think that I don't really want to sell it after all... (but I have to be strong)

- Rob
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on October 04, 2008, 05:57 PM:
 
Two nights ago,it was an all silent Felix festival.Super 8 Arrowtabs copies (they had also been issued on std 8 ) of Pathescope 9.5 releases from the mid fifties ,but,superb copies.
 
Posted by Thomas Boehnke (Member # 535) on October 05, 2008, 10:32 AM:
 
Yesterday night I showed to myself "Peck's Bad Boy" with Jackie Coogan and "In the Days of the Thundering Herd" with Tom Mix, both in Super 8. One night before I watched Bela Lugosi's "White Zombie" on 16mm. I enojoyed all of them, especially Mr. Lugosi's performance.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on October 24, 2008, 08:23 PM:
 
Last weekend, I had a nice super-8 scope show for my niece's kids (age 4 to 12).

I showed:

Star Wars- reel 4, the last 30 minutes of the feature.

Superman II (Derann's one hour digest).

Barbeque Brawl (Scope Tom & Jerry).

King Kong scope trailer (new CHC release).

It was a great show, and all that in under 2 hours!

James.
 
Posted by Claus Harding (Member # 702) on October 24, 2008, 10:23 PM:
 
One-man show here tonight; I just ran my recently gotten "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" in 16mm, a great French spy farce, all to myself (I was laying the print over onto one big reel, so it's not as sad as it sounds [Big Grin] )

Very funny film; I have never had any desire to see the US remake.
Good print, some scratches, but very nice color and sound.

Claus.
 
Posted by David Erskine (Member # 1244) on October 27, 2008, 06:44 PM:
 
I'm really enjoying this forum - that's worrying in itself! Now I'm talking to myself (it IS boring - but I HAVE to listen!). This evening I tried out an ST1200D with a packed 800ft '100 years Undergound' (guess what that was about?) and then a 16mm copy of 'Wrong Arm of the Law' - and all the while 'Er Indoors was watching telly in the front room. It ain't a bad life, really.
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on October 28, 2008, 01:49 PM:
 
David, its fantastic to have you on board. [Cool]

I hope every now and then you watch that Potato film again. [Big Grin] I bought from you a colour film of it and its excellent [Smile] [Roll Eyes] [Big Grin] . Quickest way to empty a room bar none.

Graham S
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on October 28, 2008, 04:11 PM:
 
Hi everyone,

Last night, it was time to see once again: "AIRPORT '77", 16mm, original version, in great scope, with great colors! I think it's the 10th time I see the film. But, it's one of my favortie and a very important film in my life. Great! Great! Great!

This afternoon, I show 3 condensed version in super 8: Midway; The Eiger Sanction and The Boston Strangler. Great!

Claus, did "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" in original frensh version?

Regards,

JC.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on October 28, 2008, 06:57 PM:
 
On Friday,it was PANIC ROOM ,35mm at a friend's house. On Saturday SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, std8 with Tod Slaughter,preceded by THE BLACK WIDOW, a William Burns Detective one reeler (episode of an abysmally bad series) and WHO'S SCARED? an excellent cartoon issued by P.M. Films,which, I found out, is an early Dusan Vucotic originally titled THE GREAT FEAR. Both on super8.On Monday I did an all television show with BEWARE OF THE DOG (Dr Finlay's Casebook),THE STOLEN CRIME (Col March of Scotland Yard,Boris Karloff of course),both std8,THE LEFT FIST OF DAVID with Vincent Price and Peter Lorre and DAGNABIT RABBIT with Deputy Dawg.
 
Posted by Claus Harding (Member # 702) on October 28, 2008, 09:04 PM:
 
Jean-Christophe,

The original French one, yes, with subtitles. I will not watch a dubbed film; I'd rather skip it [Wink]

Claus.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on October 28, 2008, 09:36 PM:
 
Have been watching "Cattle Queen of Montana" on the reel per night plan with my son, with a different Bugs Bunny cartoon before each reel.
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on October 29, 2008, 01:35 PM:
 
Hi Claus,

If you want to sell this film, please remember me. I'll be very interesting to buy it.

Regards,

JC.
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on October 30, 2008, 02:00 AM:
 
Just ran my latest buy from Derann the 1x400ft of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS a nice digest and the box art is great!
another wee suprise was that it had the Marketing Films cataloge from 1980-81 in it and it is nice to read about all the great films that came out around then on super 8.
Patrick
 
Posted by Kevan Ellis (Member # 1232) on October 31, 2008, 04:47 PM:
 
Tonight it's Halloween in Canada and I guess everywhere else that have it.
I enjoy Halloween more than Christmas.

On the front lawn I have set up some benches and the super 8 projector and will play some movie of the scary sort.

3 Castle films 200' House of Dracula
The Invisible Man
Trantula
1 American International 200' Pit and the Pendulum

1 Columbia 400' Creeps The Three Stooges

1 Blackhawk 200' Hide and shriek Our Gang
 
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on November 04, 2008, 11:47 AM:
 
Since our film setups are so labor-intensive, and not being totally enamored with Halloween anyway, I haven't ever tried to do anything filmic on that date. But this year, seeing as it conveniently fell on a Friday, we went a completely unique direction. I put together a show of a different kind: for Reformation Day, seeing as 10/31/1517 was when Martin Luther posted some statements on a door and the world reeled. (No pun intended! Or maybe it was!) So we had about 10 people join us and watched an authentic 1950s movie show (16mm except as noted):
Donald Duck in "Inferior Decorator," the only concession to the kids! (Super 8)
Trailers for "Campobello," "Tumbleweeds," and "King's Row"
Fox Newsreel: "Impact of Tragedy" (retitled "Filming the Crashes" by Blackhawk, Super 8)
A Son of Zorro serial, "The Deadly Millstone," from 1946
Martin Luther (1953)
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on November 04, 2008, 03:01 PM:
 
Gave a presentation to a church group of twenty people in their hall this evening.
They requested a one hour show with Tom&Jerry and Laurel&Hardy.
The programme in order:
The Truce Hurts; Helpmates; Two Little Indians; Busy Bodies; Triplet Trouble.
The audience age group was 50+ so as you would expect the show went down really well with laughter filling the hall.
Had a few questions afterwards about film collecting and cinema in general,two in particular showed a lot of interest. (gave the BFCC a plug!)
Laurel & Hardy on TV are enjoyable but put them on a big screen [7ft wide tonight] in front of an audience and something magical happens, their genius shines through.
I have another presentation next week for a History Society and by coincidence they also asked for Stan and Ollie.
regards,
Mal
 
Posted by Anthony D.P. Mann (Member # 1269) on November 04, 2008, 03:09 PM:
 
Held a fabulous little evening in the common room of our condo this past weekend - an evening of classic terrors in 16mm and Super 8 format, for about 15 friends, most of whom had never enjoyed a home cinema experience.

The bill was as follows:

- Witchfinder General (b&w silent digest) - S8
- King Kong (sound digest) - S8
- Castle of Death (b&w silent digest of Vampire Circus) - S8
- The Devil Rides Out (fabulous clr sound S8 digest I just
acquired from Derann)
- Reel 1 of The House That Dripped Blood (16mm clr sound
feature)
- Dracula (clr sound digest of the Langella film) - S8
- Reel 2 of the House That Dripped Blood

The whole evening was quite a hoot, and everyone really enjoyed themselves. It capped-off a really fun Halloween weekend, which started on the 30th with me hosting an evening of classic horror on TV in these parts. Can you tell I'm a classic horror flick junkie?

Next time, it will be an evening of Sherlock Holmes items... can't wait!

Cheers, all...
Anthony
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 04, 2008, 04:34 PM:
 
While transfering the films to my hard drive for future retracking in stereo, I watched
- U8 2 parter of the Blues Brothers
- Mkg 3 parter of Orca
 
Posted by Frank Picaro (Member # 811) on November 04, 2008, 04:51 PM:
 
I just screened WAR OF THE WORLDS, an edited 3 400foot reel version, which, while it is lacking the opening credits [Frown] has terrific color and is well edite. Those flying machines still rival any cgi effects today, even with those strings visible!!! [Wink] Another great DERANN purchase.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 05, 2008, 11:58 AM:
 
Frank!

Your the fellow who got that print. I was hopin to snatch that one up myself! Good job!
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 10, 2008, 09:52 AM:
 
Screening Date Sunday Night November 9th

Flight of the Osiris - AnaMatrix (Was checking a scope lens)

We Faw Down - Laurel & Hardy Pt 1 of 2 Silent

From Soup To Nuts - Laurel & Hardy Pt 2 of We Faw Down Silent

The Flying Deuces Laurel & Hardy sound feature

Jurassic Park Reel 2 (checking sound recording)

I also took a few minutes to give my machines a good cleaning, including lenses, gates, sound heads, and checking the lamps.

Total time slightly over 3 hours.

All super 8. Maybe the Panny later this week!

Memo to Osi: Thank you very much for the Mary Kay film print. Definately a keeper...by the end I was expecting an Orgy to break out but nope.....didn't happen. [Big Grin]

CG
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 10, 2008, 03:57 PM:
 
No sweat Chip! Good to hear. It was certainly an interesting piece of nolstalgia that actually hasn't really dated, (except Mary Kay, of course). [Big Grin] [Razz] [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on November 10, 2008, 04:24 PM:
 
Made another presentation to a History Society this evening, the show being dedicated to Laurel & Hardy.

I addressed the audience for about 15 minutes giving them a brief outline of L&H's lives,how they got together, Stan's genius the other side of the camera etc.

Then on with the S8mm show. Started with 'Perfect Day', 'Dirty Work' Laurel&Hardy's 'Musical Moments' which had sequences from Swiss Miss Way Out West and The Music Box, finishing the show with 'Towed In A Hole'

The show was very well recieved with laughter again filling the hall. The only downside was the GS let me down yet again just after setting up. I always take the 1200HD as a reserve and it peformed beautifully.
Mal

[ November 24, 2008, 02:08 PM: Message edited by: Mal Brake ]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 11, 2008, 02:08 AM:
 
Yesterday I re-record the Derann-Feature of Star Trek VII-Generations to German Sound. I had recorded the Original Sound to the second track. Today I will show again to check the synchronicity.

I recorded with an Revue Lux Sound 80 and check with an Elmo ST1200-HD.
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on November 19, 2008, 11:58 AM:
 
Screened the following films to retired Great Western Railway staff this afternoon in a local social club.
"West Of Darlington" "Black Five" "Ride Of The 480" and "Tracks Around The Island". Total running time was one hour.
This was the first try of the Fuji ESC lamp. See my post on Kev's thread for the result.

I never accept money for these shows so I was given an invitation to join the members for a three course Christmas lunch in 3 weeks time. They did the same thing last year and it's hard to believe another year has passed.
A free lunch and bringing 8mm to a wider audience can't be bad [Smile]
Mal
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on November 19, 2008, 03:06 PM:
 
Last night I had to replace the exciter lamp and one of the belts on my Elf RM1, so I used the opportunity to watch "Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land", a recent ebay acquisition with Johnny Weismuller. He fought hippos and crocodiles, panthers, hairy giants and assorted bad guys. It was so exciting I had to lie down and rest afterwards. [Big Grin]

Paul.
 
Posted by Chip Carpenter (Member # 1330) on November 19, 2008, 04:16 PM:
 
Niles print of Little Abner, not bad for a old print, probably couldn't make that movie in todays climate!
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on November 21, 2008, 01:24 PM:
 
Yesterday I've projected "The Man With The Golden Gun", a very good print, flat unfortunately, with good colors and in original version with subtitels.

And last week, it was time to view one more time "AIRPORT '77" in great scope and colors.
WAW!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 21, 2008, 10:58 PM:
 
Hey Chip!

You got "Lil Abner", did reel two play O.K.? It looked a little hinky. It was interesting to see Buster Keaton later in his career, but not too late. Actually, if you look at the credits, (or on the internet), you'll find quite a number of the silent comedians (desperate for work in the early forties) in that film, like the great Chester Conklin!

As for me, it was the first part of the Scope Feature, BEN HUR!

It reminds me of that great Groucho Marx joke ...

" I was once in a two person stage play of Ben Hur ...

She played Ben ... and I played her! "

(wiggle of eyebrows!)

Which reminds me, I think I'll pull out the Marx Brothers Feature "Night in Casablanca", not absolutely vintage Marx Brothers, but not that bad either!
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on November 22, 2008, 04:40 AM:
 
Osi,
I just love 'A Night In Casablanca'
Mal
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on November 22, 2008, 04:57 AM:
 
Last night, It was "SUPERMAN 2", with full main titels and the dinner sequence.
Overmore, The previous owner of the film had filmed the complete end title on the TV. So, I've the complete main and end title.
Great condensed feature in SCOPE!
 
Posted by Stewart McSporran (Member # 128) on November 22, 2008, 12:19 PM:
 
Mal,

I've got the 400' Super 8 Sound of 'A Night In Cassablanca' along with the 16m full version. The 8mm one is not a great edit; it's been a while since I watched it, but I'm 90% certain that it's just the last 20 mins of the full feature.

I need some space, so if you want the Super 8 version it's yours for the cost of postage. (Or any old, beaten up railway print you'd like to dispose of [Smile] ) Contact me at stewart.mcsporran at ntlworld dot com if you're interested.

Stewart
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on November 22, 2008, 12:55 PM:
 
Hi Stewart,
Thanks for the generous offer but I had the S8 400ft version and as you say it's just the last 18 minutes or so.
I also had a standard 8 4 X 400ft copy, that was a bit splicey and the editing was choppy.

As for the rail films, I'm hanging on to those. Just placed an order for a few more with Ian at Perry's.
regards,
Mal
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 22, 2008, 06:21 PM:
 
Madagascar Penguins (Yes, Rico, Ka-Boom)
Always a crowd pleaser.
and "Panik im Tokyo Express/Bullet Train" (Piccolo 400ft) as I just finished the retracking into French.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 22, 2008, 06:53 PM:
 
Mal,

Personally, I liked the edit of it as , as a general rule, they just got rid of the romantic subplot, which I always felt was the only thing that dragged down a Marx Brothers film. I thought the onlt poor part of the film, quite frankly, was the whole ending (except for the last gag), with the airplane. That might work for Abbott and Costello or Marin and Lewis, but it seemed beneath the Marx Brothers.

One piece of VERY RARE super 8 I'd like to find is a print of the 400ft release of "Deputy Seraphim". It was the collected pieces of film that were shot for the proposed last Marx Brothers project, shot in 1959, where the Marx Brothers are angels that go and screw things up on the earth. Unfortunately,
Chico was in ill health and couldn't remember his lines for even a few moments. harpo and Groucho, however, were just fine. It should be noted however, that Chico was also medicated for some reason (the reason escapes me) and so he wasn't up to his regular standards.

It was never finished.

I've only seen a few of these bits and pieces, but there was a 400ft release of I believe, all the bits and pieces, and I've only seen one copy on ebay, (it sold for about 70.00 dollars if I remember correctly).

If anybody on the forum has this title, please let me know, as I'd love to track down who released it and if I could have a chance at finding a copy
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on November 22, 2008, 07:23 PM:
 
Yesterday the main feature was Orson Welles' THE STRANGER,preceded by Ub Iwerks' Columbia cartoon NOVELTY SHOP (exellent colors),Hans Fisherkoesen's TANZTEE (commercial for Telefunken radios),Bruno Bozzetto's LA VITA IN UNA SCATTOLA and trailers of GONE WITH THE WIND,BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE and IVANHOE.
 
Posted by Rob Koeling (Member # 35) on November 23, 2008, 07:19 AM:
 
Hi Panayotis,

I hope you're pleased with the print of 'The Stranger'! I seem to have misplaced your email address. Could you send it to me? (my email address is in my profile).

Best,

- Rob
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 23, 2008, 03:57 PM:
 
Rob,

Who released " The Stranger" on Super 8?
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 24, 2008, 09:29 AM:
 
Screening Date Sunday November 24th

Everything super 8 sound on 2 x 1200 ft reels with one changeover

Using 2 Elmo ST1200HD Projectors Optical Equipped

*************

Cartoon: Dinky Duck Can't remember the title.

Trailers: First Blood / Flashdance / Rambo First Blood Pt 2 / Private Lessons (red band R rated)

Short: Reflections USA

Feature: Tender Mercies /w/ Robert Duvall (Optical)

A Great Evening with Super 8 Films Yay!

****************
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 24, 2008, 10:57 AM:
 
Classic feature film, that "Tender Mercies" and good sound, but it is the ONLY optical feature I have ever ran into with a marginal focus.
 
Posted by David Erskine (Member # 1244) on November 24, 2008, 01:52 PM:
 
After doing 2 Race Nights (at 2 different Golf Clubs) I needed a treat, so on Sunday evening I watched (on a 1200D) '100 yrs Underground' (again!) and 'Night Mail' and 'Movie Man'. In 16mm I watched a couple of docs and ' The Punch & Judy Man'. All very pleasant.
 
Posted by Rob Koeling (Member # 35) on November 25, 2008, 07:18 AM:
 
quote:
Who released " The Stranger" on Super 8?
I don't know. The print came in generic plastic cases. It might be on the leaders. Maybe Panayotis can check. It's a very nice print.

- Rob
 
Posted by Chip Carpenter (Member # 1330) on November 25, 2008, 09:21 AM:
 
quote:
You got "Lil Abner", did reel two play O.K.?
Hey Osi - yep, played well! Reel 3 dropped the lower loop twice, but nothing too bad . . . cleaned it with FilmGuard and mounted it on 2 800' reels. You're right about the old silent comedians, it was interesting spotting them in the movie, and going, "wait a minute, wasn't that xxxx" [Big Grin]

thanks!
Chip

----woo-hoo - top of page 6!--------
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on November 25, 2008, 11:20 PM:
 
Just screened AIRPORT 80 2x400ft from Universal 8 and THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE 1x400ft from Ken Films, my latest buys from the internet!
Pat [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gary Crawford (Member # 67) on November 26, 2008, 07:57 AM:
 
Last night finished screening new Derann feature print of The Adventures of Robin Hood.....obtained through the Reel Image....super...just like IB tech. Flynn is THE best Robin and this is the best Robin Hood movie.
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on November 26, 2008, 02:58 PM:
 
Hi Gary,

I absolutely agree with you.

Flynn is the best of the best of the best Robin Hood ever.

But I know a more best Robin.

It's my son. He's born yesterday!

We have call him "Robin" because of Robin Hood played by Eroll..

Regards,

JC.
 
Posted by Mike Peckham (Member # 16) on November 26, 2008, 03:36 PM:
 
Hey Jean-Christophe!

Congratualtions on the arrival of Little Robin!! [Smile]

Mike [Cool]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 26, 2008, 05:35 PM:
 
JEAN!!!

Many Happy returns to you on the birth of your son Robin!!

Perhaps in the future, they (yours and my son) will compare they're projectors with each other and screen films together! [Big Grin]

CONGRATULATIONS!!

STILL MORE PROOF THAT WE COLLECTORS DO IN FACT TEAR OURSELVES AWAY FROM THE MOVIE PROJECTORS!!
 
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on November 26, 2008, 06:07 PM:
 
Jean,

Congrats on your new arrival!!!!

Cheers Mark W
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on November 26, 2008, 09:05 PM:
 
Last night we watched "The League of Gentlemen" 4x400ft (Powell I think) and "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" 4x400ft (Niles). Great films, especially the first one as it has a stella cast.
Congratulations on the birth of little Robin Jean-Christophe, and thanks again for the print of "Gunga Din" which is just great and one of my favourite films, though I can't see myself naming any of my future children after the title character. [Big Grin]

Paul.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 27, 2008, 02:01 AM:
 
Hey Jean,
congratulations to your son Robin!
Hope, everything is okay with your family.
Best regards,
Michael

Edit:
Ooops - I forgot to say, what I saw last night [Smile]
A wonderful and rare print of "Rear Window" with german sound.
I love such good Hitchcock's. Next year I will get "To catch a thief" - again one of my favorites.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 27, 2008, 02:43 AM:
 
Félicitations Jean-Christophe ! Welcome to the club. And the dad job hasn't taken me away from my projectors. On the contrary, we have family screenings now. Margaux saw Star Wars when she was only a few months old and she got mesmerized by the big spinning reels on the Elmo... [Wink]
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on November 27, 2008, 02:14 PM:
 
Hi Jean-Marc,

And thank's everyone for your congratulation. Everyone are fine: mother and Robin.

Jean-Marc, no problem with the father's job. I've already have a little girl: Audrey, 4 1/2 years. We call her "audrey" because we like the little cartoon serie from Paramount" little Audrey". And now, she ask me to see good pictures with my projector: several cartoons like pinky panther, goldorak and Mickey and some features like "beauty and the beast", "jungle book", etc... But she also like some "Laurel & Hardy" short, and last week, she has seen some extract of "Grease".
Yes, she like movie and the good old cinema!
Un amour!

Regards,

Jean-Christophe.
 
Posted by Trevor Adams (Member # 42) on November 27, 2008, 03:28 PM:
 
Opened a brand new in it's cellophane,3x400 Marketing,"One Eyed Jacks", last night.Colour was a bit flat but otherwise,sharp as a tack and brilliant sound.It will be the last new digest I ever get to open! [Wink] Trev
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on November 27, 2008, 09:22 PM:
 
Another night of Super 8 (I love the winter months, it gets dark nice and early). "Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150 AD" a lovely Walton feature with great colour apart from slight fade only on reel 3 for some reason. And "Vampyres" 4x400ft from Powell films, a little warm but all the colours were there. It's quite an explicit picture so it's definitely for mature audiences. Still it was good to see Michael Byrne in an early role many years before he came up against Indiana Jones.

Paul.
 
Posted by Alan Rik (Member # 73) on November 28, 2008, 01:29 AM:
 
And an official "Congratulations!" via the forum to you Jean-Christophe!
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 28, 2008, 02:30 AM:
 
One more time to screen a feature: The Kempski copy of "Dr. Zhivago" in german.
On television it's boring but on 3 neters great, lovely and fascinating [Smile]

At the end I checked the 1st Act of "The great race" full feature.

Best regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on November 28, 2008, 06:20 AM:
 
Had a nice Thanksgiving evening show, all in 16mm this time. I had to show a couple "turkeys" on Thanksgiving, so it was OFFICE ETIQUETTE, a 1950 classroom short that demonstrated how women should behave and act while working in an office. This was followed by a five minute U.S. Army Band reel of "THANKSGIVING DAY MUSIC". Next on the big screen was the 1951 classic short "A DAY OF THANKSGIVING" in which a turkey-less family reflects on their blessings. Enough with the "turkeys"; it was time to watch the feature. I was proud to show my IB Tech print of THE JOLSON STORY. My wife and visiting daughter, watching it for the first time, loved the film. The Basset Hounds fell asleep. Overall, a very enjoyable evening.
 
Posted by Stewart McSporran (Member # 128) on November 28, 2008, 05:35 PM:
 
Received some trailers and commercials that I'd picked up from a previously unknown e-bay seller; spliced them together with a couple of other trailers to create a ten minute pre-feature reel.

Absolutely splendid colour in the trailers (30 second TV spots).

One of the adverts is from the early 70s for Armadillo (spelling?) Sherry. The background music being 'Is This The Way to Amarillo'. The unique selling point being that it's a draught sherry; you bring your empty bottles to the off license and they fill them from some very tacky looking plastic barrels! I think I actually recall seeing this when I was a kid.

Also screened my recently acquired Betty Boop's Rise to Fame. A pretty decent print only spoiled by the base line scratches from whatever intermediate print / negative it was make from.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on November 29, 2008, 05:54 PM:
 
THE STRANGER is most probably a Thunderbird release.It is listed in their catalog ,although there is not a Thunderbird logo on the film itself {printed from a reissue copy from Independent Releasing Corporation)
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 30, 2008, 03:39 AM:
 
By special request of the family, encore screening of The Madagascar Penguins

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Posted by David Kilderry (Member # 549) on November 30, 2008, 05:50 AM:
 
I ran a corny 16mm 1970's motor racing film/travelogue set around speed week on the Gold Coast here in Surfers Paradise called Thunder in Paradise. It is Gold if you love big V8 Australian muscle cars. It is now on ebay. Only selling as it features too many Fords and Holdens and not enough Mopars.

I also ran Von Ryans Express the Ken digest and Gerald McBoing Boing Columbia cartoon on my new Eumig S 940.

David
 
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on November 30, 2008, 01:12 PM:
 
Well, started with the lion king and then went on to watch The Snowman followed up by a Christmas Caper.

Great films! I had forgotten how good Lion King was and a good sound track. Such a pity that my copy of Christmas Caper has such a poor soundtrack/must re-record it.

The snowman marks the start of christmas for us. It is a great s8 print-one from Ian of Perrys (thanks) and is in perfect shape.

I know it sounds sad, but running a film from the 1980's on a projector also from that era was superb. I admit that in about an hour I will go on to project a DVD b ut I still marvel at how a frame 8mm square can be reproduced on a largeish screen. Funny how I don' t think the same about those little binary numbers [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on November 30, 2008, 01:43 PM:
 
Last night it was Eisenstein's OCTOBER ,std8 silent,followed by two rather rare Buster Keatons ,Educational's DITTO, and THE ARMY STORY , complete episode from Keaton's TV show,with danish subtitles,both std8 and,unfortunately mute.
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on November 30, 2008, 03:30 PM:
 
The Annual Turkeyfest continued Saturday evening with a wild 1941 soundie "PAPAYA" followed by "LET'S MAKE A PIE" in beautiful Kodachrome. The feature was one of the worst films ever made: the 1958 Paramount release "COUNTRY MUSIC HOLIDAY" starring Zsa Zsa Gabor and Rocky Graziano.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on December 02, 2008, 11:32 AM:
 
Screening Date Monday Night December 1st:

super 8 sound A Walt Disney Christmas 400' digest mixed clips of their cartoons with Xmas themes

DVD LCD National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Perhaps one of the funniest christmas movies ever made - The Griswald Family pure dysfuction & chaos at it's best :-)

This screening was actually the first time I did a changeover from super 8 directly to DVD. It took alittle pratice the night before, but the c/o was flawless when I wanted it to be. And oh my, the switch between super 8 analog mono to DVD Digital, not to mention going from 1:33 to 1:85 - just plain SWEEEEET!

:-)

CG

Screening Date Thursday night December 4th

TREAD SOFTLY STRANGER on super 8mm. From the late 1950's comes this crime drama with the very sexy Diana Dors. Two brothers decide to rob the safe where they work during the shift change.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3F5cDdOdW8

[Big Grin]

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Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on December 07, 2008, 12:26 PM:
 
Just had my Xmas show for the kids and screened the following..

TOM & JERRY-TOPS WITH POPS-200ft-CINEVISION PRINT-Slightly soft with lovely colour.

A WALT DISNEY CHRISTMAS-400ft-Stunning Buck labs print,superb colour!

THE SMALL ONE-200ft Walt Disney short

THE SNOWMAN-WALKING IN THE AIR-200ft extract

Cheers MW
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 07, 2008, 12:47 PM:
 
We had our nephews, nieces, godsons and god-daughters here on Saturday and Sunday so we organized two screenings of assorted adds, trailers (Message from Space, The Empire Strikes Back and Cars)

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on December 08, 2008, 10:49 AM:
 
Sunday & Monday December 7 & 8, 2008

It's A Wonderful Life

James Stewart - Donna Reed

Plus four vintage trailers Paternity Burt Reynolds; "10" Dudley Moore; Motel Hell; & The China Syndrome. The complete show on super 8 sound.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 11, 2008, 04:49 PM:
 
Tuesday night: Reels #1 and 4 from Derann's very good scope print of "Fearless Vampire Killers" (spliced together, these 600ft reels make a great mini feature, with opening and closing credits).

Thursday night, the GS1200 Xenon was fired up for Derann's a-ma-zing print of Disney's Aladdin.

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on December 12, 2008, 10:16 AM:
 
Thursday December 11th

Super 8 optical sound

Tim Conway & Will Geer in THE BILLION DOLLAR HOBO [Big Grin]

Monday Night December 15th

Mr. Mongorium's Wonder Emporium
DVD LCD Projection - Dustin Hoffman & Natalie Portman
As part of the ongoing Xmas screenings. This movie is filled with wonderful toys that can be remembered as being under our trees when we were kids.

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 18, 2008, 04:40 PM:
 
Wednesday, dec 17: "Phantasm on super 8" night with Derann's 400ft plus Piccolo's 2x400ft (more on that later in the review section as I'm putting the three reels together).

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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 18, 2008, 05:03 PM:
 
Tis the season to really get those films projected!

I watched "Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack" 32 minutes

and three cartoons :

Humpty Dumpty (Ub Iwerks, very good print)

Felx the Cat and goose that Laid the Golden Egg (Van Buren)

Baloonland a.k.a. Pincushion Man (Ub Iwerks) (rare on Super 8 sound)
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 19, 2008, 12:51 AM:
 
Yesterday I showed "Speed" with some friends. I re-recorded it to german sound. Was a great show. The "starter" was "This is Scope" from Derann.
Today I will re-record Derann's "The Glenn Miller Story" to German Sound.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 22, 2008, 06:46 AM:
 
Another successful night for the Madagascar Penguins (this has to be now the most projected animated short at our house), followed by a stream of silly French Soundies/Scopitones from the 1960s (on 16mm).
Now preparing Margaux's Birthday/Xmas screening for next wednesday...
 
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on December 22, 2008, 03:17 PM:
 
Jean-Marc
My copy of this penguin classic has poor sound. I thought about re-recording it but I am not sure where the excerpt appears in DVD terms- can you point me in the right direction?
 
Posted by peter booth (Member # 242) on December 22, 2008, 03:28 PM:
 
This afternoons matinee was,
Thats My Pup Tom & Jerry.
Guns For San Sebastian 400ft Scope
633 Squadron 2x600ft Scope,excellent Derann print.
Tomorrow nights show will be QUO VADIS.
best wishes,Peter.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on December 23, 2008, 09:32 PM:
 
Madagascar Penguins in A Christmas Caper
A Walt Disney Christmas

A Merry Christmas to All!
 
Posted by Alan Rik (Member # 73) on December 23, 2008, 10:05 PM:
 
"The Snowman" 600fter..."Madagascar Penguins" and then "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" Optical Feature! [Smile]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 24, 2008, 01:40 AM:
 
Tony: When I retracked the super 8 version, I used the file from the Madagascar DVD bonus disc released here. I don't know about the english edition.

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Posted by Keith Ashfield (Member # 741) on December 24, 2008, 03:33 AM:
 
Tonights show includes -

Madagascar Penguins / Disneys Christmas.
Popeye Meets Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp - 20 min Colour Cartoon
The Nutcracker - 27 min Colour Russian Cartoon Version
Scrooge - Alistair Sim Version.

Merry Christmas to all.
 
Posted by Alan Rik (Member # 73) on December 24, 2008, 11:37 AM:
 
My Derann copy had poor sound as well and then I rerecorded it. It has better sound but the stripe on my copy is not the best. It has some dropouts but at least its not muffled anymore!
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on December 24, 2008, 01:48 PM:
 
I also re-recorded the Penguins from the DVD, using my Eumig 938 stereo. I got very good results with excellent stereo separation.
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on December 25, 2008, 12:49 PM:
 
Only had the chance last night to watch "A Walt Disney Chrismas" I bought this print new back in 70s still looks really good our family favourite asked for every year and the Madagascar Penguins in "A Christmas Caper"

Graham. [Smile]
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on December 25, 2008, 02:09 PM:
 
After our annual trek to Longwood Gardens and then church, the late hour only permitted one short, (my favorite, of course): TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS episode from The Honeymooners, in 16mm. Tonight, it looks like the family demand will be IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE in Super 8 along with one or two Castle Christmas shorts in 16mm.
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on December 26, 2008, 12:54 AM:
 
Christmas day watched the 400fter pt1 of STARWARS it would be interesting to know how many kids woke up christmas day to find a STARWARS reel under the tree during the late 70s early 80s!
Pat [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on December 26, 2008, 09:07 AM:
 
Hmm ! It was a busy ten ,or so, days. Let's see now:
On Tuesday 17 we had A KING IN NEW YORK, supported by Ub Iwerks' NOVELTY SHOP, one of his last for Columbia,Disney's MINNIE'S YOO HOO, made for the early Mickey Mouse Clubs in 1930, Stan Laurel in MAN ABOUT TOWN, and several trailers.All in super 8.
On Friday 19,at a friend's home,(who is not a member),we saw Dr Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT,the 1971 tv special,a 1963 color documentary about the US endorsing (!) a Latin American Commonwealth,with footage of John Kennedy shortly before his assasination,plus several shorts.All in 16 mm.
On Saturday 20,at Giorgos Tsakonas' place,we saw some well preserved 16 mm footage,of a well to do family from Kolonaki,the high class district of Athens,from the mid forties to the late fifties,the last reel,of a day at the beach, in 1959 in glorious color!Plus,another documentary shot for Danish tv,but most probably never shown,of life among a middle class Athenian family.After all the identification discussions and guesses,mainstream entertainment came from Andy Clyde in HEATHER AND YON,a remake of Keaton's JAIL BAIT,the Busby Berkeley compilation BRING ON THE GIRLS and culminating with Bomba the Jungle Boy in SAFARI DRUMS ! All in 16 mm.
On Sunday 21,chez moi,we saw Yanis Tzortzis' print of Murnau's SUNRISE,supported by Charley Chase in CRAZY LIKE A FOX and Daffy and Porky in MY LITTLE DUCKAROO,all in super 8.
My Christmas show,starting in a short while,is scheduled as follows: The 1925 "mockumentary" SANTA CLAUS,Charley Chase vs Noah Young in THERE AIN'T NO SANTA CLAUS,both on std 8,THE SHANTY WHERE SANTY CLAUS LIVES,early WB cartoon and of course, SCROOGE, with Alastair Sim, both on super 8.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on December 27, 2008, 05:31 AM:
 
Hi everyone!

My Christmas night super-8 program was-

1. Small One (600 foot, Derann print)

2. Pluto's Christmas Tree (200 foot)

3. Madigascar Pinguins (400 foot)

4. about 400 feet of home movies, with Christmas themes. (note- as some of the home movies were silent, I played a cd (music from Charlie Brown's Christmas) in the backround- the effect was perfect.

The show was a complete success!

James.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on December 27, 2008, 07:42 AM:
 
Last night we had a very unseasonal film show. We started with two 400ft digests,"Invaders from Mars" and "The Boogie Man Will Get You", followed by the 4X400ft Niles print of "The House of Fear".

Paul.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on December 27, 2008, 10:11 AM:
 
Kudos to James Savage - playing music with silent movies - now there's some pride and showmanship for ya!

Screening Date December 26th:

DVD LCD video projection on my big screen

Rocky Horror Picture Show
I liked this movie as a musical, and the costumes and set design was great. But I can't figure out why this is such a cult classic. I've heard attending the midnight public showings can be quite fun or quite the experience. I've also heard that theater janitors work overtime after the show!

For those who know, may I ask what makes this movie such a hit? Could it be that the title has the name of Rocky in it but Stallone is not?

after the intermission

David & Lisa (1961) in 16mm starring Kier Duellea who later went on to star in Kubrick's masterpiece 2001 A Space Oddesy

A long night but definitely worth every minute [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on December 28, 2008, 01:00 PM:
 
Last night was a 16mm night and we watched "Night of the Big Heat" and "Dr. Cyclops". Both prints were black and white, but it would be hard to find colour prints of these that hadn't faded. We followed this with "Journey into Darkness", a film made up of two episodes of the classic Hammer TV series "Journey into the Unknown".This was a beautiful print with great colour, however the third reel was out of synch which was a bit of a disappointment. [Frown]

Paul.

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Posted by Gary Crawford (Member # 67) on December 29, 2008, 01:33 PM:
 
I've been too busy to have film showings this season , BUT ..on Christmas eve, from Steve Osborne of Reel Image..., there was a package in the mailbox...it was Classic Home Cinema's brand new trailer of the Hammer Dracula....produced by BFI....for the re-release restored uncut release of that classic film. This trailer is very long..and very cleverly done....with very very good color and sound. I have a 16mm IB tech print of the feature and this trailer made me want to get it out and run it. It's excellent. The preview came from a new 35mm master..and it looks it. that was my one Christmas showing...just for myself.
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on December 29, 2008, 06:27 PM:
 
last night was the 400fter of TOWERING INFERNO latest buy from Derann.
Pat [Wink]
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on December 29, 2008, 06:57 PM:
 
Once again, by popular demand, I showed my IB Tech 16mm THE JOLSON STORY. Technicolor projected onto the big screen is amazing. An enjoyable night.
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on December 30, 2008, 01:41 PM:
 
I too ran the 1933 Merri Melodies Vitaphone cartoon:
The Shanty where Santy Claus Lives.
It's a fantastic,seven minutes with great music.
and packed with fun.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on December 30, 2008, 11:37 PM:
 
Screening Date: December 30

THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN feature only on super 8 sound.

A good evening in the cinema at home!

I've always thought this is one of the best posts in this forum. In a couple of days, I'll post here again. In the words of Monty Python....."And Now for something completely different!"

So Stay Tuned Folks!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 31, 2008, 03:39 AM:
 
Last night we had a selection of scopitones on 16mm. I'm in the Alps helping a good friend building his home cinema. One of the old cellars is being turned into a dedicated theatre. Everything should be operationnal by next summer.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 02, 2009, 07:52 PM:
 
Okay everyone, here I am back again. For the past 12 months, I've recorded every single show I ran on my big screen. Has anyone else done that?

You can use a spreadsheet on a clipboard, or even a simple wall calendar. At the start of the new year, put it all down on paper and itemize it. You'll be surprised to know what you can learn....as with this list for 2008, I did not show any super 8 cinemascope OR stereo sound. And that is kind of strange, but there it is in black and white......

SOME PEOPLE 16MM February 18
LOTTERY BRIDE SUPER 8 SOUND March 01
FANTASIA (1940) SUPER 8 SOUND June 19
LET'S MAKE LOVE 16MM SCOPE June 26
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (SPANISH) SUPER 8 SOUND June 30
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (ENGLISH) SUPER 8 SOUND July 27
SOMETHING SHORT OF PARADISE SUPER 8 SOUND September 23
A GIRL IN EVERY PORT * 16MM October 20
TINKERBELL DVD PANNY November 02
FLYING DEUCES SUPER 8 SOUND November 09
CATTLECALL DVD PANNY November 12
BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS DVD PANNY November 17
STAR WARS - CLONE WARS DVD PANNY November 20
TENDER MERCIES SUPER 8 SOUND November 23
PLANES TRAINS AUTOMOBILES DVD PANNY November 24
TROPIC THUNDER DVD PANNY November 27
N. L. CHRISTMAS VACATION DVD PANNY December 01
TREAD SOFTLY STRANGER SUPER 8 SOUND December 04
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE! SUPER 8 SOUND December 07
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR DVD PANNY December 10
BILLION DOLLAR HOBO SUPER 8 SOUND December 11
M.M. WONDER EMPORIUM DVD PANNY December 15
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW DVD PANNY December 26
DAY OF THE DOLPHIN SUPER 8 SOUND December 30


TOTALS:

SUPER 8: 11

16MM: 3

DVD PANNY: 10

SHOWINGS: 24

And just tonight, I will kick off 2009 with the DVD of A CHORUS LINE on my big screen with the Panny AX200U !!

Here's hoping that all of us will have a healthy happy 2009 filled with great screenings!

See you in the booth!!!!!!!!
[Big Grin]

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 03, 2009, 08:06 AM:
 
Friday, jan. 2
"Thoroughly Modern Millie" - superb low fade 16mm print.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 03, 2009, 11:56 AM:
 
Chip, was that the letterboxed spuer 8 print? I remember Steve Osbourne having a print of that on his lists and I was curious about it. I heard that it was a decent thriller!
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on January 03, 2009, 06:21 PM:
 
The year started on a high note ! On January 1,I screened one of my dreams-come-true acquisitions, the complete Cineavision print of 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY, with the Elmo ST1200 HD. Both arrived at 6 pm of December 31, so there really is a Santa Claus !! The screening was accompanied with MILLIONAIRE DROOPY,Tom and Jerry in HAPPY GO DUCKY and GOOD WILL TO MEN, all MGM Cinemascope super 8.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 03, 2009, 06:41 PM:
 
Osi which title are you asking about?

cg
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on January 03, 2009, 09:09 PM:
 
Panayotis,

If I am not mistaken, you are perhaps some of few
collectors that own 2001. How is the color quality,
detail and sharpness in the print? How many reels,
and is it on Low fade stock?
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 04, 2009, 12:33 AM:
 
Last night was the regular 8 blackhawk short SLAPSTICK, and a silent dramatic short called Finger of Justice (1918)also on regular 8 using my Eumig S 712D
 
Posted by John Edwards (Member # 1333) on January 04, 2009, 04:31 AM:
 
ran great expectations and genevieve full features over christmas beaulieu twin track ran impeccabley five foot screen magic super8 and 16mm new year to everyone JE.
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on January 04, 2009, 08:19 AM:
 
I ran a 16mm scope print of Superman 4 last night round a friends house as they've never seen it,looked very good on the big screen and they all enjoyed it....Mark.
 
Posted by Patrick McGrath (Member # 1210) on January 04, 2009, 11:56 AM:
 
At last I can post in this topic!

Last night we ran, Mighty Joe Young feature length on Super 8 and King Kong on 16mm.
Super 8 on my newly revived Yashica P810 and 16mm on a pair of Eiki SSLs.

Along with 4 cartoons(16mm Warners) that is the total of my collection so far!
We also have an older Sharp XV H37U LCD video projector that we enjoy often. I know there are better LCDs out there nowadays but at 12 years old, it still makes for an impressive presentation.
The original Star`Wars on laserdisc(the big box set!) or one of my plethora of Godzilla LDs is especially fun with my six year old son Kenneth!
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on January 04, 2009, 02:21 PM:
 
My New Year's Eve projection was dedicated to cartoons and extracts (Elmo GS800):
- One man band
- No hunting
- Mines of Moria
- Final flight of the Osiris
- A Christmas Caper
- Corn chips
- For the birds
- Gone Nutty
- One froggy evening (first of year 2009...)

and on Jan. 1st I showed for myself only an italian full lenght feature: "Toto Diabolicus" (Fumeo 9119)

Fabrizio
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 05, 2009, 11:31 PM:
 
Monday Night January 5 2009

The Phantom Menace

DVD Projection

We have begun what we hope will be weekly screenings of the complete Star Wars series, ending the last three with super 8 cinemascope. Following those, we continue with 2001; 2010; Star Trek Generations, and end the series with what else: Spaceballs. Assuming there are no unexpected delays or conflicts, this will take us to March 16th [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on January 10, 2009, 06:25 PM:
 
Michael
2001 , in sharpness, is not the best Cineavision print I have seen. this is due to the original master used to make the 8mm prints.This does not mean it is bad,it is very very good, but it simply lacks the top,pin-sharp exellence of other Cineavisions.Although I don't believe it is Low Fade,it has retained its colors, which were muted in the original anyhow,and one can watch the dark scenes easily without tiring.It is 139 minutes on 8 x 400 reels.
An excerpt was shown at the 7th BFCC,in 1982, which Dr Van Tetering attended and he said that up to that day,200 prints had been sold worldwide. So more must have been printed later but it is one of those films that owners seem to hang on to the end.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 11, 2009, 04:44 AM:
 
My daughter's birthday screening finally happened yesterday evening. It was originally scheduled for dec. 24 but several occurences (guests caught in traffic arriving late, the little one being in a bad mood and me being sick with the flu) led to its cancellation.
Since the program was built up and resting on its spools, and since we had friends over for the day, we all gathered in our basement cinema for a selection of commercials from the 70s, trailers to "Toy Story", "SpongeBob Squarepants", "Owl's Moving Castle", "For the Birds" animated short

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Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on January 12, 2009, 08:42 PM:
 
I'm getting a few reels ready to list on eBay and tonight I watched WINGS TO BRITAIN, a 1957 16mm IB Tech travelogue which was produced for Pan American Airlines. Hey--looks like a fun place to visit, for sure!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 13, 2009, 03:36 PM:
 
Last night it was time for THE RESCUERS and DAWN OF THE DEAD. I know it's a little wierd - a cartoon and a horror movie! - but I'm selling one of my two copies of this Romero's cult (the first I had and kept for so many years) so it was a good way to say BYE BYE. And tonight? LITTLE RASCALS! I'm in love with those funny episodes!

 -
 
Posted by Keith Ashfield (Member # 741) on January 13, 2009, 04:17 PM:
 
Hi Gian Luca. Welcome to the Forum. Nice to see you posting here, at last. I hope you enjoyed your copy of "Grease".
Regards,
Keith
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 13, 2009, 06:37 PM:
 
Monday Night January 12

Star Wars Pt 2 - "Attack of the Clones"

DVD projection.

A continued screening of all 7 Star Wars films, combining DVD projection with super 8 cinemascope.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 15, 2009, 09:12 PM:
 
Just watched a couple of old castle films "Old Time Movies" cowboy thrillers on regular 8 200 footers.
One was called Border Law and the other Revenge on the Range The characters in both were similar, and each played like an episode of a serial. Does anyone know what these films actually are?
 
Posted by Rob Koeling (Member # 35) on January 16, 2009, 05:49 AM:
 
Last night a 16mm print of 'A bout de souffle' with Jean Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg. Very nice!

Last week, I showed the little ones (5 and 7) a S8 print of Buster Keaton's 'One Week'. I was a bit reluctant to show the print since it hasn't a music track, but it was a big hit. Who needs a music track if the room is filled with laughter!
The print isn't terribly good for a Blackhawk print, though. I was wondering if there are better prints around.

- Rob
 
Posted by Gary Crawford (Member # 67) on January 16, 2009, 08:18 AM:
 
Dino....According to Scott MacGillivray's excellent book on Castle Films ..Border Law was from a 1927 film , Border Blackbirds. and is fairly rare because Castle only issued it in 1942. Revenge on the Range was from the film of the same name, produced in 1925. Castle has them starring "Chuck Williams", who was really silent era cowboy hero Leo Maloney.
 
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on January 16, 2009, 10:20 AM:
 
Stunning color print of "Ice Pirates" (16mm)!

Doug
 
Posted by David Erskine (Member # 1244) on January 16, 2009, 05:44 PM:
 
Most of this week I've been running 8mm compilations (mostly 800' but a few 1200' and a mix of mag and opt) and they've covered a lot of ground - railways, cartoon, travelogues, film & cinema etc. So tonight I watched a feature - 2500+' on a big Fumeo reel - on the Fumeo 9139 arc 300. I'd forgotten just how good 'Victor/Victoria' is! Thoroughly enjoyed it.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 17, 2009, 10:40 AM:
 
Thanks a lot Keith.
Of course I did. I'm screening it tonight.
Ciao!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 17, 2009, 01:38 PM:
 
Last full 600ft scope reel of "Mask of Zorro" (1998) and the optical sound feature of "Futureworld" (1976, Peter Fonda).

I tell you, I am still stunned as to how good the optical Super 8 feature looked, when super 8 was still largely in the "dark Ages" quality wise from the standard companies.
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on January 17, 2009, 03:23 PM:
 
Today, I finally saw "AIRPORT",in 35mm, IB tech. Great great great copy!

Waouw! I've found it!

JC.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 17, 2009, 11:49 PM:
 
Saturday night January 17th

I MARRIED A WOMAN

Super 8 scope

THANKS DAN!!!!!!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 19, 2009, 11:29 PM:
 
Monday Night January 19

The Clonewars

DVD Projection
 
Posted by James E. Stubbs (Member # 817) on January 20, 2009, 02:30 AM:
 
Who lost a girraff. A delightfull, if a bit trippy cartoon from my youth. And Dough and Dynamite. A very funny Chaplin flick. I finally opend a box of 100 or so misc 200 & 400' reels that I bought a year ago. It was a decnt buy of ex-library films. They're in pretty good shape especially considering where they came from.
Cheers,
 
Posted by Jose Artiles (Member # 471) on January 20, 2009, 05:45 PM:
 
after 30 years awaiting in a cold storage basement of an old shop i found yesterday a sealed print of the full length feature of
" saturday nigth fever",i only pay 20 pounds for the feature thinking that maybe was faded because the seller told me that the box was sealed but a little bit broken in the corners and have a very little wet smell so i offer that cheap price and he gladly take the money but when i opened it and after lubeit whit filmguard.. a surprise!!! a new print with rich colours ..
i watched enterely the last nigth and im glad that the colours hold so well after 30 years of storage in the shop,the codes in on the print revealed that is a kodak sp like almost all marketing films releases and was printed in 1981 so i think is one of the latest releases of marketing,the box is completely white and made of hard cardboard of good quality and have the original cover art from marketing films printed on glossy paper and stick to the front of the box.
 
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on January 20, 2009, 07:13 PM:
 
Jose,

What excellent luck you have!

Doug
 
Posted by Jose Artiles (Member # 471) on January 21, 2009, 08:09 AM:
 
[Big Grin] jajaja,yes Douglas i was the first surprised here,i dont expect too much because the seller told me again and again that they don want to sale something so old that he has in the basement of the shop i can convince him thanks god. Here in canary island ,especialy where i live in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria theres a lot of old shop that in the 70´s and 80´s selling films and equipment and i usually take a walk and ask to the now old owners if he has someting in the basement about super 8 and the most of times have films,cameras and projectors new in boxes,last week i found a shop called MARTELL that was an elmo and yelco distributor ,they show me the basement and i see at least 8 yelco 630 stereo el,i ask for a price and after a call to the owner they sell me 2 brand new at a price of 45 pounds each,i want to back looking for elmos,sadly almost all the old super 8 stores in canary islands keep the 80 per cent of the material new and sealed on cold basements but if you ask usualy you can find great surprises if you can contac to the owner of the shop. [Wink]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 22, 2009, 02:13 AM:
 
jan 21st, all super 8 screenings
- Roller coaster rabbit
- La Zizanie (French comedy), three-parter from Marketing Film (good polyester print with strong colours).
 
Posted by Jose Artiles (Member # 471) on January 23, 2009, 08:40 AM:
 
last nigth i watched a super 8 print of "the thief of bagdad" 1942 korda production in a marvelous technicolor
 
Posted by peter booth (Member # 242) on January 23, 2009, 10:50 AM:
 
Last night we watched the Super 8mm print of MEET ME IN ST LOUIS.4x600ft.Excellent colour print,
Regards,
Peter.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 23, 2009, 11:18 AM:
 
Jose

You might want to check your software connections related to your keyboard. I believe it has a lisp. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on January 23, 2009, 01:12 PM:
 
Jose you lucky man. Thats it im booking my flight tomorrow to gran canaria. Im hopeful that the luggage excess wont cost me too much with 3 GS1200's in the suitcase [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on January 23, 2009, 04:02 PM:
 
Make it four and I'll pay you back!
 
Posted by Jose Artiles (Member # 471) on January 24, 2009, 03:30 PM:
 
[Big Grin] jajaja Grahan,if you have time ask for a shop called "MAYA" is located on a street called triana ,last year i buy from they a new elmo projector because they were the original elmo projectors dealers back in the days,maybe they have cameras too and super 8 related items...good luck and welcome to gran canaria!!!!
 
Posted by Steven J Kirk (Member # 1135) on January 25, 2009, 05:19 AM:
 
Just watched HOUSE OF GAMES 1987 with Joe Mantegna on 16mm. Excellent colour - past the 84/5 cut-off to low fade - and sharp definition. All original leaders and not a splice in it. Needs a careful clean though, full of bits and pieces onscreen which have mean't a few fine lines. But good. The film? About the confidence tricksters in Seattle. Great. Acting a bit stagey. It was a stage play.
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on January 25, 2009, 06:02 AM:
 
Actually I did once go to Gran Canaria in 1997 on a lads holiday with Escapades. Cant remember the area we went to but I remember the beach had a pile of large 'breeze blocks' in the water, sort of a man made island. If only I had known back then about the cine shops I might have searched for them. Anyway this is going slightly off topic.

Graham S
 
Posted by Jose Artiles (Member # 471) on January 25, 2009, 09:26 AM:
 
[Smile] heheh Graham,that beach is called "las alcaravaneras" is a really long beach, you was very near of the shop i referred in my last post [Eek!]

last news: dear forum members yesterday i found a new solar cell
sylvania yfv 930 if someone needs it i can give it for free just send me a mail.oops pardon friends im a bit out off topic..sorry!! [Wink]
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on January 26, 2009, 04:29 AM:
 
On saturday evening (24th), my wife went to babysit our grandchildren, so it was an opportunity for me to screen one of the old oldies, which I hadn't seen for quite a while.

1937 Gainsborough production of "Oh, Mr Porter", starring the much loved Will Hay. Standard 8, black & white, sound.

Even though humour has changed somewhat over the years, I still found myself giggling and laughing at some of the railway antics they got up to, - to say nothing of the misunderstandings along the way.

85 mins. of delightful clean old fashioned fun. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
 
Posted by Stewart McSporran (Member # 128) on January 26, 2009, 04:07 PM:
 
Ah! David, you can't beat Will Hay, and Oh Mr Porter is one of my all time favourite films.

Last night it was "All Quiet on the Western Front" on my Sanyo PLV-Z1 video projector.

It's over 25 years since I last saw this and I'd forgotten just how powerful the battle scenes are. No fancy petroleum explosions to look good on camera, real high explosives and corresponding thuds on the soundtrack. The shot that sticks in my mind is where a French soldier is holding onto some barbed wire when suddenly there's an explosion right in front of him; the dust clears and, for a fraction of a second, you see two hands, severed at the forearm, hanging off the wire.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on January 26, 2009, 11:00 PM:
 
I love "Oh Mr.Porter". I saw this film as a young lad and it probably was the reason for my becoming a train driver. I've been doing it for over 30 years but happily I have not had to deal with gun runners and I haven't crashed a train. Many years ago a friend of mine who worked for the GPO in Basingstoke took me to a road that led to part of a farm and some fields. However this was the now long disused Cliddesden Station which was used in the picture. The platform was still there but the track had long gone thanks to Beeching's destruction of our railways. It was part of the Basingstoke to Alton Railway and it is at Basingstoke where "Gladstone" crashes at the end of the movie. It was a wonderful experience walking on the platform of "Buggleskelly Station". Alas the signal box and the level crossing were also no longer to be seen.

Paul.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 27, 2009, 01:41 AM:
 
Yesterday's show
- "The Making of Star Wars" (16mm - in order to get more acquainted with the newly acquired Elmo XP550 Xenon projector)

[ November 06, 2010, 09:49 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on January 27, 2009, 07:24 AM:
 
Paul,

Small world! We used to live at Basingstoke in the mid '70s, up at Kempshott Down, and we know the area quite well, though we weren't aware that some shots were taken at Cliddesden and Basingstoke stations themselves.

Last night I ran "Fort Algiers". 1953. Again on Standard 8, monochrome, sound, with Raymond Burr - before the days of Perry Mason and Ironside. The pre-amble and build-up to the final battle is quite cleverly portrayed; and the sequence with Yvonne De Carlo hiding the bug, and then listening in to the battle plot on the receiver in her boudoir, then getting caught by Burr, adds quite convincingly to the tension.

78 enthralling minutes of this Edward L. Alperton production.
 
Posted by Martin Jones (Member # 1163) on January 27, 2009, 09:13 AM:
 
Just an addition from another ex-Basingstoke man.
The line was narrow gauge and a section of the track still exists and can be seen in the middle of the Viables Roundabout (one of those that has gained Basingstoke the title "Doughnut City") on the OLD Basingstoke Bypass. Part of the inner ring road (from Winchester Road to Worting Road) is built on the line of the old track.
Martin

[ January 27, 2009, 01:03 PM: Message edited by: Martin Jones ]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on January 27, 2009, 04:14 PM:
 
Friday night,the 23th we watched LOVE ME TENDER on 16 mm,with Richard Egan,Debra Paget and Elvis Presley (he's quite good actually). Saturday,it was raining,so I showed ONE RAINY AFTERNOON (1936) with Francis Lederer and Ida Lupino and A RAINY DAY with Barney Bear,both on super 8. Monday,I did an all silent "forgotten comedians" show,a mixture of std and super,which included: Gale Henry and Billy Franey in WHO DONE IT?,Bobby Dunn in THE FAST MAILMAN,Billy Ritchie in A DAY AT THE FORCE,Charlie Joy (who?) in WHEN JEKYLL DID HYDE, Mark Jones and Sunshine Hart in FAMILY LIFE and THREE WISE GOOFS with The Tone of Fun (Fatty Voss,Fatty Carr and Fatty Alexander).
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 27, 2009, 05:15 PM:
 
Last night it was time to screen ET. I could not live without this movie! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 30, 2009, 01:01 AM:
 
Last night we screened "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" (dvd) a wonderful performance by the late Ricardo Montalaban.

[ November 06, 2010, 09:50 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 30, 2009, 01:30 AM:
 
Last night we screened John Carpenter's "The Fog" on an 2,80m-Screen. Really nightmarish in a dark room ... [Wink]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 01, 2009, 02:04 AM:
 
Yesterday's matinee, all 16mm:
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Disney)
- The Reluctant Dragon (Disney)
- The Muppet Show (Lesley Ann Warren episode)
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on February 01, 2009, 03:15 AM:
 
Beauty and the beast i watched for the first time on super8! [Smile]
 
Posted by John Hourigan (Member # 111) on February 01, 2009, 08:41 AM:
 
Last night was an evening of digests and shorts -- 400 footers of ANCHORS AWAY (with trailer) and A&C MEET THE MUMMY; and 200 footers of the just-released Dave Clark Five Pathe News short (from Classic Home Cinema), and the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 01, 2009, 09:13 AM:
 
Saturday night January 31

Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty

DVD projection AX200U

The restored newely released DVD presentation. Glorious color and good sound. Slightly letter boxed but scope ratio. Perhaps because this might have been shot on 70mm originally or even something else that narrows the height slightly.

A very enjoyable disc. And a cute story too.
 
Posted by Jose Artiles (Member # 471) on February 02, 2009, 09:02 AM:
 
last nigth i show "the ten commandments" full length feature in glorious colour,almost look like technicolor [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on February 02, 2009, 04:49 PM:
 
Wow Jose,
now that IS a classic film, I am very envious of you as I have been searching for a full length print of this film for years. Is your print Super 8 or 16mm? I heard that there were a very few full length prints released by Marketing Films on Super 8, but I have only ever seen the 3X400ft version. There are 16mm prints around but they are normally cut by TV companies with lots of scenes missing. A good theatrical print of this film is the holy grail of titles as far as I'm concerned.

Best wishes,
Paul.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 02, 2009, 11:31 PM:
 
Monday February 2

Revenge of the Sith

DVD Projection

4th in the series of the complete Star Wars films. We have now finished the DVD selection. Next week the super 8 CinemaScope prints begin! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 03, 2009, 01:30 AM:
 
Chip, on top of the CGI Clone Wars, did you show the Gendy Tartakowsky shorts? They are the actual bridge between Ep II and Ep III.
 
Posted by Jose Artiles (Member # 471) on February 03, 2009, 06:57 AM:
 
hi paul!
yes,i search fot eleven years to find my print of the ten commandments full length,finally i found it thanks to a good friend of mine that have it from his father,its a gem and my prefer feature on my collection [Smile]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 03, 2009, 09:07 AM:
 
Hi Jean - Marc

No, I did not show the shorts. When I play the DVD's on my big screen I run feature only. One of these days I'll start running super 8 shorts before the DVD feature. That should be fun. I actually did a test trial (the changeover was abit tricky) and liked how it was done, but I need more practice. Imagine me saying that after 30 years of changeovers in the same booth!

I also have issues with full frame coming from the DVD. It runs off the top and bottom of the screen because I push the limits on throw distance. The projector is rated at 21 feet and I am running at 25.50 feet. Seriously folks, anything from the Panny in 4 x 3 mode (1.33:1) does not fit my screen. And yes, this is a problem.

Likewise I am limited to 16 x 9 and/or 1:85 standard letterboxing for flat or scope. Now this option even pushing the limits works just dandy.

Last night, and as with all scope DVD; the image was 4 feet tall and about 11 feet wide. There were 8 inches of unused vertical screen on each far side left and right. Partly due because my screen is cut for super 8 scope which comes in at 2.66:1.

I suppose at some point I could just watch the shorts on the old fashioned TV. But even that would break the tradition.

And it really isn't feasible for me to relocate the Panny projector, as shown on screening room pictures on page 8 or 9, the Panny is somewhat permanently mounted. The way I have it hooked up and configured requires that it stays in the booth.

I am starting to consider a second video projector in the next few months, maybe by August. And this one could be more portable and could be set outside the booth to run the standard full frame flat movies.

Right now I am focused (no pun intended) on a wonderful Florida vacation coming up March 20. I do not return until May 6th. So right now for the next few weeks I'm enjoying some films before I leave.

And thank goodness I will be able to visit Paul in Orlando. At least; it helps keep the withdrawal syndrome at a minimum [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Stuart Reid (Member # 1460) on February 04, 2009, 03:58 AM:
 
Hello all - had my first screening for over 2 years last night. A lovely 16mm scope print of "The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3". Very enjoyable.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on February 04, 2009, 05:18 AM:
 
2 Years without a film show! How did you manage to last that long without fiddling with a projector? [Big Grin]

Paul.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 04, 2009, 05:44 AM:
 
Hello Stuart, Welcome to the Forum.
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on February 04, 2009, 05:46 AM:
 
Last night I ran my prized Silent 16mm Blackhawk print of Nosferatu. 1922 with Max Schreck - the famous one. Simply incomparable.

Earlier this week, the 1979 Werner Herzog version was screened on TV, with Klaus Kinski and Isabelle Adjani. Strangely enough it didn't have the same appeal (apart from Isabelle, of course) in that there seemed to be a distinct lack of menacing atmosphere.
 
Posted by Stuart Reid (Member # 1460) on February 04, 2009, 07:23 AM:
 
Hi guys, thanks for the warm welcome. How did I last 2 years without fiddling with a projector? Well, I suffered quite a bit with depression a while back; that made doing even the simplest things impossible to deal with, but thankfully my gorgeous girlfriend has stuck by me and i'm now out the other side. So now I'm back in the saddle and looking at converting the under stairs area in our home into a projection booth so I can quieten the noise from my 16mm Xenon. I also want to install an electric or discreet pull-down screen in the lounge (2.35:1 a/r of course!) I've also got a lot to do with cleaning and servicing the Elf, and I need to clean all my films too, plus get some archival reels and anti-vinegar sachets so my slightly acidic scope print of Billy Liar can air easier.
 
Posted by Jim Carlile (Member # 812) on February 04, 2009, 09:47 PM:
 
Which version of the Herzog? The German version is fantastic, the English version really rotten. Shot at the same time but often totally different set-ups. I mean really bad-- no comparison. No pacing, no mystery, no nothing.
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on February 05, 2009, 03:03 AM:
 
Unfortunately it was the English version.
Kinski is really creepy though.

-Mike
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 07, 2009, 08:39 AM:
 
Yesterday was fun. A friend of ours just completed a short film (about 25 min long) on 35mm in cinemascope and we organized the "world premiere" at our place as the print was the "0" just fresh from the lab. Nice drama about a fella who just robbed a bank and is trying to escape through the countryside.
Later in the evening, we shared some drinks while singing along to silly French soundies from the 1960s on 16mm.

Today, we just started our Catastrophathon with a matinee screening of super 8 cutdowns to "Airport" and "Airport '75" (gorgeous colours on this U8 reel). They were followed by the full length version of "Airport '77", in 16mm and cinemascope.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on February 07, 2009, 11:04 AM:
 
Blackhawk L&H "Two Tars"

"When the North Wind Blows" Reels 2 and 3 (reels 4 and 5 tomorrow)
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 08, 2009, 09:05 AM:
 
Sunday Matinee screening of Catastrophathon 2 (all super 8mm):

- "Airport 77" (U8 - to compare with the full feature projected the day before)
- "Earthquake" (U8)
- "The Poseidon Adventure" (Ken)
- "Bullet Train 109" (Piccolo one reeler retracked into French)
- "Hindenburg" (U8 two-parter)
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 08, 2009, 04:41 PM:
 
Sunday night:

- Disney's LITTLE MERMAID [Big Grin]
- Disney's SONG OF THE SOUTH (yes, once more!) [Big Grin]
- Little Rascals' SPOOKY HOOKY (1936), HEARTS ARE THUMPS (1937), OUR GANG FOLLIES OF 1938 (1937) and LITTLE SINNER (1935): I'm in love with this last funny episode! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 09, 2009, 01:40 AM:
 
First off I wonder if I am in the minority or majority here, whereby most of my recent film viewing is done in a small fashion. I have some of my small projectors set up next to my bed (A chinon 1200 for super 8, a eumig 712D for reg 8, and specto 500 for 9.5. I live in a condo, and have a screen, in the living room, but it is a somewhat ordeal to set up so unless my wife feels like a movie, I am in the bedroom throwing it against the open white door. It's not that bad really.

 -

Oh but last night I watched the pathescope 3 reeler Robert Macaire on 9.5mm. Here is a snap of what it looks like against the door. It is about an 8 foot throw and I get roughly a 3 foot image with a 1.5 lens.

 -
 
Posted by Stuart Reid (Member # 1460) on February 09, 2009, 06:46 AM:
 
Last night we had our friends and their young 2 year old round. She LOVED The Snowman on 16mm while mum and dad enjoyed Paddington Goes To School. Incidentally, this is a half-hour Paddington episode but I clearly remember Paddington being in 5 minute slots when shown on TV.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 12, 2009, 11:02 PM:
 
Thursday Night February 12

Attempt to screen EMMA with Gwenneth Paltrow. Experienced sound shifting left to right. Narrowed it down to dirty pots on main amps. Fixed after shut down. A-OK on second trial. Upon second attempt to play this disc, chapter 8 appears to have a glitch - English subtitles appear while hearing English sound. Chapter 9 begins and they dissapear. Attempt to play Emma in other players reveal disc defect.

Canceling Emma, switched to ICE AGE THE MELTDOWN. Now writing this report, this selection was to say the least, the right one after Emma. Played just fine through the same player as Emma.

Note to Miss. Paltrow: You are indeed a great actress and very beautiful as well. However your disc encoding leaves a little to be desired......

CG [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on February 13, 2009, 08:23 AM:
 
Wednesday night,I started with PINEWOOD STUDIOS OPEN DAY (yes,sound is tinny!),and continued with HERO COP,YESTERDAY AND TODAY and a Hitchcock Sales Reel,consisting of new introductions Hitch made for the rerun of his tv show in the seventies.Another "forgotten" silent comedy,DON'T PARK THERE, with Charlie Dorety,Harry Mann, (who imitated Billy West who imitated Charlie Chaplin),and Mario Bianchi (Monte Banks) and the main feature,ZORBA THE GREEK ,all in super 8.
 
Posted by David Kilderry (Member # 549) on February 13, 2009, 05:49 PM:
 
Role Models + Burn After Reading, Transporter 3, Underworld 3, He's Just Not That Into You + Four Holidays (Christmases) all on 35mm at the drive-in!

Meanwhile on the home front:

Coney Island- Fatty Arbukle Std 8

Coney Island - Movietone Std 8

California or Bust - Snub Pollard Std 8

Cinesound newsreel 1966 review (a good year!) 16mm

Bill Stern Columbia Sports 16mm

3 x Pink Panther cartoons 16mm

Inspector cartoon Super 8

Mickeys Memorbale Moments Vol 1 Super 8

Goofy's Golden Gags Vol 1 and 2 Super 8

Yep ran all of them in the one day!

David
 
Posted by Christopher Gillan (Member # 1440) on February 13, 2009, 06:12 PM:
 
Hi all New to this Forum
last screening here was no were to run and carry on columbus.
Cheers Chris.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 13, 2009, 06:28 PM:
 
Welcome to the forum, Chris! [Big Grin] Enjoy!
 
Posted by Antonis Galanakis (Member # 1455) on February 14, 2009, 04:46 AM:
 
Well, last night me and my wife show:

Beatles - In concert 200'
Precious Images 200'
Reflectios UK 200'
Tommy - Who's musical film 400'
Top Hat - Fred Astair 200'
Footlight Parade - James Gagney 2x400'

All super 8mm, sound.
Panorama (Tacnon) sound 707 with Bauer HiFi 35 speaker.
 
Posted by Michael Scheck (Member # 114) on February 14, 2009, 03:27 PM:
 
Just showed "The Kid Brother" for the Kids (9 and 11 years), it's an eight reeler from 1927 with Harold Lloyd .
The Kids enjoyed the film very much, especially the cleverness of escape-gags, where Harold outsmarts his bigger brothers who try to catch and beat him.
Great, sharp Blackhawk print with a clever music track!
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on February 15, 2009, 02:15 AM:
 
Last night it was an Edgar Allan Poe night, featuring: FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (Silent),THE TELL TALE HEART (UPA),ANNABEL LEE (narrated by Vincent Price) and the complete feature THE BLACK CAT (with Karloff and Lugosi).All std 8,except "Annabel..
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 15, 2009, 04:32 PM:
 
Sunday, February 15th.
Tonight it was time for:

Derann BAMBI (amazing!): THANKS KEITH [Wink]
Dario Argento's TENEBRE (terryfing) [Eek!]

About TENEBRE look here! This scene was censored for the VHS edition (and on tv as well) because the miserable lady is VERONICA LARIO (Berlusconi's wife) BUT on the super 8 edition it is possible to watch it!

BE AWARE: very violent sequence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MOdtIW6eZ4

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Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 16, 2009, 01:36 AM:
 
Been going through some blackhawk episodes of the Pearl White serial the Exploits of Elaine. Does anyone know if there are others available besides Ep 8, 9 & 10?

Cheers
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 16, 2009, 11:38 PM:
 
Monday Night February 16

Mr. Bean Goes to a Premiere
The Chub Chubbs
2001 trailer
Mr Bean Policy Trailer *

Star Wars - A New Hope (1977)

Derann's super 8 scope/stereo copy

As always, much fun!

* (attached to The Spirit of America short but I have removed it and spliced it after 2001 trailer)

~ CG ~
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 17, 2009, 06:13 PM:
 
February 17th 2009.

Tonight big screening of:

- POCAHONTAS (Kevin, this is an incredible print! Thanks)
- MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL (I know it's a little too late, but I had it just one week ago! THANKS KEITH: THIS IS GREAT).

[Razz]
 
Posted by David Erskine (Member # 1244) on February 18, 2009, 04:44 AM:
 
Sunday - Little Mermaid (I MUST get shot of that one!) Belstone Fox. Monday nowt. Tuesday Fox & Hound. All on 8mm.
P.S. Dino - you should join Group 9.5. We all need to support everything to do with our hobby. Use it or lose it. PM me (I think) and I'll organise a membership thingy!!!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 20, 2009, 11:40 PM:
 
David I tried emailing/PM and it said I was blocked but my personal email is aytab at aol dot com, but to keep on topic here I just watched an episode of the Hazards of Helen #33 called In Dangers Path (Super 8 - Blackhawk) - I recently bought a stack of 6 super 8's off of ebay for $14 total (items and shipping) and they arrived in perfect boxes and looking like they had never been played...  -
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 21, 2009, 01:34 AM:
 
Disney's The Pelican and the Snipe

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Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 22, 2009, 01:09 AM:
 
wow I'm jealous regarding your ability to project nitrate in your home. Do you really have a home booth set up for nitrate? or are there no regulatory codes for such in france? I have thousands of feet of nitrate, but currently have no means for any 35mm at home (One day I'll finally fix up my Devry portable)but even then doubt I can handle the nitrate.

Until then its still the small format..Tonight was a really short one with 3 reg 8mm cutdowns of silent shorts
2 Eddie Boland's Paint and Powder & Prince Pistachio, and a Knockout Kelly called One at a Time.

Here's the cutey princess from Prince Pistachio

 -
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on February 22, 2009, 02:58 AM:
 
Saturday evening i have see Remi an Japanese animated serie
in Dutch language.
I believe this serie is also in italian language. [Smile]

Ps : Gian,Mickeys Christmas carol is in every season a great
print,and it's one of the most sharper prints,i have that one too and i love it. [Razz]
 
Posted by David Kilderry (Member # 549) on February 22, 2009, 05:17 AM:
 
Jean-Marc, you are brave running nitrate at home on what I presume are projectors without spool boxes and fire traps? What equipment did you run it on?

I have nitrate here but won't run it. I have some beautiful I.B.T. of the Olympics in 48 or 52 that I would love to run.

David
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on February 22, 2009, 02:17 PM:
 
Last Friday

Afternoon

1/800ft reel... Trailer to Fantasia, Soundtrack Demo, Pactoral Symphony, Dance of the Hours, and The Sorcerers Apprentice. one of my favourite reels.
Followed by "Pelle the Conqueror" on DVD projected on a Sanyo Z1 projector.

That Evening
While my better half was watching CSI [Roll Eyes] on the dreaded TV I watched Star Wars 1977 again on DVD using the Sanyo Z1 in our home cinema.

Saturday night
We both watched The NeverEnding Story 2 "not a bad movie" on the VP.

Graham.

PS I have an Ernemann2 35mm projector with fire proof spool boxes built for nitrate use, out here if you do have a fire as a result of nitrate film or even just storing it, your insurance becomes "void" If nitrate ignites you cant stop it I do know someone that will still project it and has had no problems, for transportation its classified as an "Explosive" I dont store or run nitrate, stick to DVD its safer [Wink]
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on February 22, 2009, 04:18 PM:
 
I was informed by a friend collector, of
another collector here in the US, that
also runs nitrate. However he is positioned
with one hand on the fire extinguisher
during the program.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 23, 2009, 12:50 AM:
 
David, Michael: I was actually sitting on a fire extinguisher... [Big Grin]
Yesterday's matinee:
- selection of French soundies (16 mm)

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Posted by John Clancy (Member # 49) on February 23, 2009, 03:38 AM:
 
Predator. One of the best Super 8 prints of all time sync' pulsed to the 2003 uncut DVD (first DVD version was edited) with the THX up as loud as could be endured. Super 8 heaven... I'd forgotten how good this particular show could be.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on February 23, 2009, 09:25 AM:
 
Last night we watched some recent ebay acquisitions. We started with "The Creature with the Atom Brain", an excellent 400ft digest from Columbia. Then we followed that with "Circus of Fear". This was a 3X400ft digest of "Caged Fury" from Fletcher Films. I had always wanted to get this film after reading Lee Mannering's excellent review of it on this forum. It's a great film with Larry "Buster" Crabbe as a villain for a change and we loved every minute of it. I am always surprised at how good the prints of these Fletcher Films can be. It's just a pity that they normally changed the titles of their releases for some reason best known to themselves. Finally we finished off the evening with Roy Rodgers and Trigger in "The Yellow Rose of Texas". This film is mounted on 2X600ft reels but I will put it back on 400ft reels as it was originally released. Set on a riverboat Roy plays an agent who exposes the real perpertrator of a crime for which an innocent man had been accused. It was a bit of a whodunnit really. Great vintage entertainment.

Paul.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 23, 2009, 10:13 AM:
 
Sunday Night February 22

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

DVD Projection
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on February 23, 2009, 11:16 AM:
 
We watched a 16mm episode of The Muppet Show with guest star Marty Feldman,In typical Muppet style every puppet had a set of Marty's eyes at the end which was quite amusing,followed by a super 8 feature of An American in Paris...Mark.
 
Posted by Michael Scheck (Member # 114) on February 23, 2009, 01:42 PM:
 
Disneys "Pinocchio" on Super8 (Derann) with the kids.
Absolutely fabulous print, stunning colours and great sound. I'm thrilled.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on February 23, 2009, 05:13 PM:
 
Just finished my last show ,comprised of : FELIX PINCHES THE POLE (silent),THE GREAT WHO-DOOD-IT (Woody the Magician),THE TREASURES OF TUTANCHAMON, NATURE'S STRANGEST CREATURES (Disney),DONALD'S GOLDMINE and the feature PORT OF NEW YORK with Richard Rober,Scott Brady and first appearances by Yul Brunner and Neville Brand. All in std 8.

Paul
I agree with you, CAGED FURY is an exellent little B.Unfortunately Fletcher ,many times was very stingy with footage. This 3x 400 version (CIRCUS OF FEAR), is actually only 39 minutes long so it can fit 2x400 easily. Thunderbird did issue the complete feature which ,anyway,is only 60 minutes long,(i.e. 3x400). I wish I could find their version.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 24, 2009, 08:32 AM:
 
Monday Night February 23rd

Super 8 CinemaScope

The Empire Strikes Back
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 26, 2009, 10:13 AM:
 
Wednesday Night February 25

The Empire Strikes Back (DVD Projection)

See my post in 8mm section, "EMPIRE COMPARISON TEST"

Of the two screenings, the DVD won hands down. Better picture (cleaner, brighter) and full stereo sound......
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 27, 2009, 01:50 AM:
 
Last night was a western Universal short on 9.5 called Jim Hood's Ghost. It was one of the few Pathescope releases that i have that look like it retained the real film title and the real intertitles.

I also just got in some new super 8 films from Steve at Reel Image that I hope to watch this weekend.

 -
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on February 28, 2009, 06:49 PM:
 
Tonight's main feature was SHANE , a magnificent Derann (?) print, supported by THE DRIVER OF THE DEADWOOD COACH (1912),trailers for ZORRO'S FIGHTING LEGION,DON DAREDEVIL RIDES AGAIN and MYSTERIOUS DR SATAN and Charley Chase in SOUTHERN EXPOSURE.Super 8 prints.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on March 01, 2009, 01:37 AM:
 
Panayotis
Is the Deadwood Coach print a blackhawk release? I love those old Kalem shorts.....
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 01, 2009, 03:28 AM:
 
Yesterday afternoon :
The 1980 Augusta Golf Masters (16mm documentary)
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on March 01, 2009, 01:30 PM:
 
Dino
Even better! It is a Breakspear print!!! John Cunningham made his own 8mm prints from his 35mm collection of early silents.All are in one word ..OUTSTANDING. He released quite a few Kalems,Nestors, Biographs and Edisons.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on March 01, 2009, 11:39 PM:
 
Oh man...now I AM really jealous, I have dreamed about those prints since I read Gerald McKee's book....Well done.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on March 02, 2009, 11:18 PM:
 
Monday Night March 2

Jurassic Park

Super 8 Feature
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on March 03, 2009, 10:28 AM:
 
Having been working away for a week, the previous Wednesday I ran my Standard 8 1922 silent version of Dr Mabuse. Absolutely superb. Lang at one of his best. This was the 'so called' Part 1 of the series, where Mabuse takes a potion to enable him to easily hypnotise his opponents at cards, thereby taking the winnings and carrying out all sorts of other sinister undertakings.

Shown on my modified Elmo E-80 using 800ft reels.

This coming weekend, it will be METROPOLIS. My recently acquired 16mm print from a friend of Steven Sigel, which purports to be virtually as the original. [Roll Eyes]
I shall monitor the running time most carefully and then refer back to imDb to check exactly which version it is. [Eek!]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 03, 2009, 10:50 AM:
 
It was "Camp night" so we watched "Hawk the Slayer"

oooh, tasty camp! Just love that scene with the mace hanging over the guys head, being held in place by the rope in the victims teeth.

"Now, if you can just keep your mouth shut, you'll be fine!"

Nope! Man fusses, mace comes down and goes splat!

"Some folks just can't keep their mouths shut."

(hee hee)

and then ...

The Fog (scope)

Not so tasty "camp" but tasty horror!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 06, 2009, 05:03 PM:
 
Good choice, Osi... [Wink]

Tonight screening dvd: William Friendkin's The Hunted.

Quite enjoyable. To say that Benicio del Toro is overacting in some scenes is an understatement.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 06, 2009, 05:18 PM:
 
- Yesterday night: Disney's 101 DALMATIANS (thanks Kevin);

- Tonight (5th March): Disney's PINOCCHIO (thanks Keith) and THE JUNGLE BOOK (thanks Kevin C.);
- GREMLINS (part one);
- LITTLE RASCALS 'Bedtime worries'.
[Eek!]
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on March 06, 2009, 06:39 PM:
 
I showed my pin sharp print of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (16mm). I purchased this a couple months ago off eBay and it was the first chance I had to screen the film. For the price I paid, I expected a dupe, but this was a razor sharp original in fine shape, for sure. It sparkled on the big screen.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 06, 2009, 10:30 PM:
 
Warlords of Atlantis! 4X400ft

Check out my new review to be posted in thirty minutes.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on March 07, 2009, 02:15 AM:
 
Ah I finally got myself a copy of Star Crash on Super 8 - I couldn't wait and watched it immediately, even with the german soundtrack. It was a little more used then it was advertised by the seller on ebay but beggers can't be choosers. Now I have to break out the gear to re-record the sound off the dvd...

I also watched the silent short The Little Country Mouse (1914) starring Blanche Sweet on reg 8. Does anyone know who put this out? the stock was dated 1960 and it had a replaced main title but original intertitles.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on March 07, 2009, 09:03 AM:
 
Last night it was more recent ebay purchases. We started the show with "Swashbuckler". This is a Universal 8 digest on 1X400ft reel. It was an excellent print with a great cast. This was followed by "Prophecy", an excellent monster movie with an ecological them. This was a letterboxed print on 3X400ft reels from Marketing Films. Lastly we watched "Bullet for a Dead Man". This is an early Derann film on 4X400ft reels. I enjoyed this euro western with an unknown cast (to me). The only thing I didn't like was the awful organ music soundtrack. It needed a bit of Ennio Morricone. The colour and sound on all of these was very good, even the the early Derann feature (good old Buck Labs), so it was a very enjoyable evening. More titles have recently arrived so we're looking forward to the next show.

Paul.
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on March 07, 2009, 12:42 PM:
 
J-M,

Sitting on the fire extinguisher and running nitrate?

Sounds more as you were sitting in the "hot seat!"
[Eek!]
[Smile]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on March 07, 2009, 07:04 PM:
 
Friday Night March 6th

ANASTASIA

Animated feature by Don Bluth

DVD Projection

YAY! I'm the 300th post in this category [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on March 07, 2009, 10:35 PM:
 
some films

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 09, 2009, 02:27 AM:
 
Sunday night, shorts and trailers:
- The Incredibles teaser
- Brother Bear trailer
- Knick-Knack
- Finding Nemo

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Posted by Lars Pettersson (Member # 762) on March 09, 2009, 03:31 AM:
 
Jean-Marc
what 35-projector are you using, any pics in an earlier thread?
[Roll Eyes]
Cheers
Lars
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 09, 2009, 04:04 AM:
 
It's a K i noton FP 23 with a 400w halogen lamp. Its greeninsh base is mounted on wheels with wooden tracks embedded into the top of the cabinet. The projector can then be pushed sideways to make way for either super 8 or 16 machines. I'll post more pictures later this year as there's still a lot to do (mostly cosmetic work to the theatre part, masking, etc.)

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Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on March 09, 2009, 04:06 AM:
 
On Super8 from Fantasia "Nutcracker Suite" good short to relax to, then onto the biggie
On the video projector "The Ghost and the Darkness" Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer, good scope picture and excellent 5:1 sound. I have watched this film a number of times over the years and it still makes me jump great score by Jerry Goldsmith.

Graham. [Smile]
 
Posted by Lars Pettersson (Member # 762) on March 09, 2009, 05:06 AM:
 
Jean-Marc
now you have me fittingly GREEN WITH ENVY [Big Grin]

Am I right to assume that this is the kind of projector that would normally be stationary with a big lamphouse in a cinema, and you´re using just the projector head, or is this a transportable model for viewing dailies on location film productions? Is it because many cinemas are closing down that it was possible to find this?
Completely different question: I have a 16mm Eclair camera in need of service and the foremost technician seems to be in Ivry Sur Seine, would you be willing to help me a little as "liason" should it be needed, since this man doesn´t seem to have an e-mail adress (most likely a 60 -70 year old [Smile] )? I´m going to write him a letter for starters. [Wink]

Cheers
Lars
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on March 09, 2009, 11:34 PM:
 
Monday Night March 9

Return of the Jedi

Super 8 cinemascope

The Saga has now been screened [Big Grin]

We started January 5th, had atleast 3 weeks that were cancelled due to weather or personal conflicts.

But WOW let me say what fun it has been to watch all 7 films (The Clonewars included) in a row. I encourage anybody who has the capabilities to give this a try, regardless if you have to use different kinds of sized screens....JUST DO IT.

I believe this has truly been one of the most fun screenings I've ever done in the years that I've been collecting films - both with super 8 and / or DVD formats.

In review:

THE PHANTOM MENACE *

ATTACK OF THE CLONES *

THE CLONE WARS *

REVENGE OF THE SITH *

A NEW HOPE +

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK +

RETURN OF THE JEDI +

* DVD

+ SUPER 8 CINEMASCOPE

~ CG ~
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 10, 2009, 02:23 AM:
 
And if I may, I advise to add the 2005 Clone Wars series by Gendy Tartakowsky between the CGI Clone Wars and SWIII, as the final scenes are the key build-up elements to the opening of Revenge of the Sith. You understand how Palpatine ends up kidnapped on board Grievous's ship, The Invisible Hand.

Yesterday night screening:
The BFCC 3D show (on DVD)
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on March 10, 2009, 05:17 PM:
 
Saturday 7th it was serial night featuring CAPTAIN CELLULOID VS THE FILM PIRATES, all four episodes,with accompanying music on cassette,supported by Al St John in the hilarious CURSES (under its home movie title The Last Serial),Steve Reeves in the first episode of KIMBAR OF THE JUNGLE, a television serial that never got to chapter two !! and Mighty Mouse in that wonderful operetta-melodrama-serial parody FIGHT TO THE FINISH. first two in std 8,the others in super.
Monday, I showed Douglas Fairbanks' THE THREE MUSKETEERS ,supported by Fatty,Mabel and Al in HE DID AND HE DIDN'T. Both std 8.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on March 16, 2009, 05:36 PM:
 
Sunday the 15th was a bad movie double-bill: THE SHADOW STRIKES (1937),with Rod La Rocque and BUFFALO BILL IN TOMAHAWK TERRITORY (1952) with Clayton Moore.
 
Posted by Kurt Gardner (Member # 440) on March 16, 2009, 06:29 PM:
 
Comedy shorts! All in super 8mm...

Them Thar Hills
Tit for Tat
"The Freezer" episode of "I Love Lucy"
Tom & Jerry: "Milky Waif," "Tennis Chumps," "His Mouse Friday," all Walton in varying shades of color; "The Cat's Mee-ouch," MGM print with good color but soft focus

Finally a 400' student film from Alabama. My friend who was here for the show brought the reel. He used to instruct aspiring filmmakers back in the 70s and this was the work of a group of high school students. Color held up fine but all the editing was done with tape splices and prayed that they'd hold on. I'm going to transfer it to DVD.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on March 16, 2009, 06:44 PM:
 
None!

We are tearing the house apart for renovations and unless I can get something going in the basement with a tripod screen I am out of business for the duration! [Frown]

My main screen has the dining room table shoved under it and I can't even pull it all the way down!
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on March 17, 2009, 09:57 AM:
 
Thursday March 12

MALIBU BEACH (Crown International Pictures)
DVD Projection
Volume 3 BCI Drive In Cult Classic Collection

Monday Night March 16

We ended our Monday Night Sci Fi screenings with what else than:

S P A C E B A L L S

DVD PROJECTION

May the almighty force/schwartz be with you ALWAYS [Big Grin]

Now my holiday break is upon me, no more screenings at home until after May 7th. I hope the withdrawl will be at a minimum!!!

~ CG ~
 
Posted by Phillip Black (Member # 179) on March 17, 2009, 01:51 PM:
 
All 16mm b&w
The Big Combo(Cornel Wilde)
Ghost Chasers(Bowery Boys)
Payday(Chaplin)
Plus trailers for Cats Paw and Feet First-Harold Lloyd
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 18, 2009, 04:38 AM:
 
Friday night: Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 version DVD projection)
Saturday night: The Orange Side (Darth Vader commercial), Nightmare Before Xmas trailer, Monsters Inc. trailer, Wallace & Gromitt trailer and (yes, again) The Madagascar Peguins

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Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on March 18, 2009, 09:56 AM:
 
Monday night we watched a 400ft The Lady Vanishes(1979)with really lovely colours and scope followed by a 16mm LPP print of Blame it on Rio(1984)....Mark.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 18, 2009, 06:15 PM:
 
Wednesday 18th March.

TIME FOR:

- THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER (Disney). Nice movie!
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on March 21, 2009, 05:21 AM:
 
THE BLACK ROOM (1935) - Karloff.

Excellent Kodak Original print - 16mm

I do love those 30's horror movies. So atmospheric.

-Mike
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on March 22, 2009, 10:07 AM:
 
Wow Mike,"The Black Room" I love that movie. They only released a cut down of it on Standard 8 I believe as I have never seen it on Super 8. I shall keep looking for a 16mm of this for my collection as, like yourself, I love those vintage horrors. Last night we had yet another ebay find, "The Ghost Train" with Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch. One or two scratches on this excellent 4X400ft release from Powell Films. Believe it or not, I had never seen this classic movie before. It was great fun and made for a very entertaining evening.
 
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on March 22, 2009, 10:08 AM:
 
I had a great show last night..

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG-1949 & SON OF KONG

2 x Mountain super 8mm features

And then..

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE BLU RAY on my Hitachi LCD projector.

The quality of this HD disc knocked my socks off,it even looked better than the 35mm cinema print!!!

Cheers MW
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on March 22, 2009, 06:40 PM:
 
Paul
THE BLACK ROOM was released full length in std 8, many moons ago (officially or not, I don't know).

Tonight's show was a rich one.600 ft of MGM musical trailers,Tex Avery's VENTRILOQUIST CAT,Tom and Jerry in SALT WATER TABBY,Al St John and Cliff Bowes in THE PAPERHANGERS,Ida Lupino in the suspenseful tv episode NO WAY OUT,Bimbo (and Betty) in BIMBO'S INITIATION,Jimmy Finlayson starring in IN THE GREASE and the feature THE ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR TOAD.All in super 8.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on March 22, 2009, 09:09 PM:
 
Thanks for the information Panayotis. I am always saddened when films that were available on standard 8 never appeared on super 8. Two Walton Films I would have liked to get my hands on, "Dark Waters" and "Sundown" were never released as features on super 8.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on March 23, 2009, 05:36 PM:
 
Thanks for thanking me [Embarrassed] . Now you may thank me again [Wink] . Both features were released by Mountain as 4x400 in both std and super [Smile] .
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 24, 2009, 11:03 AM:
 
Monday 23rd March 2009

It was time for:

- Our Gang follies of 1938 (lovable!);
- Fantasia (reel n. 2);
- Pocahontas trailer;
- Midnight Express (Columbia Digest);
- Mickey Mouse - The first 50 years (Collector's Edition).
 
Posted by Stewart McSporran (Member # 128) on March 24, 2009, 04:42 PM:
 
Over the weekend:

The 39 Steps - Hitchcock version (DVD projection)
The Train - Burt Lancaster (DVD projection)

Must get the film projectors out again!
 
Posted by Christopher Gillan (Member # 1440) on March 24, 2009, 07:31 PM:
 
Tonights programe was the sound of Music show for the first time with out stopping on a home made tower.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 24, 2009, 08:41 PM:
 
Just watched "Q: The Winged Serpent"

and two cartoon shorts:

Banana Binge (Terrytoons: Sick Sidney, 1961)
Magoo Goes Overboard (UPA: Magoo scope 1957)
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 25, 2009, 05:00 PM:
 
Just screened (super 8):

- Dario Argento's THE CAT O' NINE TAILS (IL GATTO A NOVE CODE, 1971);
- THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (digest, 1979).

It was a horror night ah ah ah... [Eek!]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 26, 2009, 02:29 AM:
 
- Man on Wire (DVD projection) great Oscar winner documentary about the lad who walked on a wire between the Twin Towers in 1974.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 26, 2009, 08:36 PM:
 
Jean-Marc, I would pay to have Mylène Farmer's videos in super 8! Most of them are real masterpieces! Nothing to do with your previous post, but reading of you I have thought how great those little movies are. Ciao.
GL

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 27, 2009, 03:57 AM:
 
Yesterday's screening:
- The Black Hole

GL: Yes MF's videos are actual movies, all of them shot in 35. There are prints out there.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 27, 2009, 05:34 AM:
 
Hi Jean, good to know! Have a good day.
Gian
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 28, 2009, 02:48 AM:
 
Friday night DVD screening:
- The Mist
I had missed this one as it was released only briefly in theatres. Great horror thriller by Frank Darabont, superb camera work.
 
Posted by Rob Koeling (Member # 35) on March 30, 2009, 05:55 AM:
 
Last night, first Buster Keaton's "The General" with the little ones as a very appreciative audience.
Then a scope print of Truffaut's "Tirez sur le pianiste" (shoot the piano player" with just me as a very appreciative audience.
Both 16mm prints.

- Rob
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 30, 2009, 06:31 AM:
 
Sunday, 29th March 2009

Disney Night (what a piece of news):

- SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (Derann);
- SLEEPING BEAUTY (Derann).
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on April 04, 2009, 08:44 PM:
 
March 22 - May 5

I am traveling and won't be screening anything during this time. Watch for my posts when I do get started again. I am missing my home cinema very much......

~ CG ~
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 04, 2009, 09:12 PM:
 
April 4th, Saturday

* The Little Rascals 'TWO TOO YOUNG' (Blackhawk)
* The Little Rascals 'SHRIMPS FOR A DAY' (Blackhawk)
* The Little Rascals 'HOOK AND LADDER' (Blackhawk)
* The Little Rascals 'FRAMIN' YOUTH' (Blackhawk - ONE OF MY FAVORITE)
[Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on April 05, 2009, 05:07 PM:
 
Gian Luca Mario,

I too, am a huge Rascals fan.

Nice line-up of Rascals short films.
I have all of these with the exception of Framing Youth.
Too Too Young is great and the firecracker scene is hilarious.
Do you have Pigskin Palooka? This is a fun and fast moving
one reel Rascals short film.

Fifteen years ago, I was very pleased to have met
Rosina Lawrence. She was a very sweet, kind, delightful and dear lady;
the same as she was in the Rascals films. I also met, Dorothy De Borba, Jerry Tucker, Pineapple Jackson, Jackie Lyn, Tommy "Butch" Bond, and Shirley Jean Measures, who unfortunately passed away away.

Jerry Tucker lives about thirty minutes from my home,
and a great guy.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 05, 2009, 06:10 PM:
 
Hi Michael. How nice to read all this!

Well, I still miss a lot in my collection, but I do have FRAMING YOUTH, that is one of my favorite. Well, I always laugh like a fool when I screen THE KID FROM BORNEO, HEARTS ARE THUMPS, LITTLE SINNER and, my God, SPOOKY HOOKY. So, so funny!

I do have THE PIGSKIN PALOOKA too, even if it is not one of my favorite. I'm actually getting crazy to find FISHY TALES: cannot stop laughing (almost crying) when all those cats follow Buckwheat carrying that big, huge fish!

Here in Italy the whole series has been dubbed and aired in the late 70's. It has never been released in 8 mm, and I was the happiest man in the world when I discovered that in USA it did! I started to look for those episodes immediately. And I'm still doing it.

I was a little kid, during the 70's, and I remember those afternoons waiting for those little, funny kids who were absolutely and tenderly terrible.

Wow. You have met Rosina Lawrence... And Jerry Tucker lives close to you. Cannot believe. You live next to a piece of American Cinema History. My compliments. Really.

And thanks for making me so happy with your post. Just let me know if, in your collection, you have more than one copy of the same episode. I would be really happy and pleased to buy them.
Thanks once more. And nice to meet you, of course.

Gian Luca

Oh, I forgot: tonight I have screened OUR GANG FOLLIES OF 1936 that has just arrived as a present from Mike. Great. And in great condition. Thank you!

[ April 06, 2009, 08:38 PM: Message edited by: Gian Luca Mario Loncrini ]
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on April 05, 2009, 10:28 PM:
 
Gian Luca Mario

The following year after meeting Rosina, we had learned
of a very nice restaurant that is close to where I live.
The name of the Restaurant is Crabtrees, and it is with
fond memory of The Rascals.

The story goes that the owner of Crabtrees' father, grew up in Greece, and loved the Rascals. This father was in the restaurant business too, and he shared stories with his son, how he loved the Rascals.

Years later the son opens this restaurant and inside he adorns the walls with huge original posters from the Gang's films. The posters are printed on linen, but happen to be the releases after 1938. Thus, the titles are from the
MGM released shorts.

When we learned of the restaurant and his affection for the films,
The Sons of the Desert appreciation society here in N.Y., contacted John McCabe and Rosina Lawrence.

Jack McCabe ( the Laurel and Hardy biographer, and he also has an
interview on the deluxe set of Yankee Doodle Dandy) and
Rosina were on their second marriage after their spouses had
passed.

Rosina had a home in Brooklyn, N.Y., because her first husband was a Judge in the N.Y. area and where Rosina eventually raised her family after leaving Hollywood.

Jack and Rosina were delighted to attend our group again, as we were all to be there and she autographed one of the linen posters.

We paid for the limousine, but they could not stay for the evening. Rosina was not well, and had Physician appointments in the morning.

The weather was stormy and terrible, and she was sick but did not want to disappoint us.

Truthfully speaking she was extremely ill, and about a year or so, - not quite
two years - she had left us.

These two events, The first at the N.Y. 1994 Convention and at the restaurant
bring fond memories.

When they greeted us at the N.Y. '94 Convention and as they walked in, it was
as we experienced Royalty. Both were very gracious, and Rosina was an exceptional gift to us all.

Check out the picts and the posters.Crabtrees's Restaurant
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 06, 2009, 02:12 AM:
 
Nice, interesting story again. Michael.
I'm planning to come to N.Y. soon. And trust me, I will visit this place. Absolutely.
Thanks once more for this little, good story.
Greetings from Italy.
GL
 
Posted by Den Brown (Member # 819) on April 06, 2009, 07:04 AM:
 
'Traffic In The Alps: The Danger Of Avalanches Upon Mountain Railways'

'Apollo 17'

'Speed & Spray'
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 07, 2009, 03:40 PM:
 
Just screened ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST on super 8.
Terrible print, but unforgettable movie.
 
Posted by Stewart McSporran (Member # 128) on April 07, 2009, 05:37 PM:
 
Moonwalk on 16mm; the story of Apollo 11. Very pretentious but with some fantastic footage of the launch and flight and amazing colour.

I believe this is a 45 min condensed version of a NASA film but I've no idea what it's called.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on April 11, 2009, 10:12 PM:
 
Ah very excited today because finally found a reg 8mm that I am happy with ELMO AP-8(but still need a manual to fix a few things like the rewind)

I watched some 8mm silent shorts
Slick Slickers w/ Neal Burns
Perils of Pauline ep 04 Deadly Turning
and a feature My Lady of Whims with Clara Bow

then Star Crash on super 8 with its german dialogue since I still haven't rerecoreded it.

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Posted by Lars Pettersson (Member # 762) on April 12, 2009, 03:18 AM:
 
Dino,

many here swear by the Eumigs for standard 8 projection. There are lots of them, they´re not expensive and great quality. I bought mine from this guy in Austria, he´s to be trusted.

http://www.super8film.at/

Cheers
Lars

[ April 13, 2009, 04:47 AM: Message edited by: Lars Pettersson ]
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on April 12, 2009, 06:15 AM:
 
Last night, "High Noon" in super 8. I had forgotten what a timeless film this is. Grace Kelly in superb acting form, together with Katy Jurado. Gripping psychological and moral stuff. Gary Cooper excellent as usual. Lee van Cleef & Lloyd Bridges in full supporting roles.

A Note for Rob Koeling, if you're reading this. I see you screened "The General" with Buster Keaton recently in 16mm.

I have a print of this in Standard 8, but wonder if you know where I can obtain a 16mm version.

Cheers,
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on April 12, 2009, 07:17 AM:
 
Is this standard 8 Eumig, a sound projector?

I love High Noon too. What is the source of your print?

Thomas Mitchell and Lon Chaney Jr., are terrific too.
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on April 12, 2009, 07:39 AM:
 
Hi Michael,

I am embarrassed to say that I can't remember if I bought High Noon from a fellow Forum member, or from one of our suppliers here in the UK. I've had it for quite a while, and can't even remember how long ago I last screened it. Perhaps I should start keeping records of these transactions and screenings.

The print, however, is absolutely flawless with excellent sound quality. Projected on my Elmo ST1200HD and using my Ampro Stylist Major 12 inch extension speaker. The vocal by Tex Ritter took me back to my youth when my parents took me and my brother to see a wild west show at Harringay Arena, London, where Tex was the star of the show. I must have been about 8 or 9 years old at the time, but I can still remember that. - Funny how some things stick and others don't.
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on April 12, 2009, 11:40 PM:
 
Hi David,

I was also curious if the High Noon print was
released either by Walton, Ken, Derann, etc.?
 
Posted by Lars Pettersson (Member # 762) on April 13, 2009, 04:50 AM:
 
Hello everyone,

I forgot to post the link when I wrote about the Eumigs, they come as both silent and sound versions. Pretty much all metal, great quality.

http://www.super8film.at/

Cheers
Lars
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on April 13, 2009, 05:36 AM:
 
Like every Easter Holidays, Jesus Christ Superstar, wonderful 16mm 'scope copy projected with Bauer P7TS and Elmo external loudspeaker.
Of course projection for me and myself only, otherwise I couldn't sing during the movie!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 13, 2009, 12:47 PM:
 
Sunday 12th April 2009

Mel Brook's SPACEBALLS on super 8 (just arrived), stunning print.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on April 14, 2009, 03:25 AM:
 
I was a little bit late for the post [Smile]

"Birthday Show" on April 8th:
James Cameron's Titanic (Scope)

It's the best print I ever saw on Super 8 !!!
Really gigantic. Sharpness absolutely perfect.
My guests were impressed, what is possible in Super 8 [Big Grin]

And this weekend it was time for a Derann-Disney night:
Aristocats
The sword in the stone

BTW: In Germany High Noon was released through Atlas Film (if I remember correctly). The picture quality isn't very good. Grayscale is too low and contrast too high, so you can see f.e. sometimes no or less face outlines.

Greetz,
Michael

[ April 14, 2009, 06:58 AM: Message edited by: Michael Beyer ]
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on April 14, 2009, 10:34 AM:
 
To Michael De Angelis, - the Super 8 "High Noon" which I have is a "Stanley Kramer Production" and has "Ivy Films" scratched into the emulsion of the leader, just beore the countdown.

I'm afraid I can't find any other information on the film, except that the sound is by "Cine Magnetics".

I hope that helps. Maybe someone else on the Forum can offer further info.
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on April 14, 2009, 01:48 PM:
 
Michael and Danny,

Thank you in sharing.

I once owned a 16mm print of High Noon
and it was a composite of two separate prints,
that were salvaged to complete one feature.

It was not a good decision to let it go
but at the time I was not pleased with the
jarring shifts that were cobbled together,
in order to enjoy the feature.

All of the original segments were
printed on 1953 Kodak film stock, that was
only one year after its' original theatrical release.
Most likely for a 16mm print, it appeared closest
to the cameral original as possible.

The DVD cannot compete to bring out
this attentiveness to detail.

All of the original scenes sparkled.
Close-ups of Coops face, revealed every
single pore on his face and each strand of hair on his head.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on April 15, 2009, 01:27 AM:
 
Last night was:
Narrow gauge to Silverton (Blackhawk Reg 8mm)
Up for Auction (Pathescope 9.5mm)
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on April 22, 2009, 12:32 PM:
 
Last night,
- Geri's Game
- Finding Nemo trailer
- TMNT trailer

[ November 06, 2010, 09:56 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on April 22, 2009, 05:05 PM:
 
I have just got my 8mm prints spooled up and ready for my vintage film show this Sunday..

MURPHYS WAR TRAILER
DERANN RANK CINEMA ADVERTS NO 12

MAIN FEATURE

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG-1949-BRAND NEW PRINT!!

PLUS FULL SUPPORTING PROGRAMME!!
 
Posted by David Erskine (Member # 1244) on April 22, 2009, 05:23 PM:
 
One of the Derann Ads (acquired from Dave Robinson - DCR Films) show ME!! It a commercial for Alka Seltzer (I think) showing me with a big plate of mince & mash. Great fun.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on April 22, 2009, 05:58 PM:
 
After almost three weeks of no shows due to heavy work schedule and the Easter holidays,we had a good show tonight.Andy Clyde in WATER WAGONS,Popeye in HOLD THE WIRE and Tex Avery's I WANNA BE A SAILOR ,led to the main feature Henri Georges Clouzot's masterpiece DIABOLIQUE and finished with the Scotland Yard short THE DARK STAIRWAY.All on super 8.
 
Posted by Gary Crawford (Member # 67) on April 24, 2009, 08:12 AM:
 
Started my film series again at the local library...they have a huge screen....the theme is Hollywood studio murder mysteries. Our first offering was a very very good dupe of the Death Kiss...16mm run on a Pageant 250. But the short was the Three Stooges Three Missing Links...in which they are hired as "actors" in a movie. The super 8 was shown with a souped up Elmo St 800 with an outboard transformer powering a 250 ESC bulb....with the F1.1 lens. The stooges film looked just as bright...a little whiter....and sharper than the 16 feature. The sound was better as well. Of course, the super 8 is basically an original print from Columbia..and a very sharp one, too.
Next week, The Falcon in Hollywood..an original 16 print with Daffy and Porky in You Ought to be in Pictures.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on April 24, 2009, 01:05 PM:
 
Last night first and last reels (because it's the only ones I have from the film) of T. Dalton as 007 in "License to Kill".

[ November 06, 2010, 09:56 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on April 24, 2009, 02:19 PM:
 
last night some 9.5 shorts Walter the Sleuth and Lost & Won, and the very short Ruth Roland release from The Timber Queen retitled Towards the Abyss.... Also one Super 8 sound short called Prices Unlimited with Leon Errol.....
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 27, 2009, 05:00 PM:
 
Tonight, 27th april 2009

- GREYSTOKE The legend of Tarzan, Lord of Apes. Very good American print;

- READIN' AND WRITIN' (The Little Rascals).
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on April 27, 2009, 05:27 PM:
 
Just love them opticals, eh Gian?
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on April 27, 2009, 06:40 PM:
 
Gian Luca Mario,

Learn that poem !

[Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 28, 2009, 01:51 PM:
 
I do, Osi!
And well, Michael, the poem... Maybe. I just have to find the time, ah ah ah [Big Grin] !
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on April 29, 2009, 05:38 PM:
 
Last night it was another all television show. AN EYE FOR AN EYE,(Tarzan episode from 1966 with Ron Ely);THE LAST OF THE LARRABEE KID (Roy Rogers Show from 1954,referred as The Masked Bandit but no actual title on the film itself);THE OLD ACTORS' HOME Abbott and Costello Show 1952);THE LATE T.C.,1964, referred as Goodbye Top Cat ,no actual title on the film itself. Roy on std 8,all others in super.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 29, 2009, 05:56 PM:
 
29th April, 2009
Horror night (according to the weather):

Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA on 8 mm.

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Posted by Kurt Gardner (Member # 440) on April 29, 2009, 10:35 PM:
 
You have "Suspiria" on super 8mm? (Fuming with jealousy). [Mad]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on April 29, 2009, 11:10 PM:
 
It was time for my heavily scratched and still decent color feature of "Warlords of Atlantis"

Cornball all the way!

Then a series of shorts, (actually, these were first)

Mole and the Christmas Tree
The Brave Tin Solder (1934)
The Cuckoo that Wouldn't Cuckoo (wonderful animation in the "cut out" style).

and, at the very beginning ...

"To Have and Have Not" Trailer.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on April 30, 2009, 01:40 AM:
 
Gian Luca, very cool choice! How's the print?
Did you know the Goblin were touring again? They will perform in Paris next month (I have my ticket).

Oh, and last night, just for fun, I plugged my Elmo into my Dolby processor (the one usually connected to my 35 machine). I screen my retracked super 8 print of "Hostage", the short film directed by John Woo for BMW. Boy, that was awesome! My ears are still ringing!

[ November 06, 2010, 09:56 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 30, 2009, 05:31 AM:
 
Hi Kurt and Jean-Marc, yes, I do have a copy of SUSPIRIA on super 8.

Color is good, but the source (a 35 mm. copy) was not. So the final print is not the best. But it's a very rare film to find and I'm happy anyway.

DON'T FUME, Kurt!!!! [Razz]

Jean, I knew about Goblin. So good you are going to their concert. Last year I was looking for a good print of PROFONDO ROSSO on 35 mm. I had an idea. But here in Italy it's quite impossible.

I wish you the best with your copy. And I hope you will be in a position to fix it. I have my (terrible) copy: the worst Italian movie ever released on super 8. It would be great to have a Derann quality one.

Take care.
GL
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on April 30, 2009, 06:40 AM:
 
Gian Luca, I think that the worst italian super8 print ever released is Jesus Christ Superstar.

Jean-Marc, do you have the dvd version of BMW short films? I looked for it wher I bought The Hostage, but I found nothing here in Italy.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 30, 2009, 06:49 AM:
 
Hi Fabrizio. Well, I forgot it. In this case we have two terrible Italian prints! Piacere di conoscerti.

GL
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on April 30, 2009, 07:19 PM:
 
Hey Osi,

Regarding Brave Tin Soldier, does your print have a double image?
The Super 8 that I once owned, had this printed problem.
I did not know if it was a printing flaw, or if it was an issue
with the original two strip tech elements shrinking and misaligning - if that is
possible?

Now I have a 16mm print, but it has turned to red.

How is your print?
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on April 30, 2009, 07:40 PM:
 
Fabrizio, I used a wmv file found on the BMW website. I still have the audio in m4a if you need it. It syncs at 24fps.

[ November 06, 2010, 09:57 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on April 30, 2009, 09:50 PM:
 
You are correct MIcheal ...

THis is the fault of the two strip cinecolor process, (in which this was originally released in. This one suffered far more from this problem than other Ub Iwerks Cinecolor cartoons. I have an orignal early 40/s printing of this cartoon on double sprocket 16MM, and that print doesn't have that problem, (it was also an original cinecolor print), so I think the negative was taken from a poor cinecolor original.

Still, Blackhawk didn't do too bad of a job correcting it, it does, however, cause the print to not have the usual sharpness of your standard Blackhawk print.
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on May 01, 2009, 01:33 PM:
 
Thank you Jean-Marc, but as I dub using a Goko I need both image and sound
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 01, 2009, 01:57 PM:
 
Fabrizio. Found the mp4 vid. But you can probably use the HD version on YouTube. Send me an email and I'll explain... [Wink]
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on May 01, 2009, 02:58 PM:
 
J-M, you have mail
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 01, 2009, 03:42 PM:
 
Oh well, not a piece of news, but I have just screened the following LITTLE RASCALS':

- FRAMING YOUTH
- ROAMIN' HOLIDAY
- REUNION IN RHYTHM and...
- SPOOKY HOOKY.

To die for!
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Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on May 04, 2009, 01:12 AM:
 
Jean-Marc - You really have a 35mm print of Star Crash? I am so jealous..I finally got the Super 8 2 x 400, but it ain't enough.

Tonight's screening was Up Hill Climb (1919) a Franklyn Farnum 2 reel western on Reg 8 and a independently made docu on the Swanley Home Guard from 1941 on 9.5 that showed footage of a plane the guard shot down. Interesting stuff.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 05, 2009, 04:44 AM:
 
Dino: yes I do have a print. It's a bit scratched but colours are holding really well (Agfa stock). I must say that considering the sheer amount of wacky events occuring in the film, the editors at Piccolo have done a fine job of cutting down the "plot" to 35 minutes (see my topic in the Review section).
I'm trying to collect space films that followed Star Wars (and Alien). Found "Star Crash", "The Black Hole" and "Message from Space" so far. Still tracking "Forbidden World", Galaxy of Terror", "Battle Beyond the Stars", "Titan Find"...

Yesterday's screening (16mm): Muppet Show starring Joan Baez
(Excellent print with great colours).
 
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on May 05, 2009, 05:53 AM:
 
May Bank Holiday film show included:
--Disney's 'Ugly Duckling'
--Blackhawk's 'Filming the crashes'
--L&H's 'Scram'
--and the highlight was 'The Ladykillers'-full feature.
Every guest was impressed-they said will come back next Bank Holiday for Hitchcock [Wink]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on May 05, 2009, 10:16 PM:
 
Due to traveling, I have finally returned and have run a show this evening.

May 5 2009 DVD Projection

Akira Kusoawa's D R E A M S

Positively the most brilliant film I have ever seen.....

Several short stories involving lots of different things. Kind of hard to explain.

NOT TO BE MISSED!!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 06, 2009, 05:00 PM:
 
6th May, 2009

Just screened Alberto Sordi's FUMO DI LONDRA (1966) (on super 8).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FEc2LDpvzc
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 07, 2009, 04:43 AM:
 
Wednesday, May 6, DVD projection:

Enzo G. Castellari's "Quel maledetto treno blindato" (aka "The Inglorious Bastards")
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 08, 2009, 04:44 PM:
 
Tonight with my friends Beauty and the beast what a sharp picture wooooooooow [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 08, 2009, 07:27 PM:
 
8th May 2009, Friday

Super 8 Classic Night:
Laurel and Hardy WAY OUT WEST (Italian Edition).
So so so funny! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqntSLz8PWs
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 10, 2009, 04:28 PM:
 
Sunday 10th May, 2009

It was time for my LITTLE RASCALS 'new entries':

FISHY TALES
CANNED FISHING
DIVOT DIGGERS

Oh, boy, what a fun!

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 12, 2009, 05:44 PM:
 
12th May 2009, Tuesday

'Premiere' screening (new arrivals):

- THE MINES OF MORIA (excerpt from THE LORD OF THE RINGS). Excellent print;

- THE FIFTH ELEMENT (excerpt from this sci-fi movie). Excellent print, but very poor sound (I'll re-record it);

- CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC (digest from this Village People musical). Excellent print and sound.

Preceded by:
- THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS trailer;
- THE TRUMAN SHOW trailer;
- SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERE trailer;
- THE FOX AND THE HOUND trailer.

I do like to screen trailers: it's very cinematic.

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on May 14, 2009, 10:04 PM:
 
THURSDAY MAY 14

DVD PROJECTION

THE SIMPSON'S MOVIE

Very funny film, regardless if you watch the tv show or not..... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on May 14, 2009, 10:29 PM:
 
'Tis funny indeed.

D'oh!
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on May 16, 2009, 07:49 PM:
 
I was the projectionist and my audience consisted of two Basset Hounds so I decided to watch a couple obscure reels from deep in the vault. First, it was a Columbia Pictures 1943 theatrical short from their "Community Sing" series, then a Jam Handy late 1940s reel, "Diana Lives". starring screen beauty Constance Smith. A statue of "Diana" comes to life (Constance) and helps a Youngstown Kitchens exec create a sales campaign for a new dishwasher. All in 16mm.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 17, 2009, 05:51 AM:
 
Last saturday,i watched Pinocchio from DerAnn great print and perfect colors [Wink]
and in super8! [Cool]
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on May 17, 2009, 05:07 PM:
 
Last week I showed Casablanca on 16mm at a local filmclub where I do monthly shows, and yesterday at home Midnight on 8mm, both with Humphrey Bogart.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 17, 2009, 05:53 PM:
 
Hi Peter,more dutch friens here,i like cartoons and Disney features!
Welcome on the forum [Wink]
Good site by the way!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 17, 2009, 05:56 PM:
 
Welcome from Verona as well.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 18, 2009, 12:22 AM:
 
And welcome from France. [Wink]

Last afternoon show on super 8:
- The Muppet Movie (Walton's superb two-parter)
I've had the 400ft version for years. I didn't know that there was a two reels digest until I bought one at the BFCC on Saturday.

Last night dvd show:
- Robin and the Seven Hoods (Sinatra, Davis, Martin & Co) - A very funny film.

[ November 06, 2010, 09:58 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 18, 2009, 04:19 PM:
 
Goldrake / Goldorak night:

- ORRORE NEGLI ABISSI (LE SERPENT)
- L'INSIDIA SOTTO IL LAGO (LE LAC EMBRASE)
- SOS DAL CENTRO SPAZIALE (PERIL EN LA DEMEUR)
- UN PICCOLO MOSTRO (LE MONSTRE ET L'ENFANT)

Some of the best super 8 (Avo Film) ever produced in Italy. Great colour and sound after 31 years! One of the very first Japanese 'anime' and definitively the most successfull cartoon aired in Italy at the end of the 70's (and very popular in France and Germany too! Well known in Canada as well). Always great to screen these shorts. It seems time has never passed!
Just a little bit sad because only 25/26 episodes of 74 have been released for home screening.

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 18, 2009, 05:42 PM:
 
It look great,i have from the same makers or some of them
the movie Remi from the book of hector Malot!
Do you see Howl's moving castle?it would be great on super8. [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 18, 2009, 06:03 PM:
 
Hi Jeroen. REMI was popular as well here in Italy (and Spanish fans too should remember him very well). The creators were not the same: TOEI ANIMATION produced Go Nagai's GOLDRAKE/GOLDORAK and TOKYO MOVIE SHINSHA did the same with Akio Sugino's REMI.
I own the full feature (a 5*600 feet reels digest of the whole series aired here in 1979) in super 8 too. Not a great print.
I don't unfortunately know the other series you have mentioned.

Back to Hector Malot's REMI in 8 mm (filmed in 3D) I also have almost the whole Techno Film collection on 200 feet reels (each one was a 8-10 minutes digest of an episode).
14 shorts (the very first ones aired) complete this collection. I still miss 3 (really impossible to find them) I've been looking for 30 years!

The 14 Techno Film shorts are absolutely an example of excellent print. Most of them still have wonderful colour. And the sound is booming. Considering we didn't produce so many masterpieces on super 8, here in Italy, it's quite a honour to talk about the few ones we can be proud of. And this is a good example.

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 18, 2009, 06:33 PM:
 
Nice pic by the way,i have this movies in dutch language and it's like new.
I buy the whole colection,it is mounted on 5 reels from 600 feet each.
I don't know how much parts it has. [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 18, 2009, 06:45 PM:
 
Jeroen, as I was telling you the full feature (telling the whole story of Remi) is a 5-reeler edition distributed here in Italy by C.I.C. I wonder who was the Dutch distributor. I didn't know a Dutch edition too had been released (probably the same edited movie, but of course with different language). At least you are lucky your print is a good one. I told you that the Italian edition is really a poor one.

The Techno Film edition is more similar to the original TV series: while watching each episode you can listen to the narrator's voice telling the story as a book reader.

In two words: the whole series has never been released in super 8. The digest is a 5 reels film and the narrator's voice disappeared: to be complete it should be a 51 reels movie!

The Techno Film shorts are interesting because were simply produced as a digest of the the very first 14 episodes. Great prints, as I wrote before. I really would like to watch your edition. Why don't you post it on YouTube?
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 18, 2009, 07:00 PM:
 
I have a look on it,and it is from technofilm,the one i buy it from has mount the series on reels,but i has ask him to give me some covers of it,thats why i know it is from TF.
It tells the story from Remi in Chavanon that is sell and a littlebit futher he learn some letters for school,and they hide for the rain.
I have the complete serie 51 on dvd.
If i had the time i put it on you tube.

[Wink] Jeroen.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on May 18, 2009, 11:29 PM:
 
Monday May 18

DVD Projection

Paramount's D.A.R.Y.L.

I ---> WILL <--- run super 8 again very soon. I PROMISE!!!!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 19, 2009, 03:37 AM:
 
Hi Chip,super 8 is better you know that [Wink] don't run dvd it is to easy to do that.With super 8 you must do something and it's more exiting,because something can be wrong.
Super 8 is an adventure,so i promote enough for today [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 19, 2009, 05:45 AM:
 
Hi Jeroen, so the 5-reeler edition you have is not the 'official' digest of the whole series (51 episodes), but the first 14 Techno Film ones spliced all together, isn't it?

Well, that's why it's an excellent print. You are lucky anyway: among them there are the 3 shorts I still miss (RE 102, RE 104 and RE 113)! LUCKY MAN! [Mad]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 19, 2009, 10:08 AM:
 
No Gian,it are the shorts i know that ah ah ah,but it's like the movie.
But are there also 25 min during episodes? [Confused]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on May 19, 2009, 12:03 PM:
 
(NOTE: This post is a reply to another post directly above. So I am posting it here likewise.)

I always enjoy running a show in my cinema, regardless what level of work there is to do to put it up on the screen.

While I do not wish to sound negative of super 8; I encourage everyone who can afford a video projector to get involved with it. Because a video projector with DVD helps us expand our collection.

A good example is this: How many of you (besides Osi) wish to have super 8 optical films in your collection. Obviously, you know how hard this can be to accomplish. Optical sound projectors that run good enough to support the format are difficult to find or repair. As for the features, most of them were airline prints. Beyond pan and scan (when scope in theaters) and mono sound, there's the color fade and edited soundtrack (as airline prints were shown on most flights, foul language has been re dubbed on certain prints). And in some cases, even screen content is removed (there is the scene in Crocodile Dundee where Linda K is squatting down to get water at a lake. As she stands up she is shown wearing a thong one piece swimsuit. This scene is cut from the super 8 print).

I have been replacing my optical prints on DVD at bargain prices when I find them in stores. For less than $10.00 I get all of the above problems gone and restored instantly.

By doing this not only can I still enjoy these same titles on my big screen, but I can offer the super 8 prints to those who are looking for them that don't have video projection.

And there's only a few optical prints I'll be selling in the near future. I won't be selling all of them because I do want to keep some of the format in my collection. And I will keep everything that is super magnetic based, scope and flat.

Otherwise I agree with everyone. Super 8 is fantastic, and I'll continue to do my part to make it stay.

Chip Gelmini
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 19, 2009, 05:09 PM:
 
Hello Jeroen. Not at all. The 5-reeler version you have is the best one circulating! Take care.
GIAN
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on May 19, 2009, 05:25 PM:
 
Thanks for the welcome guys.
Tonight I showed Droopy Knights and Tom & Jerry's Down Beat Bear, both 16mm and in cinemascope, to celebrate the arrival of the new scopebracket for my Bauer P7 & P6. And to finish it off the two reeler of The Incredible Shrinking Man which came in from Derann today. Accompanied by a cold beer. Oke, several cold beers. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 19, 2009, 05:37 PM:
 
Yes Peter,we drink on this forum not alone [Wink] but nice movies i see,do you have Disney features from DerAnn also? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on May 19, 2009, 05:55 PM:
 
Not much Disney, just two excerpts from Cinderella.
 
Posted by John W. Black (Member # 1082) on May 19, 2009, 10:28 PM:
 
Tonight I showed Night Caller From Outer Space.Aliens opening a go go dancer agency to find women to populate their planet!Old Reg 8 sound print
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 20, 2009, 12:23 AM:
 
[Homer Simpson mode] Mh... Aliens opening a gogo dancer agency to find women to populate their planet [/Homer Simpson mode]

Yesterday's screening on 16mm:
- Great Movie Stunts, the Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Ex library print, some fade, a lot of lines, occasionnal heavy scratching and a few splices but a very enjoyable document that also allows to see the rehearsal of the Cairo Giant Swordman unshot scene.

This was also the opportunity to test a new lens assay made out of an ISCO zoom taken from a DOA Bauer T170 and fitted into a specially reworked (I had to remove a lot of metal from it with the hacksaw and Dremel) sleeve from CHC.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 21, 2009, 03:51 AM:
 
Super 8 show last night:
- King Kong (76) Revue edit (one 90m reel - flat / stereo)
- assorted scope trailers (King Kong 76, ID4, Broken Arrow, The Mummy, Wild Wild West, Sleeping Beauty, The Black Hole)
- Star Wars I Pod Race extract (scope / stereo)
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on May 21, 2009, 09:15 PM:
 
J-M,

On the 2 part Muppet Movie, are there scenes that
are the same or different in both versions?

I once had, but sold my 400' Muppet Movie because
the image constantly popped focus.

Have you had the same experience with the two types of releases?
 
Posted by Kurt Gardner (Member # 440) on May 21, 2009, 09:59 PM:
 
With Kevin's invaluable help, my ST-1200HD's sound is running at correct speed again.

To celebrate, I ran Derann's condensation of "Dracula, Prince of Darkness," all on one 1200' reel (flat and a little grainy but still fun), plus a super red "SSSSSS" (great Universal 8 condensation) and "Alien," also red but a good abridgment by Ken Films.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 22, 2009, 01:13 AM:
 
Michael, I wouldn't know as I bought a very full 600ft reel with scenes spliced in chronological order.
The Muppet Movie print is a bit grainy (like most later Walton prints), quite sharp with great colours.

Yesterday, on super 8:
- La Zizanie (French comedy with Louis de Funes, Marketing three-parter retracked into French).
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on May 22, 2009, 01:51 AM:
 
Lights out and the stars appear on Super 8

I miss the great gerald McKee
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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on May 22, 2009, 09:59 AM:
 
A certain Star Wars film, first 24 minutes, (one 600ft reel), recorded in stereo (best damned stereo I have EVER heard on Super8)
Seeing Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) in his final light sabre battle was worth the price of admission!

Extremely sharp as well! Well worth the getting.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on May 23, 2009, 04:21 AM:
 
Another one of my "dreams-come-true", SOME LIKE IT HOT,super 8 acquired at the BFCC last week [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 24, 2009, 04:36 PM:
 
Oh boy! After a whole week, tonight it was a SUPER 8 SCREENING SUNDAY NIGHT with:

- JUNGLE BOOK trailer (amazing!);
- JUNGLE BOOK Walt Disney Home Movies excerpts (wow: almost Derann quality);

- MISS SWISS (L&H, reel 1);

- CAME THE BRAWN (OUR GANG);
- ARBOR DAY (OUR GANG);
- FOR PETE'S SAKE! (OUR GANG);

- a certain STAR WARS 200 feet excerpt (G R E A T P R I N T).

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Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on May 26, 2009, 12:10 AM:
 
The Mothering Heart and Yankee Doodle in Berlin..both blackhawk and both super 8 w/ soundtrack...
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on May 26, 2009, 04:53 PM:
 
Tonight 3 regular 8 Horror/scifi digests:

-The Wasp Woman 200ft b/w silent, Heritage Films.

-20 Million Miles to Earth 200 ft b/w silent, Colombia Pictures. Wow, I loved this one, now I need to find the full version.. Excellent Harryhausen space lizard creature battling it out in Rome.

-Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 200ft b/w silent, columbia Pictures. Another scifi classic.

While the Wasp Woman had the best picture quality, it wasn't nearly as entertaining as the other two digests, even though the box promises "Only a Man's Blood would satisfy her Evil Lust"
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 26, 2009, 05:26 PM:
 
Nice pic friend Gian last friday i watched the little mermaid i love that one so much [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 26, 2009, 06:01 PM:
 
Jeroen, I will teach you how to add pictures to your posts!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 26, 2009, 06:21 PM:
 
That's a great idea,then we can make a colorfull forum. [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 26, 2009, 06:50 PM:
 
Jeroen, do you still have the password you had received after your application at the Forum has been approved? You need it to be in a position to post pictures... Mail me to answer, so I will explain you (better if you will be on line: it will be easier).
[Wink]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on May 26, 2009, 09:19 PM:
 
"All In A Nights Work" (Dean Martin, Shirley MacClaine)

MacClaine never seemed more "Pixi-ish".

Fun Film, you'll love it Peter.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on May 27, 2009, 12:07 AM:
 
Has Osi, great choice, that Dean Martin is one cool guy...Someone should name their kid after that guy...... [Big Grin]

OH I watched the Derann Creature from the Black Lagoon 3-D man that had all of my favorite scenes including the one where Ben Chapman was carrying Julia Adams into the cave and accidentally smashed her head against the wall..OOPS..
Is this the exact same edit as the Universal - 8 ? Did anyone ever put the full feature out in non-3-D?
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 27, 2009, 12:54 AM:
 
Last night, retracking work for a fellow collector:

- The Sword in the Stone

Stunnning Derann print, now in French and stereo sound.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on May 27, 2009, 04:44 AM:
 
Last night I screened:
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (German print)

And Friday night will follow
Indiana Jones and the last crusade (German print, too)

Both in Scope, absolutely amazing, stunning colours, great sharpness and a lot of fun.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on May 27, 2009, 06:43 PM:
 
Desperately Seeking Susan on 16mm, with 80s music afterwards. Great fun, everyone had a good time.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on May 28, 2009, 01:11 AM:
 
Ooh Peter...that's funny as I actually have my copy of "Susan" at home ready for my next 16mm screening...but tonight was a couple of 9.5mm shorts 1 - was some Home movies of someone from Cornwall in 1933 interesting little glimpse into someone's life from almost 70 years ago..... 2 - Gowns Ltd. a short pathescope Hallroom Boys silent comedy which I had forgotten that I watched less than a month ago...oops...Still funny though
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 28, 2009, 01:25 AM:
 
Retracking night, with screening of

- The Secret of N.I.M.H.

The print isn't Derann's best, colours are a bit pale.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on May 28, 2009, 04:38 PM:
 
16mm b/w Sesame Street episode from 1973. I found myself laughing through most of it [Smile]
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on May 28, 2009, 05:38 PM:
 
Tonight I watched Deranns BTF film "The Elephant will never forget". Excellent 200ft film about londons last trams. Followed by Edgar Kennedy comedy "Apple in his Eye" on 400ft.

Graham S
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on May 28, 2009, 06:00 PM:
 
Dino, "Susan" is fun to watch, look out for the scenes of Dez messing up in the projection booth. (I had several projectionists in the audience who were cheering). I'd like to know what movie he was projecting. The cinema was Bleecker Street Cinema.
Bleecker Street Cinema Looks like a place I would have loved to visit.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on May 28, 2009, 10:48 PM:
 
Thursday May 28th

VAN WILDER

I wish I went to Coolidge College [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on May 29, 2009, 12:25 AM:
 
I'll have to look for the booth scene in "Susan" but tonight was more 8mm shorts...Trip to the Moon, Man's Genesis and a Mary Pickford short called Shadows of Doubt it has a title screen that says Unicorn Film Service (sorry my pic is blurry)but some of the title look like Biograph titles so I'm guessing this was a rerelease...Does anyone have this one or know the background on it?

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Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on May 29, 2009, 09:08 AM:
 
Peter,

The Bleecker Street Cinema was like a second home to me during my NYU years. Knowledgeable programing (I always liked the Cocteau "Beauty and the Beast" and the original "King Kong" pairing) and lived in but comfortable seating made for many wonderful hours of enjoyment.

Dino,

The Derann "Creature" is the same edit as Universal 8's. Although I've seen plenty of 16mm 2-D prints, I've never come across a Super 8mm full length copy.

Doug
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 29, 2009, 05:44 PM:
 
New horror night according once more to the weather. Twas time for:

Dario Argento's DEEP RED (Profondo Rosso) in super 8.
Jean-Marc, I want you to invite me to watch your 35 mm print when it is fully restaured! [Big Grin]

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on May 29, 2009, 10:53 PM:
 
Friday Evening May 29th @ 9:25pm

David & Lisa

16mm

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on May 30, 2009, 02:00 AM:
 
Gian Luca... Strange coincidence. While you were projecting Profondo Rosso... I was listening to The Goblin live (minus Claudio Simonetti) as they performed yesterday in Paris.
They played all major pieces from Suspiria, Profondo Rosso, Zombie, Martin, Tenebrae as well as excerpts from their new album... It was fantastic.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 30, 2009, 04:47 PM:
 
Jean-Marc, how are you? I knew about that concert, but it was pretty hard to come! I'm sure it was a great one. Still in waiting to know how your PROFONDO ROSSO 35 mm copy restauration is going. Let me know.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on May 30, 2009, 05:44 PM:
 
2 black & white Woody Woodpecker cartoons from Castle films, 16mm.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 30, 2009, 05:49 PM:
 
Nice Peter,with or without sound? [Smile]
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on May 30, 2009, 06:18 PM:
 
With sound [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on May 31, 2009, 10:50 PM:
 
Sunday May 31 @ 9:00pm:

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

Helen Hunt - Sara Jessica Parker - Shannon Doherty

A very cute wanna be a dancer flick.....

And it is very interesting to observe the poster artwork between this film and the movie called AQUAMARINE (Emma Roberts Lindsey Lohan). The photographs of these young stars are very similar.....

DVD Projection

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 01, 2009, 02:16 AM:
 
quote:
Still in waiting to know how your PROFONDO ROSSO copy restauration is going. Let me know.
Gian Luca: still going through reel 1 (a lot of sprocket damage). It might take some time as I'm quite busy, even on the film collecting front (retracking a lot of super 8 features these days for non-english speaking collectors).

Last night show :
- assorted trailers (2012, Harry Potter 5, Dragon Hunters, Terminator Renaissance)
- Madagascar Penguins
- SWIII (R1 & 2)

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 01, 2009, 03:02 AM:
 
Jean-Marc, I did not ask you before: is it an Italian, English or French sound copy?
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on June 01, 2009, 03:26 AM:
 
Last night super8 screening:
- A star is bored
- Madagascar Penguins (retracked in italian)
- Singing in the rain
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 01, 2009, 03:37 PM:
 
Monday, 1st June 2009

Elmo GS 1200 screening night (now perfectly working in STEREO mode).

Trailers (just arrived):

- PINOCCHIO (Disney's original 1940 version);
- 101 DALMATIANS (original 1961 version);
- BAMBI (80s re-release version);
- SONG OF THE SOUTH (80s re-release version)

followed by

- Stallone's OVER THE TOP (optical feature). Not really my cup of tea, but very good to excellent print, recently bought at a very cheap price.

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 01, 2009, 03:40 PM:
 
Nice to read,i hope to see Alladin this weekend! [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 01, 2009, 03:54 PM:
 
You will love it, Jeroen. It's an excellent print. I'm waiting for a movie from Kevin too. Hope his mom is better.
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on June 01, 2009, 04:42 PM:
 
Gian Luca,

What is the SONG OF THE SOUTH (80s re-release version)?

Had anything been cut from the original release?

What is the source of this feature, how is the color, sound and overall quality?
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 01, 2009, 04:47 PM:
 
Gian-Luca : the print I have is "Les Frissons de l'angoisse", the original 85 min cut (which I like better than the full 2 h+ Profondo Rosso version)

Tonight's show (super 8)
- WC Field in The Golf Specialist
- Grease (Marketing polyester flat print) just re-recorded in stereo for a fellow collector. Print is a tad faded but very sharp. The cool thing about it is that the entire film fits snuggly on two 800ft reels.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 01, 2009, 06:02 PM:
 
Michael, in my previous post I was referring to the trailer probably edited for the 1986 re-release edition.

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I have anyway the full SONG OF THE SOUTH feature (I RACCONTI DELLO ZIO TOM, Italian title), an extremely rare print released here in the early 80s. A very good copy, even if pirate, with color still good, not turning pink or red at all, and in excellent shape (see the following picture as reference: I have copied it down from Wikipedia. The movie I own has very similar color, close to the original 1946 one and to the VHS edition, rare as well). I was the happiest man in the world when I have discovered the title (not included among Derann Disneys) existed in 8 mm. Bought immediately from a great Italian collector: Guido Melis!

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Thanks Jean-Marc. It is probably an edited version not so different from the super 8 one I own. Different point of view: I personally like best the original 2 h. version. [Big Grin]

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 02, 2009, 12:00 AM:
 
Monday June 1st @ 9:00pm

KOYAANISQATSI

dvd PROJECTION

See the link below for more information:
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 02, 2009, 01:51 AM:
 
Hey Gian,you mean the poldergeist movie?brrrrrrrrr scarrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 02, 2009, 06:00 AM:
 
Hi Jeroen, are you referring to PROFONDO ROSSO (DEEP RED)?
Here it is, just to have an idea:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzOJ_63u3mM&feature=related

In my opinion, the BEST Italian thriller ever released!
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on June 02, 2009, 07:30 PM:
 
Tonight it was 16mm fun with a friend. We watched Killer Fish Killer Fish on imdb, super cheesy bad 70's flick, we had a riot. Followed by The Incredible Shrinking Man, exellent Castle digest. To top it off a Superman cartoon, Rain of Iron.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 03, 2009, 01:13 AM:
 
Super 8 retracking session and screening night :
- The Muppet Movie (Walton 400ft)
- Django (Marketing 400ft)
- Marathon Man (Marketing 3 parter)
- Superman (extended Warner 3 parter - see this review to understand the meaning of "extended")
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 03, 2009, 04:47 AM:
 
Hi Gian,i have look on you tube last week what kind of movie deep red is and i find it a littlebit macabre,like Chucky. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 03, 2009, 05:55 AM:
 
Hi Jeroen, it is indeed. Very popular, here. CIAO
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 04, 2009, 01:04 AM:
 
Yesterday's screening:

- Disney's The Jungle Book (Derann full length). A-MA-ZING print.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 04, 2009, 04:56 AM:
 
Junglebook is the only movie i don't like from Disney,but it's nice to hear that the print is great.
Is it a print from DerAn? [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 04, 2009, 06:17 AM:
 
3rd June, 2009

THE SNOWMAN test screening: perfect condition (title bought used).

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 04, 2009, 07:06 AM:
 
Hi Gian,very loveley i have an extract from derann and you? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 04, 2009, 08:27 AM:
 
Jeroen,
I have the full version, both MONO and STEREO editions, no longer available at Derann. Really nice. And very happy I found it.
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on June 04, 2009, 11:15 AM:
 
I didnt know Derann issued both Mono and Stereo versions. I have it and it is a fantastic print. I think I have the stereo version but will check when I get home.

Graham S
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 04, 2009, 01:52 PM:
 
The whole feature from the snowman?i still hope someone has this one for me,i buy the extract,because the whole feature was not avaible [Frown]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 04, 2009, 02:22 PM:
 
Jeroen ...

Yep! Derann released "The Snowman" as the full 30 minute featurette. I have it in stereo, but I'd love to re-record with lance Alspaugh, as I'm sure that he would do a far better job of it.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 04, 2009, 05:47 PM:
 
Hello Graham. I confirm Derann issued both mono and stereo versions of THE SNOWMAN. Same artwork; same quality print. Just a little STEREO sticker on the box of this second edition.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 04, 2009, 11:01 PM:
 
Thursday June 4th @ 10:00pm

HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING

Super 8 Optical Sound
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 05, 2009, 01:29 AM:
 
Yesterday's show:
assorted old commercials from the 70s (VW beetle, Coca Cola...) + trailers to 2012, Terminator Salvation, The House of Exorcism (Lucio Fulci)

[ November 06, 2010, 10:00 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 06, 2009, 04:18 PM:
 
I have see the snowman extract and the first reel from Alladin it was great to see. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 06, 2009, 06:57 PM:
 
Saturday, 6th June 2009

Twas time for FANTASIA on super 8.

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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 06, 2009, 09:11 PM:
 
What all commercials do you have in 35MM Jean?

Just curious. I was lucky enough to luck into a few 35MM commercials from the late 60's early 70's. There's a really cute Coca Cola animated one in all of them.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 07, 2009, 02:20 AM:
 
Osi, the list would be to long to type here. The one I just screened is a very pinkish tacky job from the 60s promoting the large "family size" glass bottle. "It can fill up to five large glasses!" It's quite long (90 seconds) with a silly song and comment.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on June 07, 2009, 04:56 PM:
 
Today Antonioni's Professione Reporter. Oke, it was in the cinema where I work and on 35mm, but hey, it's not every day you get the opportunity to screen such a classic. [Big Grin] Strange thing I noticed though, all his films have mono sound, even the later ones like Reporter and Zabriski Point.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 07, 2009, 05:19 PM:
 
7th June 2009, Sunday

Sunday night super 8  - screening with:

- HERCULES (Disney) trailer;
- TITANIC trailer;
- ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST trailer

followed by

- THE MINES OF MORIA (from THE LORD OF THE RINGS);
- PLAYGROUND SKIRMISH (from MATRIX RELOADED);
- SUMMER NIGHTS (from GREASE);
- CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC (from the Village People full feature);
- THE FIFTH ELEMENT (excerpt from this G R E A T sci-fi movie);
- THE BATTLE OF GERMANIA (from GLADIATOR);
- THE BATTLE OF CARTHAGE (from GLADIATOR).

Simply an A M A Z I N G night.

 -
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 08, 2009, 12:58 AM:
 
Sunday matinee, super 8 cartoon shorts for the little one:

- Bumble Boogie (Recent short released by CHC)
- Susie the Little Blue Coupe
- Nutty Movie
- I wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book extract)
- The Aristocats Meet Scat Cat (extract)
- Runaway Brain
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 08, 2009, 05:23 AM:
 
Hey Gian,a question where do you buy that amazing trailers from Disney,like Tarzan,Hercules and the Huncback i like it men! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 08, 2009, 06:03 AM:
 
http://8mmforum.film-tech.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003979# 000005

Take a look at this forum thread, Jeroen. Most of Disney trailers were issued by Derann. Unfortunately some of them are now discontinued. There are often some included in the monthly used films sheet, normally offered at a very good price. Of course another good way to get them is Ebay.

'TARZAN' opening sequence (the feature, as you maybe know, has never been released) is actually available at Derann (check the super 8 DISNEY LIST). It is the one I have posted on YouTube.

I wrote to Gary a week ago to order TOY STORY and A BUG'S LIFE ones. So I'm sure these two are still in stock. But I ignore about all the others included in the list I have linked above.

Hope you are better. Good luck and let me know.
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 08, 2009, 11:35 PM:
 
Monday June 8 @ 8:30pm (20:30) DVD Projection

Godfrey Reggio's Nonverbal art film

" POWAQQATSI "

The 2nd part of his trilogy Qatsi films. Life In Transition.

You can refer to the below link for more information about these great films.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 11, 2009, 11:13 PM:
 
Thursday Night June 11th @ 10:15pm

G.I. BLUES with Elvis Presley & Juliet Prowse

DVD projection
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 12, 2009, 05:51 PM:
 
Last Fridaynight 12 June [Big Grin]

The snowman 600ft(great print,buy this week by Keith Ashfield)

The sound of music(extracts)400ft

Jolly holliday 60ft(Mary Poppins extract)
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 12, 2009, 06:38 PM:
 
Jeroen,
so happy you already received your copy of THE SNOWMAN. Good to know you enjoyed it!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 12, 2009, 06:43 PM:
 
It was great really Gian,don't matter that it is summer and June ah ah ah [Wink]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on June 13, 2009, 05:27 PM:
 
Last night THE TITFIELD THUNDERBOLT was the main feature (Derann print taken from Walton,if I am not wrong,edited to one hour length ,warm colors, but nice nevertheless).Supporting program included several trailers (LOST HORIZON,REAL GLORY,COWBOY AND THE LADY,YANKEE DOODLE DANDY,GILDA and SPELLBOUND),All bad copies culled from several sources and MITT THE PRINCE a nice Snub Pollard-Marvin Lobeck Weiss Bros comedy from 1927.All on super8.
 
Posted by Damien Taylor (Member # 1337) on June 13, 2009, 08:39 PM:
 
Last night was 35 Super-check-condition-o-rama

Reel 3,4 of Devil in Miss Jones II
PLUS Assorted short subjects.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 13, 2009, 09:21 PM:
 
Wasn't Miss Jones a rather naughty film (tee hee hee, giggle)

Oh well, I thought it was funny.

I watched, yet again, "Warlords of Atlantis" (4X400ft)

... and started the show with "Neptunes Nonsense" (Felix the Cat)
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on June 13, 2009, 09:39 PM:
 
The "Summer Nights" song is an extract from Grease,
and a Derann print? [Confused]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 14, 2009, 01:38 AM:
 
Michael, yes, it is available as an extract.

Last night:
- Titanic (1953) cut down from Ken Films
- King Creole, feature, OK print "magenta and white" (ie b&w on fading colour stock, projected with a blue filter)
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on June 14, 2009, 02:33 AM:
 
not so much last night but during the day.

Thought I better run some films its been a while "winter out here" and amazing as it seems and after sitting for a few months frozen the old GS1200 still went [Eek!] [Smile]

my favourite 800ft reel

Fantasia trl
Soundtrack Demo
Pastoral Symphony
Dance Of The Hours
The Sorcerer's Apprentice.....slightly faded but still looks and sounds great.

On 16mm B/H 1680 it needed a run as well

"A Train For Christmas"...26 minutes long, made by The NZ National Film Unit around 1974, a very popular and sought after film out here.
Its available in Super8 from Derann but only as a 200 footer I guess around 9-10 minutes long anyone got a print?

break time [Roll Eyes] then.....

16mm Feature "The Karate Kid" 1984 excellent print rock steady image, great movie.

Graham. [Smile]

Graham.
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on June 14, 2009, 08:44 AM:
 
Watched the 1943 Monogram musical extravaganza SILVER SKATES starring the stunning Belita. (16mm)
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 14, 2009, 09:02 AM:
 
I did that, Jean with a sepia print of "Stagecoach", (1939). It was released as an optical sound feature, but in sepia-tone. The sepia has switched to a brownish red, but a blue filter works wonders, as its a black and white film anyhow.
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on June 14, 2009, 10:58 AM:
 
super8:

Bumble Boogie - CHC
L'Italiana in Algeri - CHC (see review in the proper section)
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on June 14, 2009, 12:53 PM:
 
Graham,

I have the 200' "A Train For Christmas"

Nice to know it is longer and from 1974. I love the print...sharp as a pin and spot-on color!

I'm going to watch it tonight!

Bill
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 14, 2009, 04:39 PM:
 
14th June 2009, Sunday

Sunday night super 8 screening:

- A BUG'S LIFE (trailer);
- TOY STORY (trailer);
- KING KONG - 2005 - (trailer) SCOPE;
- SIGNS (trailer) SCOPE;
- SCHINDLER'S LIST (trailer);
- WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (trailer);
- DUMBO (trailer);
- AN AMERICAN TALE (trailer);
- SAVING PRIVATE RYAN ( F A N T A S T I C trailer)

FOLLOWED BY

- THE EXORCIST (Warner 3*400 digest: thanks Kevin).

 -
 
Posted by Kevin Faulkner (Member # 6) on June 14, 2009, 04:55 PM:
 
Your more than welcome Gian [Smile] Kev.
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on June 14, 2009, 08:43 PM:
 
Thanks Bill
I have been tempted to buy the Super8 version for a while now, reading your comments I think its time to do just that. I will contact Derann very soon an see if its still available.

Graham.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 14, 2009, 11:06 PM:
 
Sunday June 14, 2009

One of the coolest double features I have ever programmed on the big screen:

Bell Science Labs “Hemo The Magnificent.” 16mm Parts 1 & 2 complete @ 8:30

Then after a quick break

Fantastic Voyage – super 8 cinemascope @ 9:50

It is interesting to note that, in the lines of script, both movies mentioned the human body as an invention of a spiritual kind; and also that sea water is part of our ever existence.

My print of Hemo has a few splices and is pink faded on Eastman stock. However for those that are a bit squeamish the pink fade does make it easier to watch. I recall in days of Junior high, some students could not stomach some of these great science films.

All in all, a great Sunday night in the home cinema!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 14, 2009, 11:29 PM:
 
Tonight, it was a classic Horror feature night, brought on by the horror posts ...

The Fog: Derann feature scope
Poltergeist: Kempski print scope

beginning with the scope short ... Goodwill to Men: Derann scope.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 15, 2009, 11:50 AM:
 
Jeroen,
if still interested in Disney's trailers on super 8 take a look here:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Super-8-trailer-Snow-White-trailer-Wonderful-Long_W0QQitemZ300322256629QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_DVD_Film_TV_OtherFormats_GL?hash=item45ec99f6f5&_trksid=p3286.c0.

Great seller (and also member of the community here).
Let me know.

[ June 15, 2009, 01:37 PM: Message edited by: Gian Luca Mario Loncrini ]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 15, 2009, 05:55 PM:
 
Used super 8 new arrivals of the day screening:

- GLOVE TAPS (Blackhawk OUR GANG);
- THE SMALL ONE (Derann).

Jeroen, let me know about the artwork. As you know, my copy has arrived without.

 -
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 15, 2009, 11:34 PM:
 
Monday Night June 15 @ 8:30

Godfrey Reggio's "Nacoyqatsi"

The third installment in the non verbal series.

DVD Projection
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 16, 2009, 01:02 AM:
 
Yesterday all super 8

- Once upon a Time in the West (last reel of the Marketing 3x400ft version)
- Dracula (new trailer from CHC)
- Rio Bravo trailer
- The Naked Spur trailer
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 16, 2009, 03:39 PM:
 
16th June 2009

Back to my favorite cup of tea.

Tonight it was time to re-screen Disney's THE RESCUERS (Italian print on 8 mm). I had many copies, in the past years. I actually own a 4:3 and a very rare letterbox one. The first one is absolutely the best ever. Color is still great. No fade. No pink nor red.

Just some white flakes (probably some dust from the original source, used for both edition), but nothing so serious.

 -

Projector used: Elmo ST 1200 HD m+o
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on June 16, 2009, 05:46 PM:
 
Last night, June 15

Super 8 sound:
A TRAIN FOR CHRISTMAS 200' Beautiful color print!
THE TOWERING INFERNO 3 X 400' Nicely edited!

Bill
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on June 16, 2009, 07:43 PM:
 
Tonight two full 240m reels with Tom & Jerry, color and sound S8 Film Office release, 11 episodes in total. Quality was perfect. To finish off two Popeye cartoons, also on 8mm. A great evening with classic cartoons. As a follow up I will soon screen my 16mm prints of Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor and Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves, nothing beats those [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on June 17, 2009, 02:33 AM:
 
I finally got myself back in the home game, after some public screenings...Tonight was a Sid Smith 2 reel silent called One Spooky Knight and the D.W. Griffith short 1776 or the Hessian Renegades both on regular 8....
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on June 17, 2009, 04:07 AM:
 
On monday and tuesday I screened the Kempski-Scope-Feature
Ben Hur

Hmmm - tried to upload an local picture but get an "illegal picture"-message...
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on June 17, 2009, 01:29 PM:
 
On Sunday I showed THE LAST COMMAND, the complete 12 reel version,on std 8 and retaining very good colors, with a most interesting performance by Arthur Hunnicut as a hick Davy Crockett,perhaps a truer portrayal than Fess Parker's or John Wayne's.Supporting program included FACE OF THE DEAD,a rare "Inner Sanctum" tv episode from 1954,an old Derann print and MICKEY'S TENT SHOW,a Mickey McGuire (Rooney) talkie.Both on std 8.
Got into a western mood so,on Monday I showed GUNMAN FROM BODIE with Buck Jones,Tim McCoy and Raymond Hutton and WATER RUSTLERS with Dorothy Page and Dave O'Brien (who is also in BODIE,a favorite actor of mine).Both on super 8.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on June 19, 2009, 02:26 AM:
 
Yesterday's screening:

- FLASH GORDON (Trailer)
- HIGHLANDER (Trailer)
- SPEED (Trailer)
- TITANIC (Trailer)
- BEN HUR (Scope-Trailer)

THIS IS SCOPE (Derann's Scope Demo)

And as Full Feature:
RETURN OF THE JEDI (Derann, Scope)

Stunning colors, amazing sharpness - not as good as Titanic, but not too far away

Really great evening !

Michael
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on June 21, 2009, 01:03 PM:
 
Lsat night 6/20/09

All super 8 sound:
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY-trailer
WARNER CINEMA/MOVIE THEATRE-intro from Bugs and gang
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE-trailer (1996)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST-trailer (Disney)
PASSENGER NO 1- 200' Origin of steam engines
REBEL WITHOUT CLAWS- 150' Tweety & Sylvester (1961)
YANKEE DOODLE DAFFY- 150' Daffy & Porky (1943)
ROMNEY HYTHE & DYMCHURCH GOLDEN JUBILEE- 200' Minature railroad
A TRAIN FOR CHRISTMAS- 200' New Zealand steam engine

All on a 1200' reel. A successful show for my mom & dad and my aunt & uncle from Texas. My uncle is a train buff and really enjoyed the films. Afterward he asked me..."Where do you get these from? He was really blown away!

This is the most satisfing part of the hobby:sharing it with others!

Bill
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 21, 2009, 01:18 PM:
 
Yesterday's screening
Super 8 scope: Silver Dream Racer (400ft digest)
DVD: Mortadelo y Filemon - the movie
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 21, 2009, 01:20 PM:
 
Gian ...

Do you still have that letterboxed version of "Rescuers." ?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 21, 2009, 01:34 PM:
 
Hi Osi. Yes, I do. In many years I have found just one letterboxed copy of THE RESCUERS. The 4:3 edition (of course I'm referring to Italian prints) is a little easier to find. But color, in this second case, is normally turning brown/red.
Thanks God the 4:3 copy I have in my collection still has excellent color.

The letterboxed edition is a little brownish, even if color is still very good. But, as I already said, just one copy like that found in 30 years!
[Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 21, 2009, 04:48 PM:
 
21st June, 2009
SUNDAY NIGHT SUPER 8 HORROR SCREAMING (ops, SCREENING):

- THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (Ken Film Digest);
- Dario Argento's TENEBRE (Italian print)

 -

Projector used: Elmo GS 1200 (#1)
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 21, 2009, 05:51 PM:
 
Gian what did i say???no horror [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 21, 2009, 06:19 PM:
 
Dear Jeroen,
it could be strange to believe, but I'm not a horror fan at all. I only have a few prints of horrors that are considered 'masterpieces' (at least here in Italy: Argento's ones, for example). Some of them are very rare on 8 mm.

You know so well my first and unique real love are cartoons. Disney's above all, of course. Well, yes, I have some lovers too, I must admit!

But I cannot promise. There could be new horror 'screamings' in future eh eh eh.

CIAO [Razz] !
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 21, 2009, 06:42 PM:
 
So, you have a letterbox "Rescuers"?

Oh yeah? Well, I have a six cup perculator!

Oh, and I watched ...

"The Prince and the Pauper" (Derann Stereo)

Fantasia 2000 (Derann Stereo)

(with "The Sorcerers Apprentice" original Disney print)

Ha, take that Gian!

[Smile] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 21, 2009, 06:54 PM:
 
Osiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!
Good to know. I will soon buy FANTASIA 2000. I still miss it. In the meanwhile I can screen the 1940 edition. Oh... I did not notice if you have mentioned it or not ah ah ah! [Wink]

Nice to know you own those masterpieces in your great collection, Osi. I'd sell my right arm to have Disney's THE BLACK CAULDRON in super 8. Never issued, unfortunately. I would be happy simply with the trailer, even!

Oh... Bernard and Bianca are wishing good night [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] !

Who will rescue me???

CIAO
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 21, 2009, 08:32 PM:
 
Nope, don't have that one. Would love to have the full "Rescuers Down Under" (I picked up reel one a few weeks ago, hey it was ten dollars, how could I pass it up?!)

It makes it hard to put money aside for good ole Tom, (Tom will know what I'm talking about.)

Tommorow, it will be a Laurel and Hardy double feature of features!
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on June 21, 2009, 08:35 PM:
 
Osi,
Which L&H features?
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 21, 2009, 08:42 PM:
 
"Pardon Us" and "Sons of the Desert" (beginning with "Cobweb Hotel", cartoon, B/W version)

the following night ...

"Way Out West" and "March of the Wooden Solders"

and I just decided that the night following that ...

It's a celebration of shorts!

Big Business (w/soundtrack)
Double Whoopee (w/soundtrack)
Brats
Busy Bodies
Towed in the Hole (My All Time favorite)
Dirty Work
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on June 21, 2009, 08:51 PM:
 
Osi,

Sounds good.

I was not aware that Double Whoopee was
released by Blackhawk with a track?

Do you know which year and is it
complete with original titles - in the
same fashion as the other silent titles?
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 21, 2009, 10:55 PM:
 
Micheal ...

My guess is, that "Double Whoopee" was released with a magnetic track, but no sound. I have a Little Rascals Blackhawk that is the same way, mag track, no sound.

I remember that there was a series called "The Lost Films of Laurel and Hardy" They released both a sound and silent with musical soundtrack of "Double whoopee".

Now, on my Super 8 copy, On track one it has the musical silent version that we know and love.

The Balance stripe has the dialogue version that whoever this person was, recorded each snippet of it synchronised with the film, and not the subtitles. From what I've learned, a big fan of Laurel and Hardy, who could actually do the voices of both characters, (as well as the cop), did a sound version of it.

So, it's not perfect, but it is intriguing. I only listen to the silent version with the music. I listened to the dialogue version once, but the only way that would really work, would be to get rid of all the subtitles, and that would be awkward, as well as unnecessary.
 
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on June 22, 2009, 09:31 AM:
 
Last night we watched Derann's abridged version of "The Sound Of Music". Cut to half of its original 174 minute running time, this is one absolutely brilliant edit job.

Doug
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 22, 2009, 12:07 PM:
 
Osi,
you really found THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER, reel # 1 for ten dollars? Jez, I cannot tell you how much I have spent for the whole movie! [Eek!]

I'm actually ready for my daily super 8 screening... What will I choose?
[Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 22, 2009, 03:46 PM:
 
22nd june 2009, Monday

One of my favorite ever.
Just finished to screen ET - The Extra-Terrestrial in super 8. A genuine timeless movie. Very good American print, probably down from a 16 mm source. And still making me cry like a baby, at the end [Big Grin] .

 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X80Gd80X40s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak6njWo2XsA&feature=related

Projector used: Elmo GS 1200 (# 1); Elmo 1,0 lens.
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on June 22, 2009, 07:56 PM:
 
Osi,

The dubbed dialog sound version - was done by
Chuck Mc Cann.

Chuck was one of the founders of the Sons of the Desert
appreciation society that began in 1965.

The founders rooted the founding tent in NYC, and have
a colorful history.

With the sanction by Stan Laurel,
L&H biographer John McCabe started the group.
Co- founders were John Municino, Orson Bean, Al Kilgore,
Alan G. Barbour. All have been great people to be around.

Alan- Film Historian,
Orson - actor,
Al - cartoonist,
especially Rocky and Bullwinkle. In the cartoon he is
Boris Badenov and his wife is Natasha Fatale.
On The NY Sons site, you will notice caricatures
of Stan and Ollie and Chuck - sketched by Al.

Check out Chuck and the Founding Tents web page.
Chuck and Founding Sons of the Desert

Check out Chuck's web site with plenty of puppets, and Chuck's schtick as Ollie.

Chuck's web page
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on June 22, 2009, 08:05 PM:
 
Michael,

Are you a member of the SOD Tent that meets at Old Bethpage Restoration?
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on June 22, 2009, 08:27 PM:
 
Steve,

I was a member of the LI Second Hundred Years Tent
for I guess...
eight or nine years.. maybe it was more.

Sometimes, I brought down the GS 1200,
or mostly the 16mm prints to run.
It's a wonderful auditorium to see The Boys on
the huge screen. The group gets a nice crowd of
about 50 people.
Jazzbo and his Grandson are fun when they
impersonate the boys.

I was sanctioned by Gregg to head the group,
(in keeping with film and not video)
before he moved to Texas. However Monday night is
not great for me. The teaching work load has become
enormous. The group would break-up by 9:30,
I was home by 10p.m. and my batteries were drained
for the remainder of the week.
It was fun, and I miss it.
I was also a regular attendee member of the NY Founding Tent
for 14 years. Great group of people - still in touch with many of them.

-Met nice celebrities that love The Boys,
and many Our Gang Little Rascal kids.
Jerry Tucker - Schatz lives in Copaigue.
We've gone fishing - a great guy.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on June 22, 2009, 08:31 PM:
 
I attended a meeting last Fall (Septemberish???). We watched "Way out West" projected off VHS(!).

If you happened to be there you may remember an adorable little boy that won a cowboy hat, well that was my son.
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on June 22, 2009, 08:46 PM:
 
Ohhhh,

Sorry that I missed the event.
It would have been great to be present.

I'm sure he shined with that western hat.
Good for him.

Hope to meet up with you in the future.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 22, 2009, 10:32 PM:
 
I always did enjoy Orson Bean.

This is strange, why am I watching so many films, when I have to stay up so late at night? Oh well.

You can never have enough of Laurel and hardy! In fact, the sun is now setting, and we are minutes away from day two of Laurel and hardy.

The wife is popping the corn.
The boy is blissfully dreaming of empty reels to "teeth" upon.

... and I shall snuggle with the wife
as we gaze upon images of long ago ...
which still has the ability
even with the passing of time ...
to make us laugh out loud!

"Unacustomed ...
as we are.

finding ourselves
in another fine mess
that we've gotten ourselves into

trying ...
each others patience ...

On the trail of the Lonesome Pine!
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 22, 2009, 11:23 PM:
 
Monday Night June 22 2009 @ 8:30pm

Ron Fricke's

BARAKA

DVD Projection non-verbal film 4th in a series

Special Edition 2 disc set

For the first time ever, Fotokem labs selected Baraka, shot originally in 65mm negative, for 8K digital scan frame by frame. This is the highest resolution conversion ever performed.

Guys, check it out sometime.....this film I have spoke about before. It's truthfully that amazing.....
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 23, 2009, 04:17 AM:
 
Gian,who has release E.T? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 23, 2009, 04:38 AM:
 
Jeroen, I will send you a mail.
[Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 23, 2009, 07:18 AM:
 
23rd June 2009
Tuesday matinee super 8 shorts screening (audio test):

- HEIDI (Heidi nella soffitta);
- OUR GANG (The First Round-Up);
- OUR GANG (Reunion in Rhythm);
- OUR GANG (Three Men in a Tub);
- OUR GANG (Mama's Little Pirate).

 -

Projector used: Silma Alfa 07.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 23, 2009, 05:34 PM:
 
Tuesday night, scope show:
- trailers King Kong (2005), Final Destination III, TMNT 2007
- feature: Tobe Hooper's Lifeforce

[ November 06, 2010, 10:02 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 23, 2009, 06:02 PM:
 
... and the last of our Laurel and Hardy festival!

Now, what to watch, what .. to .. watch?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 23, 2009, 06:12 PM:
 
Osiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
I'm sure you'll find soon some [Big Grin] ! Want me to lend you THE RESCUERS?
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 23, 2009, 06:30 PM:
 
Gian,Heidi animated or live action movie?
[Big Grin] i have the japanese animated series in german
language,but it's no problem i can understand it,
because they are our neightbours [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 23, 2009, 06:51 PM:
 
Hi Jeroen,
I was referring to Bastei-Verlag and Zuiyo Eizo's tv series (German and Japanese co-production: the same you are talking about. Do you have it in super 8?). I only have a 60 mt reel [Frown] ... Not so easy to find Italian prints of the original episodes, here: they are quite rare.

 -
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on June 23, 2009, 10:09 PM:
 
Gian Luca,

Nice pict. from Mamas Little Pirate.
Notice Jerry Tucker Schatz standing behind Spanky?
He has one of those coins at home.
- Nice man, fun to be around.
I had gone fishing with a mutual friend and Jerry.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 23, 2009, 11:07 PM:
 
Hi Gian,i have 5 series in 80meter great prints,you must
try it in German. [Wink]
I'am very happy with it [Wink]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 23, 2009, 11:14 PM:
 
For us, this very night ...

A reel of Betty Boop cartoons ...

Betty in Blunderland (1934)
(Betty cartoons with Baby with everything going backwards, can't remember the title)
and ...
Boop Oop a Doop, (an early lewd lascivious classic, in which the circus ringleader comes in, stroking her leg, and whispering in her ear, "How about a ...?" to which Betty answers, "You mean? and then slaps him, and then sings, "Don't take my Boop Oop a Doop Away". Guess what her "Boop Oop a Doop was?!) (1932)

"Rocketship"

(which was one of many titles for the first feature film, which was culled from the first Flash Gordon serial. Good Ole Ming!)

It appears that I am in a Black and White frame of mine, so I'll select another Black and white goodie for tommorow, along with some original black and white Looney Tunes, which were released on Super 8, but have rarely been seen in they're original B/W elsewhere, (as most were colorized and have rarely been seen in B/W).

Love to screen that letterbox print of Rescuers ... alas, if only we were close in proximity! [Smile] [Wink]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on June 24, 2009, 01:26 AM:
 
Ahhhh Osi your talkin my language with those titles....Have you ever seen that crazy film called Hurray for Betty Boop from 1980?
I have a video of it but...

I finally got back from Vegas so i broke out a new acquisition. The film office french release of the full Ben Turpin 2 reeler Yukon Jake (entitled Le Sherif Cyclone)on 9.5mm and it was in BEAUTIFUL shape.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 24, 2009, 03:33 AM:
 
Michael,
did he??? Always interesting stories, yours. Thanks!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 24, 2009, 07:32 AM:
 
Jeroen,
I did not forget you. About German prints of Heidi: good to know they're good copies. I knew a fist of episodes had been released. My German is so poor, unfortunately. Better to wait. Maybe I'll find some more in Italian in future [Wink] !

Ciao.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on June 24, 2009, 04:23 PM:
 
Ancient history time,tonight,starting with THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Edison,1902),DRUMMER OF THE EIGHTH
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 24, 2009, 04:26 PM:
 
Okay Gian,i hope so really,it's very sentimental for me
i was 6 at that time and i have good feelings from that time. [Smile]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on June 24, 2009, 04:35 PM:
 
(Oops sorry,I pushed the add button by mistake!!)

(Ince 1913) ,HOMER'S ODYSSEY (Itala 1911),UNCLE TOM'S CABIN (1914 feature). All std 8, ran at 18 fps.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 24, 2009, 05:05 PM:
 
Taking a night off, but after that, it's a Three Stooges Celebration ...

... and all of them having Curly.

Which reminds me, I was watching the Shemp short "Creeps" (sporting the ugliest babies on record ... baby Shemp, baby Moe and Baby Larry!) ...

About half-way through the short, shemp is talking to a haunted suit of armor and I did a double take! The voice coming from the armor is none other than Curly!

Though Curly only officially appeared in one short with Shemp, ("What's my Lion", I believe, in which the three stooges run by a sleeping passenger, who has a very familiar "snore". Sure enough, it's Curly. The Three Stooges do a double take and then move on), he continued to do voice work in the shorts, until his death in either 1952 or 54, I forget the actual date.

Actually, scenes with Curly were shot for a number of the Shemp shorts, but due to time restraints, they chose to scrap the footage and, in most cases, only still photographs remain of those segments.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 24, 2009, 11:02 PM:
 
Wednesday June 24th @ 9:50pm

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 1986

DVD PROJECTION

FEATURE, SUPPLEMENTS, 2 TRAILERS ON THE DISC.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 28, 2009, 07:47 AM:
 
Saturday Evening June 27 @ 10:00pm

Super 8 Cinemascope

Complete Feature BRAINSTORM

Bought this 2nd hand from a well known dealer. Should be and is stereo sound, but is very poor quality. Dropouts throughout and inconsistent level changes between reels.

Tried running it tonight in 2 track mono via HD1200. It did sound fairly better, but still had the dropouts which is no surprise. This one needs a rerecording.

Does anyone else have this print? Is the focus soft in most scenes throughout the print? Did Kempski do some of these, or was it just Derann?
 
Posted by Christopher Quinn (Member # 831) on June 28, 2009, 08:38 AM:
 
Chip, does the print switch between flat for reality scenes and scope for the brainscan scenes?
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 28, 2009, 08:52 AM:
 
It should if it's the original film, (Brainstorm). I remember that Lucille Fletcher did an outstanding death scene, (she has a heart attack in the scene). Very realistic.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 28, 2009, 10:42 AM:
 
It's Louise Fletcher.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on June 28, 2009, 10:45 AM:
 
Yes, it does switch between flat and scope images.
 
Posted by Kurt Gardner (Member # 440) on June 28, 2009, 11:37 AM:
 
It's a little blurry (just taken with my phone camera), but I took my show on the road for a "dive-in movie" pool party: barbecue, "King-Size Canary" and "Toy Story." I just took a pair of amplified computer speakers and it was amazing how well they worked with the GS-800, even rendering nice stereo effects during "Toy Story." A lot of fun! Neighbors came out to see what was going on because the gorgeous picture and sound was something to behold.

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 28, 2009, 12:06 PM:
 
Woooooooow,this is nice to see,and a fine experience [Wink]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 28, 2009, 12:33 PM:
 
Your right, Louise it is! [Smile]

I was very impressed with the effects, and while the special effects were impressive, I enjoyed the story itself. I don't know how it is in the home, but I remember in the theaters, that the reality portion of the film had a very flat sound mix, in order to enhance the "Ultra Surround" feel of what you experience when wearing the "head gear"

Would you think of selling your print?
 
Posted by Damien Taylor (Member # 1337) on June 28, 2009, 01:51 PM:
 
Oh, that picture reminds me of some great advice I read a while back. I think it was on the regular FT forums...

Old white backed vinyl movie banners make great outdoor screens. For those that don't work in the industry, I'm sure the local cinema could hold one for you, they usually just get thrown anyway.

But yeah, they are perfect, even have the eyelets ready for hanging.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 28, 2009, 01:56 PM:
 
Absolutely great, Kurt! I'd like to be invited, next time. I don't eat a lot... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on June 28, 2009, 02:20 PM:
 
I do Curt ... bring on the PIZZA

A cartoon triple feature:

MIckey's Trailer
Two Gun Goofy
Clown of the Jungle (I've always been fond of that one! Jack Hannah (the director) took a very Tex Avery-ish approach to the humor)

(all great unfaded color prints, original Disney release)

Tonight, our feature presentation is "ALIEN" scope/stereo Derann.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 28, 2009, 04:02 PM:
 
29th June 2009
Sunday night super 8 screening:

Disney's BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS .

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on June 29, 2009, 04:42 AM:
 
Gian: considering its origins, this isn't a bad print. I really like the ending with all the suits of armor attacking the Germans.
For your info: I'm now into reel #2 (of 5) of fixing the damaged perfs on Profondo Rosso.

Osi: "Clown of the Jungle" is one of my favorite too (I love the bird's song liapapapapapapapapapapapapa-pa-liapapapapapapapapapapapapa-pa!)

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 29, 2009, 05:56 AM:
 
Hello Jean-Marc.
I agree. And it's not so easy to find this title, so I'm quite happy the way it is.
Thanks for updating all works-in-progress on your PROFONDO ROSSO copy.
Let me know. CIAO.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 29, 2009, 06:12 AM:
 
Gian this is a nice movie,i like it! [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 29, 2009, 06:13 AM:
 
Thanks a lot, Jeroen. And a couple of news: FANTASIA 2000 and a GS XENON are coming soon!
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on June 29, 2009, 10:44 AM:
 
Hi Gian,

did you finally got a GS XENON? [Eek!]

Flavio
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on June 29, 2009, 03:23 PM:
 
More great news Gian!great. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 29, 2009, 04:33 PM:
 
Thanks, Jeroen.
I did, Flavio. One name: UGO.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 01, 2009, 01:12 AM:
 
Last night show: Heavy Metal
Fantastic colours but scratched print.

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Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on July 01, 2009, 04:13 PM:
 
Tonight it was Out of the Blue on 16mm, enjoyable screwball.
Out of the Blue(1947) on Imdb
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on July 02, 2009, 10:36 PM:
 
Thursday July 2 @ 9:15pm

REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet play a married couple trying to lead ordinary lives working through their problems.

Pleased to report part of this movie was filmed in the small town of Beacon Falls, Connecticut where I grew up as a young boy. I'll try not to give away to much here.

Early in the film they are driving home from an evening out. At a rest area along the highway, they have a discussion inside and outside of the car. As traffic heads away from them in the background, you can see a dimly lit highway overpass. For this scene and shot, my Grandfather's farmhouse would have been directly behind the camera. You will not see his property as this is a night time scene.

Anyways, it made our family excited when the crew came to town. [Wink]
 
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on July 03, 2009, 10:45 AM:
 
Last night I screened "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (Super 8mm, Scope, Stereo). I had originally planned just to watch a small bit of the feature to answer a question about the print but I got hooked (again!) and enjoyed every minute.

Doug
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 04, 2009, 07:28 AM:
 
It's hard not to watch Raiders til the end once the movie's started!
This is one of the 16mm prints (LPP, scope) that I'm taking with me to Provence next week as we are about to start our summer bash of outdoor screenings.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 04, 2009, 06:44 PM:
 
Tonight it was movie night i have watched the following movies!

- The night before Christmas(tom and Jerry)200ft
- Peter Pan whole feature.3x600ft
- Mickey's Christmas carol.1x600ft
- The dwarfs dilemma(Snow white)200ft

It was great!

And now people i go for 5 days to the hospital for an operation of an Hernia!
Maby see you all next week! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 04, 2009, 07:00 PM:
 
Good selection, Jeroen.
Take care. Everything will be all right.
We all wait for good news and for you to come back soon.
Ciao.

GIAN LUCA
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 04, 2009, 07:10 PM:
 
I miss you all!but i know everything will be okay [Wink]
Greets Jeroen.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 05, 2009, 04:14 PM:
 
5th July, 2009
Sunday night super 8 screening:

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (Italian edition and print)

Do you know if a good print in SCOPE of this classic of classics I'm in love with has ever been issued in 8 mm? All info will be appreciated. The copy I have is not one of the best. A real pity.

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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 05, 2009, 08:14 PM:
 
Tonight, it will be "Die Hard"

To begin with ... CARTOONS

The best of Van Buren ...

Neptunes Nonsense (Felix the Cat)
Toonerville Trolley
Bold King Cole (Felix the Cat)

and of course ... the classic

Sunshine Makers!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on July 05, 2009, 11:37 PM:
 
OK. Been really busy lately so today I was able to break out and was a movie watching machine (Reg 8 - Super 8 - 9.5) the almost 4 hour list was as follows:

1 - Young Hannah Queen of the Vampires (1973) Super 8 4x400 Niles print on fading eastman (dull color but everything is still there)

2 - Moving Picture Boys in the Great War (1975) narrated by Lowell Thomas 51 min Blackhawk sound Super 8 print (sort of sepia color)docu on war features clips from Civilization, Heart of Humanity, and more.

3 - Noise of Bombs (1914) 1 x 200 Entertainment films silent Reg 8

4 - Fatty and Minnie He-Haw (1914) 1 x 400 Blackhawk silent Reg 8 2 reeler of Keystone comedy

5 - House with Closed Shutters (1910) 1 x 200 Blackhawk silent reg 8 early Griffith Biograph with Henry B. Walthall

6 - Out of the Inkwell-Surprise(1923) 1 x 200 Blackhawk (I think) live action/cartoon silent w/ music track Reg 8.....Does anyone know who the live action actress in this short is?

7 - The Vagabond Queen(1929)3 x 300 Pathescope silent 9.5mm featuring the lovely and amusing Betty Balfour in a prisoner of Zenda-esque comedy.

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Posted by Damien Taylor (Member # 1337) on July 06, 2009, 03:00 AM:
 
Did a few new trailers last night:
Billy Madison [slight water damage [Frown] ]
Parenthood
Ernest Goes To Jail

Also managed to get half way through a mystery reel before the homebrew red LED conversion in my 1040 fell out of alignment. To add insult, the mystery reel had a silver track anyway. [Frown]

Switched to S8 watched that film with the idiot putting on a film incorrectly "Project the Right Image" I believe.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 06, 2009, 07:23 AM:
 
6th July 2009, Monday

Super 8 test screening matinee with 1976 tv classic THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON (Techno Film digests).
Films are a little warm, but still in very good shape.

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Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on July 06, 2009, 08:55 AM:
 
Gian..your Family Robinson looks good to me.

I believe with a simple filter in front of your projector it will help much the pictures to get a bit blue.

Just do a simple trial on your photoshop to do that and see what the result will be.

regards,
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 06, 2009, 09:11 AM:
 
However, there's some nice blues in the mother's dress. Great screenshots Gian. Is it kodak SP on that print? I notice that the plant life might be slightly off green, if that's what you were talking about. besides that, it looks vintage to me.

That brings up a good point about film and color. I have a print of "A Star is Born" (the 1930's version, the best in MY opinion, but some favor the Judy garland version), and there are shots in the film where the faces are more pinkish then they should be, and the backgrounds aren't very colorful, but her flower corsage has brilliant color. I wonder if, in some cases, these prints are suspect at best when brand new.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 06, 2009, 10:02 AM:
 
Winbert, thanks a lot for your suggestion.
And yes, Osi, Kodak SP on the prints.

About your copy of A STAR IS BORN: very interesting. I have some movies, in my collection, with the same 'problem'.

Big piece of news: DERANN's FOR THE BIRDS, MASTER AND COMMANDER and THE FOX AND THE HOUND have been finally delivered today. What a long waiting! Tonight I will screen MASTER AND COMMANDER: shots will be posted, of course. I cannot wait.

No news about TITANIC: it should be here soon. I hope, at least. CIAO!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 06, 2009, 02:28 PM:
 
Gian ...

The fade certainly isn't too bad on that "Swiss" print. I prefer a slight SP fade to a Eastman fade any day. A light browning doesn't hurt a projection too much, but boy! You certainly notice a Eastman fade right away!

Now, that James Dean print hasn't aged as well sadly, but it's certainly a rarer print, to be sure.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 06, 2009, 05:42 PM:
 
6th July 2009, Monday -

Osi, of course Kodak SP is better than a Eastman. No dubt at all! About REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE well, I really would like to find a better print.

And tonight, after a very long waiting...

Pixar FOR THE BIRDS. So funny!

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Projector used: Elmo GS 1200 # 2; Sankor 16C scope lens on Elmo 1,0.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on July 06, 2009, 11:21 PM:
 
Monday night July 6 @ 8:15pm

Akira Kuwasawas "Dreams" dvd projection
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 07, 2009, 08:52 AM:
 
AAAAH! Akira! A fascinating film-maker.

I have "RAN" (Akira's take on "King Lear")
and "Kagemusha" (The Double)

Good choice, Chip!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on July 08, 2009, 01:20 AM:
 
I figured after my marathon on Sunday there was only one place left to go --- 16mm (aaaah If only I had the set up Jean-Marc has there'd be plenty more places to go)
but I broke out the highly elaborate (NOT! [Eek!] ) 16mm screening set up at my condo..

In the top half of the first picture you see the Screen set up (It is 6 feet wide) and the speaker is peaking out next to the arm of the couch. The bottom half shows the projection booth (which is the kitchen). I put the projector on counter and the reels fit up under the exhaust hood - which has a little light, handy for changeovers) On the dining room table you can see remnants of my obsession in the rewind arm, piled reels- I use an elmo 16-CL and a 38mm lens to fill the screen. Tonight I was watching an IB tech print of Pearl of South Pacific (1955) prior to listing it for sale on ebay.... The light coming through the window is because I got home early tonight and it was still light out when I watched it.

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Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on July 08, 2009, 01:54 AM:
 
Last night 16mm test screening:
- Tom & Jerry: Holliwood Bowl, wonderful LPP print (thanks Stuart)
- Tom & Jerry: Johann Mouse, excellent technicolor print but with lot of splices in the first minute or so, some seconds missing here and there and end title missing.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 08, 2009, 09:14 AM:
 
Thats very interesting Dino.

I sold a NIles Super 8 print of that film and while it didn't have absolutely perfect color, (the daytime scenes were kind of washed out and faded looking, but the nighttime scenes seemed to have all they're color, don't figure), but boy, I.B. Tech certainly does make a marked difference!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 11, 2009, 12:06 PM:
 
Our outdoor screenings a la fresca in Provence have resumed yesterday night with "Tentacles" on 16mm. Superb print of a very bad film...

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 12, 2009, 10:23 AM:
 
"Murder by Decree" was projected yesterday night.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 12, 2009, 06:02 PM:
 
12th July 2009
Sunday night super 8 screening:

Disney's FANTASIA 2000.

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Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on July 14, 2009, 01:35 AM:
 
OK I'm not sure if this sounds like I have a problem but I spent fri/sat/sun in SF at the SF Silent Film Festivalwatching films from 10am until 11pm and to rest up I took the day off of work (since our flight home got delayed). I woke up and watched The Shadow Strikes (1937) Niles Super 8 print
then I watched a 16mm print in the living room of Rocketship X-M (1950)
then it was time for some shorts

Stepping on the Gas (1926?) A fairly rare comedy/action 2 reeler on reg 8

Tale of two Cities (1911)Vitagraph short verson of the Dickens classic (This is the 2 reel blackhawk release on Reg 8)

and finally one that I am not sure I have the correct title for, but it is a rare 9.5 short from the Romance of History no. 9 The Story of Nell Gwynne

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Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on July 14, 2009, 03:20 PM:
 
Dino
The silent std shorts you showed are the ones you got from Tom Stathes, I know because I got many of the others! But you beat me on STEPPING ON THE GAS, indeed a rare one. Please give me some facts. Is it a Milburn Morante comedy ? Tom mentions a similar name but mentions it obviously wrong.Does the film have any credits? If yes,can you list them along with the plot,your opinion and perhaps a photo or two? I'd appeciate it. And yes,the 9,5 mm film
is A Story of Nell Gwynne.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 14, 2009, 04:04 PM:
 
beautiful Gian,i like it! [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 14, 2009, 05:36 PM:
 
Thanks a lot, Jeroen, and welcome back one more time! [Wink]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 14, 2009, 08:26 PM:
 
Love that last shot, Gian. Beautiful.

Vampyr (1931) great surreal film.

and ...

Couldn't resist watching "The Fog" feature, in scope again. That film was a truly great print from Derann. Colors are VERY true to the original film!

Lovely!
 
Posted by Brian Hendel (Member # 61) on July 14, 2009, 09:38 PM:
 
Watched the Walton feature REVENGE with Joan Collins. It arrived a few days ago from Classic Home Cinema... Absolutely gorgeous, mint print in the original boxes. I had never seen the film before and it's always a thrill seeing something on super 8 for the first time. It's an interesting British thriller with some plot twists. The slight editing by Walton was flawless...can't tell where they made the cuts so I just ordered the DVD to see what's missing. It's amazing how rich the colors still are on a number of my Walton features - I wish Derann used the same stock back in the 70's...
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 15, 2009, 04:27 PM:
 
15th July 2009, Wednesday

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Carpenter's HALLOWEEN (thanks once more, Kevin).

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 16, 2009, 02:47 PM:
 
Yesterday night, a la fresca with "The Mask" (I'll try to post pics later as I forgot my USB cord).

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on July 16, 2009, 10:54 PM:
 
Thursday Evening July 16 @ 9:10pm

CYRANO DEBERGERAC from 1950

Plus the short digest SHAFT with Richard Roundtree from 1970's

Everything super 8 sound
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on July 18, 2009, 03:10 PM:
 
since we get our 3. child (little daughter 10 months old) is it very difficult for me to watch Film but today I had a little bit time for Super 8.
Few weeks ago I bought two martial arts films (each 2x400) and Superman (3x400 and the 1x400 version). After watching this I thought how bad is Super 8 compared to 35mm.
But few minutes ago I screened a trailer reel: King kong (Volkswagen commercial), License to kill, Batman (1989), License to kill (different one), and it was great how good can be Super 8 (With a Elmo GS1200 1.0 lens).
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on July 18, 2009, 04:28 PM:
 
Hi Jean-Marc, I'm curious to see pictures of your setup. Are you showing the movies in the garden of your summer residence? Or is it a neigbourhood show, or some kind of open air festival? Do you have portable 16mm shows as well?
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 18, 2009, 06:10 PM:
 
Saturdaynight 2 trailers of Disney's Snow White 1x50ft
Lady and the tramp 4x600ft
The snowman 1x600ft

It was nice and played on my Agfa sonector LS [Big Grin]

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Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on July 19, 2009, 02:08 AM:
 
Tonight I was back to 16mm (after going to the theatre to see Bruno)and I watched an IB Tech print of Tennessee's Partner with my wife. She liked it but was sad when........OK I won't give it away - I then spooled up Nosferatu on Super 8 but had to stop before actually watching it since I looked at the time (It was a little late to start another film)

Panayotis, sure I am actually tinkering with an 8mm projector that I want to get up n running soon, so I'll watch it on that one (I'm hoping to get a brighter picture than on my Elmo AP-8) and take some pics, and then write up a mini review. The good thing is Stepping on the Gas has LOTS of name credits throughout. As for Nell Gwynne does anyone know the Pathescope number?

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 19, 2009, 07:20 AM:
 
Peter, if you read further up, you'll see that we screen both.

Last weekend, we helped organizing a 1960s revival fair. We took over one of the town's garages and set up a makeshift screen made out of a wooden frame and a white linen sheet. We projected soundies all day with an Eiki EX2000 xenon. The projector and my daughter who was dancing around to the beat of the silly songs were the stars of the show.

I'm staying at the summer house of a friend and I'm taking care of his cine gear. I'm also building a small home theatre in one of his cellars. We have one of the exterior walls painted white and it's the exact ratio for cinemascope (about 35ft wide).

I'm taking pics but forgot my USB cord so I won't be able to post them until august.

Last night, "Cabaret". Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome...

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Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on July 19, 2009, 08:26 AM:
 
Thanks Dino.

On Friday night I showed TOWN ON TRIAL,a nice British mystery with John Mills,a complete std 8 (Derann?) print,supplemented by PROMICES TO KEEP (a promo for THE YAKUZA),DR JEKYL AND MR HYDE,a curious early talkie excerpt looking as if filmed from the stage,with Sheldon Lewis,who had also starred in a silent feature version in the early twenties.Plus,the very first WB cartoon,no titles but known as BOSCO THE TALK-INK KID,Rudolph Ising draws Bosco who dances,talks and sings in perfect early- talking-cartoon synchronisation ! All shorts on super 8.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 19, 2009, 05:06 PM:
 
19th July 2009
Sunday night super 8 screening:

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Disney's THE FOX AND THE HOUND.

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Projector used: Elmo GS 1200 #1 - Elmo 1,1
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 19, 2009, 05:14 PM:
 
Gian,

Once again, great screen captures. If I were you, I wo0uld keep all of these screen captures for the future when you sell these (if you do) ...

... to a lucky slob named OSI!

Tonight, It was a Tom and Jerry Extravaganza!

3X400ft reels of flat Tom & Jerry cartoons, then ...
2X400ft of the scope Tom and Jerry cartoons!

including one of the rarest Tom and Jerry's on Super 8, and the very last Tom &Jerry released to theaters, "Purr Chance to Dream" 1967 one of the Chuck Jones Tom and Jerry's and directed by Ben Washam!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 19, 2009, 05:37 PM:
 
Osi,

thanks a lot. Always very kind. Hope all is right with you.
I normally don't keep any copy of these shots, but I like to post them here. It's a sort of diary; a sort of 'ship journal', you know? I know I could always find them here.

I will give you a call when I'm sick of all my prints, don't worry. Any preference?
I actually cannot wait to have good news about Leone's ONCE UPON IN THE WEST. There are hundreds of movies I'm in love with. But this is one of my favorite ever. Really.

Good to know about your Tom and Jerry night. What are you waiting for to post some shots? I think it's funny.
Take care.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 19, 2009, 06:07 PM:
 
Gian Gian Gian,what a superprint,i like it,how do you make these beautiful pictures?you can stop the projector?my new projector can do that also in future,and if i know how i can add
screenshots here,then i'am in the club! [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 19, 2009, 06:12 PM:
 
Jeroen Jeroen Jeroen,

you already are a member of the CLUB! How are you? Hope all is right with your leg.

Thanks for your post.
I just take the pictures while screening, no stop.

It's easy to post them here. I will write soon a mail to explain how to do it, ok? Take care my friend.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 19, 2009, 06:25 PM:
 
Everyday it goes better,but there are days it goes bad,Saturday evening i have watch my first movie after the operation,my good friend Richard has help me with the projector he goes to the radio and i have my movies,and i was so happy and i get stronger and stronger [Big Grin]
I wait for your mail.

Greets Jeroen. [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 19, 2009, 06:50 PM:
 
So tell us: what film did you screen last night?
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 19, 2009, 07:41 PM:
 
Gian,

As you read in the other post, it is possible to get a full length scope print of it, but it will truly cost you an arm and a leg!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 20, 2009, 01:48 AM:
 
I will fix it. And anyway I have two legs and arms. No problem at all eh eh eh [Wink] !
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 20, 2009, 03:46 AM:
 
Gian,look 10 posts back [Wink]
 
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on July 20, 2009, 06:59 AM:
 
..........a special 'men only' show including some old amateur strip footage-as old as 1910's!-& the highlight was 'Emmanuelle' [Wink]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 20, 2009, 12:05 PM:
 
Yesterday's show was "Goliath vs the Barbarians". Great scope print of this incredibly silly Steve Reeves vehicle, with special appearance by Bruce Cabot (aka J. Driscoll in the original Kong)

[ November 06, 2010, 10:06 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 20, 2009, 03:46 PM:
 
Jean-Marc, how are you?
Hope all is fine there. A question about your 35mm print of LES FRISSONS DE L'ANGOISSE: stock used? I always forget to ask you. CIAO!
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on July 20, 2009, 04:10 PM:
 
Hi Jean-Marc,
I see you have often 35mm screenings, are you interested in the feature:
Gorky Park (Lee Marvin), this is a french dubbed 35mm print? (75 Euro + shipping).
(sorry this is off topic but I can´t find your email address)
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 21, 2009, 05:45 AM:
 
Gian Luca: The print is in Paris, I'll let you know when I get back in august. It's warming so I'd guess it's Eastman.

Oemer: Thanks but no thanks. A friend already owns this title and we try not to collect the same films to swap the prints around.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 21, 2009, 06:23 AM:
 
Hello Jean-Marc. I hope you will anyway be in a position to fix it. Owning a 35mm copy of that film has always been a dream. And, please, don't forget to send me:

1 - Premiere screening invitation [Eek!] ;
2 - Preview shots (when and if available) [Big Grin] .

Ciao.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 21, 2009, 09:00 AM:
 
That "Gorky Park" is a film that I would LOVE to find an un-faded copy of on Super 8. I purchased an optical Super 8 print of that and while the sharpness of the image is truly stunning, it was on the worst of the WORST Eastman stock and it was already pinking, which is saying a lot as the film came out in 1983!
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on July 21, 2009, 09:30 AM:
 
Monday Evening July 20 @ 9:15

FLY ME TO THE MOON

Version 2D

DVD Projection Computer Animated cute story about 3 flies hitch a ride on the first moon walk mission.

We laughed at this film, and we laughed just as hard when we realized it was also the 40th anniversary of the same mission!
 
Posted by Terry Lagler (Member # 1110) on July 21, 2009, 11:14 PM:
 
Well actually it was Saturday Night but we had our second annual outdoor Super 8 Theatre with family and friends.
used the Elmo Sound Hi Vision SC 18 and projected:
Goofy in "Billposters" plus "Goofy and Wilbur" - Peter Pan Meets Captain Hook - Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (Universal 8 400') - Raiders of The Lost Ark (Marketing 400' with still beautiful color)
This was the official website
Cheers
Terry
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 22, 2009, 03:12 AM:
 
Wauw loveley Terry,why we don't have this in the Netherlands! [Frown]
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on July 22, 2009, 10:25 AM:
 
quote:
Well actually it was Saturday Night but we had our second annual outdoor Super 8 Theatre with family and friends.
Terry, was that in Toronto (or GTA)? If so, please let me know via private to winbert @ hotmail (dot) com if you have similar programs next time. I may join and bring my kids and some foods (not films, don't have yet)

cheers,
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on July 22, 2009, 10:29 AM:
 
quote:
Well actually it was Saturday Night but we had our second annual outdoor Super 8 Theatre with family and friends.
Terry, was that in Toronto (or GTA)? If so, please let me know via private to winbert @ hotmail (dot) com if you have similar programs next time. I may join and bring my kids and some foods (not films, don't have yet)

cheers,
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 22, 2009, 10:40 AM:
 
TERRY!

That website was absolutely splendid!
 
Posted by Terry Lagler (Member # 1110) on July 23, 2009, 10:07 AM:
 
Winbert, sent you a PM

Osi, Thanks, gotta create excitement!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 23, 2009, 10:25 AM:
 
Great great great, Terry!
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on July 23, 2009, 10:57 AM:
 
Hi,watched the Pixar shorts One Man Band,For the Birds,Gone Nutty and Boundin' followed by Roller Coaster Rabbit...Mark.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 23, 2009, 12:06 PM:
 
Hi Mark,did you watch it on one spool,or did you change the spools!it are shorts so it is more work! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 23, 2009, 01:14 PM:
 
Yesterday show a la fresca: "Kiss meets the Phantom of the Park". Bad and silly, but I still have a soft spot for the band and the film shows good views of Magic Mountain.

[ November 06, 2010, 10:07 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on July 23, 2009, 02:04 PM:
 
Hi Jeroen,I watched them one at a time,i've only just got them back again after selling them a year ago,I've re-recorded the sound on all of them and they look and sound superb!! Mark.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 23, 2009, 03:10 PM:
 
Okay,thanks nice to hear that you re-record the sound! [Wink]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on July 24, 2009, 02:19 AM:
 
Jean-Marc - Really? Kiss meets the phantom of the Park? where do you get all of these amazing prints? I am so jealous. Just don't tell me if you have attack of the 50ft woman on 35......

I watched the Movie Milestones vol 1 (Walton films) short on reg 8 tonight.... thanks Jean-Christophe....I wish there was more of the Miracle Man w/ Lon Chaney.
Does anyone know if the blackhawk or walton version of this short is better quality? The walton one look pretty good

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 24, 2009, 02:26 AM:
 
Great shots, Dino.
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on July 24, 2009, 05:08 PM:
 
Last nights showing Sylvester Stallone in Rocky, 16mm feature...Mark
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 24, 2009, 06:43 PM:
 
Hey! When we get up to the 666'th post on this subject, someday state that they are watching some sort of Horror film!

Horror film ... 666 ... get it?

Well, I think its a cool idea!

HEY!! Anybody have one of the Omen films? PERFECT!!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 24, 2009, 07:00 PM:
 
It won't take so long to get to 666. Uhm... [Eek!]
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on July 24, 2009, 11:29 PM:
 
Mark,

A 16mm of Rocky.

Very nice. I find that is a tough one to locate.

Describe the stock of yours please?
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on July 25, 2009, 02:24 AM:
 
Tonight my wife and I watched a warner brothers programmer on 16mm called Wings of the Navy (1939)it was a decent little patriotic melodrama, with enough old school innocent humor to keep it from getting too heavy... Tomorrow night i'll be projecting some silent films under the stars in Echo Park as part of the Edendale 100 years celebration..Should be fun..

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Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on July 25, 2009, 02:29 AM:
 
Last nights showing was Breaker Morant starring Edward Woodward on 16mm.Hi Michael the Rocky feature is Eastman And Agfa film stock,Mark.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 25, 2009, 06:58 AM:
 
Dino: no I don't have Attack of the 5Oft Woman. But I'm still amazed at the titles I'm being offered for trade or sell on a daily basis.

Last night show: "The Grass is Greener", great scope Technicolor print.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on July 25, 2009, 02:56 PM:
 
Prompted by Dino's showing last week,yesterday I dug out another Benedict Bogeaus/Alan Dwann color western of the fifties,SILVER LODE,with,again, John Payne,Lisabeth Scott and Dan Duryea.A most interesting title.On the same program,TEXAS TOM and the Ben Turpin classic YUCON JAKE.
Today,just finished TARZAN'S REVENGE,with Glenn Morris,along with NATURE IN THE WRONG,A funny, bizzare comedy where Charley Chase finds out he is a descendant of Tarzan!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on July 26, 2009, 01:49 AM:
 
Oh Panayotis I love those Dwann westerns, and Yukon Jake is one of my favorites. For years I only had one reel of it on 16mm, but recently got a beautiful full 2 reel copy on 9.5mm.

Tonight was a special outdoor screening at the Echo Park Lake. It was done by the Echo Park Film Center in conjunction with the Echo Park Historical Society to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Edendale (which is what the area of Echo Park was called back in the silent film days). We screened (all on 16mm) films that were made in the area, and there were around 150-200 folks there to watch .. Some Keystone comedies with Mabel and Charlie Making a Living (1914), Mabel's Married Life (1914), Barney Oldfield's Race for Life (1913), but then came a highlight the Mabel Normand/Keystone Kops film A Muddy Romance (1913). This one was shot right at the lake where we were, and everyone got a kick out of seeing it get drained. Afterwards we all shuddered at the thought of what they might find if they drained it today. Next came an ultra rare Harold Lloyd Lonesome Luke short called The Cinema Director(1916) which features Luke as the box office/ticket taker/usher and security guy at a local theatre. The whole time Snub Pollard plays the irresponsible projectionist, and Bebe Daniels as the girl of Luke's desire. We finished the evening off with the Tom Mix film The Law and the Outlaw[1913/1922] from Selig Polyscope company who were the first to set up shop in Edendale. This was the 3 reel version from 1922. It was a very fun night and we had live musical accompaniment from local musicians. 6 movies/ 6 different bands...It was a blast and hopefully i'll get a few pictures to post as I was too busy running the projection.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on July 26, 2009, 01:32 PM:
 
For diehard completitionists,it is possible to make more complete copies of several silent comedies,if you have the chance.My std 8 copy of YUCON JAKE is composed mainly from the Blackhawk version with additions from the Film Office one.Pictorial quality of both is equally exellent,but,Blackhawk is edited differently and wrongly with scenes out of order.So I sat down,several years ago,and put "my" copy in the proper order. Also,bearing in mind (and feeling ashamed to admit) that "Blackhawk copies weren't always the best or most complete",although of course most of the time they were,I found out on several Chaplin comedies that Walton's and FO's copies were always exellent and although edited to a uniform length and therefore missing a few minutes,often include scenes not in Bhawk.THE COUNT and A NIGHT OUT are two that come to my mind.
Bhawk's ONE A.M. is only one and a half reels long,and rather contrasty.So,if one has the patience and can track down copies,here's work for you....
And since I am in the mood,and if you didn't know,the one reelers THE CAMERA KID and THE HOLLYWOOD KID are reels one and two of THE HOLLYWOOD KID. JOYRIDERS and LOVE IN A POLICE STATION,edited properly, form about a 14 minute version of LOVE IN A POLICE STATION, which I don't know if it has been released complete by Bhawk. This one is a curiosity as each copy includes in several occasions half of a scene (!),the rest of which is included in the other copy (!!),and they both manage to tell the story !!!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 26, 2009, 02:22 PM:
 
In honor of post number 666 on this series of posts, we will be screening, yet again, (can we ever watch it enough?) ...

Vampyr standard 8mm feature!

Alien (scope/stereo, Derann) feature!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 26, 2009, 05:08 PM:
 
26th June 2009, Sunday

Sunday night super 8 screening (shorts, trailers and excerpts).

THE PROGRAMME in CINEMASCOPE

- THE ROBE (trailer);
- THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (trailer)
- REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (trailer)
- A FISTFULL OF DOLLARS (trailer)
- SIGNS (trailer)
- KING KONG (trailer)
- SUMMER NIGHTS (excerpt from GREASE);
- THE BATTLE OF GERMANIA (excerpt from GLADIATOR);
- THE REVELATION (excerpt from STAR WARS episode III - THE REVENGE OF THE SITH).

To complete the show:

- Disney's DINOSAUR promo;
- Hitchcock's PSYCHO promo.

Some shots as usual:

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Projector used: Elmo GS 1200 #2;
Elmo 1,1;
Sankor 16F Anamorphic Lens.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 26, 2009, 05:17 PM:
 
Beautiful pics,i think you have enjoy it!or not?
Maby next week i can post mine,i only have Disney's
other movies i don't have. [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 26, 2009, 05:25 PM:
 
Thanks a lot, my dear friend. I had some trubles to upload them, tonight. Maybe the computer needs to go on holidays. We wait for your shots, Jeroen!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 26, 2009, 06:27 PM:
 
Next week the mermaid or Cinderella,
or both!
and then i make good pics [Wink]

You know what i mean!

sleep well!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on July 26, 2009, 11:54 PM:
 
I think my theme for tonight turned out to be 16, faded and dupey, hehe

First was a buddy cop feature called BUSTING (1974) with Elliot Gould and Robert Blake as vice cops out to bust the city kingpin. Original print but on Eastman that is turning.

Next was a romantic early sound drama THE LADY REFUSES (1931) where Betty Compson plays a down on her luck lady with a good heart. A fairly obscure film unfortunately the print was a bad Thunderbird dupe from a C&C Movietime print so there must be better prints out there.

Last was the worst quality, and odd Killiam short with clips from silent films and his "Hey there's Mary...what's She up to?" type voice over....It had some clips from obscure films like The Christian (1914) the first Vitagraph feature (I've included a picture of Earle Williams from it)and others.

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on July 27, 2009, 05:12 AM:
 
last Saturdayevening,i have watched-------->
The super nanny,Mary Poppins 200ft.
Peter Pan 3x600ft.
Once upon a dream 200ft

All in super8 and in great condition. [Big Grin]

[ July 31, 2009, 08:53 AM: Message edited by: Jeroen van Ooijen ]
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on July 27, 2009, 06:21 PM:
 
Tonight it was Billy Wilder's Sabrina on 16mm. Audrey and Bogart, can't go wrong, and a nice print too.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 28, 2009, 05:04 AM:
 
The indoor cinema I'm building here in Provence is now operational, although not quite finished. It now sits 6 and we still have 12 extra seats to install. Pics of work in progress next week.

We had an inaugural screening yesterday with my superb LPP scope 16mm print of "The Empire Strikes Back".
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on July 28, 2009, 09:06 PM:
 
Tonight we watched "Tarantula" (Castle Films 200ft),followed by "Monsters we have Loved", a Hollywood and the Stars 2 reeler narrated by Joseph Cotton with lots of clips from the old horror films. After this we watched "The Elizabethan Express" a great old British Transport Film from Walton on 1X400ft reel. We concluded the show with Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lady Vanishes". This was another Walton Films release on 4X400ft reels and was absolutely wonderful. It looks so much better on film than the DVD release. All were Super 8 sound and were recent Ebay acquisitions in excellent condition apart from one or two scratches on "Monsters we have Loved", but as I love these old monster films I didn't care. We projected the films with a Yelco ES 720 projector which we also bought recently on Ebay and is a really lovely machine, whisper quiet with a rock steady image. I honestly do not know how I would get such great films and equipment if it wasn't for Ebay. I have recently acquired a lot more features on Super 8 and 16mm so as it starts to get dark earlier we will have some more shows. It certainly makes a change from the rubbish on television.

Paul.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 28, 2009, 10:29 PM:
 
Hey Gian!

Neat name for that "Revenge of the Sith" excerpt! "The Revelation" ... nice touch.

Now that it's getting darker JUST a little quicker, were planning on some slightly earlier watches, (as it's kind of hard to stay up late with a year ole baby!)

.... so we just watched the German/marketing STAR WARS digest. We haven't re-recorded it yet, but we know all the dialogue by heart, so no big rush! Great color and sharpness to that. Slight KODAK SP browning, but almost un-noticeable.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 29, 2009, 05:29 PM:
 
Cannot wait to post shots from the new arrivals, Osi! [Razz]
That title was the proper one, in my opinion. Thanks.
Take care.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on July 30, 2009, 10:55 PM:
 
Thursday July 30, 2009 @ 9:15pm

A night for vintage footage, all on Super 8!

Disney Extract “Dalmatians Escape”
Disney Short “Main Street Electrical Parade”
+ five trailers followed by the feature “God’s Little Acre”

This was a very fun evening and EVERYTHING ran through the machines flawlessly despite the age of the prints, some of which showing signs of warmth & fade.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on July 31, 2009, 04:26 PM:
 
Tonight part 2 of my super8 scope party. Yesterday a bunch of trailers and a couple of Tom & Jerry Cineavision scope cartoons, and tonight it was the Ben Hur two-reeler, a bit reddish but I don't mind. Looked marvellous.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 31, 2009, 05:39 PM:
 
WAs Ben Hur released as a two reeler cinevision? I thought it was only a 1X400ft or a 3X400ft?
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on July 31, 2009, 09:10 PM:
 
Hi Osi,
1X400ft is a two reeler, 4X400ft is 8 reels.

Paul.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 31, 2009, 09:54 PM:
 
Huh?
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on August 01, 2009, 12:14 AM:
 
Osi

I don't know if this is what Paul means, but if you do the math.....he's actually right.

Speaking in terms of 200 foot sections.

And that works too because this movie in theaters was 70MM.

I have the feature of Ben Hur in super 8 scope. And there are cue marks throughout even when there is not a reel change within my print or between my machines.

Yep, it sounds confusing, but it makes sense if you can understand the logic.

CG
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on August 01, 2009, 02:50 AM:
 
Last night's showing was Star Wars 800ft and Empire Strikes Back 800ft on super 8 followed by a 16mm feature of Condorman...Mark.
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on August 01, 2009, 04:01 AM:
 
Yesterday was our Super 8 collector meeting, the meeting was opened with
A Trailer + commercials reel:
Escape from New York
Blade Runner
Mad Max
After that was a little break for a snake (potato salad and wiener sausage).
After that we watched more Trailer and commercials:
Revenge of the Creature, return of the creature, some old Frankenstein Trailer, some from the 80´s like Nightmare on elm street 4 etc.), 3 walton reels of Benny Hill
1x 400 version of Easterparade and more Trailers Batman (1966 Adam West), Independence Day, Evita, Superman 3. And more commercials and Trailer, War of the Worlds, This island earth, Horror of Dracula and more.
All was screened with my Elmo GS1200 1.0 lens.
Here are some pics, unfortunately no screenshots.

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Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on August 01, 2009, 09:07 AM:
 
Hi Osi,
concerning one reelers and two reelers, cartoons being one reelers are on 1X200ft reel. However the Laurel and Hardy two reel shorts are mounted on 1X400 reel.
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This page from the Walton Films catalogue (1972) explains it all.

Paul.
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on August 01, 2009, 12:58 PM:
 
One-reelers, two-reelers, etc - all of this relates to 35mm originally. A "reel" of 35mm film runs 10mins.
A "two-reeler" on 8mm would be 400ft; on 16mm would be 800ft; on 35mm would be 2000ft.

At least, this has always been my understanding of the terms.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on August 01, 2009, 02:48 PM:
 
Oemer-

That looks like a very nice gathering! Thanks for the pictures.

I would love to see more gatherings of collectors around in the U.S., but its usually geographically and time challenging. But these pictures are encouraging though.

James.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on August 01, 2009, 04:27 PM:
 
I live on Cape Cod and we have great rates off season. I would love to take part in a convention here.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on August 01, 2009, 04:57 PM:
 
Hey Oemer ...

I hope that there weren't any open cleaners in the projection booth with that cigarette! [Big Grin]

I buy and sell with a few fellas over in Germany. Could you take one of the group photos and perhaps tell us who were the lucky fellas who got a night of movies?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 01, 2009, 05:11 PM:
 
Oemer,
could you send me a private invitation for the next meeting? Great shots.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on August 01, 2009, 06:13 PM:
 
Tonight was filmnight,A Walt Disney Christmas 1x400ft new one!
The little mermaid 3x600ft
and an extract of the sword in the stone 1x200ft
[Smile]

[ August 06, 2009, 03:50 AM: Message edited by: Jeroen van Ooijen ]
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on August 02, 2009, 03:25 AM:
 
the persons on the pics are:
#1: I forgot his name, this guy read my posting on this forum and find the way to the meeting.

#2: Left: Jürgen a very long time collector, on the right Werner (Gian, this is the guy who will help, to get your next print)

#3: Thats me

#4: This is Thomas Wind, long time collector and he oparate this nice Theater.
He is a TV Camara Man and also director. His latest movie is now available as DVD:
http://www.guitarmen-themovie.com/

#5: the crowd
they are Manfred Lehman, Roman Avianus, Andreas Urban, J.P. Gutzeit, Axel Hampel, and few other.

#6: sitting on the chair Michael Schneider (Filmdose)

Osi, the projecton booth is only our storage for 35mm nitrate prints :-) they are no cleaners.

Gian, I will let you know for all of our events.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on August 03, 2009, 11:29 PM:
 
Monday Evening August 3 @ 9PM

Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon short
Bugs Bunny Wacky Wabbit cartoon short
King & I trailer
War of the Worlds trailer

Casablanca Feature

Everything Super 8

Special Thanks to Peter Booth for the absolutely wonderful feature print [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 04, 2009, 01:11 AM:
 
We're back in Paris but photos of our Provence set-up can be seen here in the Yak section.

Last night show on 16mm, the original 1933 King-Kong.
 
Posted by Joerg Polzfusz (Member # 602) on August 04, 2009, 05:56 AM:
 
quote:
the persons on the pics are:
#1: I forgot his name, this guy read my posting on this forum and find the way to the meeting.

Empörend!!!! (Embarassing!!!!) [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on August 04, 2009, 05:30 PM:
 
Tonight 8mm Abbott & Costello, In Society (You may be plumbers, but you're wonderful plumbers [Smile] , Universal 8,
and When Worlds Collide, Marketing 240m digest.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 04, 2009, 06:33 PM:
 
4th August 2009, a SUMMER NIGHT screening with  -

Great scope print!

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Projector used: Elmo GS 1200 #2; Sankor 16C Anamorphic lens on Elmo 1,0
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on August 04, 2009, 06:52 PM:
 
Nice , I need to get a camera to get some good screenshots too..
 
Posted by Robert Tucker (Member # 386) on August 04, 2009, 07:00 PM:
 
The wonders of 35mm IB Technicolor printing in scope Elvis in Blue Hawaii, the scenery and the sound is breathtaking!

Take a look at the screen shots from the actual print and see for yourself!

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 04, 2009, 07:18 PM:
 
My compliments, Robert. Really.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on August 05, 2009, 06:50 AM:
 
Gian-

Thanks for those great screen shots for Grease!

I've owned and run the flat Marketing feature for years. Looking at your shots, its really amazing to see all of the "extra" picture information from the cinemascope release. This film is another example of excellent use of the scope format.

Robert- Great Elvis 35mm print!

James.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 05, 2009, 07:35 AM:
 
Hi James.
Thanks a lot. I also had the Marketing edition (well, I actually still have it) but they are two different words. The Derann scope print is simply amazing. Take care!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 05, 2009, 07:58 AM:
 
Superb shots and wonderful print, Robert.
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on August 05, 2009, 04:02 PM:
 
Robert: Wow, great print.
After Viva las Vegas my favoriete Elvis movie.
You lucky guy, I´m realy envious.
 
Posted by Robert Tucker (Member # 386) on August 05, 2009, 06:35 PM:
 
Hey Jean & Oemer,

Thanks for those kind words, i must admit it's taken me a long time to find this in 35mm and track one down. But being the first Elvis 35mm scope release in IB Technicolor the pictures i have taken really do speak for them selves here.

Oemer don't be envious as Viva las Vegas is another film i would like to own someday thou pretty hard to find in any format with good colour for obvious reasons!

Forgot to ask Jean how did you find The Three Musketeers that i sold you and Robin Hood are you pleased with your purchase!?!
 
Posted by David Kilderry (Member # 549) on August 06, 2009, 01:18 AM:
 
Robert, I ran a beautiful 35mm Viva Las Vegas a few years ago....but it was at our drive-in and from the film distributor, so not for sale. It looked fantastic on our giant scope drive-in screen.

At home just ran a 16mm Roadrunner episode and then Duck Dodgers, One Froggy Evening and a couple of other Warner cartoons all in 16mm. The kids (big and small) just love them.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 06, 2009, 01:31 AM:
 
Yesterday - DVD double feature projection:
- Adventureland (film is so-so but it was shot at Kennywood, one of my favorite amusement parks in the US).
- The Aristocrats. One joke, the raunchiest ever told, for 90 minutes. My stomach still hurts.

Robert: Yes, the prints are great, Three Musketeers is amazing.
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on August 06, 2009, 03:54 AM:
 
Three Musketeers (1948) in 35mm?
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on August 06, 2009, 11:19 PM:
 
Thursday Night August 6th @ 9:45pm

MOONRAKER

Super 8 optical sound feature

Starting to warm but surprisingly colors were better than I expected. And this airline print had the end credits removed. There were credits at the end, but they were very brief. Not the usual 7 minute scrolling type. I have not seen this before in a 1980's vintage optical super 8 print! This was no splice job. It was intact within the mastering!
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on August 07, 2009, 06:27 PM:
 
Wallace & Gromit - A Grand Day Out, to celebrate and testdrive the new 1.0 Lens for my Sankyo 702, thanks Mark [Smile]
 
Posted by Kevin Faulkner (Member # 6) on August 07, 2009, 06:38 PM:
 
Tonight we watched Dirty Dancing on 16mm. Great print and I'm now off to bed with the music buzzing around in my head [Embarrassed]

Kev.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 07, 2009, 07:04 PM:
 
Oemer: no super 8 print. Vivid colours.

Kev, Did you have - cue music - The Time of your Liiiiiiife?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 07, 2009, 07:06 PM:
 
A friend of mine would pay BILLIONS of pounds to have it on super 8, Kevin!
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on August 08, 2009, 06:19 PM:
 
Last nights films were all super 8 stereo versions, the Hello Dolly extract The Big Parade 200ft,Raiders of the lost Ark 400ft,This is Scope 200ft & Silver Streak 400ft(mono)...Mark
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 10, 2009, 01:31 AM:
 
Last night, Muppet Mania, all 16mm:
- Peter Sellers show
- Lesley Ann Warren show
- Joan Baez show
- Seminar clips (strange little tags rented to corporate seminars, with the Muppets announcing the coffee break, the next speaker, etc.)

As half of the audience (me included) are golfers, we ended the night watching "Golf Magic", a little trick shot film made in the 40s or 50s for Castle.
 
Posted by Antonis Galanakis (Member # 1455) on August 10, 2009, 01:37 AM:
 
"Last night, Muppet Mania, all 16mm: "΅
I am a big Muppet fun. I wish I was there too!!!
I have only Super 8mm projector and the only film I have is "The Muppet movie".

Antonis
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on August 10, 2009, 02:58 PM:
 
Last Saturdaynight i watched Cinderella 3x600ft [Smile]
Great sharp print [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 10, 2009, 04:49 PM:
 
Jeroen...
WE WANT THE PICTURES!
WE WANT THE PICTURES!
WE WANT THE PICTURES eh eh eh...
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on August 10, 2009, 05:43 PM:
 
About 10 days ago (! !)I watched 0N THE TOWN, a very good Ken print,not as sharp as the Deranns of course,and a marvelous movie.Then, nothing, until yesterday.Inspired by the holiday spirit I watched the whole SANDOKAN epic: (THE TIGER OF MALAYSIA, SANDOKAN TO THE RESCUE,THE TIGER IS BACK AGAIN, THE FALL OF MOMPRACEM.)An Italian production in four hour long episodes made for tv but also released in the cinemas, it is an exciting, colorfull adventure,filmed on location with Kabir Bedi,Philippe Leroy,Carol Andre and Adolfo Celli. A fine I. E. International print,dubbed in English in super 8 of course. There were also German and Spanish versions available, plus one reel cutdowns,sound and silent.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 10, 2009, 05:47 PM:
 
Panayotis,
I've been wondering if those Italian prints still have good color, do they?
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on August 10, 2009, 05:52 PM:
 
Gian,you are a funny men [Wink]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on August 10, 2009, 11:27 PM:
 
Monday Night August 10 @ 8:45pm

Shorts:

Castle Films Fun in Florida
Disney's Match of the Century
George Pal's Puppetoon Jasper In A Jam

Trailers:

Gone With The Wind
Singing In The Rain
Three Little Words
A Star Is Born (1937)
That's Entertainment III

Feature:

Tales of Beatrice Potter

Everything super 8 sound
 
Posted by Dan Lail (Member # 18) on August 10, 2009, 11:42 PM:
 
Last night(Aug 9th) in my home cinema I watched a 1600' reel of trailers all from 1951. Most were black and white full 2 minutes. Also mixed in were clips of Disney's Alice In Wonderland and clips from Snow White. All 16mm.

Last Friday(Aug 7th) I watched The Third Man in super 8 in my living room with an RCA PG-201 speaker under a 48 inch tripod screen. Very sharp print!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 11, 2009, 01:28 AM:
 
Last night on 16mm:
"Tintin and Red Rackham's Treasure" (animated TV show from 1961)
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 11, 2009, 10:28 AM:
 
11th August 2009
Tuesday evening super 8 test screening:

Disney's FANTASIA (yes, once more!).

Italian ex print for rental (on Eastman...) edited by joining the nice introduction about different kinds of music (Derann issue: it won't be so difficult to understand the main shots I have posted are taken from this segment released by Derann) and substituting the SORCERER'S APPRENTICE sequence with Walt Disney Home Movies one.

Wears and lines are present; I'm actually waiting for other segments by Derann to 'restaure' the full feature.

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Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on August 11, 2009, 12:06 PM:
 
Last nights film was a super 8 print of Grease,re-recorded in Stereo so those tunes really sound great now...Mark.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on August 11, 2009, 12:46 PM:
 
Beautiful pictures Gian [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 11, 2009, 12:56 PM:
 
If only. Thanks Jeroen.
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on August 11, 2009, 01:29 PM:
 
Gian,

you need to say me how to take pictures like you do...
I'm only able to get with NIkon Coolpix ALWAYS OUT OF FOCUS and RED pictures? [Frown]
WHYYYY ???? [Confused]
How do do you set your camera to get pictures like the one you show here? [Eek!]

Flavio
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 11, 2009, 03:06 PM:
 
Hi Flavio.

Consider I take a lot of pictures while screening and then I select the best ones in a second moment.
About focus: of corse a lot of shots I take are out of focus.
I simply do my best to 'catch' frames not so much in movement.
Let's say that to post a shot I take at least 6!

I set my digital camera this way:

- ISO on 'automatic';
- RESOLUTION MODE on 'high' (I reduce the size before uploading the images on the forum);
- WHITE BALANCE on automatic;

That's all. Try and try again. As I wrote before, to post 8 shots I normally take at least 25/30!

Hope this will help. All the best.
GIAN
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on August 11, 2009, 03:19 PM:
 
quote:
ALWAYS OUT OF FOCUS and RED pictures?
Flavio,

Out of focus is caused by your Auto Focus (AF) setting. Remember the AF setting works based on number of lights. Because during the show the object is always moving and the number of lights is also changing from time to time, the AF got "confused". So to deal with this you have to set the camera to manual focus. You have to put one target on screen and get manually focus with that target.

The redness appears on the picture is caused by your indoor camera setting (fluorescent). So the camera balances it with red. This can be also because you set the camera to "auto". Projector is using incandescent light (basically red-hot). So you have to set your camera also in manual setting (or "daylight") .

cheers,
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on August 11, 2009, 05:04 PM:
 
Hi Gian, thanks for your suggestion!

Winbert, thanks for your useful explanation! I have another doubt related to exposure timing... Do I need to reduce it as much as possible in order to avoid also focus issues or it is not important?

Flavio
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on August 11, 2009, 05:11 PM:
 
Hey Gian!

Can I have your old Fantasia footage?

[Big Grin]

OSI
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 11, 2009, 05:18 PM:
 
I will soon (at least I hope) replace the old ones with the Derann prints.
Do you really want them? I mean, condition is not so good and on Eastman ( [Frown] ).
But if you do, they're yours.
Before, I'd like you to have an idea about the print.
I will PM you immediately attaching some extra shots.
No money required, of course. It's a gift.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on August 11, 2009, 05:19 PM:
 
Tonight it was 16mm Popeye meets Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and a couple of episodes of the classic Czech children's animation Krtek (Mole) Wikipedia: Krtek

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Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on August 11, 2009, 06:29 PM:
 
A very nice 16mm print of Cadillac Man starring Robin Williams,has to be the best sound i've heard on a 16mm print as well...Mark.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on August 12, 2009, 03:45 PM:
 
Tonight my wife and I will view my latest acquisition: The Incredible Shrinking Man, 400 ft sound. I just got it in the mail today and it needs no work before I run it. That is, the leader is in perfect shape and plenty long.

This 1957 film is apparently a great movie, according to reviews on Amazon. This digest may spoil it for me, but I think I'll have to see the whole film on DVD after this primer.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on August 12, 2009, 04:16 PM:
 
John-

Congradulations- its a great 17 minute digest!

The full feature is very good too, and I do recommend you watch it at some point. But this 400 footer does a good job of telling the story, and retains some of the movie's atmosphere.

James.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on August 13, 2009, 09:02 AM:
 
You're right, James. It's a great digest, I loved it! Now I'll have to hunt down a rental copy of the movie so I can see the whole thing.
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on August 13, 2009, 06:05 PM:
 
Last nights viewing was 16mm prints of Easter Parade & African Queen,Mark.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on August 14, 2009, 01:33 PM:
 
Yesterday- had a good scope show for my nephews and nieces (age 6-14):

-Reel #2 of the "Sound of Music" 3-part digest (note: This is an excellent reel, as it contains many of the best song numbers, including- "Do Re Mi", "The Lowly Goat", and "So Long, Farwell".

-"Bar-B-Que Brawl" (scope Tom and Jerry)

- A few scope home-movies (some of which they were in [Wink] ).

A well-enjoyed show, and some of them asked "Can we see [Sound of Music] again?"

James.
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on August 14, 2009, 03:14 PM:
 
Hi everyone,

Wednesday, it was Texas Chainsaw Massacre, super 8, 4x400ft.

Yesterday, another style: Battle of britain, 16mm.

Movie on the big screen... What else!

JC.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on August 14, 2009, 10:40 PM:
 
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in "The Music Box" (1932)

Blackhawk 2x400' mounted on a single 800' reel.

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow
 
Posted by Dan Lail (Member # 18) on August 15, 2009, 12:15 AM:
 
Aug, 14th line up: 3 previews in black and white all from 1955. Cartoon entitled "Boat Builders" Disney 1938 LPP. Feature "Jeremiah Johnson". All 16mm. An audience of five. Snacks: Raisinettes, Peach Cobbler, cokes and coffee.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on August 15, 2009, 01:19 AM:
 
Jean-Christophe how is the color on Texas Chainsaw Massacre? I love that film....

and Dan....... sounds fun and yummy [Smile] ........

Tonight I finally was able to sneak in a screening of a couple of 9.5 shorts...
The first was a western called OUT WEST which is the Pathescope title for an old Vitagraph feature Pioneer Trails (1923) It stars Alice Calhoun (Whom I'll call The Vitagraph girl,cuz she spent most of her career there hehe)and Cullen Landis a long time silent western player. The story was decent even in the cutdown and had some nice action scenes.
I preceded it by watching another Pathescope called Do Your Stuff also from 1923, this comedy features Paul Parrot, Jobyna Ralston & George Rowe in a farce where a donkey creates all sorts of havoc for Paul.

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Posted by Kevin Faulkner (Member # 6) on August 17, 2009, 04:10 AM:
 
Last night I watched the Derann Disney release The Hunchback of Notredame. I had forgotten what a great print this is. Colours are rich and it is so sharp. Yet another great job done by Derann. It really looked great on the GS Xenon with its 1.0 lens.

Anyway the print will be on its way to Jeroen soon. At long last he is probably thinking [Smile]

Kev.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on August 17, 2009, 04:39 AM:
 
Nooooooow i don''t think that [Wink] i know the reason Kev,
i hope you enjoy the movie for the last time,or do you have it on dvd? [Smile]
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on August 17, 2009, 06:16 AM:
 
Dan,

JEREMIAH JOHNSON is a wonderful film. What sort of condition is your print? Is it Tech?
I'm envious.
 
Posted by Dan Lail (Member # 18) on August 17, 2009, 11:20 AM:
 
Michael,

It is Eastman but has fair to good color(not red). I couldn't bear to watch a red print of it. Also it is letterboxed and not major lines or splices, very clean. It was the first time I have seen it on the big screen.
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on August 17, 2009, 12:53 PM:
 
Sounds good.

[Smile]
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on August 17, 2009, 04:59 PM:
 
Last Friday it was Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run on 16mm, an outdoor show in the garden of a friend at his birthday. A beautiful night and a beautiful print, and everyone loved it [Smile] And the next day a couple of cartoons for the kids, indoors.
I need a new camera to make those sexy shots to post..
 
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on August 17, 2009, 07:11 PM:
 
Saturday night we ran Beauty and the Beast... great to watch that outdoors, and hooked up the surround sound system as well.

Looking forward to my print of Grease to arrive this week. I have a print already, but this one has been re-recorded in stereo. It has GOT to beat the Marketing tracks on my existing one! But, I can only dream of a scope print from Derann... one day!
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on August 17, 2009, 08:08 PM:
 
Last night was a strange one. I did one flawless fuji Andy Panda in 16mm then the rest were S8mm. A Trip To The Moon, followed by Star Wars selected scenes, followed by just over 3 hours of Our Gang shorts. I don't think I have ever watched that many Our Gangs in one sitting before. [Eek!]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on August 17, 2009, 11:30 PM:
 
Monday Evening August 17th @ 9:15pm

Everything on Super 8

TRAILER REEL:
An American In Paris
Stars and Stripes
Singing In The Rain
Somethin's Gotta Give
Lost In Translation

FEATURE:
The African Queen

CLOSING SHORT:
A Grand Day Out

REFRESHMENTS:
Popcorn
Ice Tea
Miller Lite [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 18, 2009, 07:24 AM:
 
After a wonderful weekend of "Cine BBQ", having friends over with 35 mm prints of their own short films, we had a showing yesterday of the Derann's most excellent super 8 print of Star Wars, in sync with DVD sound. I'm still amazed by the quality of that release, it's pin sharp with splendid colours.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on August 18, 2009, 05:58 PM:
 
Sesame Street episode 408, black & white from 1972, 16mm. I just love those old episodes, full of love peace and tolerance and that 70s look.

Jean-Marc, was that Return of the Jedi btw?
Need to win the lottery to get all those beautiful Derann features.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 19, 2009, 01:11 AM:
 
Peter: no, the original 1977 Star Wars.
 
Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on August 22, 2009, 04:42 AM:
 
Hi Dino,

Colors on "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" are not excellent, but still there, not faded but like a bit washable ( I hope that you can understand what I will say, because, my english is not always excellent ).

Regards,

JC.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 22, 2009, 06:25 PM:
 
I miss my SUNDAY SCREENING. But I'll be back home soon!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on August 22, 2009, 07:51 PM:
 
Tonight i screened the Hunchback from Notre dame,Kevin it's a great print sharp and beautiful colors,thank you! [Smile]
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on August 22, 2009, 10:09 PM:
 
Last night I pulled out the Elmo st600 and ran...
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA 2X400FT
ALIEN 1X400FT (never screened this before a well done digest!)
SILVER STREAK 1X400FT
LOVE AT FIRST BIGHT 1X400FT
All recent buys over the last few months.
Patrick
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on August 23, 2009, 03:13 AM:
 
Tonight I broke out the 16mm again and watched a documentary on the 1920's called THE GOLDEN TWENTIES(1950). It was pretty good (and informative as well [Smile] ) I was itching to break out a second one but it got too late so maybe tomorrow.

PS Jean-Christophe thanks for the info on Chainsaw Massacre.

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 23, 2009, 03:40 AM:
 
Friday night, all super 8:
- Clash of the Titans (3x400 MGM) - great print
- The Black Hole (Disney 400ft)
- Secret of the Fire (200ft extract from Disney Jungle Book)

Saturday night:
- Star Wars. Again? Yup! But this time, it was the 1200ft reel of the three Ken Film reels plus the two Marketing reels.

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Posted by Jean-Christophe Deblock (Member # 792) on August 23, 2009, 05:59 AM:
 
Yesterday afternoon, FAME, super 8, 2x400ft. Good colors. Very pleasant digest.

JC.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on August 24, 2009, 01:20 AM:
 
Tonight was an unsual one. In purist terms it wouldn't be worth the dirt beneath my feet. A B/W print of a color movie, a cropped flat version of a cinemascope film, but sometimes the alternative might be worse. A pink print to me is usually unwatchable, so when it somes to rare noir and B-westerns I don't mind picking up a B/W print, especially noir. Not too mention they can usually be had for the price of a new DVD. So that was the case with tonights movie. A B/W 16mm TV print of 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) - OH and can anyone tell what little hand crank projector is in that one pic?

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 24, 2009, 04:26 AM:
 
Yesterday after a day of BBQing in the yard
- Trailers to "Glory to the Filmmaker", "Mad Max 2", "Blake & Mortimer" (what's interesting about this one is that it's a trailer to a movie that was never completed, only the three minutes used in the trailer were shot), "Meet the Robinsons" & "Wall-E" teaser.
- "You Made Me a Thief of Your Heart"(short film/video used as a trailer here to "In the Name of the Father", song by Sinnead O'Connor)
- Puss Cafe (Pluto short)
- Madagascar Penguins (with DTS sound)

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on August 24, 2009, 11:28 PM:
 
Monday August 24 @ 9:00pm

Film Shorts:
Plane Crazy (early Disney)
Three Orphaned Kittens (Disney)
Creature Comforts (Nick Park)

Feature:
The Lion King (Disney)

Everything super 8 sound
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on August 25, 2009, 06:16 AM:
 
Hi Chip,did you like the Lion King?
It is on hold for me!
I never see three orphan kittens,so i watch youtube for it! [Big Grin]
Jeroen [Wink]
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on August 25, 2009, 11:06 AM:
 
Creature Comforts (Nick Park) on super 8?

Who released this?

Graham S
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 25, 2009, 01:19 PM:
 
Graham, "Creature Comfort" is still available new from Derann.

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Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on August 25, 2009, 03:17 PM:
 
Thanks Jean Marc. You're right it's in their catalogue. I never noticed that before. [Big Grin]

Graham S [Smile]
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on August 25, 2009, 03:59 PM:
 
Today it was 39 Steps on 8mm. Blackhawk print om my Sankyo 702 with 1.0 lens and Eiki longplay unit.
 
Posted by Kevin Wardle (Member # 1680) on August 25, 2009, 04:48 PM:
 
Here's what I watched today:

Here's what I watched..

Daleks Invasion Earth 2150AD 2X200ft Walton. VERY nice colour prints from Patrick Walsh on the Forum! Traded the Ken films Titanic 200ft B/W Sound!
The Wolfmans Cure 200ft B/W sound castle films.
Movie Magazine #2 Hammer House of Horror, Colour Derann print 400ft.
Who's On First - 100ft B/W sound Universal 8.
Shower Scene From Psycho - 100ft B/W sound Universal 8.
Movie Magazine #1 Derann 400ft B/W Sound, Trouble In Store, etc...
Psycho Trailer long B/W Colour stock 100ft 5 mins.
Rear Window Trailer 50ft Canterbury trailer.
Flying Sorceress - Tom and Jerry. Amazing Colour/Scope Kempski print!!

Best, Kevin.
 
Posted by Gary Crawford (Member # 67) on August 26, 2009, 07:31 AM:
 
Kevin, you are so right about Flying Sorceress. I ordered it new and the scope image is fantastic. First time it came the sound was muffled, so I sent it back...but a new print came( or the old one re-recorded) ..and it's perfect. A great Halloween theme cartoon.
 
Posted by Kevin Wardle (Member # 1680) on August 26, 2009, 09:13 AM:
 
Flying Sorceress is one the best cartoons for sharp, colorful print quality. There are a couple of Disney one's from Derann that have good prints, too! [Big Grin]

Kevin [Wink]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on August 26, 2009, 11:32 PM:
 
There is still a ways to go, but I do believe this very thread of what we are watching will be the first one to reach 1,000 replies.

That's what I call pride in showmanship!

[Smile]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on August 27, 2009, 02:35 AM:
 
Yesterday's show on 16mm:
"Adventures of Tintin - Destination Moon/Explorers on the Moon"
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 28, 2009, 05:37 PM:
 
WELCOME BACK HOME SCREENING, TONIGHT.

28th August 2009, Friday -

TRAILERS: :

Evita;
Armageddon;
Miami Vice.

SHORT:

One man band (F A N T A S T I C CGI animation by Pixar)

FEATURE:

After a loooooooong waiting, TITANIC (reels # 1, 2 and 3). NO WORDS (even if the waiting was really frustrating). Shots will be soon posted.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on August 28, 2009, 06:30 PM:
 
Hi Gian,three reels means the loveaffair of Rose and Jack,the rest of the reels are very dramatic,it''s about a ship that is sinking [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 28, 2009, 07:34 PM:
 
Hi Jeroen! You are right. Finally I did not resist and I have screened reels # 6, 9 and 10 too!
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on August 29, 2009, 04:33 AM:
 
Last night it was a showing of Yanis Tzortzis' films,recently brought from England.He also brought himself! Chaplin in THE NEW JANITOR ("laugh as you did twenty years ago",said the print,so,this must have come from a mid-thirties reissue !) and PAYDAY (rbc).Blackhawk's reconstructed L&H, BATTLE OF THE CENTURY, Charley Chase ON THE WRONG TREK, Valentino as THE EAGLE (dark print.Are all prints like that? mine is dark also.)
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on August 29, 2009, 05:58 AM:
 
29th August 2009, Saturday -

Super 8 test screening:

TITANIC (reels # 4, 5,6)
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on August 29, 2009, 10:55 AM:
 
Enjoy you screeningnight [Wink] you have a lot to screen after your longgggggggg holiday [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on August 29, 2009, 12:11 PM:
 
Super8 child screening (my wife's little cousin and relatives)
- Gone nutty
- For the birds
- Madagascar Penguins
- A star is bored (for me only as a test screening)

His parents were amazed!!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on August 30, 2009, 02:52 AM:
 
just a quick one tonight - A Harem Knight on super 8 scored blackhawk...
 
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on August 30, 2009, 06:31 PM:
 
Last night, stereo remixed version of 'Grease'. This is the Marekting version, however, the colors are very much intact, much better than the print I acquired last year, in fact.

STEREO is the way to go!!! I'm now on the hunt!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on August 31, 2009, 12:59 AM:
 
wanted to try out my newest mod. I changed my Kodak sound 8 over to a 300 w halogen so I could have nice and bright regular 8mm....

Tonight was The Americano (1916) a blackhawk scored release, and a short feature called Finger of Justice (1918) which I'm pretty curious about. It is a weird release as it is edited all out of order but with reel change leaders still connected, and printing errors in place. Does anyone know anything about this release? The last 2 pictures are from that one.

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Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on August 31, 2009, 10:21 PM:
 
Dino,

How were you able to mod the Kodak Sound 8 projector?
Was your model the one with the odd lamp that has the reflector
at an angle?
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on August 31, 2009, 11:36 PM:
 
Monday Night August 31 @ 8:30pm

Chapter 15 Early Batman & Robin Serial short (Invisible Man)

The Hunter (Steve McQueen) Marketing Feature with great original color (I thought all Marketing films had fade by now)

Program length approx 2 hours everything super 8

This was my 42nd screening of the year, including DVD & 16mm.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 01, 2009, 05:04 AM:
 
31st August 2009, MONDAY -

Super 8 test screening:

TITANIC (reels # 8, 9 and 10)

Projector used: Elmo GS 1200 #2; Sankor 16F on Elmo 1,0
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 01, 2009, 05:04 AM:
 
While next screening, shots will be posted. [Wink]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 01, 2009, 04:02 PM:
 
Dino
This is from the AFI catalogue. (condenced)
THE FINGER OF JUSTICE . Prod: Reverend Paul Smith; Dir: Louis Chaudet; Scr: Grace Sanderson; Cam: Len Abbott. Distr: Arrow Film Co. Cast: Crane Wilbur,Harry Barrows,Jane O'Rourke;Mae Gaston. Minister declares war against corrupt political boss.Thug kidnaps boss' daughter,minister rescues her.Boss kills thug.Population revolts and ,led by the minister, the city is cleared. The film,sponsored by several churches,including Smith's, was banned in several cities as immoral. I must search thru my old catalogs to find out who released this one in 8 mm.

And now,since you fixed that projector,how about some facts about that STEPPING ON THE GAS comedy !!!
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on September 01, 2009, 04:24 PM:
 
I received today Issue 70 of the Film for collector magazin and also my brand new Trailers from Derann.
I watched few minutes ago:
Cars (I was disappointed, far away from a good trailer)
Harry Potter and Chamber of secrets (nice Trailer)
Fantastic Four/Robots (great double trailer reel)
I will screen the other new trailer at weekend:
Fantastic Four- Raise of the Silver Surfer
Spiderman
Spiderman 3 teaser and Trailer
Superman

(you see I´m a fan of Super hero movies)

One question, did Derann release other Harry Potter Trailer? and Spiderman 2 ????
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on September 01, 2009, 04:27 PM:
 
Tonight i have screened The little mermaid,after the cleaning,great movie! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on September 02, 2009, 08:53 AM:
 
In a few minutes I will start to screen Rio Bravo - one of the Duke's best and famous films with German Sound.

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on September 02, 2009, 03:47 PM:
 
Rio Bravo is one of my favorite movies but I like Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson more on this movie. That´s my rifle, my pony and me is a great song.

I have the Trailer with German/english sound.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on September 04, 2009, 04:31 PM:
 
Hitchcock's 39 Steps, 8mm on the Fumeo 9119, at the local independent movie theatre.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on September 05, 2009, 05:59 PM:
 
Saturdaynight i watched on the big screen at home the following films Beauty and the beast 3x600ft
Mickey's Christmas carol 1x600ft
A Walt Disney Christmas 1x400ft
[Big Grin] [Smile]
All in super 8 in superb condition!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 05, 2009, 06:05 PM:
 
If only... Very busy in those days. No time for using one of mine machines. But happy to know there's someone who does it. Ciao Jeroen!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on September 05, 2009, 06:27 PM:
 
Hi Gian [Wink] ........Tuesday is your turn,and i'am very curious how Titanic is in super8,i only knew it fron 1998 on 35mm,i did'nt has time to watch it because the succes of it!and now i'am to late [Frown]
Everything ok with you? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on September 05, 2009, 09:59 PM:
 
Panayotis
Sorry got a little busy with some work stuff and this weekend is Cinecon so its movies morning til night (Just saw a rare Mary Pickford The Dawn of a Tomorrow) but when it ends Stepping on the Gas will be the priority (w/ pictures, credits, review).

and Michael the mod was suprisingly easy. I had heard someone on the forum saying the only version of the Kodak 8 to get was the one with the 12v 100w, but as soon as I heard the other one used a 110v 500w bulb, I knew that would be the better one for the modification. I basically just removed the wires from the existing lamp base and put in a QLV-1 base (these are the same ones used in the elmo 16-CL and are designed for halogen lamps that have a reflector as part of the lamp, plus they can be used for lamps rated anywhere from 12v 10w up until 240v 600w so I have used them from many different types of mods), hooked up the wires, and added a 110v 300w lamp.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on September 06, 2009, 03:30 AM:
 
Last night, we had a blind date with a 16mm film.
Some friends came over for dinner and one was carrying a print of "an unknown film that had been lying on a shelf in his warehouse".
It just so happened to be a pristine print of the 1948 silly comedy called "One Touch of Venus" starring Ava Gardner. Fun film.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 06, 2009, 03:40 PM:
 
On Wednesday, we saw Yanis Tzortzis' copies of THE WIZARD OF OZ,Larry Semon's justly booed feature, and Griffith's HEART'S OF THE WORLD with the Gish sisters in a wonderful Blackhawk print.
On Thursday, I watched THE STARS LOOK DOWN, a P.M. print of average quality but, a wonderful film. Also, WITH THE ENEMY'S HELP ,a 1912 Griffith Biograph and a pristine Breakspear print.
On Friday, Gloria Swanson and Bobby Vernon in THE SULTAN'S WIFE (Sennett 1917) and Ben Turpin in THE EYES HAVE IT (Weiss Bros 1929).Two average two reelers,not the best of either star,but exellent Blackhawk copies.All films on super 8.
Saturday night,at a friend's open-air cinema,we were treated to a series of Nazi newsreels on super 8,courtesy of historic film collector Y.T. (!) and concluded with LES VACANCES DE MONSIEUR HULOT on 35 mm. I can say it was a full week !!!!
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on September 06, 2009, 09:25 PM:
 
We finally had some beautiful suburban Philadelphia weather for our Drive-In night last night...Started the show with The NATIONAL ANTHEM (16mm), then the Stooges in FRIGHT NIGHT (16mm), a trailer for ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (16mm) and a short Drive -In INTERMISSION trailer (16mm). The feature was BLUE HAWAII (Super 8) and it was sad to watch this once beautiful print--it had turned into RED Hawaii--only about 20% of the color left. That was the scheduled show, but the crowd wanted more so out came a pile of 16mm shorts including the Sid Davis classic ALCOHOL IS DYNAMITE, then from the 1940s, HOW DO YOU DO? an etiquette short for teenagers in which the phrase "How Do You Do?" is repeated a gazillion times, and TRADER VIC'S USED CARS...real crowd pleasers!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on September 07, 2009, 01:39 AM:
 
Panayotis, sounds like a great week of screenings - the blackhawk Hearts of the World is a great one...I will have to give that one a screening again soon....I think I am one of the few who does not absolutely hate Semon's OZ, but it is not a great film by any stretch..Have you ever had a chance to see SPUDS? It is hard to believe it is the same Larry Semon. I just worked on tinting some night scenes blue/green on our 35mm restoration for a screening this week at cinecon.
One question for you regarding With the Enemy's Help Where were you able to confirm this as a Griffith? This is one of those Biographs that I always have wondered about, but haven't been able to find anything concrete...I'm jealous you have a print. Does it share the sophistification of his films from this year?
 
Posted by Daniel Aveline (Member # 1714) on September 07, 2009, 11:59 AM:
 
Last night,I showed :

- tom thumb/summer stock trailers
- thunderball trailer
- tess trailer
- john wayne trailer reel(the comancheros,north to alaska,jet
pilot)
- the slipper and the rose trailer
- 633 squadron
I always have great pleasure in viewing trailers before digests
or full lenght feature.This time I was disapointed by 633 squadron, I definitely prefer where eagles dare.
 
Posted by Daniel Aveline (Member # 1714) on September 08, 2009, 01:24 PM:
 
Last night I showed:
- the naked spur trailer
- Maria montez queen of technicolor trailer reel
- lust for a vampire trailer
the first reel of showboat...well that's all in fact
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on September 08, 2009, 03:54 PM:
 
First the Castle digest of Wolfman on my new Sankyo with 1.0 lens, followed by some trailers (Tomb raider, Hannibal). The picture quality with this lens is simply amazing.
Then the first reel of 16mm Pane, Amore e Fantasia, a classic Italian comedy that made a star of Gina Lollobrigida, on the Bauer P7. Lollobrigida and Angelina Jolie in one show, what a night [Big Grin]

[ September 08, 2009, 06:14 PM: Message edited by: Peter van Zand ]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on September 10, 2009, 01:38 AM:
 
Oemer:
Yes, Dean Martin is still great in Rio Bravo, but Walter Brennan, too.
It's one of my favourites of John Wayne. I like the song "Cindy".
And the copy is absolutely good. We had a lot of fun to see it on the big screen with a picture of 1,60 x 1,20 m.

At Friday we screened Titanic once again. This copy is really stunning. I hope that my copy of Star Wars Episode IV (Derann release) arrives today. If not, I will see Terminator 2.
The picture of Scope-Copies is 2,34 x 0,90 m at home...

Keep perforated,
Michael
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on September 10, 2009, 10:15 AM:
 
Wednesday Night September 9, 2009 @ 9:10

DVD projection - my first one since July 20th (It's been super 8 since then!)

Disney Nature first release

EARTH

Production assistance by the BBC Planet Earth series.

I raved about this movie when I saw it last April in wide release. Couldn't wait for the DVD release. And, Disney has struck gold again.

The mastering of this disc is absolutely stunning. They've done EVERYTHING right. There's six or seven trailers on the front, all beautifully hard matted or letter-boxed. I didn't even see the copyright logo, probably at the very end following the end credits. I never even saw it, because I went back to the menu before it came on. But it's not on the beginning, which is also very good.

When the disc loaded in the player, it went right to the first trailer. I pressed STOP to go to the menu for scene selection and it worked. On many older discs by Disney, the player brings up a message that it can't do it. You are stuck watching copyrights and other garbage for about 15-20 seconds before you can navigate.

This was great to see that Disney has followed other movie companies by releasing a disc that YOU can control from the very start.

For those who like movies about the planet, this movie and the disc mastering is A+++++++

Hard matting is important in my setup as I have restricted screen size and I am over the projector's rating for distance throw. In my setup, I can not run full frame DVD with the Panny AX200U or this is too much spillage over the top and bottom of the screen frame. For this reason and in stores shopping, I never ever buy 1:33 DVD's. I could watch them on standard TV. But to me, that's not the way to watch a movie, now is it?

CG
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on September 10, 2009, 10:37 AM:
 
Last night:

Derann's "The Titfield Thunderbolt" reels 1 and 2

Tonight:

Reels 3 and 4 (The End)
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 10, 2009, 04:24 PM:
 
Monday, at another friend's house,an all Greek 16 mm show.Greek newsreels, from the early sixties,showing the then king Paul and queen Frederica visiting London and from the early seventies,the junta period,the attempt to kill dictator Papadopoulos.A 1960 documentary on the Corinth canal,( english director,french technicians and german narration!) and a Combat episode with Telly Savalas as a Greek commander feasting and dancing before the big battle,like the ancient Spartans.
On Tuesday,my newest acquisitions, Chaplin's PAY DAY,unfortunately a not very sharp dupe of an original RBC, and personal favorite Charley Chase in ANOTHER WILD IDEA,a washed out print, worse of the three Derann released ones.Flip the Frog in THE MUSIC LESSON, one of the wackiest ones,Tom and Jerry in THE FLYING SORCERESS,in cinemascope,an excellent print of a later T& J drawn in the simpler later fifties style,plus two one reel Sennett cutdowns on std 8 ,Ben Turpin in A BLONDE'S REVENGE and Jack Cooper in TAXI DOLL, both exellent prints.
Wednesday,more of Yanis' prints.Eisenstein's ALEXANDER NEVSKY,plus a documentary on HITLER'S RISE TO POWER.We hope to have still another show by the end of the week !

Dino,regarding WITH THE ENEMY'S HELP.Truth is ,I first consulted THE GRIFFITH PROJECT,Pordenone's indispensable multi-volume guide,and it wasn't there.I thought it was perhaps an omission (!!!) as everybody in the past,from FILMS IN REVIEW to Richard Braff, to Lundquist and Lauritzen, to Gerald McKee listed it as a Griffith film.Finally,today,I looked at the imdb and it mentions Wilfred Lukas as director, so he is the one ! The film is very similar to the Griffiths of the period,down to the familiar actors.

Steve, THE TITFIELD THUNDERBOLT is an exellent Ealing comedy and is unfortunate that Derann edited it down to one hour,instead of issuing a complete print.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on September 10, 2009, 10:52 PM:
 
Thursday Night September 10, 2009 @ 8:30pm

STEAMBOAT BILL

Super 8 Silent :-)
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on September 11, 2009, 02:06 AM:
 
Finally back to the action - I managed to knock out Stepping On The Gas on Regular 8 (I put a full review in the review section)
I then switched to 9.5 and watched Pathescope's 2 reel cutdown of Black Beauty (1920) (Pathescope title Black Bess). It looks like an interesting film since it focuses on the humans rather than mainly the horse.

Finally I started the epic GREED (1924) I ran the first 1200 feet of my scored super 8 print, which at 18fps was around feature length itself...I left of at the fight between McTeague and his friend and will finish it tommorrow or the next.

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Panayotis - thanks for the info on the Biograph film, and my guess is either you have lots of money, or access to a library, since those Griffith project books cost an arm and a leg...If you have them you are very lucky as there is a wealth of information in them..A friend of mine from Sweden has been lucky enough to do some of the writing. - Oh and if you email me at aytab(at)aol(dot)com I have some info for you that you may be interested in.
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on September 11, 2009, 09:42 AM:
 
Dino,

For your screen captures, although the 3 pictures are B/W but the first capture seems to be brownish?

Why is that? is that because of the stock used? or lab process?

cheers,
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on September 11, 2009, 02:25 PM:
 
Winbert I think it is my camera, because it never looks brownish to me. I must admit I don't use any special settings on the camera, so the auto probably jumps around through different white balances. Too bad as it would have been nice if it were due to owning a toned 9.5mm print [Smile]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 11, 2009, 02:31 PM:
 
Dino
I don't have lots of money. I would,perhaps, if I had another hobby for the last 40 or so,years! Since my hobby is "film history",films go along with film literature.So, in addition to my big film collection,I have a big filmbook and magazine collection,which I am also very proud of, that includes complete, or near complete runs of Films in Review, Films and Filming, Classic Film Collector/Classic Images and quite a few others plus the AFI catalogues.Most of the Griffith volumes,I bought from La Cineteca del Friuli,one each year and a few from the B&B at Ealing. One limit I set for myself was to stick to 8 mm. No 16 or 35. Of course when cheaper forms of collecting appeared,(video and dvd)I embraced them,but my main "thing" is 8 mm.

You must project GREED at 24 fps as 18 fps is too slow.

I don't "hate" Larry Semon's WIZARD OF OZ. He tried for something different and failed.In addition to not having many traditional "semonisms",it is uninteresting as an Oz adaptation. I have read about SPUDS,but haven't seen it.I don't think it has been shown outside of film festivals.

On yesterday's post I made a mistake.The Chaplin film I got,is SUNNYSIDE and not PAY DAY.
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on September 11, 2009, 02:32 PM:
 
Dino,

I'm envious of your collection of Silent era stuff on 8mm.

Do you have much Silent era on 16mm?

-Mike
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on September 11, 2009, 04:34 PM:
 
Panayotis
I was sort of kidding about the Griffith project books, but didn't want to say I was jealous/envious since I say that alot on here....But those are one of the few collections I have not picked up yet since I can't find them in a good price range....But believe me I have far too many books on film/silent film..I keep most of them on a cool online catalog called library thing One day I hope to have the Griffith books....I have lots of the mags as well, but I focus on the film collector ones, like I have most of the Group 9.5 mags going back into the 1960's, and flickers ,etc....I'm sure you have those as well....The one other thing I have is thousands of silent era newspaper clippings since they have lots of good info... Basically anything silent film related I find myself interested in... So if there are ever other films you need info on let me know and I can check my stuff to see if I have anything. Oh and I'll have to double chec kthe speed for GREED since maybe I have it on 24fps because it looks totally fluid, never too fast or too slow....

Michael - Unlike Panayotis, I foolishly have everything from 8 - 35mm Nitrate silent film stuff - I think mainly because I work at the archive and can properly store the bigger stuff...I also have around 40 projectors,,haha...My poor poor wife who puts up with me......I think few others would allows projectrs by the bed in case I need a fix... [Eek!] On 16mm I usually pick up the classics like WINGS, and SUNRISE, BIRTH, etc, but also obscure stuff that I find from time to time on old kodascope prints, the problem is now the silent stuff seems to go for ridiculous amounts of money on 16mm cuz people all seem to release them on DVD on their own little labels...Which is a drag for us that want to watch the films themselves....
 
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on September 11, 2009, 07:47 PM:
 
....Nice one,Takh, you seem to be excellently promoting my film collection!! Cheers mate,keep up the good work!!! [Wink]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 12, 2009, 04:19 PM:
 
Thank you for your kind words Yanis. After the showing of your second series of those Nazi newsreels next week, I will be up and ready to vote for the national-fascistic party in next months elections ! ! ! !
 
Posted by Claus Harding (Member # 702) on September 12, 2009, 06:04 PM:
 
Some beautiful silent titles being mentioned [Smile]
I ran my 16mm "The Last Laugh" (with Emil Jannings) to see what I would need to fix on it. It came from a school library, so the opening sections (sprockets) on both reels have taken a beating, but beyond that, it is a very nice print.

The film is a good example of how the speeds "crept up" in the silents as we got into the 20es. I can only run at 24fps at the moment, but even with that, the majority of the film played at a pretty naturalistic pace, maybe 2-3 fps too fast.

Claus.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on September 13, 2009, 01:13 AM:
 
OK so I finished up GREED tonight and cracked open a new print I picked up last weekend at CINECON, and I say new because that is how it looked....Here is some advice I feel safe in giving...Buying old prints of Griffith shorts can prove to be very exciting, since they are often in beautiful shape (they obviously did not get the amount of use the L&H and Chaplin shorts did)....I got one recently from a library collection that had NEVER been checked out, never been played... I just picked up a couple this past weekend, and watched HOUSE OF DARKNESS (Reg 8)tonight, and it looks practically unused...

This is a fun one that has some very unusual shots in it

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Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on September 13, 2009, 02:37 AM:
 
Once again, Dino - ENVIOUS!!
 
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on September 13, 2009, 04:39 AM:
 
.........well,thought Alexadre Nevsky should be enough to convince you to vote communist Takh,next time let's show Eisenstein's 'Oktober' & cheer the glory of the Bolshevik cou--eh,mean, 'Revolution'!! [Razz]
 
Posted by David Kilderry (Member # 549) on September 13, 2009, 05:57 AM:
 
You know, I still think they are one of the best two reel version cut-downs ever made; I'm talking about The Jolson Story and Jolson Sings Again.

Ran them today and the editing is spot-on. I think it is one of the only times that the commentary is not intrusive, but actually informative in holding the whole story together. Larry Parks made Jolson a much more likeable character and it is because of these films that he has the persona we know today.

With Sining In The Rain and Grease, The Jolsons are my favourite Super 8 musicals.
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on September 13, 2009, 01:39 PM:
 
You are so correct, David, the Jolsons are great digests. I had them for years and enjoyed them until I acquired both features in 16mm IB Tech. I never tire of watching those films.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 13, 2009, 05:20 PM:
 
Dino
Claus is right.About 22fps was the average speed in the twenties.
Liked this "library thing".I may do it sometime,when I find the time! I too collect collectors' magazines.They are invaluable research tools.That was why 8MM/CLASSIC FILM COLLECTOR was called "The film collector's bible". Also have runs of many others from that golden age of the seventies/eighties when 8mm review magazines were monthly!! In fact, I had written an article on them for the SILVER SCREEN MAGAZINE years ago.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 15, 2009, 05:31 PM:
 
17th September 2009, Tuesday

Super 8 SCOPE screening night.
Finally...
TITANIC.

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Projector used: Elmo GS 1200 #2; Sankor 16C on Elmo 1.0
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on September 16, 2009, 05:17 AM:
 
Wow, I´m envious.
This was the only feature I watch it with my wife together twice in cinema.
As a film collector it is normal to watch a movie more than once but not for my wife.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 17, 2009, 02:34 PM:
 
On Monday we watched the second series of Nazi newsreels,in super 8,from the collection of the aforementioned historian,plus an excellent 35mm copy of VENDETTA FOR THE SAINT, one of the two two parters from the Roger Moore series that were released as theatrical features.
On Wednesday,all in super 8,the 3x400 55 DAYS IN PEKING (german version,english dialogue), reddish.Blackhawk's BATTLE OF BRITAIN ? (the title is missing, so I am not sure if it is this one),Snub Pollard in THE BIG IDEA,Woody Woodpecker in FAIR WEATHER FIENDS and TERMITES FROM MARS and Frank Sinatra in THE HOUSE I LIVE IN.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on September 17, 2009, 07:01 PM:
 
Sorry Gian i'am late,but great pics finally...... [Wink]
And the sound was ok now? [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 17, 2009, 07:09 PM:
 
Nice to receive news from you Jeroen.
How are you?
Thanks a lot about the shots. The movie is now totally re-recorded in Italian and in stereo. It was supplied with mono sound [Frown] .
A friendly hug.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on September 18, 2009, 12:20 AM:
 
Thursday September 17 2009 @10:15pm

Not really a movie night, but I ran some shorts to adjust Tower Clutch tension on take up.....

Beatles In Washington 2 x 400

Anamatrix Flight of the Osiris scope

Test reel 200 foot optical from the movie Hedda

Test reel 2oo foot magnetic Silver Streak featurette, The Making Of

Everything was super 8 sound. Tower take up tension has to be spot on - so running a few prints suggested a happy medium. Since no two prints run the same.

Like I said not really a full show, just some general maintenance on equipment.

[ September 18, 2009, 10:32 AM: Message edited by: Chip Gelmini ]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on September 18, 2009, 12:51 AM:
 
I decided to take a break from the silents tonight, but lets face it I didn't want to stray too far cold turkey. [Smile]

So I watched a super 8 sound feature of the Harold Lloyd talkie The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) - Harold gets back out on the ledge of a building, only he is joined by a lion... fun stuff....

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 19, 2009, 07:16 AM:
 
Saturday 19th September 2009

OUR GANG test screening.

The episodes:

- PUPS IS PUPS (so hilarious!);
- BERGAIN DAY;
- CHOO-CHOO!;
- THE KID FROM BORNEO (thanks once more, Hans);
- SECOND CHILDHOOD.

These kids made my days. As always!

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Projector used: Silma Alfa 07; Schneider Xenovaron 1,1
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on September 19, 2009, 11:51 AM:
 
Coffy 400-ft (bought from a forum-member), and Deputy Droopy, fresh from Derann!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on September 19, 2009, 04:44 PM:
 
I don't watch a movie my projector is broken [Frown]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 19, 2009, 06:36 PM:
 
Jeroen, what did it happen [Frown] ?
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on September 19, 2009, 11:59 PM:
 
Saturday Night September 19 2009 @ 10:30pm

THE HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS (1980)

DVD Projection

Robert Whul; Fran Drescher; Michelle Phieffer; Stuart Pankin.

Very funny movie, and great to see well known stars breaking in to show business!
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on September 21, 2009, 10:55 PM:
 
WOW! I'm actually posting twice in a row. Am I the only one running prints?

Monday night September 21, 2009 @ 8:00pm

SINGING IN THE RAIN super 8 feature

after a short break

LADY & THE TRAMP super 8 scope / stereo

[Smile] [Eek!] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on September 22, 2009, 01:24 AM:
 
Chip - not the only one, I ran a couple of shorts I just got from Buckingham - much nicer after a little film guard...DOH [Eek!]

First was a pretty rare Kalem short entitled The Driver of the Deadwood Coach about a stage heist that gets solved by a young photographer (played by Judson Melford in one of his only film roles). His sister is played by Gertrude Short who went on to a long career of mostly bit parts including some alongside Alberta Vaughn in her Telephone Girl series (anyone have episodes of those?) - Supposedly her cousin is Blanche Sweet who stars in my second short called The Painted Lady a Griffith Biograph.

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Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on September 22, 2009, 01:51 AM:
 
Jeroen, I´m sorry for you [Frown] but maybe Gian can use a webcam for you and you can watch together Titanic [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 22, 2009, 03:35 AM:
 
Ah ah ah, Oemer. It would be great. What do you think about a video conference? Ciao.
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on September 22, 2009, 06:08 AM:
 
It would be nice because the only way to watch a movie at this time is on my notebook because my childrin are to young (9 years, 4 years and 1 year old) and my wife don´t alow me to use a projector nights at home.
 
Posted by Joerg Polzfusz (Member # 602) on September 22, 2009, 06:31 AM:
 
...so why don't you visit the "Jörg-Palast" then, Oemer?

Jörg
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on September 22, 2009, 06:34 AM:
 
I don´t get the programm from Jörg since a long time, I know he play in november Alice in wonderland (Disney) and I will go to watch it with my two older children.
Maybe we see us in november in Jörg Palast.
regards
Oemer
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 22, 2009, 04:31 PM:
 
22nd September 2009, Tuesday

Super 8 screening night with:

- MAZINGA VS GOLDRAKE in Scope, by Go Nagai (Ariete);

- SUMMERTIME by Ub Iwerks (Blackhawk);

- HEIDI (Ersa). I don't know anything about this movie; the print is quite good. I'd like to know who was the director and when it was released. Cannot find any info on the Web. So strange!

- THE NIGHT BEFORE XMAS - Tom and Jerry (Walton);

- THE RESCUE - from 'The Rescuers' (Walt Disney Home Movies).

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Projector used: Elmo ST 1200 HD m+o
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on September 23, 2009, 03:07 AM:
 
Gian, Mazinga vs Goldrake is a complete feature?
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on September 23, 2009, 03:38 AM:
 
tonight I watched the 3x400ft Marketing Film's THE GODFATHER and ONCE APON A TIME IN THE WEST, and part 3 of the 3x800ft version of A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.
Pat [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 23, 2009, 04:44 AM:
 
Hello Fabrizio, how are you?

MAZINGA VS GOLDRAKE is part of the feature MAZINGA CONTRO GLI UFO ROBOT (5*600ft) released by Ariete in full scope edition.
The feature was also distributed as 3 separate episodes. MAZINGA CONTRO GOLDRAKE is one of them.
This one is anyway considered as a full feature too: it is mounted on 2*400ft and was supplied in a very nice box. BUT... The title written on the box was a little different: SOS ATTACCO UFO.

For a stange case (considering we are talking about official prints) the full feature MAZINGA CONTRO GLI UFO ROBOT was only issued by ERSA. But the 3 excertps (edited, once more, as 'short' features individually sold) have been printed and distributed by some different Editors (Ariete, CHC, Ersa, Euromach). A real mystery! Each excerpt was also available on 6*200ft editions.

All of them are in scope, anyway. And the print quality is the same (the source was for sure the same in all cases).
Something so wierd occoured to my personal copy of MAZINGA VS GOLDRAKE: the first reel is printed on Kodak SP and the second one on LPP. There's a notable difference of color, of course. Dubbing is really bad (a part of the movie hasn't been dubbed in a proper way and you can hear Japanese and Italian mixed together. This is a 'limit' of all prints available of these titles).

By the way, a masterpiece, if you like the genre.
Hope this helps.

Ciao.

[ September 23, 2009, 05:49 AM: Message edited by: Gian Luca Mario Loncrini ]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on September 23, 2009, 06:03 AM:
 
Hi Oemer,ha ha ha that is an nice idea,but it now i fixed my projector.
Gian great pcs from Bernard and Bianca and the night before Christmas.
End of the week i have Snow White i like that one!
Does anyone know how thw quality is from this feature?

Greets Jeroen [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 23, 2009, 06:41 AM:
 
Jeroen, you are always so kind!
I will send you soon a PM. Take care!

[ September 23, 2009, 09:23 AM: Message edited by: Gian Luca Mario Loncrini ]
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on September 23, 2009, 02:37 PM:
 
Last night I was trying out the Sankyo 700 projector that I had recently won on ebay. They are really nice machines and as has been stated on this forum in the past, vey kind to film. In fact it was because of the comments made about the Sankyos on this forum that encouraged me to get two of them. The show was two Marketing Films 3X400ft mini features, "The Ten Commandments" and "Barbarella". To edit a 3hr and 39min feature to about 45min is no mean feat and I think that they did very well, and with stunning colour and sound I was well pleased. "Barbarella" was slightly faded but great fun all the same. Jane Fonda was gorgeous.

Paul.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on September 23, 2009, 05:18 PM:
 
Today it was the second half of the Woodstock documentary, not a very good print but still nice to have. After that the second reel of Pane, amore e fantasia with Gina Lollobrigida.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 23, 2009, 06:26 PM:
 
Nice shot, Peter. And it seems to be a good print!
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on September 24, 2009, 10:57 PM:
 
Thursday September 24 2009 @ 10:00pm

Super 8 Sound

Black Hawk Films Release

OLIVER TWIST

Silent with musical score on 4 x 400 ft rls
 
Posted by Antonis Galanakis (Member # 1455) on September 25, 2009, 12:51 AM:
 
In Sunday 20 the BFCC well known “Greek Mafia” with Panayotis A. Carayannis, Yanis Tzortzis and Vagelis Proios came to my house for a movie night.
At the first part we watched:
TWA – Getaway movie Greece 200΄ Color Silent
Greece and its beautiful islands 200΄ Color Sound
Vacations in Greece 1979. Amateur travel movie from Germany 400΄(18fps) Color German (narrator) Sound.
Fovate o Giannis to therio – Greek movie. (Yanis scared by the monster) 400΄ B/W Greek Sound.
Drapetefsis (Robin Hood – Ladies of Sherwood) 2x400΄ B/W original Sound with Greek subtitles.
Midway. 400΄ Color Sound. (brought by Yanis Tzortzis).

The second part we watched films of Panayotis A. Carayannis. So it is up to him to write the titles.

I was very pleased to meet the “Greek Mafia” (the word mafia is for fun of course). A team with great love for films and great knowledge. Hope to meet them again soon.

Antonis
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on September 25, 2009, 01:36 AM:
 
Yesterday it was time for "Star Trek (TOS) - The city on the edge of forever". It is the episode where Kirk and Spock jumped to the 1930s years to rescue Dr. McCoy (with Joan Collins).
Good print but a little bit too red.

On Tuesday I screened Terminator 2. Absolutely stunning print in Scope.

Regards and have a nice (screening) weekend,
Michael
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on September 25, 2009, 01:40 AM:
 
Hi Antonis,
that´s sounds very good, how was the color of the greek travel movies?
I was born in izmir and back in the 80´s as we travel to turkey by car, we drove once thru greek (Thessaloniki, Kavala, chalkidiki) and I was very imperessed.
What a pity, we fly in 3 weeks to Istanbul, traveling by car is no more fun since the War in Joguslavia, so we must fly.
Regards
Oemer
 
Posted by Antonis Galanakis (Member # 1455) on September 25, 2009, 02:21 AM:
 
Hello Oemer.
Thank you very much for the reply. The company production films was just a little bit pink, but still with very good colour and sound (at the one with the sound).
The amateur film from Germany was in great colour and good sound. It was very well edit with narrator in sound and on the screen.

You know, my grandparents (from my mother’s side) were born in Alatsata and my grandparents (from my father’s side) were born in Izmir -> Smyrna -> Smirni.
Now I live in Athens in Nea (new) Smirni.
Greedings
Antonis

[ September 25, 2009, 06:16 AM: Message edited by: Antonis Galanakis ]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 25, 2009, 05:44 PM:
 
Just for the record,"my" films were: Tom and Jerry in SALT WATER TABBY, Laurel and Hardy in TWICE TWO and Ben Turpin in THE DAREDEVIL.
Antonis, thanks for a wonderful evening. It will be repeated pretty soon ! !
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on September 26, 2009, 12:12 AM:
 
Tonight was a comedy night with "The Road to Bali" (Derann) with Bob and Bing. This was an abridged feature on 3X400ft reels (lovely print). This was follwed by "Bulldog Jack" (PM Films) with Jack and Claude Hulbert, Ralph Richardson and the lovely Fay Wray. Again an abridged feature on 3X400ft reels and set on the London Underground Railway with disused stations and an exciting finish on a speeding tube train. Great stuff.
"I defy you Morrell!"

Paul.
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on September 26, 2009, 10:44 AM:
 
"ARE YOU READY FOR MARRIAGE?" a 1950 short gem I just added to my Mental Hygiene collection. Then I watched the feature "BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY" (sadly faded to red so it's heading to eBay...)Both in 16mm.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on September 26, 2009, 12:31 PM:
 
Michael Beyer:
I have that same Star Trek episode! Mine's mostly pink also.
 
Posted by Yanis Tzortzis (Member # 434) on September 28, 2009, 05:24 PM:
 
My (belated!)thanks to you too, Antoni,for the fab movie night & the feast; look forward to repeating the night in Xmas-and,of course, to seeing you at the BFCC next year along with the other Greek cine mafiosi:)!!
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on September 28, 2009, 11:29 PM:
 
Monday September 28 2009 @ 8:10pm

Super 8 Sound

Singing In The Rain

4 Guests

We have kicked off another one of our movie festivals. In January we started this idea and did the complete Star Wars series between super 8 and DVD. In May after my vacation we did a documentary (non-verbal) 4 part series.

Planning a festival like this is easy, and watching the movies is fun too. But when you reach the point of the end, you feel just so good because you have seen so much great entertainment. Whether it be from the classic golden age of movie making, or modern present day technology.

And with this festival, nearly everything is on super 8.

And tonight we began what should be a 20 week movie musical program. Up next, Easter Parade followed by The Jolson Story. Soon we shall screen Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Xanadu, Grease II, The Hollywood Knights, The Wizard of Oz, Urban Cowboy, Cabaret, Footloose, Fantasia (1940) Sound of Music, West Side Story, Fantasia (2000)That's Dancing, Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line, and That's Entertainment part 1.

The schedule will run in the order as listed above. As always the program is subject to change or delays. But as far as I know it includes EVERY musical I have in my entire collection of movies between DVD and Super 8. The titles selected fall under the category of musicals, and each one includes more than two movies with the same star by the time we have screened everything. What ever the reason, there is always a connection between two movies that have been selected for this great festival. For example, Grease and Xanadu both have Olivia Newton John, tonight's show and Xanadu have Gene Kelley.And only a select few are on disc. This is a film study program on the subject of musicals. Film discussion related to the topic after every show.

Monday Nights at my house!

If you are going to be in my area please let me know a few weeks before your arrival:

ALL ARE INVITED! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on September 29, 2009, 03:24 AM:
 
John:
So I think the master was pink and not the copy [Wink]

Yesterday I screened my Scope-Edition of Once upon a time in the west. Very good colour and sharpness.

Regards,
Michael

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 29, 2009, 03:31 AM:
 
Uhm... Still thinking in buying ONCE UPONE A TIME too, Michael. So strange Mr Phil from CHC told me the German labs has not the negative available anymore, one month ago.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on September 29, 2009, 07:10 AM:
 
Hi Gian,
perhaps the lab was not the owner of the negative. I know that the S8-print was made from an 16mm-Negative.
In Germany exist only roundabout 20 copies. And mine is not available [Big Grin]
The one and only is the scope-copy. The flat one is not the same...

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on September 29, 2009, 08:51 AM:
 
Michael,

What happen with your screen? why ONCE UPON does not look perfect square?

thanks,
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on September 29, 2009, 09:13 AM:
 
I think Micheal might have been just holding the scope lense over his projector with one hand and taking the photo's with the other. That's not a joke! At one time, my scope bracket broke and I ended up holding the scope lense over the projector lense for the last three hours of "Ben Hur".

Were my arms tired! That's hard to do and still keep the focus just right!

Micheal, though, will no doubt clear it up better than I.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 29, 2009, 09:32 AM:
 
Thanks Michael. I'll try to discover.
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on September 30, 2009, 12:49 AM:
 
Gian, your last change to get a print, let me know yes or no.
I need immediately a answer if you want a print.
regards
Oemer
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 30, 2009, 01:51 AM:
 
Oemer, I will send you a PM as soon as possible.
Cheers.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on September 30, 2009, 03:01 AM:
 
Gian,
I think you should do it and Oemer is right: it's probably your really last chance to get a new print !

Winbert & Osi:
We are very new in our new home. Now I have only roundabout 3 meters to my screen (screen-width is 2,34m). So I must zoom very high with the 1.1-lens of the ST. My (wooden) lens-holder is selfmade, stands in front of the ST and I must adjust it to the new room. I don't have an lens-holder which is mounted at the projector. They are too expensive (said my wife [Wink] ) That's why I don't have perfect square at the moment.

And it was the first time I made photos from a screen.

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 30, 2009, 09:25 AM:
 
Mail sorted, Oemer.
Thanks for your advice, Michael.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on September 30, 2009, 05:12 PM:
 
Oemer, did you have my last mail? Let me know. CIAO!
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on October 01, 2009, 01:09 AM:
 
sent email
Oemer
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on October 02, 2009, 12:01 AM:
 
Thursday October 1 2009 @ 8:00PM

Super 8 sound

Preview the print of THE JOLSON STORY. In advance of next Monday nights screening. Inspection on bench found two splices needed to be replaced, plus color fade throughout. Print does run fine with exception to the dreaded fade.

CG
 
Posted by Barrie Didham (Member # 1741) on October 03, 2009, 03:00 AM:
 
Saturday 03/10/09

Super 8mm Sound

Sabu 5x400 B/W Niles print.

I have to say that after watching the color DVD of Sabu that the Super8 print i have is much sharper with an over all warm tone to the sound that seems to be missing from the DVD.
I also have doubts about the color version of the DVD,through out the whole movie,i could see what to me looked like Black and White under some color and in some cases it was B/W(like a shot of the cliff face in the back ground of the river near the start of the DVD,almost like it was more of a tint then full color.

Bless those little reels of film....Oh! the joy.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on October 03, 2009, 04:39 PM:
 
Tonight i watched The number one movie from Disney
Snow White [Smile] great movie i have enjoy it,so thanks
David!
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on October 04, 2009, 09:37 AM:
 
Another outdoor "Drive-In" screening--perfect weather. It was an all 16mm early Halloween show with 35 in attendance:
NATIONAL ANTHEM
DRIVE-IN SNACK BAR trailers
ONIONHEAD trailer
SPACE SHIP SAPPY 3 Stooges meet cannibal women on another planet
LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW Disney animated classic
DRIVE IN INTERMISSION trailers
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN feature
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on October 05, 2009, 01:54 AM:
 
Been out of the loop for a bit mainly cuz my computer crashed but I welcomed back the film showings with some 16mm, just me and the wife. In addition to silent films I LOVE B noir stuff....why? because of lines like this ....."The meek shall inherit the earth...yeah....six feet of it!"......that was in tonights' feature WHY MUST I DIE (1960) - It was spoken by the lead actress Terry Moore while she is awaiting her fate on death row for a murder she did not commit..Overall the film which is described on imdb as a budget 'I want to live' is sort of that but with plenty of low budget fun like the bad girl performance of Debra Paget.

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on October 05, 2009, 11:53 PM:
 
Monday October 5 2009 at 7:45pm

THE JOLSON STORY on super 8 sound

For 2 guests.
 
Posted by David Kilderry (Member # 549) on October 06, 2009, 12:12 AM:
 
The Jerk Steve Martin 2 x 400 U8. I have had this a while and never watched it. It is a very good digest with a nice flow to the story and many of the funny parts....but not all of them.

Has some fade, but it runs nicely.

I think I recall it mentioned here before, but I noticed an actors name blacked out on the opening credits; who and why? I imagine they did not give permission for a Super 8 release or perhaps a dispute with the studio?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 06, 2009, 08:13 AM:
 
October 6th 2009, Tuesday.

Super 8 screening matinée with:

- THE AWFUL TOOTH (Blackhawk's OUR GANG);
- THREE SMART BOYS (Blackhawk's OUR GANG);

- THE DWARFS' DILEMMA (Walt Disney Home Movies);
- THE ARISTOCATS MEET SCAT CAT (Walt Disney Home Movies);
- THE ARISTOCATS (Walt Disney Home Movies 200ft digest);
- ALBATROSS AIRLINES (Walt Disney Home Movies);
- ROBIN HOOD AND LITTLE JOHN (Walt Disney Home Movies);
- ROBIN HOOD RESCUES MAID MARIAN (Walt Disney Home Movies);
- THE BEST OF FRIENDS (Walt Disney Home Movies);
- PLUTO AND THE ARMADILLO (Walt Disney Home Movies);
- CLOWN OF THE JUNGLE (Walt Disney Home Movies).

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Some of them are more than 30 years old, but still in perfect shape and looking younger!

Projector used: Silma Alfa 06; Schneider-Xenovaron 1.1
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on October 07, 2009, 12:00 PM:
 
Gian, I am so jealous with your Disney print.

Those are from Walt Disney releases, right? Nothing from Derann...

I have been trying to collect those Disney on LPP but always got Eastman or maximum Kodak SP.

After years the Kodak SP will turn brownish.

But yours are truly excellent (except for Albatross and Robin Hood Marian, which I think are Kodak SP).

I am not giving up to buy and buy again from Ebay for those Disney prints. But since many seller cannot identify between Eastman/Kodak SP vs LPP, can you tell me one or two infos that I can ask to laymen and from that we can say they are from LPP prints.

Perhaps: Lab number or catalog numbers on the leader which can easily be read? or lab marking/or years of printing?

cheers
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on October 07, 2009, 12:52 PM:
 
Beautiful Gian! [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 07, 2009, 03:45 PM:
 
Thanks a lot, Jeroen. You are always so kind. I will send you later a PM.

Winbert, no way to identify them. Codes on leaders are always the same. Of course I don't own only LPP prints (and yes, you are right; these are not Deranns. They are original Walt Disney Home Movies. Marian and Albatross are on Kodak SP). I've been collecting them since 1978/79. All titles available were printed on Eastman, Kodak SP and, before ceasing the production, on LPP. I'm simply trying to do my best: every time I find a better copy I buy it and substitute the previous I had.

So, don't give up. You know patience is required, when collecting (it doesn't matter WHAT).

Cheers.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on October 07, 2009, 05:03 PM:
 
Hi-

Had some relatives over (youngin's [Smile] ). They always insist on seeing a super-8 show. With all the crazy junk on the kids channels these days, I think the old classics are such a breath of fresh air for them.

Last night's showing:

-Pink Panther cartoon "Pink Tail Fly"

-Beautiful Briney
-Match of the Century (both are 200 Disney extracts from Bedknobs & Broomsticks)

Last, but not least, a classic Little Rascals short (are you looking, Gian??)-
-The Pigskin Palooka (PERFECT for football season!)

A very well enjoyed show [Wink] .

James.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 07, 2009, 05:11 PM:
 
A great program, James. How are you? Still missing some, but always looking for. I already have this one. Not one of my favorite, but funny anyway [Big Grin] .
Take care.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on October 07, 2009, 05:19 PM:
 
Thanks Gian.

Its not really one of my faves either, since I'm not a huge sports fan anyway [Smile] . I actually prefer the older, two-reel Little Rascal shorts, especially the ones in school (Miss Crabtree). But one thing about those one-reelers from 1937-1938, they are very well edited, and provide alot of fast paced entertainment in 10 minutes!

James.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 07, 2009, 05:36 PM:
 
You are more than welcome.

I totally agree about 1937/38 shorts, James. Some of them are simply amazing (I'm thinking about HEARTS ARE THUMPS, SPOOKY HOOKY or ROAMIN' HOLIDAY, for example... 'He's got it! My personality!').

But, as you stated, some older two-reelers are genuine masterpieces. SCHOOL'S OUT is one of them. My opinion, of course! [Wink]
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on October 07, 2009, 10:43 PM:
 
Gian,

I am not giving up. But certainly a bad feeling after waiting so long time for parcel to get a faded print (or brownish) is just unavoidable. (mind you that most of my time was in Indonesia where I had to wait 6-7 months because most of sellers would not ship to Indonesia. I had to wait someone will bring my films by hand. Not now in Canada...but no films here :-( )

So, if leader cannot say anything therefore, we can only rely on small (very small) code between sprockets. This is something that I always found unsuccessful to ask laymen in checking up this important info.

What about the boxes? I noticed, Disney has different boxes later on (eg. Snow White, Dwarf Dilemma, etc). Can we notice the LPP from the boxes' artworks?

Lastly, did you ever get Disney LPP from American prints?

thanks
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 08, 2009, 01:43 AM:
 
At Friday, 16th Ocotber we will have a Super 8-night at the dance-school of a friend of mine.

The (planned) program:

Some commercials (Levi's, Beer etc.)
Trailers:
- Grease
- The jungle book
- Titanic
- The fall of the roman empire

Then a Pink Panther-Cartoon (G.I. Pink)

And as Full Feature: Charlton Heston in Ben Hur

I think it will be a greet screening [Smile]

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 08, 2009, 08:06 AM:
 
Winbert, boxes are always the same. The most recent artworks are not necessarily synonymous with LPP prints. I have a MONSTRO THE WHALE from 'PINOCCHIO' (American print) on Fuji, for example (old artwork). And a wonderful THE DWARFS' DILEMMA that was supplied with the first artwork too, not the second one!

No way to recognize them, as I stated in my previous post. All available titles on catalogue were distributed on different stocks, probably depending on what labs had at their disposal in 'that' specific moment. You need a little patience (it seems you have it, eh eh eh) and to be sure the seller knows at least what he's trading with.

So, when possible, I ask the seller to supply some shots of the movies. Or to tell me if he is in a position to recognize the stock.

All my Walt Disney Home Movie excerpts and shorts (or almost) were printed in USA. I also have some Italian and French prints. Well, the first are often disappointing. French ones are as good as American ones on LPP.

Good luck!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 08, 2009, 10:14 AM:
 
To answer that question about "The Jerk". I believe that Universal 8 would black out an actors name if you didn't see that person in the digest, (though they would be in the full feature).

It may sound silly, but last night I did a ...

" FADED FILM SHOW! "

... on purpose!

First up, I watched my pinky "Popeye Meets Ali Baba & His 40 Thieves", in preperation for Chris Smith's very nice print that I anxiously look forward to recieving!

Next, we watched Red Fox's "TV" Commercials" (both 200ft reels spliced onto one reel. Some have more fade than others on that reel. One in particular, "Frosted Rice" (animated) looks pristine to this day.

FADED CARTOON REEL!

All this and Rabbit Stew
To Duck or Not to Duck
Bully For Bugs

The finale (last hour) of "Gorky Park" optical sound feature.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on October 08, 2009, 10:41 AM:
 
That's cool!

Until now I had no idea "Gorky Park" was ever a movie: excellent novel, though.
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on October 08, 2009, 11:21 AM:
 
Winbert, Forget about looking for LPP on Ebay on Disney prints. Why not give Derann or CHC a call and ask them specifically you are looking for Disney LPP's and are prepared a pay a little more for the right print. Im sure, when they have a spare 10 minutes, they will look for you. Another idea is to get on a plane and come to the BFCC and you can inspect prints by hand. You never know you might be lucky [Smile] .

But as Gian says, have patience and you will find them.

Graham S
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on October 08, 2009, 10:31 PM:
 
Thursday October 8 2009 @ 8:00PM

Super 8 Optical Sound: Starbird & Sweet William

a short break

DVD Projection: Best-Buy Trailer Promo Disc*

* Free with any purchase on DVD's a few years ago. Finally watched it tonight. Over 1 hour of trailers. One of the best ones on it was Kill Bill......
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on October 08, 2009, 10:53 PM:
 
At about 5:50 PM I watched the 200' of Superman The Movie. I was mostly seeing if my experiment to run the sound through my receiver worked. It did!

Doing this worked wonders for the audio as this 200' is otherwise very harsh sounding. Running it through the receiver tamed it a lot.

Wish I could get rid of the slight buzz/hum I'm getting now. It's not noticable when the movie is playing but still.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 08, 2009, 11:03 PM:
 
Yes Steve, a very well made thriller, with Lee Marvin as the Amewrican abroad, and his last great role before he died.

The optical super 8 feature print is truly pin sharp and a credit to those who ran the film labs!

The only problem is that, from what I have gathered over time, all the prints of this were made on the terrible fade eastman of the early 80's (shortly before it was completely phased out for Kodak SP and the new stock of the time which was called L.P.P.

All prints of this I have run across look about the same, color but pinky.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on October 09, 2009, 07:41 AM:
 
Last night was a sort of pre-halloween evening, all on Super 8. We started with "The Mummy Strikes" one of the excellent Superman cartoons from Paramount from the 1940's. This was a Niles release with good colour. As the professor recounts the history of the Mummy to Clark Kent with the tomb heiroglyphs the background music is one of the themes from "Popeye Meets Ali Baba". This was followed by "Assault". This was a very adult film dealing with a serial rapist and killer of young girls in the woods close to a private school. It was produced by Peter Rogers, more famous as the producer of the "Carry On" movies, so it was a departure from his usual stuff with this title. A great British cast including Frank Finlay and Freddie Jones. The police set a trap to catch the killer with the help of the pretty art teacher, a psychiatrist and an unscrupulous reporter. This was released by Powell Films on 4X400ft reels with some colour fade apart from the lovely green emulsion scratch that came and went periodically on reels 1 and 4 and seemed totally resistant to Eastman fade. We ended the evening with "Equinox". This was a great movie probably originally released on 4X400ft reels as this print had been respooled onto 2 very full 600ft reels and 1X200ft reel. I do not know who released this title as it was on Bonum reels in plastic cases. Any info on the Super 8 distributor would be gratefully received. Some fade but a great movie which I had never seen before. They say that it was one of the influences for "The Evil Dead", certainly with the cabin in the woods, the dead professor and the dreaded Necronomicon, as well Asmodeus running around in his various guises I can see why this may be so. Overall a great evening. I am looking forward to the next show now.

Paul.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on October 12, 2009, 12:59 AM:
 
was feeling a little depressed so I had a couple of friends over (who aren't exactly fans of silents) and they brought their two teenage sons so I broke out the 16mm and watched a different kind of classic....We had a lot of fun remembering how silly we all looked in the 70's and singing along to the disco songs....The best part was it added to an idea we have at the Echo Park Film Center about screening films where they were shot, so next spring we are going to show this one down by Venice Beach

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Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 12, 2009, 01:44 AM:
 
Yesterday we watched the Derann-Version of Star Trek - Generations. Really great colours and a very good sharpness.
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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 12, 2009, 06:14 PM:
 
Nice pics, Michael. I now feel like to buy this movie. Very nice color indeed!
I always forget to ask you how many reels ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST by Sergio Leone is mounted on. Could you tell me, please? Thanks! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on October 12, 2009, 11:30 PM:
 
Monday night October 12 2009 @ 8:15pm

Everything super 8 sound

Tex Avery King Size Canary
Carlton Advertising British Adds
Blake Edward's S.O.B trailer
Paramount's Saturday Night Fever trailer - long version

Feature Easter Parade by MGM

[Smile]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 13, 2009, 12:53 AM:
 
Hi Gian,
the colours of Generations are really stunning and a good sharpness. It's fine to see.

Once upon a time is originally mounted on 10x 180m with roundabout 150m on each wheel.
I mounted it on 3x 360m and 1x 240m, where part 3 and part 6 where splitted after roundabout 60m on two wheels:

Reel 1 (360 m):
Reel 2 (360 m):
Reel 3 (360m):
Part 4 (240m):
Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 13, 2009, 03:16 AM:
 
10*180? Thanks for telling me.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 13, 2009, 05:40 PM:
 
13th October 2009, Tuesday

Super 8 screening night.
Programme: Disney MARY POPPINS by Derann. Simply stunning!

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Projector used: Elmo ST 1200 HD m/o; Elmo 1.0
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on October 14, 2009, 01:00 PM:
 
Not last night, but earlier this afternoon I gave a show to a senior citizen group, all female. all aged 65+.
Given a 1 hour time limit for the show (it's always 1 hour with this particular group)the following was screened:

1) Rank welcome with Michael Aspel voice-over
2)This Is Cinema -It's Preview Time
3)Presenting Our Future Programme + ABC dayset
4)Trailer - Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
5)Trailer - The Lion King
6)Trailer - Singin' In The Rain
7)Trailer - Calamity Jane
8)Two Little Indians-Tom & Jerry
9)Brave Little Tailor - Mickey Mouse
10)Tracks Around The Island (very good doc. about Isle Of Man)
11)The Jolson Story 400ft version
All mounted on one 1600ft spool. Elmo GS, 1.1 lens
7ft wide 4X3 ratio screen, Sony 60w amp

Blackout conditions were far from ideal,in fact it wasn't even murky. The show started at 2.00pm on a very sunny afternoon but the picture was more than acceptable as I was able to position the screen at the back of the stage which helped a great deal.

By the way,there is a '100 Years Of Cinema' plaque on the outside of the hall to commemorate the birth of a local actor who made it in Hollywood - Ray Milland.
Mal
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on October 14, 2009, 04:35 PM:
 
Great Gian,the pics from Mary Poppins! [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 14, 2009, 04:37 PM:
 
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] Thanks Jeroen. Great print!
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 14, 2009, 05:18 PM:
 
Hello Gian Luca Mario,

I am amazed by the color picts from Mary Poppins. Did you acquire this directly from Derann, or from a collector?

About 12 years ago, I purchased a Derann print, but was disappointed because the flesh tones had some blue-purple colors coming through and it was very distracting.

Derann said that they could not help, so I returned the feature. I wish that there was better quality control.

I love this film, but afraid to take a risk to purchase it again, because I need to have a guarantee and wish to buy it again.

Are you able to decode the type of film stock that your film is printed on, and if it was purchased by a collector, when this film was made?

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 14, 2009, 05:28 PM:
 
Michael, thanks for your post.
I unfortunately know about Derann MARY POPPINS' curse.

First of all: all recent prints have a bluish cast to the color from the very first frame to the last one. So, avoid them.

I knew excellent prints exist (this is one of them: brown magnetic strips and Agfa LPP stock) and I had waited for a good opportunity for a very longtime. Well, this is a used print. It was listed on Derann latest used films sheet. I have risked and I did well: the print is the way you can see. I don't know 'how old' it is.

But trust me: I have a couple of friends who have recently bought the feature (brand new copies) and were totally disappointed the same way you did.
I know I shouldn't say that because it is not good for Derann. But we normally do the contrary, when a movie has stunning color or it is a top quality print.
Sorry having to say this one is not, actually. And considering the price I think it is correct to give true information to other collectors. Don't you agree? I ignore if the negative has some kind of problem.

Let me have your PM: I will supply you a very interesting file.
Mine is gloncri (at) hotmail (dot) it.

All I can say is to be patient: maybe a gentle used copy as the one I have had just a couple of days ago will be soon available somewhere. Good luck, so. Really.

Take care and let me know.

[ October 14, 2009, 06:34 PM: Message edited by: Gian Luca Mario Loncrini ]
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on October 14, 2009, 09:01 PM:
 
Hi Mal,
Great to hear that you are out and about and giving film shows again! One question I have for you - was Ray Milland born in Neath? I thought he was born in my home town of Penarth ( 4 miles from Cardiff) but I could definately be wrong about that. Whatever, Ray was a wonderful actor and debonair leading man - one of the Welsh greats!
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 14, 2009, 09:57 PM:
 
Gian Luca Mario,

Wow, this is a splendid find.

Agfa LPP?
I thought that LPP was an Eastman Stock,
other than Agfa GS, or Agfa 2GS which are also
low fade stocks.

michaeld10 ( at sign ) verizon ( dot ) net
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 15, 2009, 01:21 AM:
 
Hi Gian,
great pics. My Derann print of Mary Poppins is as good as yours, but it is a used copy from the earlier Derann days, too.

Yesterday a friend of mine made a little screening for me ;-):
Winnetou I (Part 1 of the 2x 400ft. digest)
Winnetou III (Part 1 of the 3x 400ft. digest)
Those magnificent men in their flying machines (Part 1 of the Scope-full feature by Derann). The colours and the sharpness are absolutely stunning for a scope print.

Had a really great evening with spaghetti, pizza and red wine.

Regards,
Michael

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 15, 2009, 03:05 AM:
 
Michael, I will mail you later attaching those files I wrote about in my previous post. All the best.
GIAN
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on October 15, 2009, 04:08 AM:
 
Hi Paul, thanks for the comments.
Reginald Alfred Truscott-Jones was born in Neath on January 3rd 1905. When he took up acting he picked the name Milland from an industrial area of Neath called Mill Lands.
Milland Road and Milland Industrial Estate are now part of a modernised area.
best wishes,
Mal
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 15, 2009, 06:23 PM:
 
Michael, will you please be so kind to mail me after you have had the possibility to check those two videos? Thanks a lot!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 15, 2009, 07:38 PM:
 
Gian ...

I think your mistaking L.P.P. with Agfa. I know that it is an honest mistake however, as I have never heard of a Agfa L.P.P.
This was just a type used by Eastman film company.

Agfa is a superior film stock, that is for sure. All my prints on Agfa film stock have a very realistic color scheme. The Eastman L.P.P. tends to have that bluish cast.

Don't get me wrong, were glad to have ANY new prints these days, but agfa prints are far superior in color reproduction.

It's too bad that Agfa isn't used anymore, or am I wrong?
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on October 15, 2009, 09:28 PM:
 
Last night was a varied film night. We began with "The Monster From Under The Sea". This is a 200ft extract from Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" with excellent colour and sound on this print by Buck Labs. Next we had the MGM 3X400ft "Where Eagles Dare". What a great digest this is. It is superbly edited and is fast paced action and excitement all the way. I recommend getting hold of this title if you can as it is great entertainment and the colours have held up very well on this title. We concluded our evening with Cecil B. DeMille's immortal classic "The Ten Commandments". This was the 3X400ft mini feature from Marketing Films and it has absolutely stunning colour and is a wonderful print on low fade polyestar stock. I have the latest DVD of this film and I have owned every commercial release of this film since the Betamax double cassette version from the early 1980's as it is a personal favourite of mine, but I can honestly say that this Super 8 release is visually the most satisfying as it looks like it did when I first saw this film in the cinema in the early 1960's. The editors did a nice job with this film but a full length print in this quality would have been wonderful. Oh well, what a pity, never mind. [Smile]

Paul.
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 15, 2009, 09:39 PM:
 
Paul, The Ten Commandments was offered as a complete
full length 8mm feature many years ago. I remember seeing it
listed and it was hugely expensive. Around 20 years ago
it was selling for about $1,000.00 USA.

Osi, LPP depending on how it is processed, can return either
blue or green hues. The lab work is important.
I have numerous films on LPP
and they have perfect color and without that blue cast.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on October 15, 2009, 10:58 PM:
 
Thursday Evening October 15, 2009 @ 8:15PM

Shorts:
Elmo Sound Demonstration Film
Arneson Pool Cleaner
Jurassic Park The Ride Promo
Rendezvous
Notes To You

Trailer:
The Sting

Feature:
Hoppity Goes To Town

This was all on super 8 sound. And it brought back some grand memories....the reel of shorts were some of my very earliest in my collection. Most basic models of Elmo projectors, factory new, came with the 50' demonstration film. The pool cleaner was something I found in a cassette which I pulled and mounted on a reel. Rendezvous is a pretty funny film of very old monster movie scenes - perfect for Halloween - with music by Frank Sinatra (Strangers In the Night). Notes To You was a classic Porky Pig cartoon. And the feature still has surprisingly good color which in that title is hard to find. I am pleased to report that EVERYTHING ran just fine although the Porky Pig cartoon was definitely turning to pink. But then again, pink is acceptable if it's ham.

[Big Grin]

Gosh How I LOVE this format!

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 16, 2009, 04:22 AM:
 
Hello Osi.
Yes, you are right. I should only write AGFA referring to Agfa stock and LPP when referring to Eastman LPP. Mine it's a honest and innocent way to refer to superior film stocks. Sorry [Wink] .
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 16, 2009, 04:42 AM:
 
Yesterday we watched the Derann print of Die hard with German Stereo Sound. Good sharpness and amazing colours.
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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 16, 2009, 04:45 AM:
 
Wow...
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 16, 2009, 05:27 AM:
 
Okay my camera is not the best to photograph Film Sequences [Big Grin]
And the problem with the high zoom factor in the edges.

Tonight is the Ben Hur night. If possible I will post some photos.

Regards and have a nice weekend,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 16, 2009, 05:29 AM:
 
Michael, my 'wow' was sincere. Good shots!
 
Posted by Gary Crawford (Member # 67) on October 16, 2009, 07:55 AM:
 
Last night was my birthday so I ran , for the first time ever, the Castle Films News parade from my birthyear...1949. It proved to me what I already knew.....absolutely nothing happened in 1949. Good print, though.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 16, 2009, 08:20 AM:
 
Something did happen in 1949, a future film collector was born, and thats always a good thing! Happy after-Birthday!

(being I'm a little late)

Chip ... was your "Hoppity" the agfa Red Fox print or the Derann rerelease on L.P.P.?

Gian ... Grasshopper, a good student, you are!

That Die Hard really is a great print. Curious thing about that movie. We just watched the two disc DVD set of that film and I immediately noticed that the FOX logo was off center. It actually wasn't. Though the movie was in Letterbox, it was in what I call, "Cheater Letterbox". The edge of the FOX logo was right at the right edge of the TV. In other words, a good 20 percent of the full anamorphic image was still cropped off!

Its strange what goes through studio executives minds. We can give em some letterboxing, but whoa! They won't stand for a fully anamorphic transfer!

On that "Ben Hur" print, I'll be curious to see any screenshots if possible. My print has a bluish cast with a slightly brighter edge on the right hand side of the frame. It's not too distracting most of the time, but it does distract.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on October 16, 2009, 08:22 AM:
 
Mike,
regarding the feature length "The Ten Commandments", I wonder how the colours held up. I had a full length "War of the Worlds" that had significantly faded whereas the 3x400ft is still excellent. Also I have heard that "Murder on the Orient Express" is usually faded. Could Marketing Films have printed their feature releases on inferior film stock to keep their costs down?

Paul.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 16, 2009, 08:32 AM:
 
Paul ...

That must be the case, as there are both good and bad prints ranging from the same time. I wonder how much film stock control the assorted film companies (Marketing and beyond) had when sending the negatives to the labs, as I'm sure that different labs had different stocks utilized.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on October 16, 2009, 08:50 AM:
 
Osi: I am not sure which version my print of Hoppity is.

Also, on the Die Hard 20th Fox logo....

On the first two releases of this movie Die Hard and Die Hard II Die Harder - Fox actually had FLAT versions of the logo on the front of the SCOPE prints. And yes, I do mean on the 35mm prints. Now I don't know why this was done. But if they didn't catch that on the video release, this could be the problem which you describe. Assuming that, all home version releases come from a master copy somewhere.

CG
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 16, 2009, 10:02 AM:
 
I hear where your coming from Chip ...

However, that deluxe DVD edition is definitely not the full anamorphic scope.

... but we have it, on Super 8! HAH!

for tonight ...

British Humor ...

"Rising Damp: The Movie"

Three stooges : Pop goes the Easel

animated film "The clock that wouldn't Cuckoo" (Blackhawk)
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on October 16, 2009, 01:25 PM:
 
"The Cuckoo Clock" Tex Avery cartoon, new Derann print, first viewing!
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on October 16, 2009, 02:06 PM:
 
Haven't screened any Super8 for a while so last night it was time to give the projector a run.

1/800ft reel
Gone Nutty
The Old Mill "new copy from Derann last year"
Shopping for a Queen..a L/L from 1959
The Night Before Christmas 1933 "a stunning Derann print"

1/600ft reel
The Frog and the Princess
Donald Duck and the Gorilla
Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

Apart from the "Look at Life" which was slightly washed out in colour "still very good", all the other shorts were excellent prints nice and sharp with good sound. The projector was a GS1200 fitted with a two bladed shutter and Xenophot lamp [Cool] .

Graham.
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on October 16, 2009, 05:13 PM:
 
Paul: Ten Commandments is also one of my favorite movies.
In the past years I had many prints of this great movie on film.
The Marketing 3x400 is nice, I never watched the marketing full length feature but you can buy brand new Super 8 german prints.
A friend of mine have also one used print for sale, if I remember right he want 400 Euro for his print.
In the past I had few nice 16mm Technicolor prints of this movie, I sold a very nice print to a collector in the USA. Unfortunately this was a composed print 60% IB Tech and 40% faded. I sold few months ago another german dubbed 16mm IB print to a friend of mine. I restored this print from 3 different prints and I ordered few missed minutes from the film lab who make the S8 prints (this 16mm footage was made from the same negative) and you see a big difference between the Technicolor print and the new print. The new print is very good but far away from the great Technicolor color.
I watched also a 35mm IB Tech. print and I must say the best Ten Commandments print I ever watched was the first 1 hour of
my first 16mm print (the composed print).
Here are some screenshots from this. :-(
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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 16, 2009, 05:29 PM:
 
Simply great shots, Oemer. My compliments. Amazing, amazing, amazing!

Mike, did you have any chance to watch those files?
Let me know.

CIAO
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 16, 2009, 09:16 PM:
 
Boy, your not kidding Gian!

Those screenshots have better color than the "restored" laserdisc version that I have from about 15 years ago. Yeah, it was 15 years ago, but it was restored. Those screenshots prove that they botched at least that laserdisc edition!
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on October 16, 2009, 11:15 PM:
 
Nothing tonight but earlier this afternoon I showed the 200' digests of Superman and Pit & The Pendulum followed by the DVD of Curse Of The Werewolf.

My mother was watching with me and enjoyed both digests very much. Curse Of The Werewolf was also very good. Neither of us had seen it and we were very pleased with it.

Osi, I don't know about the Super 8 prints of Die Hard, but the original 35mm theatrical release did use a flat logo but vertically squeezed it. This is maintained on all widescreen video formats including Blu-Ray. The pan & scan versions show the logo normally though.

The 35mm theatrical release of Die Hard 2 (Die Harder is a promotional title and never appears on the screen. At least on US prints.) had a normal scope logo as do all video versions including Blu-Ray.

My guess is that for the Super 8 version, someone decided to present the logo normally which caused the cropping. I can't say what happened in the first place. John McTeirnan would probably know but nobody has ever asked him.

As for The 10 Commandments, according to film restorer Robert Harris, the restoration was handled correctly, the video transfer was not.
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on October 17, 2009, 01:38 AM:
 
Last nights showing was
BEN HUR 1x400ft cinevision
DALEKS INVASION OF EARTH 2150Ad 4x400ft
both super 8 sound!

and on 16mm
TRIUMPH OF THE WILL
SOS TITANIC

Pat [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 17, 2009, 01:20 PM:
 
Was that the print I traded to you Pat?

I was struck that the print had that perfectly black leader, and yet the source print had a slightly washed out color. Some of it looked just about perfect ...

... but it was the cut of that digest that really impressed me.
I'm glad that your still enjoying it!

Back to that Ten Commandment print. The thing that strikes me about those screenshots, (must look even more incredible in person), is that the color is so natural, so perfect. On that restored Laserdisc, while the image is very sharp and clean, the colors have that "50's-ish" looking color. I'm sure that someone else could better explain it.

Those screen captures have a very good natural color spectrum. If the negative used for that print is the same as used for the Marketing Super 8 release, (as stated above), then, though I semi-retired with my collecting, I may be tempted to
hunt that 3X400ft down!
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on October 17, 2009, 07:59 PM:
 
Osi
Yep the BEN HUR print is ex you!
despite it's fade, it is a very good digest, I would not mind the 3x400ft version of it!
Pat [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on October 18, 2009, 10:08 AM:
 
"Ealing" first lot screening:

16mm (all from the bring and buy stall):
The Blue Light - Leni Riefenstahl: test screening
Gentlemen's gentleman, Pluto's cartoon: very nice short, no splices and some lines here and there
Unknown spanish tank documentary: nice images but only an excerpt

Super 8:
MASH 400' selected scenes
Goldeneye pre title sequence: new copy from CHC

maybe in the evening I'll go with the second lot (cartoon short section) and ll check in my editor the third lot (the fiction section)
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on October 18, 2009, 04:16 PM:
 
Vampire Circus, flawless 8mm Walton print. Have to get new batteries for my camera, so I can make stunning pictures to post and to drool over.
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on October 18, 2009, 04:35 PM:
 
Had my sister-in-law and her family visiting to see the new home cinema, so I showed some reels suitable for the kids (1,5 and 5 years old).

- "Dr. Jekyll and mr. Mouse" - Tom and Jerry Super8 sound 200'
- "14 Carrot Rabbit" - Bugs Bunny/Yosemite Sam Super8 sound 200'
- "Clown of the Jungle" - Donald Duck Super8 silent 200' (had audio accompanying via YouTube)

Then showed two reels for the "adults":
- The Great Train Robbery - 1903 Western, Regular 8mm silent 200'
- Man United vs Anderlech, European Cup 1968, super8 silent (yes, we are very addicted to football here).
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on October 19, 2009, 11:42 AM:
 
Yesterday (sunday afternoon), after having re-recorded in Italian Stereo, I finally screened one of my favorite thriller: SILENCE OF THE LAMBS...

Just shot some pictures from this great Derann print

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Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on October 19, 2009, 12:14 PM:
 
Flavio,

how was the sound of your copy, before you dubbed it? Mine is not so good and I always have to equalize high tones to have a decent sound.
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on October 19, 2009, 12:27 PM:
 
That print looks truly stunning [Smile]

Too bad you don't enjoy it with the classic sound of Anthony Hopkins [Wink]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 19, 2009, 01:03 PM:
 
It's Strange ...

The thing I liked best from that movie was the double subliminal imagery in the original poster.

You first see the beautiful endering of the Moth on the poster ...

You look closer, and you see the super-imposed Skull in the moth ...

You look even further, and you see ther orgy scene, (well, at least two guys and a woman).

Cool subliminals.

Tonights film viewing at the Osgood house?

"Goodwill to Men" scope, MGM 200ft

"STAR WARS" (600ft Marketing digest) I can never get enough of that one!

"Raid on Entebbe" 4X600ft (Charles Bronson/Peter Finch) The actioneer about the real life hostage rescue from the 70's.
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on October 19, 2009, 02:34 PM:
 
Hi Fabrizio,

I saw only the first reel in English, before re-recording, and the sound (also the original was in stereo) was not so bad in my opinion. For sure the use of the equalizer could have helped with high frequencies.

Flavio
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 19, 2009, 03:52 PM:
 
All my compliments, Flavio.
Great print and wonderful shots.
Ciao!
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on October 19, 2009, 11:41 PM:
 
Monday Night October 19 2oo9 @ 8:30pm

Everything on super 8 sound

Short:
High Society Digest print 2 x 400'

Trailers:
Poltergeist
10 (Bo Derek)
Animal House
Stripes
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Elmo Sound Demonstration Film

Feature:
Top Hat

You know, this is getting interesting. Watching all these movies every Monday night. I am enjoying my collection more than ever before. It's kind of weird, actually.

Before I was a projectionist in theaters, I spent alot of time with my hobby of super 8. Maybe because I wished for more. Maybe because I wanted to be that projectionist in a theater full of patrons. Maybe because I just wanted to have fun.

But since I no longer run movies for pay, I'm back to the super 8. Maybe because (ironically) purchasing a video projector gave more spark to the hobby. Being able to pick up copies of all those other movies I'd wished to be on super 8 that never would be.

But yet, since May, I've used the super 8 projectors more than any other summer or same period of time. This is reflected on my clip board, where I log in all shows run to the screen.

The time I spend in my little booth is mind boggling. You've all seen pictures of my set up and know the laundry shares the cinema. Well each day when I go down to get clean clothes for the day, I step in to the booth and give a visual check. You know, just to make sure everything is OK. Even if only for a moment.

That's the power of super 8. That I can spend so much time with it and not worry. Even when I sleep. I have reoccurring dreams that I am back at a theater running the booth, making my rounds, just making sure all is alright. I have dreams that I'm back at the Randhurst shopping mall in Mount Prospect Illinois in 1972 picking up my first Vernon dual 8 editor - or a bunch of 400 foot Scherer dual 8 reels with the snap in removable adapters.

Even with dreams of super 8 I'm addicted. And you know what?

It's still a lot of fun.

Thank you for listening! [Big Grin]

[ October 20, 2009, 08:38 AM: Message edited by: Chip Gelmini ]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on October 20, 2009, 02:15 AM:
 
Chip although I do not know you personally I become somewhat familiar with people on the forum from their posts, and there was a time when I was thinking we had lost you as every screening seemed to be video, but what you just wrote was poetry and even if your next 100 screenings are video I can see that the film is part of you and it is inspirational. [Smile]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 20, 2009, 02:21 AM:
 
As I told, last Friday was the Ben Hur-Night.
The pictures were not as good, as they should be...perhaps the distance was too high. We showed it with a width of 3m and minimal zoom (that's the reason of the high distance). And sometimes I forgot to shoot the pictures because the film and the quality were so fascinating...
The last 2 pictures are the setup of the evening after ending the show. For the (simulated) surround sound we used a Shure HTS-5000.

The Program:

Some Commercials (Deutsche Bahn, Flensburger Pils, Levi's, Gib Aids keine Chance)

Trailers:
- Grease
- The jungle book
- Titanic
- The fall of the roman empire

Short:
The pink panther: G.I. Pink

Full Feature:
Ben Hur

As a surprise, because it was around midnight, when the feature ends:
- Frankenstein starring Boris Carloff (400 ft.)

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 20, 2009, 03:44 AM:
 
Once more my compliments, Michael.
That's what I REALLY call HOME CINEMA.
Thanks for posting your pictures. They always delight me.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 20, 2009, 04:15 AM:
 
Hi Gian,
thanks for your compliments.
It was a really great evening.

It's in the dance school of a friend of mine.
We were 5 persons who saw the film. There should be 10 guests, but most of them became ill.
The projectors were two Elmo ST-1200 HD, one with standard 1.3 and one with 1.1-lens, but we didn't saw a very high difference in the light...

My home cinema is much smaller [Big Grin]
If I can say "home cinema" to it... [Wink]
In the next days I will post some photos of it.

But just one question: How do you get your pictures so sharp and with such a good colour ?

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on October 20, 2009, 04:39 AM:
 
Having decided to leave the office a little early last night, I decided to screen a couple of B&W films; both 16mm.

First was Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt", 1943, which I had been after for some time, and finally bought from Michael O'Regan whilst at the BFCC.

It stars Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright (uncle and neice in the film), where Cotten (Uncle Charlie) is suspected of murdering wealthy widows for their money. Wright (also named Charlie, after her uncle) thinks he's the most wonderful uncle in the world, until her suspicions are aroused by a couple of undercover detectives. Naturally she begins to fall for one of the detectives, and things begin to reach a head when she falls victim to some of 'Uncle Charlie's' contrived accidents to get her out of the way - as he now realises that she knows a little too much.

It's interesting to note that Teresa Wright was the only performer ever to be nominated for Oscars for her first three films. She passed away in 2005 at the age of 87.

I'll leave it there, but I'm sure many will know the story anyway.

Next up was Carl Theodor Dreyer's "Vampyr", 1932, with Julian West as Allan Grey, Rena Mandel as Gisele, and Sybille Schmitz as Leone.

This film is always a surprise and delight, for it has German sound, English sub-titles, and musical background. The sound is pretty poor by today's standards, but certainly adds to the eerie atmosphere of the film - particularly the music.

An excellent example of the film noir genre, the story of which is briefly as follows (from IMDb):

"Young traveller Allan Grey arrives in a remote castle and starts seeing weird, inexplicable sights (a man whose shadow has a life of its own, a mysterious scythe-bearing figure tolling a bell, a terrifying dream of his own burial). Things come to a head when one of the daughters of the lord of the castle succumbs to anaemia - or is it something more sinister"?

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable horror evening.
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By-the-way..........

My dear wife (Carol) has just agreed that we can use / turn the spare downstairs reception room, currently affectionately refered to as "The Den", into a cinema room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow - how about that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 20, 2009, 05:17 AM:
 
20th October 2009, Tuesday.

Super 8 matinée test screening with REMI, LE SUE AVVENTURE (Rittai anime ie naki ko) by Dezaki Osamu.

Very enjoyable 30 years old digests by Technofilm on 3M and Kodak SP still in good shape.

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Projector used: Elmo ST 1200 HD m/o; Elmo 1.0

Michael, I personally think your pictures are ok. If I were you, I would only try to take shots while screening 'daylight' sequences/scenes, avoiding too much dark images. Results will be definitely better. Take care.
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on October 20, 2009, 05:24 AM:
 
David,

I'm glad you're enjoying SHADOW OF A DOUBT.

How are the new Ampros?

-Mike
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on October 20, 2009, 06:12 AM:
 
Mike -

Only had time to unpack them from the car; but they are FANTASTIC! [Big Grin]

Can't wait to get them up and running, but that will have to be in the fullness of time, as I will now be concentrating on my new home cinema room - (see final comment in my last posting).

Cheers!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 20, 2009, 05:14 PM:
 
20th October 2009, Tuesday.

Super 8 screening night.
The programme:

TRAILERS
- Evita
- Armageddon
- Save Private Ryan
- Schindler's List
- Psyco
- Fantasia 2000 (incredibly stunning print)

SHORTS
- One Man Band (Pixar; I love it!)

FULL FEATURE
- Goldrake l'invincibile (sometimes there are things worth waiting. Stunning print. And in perfect condition, even if used. Not a single line or scratch. How happy I am!).

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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 21, 2009, 03:01 PM:
 
As always, screenshots that are a pleasure to view, Gian!

Honestly, I have never been a fan of anime, (excpet for the first Robotech series: Macross saga, and the truly superb Cowboy Bebop, now THERE'S a Super 8 feature I'd love to see!),
but I'm glad that your search for an apparantly mint condition print of this has been fruitful!

Manga! (or is it Manja?)
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 21, 2009, 05:02 PM:
 
Osi, this is a super 8 movie I have dreamed about for so longtime; compare the color quality to the DVD one by watching the following linked videos.
Isn't it a super print indeed?

Goldrake

Goldrake 2

Not really a Manga-Manja, mine. Just a little 'nostalgia'. This tv animated series is in all ex '78 Italian children's blood (now in their forties).
Great great great print!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 21, 2009, 06:16 PM:
 
You have a good point indeed, Gian.

I have noticed that, while the Japanese have been quite prolific with their anime, they have not been as good on restoration of their films.

I would love to see the unedited original Japanese version of "Robotech", nudity and all!

Tonights film show ...

Carrotblanca (Bugs Bunny, 1994 (I think) beautiful print, but I need to re-record the sound).

High Plains Drifter (2X400ft)

HOOPER! Optical sound (Burt Reynholds, Jan Micheal Vincent 1978)

Burt plays an aging stuntman who is getting pressure from a newcomer (Micheal Vincent). A reel homage to Hollywood stuntmen.
This is a japanese release and does have some Japanese subtitling to it, but it is in english sound. Besides, all the best scenes, all the action, there's no dialogue, so no subtitles!
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on October 22, 2009, 12:20 AM:
 
Last night showings.
JAWS 2 1x400ft Universal 8
THE DAM BUSTERS 1x400ft Walton
My latest buys from Derann [Big Grin]
Patrick
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 22, 2009, 01:42 AM:
 
Yesterday I screened a very good Derann-Release in Scope and German Stereo Sound: Die hard 2 - Die harder

As I said before, my camera is not the best [Wink]

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Projector: Elmo ST-1200 HD,
Lens: Elmo Super Zoom Lens 1:1,3/15-25mm
Anamorphot: Rathenower Rectimascope 48/2x
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on October 22, 2009, 10:51 AM:
 
Hi Michael,

Your Die Hard print does show an excellent print. But I notice the projected picture does not have a perfect square. Gian did also have the same symptom when he posted his scope prints.

The reason why I am asking this because I do have the same problem. I posted my question here long time ago. And the response from other members did not solve the problems.

So can anybody explain that the vignette is normal symptom in projecting 8mm scope prints ?

regards,
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 22, 2009, 11:27 AM:
 
Hi Winbert,
I have my own theory to the problem and I try to say it in english [Smile]

I think it is the low distance between lens and screen. So I must zoom the film very high. If I take a low focus, I will get no round edges.
Then there is the length of the anamorphot. If the lens-zoom is high and so the focus is short, perhaps the front of the anamorphot is too small for the picture. So it leaves the a. not with the right width and shows the corners of the anamorphot on the screen. That's why the corners are round.

When we screened Ben Hur last weekend, the projector was wide enough to the screen and we had no roundings (as you can see above).

I hope you know, what I mean [Big Grin]

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on October 22, 2009, 11:36 AM:
 
Hi Michael,

Thanks for the explanation and I have been thinking that was the matter too (I also mentioned it in my old thread).

The problem is now that my HT (in Indonesia) has only 3.5 meter distance between projector and screen. So if I set the lens into minimum (low) zoom although it would show perfect square however the projected picture only took 1/4 of the screen (too small).

However, if I set the lens into maximum zoom then the rounding was so obvious.

First time, I thought it was because the anamorphic lens I used was too small. I then bought an anamorphic lens for 35 mm projector!!. But the rounding (vignette) still took place !! [Mad]

So anyone can suggest what should I do now?

thanks
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on October 22, 2009, 05:45 PM:
 
Finaly watched today Disneys "The Rescures" with the kids.
It was the full feature German lab print.
I made some screenshots but they was to dark so they look to bad, I will make new screenshots later from a short distance and post them next time together with a little review of the print.
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The color is perfect and it is a great print, but not perfect like some derann cartoons like POCHAHONTAS etc.

Winbert:
I noticed that you can´t use a scope lens together with a zoom lens for the whole range of the zoom lens.
I get a perfect scope image with my 16mm Elmo projector with every size of lenses for example 38mm and also 20mm (big image/ short distance) but not with a zoom lens.
The problem is not the big size with short distance, this is a problem of an zoom lens, it must be work different to other lenses.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 22, 2009, 06:08 PM:
 
Oemer... We want better shots here [Big Grin] ! Will you be in a position to take some pictures while screening lighter sequences, please? It would be great!
Hope you are right there. I wait soon for good news from you about OUATITW. Take care.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on October 22, 2009, 11:31 PM:
 
Thursday October 22 2009 @ 10:05PM

Shorts:
Shaft Digest Print

Feature:
Maxie

Everything super 8 sound
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on October 23, 2009, 01:35 AM:
 
Have to move out a few more of the 16mm prints so the one I watched tonight was GODZILLA VS THE SEA MONSTER (1966)...Color fade is such a drag since sometimes it is the only thing wrong... That was the case tonight as the print is in great physical shape but faded...Oh well she has been good to me so hopefully someone else will enjoy it soon. Some great fights in this one including one that looks like Godzilla and the Sea Monster playing catch with a big rock until it finally gets smashed on the buildings below.

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Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on October 24, 2009, 04:08 PM:
 
OK, here are the screenshots from the rescuers.
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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 24, 2009, 07:44 PM:
 
G R E A T, Oemer. At least we now have an idea about this German edition. How many reels? Let us know, please.
Thanks a lot. And send me a PM if you have any news about OUATITW.

CIAO-
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 24, 2009, 07:52 PM:
 
Michael,

The pictures from Ben-Hur are spectacular.

Is this a German print, or from Derann?
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 26, 2009, 05:29 AM:
 
Hi Michael,

my copy of Ben Hur is an Kempski print. I remembered it is originally mounted on 15x 400ft-reels or so...

Oemer's picture were the reason why I screened The Rescuers last night [Big Grin]
Here are some additional pictures:

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Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 26, 2009, 04:43 PM:
 
Nice shots, Michael.
And yes, this print is definitely better than the Italian edition!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 26, 2009, 08:57 PM:
 
What screen shots of Ben Hur? I didn't see any?

Was a post lost somewhere?
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 26, 2009, 09:52 PM:
 
Michael Beyer: The Kempski Ben-Hur is stunning.

Osi,

The picts of Ben-Hur are on page 39.
There are some great shots of Steven Boyd.

I believe that the red plume in his head gear cannot
be duplicated on video, and as it is viewed here on the forum.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on October 26, 2009, 11:27 PM:
 
Monday night October 26th 2007

Feature only on super 8 sound

Bye-Bye Birdie

I have found my print of this title has gone pink. I advise others who have this print to check for fade and vinegar stench. Sad but true. Maybe you will be luckier than me.

CG
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 27, 2009, 08:34 AM:
 
Hey Micheal ...

I finally got around to seeing that Ben Hur post and the screenshots. The color on your print looks incredible.

I bought my print from a fellow forum member and to this day, I'm not complaining, as I bought it for 200.00, but I have noted that the right side of the screen is lighter than the left side of the screen, and the right side, (that's lighter, has a bluish cast to it, while the left hand side is absolutely normal color.

Fortunately, its not a large difference, but to a purist like me, Its noticeable.

Does anybody else have a print like this of Ben Hur?
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 27, 2009, 09:26 AM:
 
Osi,
on my print I didn't notice any colour difference between left and right.

Gian,
thanks again.
The german print is absolutely sharp. The title-sequence is full-screen and the film is letterboxed. No idea, why [Confused]

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 27, 2009, 09:39 AM:
 
Michael, even if I already have an Italian edition of THE RESCUERS on LPP, I'll probably buy the German one too. Thanks for posting those shots and giving me the possibility to have a clear idea about the print. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 27, 2009, 05:14 PM:
 
Michael,

Does the Kempski print have english main titles, and
how much would you believe this feature would cost
on the second hand market?

Osi, Do you have a Kempski print of this feature too?
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 27, 2009, 05:42 PM:
 
I don't think that my print is a Kempski. It has that bluish Derann color to it, but to be honest, I really can't be sure of that.

The boxes are plain white boxes. Curiously, the covers on top of the part 1 and 2 have the look of the original boxes, (but not the 3X400ft covers, as I had those and these are different).

They are interesting in that they7 say "cineavision" print, but this obviously isn't the square boxed "cineavision" print, this is the average scope image you'll find on the Derann's. It has that black top edge with the MGM logo, 4 different boxes with the different languages available, (as the english circle checked).

I can say, however, that the print is exceptionally sharp. I haven't seen the Wixard of Oz prints by Derann, but this is the best looking print from a film from the 50's or earlier that I have seen. MAGNIFICENT!

Perhaps someone else on the forum can verify if this a Kempski or Derann scope?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 27, 2009, 06:53 PM:
 
27th October 2009, Tuesday

Super 8 Disney night.
Full feature screening with my 'brand new' Elmo GS 1200 XENON: POCAHONTAS .

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I love this movie. One of my favorite Disney's.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 27, 2009, 09:06 PM:
 
I didn't like this Disney film ....

However, I would like to find that promo which was just the song, "Colors of the Wind", I did like that moment, and I was excited to hear that Derann released that promo, but it seems that it is now kind of scarce.

Tonight, Fantasia 2000 and along with it, Sorceror's Apprentice.
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 27, 2009, 11:22 PM:
 
Osi,

The 200 foot Sorceror's Apprentice is in Fantasia 2000?

Unless you only appreciate the original voice of Walt Disney over
Whayne Allwine?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 28, 2009, 02:36 AM:
 
Osi, try to look for it at CHC .
I know Phil should have a used print for sale. That part is the best one.
About the rest eh eh eh, I knew you would have written you did not like it [Wink] !
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 28, 2009, 08:13 AM:
 
Thats why I add that 200ft Sorcerors to it. I don't know if it was sold with Fantasia 2000 when first bought, but my print of Fantasia didn't have it on there, so it is complete with that 200ft!

Yes, I do prefer Walts voice over the other fella!
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 28, 2009, 05:41 PM:
 
Osi,

Agreed.
Walt was the original and best.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on October 28, 2009, 06:27 PM:
 
Tonight it was Straw Dogs on super8, the edited 83 minutes version from abc pictures that I picked up from Derann's second hand list. Stunning picture quality, just a slight color fade, and pin sharp with the Sankyo 702, 1.0 lens and Eiki longplay. 20 people enjoyed the show.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on October 29, 2009, 01:21 AM:
 
Tonight I did a short little Cleopatra themed screening with a new acquisition from Steve at The Reel Image entitled The Hollywood You Never See (1934) which was a DeMille short (like Hollywood extra Girl) about the behind the scenes on Cleopatra. There is one funny scene where DeMille scolds Claudette Colbert for reacting too soon to an extra fanning her. Its a super 8 short with a sepia tone. This goes straight into a long trailer for the 1963 Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor, which is sadly faded....Then I watched a Super 8 800 foot reel of the 4 castle sound shorts tied together.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 29, 2009, 03:07 AM:
 
29th October 2009, Thursday

Test screening.

Derann's segments from FANTASIA: THE NUTCRACKER SUITE and THE RITE OF SPRING .

Great color.

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Projector used: Silma Alfa 07.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on October 29, 2009, 05:07 AM:
 
Michael,

I forgot, if the titles are in english, but I will tell you in the next days.
The price for the Kempski-print is different, but not in the low segment [Smile] I think between 300 and 500 Euros - not sure...

Wow - post no. 1001 !
So Gian was no. 1000 ! Congratulations !!!

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 29, 2009, 05:17 AM:
 
Michael, a perfect number for a perfect movie [Wink] !
Ciao.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on October 29, 2009, 07:09 AM:
 
Hi Gian,that are great pics!
Everything ok?this weekend i get my new projector
with scopelens.
I send you an PM after that!

Jeroen [Wink]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 29, 2009, 08:21 AM:
 
Dino ...

You have such a wonderful fascination with the early cinema!

I often, when viewing the early Essany, Mutual or other early shorts, have a fascination for not the action going on at that moment in the picture. No, I enjoy looking at what the city looked like at that time, (as they filmed around L.A.) or the outdoor scenes, much of which still looked a lot like the old west.

I think that's why I love "The Great Train Robbery" so much. When that was shot, the Old West was still much in existence, (1903) in most of America, even more so in the west. When we see the train out there and the woods go by, your looking at America the way Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid saw it.

I'll never be able to actually see that time with my own eyes, but thru early cinema, I'm able to.

Micheal buyer tempted me. Now I'LL watch Ben Hur, one half today, and the other, hopefully, tommorow!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 29, 2009, 08:26 AM:
 
Nice to receive news from you, Jeroen.
Will check my PM later.
Take care and enjoy you new toys!
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 29, 2009, 08:30 PM:
 
Gian - terrific images!

Michael - thanks in taking out the time with the titles.

Dino - I had been looking for those two Demille short films.
glad that you obtained: The Hollywood You Never See.

Hollywood Extra Girl is a great one too.

The picts are so sharp. How is the sound?
I wonder if these two titles are difficult to find?
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on October 30, 2009, 03:00 AM:
 
Mike - the sound is pretty good, and Hollywood extra girl is easier to find than this one..I have had multiple copies over the years and recently sold a 16mm print (I think Blackhawk even put that one out)

Osi, yep you are right I am definitely all about the old films, I think mainly because I believe the art of cinema to be a visual medium and the silents used the medium to the fullest to tell the stories....I think most of you recognize the same thing and this is why you all love the animated titles so much....I still enjoy modern movies but usually I am "one and done" in terms of seeing them..I rarely have the desire to go back...Could be because instead of artistically telling a story through beautiful visuals, there is a tendency nowadays for filmmakers to assault all of the senses at once into overload and forget about the need to still tell a story...I made a little film back at USC that comically states how I feel about all this...Watch it now before they pull it down for copyright nonsense... I call it
Pennebaker Blues
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on October 30, 2009, 03:08 AM:
 
Screening King Kong was also useful to see which version I had, this one is the abridged version. Therefore I'm happy I've kept my 16mm print as it contains all the extra scenes and shots.

[ November 06, 2010, 10:33 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 31, 2009, 12:05 AM:
 
J-M,

Film renew has benefits. I back wound a print against the curl. Also I had a print that took-up on the reel in an egg shape. Over time it became flat.

I also had a reel that had a slight vinegar odor, and the Film Renew helped too.

On a similar note, Vitafilm is another product made by Stewart, and it is the original formula. Film Renew is the junior version of this time tested film product. Maybe 75 years. Anyway a friend used this with a print that had a vinegar smell. The film was closed in the can for over 6 months. It absorbed the fluid and filled in the pin holes in the emulsion. He also tried it on a print that was treated with a scratch treatment to rid the film of marks, but the Vitafilm could not help it. The film was sealed and the film broke down because it could not breathe.

The Vitafilm is very strong smelling. The odor leaks through the cap and the container should also be sealed.

Vitafilm has a strong odor. It smells akin to the Urinal cakes that are placed in mens rooms to remove the odor.

-Michael De Angelis
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on October 31, 2009, 01:49 AM:
 
the smell of the vitafilm is from the camphor...I get the same results by using a combination of film renew and actual camphor crystals (not at the same time though) The camphor helps re plasticize the film (which can make a brittle film more supple) and the film renew helps clean it and relax it....
Keep in mind that the camphor has to be the granules and nothing else. Here is where I get it... Frontier camphor granules
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on October 31, 2009, 01:57 AM:
 
Last nights screening on the ST1200
PT 3 of METEOR 3x400ft
and the 400ft STARWARS PT 1 in the early card box sadly it has faded red, but still and enjoyable watch, The narration at the start is one of the best I have seen on any digest.
pat [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on October 31, 2009, 12:26 PM:
 
Dino,

Point well taken.

It was also told to me,
that if anyone were to go into
an Indian food - health store, the food version
of camphor is available. I do not rightly understand,
if this statement is true?

Indeed you mentioned the benefit of Film Renew has benefits in the
cleaning, relaxing, waxing ability, to dry fairly fast.

There are advantages to the other bon-a-fide liquid products.
Kudos to Film Guard; et. all, that I implicitly recommend
to the needs in any film library collection.

When the hobby expands, it is not any longer a hobby and
instead becomes a Library. Ultimately this special attention benefits the
films and projector equipment too.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on October 31, 2009, 07:16 PM:
 
This night i was screened on my new projector(Elmo ST-1200HD)
Lady an the tramp(Scope) 4x600ft

A Walt Disney Christmas 1x400ft

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7nKvREZeyE&feature=player_embedded#

So happy with my new projector i bought by Hans,thanks men. [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on October 31, 2009, 07:41 PM:
 
Jeroen, my compliments.
Great machine and great movie. I will probably have my personal copy soon (it seems a soap opera!).
So happy you are back!!! I agree about Hans. Always very kind.
Ciao!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 01, 2009, 02:40 AM:
 
Michael, Dino, thank you for your input. I've used Film Renew and Film Guard for years. I can no longer get Renew as Larry can't send it overseas by airmail. I've always questionned Vitafilm as one knows that there's no actual cure for VS. You can delay the process, or fix some of its effects. Right now, the only problem is the warping (my nostrils can deal with the smell) which makes focusing nearly impossible. Fortunately, it's only affecting R1.

This weekend horror double bill: Squirm + Return of the Living Dead.

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Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on November 01, 2009, 02:44 AM:
 
Jean-Marc my jealousy of your horror and sci fi collection knows no bounds....

FYI - A guy in my band played on the soundtrack for Living Dead in the band 45 Grave that did the "Partytime" song...
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on November 01, 2009, 03:13 AM:
 
Despite the projector running abit slow, I did a short screening for me, my fiancee and the in-laws last night.

First up was a 400' reel with cartoons, first Tom and Jerry, then Road Runner and finally Tweety. After that I showed the Eurofilm edit of "Easy Street" with Chaplin, before rounding it off with my newest reel, the Universal 8 release of "Who's on First?".

Did not take any pictures sadly.
 
Posted by Robert Tucker (Member # 386) on November 01, 2009, 08:04 AM:
 
The classic Robbery 1967 on 35mm
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 01, 2009, 04:12 PM:
 
I screened this afternoon,

The night before Christmas(Tom and Jerry)1x200ft
Mickeys Christmas carol 1x600ft
Alladin 4x600ft
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 01, 2009, 04:44 PM:
 
Jeroen, already in a Christmas mood eh eh eh! [Wink] Well done. Cannot wait to do the same for my joung little girls! Ciao.
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on November 01, 2009, 08:03 PM:
 
WE showed 3 S8mm blackhawks last night during the witching hours. [Wink]

Our Gang - Spook Spoofing
Our Gang - Crazy House (not sure why that made the line-up)
5 X 400' version Phantom Of The Opera (with faded color scene)

The look in peoples' eyes when we opened the door to pass out candy was priceless. I guess no one who came to our door has ever seen a screen that is 8.5'w X 6.5'h indoors before
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on November 02, 2009, 09:58 AM:
 
Last night I watched the 2 part Battlestar Galactica digest. Great show!
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 02, 2009, 11:33 PM:
 
Monday November 2, 2009 @ 8:20PM

Everything was super 8 sound

Shorts

One Froggy Evening
Alice & the White Rabbit

Feature

Mary Poppins
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 03, 2009, 03:56 AM:
 
Hey Chip,good choice and great movie "Mary Poppins" [Smile]
 
Posted by David Kilderry (Member # 549) on November 03, 2009, 03:58 AM:
 
All in Super 8:

Marx Bros Night At The Opera MGM 2 x 400

Where Eagles Dare MGM 3 x 400

Popeye Cartoon

Tweety and Sylvester cartoons x 3

Madagascar Penguins, A Christmas Caper

Psycho Castle 200ft vers.

Once Upon A Dream, Disney

Yes all today and not finished yet. Maybe Animal House just to spice it up a little.

David
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 03, 2009, 08:58 AM:
 
"SUPERCALLAFRAGALISTICEXPYHALITOSIS"

What do you call a super Nanny with bad breath? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 03, 2009, 05:03 PM:
 
We decided to make it a "Universal 8" digest night.

Smokey and the Bandit 2
1941
Animal House
JAWS

Of the four, probably "Smokey and the Bandit 2" is the least entertaining, (until that massive car wreck!)

1941 is a good example of a good edit that plays better than the feature, (my opinion). "Animal House" is an example of "missed opportunities", some of Bluto's antics should have been placed in and less of a desire to tell a cohesive story.

JAWS is a winner all the way around. Only scene one wishes was in it? Dreyfuss finding the head popping out with the eye missing while hes under water. Always makes my wife jump!
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on November 03, 2009, 05:38 PM:
 
How was their color? Can you rank from 4 titles from the most faded to the better one, Osi?

thanks
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on November 05, 2009, 01:38 AM:
 
Getting excited about my upcoming Pearl White night at the EPFC, so first I dusted off the Kodak Pageant and made sure the silent speed was working, then it was off to the other Kodak (the Reg 8 one) to watch Pearl in Pearl of the Army EP 10 - it is a little confusing if you haven't seen any of the other episodes, but this is the final one of the re-edited version where Pearl pieces everything together and figures out who the Silent Menace is, only the army is convinced it is someone else, so even the ending is open-ended....Regent films print, with a choppy/damaged head section so if anyone has one they want to sell off, I'd love to replace this one.
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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 05, 2009, 11:16 PM:
 
Thursday November 5 2009

Nearly 5 and one half hours of running film at home!!! And it was ALL super 8 [Smile]

7:25pm The Dentist WC FIELDS /w/ THE NEPTUNE FACTOR

After a short break

9:45pm The Tramp C Chaplin /w/ FUTURE WORLD

Film prep started at 6:30 everything shut down just before midnight and it was so much fun EVERYTHING ran beautifully!!!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 06, 2009, 12:33 AM:
 
Last night :
Once Upon a Time in the West (Marketing super 8 3x400 mini feature)

[ November 06, 2010, 10:34 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Jose Artiles (Member # 471) on November 06, 2009, 06:01 PM:
 
last nigth i show a private screening for 30 people.
1- trailers from elvis presley movies like "g.i. blues,king creole,wild in the country and blue hawai
2- looney tunes short on agfa stock "tweety at the zoo"
3- A documentary on fuji stock called " white shark the terrible maneater"
4-"JAWS" Super 8 mm full feature,letterboxed from the original spanish internegative,Agfa S2 stock.this print have now more than 20 years old and still as good in colours terms as the first day. [Razz]
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on November 06, 2009, 08:23 PM:
 
Jean-Marc, glad Runaway Brain got to you safe and sound. I was just about to e-mail you about it.

How did it run? I would like to see some screenshots sometime.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 06, 2009, 10:40 PM:
 
Friday November 6 2009 @ 8:15pm

Scope Trailers on Super 8 sound

Tom & Jerry The Flying Sorceress
Pit & the Pendulum
West Side Story
2001 A Space Odessy

Feature on DVD Projection:

Howard the Duck

The feature was shown first then after a quick break the short reel of cinemascope cartoon & trailers.

Once again, another great evening of movie watching.
[Smile]
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on November 06, 2009, 10:53 PM:
 
A bit late but on Thursday I ran The Secret Of NIMH on Super 8mm.

It was the first time I had seen this movie on film since it's 1982 release when I was 12! Needless, to say I had a great time with it.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 07, 2009, 05:29 AM:
 
7th November 2009, Saturday -

Super 8 test screening.
The movie: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST by Sergio Leone.

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Cannot wait to record it in STEREO.
Great print.
Projector used: Elmo ST 1200 HD m+o.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 07, 2009, 05:56 AM:
 
Nice pics,finally you have it!Personal i don't like cowboymovies.
I have watched last Fridaynight the Hunchback of Notredame(Disney)and the cartoon Donalds snowfight.

I have enjoy it,but the Hunchback was a falsely sounded and it
was not my projector the cartoon and other movies were ok!
Maby someone can advice me with it. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 07, 2009, 06:05 AM:
 
Hi Jeroen.
This is not a 'genuine' western. It's very difficult to explain. You should know Leone's filmography to understand. But anyway thanks a lot. I really love this movie. I consider it one of the best Italian ones. And the print is great.

About your HUNCHBACK:
quote:
the Hunchback was a falsely sounded
what do you mean?
Have a good week end.
CIAO.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 07, 2009, 06:19 AM:
 
If the music plays in the movie,the sound is worse and shaked thrilling.like a vinyl record very false! [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 07, 2009, 06:23 AM:
 
Is it the print itself? Cannot remember if my copy had the same problem. I re-recorded it into Italian. But it's not a real piece of news some Deranns have a 'more or less' quality sound... [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 07, 2009, 06:25 AM:
 
that could be possible
[Frown]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 07, 2009, 06:34 AM:
 
Take into consideration the possibility to re-record it. Or at least ask someone if it is possible to do it for you. What about Hans? Does it have any facility to do it?
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on November 07, 2009, 06:41 AM:
 
I watched a 200 ft reel of Country Greats, from Columbia. This is from the 50´s TV Shows of Grand Ole Oprey. I have also a 400 ft reel. Was there more released from this shows on Super 8 ?
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Sorry the picture don´t reflect the real quality of the film, because I shot this with my mobile phone camara.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 07, 2009, 09:20 AM:
 
Thomas: The print is fine. Just a couple of wrinkles here and there but nothing that Film Renew and Film Guard can't treat. I just got a new digital camera, so I'll try to take shots next time I'm projecting it.

Gian: I see we're all the in the "West" mood. This is a wonderful acquisition.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 07, 2009, 10:41 AM:
 
You said it, Jean-Marc. I've seen you screened it right yesterday.
I was so excited while testing that reel in the morning! [Eek!]
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on November 07, 2009, 11:12 AM:
 
Gian,
really nice pictures and obviously my best compliment for your buying!
It seems really a very nice print, really better than the various edition in DVD circulated so far...

Enjoy it!

Flavio
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 07, 2009, 11:17 AM:
 
Hi Flavio.
Nice to read about you.
Thanks a lot. You are right: the copy is very good and I'm very happy with it.
Take care!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 07, 2009, 11:39 AM:
 
This afternoon,this was my program.

- Snow White trailers 50ft
- Duel of the wizzards(Sword in the stone)200ft

-Cinderella(Derann feature)3x600ft

-Mickey's first 50 years 1x400ft
-Mickey's memorable moments(vol2)1x400ft

No time tonight ha ha ha [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 07, 2009, 11:58 AM:
 
Total Disney mood, Jeroen! Go go boy!
 
Posted by Kurt Gardner (Member # 440) on November 08, 2009, 01:19 AM:
 
Today I received a treasure trove I won for $40 on eBay. Someone was selling 18 miscellaneous reels and ten packs of splicing tapes; they didn't list the titles but from the photo I could see a couple of color/sound Mighty Mouses, a Castle Apollo 11 reel, a Tom and Jerry and some white boxes containing 50- and 100-foot reels whose titles I couldn't read. I figured, what the heck. Low bid.

Wow! The white boxed ones are a goldmine! I watched some of them tonight, including the Willis O'Brien "Creation" test reel, a color George Pal Puppetoon, Koko the Clown in "Tantalizing Fly" and Winsor McKay's "Little Nemo." Interestingly, the last two are mute but striped, so I can add scores.

There's also a Bugs Bunny World War II bond rally short. It's a two minute song with guest appearances by Porky and the old-style Elmer. The color is shockingly good. I wonder what stock it could be on? I started another silent Fleischer reel with a musical score added but I had to stop it because it's too dry. I'll try again after a good cleaning. These films came from companies called Glenn Film Services and Reel Images. Anyone ever heard of them?

Finally, I screened Betty Boop and Koko in "Ha Ha Ha." It's one of those prints that was hand-colored (not computer colored) in the late sixties when National Telefilm Associates was trying to get them back into syndication. The color's not great, especially with fade, but those are some strange cartoons!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 08, 2009, 02:07 AM:
 
Congratulations, Kurt, this is really a good find. I didn't know some lab had printed super 8 prints of the Creation test reel...

Last night DVD projection:
Trick R Treat (very nice and underrated horror anthology)
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on November 08, 2009, 08:33 AM:
 
Jean-Marc, glad to hear the print runs well. Will look forward to the screenshots!

Yesterday afternoon, I watched the following on Super 8mm:
Brer Rabbit & The Tar Baby
King Kong (1933/6x400')

In the evening, I watched on the digital projector:
Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (Blu-Ray)
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on November 09, 2009, 10:11 AM:
 
Gian,

Your "Once Upon" looks great on the screen.

From Michale's Ben Hur and Gian's Once Upon, I can say that Germany lab did a great job by having a true skin color on their prints (and avoid blueish tint).

Congratulations!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 09, 2009, 11:16 AM:
 
Thanks a lot, Winbert.
It is a very good print indeed.
Your films are on your way. Let me know when you get them!
CIAO!!!

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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 09, 2009, 01:43 PM:
 
WOW!

The colors on that OUATITW are outstanding, Gian! I love that close-up of Henry Fonda ... his eyes!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 09, 2009, 01:55 PM:
 
Osiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! How are you?
Thanks a lot. I am very satisfied with this purchase, a very good print and a title I really love. And the soundtrack? Ennio Morricone did a great job. A real masterpiece.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 09, 2009, 02:28 PM:
 
Last Sunday afternoon i watched Snow White great print! [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 09, 2009, 04:41 PM:
 
9th September 2009, Monday

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah screening with Disney's SONG OF THE SOUTH on 8mm.
Very enjoyable print on Kodak SP. Not a Derann, but color is holding very well. And I love that song!

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 09, 2009, 05:20 PM:
 
Beautiful pics i have seen your PM,and replied! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 09, 2009, 05:42 PM:
 
Thanks a lot, Jeroen.
It's always a pleasure to share my movies with you all!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on November 10, 2009, 12:21 AM:
 
Speaking of sharing Gian, thnks for sharing with me... [Big Grin]

Tonight I watched my new Griffith courtesy of our very own Gian...This is a great little actioner, that goes beyond the Griffith cross-cutting and puts you into the chase...The track is a fitting piano score. It is so awesome to be able to watch these classics in such great quality, so thanks Gian! !!

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 10, 2009, 12:26 AM:
 
Monday November 9th 2009 @ 8:00pm

Super 8 sound

Feature only

Saturday Night Fever
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on November 10, 2009, 12:51 AM:
 
Monday Nov 9th, 9 PM, screened some reels to show the projector to my parents and brothers, who had not seen it in action yet.

Started with an european edit of "Easy Street", then showed some cartoons (600' reel with four shorts), before showing the U8 digest of "Animal House", spooled onto one 600 ft reel, and then finishing off with A&C's "Whos on First?" from Universal 8.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 10, 2009, 01:24 AM:
 
Gian:
Really great shots of OUATITW and Song of the South !!!
Congratulations to your fantastic OUATITW-print, again [Smile]
It's the same as mine.
Thanks for mailing a link to my website in the "Picture"-Thread !
If I will have a lot of time, I will translate it from german to english [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Dino:
Great shots, too. Here in Germany are those old american pictures rather unknown. What a pity !

At Friday I screened Those magnificent men in their flying machines. Thanks to Kevin: really great print. Stunning colours and an very good sharpness.
But I forgot my second SD-Card today... so here are the first part of the pictures:

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Projector: Elmo ST-1200 HD
Anamorphot: Rathenower Rectimascope 48/2x
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 10, 2009, 01:34 AM:
 
Thanks for posting those shots, Dino. I'm so happy you are happy eh eh eh.

Michael, you are very kind and your site is a good place to visit. I thought it was a good idea to 'introduce' it here. All the best, my dear friends.
CIAO.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 12, 2009, 04:31 PM:
 
12th November 2009, Thursday -

Super 8 screening night with Esmeralda and Quasimodo: Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME by Derann.

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 13, 2009, 12:30 AM:
 
Last night DVD projection:
- Coming Soon (Thai horror film about a haunted cinema)
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 13, 2009, 12:37 AM:
 
Great print Gian,i have see it last fridaynight,and beautiful pics [Big Grin] i love it you know [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 13, 2009, 01:45 AM:
 
Grazie Jeroen. I love it too! Hope you and R. are right. Take care.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 13, 2009, 07:00 AM:
 
Everythings ok with me and R.tomorrownight Beauty and the beast love that one! [Wink]
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on November 13, 2009, 08:50 AM:
 
I screen a 16mm THE KID to check it before it goes up for sale. And then S8mm feature The Warriors.
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on November 13, 2009, 10:52 PM:
 
This afternoon on Super 8mm:

Empire Strikes Back: Part 1 (thanks, Osi!)
Buck Rogers: parts 1 & 2

This evening on the digital projector:

The Wild (Blu-Ray)
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 13, 2009, 11:06 PM:
 
Friday November 13th 2009 @ 8:00PM

FIRED UP on DVD projection

After a short break

IZZY & MOE on super 8 optical sound with shorts Donald the Mechanic and a Dogknapping [Mutt & Jeff cartoon]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 14, 2009, 04:26 AM:
 
Yesterday's show:
assorted trailers (Nightmare before Christmas, The Aristocats, The Blues Brothers, Avatar, Zombieland, Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, A Christmas Carol) and "Party Cloudy" short.

[ November 06, 2010, 10:35 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 14, 2009, 09:12 AM:
 
I like that Izzy & Moe, owning it as well. Not a belly laugh comedy, but the last time Jackie Gleason and Art carney appeared on the screen together and just about the last time Gleason himself was on the big screen. It was made as a TV movie, but it was felt that it was worthy of the big screen as well. I agree. A light-hearted film.

Tonight?

Mission Galactica: Cylon Attack (2X400ft)

Close Encounter of the Third Kind. (1977 version) Scope feature.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 14, 2009, 09:23 AM:
 
Osi

You asked a few weeks ago if I have screened The Golden Seal. The answer is not yet. I think you were asking how the color had held up. Upon print inspection, I'd say it is.......well.....golden [Big Grin]

Anyways.......
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 14, 2009, 04:55 PM:
 
Tonight i watched-------->

Beauty and the beast 3x600ft
&
Winnie the pooh 1x400ft

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 14, 2009, 05:38 PM:
 
I will pass for tomorrow night. It will be A BUG'S LIFE.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on November 15, 2009, 03:11 AM:
 
Since last night one of our neighbors created enough drama to fill her own episode of cops I thought I needed a healthy dose of escapism....So I went through a number of films throughout the day..

on SUPER 8 - Clown Prince of Hollywood a paul Killiam special with some cool rare clips from a Billy West film Playmates and the first Lonesome Luke with Harold Lloyd. An episode of Hazards of Helen from 1914 (09) Leap from the Water Tower. Also Cowboy Sheik from 1924 with Will Rogers, and a beet red Cisco Kid TV episode season one, episode one entitled Boomerang.It is a shame because it was in good shape..

then on 16mm I did a test run through of my Kodak Pageant since I rarely use it of Pearl White's Terror prior to my screening on Thursday..This is my only real 16mm projector that runs at silent speed, unless someone can give me the dimensions of the proper pulley's for an elmo 16-CL..I did use the elmo tonight for a short Laurel and Hardy You're Darn Tootin' and my newest acquisition, a dupe of one of my favorite movies ever, Creature from the Black Lagoon It looked great for a dupe, and I got to hear Nestor Paiva (the ship's captain) utter my forum signature line, "You are too Far Out Miss Lawrence!"

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 15, 2009, 04:06 PM:
 
Hi Gian,i hope you make some pics! [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 15, 2009, 05:52 PM:
 
Here I am, Jeroen.
15th November 2009, Sunday -

Super 8 screening night.
The programme...

TRAILERS:
- HOCUS POCUS (scope)
- HIGHLANDER
- KING KONG -2005- (scope)
- MASTER AND COMMANDER

THE FEATURE:
Disney/Pixar A BUG'S LIFE (scope)

This print is absolutely S T U N N I N G!
Pics as usual.

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 16, 2009, 12:46 AM:
 
Wow,it is great to see,i think it's pin sharp if you see it for real!
I know this one from my work as operator in 1999 and that was a great print on 35mm i see this is the same one also in scope,don't forget the end credits very funny(the blooperpart) [Wink]

Greets Jeroen.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 16, 2009, 01:36 AM:
 
I personally think it is one of the best Derann's in my collection. Impressive! Ciao.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 16, 2009, 01:29 PM:
 
Very nice print there Gian!

Gawd! I'd love to put up some screen captures! I feel so jealous!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 16, 2009, 01:39 PM:
 
Thanks a lot Osiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
Just do it! And it's funny too! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on November 16, 2009, 04:55 PM:
 
I wish that I was able to achieve acceptable results
with screen captures with film. It is always less than
on the screen.

Everyone posts outstanding images, how is it done?
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on November 16, 2009, 07:16 PM:
 
Michael,

Do it everything manually. Any auto features in your camera must be disabled.

Let's see. The auto focus does actually work based on the amount of the light. On our screening, the amount of light is changing time by time depend on the scene.

So you have to measure exactly the distance between your camera and screen with light on. Put one target on your screen (e.g. place a magazine) and set the camera to get the sharpest picture possible.

So, trick no. 1 it is better to capture the show during the bright scene

Camera also is confused capturing the image if the image is moving. Now, most of our movie is moving picture.

So, trick no. 2 is to capture the most stable (static) picture. Usually when the actors are talking.

Auto camera is also automatically set to get indoor or outdoor scene. While during projecting we are using halogen bulb (incandescent) or warm light. The camera understands that it is indoor. So the camera is going to put more red to compensate the indoor light. It will make our capture to be reddish than the actual screen.

So, trick no. 3 set the camera into outdoor.

Trick no. 4 is to capture as many as you can (it doesn't cost you anything with a digital camera) and choose the best captures.

cheers and have a try!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 16, 2009, 07:32 PM:
 
Great suggestions, Winbert.

Hope you will be soon in a position to post pics, Michael. I love to see other members' ones.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 16, 2009, 11:37 PM:
 
Monday November 16 2009

Cartoon shorts:
Legend of Rockabye Point
Crazy Mixed Up Pup
Jasper & the Watermelon Patch

Super 8 Scope Feature *
Grease

* Tonight it was simply awesome. I believe as a personal choice, this movie is my all time favorite. It's a great story - wonderful music and lyrics - and was such a big hit in it's release in 1978.

But for me, it takes a strong hold in my movie hobby. This motion picture was the first one I ran on a busy Friday night as a solo projectionist in the sold out theater. And just a few years later, it was the first feature I ever bought on super 8. I had for many years one of the Marketing full length copies. And just about 8 years ago (approximate guess) I purchased the scope version from Derann. The scope copy from what I recall is based on the 1998 re-release 20th anniversary.

Anyone who loves this movie and can run scope at home on super 8 deserves to have a copy of this fine production.

Thank you for listening [Smile]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 18, 2009, 04:41 AM:
 
Chip,
I agree with you about Grease. In my opinion, it's the best musical ever made.
But I only have the flat marketing international full feature. Perhaps I will get the scope-feature sometime...
How was your first solo-show with Grease in the theater ???

Yesterday I screened the first part of my Star Wars (Episode IV). The Derann scope-print is absolutely stunning.
Here are some pictures. If I screen the second part, I will post some more pictures of it [Big Grin]

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Elmo ST-1200, Rathenower Rectimascope 48/2x

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 18, 2009, 06:05 AM:
 
Once more my compliments, Michael!
CIAO!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 18, 2009, 08:43 AM:
 
Nice screen captures there Micheal.

Derann did an outstanding job on they're STAR WARS print. The colors on mine, (and on yours as well), don't look dated or have that "70's color", as I call it.

Tonight ...

first 30 minutes of "Sith" scope ...

(currently my favorite digest!)

and the feature?

ALIEN stereo/scope!
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 20, 2009, 11:00 PM:
 
Friday Night November 20 2009

WHEN GIRLS UNDRESS - super 8 sound

BLAZING SADDLES - DVD Scope
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on November 21, 2009, 09:14 AM:
 
Bit late but I've been busy.

Thursday, November 19th:

Call Of The Wild (1972/Super 8mm 6x400')

Just received from Dan Lail the other day. A very nice print with no marks or splices. Color is a little faded and a little red during indoor scenes but is otherwise good. Focus was a little soft but overall I was very pleased with it.

Friday, November 20th:

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (Digital video projection/Blu-Ray)

Disney's Beauty & The Beast (Digital video projection/DVD)
 
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on November 21, 2009, 09:24 AM:
 
Last nights DVD projection

Harvey
Romero`s Dawn Of The Dead
Outland,( in my opinion a sadly under-rated Sci Fi gem)
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 21, 2009, 09:44 AM:
 
I agree Stewart, "Outland" is a far better sci-fi than it is given credit! Back when they did things called "photonovels" (which were whole movies, scene by scene, photo still by photo still with dialogue!), they did two Large paperback versions in full glorious color. One was "Alien", the other? "Outland".

They are well worth checking out, as (especially in the case "Alien"), as sometimes the gory action happens so fast, whgile the cuts in the film happen fast, they have the exact goriest frame for you to see all the detail!

As for ther Osgood house tonight?

It's Classic Comedy night!

Jack Benny "Taxi tangle"
Three Stooges "Disorder in the Court"

and the feature?

"When's Your Birthday?" Joe E. Brown (read review in review section) And it weven fulfills my requirement for animation, as the first five minutes is an animated sequence, which is historic, in that it is the first time a certain director first directed ... Bob Clammpett! (classic Warner Bros. animator, as well as the creator of "Beany and Cecil" for TV!) Rare Super 8 release, as well as rare in any form, but out on Super 8!

A Black and White Night!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 23, 2009, 11:14 AM:
 
23th November 2009, Monday afternoon

Super 8 test screening.
Trailers:

- THE INCREDIBLES
- THE ARISTOCATS
- THE BLACK CAULDRON
- MARY POPPINS (sensational GALA PREMIERE footage included).

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Projector used: Silma Memory 90; Schneider - Xenovaron 1.1
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on November 23, 2009, 03:43 PM:
 
I´m a little bit to late.
Not last night, but last Saturday night: Toy Story (Super 8), fantastic print, very sharp focus good like a 16mm print and not far away from a 35mm print (if you don´t use the best lens).
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 23, 2009, 04:31 PM:
 
DEDICATED TO JEROEN

Super 8 screening night with LADY AND THE TRAMP.

Nothing to state about the print. Images speak for themselves.

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Projector used: Elmo ST 1200 HD; Singer 16D on Elmo 1.3
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 23, 2009, 05:12 PM:
 
I love those screenshots. You are rapidly building a first class collection!

Lady and the Tramp was the last of the "classic style" Disney films. I speak of the overall style. The next feature was "Sleeping Beauty", which was highly stylized, (due to the influence of UPA animation), and then of course, 101 Dalmations, also stylized and brought about the beginning of the "Xerox" phase of Disney animation, (lasting through "The Rescuers").

A lovely film. The backgrounds were so lush, and seeing them in they're original scope, must be a reel treat.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 23, 2009, 05:48 PM:
 
Thanks a lot, Osi. And very good and correct info about Disney's Classics.
The old times... I agree this movie MUST be seen in scope. I remember the Italian edition I had in 8mm ( [Roll Eyes] ). And the VHS version too. Nothing comparable to this marvellous print.

A pleasure to screen. A bigger pleasure to share. Good night.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 23, 2009, 06:13 PM:
 
Superb screenshots, Gian, and a great print indeed.

Now that you have all Disney features available in super 8, what will be your next Grail quest?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 23, 2009, 07:36 PM:
 
Posted twice as a mistake.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 23, 2009, 07:37 PM:
 
Hi Jean-Marc. How are you?
I hope all is fine in Paris.

Very interesting question indeed. Next Grail Quest, uhm?
Well, Disney trailers have the priority, even if I don't miss so much.

After finishing with them I will probably take a little rest!
Je te souhaite une très bonne nuit.
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on November 23, 2009, 09:36 PM:
 
Last night's shows were all in 16mm and disaster themed!
THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE in scope!
AIRPORT 77 in scope!
SOS TITANIC
RAISE THE TITANIC

Patrick [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 23, 2009, 11:26 PM:
 
MONDAY NOVEMBER 23 2009 @ 8:45PM

XANADU

DVD PROJECTION
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 24, 2009, 02:24 AM:
 
Hi Gian,
really great screenshots from a really great print. [Big Grin]
Who made this one ?
Derann ? German Lab ?
Mine is from the second one...

There should be more Scope-Disney-Prints... [Frown] [Frown] [Frown]

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 24, 2009, 03:47 AM:
 
Hi Michael, how are you?
LADY AND THE TRAMP is a Derann issue.
The other SCOPE prints they issued are SLEEPING BEAUTY and A BUG'S LIFE.
Hope this help.

Take care and thanks a lot.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 24, 2009, 04:01 AM:
 
Thanks Gian,it's a great print you see,thanks for your pics they are great thanks thanks thanks many thanks!
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 24, 2009, 04:06 AM:
 
It is indeed. It was a long waiting. But I'm actually very happy with it. And you probably know David mailed me yesterday. He will sell me his copy of THE SWORD, thanks to you.
GRAZIE JEROEN. Take care and have a great day. [Wink] [Wink] [Wink]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on November 24, 2009, 05:56 AM:
 
No i don't know that David sends you an email,but great to hear you're complete now.
But no thanks,remember Pocahontas ok? [Razz]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 24, 2009, 06:01 AM:
 
I definitely will, my friend. Count on me!
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 24, 2009, 07:23 AM:
 
I'm fine, Gian. Thanks ;-)
And how are you ?
You are now complete at Disney's ?
Do you have "Ice Age", too ?

I know the scope-titles, but there should be more. F.e. Lion King or Jungle Book in scope. That would be really great [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 24, 2009, 08:46 AM:
 
Hello Michael. All is more or less fine too, here.
I know about ALADDIN and 101 DALMATIANS editions in SCOPE too, but I've never seen one and have no idea about who issued it. So I cannot say.

ICE AGE is on my way...

And yes, I actually have all Disney's released on 8mm, now. Some never officially released titles (Italian editions) are not as good as Deranns, of course. But I'm so happy to have in my collection such a titles as ROBIN HOOD, PETE'S DRAGON, FANTASIA, SONG OF THE SOUTH, BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS etc.

I have a dream: THE BLACK CAULDRON.
Very 'anti-Disney' feature. And I probably love it for this reason. But, unfortunately, it DOES NOT EXIST on 8mm.
Take care my friend. Ciao.
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on November 25, 2009, 03:15 AM:
 
Tonights film was the 200ft digest of TITANIC
Here are some images I took.
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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 25, 2009, 03:36 AM:
 
I love screen captures! Nice!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 26, 2009, 12:47 AM:
 
Wednesday night, all super 8:
- An evening with Lady & the Tramp (Disney 200ft)
- The Blues Brothers (U8 2x400ft)
- D.A.R.Y.L. (optical sound feature)
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 26, 2009, 02:18 AM:
 
Hi Patrick,
it's always fine to see some screen captures.

Yesterday I screened Indiana Jones and the last crusade. Don't know, who it released, because it has the german title sequence. The colours and the sharpness is absolutely good.

And here are the captures:
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Projector: Elmo ST-1200 HD
Anamorphot: Rathenower Rectimascope 48/2x
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 26, 2009, 02:51 AM:
 
[Eek!] Wow Michael.
Stunning print! My compliments once more!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on November 26, 2009, 02:59 AM:
 
Gian and Michael I am curious what size screen do you use for your scope presentations? I have an elmo scope lens for my 16mm but nothing for super 8 yet mainly because I feel my setup might be too limited for scope screenings...Tonight I ran a 16mm feature Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster (1964...the year of my birth) and then I retired into the bedroom and screened a little Super8 short I picked up off ebay on a hunch, entitled Melodrama on the Rails I didn't have it listed in any of the Blackhawk catalogs I have but thought I remembered it being a collection of shorts which it was...an Edison from 1904 entitled Railroad Smashup which was exactly that, then a short Biograph called A Railway Tragedy also from 1904 which was surprisingly violent, finally most of the reel was a Vitagraph short from 1911 called A Mother's Devotion (aka The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt)...man I love those old Vitagraph titles..

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Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 26, 2009, 07:36 AM:
 
Thanks again, Gian, my friend.
It is really a great print and a great fun to see such a good picture.

Dino,
great captures. My compliment.
The screen I use for scope at home has a with of 2,34 m.
Sometime I screen for some fellows at work. There is a screen-width of roundabout 1,60 m.
But why do you think, your setup is too limited ?

Regatds,
Michael
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 26, 2009, 09:50 AM:
 
Wow Patrick!

I was struck by how sharp that little Titanic digest was, especially that close-up!

Great color on that scope print of "Last Crusade", Micheal.

and those shots from that classically bad japanese monster film?
Well, I have to admit, they have a charm all they're own. Great screenshots!
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 26, 2009, 10:37 AM:
 
Thanks, Osi.
I'm proud to have such a good print in my collection, but Titanic has a much better sharpness. Will screen it tonight for two friends of mine.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 26, 2009, 10:43 AM:
 
Michael, you lucky you have so much time for your screenings!
I have less time than movies!
I have so many titles I haven't screened yet. But, of course, I hope to do it soon.
Enjoy your sinking, ops, screening night!
[Razz]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 26, 2009, 10:58 AM:
 
Thanks a lot, Gian.
Like I said, I screen sometimes for some fellows at work at the end of our working day and then I make some screen captures, but it is less impressive than at home on the really big screen [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]
I screen it actwise at work...little by little and not every day [Big Grin]

Tonight my wife and my daughter aren't at home so we take advantage to screen Titanic [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 26, 2009, 02:54 PM:
 
... AND HAVING BEERS AH AH AH! Have a good night! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 27, 2009, 02:18 AM:
 
Yes Gian, we had some beers and it was a great evening.
Starter was the 200 ft. digest of Robin Hood, made by Piccolo.

Then the headliner of the evening: Titanic.

You posted some pictures from your print. I made some additional ones from mine, but instead of the distance to the screen they have some noise...

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Projector: Elmo ST-1200 HD with 1.1-lens
Anamorphot: Rathenower Rectimascope 48/2x
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 27, 2009, 05:32 AM:
 
WOW! Always so delighting to see what you post! Great job! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on November 27, 2009, 07:30 AM:
 
And again a big thank you for your kind compliments, Gian.

Have a nice (screening) weekend, my friend.

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 27, 2009, 08:44 AM:
 
Thanks Mike. I hope to find the time for screening. I have at least 5 or 6 full features to check and so poor time to do it.
I will let you know. Take care.
GIAN
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 27, 2009, 08:54 AM:
 
You weren't kidding Micheal! Great print.

You know, I have ran into a number of people on other film forums that are actually surprised that Super 8 prints are still being made in this "ancient guage" as they call it.

Imagine how surprised they would be at the sharpness and excellent print quality of these films!
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on November 27, 2009, 10:23 AM:
 
While my parents were cooking the Thanksgiving dinner, I had myself a nice Super 8 afternoon!

Featurette: CLASH OF THE TITANS (3x400')

Main Feature: THE SECRET OF NIMH

Total running time was, roughly, a little over 2 hours. It was the longest I have run the projector and am pleased to report that everything ran smoothly.

Projector got a nice cleaning before and after the screening. Mom popped her head in during Clash to bring me a cup of tea and remarked at how nice the picture was! [Smile]

My films will get a good cleaning soon as I finally have FilmGuard on the way!
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on November 27, 2009, 12:24 PM:
 
We had our annual Thanksgiving night screening last night (all in 16mm):
HOW TO MAKE A PIE : 1950 Kodachrome as a teen demonstrates how easy it is to bake...
PIRRO AND THE SCALE: another episode of the late 40s creepy marionette
DELTA RHYTHM BOYS SING ALONG: Columbia theatrical short from the 40s
A DAY OF THANKSGIVING: the Centron classic
ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES: Complete feature. I was proud to show this minty original of this great film. I was hard pressed to see ANY blemishes on the print
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on November 27, 2009, 12:50 PM:
 
Two Blackhawk Little Rascals after desert:

"Hook and Ladder"
"Bored of Education"
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 27, 2009, 02:13 PM:
 
Good programme, Steve.
About quality (B/W contrast, sharpness etc.) I personally think HOOK AND LADDER is absolutely one of the best OUR GANG short issued by Blackhawk.
 
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on November 27, 2009, 05:13 PM:
 
Gian Luca,

Hook & Ladder has great quality, and
appears to be from fine grain materials.

Moan & Groan Inc.,
and also has the same perfect
sharp quality as Hook and Ladder.

Does anyone need a super 8 sound
print of Moan & Groan Inc.?
I have a 16mm copy and it has the same identical
quality as in the super 8 version.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 27, 2009, 06:11 PM:
 
I unfortunately already have it [Frown] .
Ciao.
 
Posted by John Hourigan (Member # 111) on November 27, 2009, 06:57 PM:
 
Our Gang's FREE WHEELING followed by VAMPIRE CIRCUS late Thanksgiving night. (The audience consisted of me, myself and I since everyone else had gone to bed!)
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 27, 2009, 07:07 PM:
 
quote:
The audience consisted of me, myself and I since everyone else had gone to bed!


Ah ah ah [Big Grin] . Sometimes the same happens to me too! [Wink]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on November 28, 2009, 12:54 AM:
 
Haha, that is my usual audience as well, although some nights, like tonight my wife joins in..Usually for 16mm....

and Michael I only have a 5 foot screen so I fear that a scope film would wind up being only about 2 feet high to fit...

Tonight though was not scope....It was a nice old 16mm "D" grade noir film. D being for - Dames, Detectives and the Double cross...

Double Jeopardy (1955) starring the 50 ft woman Allison Hayes

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Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on November 28, 2009, 09:57 PM:
 
I had some friends request "The African Queen", as two of them had never seen the film. I set up everything in the living room, projected from the den into the living room, and since the french door separate the rooms, I had an instant sound proof booth!

We started out with a Mighty Mouse cartoon, 'Aladdin's Lamp', which I just received today. I was very pleased with this print, as it must have been one of the later ones that Ken Films printed... on mylar, and hardly any fade at all!

Everyone was pleased with the presentation!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on November 29, 2009, 12:32 AM:
 
Me and my wife did our own little post holiday thanksgiving dinner and then it was another D noir feature on 16mm. This time it was a David Janssen, Jeanne Crain mystery from 1961 Twenty Plus Two

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on November 29, 2009, 05:26 AM:
 
Guys, your screenshots are amazing (and Dino, it's my turn to be jealous: both Creature from the black Lagoon and Ghidrah in your collection, yum!)
Yesterday afternoon, we screened my favorite Pixar film and I grabbed my old camera. Shots aren't too good but I thought I'd give it a try...
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My daughter is a great fan of that little robot.

[ November 06, 2010, 10:36 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Darren Payne (Member # 1517) on November 29, 2009, 08:30 AM:
 
Twilight Zone-The Invaders, In search of-Dare Devil Death Wish (Leonard Nimmoy series), Earth v Flying Saucers feature followed by Ghost in the Machine sci-fi horror (16mm)

Full house too!

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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 29, 2009, 09:09 AM:
 
Dino ...

That large ranch area has been the outdoor shooting home for SO MANY features, shorts and TV shows! All the way from the silent days through Little House on the Prairie, and beyond. I always recognize the location, whether black and white or color!

We've been very busy, and sadly, no time at the moment for films. Our little Devin has had a flu and his temperature jumped up to 103 degrees, but we quickly got it back down, (thank God! A narrow scrape there!).

... and now, back to screenings. Since there hyas been interest in the print, We're watching "Raid on Entebbe". A decent Charles Bronson/Peter Finch actioneer.

Also, 400ft letterboxed digest of "Raider of the Lost Ark"

and the cartoon?

"What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Bugs Bunny). I cooresponded with Chuck Jones, (the director of this fine animated film), for a number of years, and he hand drew (in pencil) a drawing of Bug's Bunny for me in the Brunhilde role as seen in the cartoon, and it's one of my favorite memento's.

TRIVIA TIME: Did yo0u know that Chuck Jones actually worked on "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" He did the story boards for the confrontation between Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. When I asked him what he thought of the film, he said, "I didn't like Roger personally."
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on November 29, 2009, 05:10 PM:
 
Great shots, guys! Yours are so delighting too, Jean-Marc.
Hope 'Wall-E' will issued on 8mm, one day. I actually only own the trailer on 35mm.

BTW, it was SUPER 8 SCREENING (and rainy... perfect weather, for such a programme) NIGHT with Disney's German issue of THE RESCUERS .

I know Michael and Oemer have recently posted their shots, but it was my turn, tonight.
Grainy print, but stunning and realistic color (even if, for unknown reason, my pics are on the blue side, tonight), not so different from the DVD edition. Absolutely not comparable to both Italian prints, but not so far from a Derann, in my opinion.

Just a real pity there were some cuts here and there on the original source (expecially at the end). But ABSOLUTELY a must for Disney's fans. Some shots as usual (cannot wait to post some from JURASSIC PARK................. )

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Thanks for selling me this copy, Oemer.
Keith was nominated as the best member of the forum for 2009. You and Hans (because of my personal experiences with both of you, of course) were the best sellers in every way, during the year. Ops... I FORGOT MIKE!
Thanks.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 30, 2009, 09:56 PM:
 
Monday November 30 2009 @ 8:30pm

The Golden Seal

Super 8 Optical sound

With Magnetic short "A Free People"
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on November 30, 2009, 09:56 PM:
 

 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on November 30, 2009, 10:46 PM:
 
Gian ...

The shots are just fine. They don't appear slightly bluish to me. I had an italian print of this feature and it was the flat (not letterboxed) version and it was "speckled" terribly. The color was also slightly off and not as sharp. This print looks incredible! That was always a favorite film in my life!

Congratulations on yet another great find!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 01, 2009, 01:38 AM:
 
Hi Osi.
Yes, this is a great print. Top-notch quality, if compared to my previous Italian prints.
As I stated in my post, color is excellent. But I don't know why some shots look a little bluish, even if the movie is totally ok.
I must admit I'm very happy with this print: this is one of my favorite Disney's too.
CIAO!
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on December 01, 2009, 07:59 AM:
 
Last night the wife & I watched my new Blackhawk print of "The Crazy Ray," a 1923 silent French science-fiction film. We both loved it! Anyone else have this one?
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on December 01, 2009, 02:20 PM:
 
Last night I watched SOS TITANIC in 16mm
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Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on December 01, 2009, 04:14 PM:
 
Tonight it was The Incredible Melting Man, finally. What a treat it was, this 400ft digest. After that, the first part of the 4-part Richard Pryor Live in Concert, Universal 8, uncensored [Smile] Both exellent prints, a little reddish but not too bad.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on December 02, 2009, 09:34 AM:
 
Things have been a bit hectic of late and I was unable to get any of my projectors out for a while, but I now have a couple of free weeks so I hope to have a few film shows. Last night it was a mixed bag with the only rule imposed on me being that I should show nothing serious. It was all on Super 8 again ( I must watch some 16mm soon but my back is playing up and those 16mm projectors are heavy). So we started with "Creeps". This is a Three Stooges comedy with Larry, Shemp and Moe. This was a Columbia Comedy Classics print on 1X400ft reel. This was followed by a 600ft reel of cartoons which I recently bought on ebay as I wanted 2 0f the titles on the reel. They were "Let's Sing With Popeye". This is a Steel Valley print of this black and white cartoon in excellent condition. It's only about 50ft or so in length. Popeye sings his famous song and there is a bouncing ball over the lyrics so that we can all sing along. I so wanted to get this one. "Popeye and the Pirates" was the next film on the reel. A good colour print from Film Office of France so the titles were all in French but the soundtrack was the original American one. Next was "Popeye in Goonland", another excellent print of this black and white cartoon. This was the other title on this reel that I wanted as it is just about the best ever Popeye cartoon. I do not know who the distributor of this print was. The final cartoon on this reel was Woody Woodpecker in "The Barber of Seville". This was a Castle Films short with absolutely stunning colour, however I am not really a fan of Woody. (Apologies to Walter Lantz). The next reel we watched was Scooby Do in "That Snow Ghost". Techno Films released this on 400ft and this print was excellent colour and sound with all of the original credits. Then we moved on to more adult Fayre with PM Films 600ft digest of "The Wicked Lady". Starring the lovely Margaret Lockwood and James Mason this is a very well edited version of this classic British film that was considered very risque in its day. An excellent print on black and white stock. This print had all of the original credits which is quite rare for a digest. Finally we watched "Barbarella". This was the 3X400ft mini feature from Marketing Films and is a great piece of 1960's nostalgia with Jane Fonda at her sexiest. Excellent colour on the Marketing Films logo at the beginning of all three reels but it looked a bit faded from then on. Others have commented on these being faded and I wonder if the original from which these prints were made was faded as the Marketing logo had rich blues and yellows. Never mind, it was still great fun and its nice to see a Maketing Films release with the original titles for a change. All in all it was a great evening and as there is nothing on TV again we might have another show tonight.

Paul.
 
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on December 02, 2009, 12:45 PM:
 
On the road this afternoon with the Great Western Railway retired staff association. Five railway based films were screened with material covering the 1930's to the 70's.Running time was about 65 minutes and the GS did a great job in less than ideal conditions in a large social club
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 02, 2009, 01:14 PM:
 
2nd December 2009, Wednesday

Super 8 test screening.
The trailers:

- Mulan
- The Rescuers
- The Rescuers Down Under
- Peter Pan
- Robin Hood
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-release)

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Dinner, and ready for the big show: TOY STORY. Coming back soon!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 02, 2009, 03:40 PM:
 
Gian! A rare mis-step with your screenshots, but appreciated, n one the less (eh, I'm just jealous that you can post screenshots).

Paul ... that was interesting to hear that the Scooby Doo has the full credit sequence. That is the beginning credits, right?

Last night, my wife and I watched a brand new print of "Conduct Unbecoming". FINALLY! I lucked out on a completely unfaded print of this. It is a 70's eastman print, but not a bit O fade.
The fellow I bought it from said it was L.P.P., when I knew it wasn't, but I was willing to take a chance on it.

I think he said this because the color really is eye-popping and gorgeously saturated, especially in the outdoor shots. I've never seen this optical feature release look like this, and it ends a long search for a pristine print, a 20 year search, (if you include my first run of Super 8 collecting!).

... almost makes me sad to part with my "composite print" of this feature, (well, that is if it sells in a day on ebay), as I was remarkably close to perfect color on that print, so someone else is going to luck out in a day or so, as there are so many crappy looking prints of this.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 02, 2009, 05:25 PM:
 
2nd December 2009, Wednesday

Super 8 screening night with Disney-Pixar TOY STORY .
Excellent print in every way.

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Thanks Oemer.
My Disney's collection wouldn't be the same without your contribution. And thanks to you too, Osi. Always so kind eheheh.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 02, 2009, 05:41 PM:
 
Gian,great pics as usual,any news about the sword? [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 02, 2009, 05:50 PM:
 
Hi Jeroen. Thanks a lot for your kind comment.

How are you and R.? What about your leg? Hope all is right.
David mailed me today. The movie should be here at the very beginning of next week.

You really deserve a special mention, Jeroen. Thanks to you and David (sorry if I already stated this so many times, guys) I have completed my Disney's features collection on 8mm.
Thanks a lot for helping me to find this title I was still missing. Take care, my friend [Wink] !

Good night.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on December 03, 2009, 06:08 AM:
 
Hi Osi,
yes the full opening and full end credits were on the print and as I said the colour was absolutely fantastic. I know that the credits are not on the 200ft versions but I thought that they were on all the 400ft prints. This title,"That Snow Ghost" is the only Scooby Do on Super 8 that I have ever watched however.

Paul.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 04, 2009, 02:22 AM:
 
Gian
I am not usually a disney guy but your pics make me wish I had the Toy Story print, looks great! ! [Smile]

Tonight I was busy with one of my cats who is sick and it takes a lot of out my wife and I to give her the medicine, so I followed it up with a couple of comedies, and on 9.5 since I have neglected that for a while...First was a rare example of a mute version of a sound comedy that actually works, it was a Hal Roach Billy Gilbert comedy retitled as DOUBLE DUMMIES and followed by my favorite silent comedy team (that of course changed out members practically monthly) The Hall Room Boys...This one has Sid Smith who was the best boy I think.. It was called JAMES THE JOCKEY and I am not completely sure what its real title should be but it had plenty of zaniness to cheer me up.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 04, 2009, 03:47 AM:
 
Eh eh... Thanks Dino. Great print indeed.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on December 04, 2009, 05:47 PM:
 
Reel 2 of Gentlemen prefer Blondes, 16mm, with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell [Smile]

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I'm very happy with this print, now the search continues for Some like it Hot
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 04, 2009, 08:29 PM:
 
Wow Peter! Hope you will find soon SLIH. This print you are referring here is simply great.
Nice shots. My compliments.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on December 05, 2009, 04:43 AM:
 
Thanks Gian, I'm very pleased too. The combination of a good print and a good camera gives nice pictures [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 05, 2009, 05:25 AM:
 
No doubt!

[ December 05, 2009, 07:45 AM: Message edited by: Gian Luca Mario Loncrini ]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 05, 2009, 05:05 PM:
 
5th December 2009, Saturday.

Super 8 test screening (just to be sure everything will be in working order, the night before Christmas [Razz] ).
The title: Disney's PLUTO'S CHRISTMAS TREE (1952) by Derann.

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on December 08, 2009, 12:07 AM:
 
Monday December 7th 2009 8:15pm

DVD Projection

Disney's "UP"

Coke & Popcorn [Big Grin]
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on December 08, 2009, 07:29 AM:
 
Going back a couple of nights to Saturday evening: - - - screened "Von Ryan's Express", starring Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard & James Brolin.

For me this has all the ingredients of a good action movie, with steam trains to boot!

In Super 8 using the Elmo ST-1200HD. Looked really good in the new upcoming environment of the home cinema. A pair of Ampro 12" speakers placed just in front of the screen about 18" up from the floor made the room reverberate with all the fantastic sound effects from this film - particularly the steam engines! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Why has it taken me so long to reach this stage? I ask. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on December 08, 2009, 03:11 PM:
 
Last weekend Super 8 UFA german print (2x 120m) of "Le sauvage" Yve Montand and Catherine Denuve
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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 08, 2009, 05:03 PM:
 
Welcome back, Oemer.
Nice shots [Wink] !
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 09, 2009, 05:39 PM:
 
9th December 2009, Wednesday

After a very long waiting, tonight 'twas finally time for JURASSIC PARK.

When I asked for some info about the print in June, John Clancy wrote a post stating:
quote:
Jurassic Park was a flat film. You'll find it interesting to watch on Super 8 if you don't crop it with screen masking because the computer effects sequences were done masked. So even if you don't think there's any CGI trickery in a certain scene you can easily identify where there is.

It was not a piece of news when I noticed that while screening (see shot # 6).
Excellent print, anyway. So happy I finally had it thanks, once more, to Keith.
Screen captures as usual.

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Posted by Darren Payne (Member # 1517) on December 09, 2009, 05:42 PM:
 
Looks a super print!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 09, 2009, 05:54 PM:
 
It is indeed [Wink] !
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 10, 2009, 02:12 AM:
 
Hi Gian,
fantastic shots as every time [Big Grin]

Looks like a very good print.
But in Scope the film would be much better [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Oh, I forgot to say, that I screened the 3x 400ft.-Version of The little world of Don Camillo. It's one of my all time favorites ! Didn't make any pictures...

Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on December 10, 2009, 04:18 AM:
 
Wednesday evening 9th December - -

"Murder She Said" 1962 B&W 16mm.

Projector: Ampro Stylist Major Mk2

Margaret Rutherford, James Robertson Justice, Muriel Pavlow, Charles Tingwell.

Margaret Rutherford fans will know this one very well, based on the 1957 novel "4.50 From Paddington". This was the first of the big screen Miss Marple films, and indeed still as much of a delight to watch today as it was when it was released in January 1962.

Ron Goodwin's haunting and catchy harpsichord theme tune never fails to delight.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 10, 2009, 04:33 AM:
 
Hi Michael.
Thanks. And yes, about the SCOPE you are right... Take care!
 
Posted by Keith Ashfield (Member # 741) on December 10, 2009, 04:44 AM:
 
Gian. The screenshots of JP look impressive. I would think they will be even more so, using your new Xenon?

At long last, who is a "happy bunny" now?

What will be the new "Holy Grail" now, I wonder?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 10, 2009, 05:38 AM:
 
Hi Keith.
As my official screen is not available, I'm using the wall. And the distance is so limited.
No Xenon in December for obvious reasons... [Frown]

It's a good print indeed, Keith.
THANKS THANKS THANKS.

HOLY GRAIL? Well, it would be nice to find a copy of FOOTLOOSE, considering the long LADY AND THE TRAMP waiting is now over eh eh eh.
Take care my friend. And thanks a lot for your comments. [Wink]
 
Posted by Keith Ashfield (Member # 741) on December 10, 2009, 06:02 AM:
 
To be sung to the tune of “Yes, we have no bananas”

"Oh yes, we have no Xenon,
We have no Xenon today.
My screen has been hidden,
And now I’m forbidden,
To show my films that way

I guess, I'll have a "re-think",
What can I use for a screening?
There are ceilings and doors,
And even cats’ paws,
To project my “movies” on.

I will have to use my small Elmo,
Because that one has a small “throw”
Upon my bedroom wall.
So, yes we have no Xenon,
We have no Xenon today". [Razz]

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

[ December 14, 2009, 06:55 AM: Message edited by: Keith Ashfield ]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 10, 2009, 06:13 AM:
 
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 10, 2009, 08:21 AM:
 
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Smile] [Smile] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 10, 2009, 08:58 AM:
 
Gian ...

I wonder if your print is a non masked or letterboxed print. I have the Laserdisc of this, from when it first came out, and the image was only letterboxed to 1.66 ratio, (I think thats right) and not the anamorphic scope. Was this ever released in anamorphic scope? Very nice shots as usual ...

... but then, its such a victory in this case, as it is a print that I'm sure you had all but given up on before "SuperKeith!" flew in and rescued it! The print made it and I'm so glad for you!
 
Posted by Paul Martin (Member # 1847) on December 10, 2009, 04:40 PM:
 
Hello, first post ever!
Me and the good lady just watched :
Tom & Jerry (Tennis Chumps) 200ft
Land of Little Trains (Welsh narrowgauge railways) 400ft
All Quiet On The Western Front (1979 remake) 2x400ft

on a Sankyo Sound 301.
[Smile]
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on December 10, 2009, 06:16 PM:
 
Hi Paul!
and welcome to the forum!!!! [Big Grin]
Hope your stay is a long one, you have no joined one of the best forums on the internet!
[Wink]
For me last night was STAR WARS PT2 400ft in scope!
Patrick
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 11, 2009, 05:19 AM:
 
Hi Paul,
a warm welcome from Germany to the best forum on the net !

Yesterday I screened the Derann Scope-print of Terminator 2 - Judgement day. Stunning colours (perhaps a little bit blueish) and stunning sharpness, too.

Projector: Elmo ST-1200 HD with Elmo 1.3-lens
Anamorphot: Rathenower Rectimascope 48/2x

And as every time: my camera is not the best [Big Grin]

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Regards,
Michael
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 11, 2009, 05:38 AM:
 
Wow Michael.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 11, 2009, 05:47 AM:
 
Thanks, Gian, my friend.

Perhaps at the weekend I will screen Footloose [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
Will post some pictures then...
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on December 11, 2009, 06:20 AM:
 
Thanks Michael, Gian, and ALL for the very enjoyable screen shots!

Michael- I think those colors are great. As far as the bluish tint in some scenes, those scenes look like that in the movie in EVERy format I've seen (35mm,VHS,ect), so I wouldn't worry about that at all.

Gian- Love that Jurassic Park print! I might consider that one as well from CHC. Let me know how the recording works out.

James.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 11, 2009, 07:19 AM:
 
Hi James.
Thanks a lot.
A friend of mine is going soon to record it for me as I oreder it with no sound. I'll let you know!
Take care .
[Wink]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 11, 2009, 07:48 AM:
 
Hi James,

many thanks.
I compared it with the DVD and there are the colours blueish, too.
But I think at the 8mm-print it is a little bit more but not very annoying.

Have a nice (screening) weekend and read you next week,
Michael
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on December 11, 2009, 08:49 AM:
 
Miracle on Main Street

Great little indie; Blackhawk print.

Pretty sharp image, and a good movie for the Christmas season.
 
Posted by Bradford A Moore (Member # 426) on December 11, 2009, 08:55 AM:
 
Hey All,

For those of you who may not know I do a weekly film series in the performance space at the radio station I volunteer at. Last Night I showed a nice super 8 Blackhawk scored print of Steamboat Bill JR. with Buster keaton. For starters I showed another super Blackhawk Buster Keaton film The Blacksmith, which is one of My favorites. Next week it will be a night of Laurel and Hardy with A super 8 Blackhawk print of Pardon Us, and starting with Big Business.

This series for anyone who might be able to attend, is on the tip of Cape Cod in the town of Provincetown every Thursday through March, and of course there is plenty of Popcorn [Cool] I have been doing this now for 5 years, and its a great way to view my films on a big screen too!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 11, 2009, 09:29 AM:
 
Welcome, Paul!
I did not notice your post before. Sorry!

Michael, I know you have a copy of FOOTLOOSE (I've red it on your site). Maybe I'll find a print, one day.
You lucky guy! Hope to see soon some screen captures posted here [Wink] .
CIAO!
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on December 11, 2009, 10:50 AM:
 
Last night I screened some old home movies for screening purposes while shooting with a DV camera.

Afterwards I enjoyed some Popeye 50' silents on Standard .

Then, at last, I could finally test my new Elmo ST180M (see own thread: http://8mmforum.film-tech.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=005061) but as the lamp is missing, I only got to listen to my copy of Who's on First [Razz]

Sound was very unstable, due to the belts being worn completely, actually snapping just as Sebastian Dimwitty begins the Who-Naturally part of the sketch. Speed was good for the parts where the belts actually worked tho!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 12, 2009, 05:17 AM:
 
12th December 2009, Saturday

Super 8 test screening matinée.

The movie: THE SWORD IN THE STONE .
Absolutely a terrific print.
Thanks once more, David!

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 12, 2009, 05:34 AM:
 
Wow Gian,this is a great print [Big Grin] beautiful colors!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 12, 2009, 06:05 AM:
 
Jeroen,
I know sometimes it seems I'm a little repetitive, but this is really one of the best Disney's issued by Derann! Color is so amazing.
I'm so satisfied with it. And, of course, I have to thank you once more.
Ciao!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 14, 2009, 12:32 AM:
 
Gian I have been noticing that with your elmo you switch out the lenses, sometimes using a 1.0 (man where can I find one of those.... I only have the 1.1) and tonight the 1.3..Do you use certain ones for certain prints or color processes? Your pics are always so great I would love to be able to capture my films as clearly and vibrantly as you do.

OK so I know this name is not the most popular right now but tonight I screened CHC's newest super 8 release, the extended Yellow Submarine (1968) trailer and I have to say it is quite a great one and I would advise everyone to pick up a copy [Big Grin] hehe

Then it was off to the living room for a well worn 16mm print of a B classic?...OK maybe just starring a couple of classic B-actors Dennis O'Keefe and Allison Hayes in Chicago Syndicate (1955), either way it was enjoyable light hearted noir, which is just what the doctor ordered after a rough weekend of playing 2 gigs, 700 miles of driving and a nasty case of flu...

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 14, 2009, 05:05 AM:
 
Last night we screened Toy Story 2 with superb digital sound (thanks, Brad). Complete print featuring the long Dinosaur promo and the Luxo Jr short. I stopped taking pics after a few minutes. The film is so good, and I can't recall how many times I've seen it, that I completely forgot about the camera...
Young Margaux, sitting between her Mom and Dad, was mesmerized.
Getting ready to head south this coming wednesday, towards our cinema in Provence.

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Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on December 14, 2009, 05:53 AM:
 
Gian,
That Jurassic Park print looks astonishing.
[Smile]
 
Posted by Paul Martin (Member # 1847) on December 14, 2009, 06:50 AM:
 
Hi all,
You guys watch some amazing stuff! We're moving house at the moment so I started to pack my films away last night. While 'packing' I accidentally watched :

200ft Britains Tram Era (I'm a geek and love any transport film!)
50ft Thunderbirds - Attack of the Aligators
400ft The Avengers - Return of the Cybernauts
400ft Invaders from Mars

With any luck - more 'packing' tonight! [Smile]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 14, 2009, 07:35 AM:
 
Good choice of "packing", Paul
(I guess this is why they were called "package movies") [Wink]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 14, 2009, 07:48 AM:
 
Hi Paul,

accidentally watched ??? [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
I would like to have such accidents everyday [Smile]

Jean-Marc:
Very good screenshots.
What a great show for Young Margaux [Smile]
Looks like an excellent print.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 14, 2009, 09:13 AM:
 
quote:
Gian I have been noticing that with your elmo you switch out the lenses, sometimes using a 1.0 (man where can I find one of those.... I only have the 1.1) and tonight the 1.3..Do you use certain ones for certain prints or color processes? Your pics are always so great I would love to be able to capture my films as clearly and vibrantly as you do.

Hi Dino, thanks for your post.
I change the lens depending on the 'surface' I use for the show: Elmo 1.3 for short distance (wall) and 1.1-1.0 for medium/long distance (big screen).
It depends as well on my will to obtain a good result in terms of sharpness and brightness, of couse. You can notice some difference in looking the shots I post: when using the Elmo ST 1200 and a 1.3 lens I'm normally not so far from the wall.
Well, nothing to say when I use my Xenon. In this case the result is always excellent.

Morover, I normally use Elmo 1.3 for scope screenings. Result depends of course on the scope lens I use, but I noticed Sankor 16c/16f on Elmo 1.3 gives such a good effect, avoiding that awful vignetting picture.

I had one Elmo 1.0 lens with my Xenon and found the second one one Ebay. Price is normally high: I've seen one, at the very beginning of the year, sold for more than 500 euro!

Ebay Germany offers sometimes the possibility to find them. Just take a look and good luck. Anyway, your screen captures are good enough to have an idea about your prints [Wink] .

quote:
Gian,
That Jurassic Park print looks astonishing

Thanks a lot, Michael. It is indeed. I'm so happy and satisfied with it, after that long nightmare [Roll Eyes] .

Jean-Marc, no comment on you TOY STORY 2 print eh eh eh. I'm with Micha. Your little girl must be very happy with your shows!

Ehi Micha, when do you post some shots from FOOTLOOSE? I have to decide if to look for it or not eh eh eh. Cannot wait! [Big Grin]

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on December 15, 2009, 10:18 AM:
 
Monday Dec 14 2009

THE LADY IN THE WATER

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452637/

DVD PROJECTION
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 15, 2009, 02:57 PM:
 
We watched an optical sound feature last night that I'd had sitting around for years un-watched ...

"Children of a Lesser God" (William Hurt, 1986)

It's a great drama about a man whop teaches at a school for the deaf and the deaf woman he falls in love with. Beautiful sharp picture with full colors!
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on December 15, 2009, 06:48 PM:
 
Dino-

I've been waiting for that Yellow Submarine trailer to come out! And it looks great [Cool] . I'll have to wait till after Christmas though [Frown] .

James.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 15, 2009, 11:56 PM:
 
James, yep you will be pleased, flawless source material....

Tonight I ran a small Super 8 screening of a few ebay purchases recently, and with it came happiness and sadness, both narratively and personally. First I ran a condensed version of one of my all time favorite films which somehow I have managed to never pick up over the years IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) - This 400ft version keeps most of the essential scenes, but it just isn't the same without the full development of their relationship, and of course any line missing from the dialogue constitutes a crime in my book. Not crazy about the added voice over play by play, and there's a good deal of wear on this print so I'll probably have to let it go. Next up is definitely a keeper but I do not believe it is a Blackhawk THE VIOLIN MAKER OF CREMONA (1909) an early Griffith I did not know was released on super 8, and still not sure who released it since the intertitles are clearly remade. A decent if not amazing looking print but the Pickford/Moore films always bring a certain bit of interest to me.

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Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 16, 2009, 02:04 AM:
 
Well, Gian, my friend,

here they are [Big Grin]

My photos of Footloose with englisch optical sound, but it sounds a little poor. So I played via Notebook the german sound from the DVD. The picture of my print is very good.
Projector: Elmo ST-1200 HD with 1.3-lens.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 16, 2009, 03:44 AM:
 
Hello Michael.
Thanks a lot.
Hope to find soon a print. Great shots, BTW!
Ciao.
 
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on December 16, 2009, 03:50 AM:
 
Ahhh FOOTLOOSE I am after this as well on super 8, I have it
in 35mm but it is water damaged.
Last night I ran ONE MILLION YEARS BC in 16mm and BEN HUR 400ft scope in super 8.
Pat [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 16, 2009, 04:41 AM:
 
Hello Patrick.
Hope I'll find soon a copy the same way I wish you to find one too!
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on December 16, 2009, 06:42 AM:
 
Last night I had time for a film show at last. We started with "Babes in Toyland", the excellent Laurel and Hardy film which has been discussed on this forum and is a good film for this time of the year. It was a Mountain Films release on 4X400ft reels. This was followed by "The Happiest Days of Your Life" with Margaret Rutherford and Alaister Sim. This is an excellent comedy with the stars playing the heads of a boys and girls school who are forced to use the same building because of an administative error. I had never seen this film before and really enjoyed it. It was a Derann release on 5X400ft reels black and white on colour stock. The print and sound were excellent. Was this film an original Derann release or did Powell or DCR do this originally? Anyway we're looking forward to the next show, Ive got some westerns but my wife hates westerns so I keep putting them off for a later date.

Paul.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 16, 2009, 10:53 AM:
 
Thanks for the compliment, Gian.
It is really a great print, but instead of the optical sound, the music sounds a little bit poor and "thin".
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 16, 2009, 11:09 AM:
 
Thanks for all additional info, Michael.
That's what I'd like to have for Christmas. Considering it will be quite impossible, I sit and wait singing JINGLE BELLS [Wink] !
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 16, 2009, 01:16 PM:
 
Apparantly, Phil Sheard is just not good at getting back to potential customers, Dino. I asked for him to keep me updated on that Yellowsubmarine release, and have heard nothing.

Bollocks!!

We watched "Little Shop of Horrors" last night, super 8 optical sound. I tell ya, with my Chinon 9500 patched through my dolby surround unit, (with it set on simulated stereo), that soundtrack for Little Shop. was amazimgly good, the best I have ever heard for an optical sound film ... loud, sharp!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 19, 2009, 01:09 AM:
 
Osi yes that is a shame since you would think potential sales would be a priority these days. I know my wife is going to have to go back to work for someone else(and we'll do her company on the weekends) next year because it is SO HARD to get people to buy things these days with their limited funds.....

I am beginning my mandatory 2 week break from work (a way for the University to save money I guess) so what's on the agenda? oodles of movies [Smile]

Tonight it was a regular 8 screening (if anyone has a really good working Eumig 800 series (preferably 824) they want to trade for a Chinon stereo 1200 let me know as I have a stack of sluggish Eumigs that are all suffering speed wise....

OK but tonight I (accompanied by my pup Brittany and Clara the kittie) started with a nice feature version of one of the Allene Ray/Walter Miller serials. This one a western called HAWK OF THE HILLS (1927) which is striped with a piano soundtrack. If only the Green Archer existed on small gauge...
The show started with a 2 reel Sennett comedy on silent regular 8 entitled SMITH's VACATION (1926)where Raymond McKee and Ruth Hiatt take a vaction that of course goes horribly wrong forcing them to take a vacation from the vacation...

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Posted by Paul Martin (Member # 1847) on December 19, 2009, 12:04 PM:
 
Afternoon all.
Still working on the 'packing' for the house move. Todays slacking was the 3x400ft release of Star Trek : The Motion Picture.

The only problem now is A Night to Remember is just there.... looking at me.............. see you in 5 reels! [Smile]
 
Posted by Claus Harding (Member # 702) on December 19, 2009, 12:12 PM:
 
In memory of Dan O'Bannon I threaded up my badly faded 400-footer of "Alien".

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Claus.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 19, 2009, 01:37 PM:
 
Nice glow to that image Claus! [Big Grin]

We decided to make it a classics night!

Sunshine Makers (1935, Van Buren, great color)

Hoppity Goes to Town! (great low fade Agfa Red Fox print)

FUN!!
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on December 19, 2009, 04:38 PM:
 
Back from Dubai Filmfestival and it's really cold, so some cartoons to warm me up. First, 8mm scope Tom & Jerry, Pat Peeves

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 19, 2009, 05:03 PM:
 
I love your pictures,nice job. [Razz]
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on December 19, 2009, 11:37 PM:
 
There's a Blizzard outside tonight so I kept myself occupied with kind of an eclectic mix:

Pastoral Symphony from Fantasia (Derann, both parts on a 600 Foot Reel)
Nutcracker from Fantasia (Derann)
Wildlife Interlude (Derann)
Narrow Gauge in Portugal 1&2 (Sunday River Productions)
Tarka the Otter (Extract, Walton)
Journey Into Spring (D.C.R. Films, Wishful Thinking??)

Here's hoping this time tomorrow it's not over the roof!
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on December 20, 2009, 09:54 AM:
 
Last night I watched the Derann 1,200' abridgment of Gremlins.

A lot of fun and, since it takes place during Christmas, a good film to watch for this time of year.

Also watched "The Elstree Story"; a documentory on one of the most famous movie studios in the U.K.

In addition I watched "The Little Match Girl" and "Peace on Earth. I love sentimental cartoons and these are two of the best of that type.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on December 20, 2009, 11:46 PM:
 
Sunday December 20 2009

Everything super 8 sound

NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS [SCOPE STEREO FEATURE]

intermission shorts
ABBOTT & COSTELLO RIOT ON ICE [SILENT]
MANY MOODS OF SKIING [SILENT]
MICKEY PLAYS SANTA [SOUND]

A BUG'S LIFE SCOPE [SCOPE STEREO FEATURE]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 21, 2009, 02:29 AM:
 
I watched last Sunday the following movies!

Pluto's Christmastree Silent 200ft

Once upon a wintertime sound 200ft

[Big Grin] Feature [Big Grin]

Peter Pan sound Derann 3x600ft

Heidi 5 episodes Animated 5x400ft German language! [Smile]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 21, 2009, 04:26 AM:
 
Jeroen:
Heidi was one of my favorites in my childhood. Couldn't wait to see the next episode on TV.

Didn't had very much time for screening at the weekend.

But a little film was possible:
The Blackhawk-Release of Laurel & Hardy: Block-heads

The print is much sharper than on the photos. My camera is simply too bad.

Projector: Elmo ST-1200 HD with 1.3-lens

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 21, 2009, 05:39 AM:
 
Hello Michael,i have watched the following Chapters!

2033 80m c/t "Der geheimnisvolle Grossvater" Episode 1.
2034 80m c/t "Grossvaters Hütte" Episode 2.
2035 80m c/t "Auf der Weide" Episode 3.
2036 80m c/t "Ein neues Familienmitglied" Episode 4.
2144 80m c/t "Der Schneesturm" Episode 11.

I still miss these ones

2138 80m c/t "Ein Brief von Tante Dete" Episode 5.
2142 80m c/t "Winter in den Bergen" Episode 9.
2140 80m c/t "Ein Sommer geht zu Ende" Episode 6.

So if you know someone that have these titles for sale,think of me! [Big Grin]

Jeroen!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 21, 2009, 06:54 AM:
 
Hi Michael, I'd like to have this Blackhawk: I know there's an OUR GANG appearance (I'm actually after this series). Great shots, by the way.

Here's another HEIDI fan, fellas: unfortunately, on 8mm we only have a couple of features (5/6 episodes edited together) and some excerpt, here in Italy. Not the best prints, in term of quality. But quite rare.

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Was GOLDRAKE aired in the Netherlands, Jeroen (1978/79)?

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 21, 2009, 07:18 AM:
 
No Gian i've never heard of the Goldrake serie!my movies are from UFA and are in great condition!next time i watch them i send some pics to you!

Jeroen [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 21, 2009, 07:29 AM:
 
I was told those UFA prints are gorgeous. I cannot say the same about what was printed and distributed here in Italy. But thanks a lot for the shots: I'm a little curious and cannot wait to see them.
Ciao!
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 21, 2009, 08:53 AM:
 
Sorry, Gian, but you are wrong [Wink]
Goldrake was never aired in Germany.
There were only 4 episodes on Super 8 and the first time I've ever heard about this series was when I began to collect Super 8.
I looked at this time "Captain Future".

Jeroen,
if I will see some Heidi-episodes, I will tell you [Smile]

UFA-prints having a big problem: they are going to red very often!
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on December 21, 2009, 09:01 AM:
 
Last Night I watched two Disney cartoon shorts.

The Night Before Christmas and Santa's Workshop

Beautiful full color Derann prints.

On Christmas Eve I will be showing Mickey's Christmas Carol in my Bar & Grill. This will kick off my planned Winter Film Series at the club.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 21, 2009, 09:12 AM:
 
Take a look here, Michael [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] ...

Grendizer in Germany
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 21, 2009, 09:18 AM:
 
Yes, Gian, I know this site [Big Grin]

I know that you don't understand German [Smile]

At the end you can see "...lehnten ARD und ZDF eine Fernsehausstrahlung in Deutschland ab...".
That means, that the TV-companies decline the series, because it was too brutal for them.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 21, 2009, 09:25 AM:
 
I got it now.
I was sure the series was known in Germany too. But I must admit I did not know it was not aired because of violence contents.

There's a good reason why I remembered German kids knew the series.
In 1978, when I was a young boy, I lived in Limone (Gardasee). And I met lost of kids as I was who knew it.
I do remember all kids knew it. But, hey... Maybe they did because they watched the series while spending their holiday in Italy! [Wink]
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on December 21, 2009, 11:55 AM:
 
Last night's viewing was an Elvis feature Girls,Girls,Girls,a really nice Viacom print with excellent colour.These prints seem to hold the colours,are quite sharp with good sound,much better than some of the other Elvis releases i've seen,Mark.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 21, 2009, 12:54 PM:
 
21st December 2009, Monday.

Super 8 evening show with WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT.
Stunning print on Agfa. Screen captures as usual.

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Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 22, 2009, 01:34 AM:
 
Or they saw it on Super 8, Gian [Big Grin]
As I said 4 episodes were released by Piccolo Film on 45m each.
BTW: Very good screenshots. My compliment. Are they from "the wall" ? [Big Grin]

Mark,
I have Girls, Girls, Girls, too. Like G.I. Blues it was released on Kodak polyester stock, if I remebered right. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Richard Gordon (Member # 1838) on December 22, 2009, 01:53 AM:
 
A couple of weeks ago, as part of a Chanukah party, I recreated a flea-pit cinema and showed (all Super8) Charlie Chaplin "Easy Street" silent with my brother-in-law on our de-tuned piano, MGM's 1943 cartoon "Red Hot Riding Hood" (a brilliant "adult" reworking of the children's fairy tale), and HM Queen + UK national anthem. With only one working projector there were 2 intervals - during one, an "usherette" served ice-creams. Richard
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 22, 2009, 01:54 AM:
 
Thanks Micha. Wall again [Frown] .
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on December 22, 2009, 03:39 AM:
 
Gian,

Roger Rabbit... wonderful pictures!!!
Great and funny movie... My best compliments!
Grey or brown stripe?

Ciao,
Flavio
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 22, 2009, 05:58 AM:
 
Ciao Flavio.
How are you? Thank you very much. Excellent print on Agfa, brown stripes.
Take care and Happy Christmas! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on December 22, 2009, 06:34 AM:
 
Everything is good, thanks!

Happy Christmas to you too! [Smile]

Ciao,
Flavio
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on December 22, 2009, 11:39 AM:
 
MY FILM SCREENINGS IN 2009 *

*See the SUMMARY section at very end

A CHORUS LINE DVD 1/2/2009
S.W. PHANTOM MENANCE DVD 1/5/2009
S.W. ATTACK OF THE CLONES DVD 1/12/2009
I MARRIED A WOMAN S8 SCOPE 1/17/2009
S.W. CLONE WARS DVD 1/19/2009
SLEEPING BEAUTY DVD 1/31/2009
S.W. REVENGE OF THE SITH DVD 2/2/2009
ICE AGE MELTDOWN DVD 2/12/2009
S.W. A NEW HOPE S8 SCOPE 2/16/2009
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT DVD 2/22/2009
S.W. EMPIRE STRIKES BACK S8 SCOPE 2/23/2009
S.W. EMPIRE STRIKES BACK DVD 2/25/2009
JURASSIC PARK S8 3/2/2009
ANASTASIA DVD 3/6/2009
S.W. RETURN OF THE JEDI S8 SCOPE 3/9/2009
MALIBU BEACH DVD 3/11/2009
SPACEBALLS DVD 3/16/2009
KUROSAWA'S DREAMS DVD 5/5/2009
THE SIMPSON'S MOVIE DVD 5/14/2009
D.A.R.Y.L DVD 5/18/2009
VAN WILDER DVD 5/28/2009
DAVID & LISA 16MM 5/29/2009
GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN DVD 5/31/2009
KOYAANISQATSI DVD 6/1/2009
HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING S8 6/4/2009
POWAQQATSI DVD 6/8/2009
G.I. BLUES DVD 6/11/2009
HEMO THE MAGNIFICENT 16MM 6/14/2009
FANTASTIC VOYAGE S8 SCOPE 6/14/2009
NACOYSQATSI DVD 6/15/2009
BARAKA DVD 6/22/2009
LITTLE SHOP OF HORROS DVD 6/24/2009
BRAINSTORM S8 SCOPE 6/27/2009
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD DVD 7/2/2009
KUROSAWA'S DREAMS DVD 7/6/2009
CYRANO DEBERGERAC S8 7/16/2009
FLY ME TO THE MOON DVD 7/20/2009
GOD'S LITTLE ACRE S8 7/30/2009
CASABLANCA S8 8/3/2009
007 MOONRAKER S8 8/6/2009
TALES OF BEATRICE POTTER S8 8/10/2009
THE AFRICAN QUEEN S8 8/17/2009
THE LION KING S8 8/24/2009
THE HUNTER S8 8/31/2009
EARTH DVD 9/9/2009
STEAMBOAT BILL S8 SILENT 9/10/2009
SELECTED SHORTS PMA S8 9/17/2009
THE HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS DVD 9/19/2009
SINGING IN THE RAIN S8 9/21/2009
LADY & THE TRAMP S8 SCOPE 9/21/2009
OLIVER TWIST S8 9/24/2009
SINGING IN THE RAIN S8 9/28/2009
THE JOLSON STORY APS S8 10/1/2009
THE JOLSON STORY S8 10/5/2009
STARBIRD & SWEET WILLIAM S8 10/8/2009
BEST-BUY TRAILER DISC DVD 10/8/2009
EASTER PARADE S8 10/12/2009
HOPPITY GOES TO TOWN S8 10/15/2009
HIGH SOCIETY DIGEST S8 10/19/2009
TOP HAT S8 10/19/2009
MAXIE S8 10/23/2009
BYE BYE BIRDIE S8 10/26/2009
MARY POPPINS S8 11/2/2009
THE NEPTUNE FACTOR S8 11/5/2009
FUTURE WORLD S8 11/5/2009
HOWARD THE DUCK DVD 11/6/2009
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER S8 11/9/2009
BEST-BUY TRAILER DISC DVD 11/9/2009
FIRED UP DVD 11/13/2009
IZZY & MOE S8 11/13/2009
GREASE S8 SCOPE 11/16/2009
WHEN GIRLS UNDRESS S8 11/20/2009
BLAZING SADDLES DVD 11/20/2009
XANADU DVD 11/23/2009
THE GOLDEN SEAL S8 11/30/2009
DISNEY'S UP! DVD 12/7/2009
LADY IN THE WATER DVD 12/14/2009
NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ S8 SCOPE 12/20/2009
A BUG'S LIFE S8 SCOPE 12/20/2009

SUMMARY:

BY THE FORMAT:

16MM: 2

SUPER 8: 41 [10 @ 2:66 SCOPE / 31 @ 1:33 FLAT]

DVD: 36 [15 @ 2:35 SCOPE / 21 @ 1:85 FLAT]

TOTAL: 97

At the close of every screening, I enter the films shown on a clipboard. At the end of the year, I copy the clipboard to a spreadsheet then analyze the information which is shown here. I'll ammend this report again if I do have another screening this year - but my hectic schedule over the holiday break suggests that I'm done until 2010.
 
Posted by Jim Schrader (Member # 9) on December 22, 2009, 12:47 PM:
 
on super 8 sound
Tom and Jerry the Night before Christmas
A Walt Disney Christmas
on 16mm sound
castle films "The Night Before Christmas live version in b/w
Rankin Bass's version's of Frosty the Snowman, Ruldolph, and The Little Drummer Boy
also on 16mm
Bewitched-titled Santa Comes and Stays and Stays
Gilligan's Island-Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk (the only christmas episode from the first season.)
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 22, 2009, 01:31 PM:
 
Beautiful screen captures Gian.

I've said it many times, but I do truly believe that AGFA is superior to L.P.P. That color is absolutely spot on. I have seen other DErann printings of this where the color is not quite as good as it should be.

AGFA ... always first choice!
L.P.P. ... Next best choice
FUJI ... The better FUJI, third best!
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on December 22, 2009, 02:56 PM:
 
Tonight two classic 16mm animation shorts that go very well together:
Disney's Silly Symphony - Santa's Workshop (1932)
Fleischer Color Classic - Hold it! (1938)

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 22, 2009, 03:36 PM:
 
[Eek!] !
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 22, 2009, 03:47 PM:
 
Here another one from the Netherlands but not shocking Gian [Wink]

The night before Christmas(Tom and Jery)1x50ft sound

And the feature for tonight was Cinderella 3x600ft sound Derann!
A really Christmas movie.

Gian guess what is my Christmasmovie this year? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 22, 2009, 06:36 PM:
 
Uhm... Let me think...
Ok. I guess what is yours if you guess what will be mine [Big Grin] !
Oh, no...

I remembered I already wrote what will be mine in your thread about Christmas Day Shows (ET)!...
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on December 22, 2009, 07:23 PM:
 
Catching up with some movies of late one 16mm print of "Portrait of Lee Marvin" 1700ft B/W and colour made back in 1969 on the set of "Paint Your Wagon"

Another one this time on DVD "Ice Station Zebra" I once had the Super8 3/400ft version. The DVD is very good with a remastered 5:1 soundtrack, well here is a nice shot of the USS Ronquil which played the part of the USS Tigerfish in the movie.
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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 23, 2009, 12:32 AM:
 
Hi Gian,uhm let me think.......ET???
And now you what is my favorite this Christmas??
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on December 23, 2009, 01:21 AM:
 
Hey Peter,
wonderful pictures. Congratulations !

Osi,
how can I identify the stock ?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 23, 2009, 01:54 AM:
 
Just tell me, Jeroen. Will it be LADY AND THE TRAMP????
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on December 23, 2009, 02:36 AM:
 
Monday we watched a 16mm feature of Mr Destiny starring James Belushi,Tuesday's offering was a super 8 feature of Raise the Titanic in scope which went down well,in this case it came back up again!!! Mark.
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on December 23, 2009, 07:18 AM:
 
I love John Barry's music in Raise The Titanic. It's a great film too and does not deserve the scorn that is usually thrown at it.

Paul.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 23, 2009, 08:14 AM:
 
Thanks a lot, Osi.
You are absolutely right about stocks. At least in my opinion.
I sent you a mail about Santa...
Let me know.
Take care. [Wink]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 23, 2009, 08:37 AM:
 
Hi Gian,you're right ha ha ha....L&T and you what is on your program? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 23, 2009, 09:48 AM:
 
We are currently spending the Holiday season at our Provence cinema. Our last screenings were:

Monsters Inc, for all the kids in the neighborhood.

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Il Demonio Italian neo realist film from 1963 that *supposedly* was the inspiration for The Exorcist (sorry, no pics).

The Land Unknown Bizarre letterbox print (1:2 ratio on flat print)
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Fright Night Gorgeous scope print.
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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 23, 2009, 10:34 AM:
 
Hi Jeroen.
I have received today some WALT DISNEY HOME MOVIES I will check tonight or tomorrow. All titles I already have in my collection. But maybe the new arrivals should be in better condition (stock, color etc.).

Mes compliments, Jean-Marc. So nice pictures. And those MONSTER INC print is simply gorgeous. Once more, it would be great if a 8mm print existed! Ciao.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 23, 2009, 01:58 PM:
 
Micheal ...

AGFA, in general, (I'm speaking of the modern AGFA prints), will have the marking "2S" on it. Nothing much more than that.
Although L.P.P. has also had nice saturation of color, I have never seen a "bluish" AGFA print. There are lush colors and a warm or almost brown to the color, (note: I'm not speaking of the Kodak SP browning, which is a sign of color fade). The colors tend to be much truer to what you would find on the original release.

A good example is the screenshot (thanX once again Gian!), when Jessica Rabbit is sitting on Eddie Valiants lap. Note the facial tones, not just on Valiant, but especially on the animated Jessica. Absolutely perfect and spot on.

One of the complaints that I have had with the L.P.P., (note that when I say this, I'm thankful to have any good color, Agfa or L.P.P.) is you can end up with spot on color, but is has tended to have the bluish quality.

This is nothing new with L.P.P. I've noticed this all the way down the line to my first Derann L.P.P. that I owned, (Who Dares Wins 600ft). There has always been a less than perfect color spectrum to it.

When Derann used the Agfa 2S stock, they're colors were never better. I know that some of it could be film labs and the chemicals therein, but for Agfa to not have that quality and be consistently brilliant is no accident.

My advice is, if you can, verify whether the print is an Agfa print of the feature. If not, L.P.P. will be fine, but the Agfa Derann's are to be truly cherished.

I hope dat helps, Micheal

tonights screening ...

A "classicals"

What's Opera Doc (warners version of "classical" ...

Kill da wabbit, Kill da Wabbit, KILL DA WABBIT!

and, for the feature?

Fantasia 2 (Yummy!)
 
Posted by Daniel Aveline (Member # 1714) on December 23, 2009, 05:26 PM:
 
Hello everyone,
Hello Jean-Marc,where did you get that print of the land unknown? I have the belgian poster at home.I'd like to see it
maybe you could project it to me some time,could be my christmas
present [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 24, 2009, 02:27 AM:
 
Yes Jean-Marc was that a 35mm or 16mm print of Land Unknown? it looks gorgeous as usual. I have a 35mm cinecolor nitrate of a similar feature Unknown Island. Gotta love those dinosaur movies...

Well tonight I was only able to sneak in a quick screening (because I spent most of the day fiddling with my Pathe Babies) of EP 7 of the THE IRON CLAW (1916) - The Hooded Helper with Pearl White. It was on reg 8mm. Sadly I will never know what happened as this is the only episode available [Confused]

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 24, 2009, 05:19 AM:
 
Dino: Wow, Unknown Island, that's a classic.

Daniel: the print belongs to my friend Gilles (we share the booth at Argenteuil). If he brings it back to Paris, I'll organize something.

Yesterday's screening: The Mighty Ursus (known as "Fury of Hercules" on these shores). Print is rather good considering it's an original 1961 release. Plenty of color left (more than it seems on the screenshots)

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Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on December 24, 2009, 11:43 AM:
 
Osi & Michael,

Not every film will have stock used written on the sprockets.

I received a bunch of films from Gian (thanks my Friend), some are excellent in color but I cannot see any mark about stock used.

I also believe that the bluish tint you see does belong to lab's responsibility. And I can say the lab Derann uses now tend to have bluish tint.

It is more about the person behind the chemicals mixing.

Remember during the old days with analog (35mm still) film. Between lab to lab had different result although they used the same Kodak paper and film.

cheers,
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on December 24, 2009, 01:11 PM:
 
Can't say I've ever come across this "bluish" tint on any 16mm LPP prints.
Are you specifically referring just to Derann prints, Osi?
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 24, 2009, 01:44 PM:
 
I really have to say that it is a matter of L.P.P. film stock in general.

This is because I have L.P.P. prints not just from Derann but many other sources. I have vintage Red Fox prints, (note: films that Derann did not re-release from Red Fox negatives), and they are L.P.P. and they have a bluish cast.

The same for a couple other releases. Unless I'm mistaken, "The Little Match Girl" (Columbia Pictures) was also released on L.P.P., and this print has a bluish cast ...

... final exhibit of proof is the Blackhawk films re-issue of the First Flip the Frog cartoon, "Fiddlesticks", which is on L.P.P. filmstock and yes, you guess it ... bluish cast to the color.

Many different sources, one film stock, continued history of Bluish color.

Also, Red Fox prints from the same early 80's period, on AGFA color stock, do not have the bluish cast.

So, though L.P.P. is certianly better than pinky eastman (by a LONG SHOT!), it is not on the near perfection part of AGFA.

Winberts point isn't without merit. Some of it could be those in the film lab, but when you see the same bluish cast to the product of MANY different Super 8 companies, the chance that they ALL came from the same UK labs, (especially back in the 1980's), it goes beyond the chance of just one film lab or chemical problems.

By the way, Peter, great screenshots from that rare color Max Fleischer film! Its a sadness that in large part, Fleischer "Color Classic" have a tendecy of always having faded color in nearly all prints, especially on Super 8. I finally ran into a good color print of "Cobweb Hotel", but it still has a faded look, though on L.P.P. stock.

I would love to find a nice color copy of "Fresh Vegetable Mystery" but from what I understand, they all have a faded color look, no matter what the stock.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 24, 2009, 04:41 PM:
 
Very interesting posts about LPP, Osi and Winbert.
Just received some WALT DISNEY HOME MOVIES. Some of them are holding color up very well, but cannot say what stock they are printed on. No marks at all. A real mistery.

Anyway... Waiting for tomorrow big show, tonight 'twas time for:

- A WALT DISNEY CHRISTMAS (unfortunately fading... How I'd like to find a copy on LPP!)
- BAMBI (reel #1). One of my favorite Disney's.
- MADAGASCAR PENGUINS IN A CHRISTMAS CAPER (G R E A T print and funny)
- THE LITTLE ONE.

No digital camera, tonight [Frown] [Frown] [Frown] . Chiara needed it. So I used my mobile to take some pictures, but result was simply terrible eh eh eh. Just two screen captures were decent. I post them as usual...

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Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on December 24, 2009, 04:43 PM:
 
Osi, I believe you are correct about LPP stock being bluish. The print of Secret Of NIMH I have is LPP and while the colors are decent, there is a clear push toward blue.

Though it should be pointed out that the colors of NIMH on Super 8 are WAYYYYYY off compared to the widescreen DVD which was personally supervised and approved by director Don Bluth. But that's another matter. [Smile]

Anyway, here's today's viewing schedule:

SUPER 8:

Playground Skirmish (Excerpt from Matrix Reloaded. Fun but I need to get a Scope lens in the new year. [Smile] )

Brer Rabbit And The Tar Baby

Mickey's Christmas Carol (Thanks David Erskine! Beautiful print!)

The following viewed on my 80" screen and with the Panasonic AX200 video projector.

BLU-RAY:

Scrooge (1951)

DVD:

Home Alone

Scrooge (1970)
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 24, 2009, 04:50 PM:
 
Great pics,the little one?which movie is that? [Eek!]
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on December 24, 2009, 06:42 PM:
 
Christmas Eve, 16mm Tom & Jerry intro Invisible Mouse
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Shut up and deal, and a Merry Christmas to you all!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 24, 2009, 07:04 PM:
 
Gian ...

I don't know for a fact as to whether there were any L.P.P. "A Walt Disney Christmas", but I can verify for fact, that there were prints of this title in the UK that were printed on AGFA 3S filmstock. It took years to track down a good color copy and I found it in the UK.

So, yep! It's possible to find a mint copy of this title!

Tonights quick viewing, (as we have somewhere to go) ...

BEN HUR

haha! Just kidding!

Mickey and His Pals! 400ft FUJI color
MIckey's Memorable Moments Volumes 1 & 2 both FUJI
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 24, 2009, 07:36 PM:
 
Thanks for all info, Osi. I had a print on Kodak SP and actually one on Eastman. Imagine that the second one is quite better than the copy on Kodak SP!
A real 'must', anyway, every year.
Buon Natale, Osi. Ciao.
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on December 25, 2009, 09:10 AM:
 
Osi, I can show you my AGFA prints that is going to purplish. And I can show you too Kodak LPP which is not bluish.

Michael, can you check your Ben Hur that was shown several weeks ago (which was very spot on color tone), I believe it is on Kodak LPP.

BTW (OOT) I just got a nice joke from someone that NTSC is abbreviated from "Never True Skin Color" (which is true... [Big Grin] )

cheers,
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 25, 2009, 10:06 AM:
 
Never heard of Purplish Agfa, but it's possible. I have run into earlier generation Fuji stock that turns purplish. Derann used some Fuji in the 70's that had that tendecy. I had a copy of they're earlier printing of "Hoppity Goes to Town" and it was on fuji and purplish. They're later re-issue of it on L.P.P. was much improved, probably due to thier recieving a new negative as well.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 25, 2009, 05:17 PM:
 
25 December 2009, Friday.

Christmas super 8 marathon.
The programme:

Trailers:
- Fun and Fancy Free
- Lady and the Tramp
- Fantasia 2000
- Mulan
- The Incredibles

Shorts and excerpts:
- Goofy Hockey Homicide (Walt Disney Home Movies)
- How To Swim (WDHM)
- The Legend of Coyote Rock (WDHM)
- Hawaiian Holiday (WDHM)
- Pedro the Mail Plane (from 'Saludos Amigos' - WDHM)
- The Flying Burro (from 'The Three Caballeros' - WDHM)
- Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby (from 'Song of the South' - WDHM)
- Jolly Holiday (from 'Mary Poppins' - WDHM)
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice (from 'Fantasia' - WDHM - Very good/almost perfect Italian print on unmarked/unknown stock. The best edition I have had in my collection, not reddish nor fade)

Intermission to open our Christmas presents. Pepa got sick of the show and went sleeping, in the meanwhile.
Keith and Pam, your cookies were with us during the second part of the show. Thanks a lot!

Featurettes:
- Mickey's Christmas Carol (Derann)
- The Small One (yes, once again)
- The Night Before Christmas (Derann)

AND...
- ET - The Extra Terrestrial (letterboxed edition on LPP. Me and Chiara still feeling like two kids, when watching this evergreen masterpiece...).
Digital camera available, tonight, eh eh eh.

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Equipment (still screening on the wall): Elmo GS 1200 #1; Elmo 1,1
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on December 25, 2009, 05:42 PM:
 
quote:
Never heard of Purplish Agfa
Osi....here we go:

http://8mmforum.film-tech.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003953#000002

And the above Gian's LPP print is not bluish as well.

cheers,
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 25, 2009, 09:37 PM:
 
Ahhh, I remember that post, it was about the Raiders print. Mine is on Agfa 1s and it has no fade, so I'm wondering if it's because of your environment. I remember you said you lived in a moist, hot humid climate? That perhaps, might have an effect on Agfa developing a fade. It did appear by the screenshots, that something had happened to the print beyond normal wear and tear. The first screen capture had perfect blacks and the deep oranges from that early scene, were the same as on my print. The daytime shots from about five minutes later in the reel have very abnormal color.

I personally, have never ran into any fade on Agfa, even thirty year old Agfa. The fact still stands, that many L.P.P. prints have a bluish cast, and this is over a long period of years, with a number of film companies the worldwide.

I should mention that occasionally, L.P.P. can shine as well. It's better having it than not. Much better than the non L.P.P. eastman, but nowhere near the Agfa. By the way, always nice to see your screenshots Gian.

Winbert, note, for comparison, the color quality of "ET", and the color of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". The Roger print, spot on, (even comparing it to the DVD 2 disc release) the ET print has that slightly off color feel to it of L.P.P. ansd if you compare it to the DVD, big comparison.

However, I must say in defense of the ET print, that it could perhaps be due to the original negative sourced for the print.
(it does appear slightly blue. Note the screen shot of the lovely little Drew Barrymore. There is a plant behind here on the shelf. Note that leaves are nearly blue, with almost no green to them at all. The DVD clearly shows natural green leaves on the plant. This is only my personal estimation mind you, but the prints not too bad. Good one to have Gian).

tonights viewing ...

repeat of "Little Match Girl" (Columbia, 1938) L.P.P.

"A Christmas Carol" Feature (1951, Alistar Sim) B/W
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 25, 2009, 09:53 PM:
 
Still interesting info about stocks.
Thanks as always, Osi. In term of quality ET is not the best print I have in my collection. But I'm more than happy anyway [Wink] !
All the best, my friend.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on December 25, 2009, 10:18 PM:
 
Christmas Day in the Murin Home Theater:

All on the 80" screen using the Panasonic AX200 projector.

BLU-RAY:

Monsters, Inc.
The Polar Express (3-D version)

DVD:

Scrooge (1970, postponed from last night.)
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 26, 2009, 01:03 AM:
 
Had a very nice xmas at my wifes' best friends house, with their kids doing karaoke. Since we don't really have much family of our own they are our adopted one for holidays.. It was a lot of fun so I thought I'd come home and watch a xmas classic on 16mm with me, my wife and our pup all on the couch...OK so maybe I don't have any xmas films so I went in a spy,war noir,drama,love,open ending sort of direction instead...It was good which is what really matters....

CLOAK AND DAGGER (1946)

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Posted by Keith Ashfield (Member # 741) on December 26, 2009, 02:56 AM:
 
Our Christmas Eve show was changed slightly from the "planned" one.

We started with -

"Movietone News Pinewood Open Day"
"The Cinderella Story - The Making of The slipper and the Rose (one of my wifes favorite movies)
"Madagascar Penguins Christmas Caper" - fantastic print and stereo
"The Small One" - a very touching movie
Tom and Jerrys' - "Night before Christmas"

INTERMISSION - a bottle of wine and some "nibbles".

This was to be followed by "Meet Me In St.Louis" but a last minute request from my "special needs daughter" changed this to a completely different genre - from musical to comedic sci-fi horror -

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"THE GREMLINS" - 2 x 600ft

It has been sometime since I watched this print and had forgotten what a superb editing job was done by Derek Simmonds of Derann (excellent stereo print also).

Last night was a programme on "Screen 2", for a viewing if "Star Trek XI" (one of my Christmas presents) using the DVD projector and 80" screen. I know it's not a "Seasonal Movie" but, when accompanied by a Christmas buffet and a couple of beers, it was very enjoyable.

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The "viewing panel" will be meeting later today to discuss the programme details for New Years Eve.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on December 26, 2009, 04:45 AM:
 
Keith: anytime is a good time to watch Star Trek XI.
Dino: I'm always amazed by the sharpness of your prints.
Gian: Good catch with E.T.

Our Christmas (and Little Margaux's 3rd Bday) show :

"The Madagascar Penguins" (always a winner - and an appropriate day to screen it), followed by the whole set of Ice Age 3 teasers and trailers, a musical short ("Addams Groove" by McHammer), and "The Rescuers Down Under" as feature presentation.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 26, 2009, 07:43 AM:
 
Screen captures simply stunning, Jean-Marc. Amd thanks for your post.
I will probably screen my 8mm copy of THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER tonight.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 26, 2009, 10:28 AM:
 
I agree, great screen captures Jean!

I only have the first reel of "Rescuers Down Under" (I bought it from a seller who only had that first reel but hey, he only wanted 15.00 dollars for it, I couldn't pass that up!), and I'd love to find those last two reels someday!
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on December 26, 2009, 12:19 PM:
 
I did a Christmas screening on both the 24th and today (26th), first for my own family and my fiancee, and then again today for my fiancees family and the kids on her side.

And the best part, it was my first screenings with my newly restored Elmo ST-180M.

Started off with "A Walt Disney Christmas" (400') that David sent me, very good colour and sound. Then moved on to some T&J cartoons for the kids (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde + Cat Napping) before I rounded off the night with my home made version of Charlie Chaplins "Easy Street".

Pictures (from the top left):
- 1. My projector, finally in action
- 2-5. A Walt Disney Christmas
- 6. T&J: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
- 7. T&J: Cat Napping

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No pictures from "Easy Street", as I forgot to take them.

It was also the first screening with the new sound system I've set up, will post more pictures of the enchanced screening room later.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 26, 2009, 12:43 PM:
 
Hello Christian. Nice shots.
What stock is your A WALT DISNEY CHRISTMAS printed on? Thanks...
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on December 26, 2009, 12:53 PM:
 
I have no idea what stock it is, how can I check it?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 26, 2009, 01:18 PM:
 
Take a look to the sprockets side of the film. The stock is normally marked there (see the link below).

You should need a magnifying lens to do it. Considering the pink cast of your shots the copy could be printed on EASTMAN, even if I can see it is still plenty of blues and greens. [Wink]

How to identify film stocks
 
Posted by Richard Gordon (Member # 1838) on December 26, 2009, 03:19 PM:
 
Hi Christian, what is ".... my home made version of Charlie Chaplin's "Easy Street"....." ? Regards, Richard
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 26, 2009, 04:55 PM:
 
well because of a recent post on the for sale forum I had to watch one of my favorite films....Sad part is I may never get a decent english version....This one was a complete 16mm version but it is WELL WORN, and in French. I sadly do not speak french but I know the story so can still enjoy it to some degree... STARCRASH (aka Le Choc des Etoiles)I have been looking for a good print for years and the same week I won the auction on this one there were 2 others listed. At the time I thought I would not need them so did not bid...Then mine arrived and it was in French (which of course was left out of the description)OH well the hunt continues...

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 26, 2009, 04:57 PM:
 
I was eat and eat.........and drink and drink and now it's 00:00 and i didn't see any movie........but we have on dvd an Merry Madagascar for 30 minutes,so before we go to bed we watch this movie! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 26, 2009, 05:03 PM:
 
26th December 2009, Saturday

'Day After Christmas' super 8 night (still fully in a Christmas mood).
The programme:

Trailers
- An American Tale
- Bedknobs and Broomsticks
- The Little Mermeid/Mickey's Christmas Carol

Shorts:
- Plutos' Christmas Tree (Derann)
- Santa's Workshop (Derann)

Featurette:
- The Snowman (Derann)

Feature:
- The Rescuers Down Under (Derann)

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Jean-Marc, sorry. Did not mean to 'copy' you. Just felt like to screen it (it took so long since the very last time I did).
Dino, great shots as usual!
Osi, hope you will find reels #2 and 3, one day.
Jeroen, don't forget your homeworks eh eh eh!

Equipment: Elmo ST 1200 HD; Elmo 1,3
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on December 26, 2009, 05:45 PM:
 
Christmas is gone, no christmas screening. I don´t understand my family, I wanted screen 35mm technicolor Disney Cartoons like "Night before Christmas" or the feature "White Christmas" but nobody wanted see that. After I saw the great screen shots of 35mm pixar prints from Jean-Marc, I bought few weeks ago my first recent 35mm print: Pixars CARS and you don´t belive it, my family did not want watch it. [Frown] [Confused] [Mad]
Only good thing, I was two times in the cinema with the kids:
Planet 51 and Disneys The Princess and the Frog (since a long time a great new classic Disney).
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on December 26, 2009, 05:52 PM:
 
Richard, it is 2x 200' excerpts without intertitles that I have edited together myself to get the entire film.
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on December 26, 2009, 05:57 PM:
 
Hey Dino,
the language is not important, Carolin Munro looks in every language sexy, maybe more in french [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 26, 2009, 06:05 PM:
 
Oemer, so happy you finally found CARS [Wink] !
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 26, 2009, 07:57 PM:
 
No problem Gian!

I'll find reels two and three sooner or later ...

Who knows, I might luck into the original Rescuers before the sequel, (wink wink!)
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on December 26, 2009, 08:11 PM:
 
Dino, those pictures are so cool! If it was in Super 8, I'd love to have that movie, even in French!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 27, 2009, 03:32 AM:
 
John thanks you can pick up the German Super 8 digests which are edited pretty well. One of the forum members has them up for auction on ebay right now, and they have already had them dubbed over into English STAR CRASH
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 27, 2009, 03:57 AM:
 
Nice pics Gian,and i'am sorry i didn't do my homework [Frown]
i like the pics from the rescuers downunder,that's the next one i want i think,but it's hard to get,so a challenge for me! [Wink]

Greats [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 27, 2009, 05:12 AM:
 
Thanks a lot Jeroen.
Hope you will get it soon! Ciao.
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on December 27, 2009, 06:53 AM:
 
Here at the Murin household, we stay in Christmas mode untill Januray 2nd!

That said, I was home alone yesterday so, again using the digital projector and the 80" screen, I watched:

BLU-RAY:

Godzilla (1998 US version. Love this movie!)

Nightmare Before Christmas

Then, when my parents got home, we watched, on their 55" HDTV:

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Possible more Christmas movies to come in the week ahead!
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on December 27, 2009, 07:06 AM:
 
Last night we had an odd choice of movies for a double bill. The only connection was that they were both Walton features. We started with "Fright" (4X400ft Colour). This is a very scary film with Susan George,Honor Blackman,John Gregson and George Cole and Dennis Waterman before they were "Terry and Arfur" in "Minder". Susan George is babysitting for Honor Blackman and George Cole but no one knows that Honor's husband, a psychotic strangler (brilliantly played by the late Ian Bannen) has escaped and is on his way home. Great colour and a good print. We decided to lighten the tone after this with "Oh Mr. Porter".(4X400ft Black and White) This film is just great and gets better with every showing. There is a full length version available however so you might try to find that one if you want a print but it is a little harder to find. Many years ago I was out with a GPO telephone engineer friend who took me to all that remains of Cliddesden station on the now defunct Basingstoke to Alton Line. It was this station that was used as Buggleskelly station in the film. All that remains is a platform surrounded by farmland and countryside but it was great to stand on the platform that Will Hay, Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriot had made this classic film on so many years before.

Paul.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 27, 2009, 12:23 PM:
 
Hello,this afternoon i was screening!

Lady and the Tramp 4x600ft sound Derann

This is my favorite movie to watch again and again! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on December 27, 2009, 12:35 PM:
 
Jeroen, I watched that on DVD yesterday, it's such a great feature!

Hopefully I'll own it on Super 8 some day [Smile]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 27, 2009, 01:04 PM:
 
Christian,evryday i watch it i'am proud that i'am the owner of this great feature.
Hope you have it someday,it's worth the money and it's in scope! [Wink]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 27, 2009, 02:07 PM:
 
I'm becoming reunited with a feature I had completely forgotten that I had in my collection!

The French Connection! 4X600ft Letterboxed/fullframe

One of the best actioneers/dramas ever!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 27, 2009, 03:11 PM:
 
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh LADY AND THE TRAMP... How hard it was to get it eh eh eh [Wink] !
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on December 27, 2009, 05:19 PM:
 
"GRAND HOTEL" - Garbo, two Barrymores, Crawford, Wallace Beery, etc

Old VHS tape, recorded from the telly. Watched on the telly. The most relaxing night at the movies I've had in ages!!
Wonderful.

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by David Kilderry (Member # 549) on December 27, 2009, 05:25 PM:
 
Last night:

All Super 8 on the Elmo ST 1200 and Eumig 940.

Sahara Hare, Derann Bugs, brand new beautiful print.

Project the Right Image, Derann brand new - thought it would be an old B & W, but was surprised to find it was colour, good fun film.

Bad Ol' Putty Tat, Derann brand new print.

(still have Toot Whistle Plunk & Boom C/S brand new to run)

Microphonies Three Stooges some print warping causing slight in and out of focus. I notice this problem on a few old Columbia Stooges prints; anyone else have this problem?

Tom Slick cartoon with full opening. Another very nice IE International print with very little fade.

Auto Cine Pathe Pictorial. Wanted it new in 1979, bought it used in 2009! Any film featuring a drive-in will win me over, this features the new Metro drive-in in Rome......with some to come in the UK!!! Outside of the US, Metro (MGM) Drive-ins were very popular, there was a large 1750 car twin just near here. Any other films featuring drive-ins that I have missed (other than Grease)?

As you can see, I love my shorts although I do have another feature coming....stay tuned.

David
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on December 27, 2009, 05:44 PM:
 
Lady and the Tramp is realy one of the best Disney features. I watched it only two times. First, it was a Super 8 cinemascope reversal print (I sold it many years ago) and the second was a flat technicolor 35mm print from a friend of mine. The Flat version is not a pan and scan version, it is filmed also flat like many other features in mid 50´s. For example like Knights of the round table, Brigadoon or Forbidden Planet. It´s very interesting to watch the same movie flat and scope.

Yesterdays screening: I made my 35mm Cars print ready for screening, I spliced it on 2 reels, on front the Star Wars special edition trailers [Smile] but my family canceled screening in the last minute [Razz] [Confused] [Eek!] [Mad] because they wanted to watch the DVD of Ice Age 3
I hope I can screen it today [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 27, 2009, 05:50 PM:
 
Ah ah, so funny Oemer. Why don't you change family? Just joking, of course [Wink] !
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 27, 2009, 05:56 PM:
 
Wow! I bet that flat version on 35MM of Lady and the Tramp is rather rare, especially when nearly everyone knows it to be a scope feature from the beginning.

It does make sense however. When Lady and the Tramp came out, scope was still a very new thing and not all theaters could project scope ...

... so many studio's put out both flat and scope versions of they're films. MGM released they're Tom and Jerry films in both scope and flat versions for that first year of scope production.

It's no surprise that Disney would do the same, to give the film as much play in theaters as possible. It would be interesting to see what additional info is seen on the screen on the top and bottom in the backgrounds
 
Posted by Robert Wales (Member # 502) on December 27, 2009, 10:12 PM:
 
Disney released the flat version of Lady & The Tramp on laserdisc about 12 years ago as well as the more well-known scope version, but you had to buy two separate discs to get both versions. Haven't watched mine in years.

The DVD lists both a 2:35 as well as a "full-screen (pan and scan )" version - I wonder if this is a mistake and the so-called pan and scan version is really the 1:33 version incorrectly labelled.
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on December 27, 2009, 11:42 PM:
 
Just finished projecting GONE WITH THE WIND (Super8mm). My youngest is home for the holiday and it's her favorite and we celebrated the GWTW 70th anniversary by watching it on the big screen. The print is stunning....
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 28, 2009, 01:23 AM:
 
Gian - You are like a projectionist role model, with the complete and well thought out programs you put together

Jean-Marc - thanks for the kind words, part of todays' screening was inspired by you, since I have been thinking about fun dinosaur movies lately, unfortunately this print is not the best.

Today was a "two-fer" I did a silent film in the afternoon on Reg 8mm called ANNAPOLIS (1928) which I'm going to put a full review in the proper section, and then tonight it was sort of a living room grindhouse since I busted out my latest purchase. A $20 16mm feature that was faded and scratched, but let's face it for $20 I expected that, but it is a fun flick regardless. Oh and for the record AT THE EARTH'S CORE (1976) has one of the funniest lines ever when Peter Cushing yells "You cannot mesmerise me, I'm British"

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 28, 2009, 01:26 AM:
 
Grazie Dino [Wink] !
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on December 28, 2009, 08:13 AM:
 
Caroline Munro is such a beauty, even in red.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on December 28, 2009, 09:31 AM:
 
I agree Guy!

I'm a big time sucker for those American International "B" pictures! No doubt partly from seeing them in the theaters.
Mmmm Caroline!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 29, 2009, 01:39 AM:
 
To all - Ummm..Caroline Munro....yep....why do you think I watched 2 Munro films this weekend...my little xmas present to myself [Big Grin]

Osi - yep I love the AI films as well, my old drive in theatre used to play them.

Tonight though I had to step things up a notch (although if you believe the reviews on imdb I sank even lower) and opted for a really good character study. A forgotten film from the early 60's that would have been praised had it come out in one of the decades earlier. Somewhere between Baby Doll (1956) and Splendor in the Grass (1961) lies CLAUDELLE INGLISH (1961). Maybe Michel should save his 16mm acquisitions for forgotten films such as this since 9 times out of 10 I find the prints to be in excellent shape. This one I acquired from one of my trading buddies whom I trust, maybe that is another option for Michael...just don't leave film!!!!

The first picture is what Dino's Drive-In looks like on a 16mm pre show - This time you can see my wife and pup Brittany eagerly awaiting the film...At the end of tonight's screening they were both less enthusiastic since the story is quite tragic.

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on December 29, 2009, 04:02 AM:
 
Mondaynight Aladdin 4x600ft sound Derann great movie and very sharp superB [Wink]
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on December 29, 2009, 06:13 AM:
 
Finaly I screened CARS, I watched it alone with my Son.
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Gian, I told my wife that you say, I must change my family if she didn´t watch with me together, she told me "ok", I call my divorce lawyer. This was not a good idea [Big Grin] [Razz] [Confused]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 29, 2009, 06:39 AM:
 
AH AH AH, Oemer.
Let me know how you'll face this problem, now! [Big Grin]

Beautiful print, my friend.
I'm so happy for you. Once again, I hope a 8mm release will be issued, one day. I'll be the first one to buiy it [Wink] .

Happy New Year, Oemer, to you and your ex wife [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] .

CIAO
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on December 29, 2009, 07:29 AM:
 
Gian, to screen Super 8 is not a problem for my family, only 35mm is a problem. The projector is a litle bit to loud, it is very low noise for a 35mm projector, but however like my old 16mm Elmo 16CL Xenon. In comparison with my 35mm projector is the Elmo GS1200 realy silent.
It was nice to screen The Rescuers and Toy Story.

So the question in the round, if we can find 20 orders, I can arrange a Super8 release, the 35mm print is in mint condition, so the S8 print would be great.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 29, 2009, 07:36 AM:
 
WRITE MY NAME AT THE TOP OF THE LIST [Cool] !

Even better... Why don't you start a new topic to ask other members if they would like to be included in that list???
 
Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on December 29, 2009, 10:02 AM:
 
Last night was a double bill dealing with hate and obsession. "The Big Combo" (PM Films 5X400ft Black and White)and "Rancho Notorious" (Mountain 4X400ft Black and White). Both great fun.

Paul.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on December 29, 2009, 10:16 AM:
 
Last night, "Mack Sennett's Fun Factory" followed by "Alice on the Farm," both by Blackhawk.
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on December 29, 2009, 10:46 AM:
 
quote:
Why don't you start a new topic to ask other members if they would like to be included in that list???
Gian, I knew the Copy rights issue is going to be discussed if Oemer post that in a new thread. If the 20 copies meant are going to be released without "IT", why don't consider to make 2 x 400" edited version of the said titles. I think it will have enough orders.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 29, 2009, 11:26 AM:
 
That's a good idea, Winbert! We need anyway some volunteer...
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on December 29, 2009, 01:17 PM:
 
One question: is 35mm collecting "forbidden" in other countries like it is in Italy?
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on December 29, 2009, 03:05 PM:
 
quote:
One question: is 35mm collecting "forbidden" in other countries like it is in Italy?
(Correct me if I am wrong) I think it is also in USA. That's why we (basically) cannot offer that (full feature) on Ebay.com.

The reason what I have heard that 35mm is never sold to market/public. So If a private/individual owns and sells it, it must be an illegal copy (of stealing).
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on December 29, 2009, 03:17 PM:
 
I would definetely get the S8 "Cars" print if it was made [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 29, 2009, 03:19 PM:
 
So happy, Christian.
We just miss 18, now [Razz] ...
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on December 29, 2009, 04:37 PM:
 
Hey, only 17. I want also a S8 print.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 29, 2009, 04:48 PM:
 
Eh eh eh eh.
Oemer, write down our names, in the meanwhile. Let's see if we find other volunteers [Wink] .
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on December 29, 2009, 04:55 PM:
 
Oemer, I think the order will be fair if we know what is the price for a full version if we reach 20 orders? And what will be if it is edited version, say 2 x 400"?

(ps: no matters it is full or edited, we are not talking "IT", aren't we? so just cost of lab, stock & reasonable margin are considered)

cheers,
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on December 29, 2009, 06:03 PM:
 
Winbert, I don´t think that we find realy 20 collectors who want buy CARS. I think a pixar movie is not bad, but if I hear the other collectors, they want more RATATOILLE, FINDING NEMO or WALL-E or maybe TOY STORY 2.
The chance for a S8 release is also bigger for an old classic title.
CARS has also a long running time (116 minutes), this make it more expensive. A 2x400 Version is not possible because nobody want pay also for editing the feature.
So I thing a Super 8 release of Cars is only a dream.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on December 29, 2009, 09:29 PM:
 
I got in Lee's films today so I watched a couple of the short ones (both were 200ft Standard 8 silent prints from Collector's club). First up was a Martha Sleeper comedy called SURE MIKE! (1925). I bet you are asking Martha who? Basically she was a Hal Roach stock player who rarely was the lead-FYI the brunette in the 4th image is Fay Wray from ....Well you know where she's from...Too bad she was moving. Next up was a Billy Bevan short called FIGHT NIGHT (1926)

Both were in excellent shape

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Posted by Damien Taylor (Member # 1337) on December 30, 2009, 12:06 AM:
 
quote:
One question: is 35mm collecting "forbidden" in other countries like it is in Italy?
The first rule of 35mm collecting is you do not talk about...

[Cool]
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on December 30, 2009, 12:15 AM:
 
In fact I don't have 35mm copies but only looooooong strips of films [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Antonis Galanakis (Member # 1455) on December 30, 2009, 01:55 AM:
 
About the CARS thing. For me an edit version of the film in 2x400 would be wonderful. “Life could be dreamy” as the song say. A full version will be very expensive, for some of us, in the forum. I believe with the edit version we will find more than 20 volunteers. I am one of them. But you can count me also for a full version even that will be harder for me to pay. I WANT THE FILM IN S8 ANYWAY!
Happy New Year!!!

P.S. I also want “Easy rider” and “The Wall – Pink Floyd” in S8. Do I want too many thinks in my life? Yeah, I know, great expectations……….
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on December 30, 2009, 02:35 AM:
 
THE BELOVED ROGUE (1927) -John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt

I'm really enjoying watching DVDs in my front room on the telly-vision!!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 30, 2009, 03:50 AM:
 
- 16, so...
 
Posted by Antonis Galanakis (Member # 1455) on December 30, 2009, 04:06 AM:
 
Keep counting, Gian Luca!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on December 30, 2009, 05:21 AM:
 
Write down, Oemer... [Wink]
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on December 30, 2009, 08:22 AM:
 
It is ebay's policy to not allow 35mm prints to be sold on their site.

35mm collecting is not illegal in general, as some prints are in public domain.

A publication called "The Big Reel" was the main source for collectors back in the dark ages before the internet.

There was plenty of 35mm films advertised for sale.
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on December 30, 2009, 09:32 AM:
 
quote:
It is ebay's policy to not allow 35mm prints to be sold on their site.

That is what I knew, and there must be a reason for Ebay stating that policy

quote:

as some prints are in public domain

In this matter, you are talking about the copyrights, and yes that is right for some titles they are public domain. But what about the possession to the material itself, i.e the print physically? Knowing the 35mm prints are never sold to public? Unless you print that public domain material yourself (which is quite impossible, understanding the cost involved) you never own it.

Similar to the analogy (for example) a Jaguar X1 never sold to public, but only available for rent from Jaguar rental service. Every 5 years because the machine will get worn by that, so there is a company's rule to destroy it. But someday, someone is selling in market...how can he got that car, knowing the said company's rule? We can guess that Jaguar X1 is an illegal item.

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35mm collecting is not illegal in general,

OK may be to collect in general is OK but not to trade it. So as Damien says above, you collect but you don't talk about it [Big Grin]

cheers,
 
Posted by Oemer Yalinkilic (Member # 86) on December 30, 2009, 12:17 PM:
 
I started a new topic, because we misuse this topic.

link
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 01, 2010, 12:41 AM:
 
OK what do you do when it is new years eve and you no longer drink? Watch a movie of course...Well tonight was sort of a tear jerker, I am in danger of scaring my wife away for good if I don't give her a happy one soon. Tonight was a late era Gary Cooper film TEN NORTH FREDERICK (1958) on 16mm. It was a pan & scan printdown of a scope original. If you ever wonder what you could be missing check out the final pic of "The End"....The funniest thing is I once had a 70mm Gone with the Wind (which was blown UP from 35mm) and it was just as bad they just chopped off the sides when they didn't think it was necessary..OH and I went to the zoo today and rode a tiny little train so I probably should have watched a railway feature or some episodes of Hazards of Helen instead of a chopped scope print...

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Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 01, 2010, 11:42 AM:
 
Going back to Wednesday:

Paradise, Hawaiian Style on Super 8mm. Nice print, good color despite being on Eastman stock. Focus is good but a bit soft, overall, I'm very happy with it.

Thursday:

Commando on Blu-Ray. Very nice and filmlike HD transfer, grain intact, color natural and quite vibrant in some scenes, excellent detail. A nice upgrade from the DVD and still a fun movie after all these years!

Wrapped up 2009 with my annual showing of Turn Back The Clock with Connie Selleca. A very good 1989 TV movie that I really wish would be released on DVD so I can retire the DVD-R I made from my VHS.

Then, I started 2010 with the Star Trek episode Mirror, Mirror one of the very best episodes of the original series made better with new CGI effects (I remain amazed at how natural they look!).
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 01, 2010, 01:29 PM:
 
New Year's Day super 8 screening evening -
1st January 2010, Friday

LA PRIMA NOTTE DI QUIETE aka INDIAN SUMMER or LE PROFESSEUR (1972). Great drama directed by Valerio Zurlini with Alain Delon and Sonia Petrova.

Letterboxed print on Eastman LPP; official Italian release issued by Sil.Ma.

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Dinner and ready for tonight big show: FANTASIA.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 01, 2010, 02:30 PM:
 
Wow! That is certianly a good example of Eastman L.P.P. Not a spot of bluish color at all. Beautiful. Your a lucky man to have so many magnificent prints!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 01, 2010, 03:08 PM:
 
Thanks Osi.
I was quite sure all copies of this movie were printed on Eastman LPP. But I was wrong. I discovered yesterday some were printed on Kodak SP and are now on the brown side.

So yes, I must admit I was lucky to find this one in such a great condition [Wink] !

And you are definitely right: no bluish shadow at all!
Unfortunately, images are not excellent: the screen I used is a very bad one (see wears on it).

A little break and I go on with my FANTASIA screening (shots will be posted later).
Ciao.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 01, 2010, 04:07 PM:
 
Wow Gian, that's one of my favorite movies, I had no idea that super8 prints of this existed. I saw this on the big screen at the filmmuseum here during a Alain Delon retrospective a while ago. Every time I see this movie I fall in love with Sonia Petrova again [Smile] It's great you have this Zurlini in your collection.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 01, 2010, 05:05 PM:
 
New Year's Day Super 8 Night.

A genuine classic again: Disney's FANTASIA.

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Extra shots coming soon.

Peter, nice to see someone else knows this movie.
There's a copy for sale on Ebay right now. But, unfortunately, it's not on LPP. This is on Kodak SP for sure. Take a look:

La prima notte di quiete - Ebay Italia

Good luck, if you are thinking to buy it.
 
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Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 02, 2010, 03:22 AM:
 
Hi Gian, thanks for the tip, but the seller will only ship to Italy. Great shots btw.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 02, 2010, 03:25 AM:
 
Thanks, Peter.
Did you already ask the seller?
Anyway, don't worry: I will let you know if I find another print.
Take care and Happy New Year.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 02, 2010, 04:41 AM:
 
Yes I asked, spedisco solo in Italia.. Thanks for keeping an eye out!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 02, 2010, 08:40 AM:
 
Do you want me to try to win the auction (and I will arrange shipping for you to the Netherlands, in case) or do you like best to wait for another opportunity and maybe a print on LPP? Let me know [Wink] .
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on January 02, 2010, 08:56 AM:
 
Last night I watched "Tom Thumb." Beautiful color and sharp focus. Great effects for its time with fun musical numbers and George Pal's puppetoon animation. A charming family film.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 02, 2010, 09:26 AM:
 
If I was ever to buy any parts of the Derann Fantasia, (as I wouldn't want the whole thing), it would be the "Nutcracker Suite" section AND "Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria" sequence.

Love those screen shots.

Disney was to make many a great animated film after Fantasia, but, even by his own testimony, he would never fly as high as he did with Fantasia. I think his great mistake was that he over-estimated the cultural heights that the general public would desire to achieve to. Todays hollywood does the exact opposite.
You can't lower the bar too far in seeing what people will put up with.

Fantasia set a high bar of cultural entertainment that I don't think will ever be exceeded. I'm still spellbound by the fact that Fantasia is only about ten years beyond the early black and white Mickey's. I wonder if Walt looked back at Fantasia and said to himself, "Damn good, old man!"

I just decided to watch a slew of cartoons :

Reel of three Tom and Jerry's 400ft

Mouse Cleaning
Quiet Please
Heavenly Puss

Early rarities 400ft

Fiddlesticks (early color/Flip the Frog)
Sunshine Makers (color/Van Buren)
Baloonland (color/Ub Iwerks)

Classic Warners 400ft

Whats Opera Doc?
Box Office Bunny
Carrotblanca

and lastly ... Classic Mickey 600ft

Steamboat Willie (first sound Mickey)
Sorcerors Apprentice (one of Mickey's High points!)
Simple Things (last classic era theatrical Mickey)
Runaway Brain (first New theatrical Mickey early 1990's)

Hows that for a night of classic toons?!
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on January 02, 2010, 09:43 AM:
 
Hey Osi,

Those are my two favorite segments from Fantasia as well. I have the Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria sequence and it is a stunner.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on January 02, 2010, 10:14 AM:
 
Last night was "Dangerous Females," a 1929 Marie Dressler film, Blackhawk print, 400 ft sound.
...followed by "Lonesome Lenny," a 1946 Tex Avery cartoon print by Derann/Red Fox.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 02, 2010, 10:16 AM:
 
Osi and Guy,
I agree with you about both segments. I love them so much, even if the NUTCRACKER SUITE is my favorite.

Just a little sad A NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN-AVE MARIA (Derann - French sound) have some white lines (negative marks) but the print is absolutely gorgeous.
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 02, 2010, 10:25 AM:
 
Osi, you forgot to mention that Fantasia was the first film to have stereo sound! There had been some tests done prior but it was Disney who helped it come about through RCA.

Here's hoping this year's Blu-Ray of Fantasia has the orignal FantaSound recording as well as the remix done for the DVD release.

I spent the New Year with the following movies:

UP : On Blu-Ray. Finally got around to seeing it and loved it! Terrific HD picture and sound!

2010 : What else? [Wink] Another great Blu-Ray release with no digital processing for a nice filmlike image. Nice job with the 5.1 Dolby TrueHD remix. The bass was killer on this title! Even the 2001 theme was shaking the room!
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 02, 2010, 02:42 PM:
 
Hi Gian,

Thank you for your kind offer. I just realized that I would need to re-record the soundtrack since I don't speak Italian, but there is no English version of this movie available as far as I know. Only French (which I don't understand either..) So with pain in my heart I will let this Zurlini go.
All the best to you, Peter

The show must go on, so tonight the first half of Hitchcocks The Lady Vanishes, on Walton super8

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on January 02, 2010, 08:00 PM:
 
Saturdaynight,screeningnight!

One of my favorite features!

Cinderella(Derann)super8 3x600ft
Pictures taken with my phone! [Big Grin]

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 02, 2010, 08:27 PM:
 
No problem, Peter [Wink] .
Jeroen... Your first shots posted here. Cannot believe. Bravo!
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on January 02, 2010, 09:37 PM:
 
New Years Day I screened a beautiful Super 8 color print of Tex Avery's

Isle of Pingo-Pongo

Peter...nice shots of Lady Vanishes. I love that film. I have the 400' Walton digest with the original box in very good condition. They did a bang up job on the edits.

Bill
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 03, 2010, 02:07 AM:
 
Peter and Jeroen, great pics, especially the ones from the phone? [Eek!] I'm impressed.

Gian - were those Fantasia shots taken while using your 1.3 lens?

Today I went down a serious road, coupled with trying out my new little elmo/eumig to 1/4 inch speaker jack I got from Dan Lail so I could pull the 8mm machines back out into the living room....

I started with the standard 8 for a 2 x 400 blackhawk scored print of JUDITH OF BETHULIA (1914) on the 5 foot screen (I put the cast list because I thought it was funny, the actors, and then...oh yeah servants, slaves, dancers, etc), then a long one roughly 2 hours on Super 8 HIS PEOPLE (1925) with Rudolph Schildkraut and among others Blanche Mehaffey (spelled Mehaffy in the credits) whom I have in a 9.5mm Glenn Tryon short, that I'll need to pull out again to see her differences between dramatic and comedic acting from around roughly the same time period.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 03, 2010, 06:49 AM:
 
Hello Dino, how are you?
It's always a pleasure to see the screen shots you post.
Anyway yes, the last ones I have posted were taken while using my ELMO ST and a 1,3 lens.

I used an old screen for the show. And the result was not as good as it usually is when using the 'official' big screen actually out of order because of my Christmas Tree (put up under it) eh eh eh.
Ciao.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on January 03, 2010, 11:25 AM:
 
Last night, "The Great Train Robbery" (Blackhawk, of course).
 
Posted by Fabrizio Mosca (Member # 142) on January 03, 2010, 01:13 PM:
 
New year's projection:
- Clash of the Titans (complete italian super8 version)
- Zip'n'Snort (Derann)

Today:
Fantasmi nello spazio (Ghosts in space), 16mm italian amateur film, with mag sound, found today in a flea market. It's a sort of Sci-Fi animation short film, made by an italian guy in the 70's, that may be classified as Z-movie... but it's so funny!!
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 03, 2010, 01:39 PM:
 
John, I also screened that film last night!

"The Great Train Robbery" is always great for short screenings.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 03, 2010, 02:23 PM:
 
3rd January 2010, Sunday
Super 8 evening screening.
The movie: Hiller's LOVE STORY (1970).

Unfortunately, this is a very faded print on Kodak SP. Ex rental copy. Color is a little better than in the shots. But this is not one of my best movies. See, Osi? I also have fair prints in my collection eh eh eh.

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Three more days and I'll go back to my usual, big screen!
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on January 03, 2010, 02:36 PM:
 
No reflection on you, Gian, but it always amazes me how anybody could sit and watch a faded print.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 03, 2010, 02:43 PM:
 
[Wink] I understand, Michael. Also part of the fun...

Cannot remember when was the last time I had screened this before today (10/12 years ago? Maybe more?) but of course the print was definitely better when I bought it. A real pity [Frown] .
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on January 03, 2010, 02:49 PM:
 
Besides the fade, it looks like a nice print.

Who did this title? Is it the full feature?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 03, 2010, 02:50 PM:
 
Yes Michael, it's the full feature, on 5*600ft.
No idea about who released it.
I believe it's not an authorized print.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 03, 2010, 03:23 PM:
 
Ahhh, it warms the cockles of me heart, my fine lad, Gian!

A brownie of a print is still watchable, depending on the the print and how crucial color was to the story. That's just my opinion. Yet another film I have never seen on Super 8. Bravo Gian!
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 03, 2010, 03:26 PM:
 
For me, a faded print is still very fun. The feel of the film, the sound of the projector and the magnificent picture that you only get from 8 mm is what makes it for me [Smile]
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on January 03, 2010, 03:27 PM:
 
Christian -

Cool, what a coincidence! I had just received my copy in the mail yesterday, and it was the first time I had seen the film in any form. Very interesting.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 03, 2010, 05:19 PM:
 
Hi Gian, I'm getting second thoughts about the LA PRIMA NOTTE DI QUIETE, only one day to go and stil just one bid. Maybe you can bid up to 50 Euro and see what happens? I guess I will have to learn Italian, so I can watch this movie [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 03, 2010, 05:25 PM:
 
Osi, that's true.

Top quality LPP prints are always a genuine pleasure. And Christian is right. The magic while touching the single frames, while screening and watching the running images on the screen, is something incomparable. As you states in your reviews, Osi, LONG LIVE SUPER 8!

Peter, the second bid is mine.
Just let me know how much you want to spend for it and I will try to do my best to win it for you [Wink] .
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on January 03, 2010, 05:32 PM:
 
quote:
Top quality LPP prints are always a genuine pleasure.
Osi, Gian's last screen shot shows that LPP is not always bluish as you mentioned. This is what I told you before. So it will depend on the labs.

cheers,
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 03, 2010, 05:39 PM:
 
You are definitely right, Winbert. How prints hold color up (depending of course on their storage, temperature etc.) is a real mistery, sometimes.

The better part of all this, is that we are still here talking about it. This is simply great.
I will ship soon some extra movies to you, Winbert. Just give me a week to check a couple of things [Wink] .
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 03, 2010, 05:45 PM:
 
Dino, great pics as well, you have an amazing collection of old movies.

Gian, I have a couple of red movies as well, never stopped me from enjoying them [Smile]
What do you think is a fair prise for the Zurlini? I will go up to 50 Euro. Let's see what happens. You're great for doing this, thanks so much..
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 03, 2010, 05:58 PM:
 
You are more than welcome, Peter. In my opinion 50 euro will be okay. I wouldn't bid much more, considering LPP prints of this titles exist.
I will do what you asked me, don't worry. Once more, I hope to win it for you.
Stay tuned.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 04, 2010, 08:27 AM:
 
Our Provence trip is over and here's what we shown over last week :

- Horror of Dracula (beautiful Technicolor print, unfortunately, screenshots were mistakenly erased by the better half).

- Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (great Agfa print)
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I also finished installing the *cough*cough* non-film equipment (and sound system) and we watched the *cough*cough* of "Chicago" and "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea".

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 04, 2010, 08:33 AM:
 
You delight all of us, Jean-Marc.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 04, 2010, 09:29 AM:
 
I guess that Dalila di Lazzaro is no stranger to that delight... [Big Grin]

And I love the italian title of the film:
"Il mostro è in tavola... barone Frankenstein"
I have a cool poster (logandina?) of it with a drawing of Dalessandro being served as a dish on a table...
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 04, 2010, 09:32 AM:
 
How young and beauty she was (she still is!).
Locandina is the right translation. Cool indeed! And well, I cannot remember when was the last time I've seen this movie. I was probably a kid.
Where did you find it??? [Wink]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 05, 2010, 01:53 AM:
 
Jean Marc - Great shots as usual and great films Warhol's Frankenstein....the envy continues... But hey did you see I watched a french Star Crash recently...my only french film...

Peter - thanks for the kind words

OH and John and Christian are either of your Train Robbery's with the colored section and music track? Curious how it is holding up....

Tonight I only had time for a short a standard 8 Blackhawk 400 footer of the original Glen or Glenda [Big Grin] It was a Hal Roach short starring Glenn Tryon and Fay Wray entitled Madame Sans Jane (1925) and Tryon plays almost the whole film in drag. If you don't recognize him the dad is James Finlayson. I always appreciate the other Roach comics like Tryon and especially Arthur Stone.

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Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 05, 2010, 02:56 AM:
 
Happy new year to everyone here on the forum.
Here I am again. Was at home since christmas and had no internet there. Read 5 new sites of this threat (Uff !)

Osi and Winbert, many thanks for your information about the film stock. I will look, what kind of stock my films have.

Dino, it is fine to see, how good those old pictures are.

Gian, fine to see your christmas greetings in my mailbox [Smile]
A lot of thanks and hope your christmas was nice. Is your christmas tree still in position ? [Big Grin]

Made some screenings during my time at home, but did not make some pictures, except of The Aristocats. It's an very good Derann print.

Projector: Elmo ST-1200 HD with 1.3 lens

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 05, 2010, 12:30 PM:
 
Bravo Michael. And welcome back.
Just let me know when you decide to sell your copy of FOOTLOOSE, ok [Wink] [Wink] [Wink] [Wink] ?

Peter, I won LA PRIMA NOTTE DI QUIETE but I see there are no references to your PM.
The price is absolutely good, even better than what we were expecting.

I will ship it to you as soon as I receive it.
Here's my mail address, if you need to communicate with me:

gloncri (at) hotmail (dot) it

I'm really happy you will finally have the print. Ciao.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 05, 2010, 12:35 PM:
 
Gian, I'm very pleased [Big Grin] I will send you an email, thanks!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 05, 2010, 12:36 PM:
 
Once again, you are more than welcome, Peter.
I wait for it.
 
Posted by Joerg Niggemann (Member # 611) on January 05, 2010, 02:59 PM:
 
Yesterday:

Screening of "Münchhausen". Made in 1943 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of UFA (Universum Film AG), it was one of the first films in Agfacolor. The script was written under a pseudonym by Erich Kästner, who wasn't allowed to publish under the Nazi Regime. His name doesn't appear in the credits, but he carefully placed some very hidden regime critical dialogues in the script.

The UFA S8 Release still has beautiful colors and good sharpness. It is a 4x400ft digest version. Projector: Elmo GS1200, screenshots taken with a DV camcorder.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ez9P-NDnbU

Jörg

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 05, 2010, 03:10 PM:
 
[Eek!] This is a perfect print, I'd say. Complimenti!
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 05, 2010, 05:00 PM:
 
Donald's Snowfight on S8!

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 05, 2010, 11:22 PM:
 
Tuesday Night January 5th 2010

My first showing of the year!

Double Feature

MONSTERS VS ALIENS dvd projection 2:35.1

After a short break

HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME super 8 silent 1:33.1
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 06, 2010, 01:13 AM:
 
Joerg the pics of "Münchhausen" look gorgeous... [Smile] Donald ain't too shabby either [Wink]

I felt I needed to break out a few other Glenn Tryon shorts, since in the last one he was either dressed like a woman or looking like Lupino Lane. The best reason to watch some more Glenn Tryon was to break out the 9.5mm, which made me realize it has been far too long.... YIKES!

I watched 2 pathescope shorts Billy the Ford Buster (aka Wages of Tin) and Billy the Sea Dog (aka A Sailor Papa) both from the same year as last nights' 1925.

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Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 06, 2010, 02:30 AM:
 
Hi Jörg,

very nice to read something from you here in this thread [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
Absolutely good pictures !
And a happy new year to you !!!
I'm looking forward to our next meeting [Smile]
BTW: Won the ebay-auction of Raiders of the lost ark !!!

Gian,
you are more than welcome and on the top of the list for Footloose - if I will ever sell it [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
And thanks for the compliments.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on January 06, 2010, 05:44 AM:
 
Joerg-

That has to be the most beautiful ufa super 8 print I've ever seen! The screen shots, as well as the clip on you-tube are breath-taking.

Thanks.

James.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 06, 2010, 07:12 AM:
 
Yes, most of the UFA-prints turned to red. Sad, but true.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 06, 2010, 08:42 AM:
 
I agree. Micheal, magnificent print that. It reminds of those classic ultra real technicolor prints! People who say that Super 8 is a dead format really ought to see all that is available on Super 8!

Nice screenshots from Aristocats. I never liked Disney's 1970's output, (with the exception of "The Rescuers").

Boy! You fellas have really been busy projecting things. All that has been projecting in our house recently is my baby boys vomit!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 06, 2010, 08:50 AM:
 
AH AH AH AH Osi.
That's why you were not posting, during the last two days [Wink] .
Welcome back to your second home.
How are they, now?
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 06, 2010, 10:51 AM:
 
ThanX 4 asking, Gian. Devin has got some kind of bug. He's got baby tylenol in every bottle now, just to Help him get over it.

That, and preparing for me birthday tommorow. I'll bve a bouncing baby 44 year old! Goo goo!

I'm in a British Sitcom kind of mood, so I think I'll watch my Optical sound feature print of "Rising Damp" tonight. For those who don't know, it was a British sitcom of the 70's that made it to the big screen in Britian and onto the UK airline feature line.

Now, if I can only find, as a optical super 8 feature, the feature film of "Are You Being Served?" from around the same time! Thats one of my favorite british sitcoms, as I have worked retail a lot myself. Did this feature ever make it onto Super 8 optical sound as a airline feature?

Anyone?
Anyone?

Bueller?
 
Posted by Joerg Niggemann (Member # 611) on January 06, 2010, 11:37 AM:
 
Unlike the UFA Version, my Piccolo 2x400ft digest of Münchhausen has completely turned red. I got the UFA print in sealed cans, treated with colorfresh. Maybe this has helped to preserve color over the years. I'm trying to figure out what material they used for that print...

Michael: Let me know if you have some time left for a Super-8 meeting ;-)

Jörg
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 06, 2010, 05:00 PM:
 
Tonight it was the Super 8 digest of Carry.
Sheer cinematic dynamite, as the cover says. Derann release, faded but fun.

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I'm still playing with the settings of my camera to get optimal results. Does anyone use a tripod for taking screenshots?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 06, 2010, 05:10 PM:
 
I must add this title to my 'Wanted list'.

Peter, I never use any tripod to take mine, even if it could be a good idea. I just take a lot of screen shots and then select the best/steady ones to post here.
That's it!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 06, 2010, 05:16 PM:
 
Not bad for a "faded" print of Carrie! Definitely passable.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 06, 2010, 05:34 PM:
 
I agree.
Any info about the stock, Peter?
Does anybody know if this 2*400ft digest has been also released on Agfa?
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 06, 2010, 05:38 PM:
 
Gian, that's what I do as well. But a lot of shots don't turn out too well, I'll try to experiment with the shuttertime.

Osi, the print is really quite orange, but I'm happy with this ebay-bargain [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 06, 2010, 05:44 PM:
 
I know, Peter. As I have stated in another thread, to post eight good shots I normally take 50/70. Sometimes is funny, sometimes is not (depending on my mood).

Anyway, the result (I'm now referring to your pictures) is good.
Would you be so kind to tell me if you are in a position to check the stock used for your print of CARRIE, please?
Grazie!
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on January 06, 2010, 06:10 PM:
 
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I know, Peter. As I have stated in another thread, to post eight good shots I normally take 50/70. Sometimes is funny, sometimes is not (depending on my mood).
Learning from Joerg UFA screen shots above which was taken with a digital video camera, perhaps, it is the best idea to use with video and then move frame by frame to pick the most stable picture ones.

Some video cameras are now in HD quality.

This can let us enjoy the film without need to get busy with the camera. What do you think?

cheers,
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 06, 2010, 06:28 PM:
 
Another very good idea indeed, Winbert. I will think about it. Even if I will probably go on with my 'traditional' way.
In fact I never bin all taken shots and save them in a sort of '8 mm movies' shots library'. They could be helpful to other people, or other occasions.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 07, 2010, 02:07 AM:
 
That's what I do, Gian [Big Grin]
I have a folder with my screenshots and it grows everytime I watch a "new" movie [Smile]

If I have an audience-film-show I print some of them and position them next to the poster.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 07, 2010, 03:17 AM:
 
Gian, I will see I I can find info about the stock.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 07, 2010, 04:07 AM:
 
Good to know, Michael.
And thanks Peter. I wait for some detailed piece of news.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on January 07, 2010, 08:22 AM:
 
Last night we watched the James Bond feature of Never Say Never Again on 16mm followed by the Police Academy 2 super 8 release on 2 x 600ft spools,both very nice prints...Mark.

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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 07, 2010, 08:33 AM:
 
It really amazes me what people chose to put out on Super 8. In the case of Police Academy 2, it's probably better as a cutdown.

My Birthday Viewing!

A double Feature of the two films that shaped my life in my teen years!

STAR WARS Derann scope feature
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND scope feature

YAY!
 
Posted by Mark Howard (Member # 870) on January 07, 2010, 09:10 AM:
 
Belated happy birthday Osi, and a fine choice of viewing there.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 08, 2010, 03:47 AM:
 
A little bit too late, but happy birthday to you, Osi
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 08, 2010, 04:02 AM:
 
I always thought "Ferris Bueller" was the film that shaped you Americans [Wink]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 08, 2010, 09:07 AM:
 
Well, being that Ferris Beuller was issued in 1985 and our country came to be (officially) in 1776, not much of a chance of that. [Smile]

(do you have any idea how hard it is to loop up a projector when your snockered on Bailey's? The birthday film show will actually happen tonight!)
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 08, 2010, 09:35 AM:
 
Speaking of Bueller, was that ever released on Super 8? I would love to have it [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Mark Howard (Member # 870) on January 08, 2010, 09:35 AM:
 
Osi, you need to make your own Baileys, it's far cheaper and you can make it as strong as you like. PM me for the recipe.

Last night we had a great screening for friends, which we split into two halves:

Part 1: Academy ratio:
RSA screen adverts (Derann)
Roger Rabbit - Tummy Trouble (Derann)
Hostage (Clive Owen) - outstanding picture (CHC)

Part 2: Scope
CHC trailer reel
Terminator 2 motorbike sequence (Derann)
Gladiator extract (Derann)
Die Hard reel 4 (Derann)
Star Wars reel 2 (Derann)

It was an outstanding show and the friends we had round couldn't believe the quality from 8mm film. They're itching to come back and watch the full version of Star Wars now.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 08, 2010, 09:53 AM:
 
Yep! Ferris Beuller was released as an optical sound feature. Very sharp and with a good booming mono sound. I used to have a copy when I first collected years ago. They pop up occasionally.

The PM function won't work for me, could you e-mail me the recipe?
 
Posted by Mark Howard (Member # 870) on January 08, 2010, 12:17 PM:
 
Recipe e-mailed. Enjoy!
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 08, 2010, 05:02 PM:
 
Yesterday afternoon:
Dances With Wolves (Theatrical Cut): Blu-Ray

Late Show:
Star Trek TNG: Encounter At Farpoint (Pilot): DVD
 
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on January 08, 2010, 06:05 PM:
 
I would love to see Bueller pop up sometime, would love to have that film!
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 09, 2010, 02:26 AM:
 
tonight was a quickie - both for me and for the company that made it... [Razz]
This was a Christie short from the Confessions of a Chorus Girl series called Reckless Rosie (1929) starring Frances Lee 1 x 200ft standard 8. Sadly though it was one of the Hollywood Film cutdowns. They took most of the Christie 2 reelers and shortened them to 1 reel. This one probably didn't suffer too much. If you are familiar with film theories, this could easily be classified as "cinema of attractions" where the narrative is unimportant, this was purely exhibition for the viewers' benefit.

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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 09, 2010, 08:50 AM:
 
ThanX 4 the screenshots and your dedication to the silents Dino!

Of course, we all know that people get old, but I'm always fascinated by the older the silent is, seeing these young faces, and then seeing the person when they're in they're 80's - 90's.
I usually had a hard time recognizing the person after so many years. It kind of makes me wonder how I'll look at 80 and would I be recognizable by someone who knew me at 20.
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on January 09, 2010, 06:18 PM:
 
Had a bit of an Elvis night being the Kings Birthday,Blue Hawaii 400ft Super 8 followed by a 16mm print of Paradise Hawaiian Style..Mark  -
 
Posted by Mark Howard (Member # 870) on January 10, 2010, 08:38 AM:
 
Last night we had an impromptu screening (me and the cat Cleo). Nothing on tv and the wife was hogging the computer with Farmville so I screened Meteor (3x400ft). It's a great action packed edit and the colours have held up very well, though I found the focus a little soft.

I'd forgotten how many famous faces appear in this film.
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on January 10, 2010, 07:02 PM:
 
Thanks Mark,

Based on your post, I was encouraged to watch my copy of Meteor {3X1200'). This is a very impressive movie digest. The colors on my copy, while looking a little reddish in a lot of scenes, still looks good. The focus is a little soft compared to what we are used to from Derann and C.H.C.; I would still highly recommend this to anyone lucky enough to find it on ebay. It is quite enjoyable and very well edited.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 10, 2010, 08:34 PM:
 
It's Western NIght ...

short subject ...

Two Gun Goofy (Walt Disney)

Feature

My Name is Nobody (4X400, scope) Terrence Hill/Henry Fonda A cut down (at 80 minutes) but very well edited, concentrating on the storyline instead of the comedy, though there's still a lot of it here. Only letdown ... it doesn't have that very well staged "Shave and a Haircut" scene, (which made up the first ten minutes or so). Still nice sharp image and beautiful in scope!
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 10, 2010, 10:43 PM:
 
Fighting a cold so I took the day off from work today (Sunday). Been doing nothing this weekend but sitting on my butt watching movies.

Anyway, here's my weekend movies, all shown on the 80" screen via digital projection:

Friday:
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom : DVD

Stargate : The newly remastered 15 anniversary Blu-Ray which is magnificent in every way possible. Easily one of the best looking Blu-Rays in my collection. PQ as close to 35mm as you can get and audio so clear you feel like you are there! A WOW all the way!

Saturday:
The Secret Of NIMH : The director approved DVD which is as filmlike as you can get on DVD. The 2 channel surround encoded audio is surprisngly robust and enveloping. This and Stargate are showcases on how to properly remaster movies for home video.

The Transformers: The Movie : The original 1986 animated movie in full HD glory on Blu-Ray! This UK import is the best the movie has ever looked. The audio is regular DTS (not Master Audio) but sounds terrific! The bass from the title song alone was shaking my room!

Sunday:
Logan's Run : Another winner on Blu-Ray! A bit soft perhaps but that seems to be the original photography more than anything else. The audio is also not perfect as the dialogue sometimes wanders where it shouldn't but again, it seem to be the source that's at fault. Otherwise, this is a fine HD transfer of a great movie.

Predator : One of Arnold's finest! Many have complained about the quality of this Blu-Ray but I think it looks fantastic! Grain is intact, fine detail is amazing in some scenes (I just noticed Jesse Ventura has a small silver cross for an ear ring! Never saw that before!). The DTS-MA is very good but one needs to understand the surround channel is mono as it always has been. Still, the bass is deep, the room fills with sound and you can hear all the dialogue clearly. What more can you ask for?

Well, off to take a bunch of cold medicine and throw myself in bed as I go back to work tomorrow. Hopefully, I can get some 8mm screenings in next weekend!

BTW, Mark Mander, I have Paradise Hawaiian Style on Super 8mm. Judging from your screen shot, mine has better color even though it's on the dreaded Eastman stock, it hasn't turned red or faded. Hope it stays that way!
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on January 11, 2010, 10:54 AM:
 
Last nights screening was a 16mm feature of Three Men and a Little Lady...Mark.  -
 
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on January 11, 2010, 12:50 PM:
 
Unforgiven,followed by Dances With Wolves extended edition,both dvd projections as i have yet to find a buyer for a slightly used Kidney to fund my Elmo purchase...
Regards
Stewart
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 11, 2010, 05:16 PM:
 
11th January 2010, Monday

Super 8 screening night with Richard Donner's LETHAL WEAPON (1987).

Very good optical sound print.
Screen shots as usual (finally back to my usual habits).

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Equipment: Elmo GS 1200 #1; Elmo 1.1
 
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on January 11, 2010, 05:21 PM:
 
Gian,
your prints always look immaculate,top of the class [Wink]
Stewart
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 11, 2010, 05:23 PM:
 
Grazie Stewart [Wink] ! They don't always are, but thanks!
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on January 11, 2010, 06:11 PM:
 
Gian, what stock is for Lethal Weapon?
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on January 11, 2010, 06:12 PM:
 
Gian, what stock is for Lethal Weapon?
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on January 11, 2010, 06:16 PM:
 
Gian and all of you that post pictures....

Fantastic and amazing how good the small gauge can look. This is also a nice way to see the quality of these titles. One of these days I will try to take some pictures and make a contribution.

Bill
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 11, 2010, 06:22 PM:
 
quote:
This is also a nice way to see the quality of these titles
I do agree, Bill. I think it is part of the fun. And I also think it can be helpful to other collectors to get a sense of different prints of the same title existing out there.

Winbert, no marks on it, but I'm quite sure it's on KODAK SP. Ciao.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 11, 2010, 11:29 PM:
 
Monday night January 11 2010

DVD Projection

Animundi - dub from LD to DVD

Tinker Bell & The Lost Treasure

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Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 12, 2010, 05:37 AM:
 
Gian,
again wonderful screenshots !
Seems to be a very good print. Saw one of it on Ebay a few weeks ago, but don't know how the quality is.
Some of the optical prints are turning to brown/red.
It's a pity that it is only a flat-print...
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 12, 2010, 05:40 AM:
 
Hi Michael.
Yes, flat print, but very good indeed. Holding color up very well. I know some prints of LETHAL WEAPON have already faded.

Thanks anyway. Still waiting for FOOTLOOSE, even totally faded ah ah ah.
CIAO!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 12, 2010, 09:19 AM:
 
It's very debatable Gian. Usually I would say that all prints of a specific title were done on a specific stock, but I have ran into prints of "The Earthling" (William Holden, 1980) on both early Kodak SP and another unidentified stock which has held up well, while the SP has faded to brown.

I would put good money on Lethal Weapon being on Kodak SP, and perhaps you got one that hasn't had the chance to fade yet. Good for you! As Tom Petty sang ...

"Store it in a cool, dry, place!"

Now, I'm off to watch "The Takedown"!

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 12, 2010, 12:24 PM:
 
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OSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!

Almost ready for the show of the day!
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 12, 2010, 04:36 PM:
 
Just a short Super8 tonight, part 1 of 4 from Jason and the Argonauts. Red, but full of Harryhausen stopmotion goodness.

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Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on January 12, 2010, 04:56 PM:
 
It was Johhn Hughes night last night.
Planes trains and Automobiles,followed by that lovely American 80`s classic Some Kind Of Wonderful. More Cheese please [Smile]
DVD Projection
Stewart
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 12, 2010, 05:07 PM:
 
12th January 2010, Tuesday -

Super 8 screening night with a rare Disney's: A MILLION DOLLAR DUCK by Vincent McEveety starring Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, Joe Flynn (1971).

Faded Eastman stock.
Unfaded childish fun!

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Peter, your copy of LA PRIMA NOTTE DI QUIETE will be posted tomorrow morning. Ciao!
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on January 12, 2010, 09:25 PM:
 
I saw "Million Dollar Duck" when I was a kid in the 70s, at a drive-in theater as part of a double feature with "Mary Poppins" as the second film shown. Early childhood memory...
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 13, 2010, 02:40 AM:
 
Hmmm, "Million Dollar Duck" must be one of the few Disneys which I don't know [Eek!]
But it was filmed in the best year, ever [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
In my opinion the best Disney with Dean Jones is "The love bug" [Big Grin]

Nevertheless very good pictures, Gian [Wink]
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on January 13, 2010, 09:14 AM:
 
Last night I was going to watch a feature; "The Man from Hells Edge." I decided to watch a cartoon firt Disney's Lullaby Land. I enjoyed the cartoon so much I decided to watch another, then another. Just like eating potato chips, can't stop with just one. Never had time to watch the feature.

The others watched were Disney's Woodland Cafe, Dollywood Cavalcade, and the Czech Cartoon which I believe is called The Umbrella Man in English.

Maybe I'll watch the feature tonight.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 13, 2010, 09:31 AM:
 
Gian : great shots of Lethal Weapon, what a good looking print.

As I needed to check both a projector and a print, I improvised a screening yesterday night in my kitchen for my daughter and we watched "Mole and the Green Star". Superb super 8 print from the former Czechoslovakia. Margaux was amazed despite the less than perfect quality of the screen (kitchen white tiles). Mole (Krtek) is one of her favorite characters and she couldn't believe that he also had a home inside that small Bauer projector...

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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 13, 2010, 09:51 AM:
 
Boy Gian, you really tend to luck out on film stock, (either that, or we just see the good ones in screenshots, eh?). That print of "Million Dollar Duck" is certianly passable.

It gives us all hope as to what is available. The print quality appears to be quite good. Not super sharp, but not speckled all to heck.

Muchas Gracias Mi Amigo!

and a happy hello to the recovered Pepa!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 13, 2010, 09:53 AM:
 
John, so nice to see someone knows (and had the possibility to watch in on the big screen) that movie eh eh eh.

Thanks Michael

quote:
But it was filmed in the best year, ever

... Eh eh, I was born in 1971 too!
I personally think there are lots and lots of 8mm issues out there whom existence we don't know anything about.

And thanks also to you about LW, Jean-Marc. And for telling us your interesting story about that short. Ciao.
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 13, 2010, 05:29 PM:
 
I'm from 1971 too, must be a good year.. [Smile]

Jean-Marc, Krtek is great, I have quite a few episodes on 16mm, but I'd love to get some on 8mm. At the cinema where I work we have been running Krtek (Mole) for the past two years and it's always a hit with the small kids.

Tonight the first half of One Million BC on super8, lots of stop-motion and girls in fur bikinis, and wonderful colors to boot.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 13, 2010, 05:46 PM:
 
Great shots, Peter.

Thanks Osi; you were probably writing your post while I was doing the same, so I did not include you in my previous thanks (from Pepa too).

I selected some good screen captures (at least as steady as possible) as usual, but the print quality is the one you can see. I'm very happy with it. Another movie I have found after so longtime. And now after Disney's THE THREE CABALLEROS (pratically already found. Let's see [Razz] ).

Ciao Osiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 13, 2010, 06:03 PM:
 
Boy! if I was that caveman, I'd be smiling too!

Great print! Very good color.
 
Posted by David Michael Leugers (Member # 166) on January 13, 2010, 10:12 PM:
 
16mm "Fort Dobbs" starring Clint Walker, Brian Keith and Virginia Mayo. Part of my 1950's B+W small budget westerns I have found myself acquiring the past few years. I guess it is a return to my childhood and the early experiences I had with cinema. I enjoyed it immensely.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 14, 2010, 05:39 PM:
 
14th January 2010, Thursday -

Super 8 screening night with Disney's: SNOWBALL EXPRESS by Norman Tokar starring Dean Jones, Nancy Olson, Harry Morgan, Keenan Wynn, Dick Van Patten (1972).

Brownish 30 years old Kodak SP stock.
Thin wears at the very beginning, but print still good enough for a 8mm show.

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Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 14, 2010, 10:07 PM:
 
Ran Battlestar Galactica last night (Wednesday). I had just finished splicing the two reels onto a single 600' and decided to screen it to make sure everything was fine.

It wasn't. I forgot to remove the film's title from the second reel. D'oh!

Spent 20 minutes this afternoon finding the splice and then fixing it. Will screen again soon and hopefully it will be fine this time.

Also this afternoon, I spliced a couple more films onto 600' reels. Carrie just fits. It goes right to the top but it does fit! Reels 5 & 6 of Call Of The Wild (1972) are now together. Finally, reels 2 & 3 of Clash Of The Titans.

Gonna have to screen those to check the splices! [Wink]

Thursday Night:

Dracula A.D. 1972 on the 80" screen via digital projection. Very nice DVD transfer, not processed, very filmlike. Fun movie, too.

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Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 15, 2010, 06:40 PM:
 
Alfred Hitchcocks Foreign Correspondent on S8, using Elmo ST1200, 1.1 lens and Eiki Long play unit and 2 supaspools.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 15, 2010, 06:57 PM:
 
No super 8 show, tonight (but I'm planning the next one for tomorrow eh eh eh).

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Great movie on DVD: CINDERELLA MAN. What an incredible story was Jimmy Braddock's. So perfect setting, great actors, very detailed plot. I must admit I love Howard's movies. And this is one of my favorite.

Even if set during the very worst moments of American (and, in general, global) Economic Depression, the will I have every time I watch this movie is to close my eyes for a while to try to imagine how people were feeling, living, in such a terrible, difficult context.

The movie is so well directed that I can really feel those realities, those moods. I'm in there, next to people fighting for something. To survive, above all. And when I open my eyes back I wonder if we would act the same way, nowadays. I mean, global financial crisis in 2009 too. But would we fight for the milk?
Oh well, only personal remarks.

I love that movie. And my English is not so perfect to be in a position to express myself the way I would like to. [Wink] .
 
Posted by Paul Martin (Member # 1847) on January 16, 2010, 03:39 AM:
 
Morning all!
In our new house with cine room (oh yes!) last night myself and the good lady watched....

50ft Thunderbirds - Attack of the Alligators (Silent, B&W S8)
200ft Spiderman - The Origin of Spiderman (Silent, B&W S8)
400ft High Society (Sound, Colour S8)

[Smile]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 16, 2010, 09:25 AM:
 
Great to see that Hitchcock classic, thanX.

Gian, it appears that "The Million Dollar Duck" has aged better than "Snowball Express". One of the worst kind of films for color fade are films that take place in the snow ...

Fore gawds sake! Don't eat the brown snow. DON'T EAT THE BROWN SNOW!!!

(hee hee hee hee)
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 16, 2010, 09:31 AM:
 
I won't Osi, I WON'T!
Yeah, you are right about those two Disney's. But hey, I'm happy anyway [Wink] .
Ciao.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on January 16, 2010, 10:20 AM:
 
I'll think going to watch Snow White tonight after two times to see the mermaid last week!
And before the feature i want "i don't know",give me a suggestion! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on January 16, 2010, 10:22 AM:
 
Last night I watched the great Harmonizing cartoon "Bottles" followed with a Bob Steele western "The man from Hell's Edge."
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 16, 2010, 10:34 AM:
 
[Wink] And before the movie???... Come on, Jeroen [Wink] !!!!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on January 16, 2010, 11:09 AM:
 
Yeah the shorts from.......ok you know [Wink]
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on January 16, 2010, 11:29 AM:
 
Last night, two Super 8 sessions with my wife and a visiting friend.

First show:
The Great Train Robbery (Blackhawk B&W silent)
Dangerous Females (Blackhawk B&W sound)
Cattanooga Cats (Walton color sound)

Second Show:
The Lonely Villa (Blackhawk B&W silent)
The Crazy Ray (Blackhawk B&W silent)
Lonesome Lenny (Derann color sound)
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 16, 2010, 01:27 PM:
 
Great Line-up John ...

"I Had a Little Friend ..."

(John will get it!)

Tonight, some more Universal 8 digests!

Animal House!
Smokey and the Bandit 2 (Perhaps the best smash-up of Cop cars on film, except, perhaps, "Blues Brothers")

But Foist ... Three Stooges

Disorder in the Court! (unknown film company, I don't think it's a Columbia release. It's a very good print, though.)

But FOIST, before that ...

Rabbit Fire! (Rabbit season! Duck Season!) Red Fox

BUT FOIST ... FOIST!! A Trailer!

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"

A favorite of mine, as it had one of the last appearances of Buster Keaton on the big screen! Cantenbury Films print.
 
Posted by Daniel Aveline (Member # 1714) on January 16, 2010, 02:51 PM:
 
Last night digital projection with two westerns masterpieces:
Warlock and Jubal.
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on January 16, 2010, 05:06 PM:
 
Peter...nice shots of Foreign Correspondent!

I'm hoping someday to have some more Hitchcock features in my collection. On super 8 I have NOTORIOUS and 39 STEPS. On 16mm I have SABOTAGE, SECRET AGENT and TOPAZ(IB Tech).

Bill
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on January 17, 2010, 03:57 AM:
 
Saturdaynight screeningnight and i have screened the following
movies!

- Mowgli The Jungle Boy 1x200ft(Dutch)

- Cinderellas suprise dress 1x200ft(Dutch)

- Cinderellas fairy godmother 1x200ft(Dutch)

- Spaghetti party 1x200ft(Dutch)

Feature :

Snow White 3x600ft(Derann)

[Big Grin] It was a great movienight! [Wink]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 17, 2010, 04:29 AM:
 
Peter yes nice shots... That is the only Hitchcock I have, makes me want to break it out for a screen.

John - great shows..definitely some classics in there...I may have asked already but does your train robbery print have the colored bits? I have had a couple of prints over the years but really now just want one with the the colored bits and music track..

I have been silent for awhile (haha in more ways than one [Razz] ) because I have a new Pathex Baby I have been working on obsessively, but today started the 3day weekend so I watched a feature before heading out to play a gig (which is why I am up so late)...A recent ebay purchase that I got for a steal (one of the very few). A super rare Elaine Hammerstein film called Paint and Powder(1925) not to be confused with the Eddie Boland comedy short of the same name....AARRGH just realized I have that one too I could have made it a theme night [Mad] ..Anyway it was a standard 8 silent print on 2 x 400ft. It was a little soft but had all the original titles (even some original reel change leaders). Both reels had some of those rust spots and the second had some unusual scratching but it was still not too bad.. A decent little "rise to fame" melodrama with a very artistic ending...

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Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on January 17, 2010, 08:54 AM:
 
Last night "The Jungle Book." Super sharp print; great story, wonderful music, with nice voice work from Phil Harris.
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on January 17, 2010, 10:02 AM:
 
Yesterday i screened the following:

1. "Buck Rogers" 2x400 Universal edited onto 600. I had not seen this for at least 10 years and was pleasantly surprised to see that it had almost no fading at all.
According to markings a Eastman print with date code for 1976.

2. "Too Late The Hero" 5x400 featurette. This one had turned really brown, making the long night scenes around the first reel change, really hard to se what was happening sometimes. But in the daylight scenes it was not that annoying, probably because it is 90% in a jungle and everything is green.

3. "A Fish Called Wanda" 3x600 optical sound. No fading at all, but being from 1988 I would suspect low fade had by then become practice in optical film printing.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on January 17, 2010, 11:27 AM:
 
Dino - My Great Train Robbery is all B&W, no sound stripe.

By the way, my Cattanooga Cats still has amazing color for its age, here's a piece of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GVv2yIf5X8

The seller claimed it was Fuji color. I've heard on here that Waltons keep their color pretty well, and this is proof! [Eek!]

That "Paint and Powder" looks interesting...wish I had it on Super 8!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 17, 2010, 12:25 PM:
 
Lars ...

That is very interesting about "Buck Rogers", as it shows the truth that while the film may come out in a specific year, the film stock can be, perhaps years earlier. The movie came out in 1979, the film stock, three years earlier!
 
Posted by Barrie Didham (Member # 1741) on January 17, 2010, 01:09 PM:
 
Osi,i believe the "Disorder in the Court" is a Niles print.

I have the 400foot version in the orange Niles box,but sadly the number has worn from the side of the box,hope this helps.

Last night myself and a few friends had a beer and movie night.
The line up was:

Waltons 200ft Trailer Selection No2,Callen,One Million Years BC,Percys Progress,Shalaco (A.860)Color,sound.

Universal Eights 200ft(Walton Film)Stock Car 500 Callenge
(2812)Color(slight fade)sound.

Universal Eights 200ft(Walton Film)Demolition Derby(2803)color,sound.

Columbias 400ft The Flintstones,The Twitch(FL 4018)Color sound.

Marketing Films 3x400ft When Worlds Collide(1061,62,63)Color sound.

All prints have held up well with just one starting to fade.

Its was a great Summers night and everyone enjoyed themselfs getting a kick out of seeing a good Super 8 night for the first time [Smile]
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 17, 2010, 03:45 PM:
 
Bill and Dino, thanks, I love the old Hitchcocks. Sabotage and Notorious are on my want-list [Smile]

Last night some 16mm shorts, one of them a trailer for the 7th Voyage of Sindbad. A color feature, but the trailer is in B&W, very nice.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 17, 2010, 05:54 PM:
 
17th January 2010.
Super 8 Sunday screening night.
The programme:

Trailers
- HERCULES (scope)
- SHREK
- MULAN

Test screening
- TITANIC (reel # 6... Osi Osi...)

Feature
- COCOON by Ron Howard starring Steve Guttenberg, Tahnee Welch, Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon, Herta Ware (1985).

Great show. Shots as usual.

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So sad I could only post 8 shots... Can I add some more??? I like this movie soooooooooo much!

Equipment: Elmo GS 1200 XENON; Elmo 1.0
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on January 17, 2010, 06:16 PM:
 
Barrie...I have a couple of the 400' Flintstones and they all have excellent color and sound...these seem to hold up good.

Also, being from Ohio it's very odd to hear January and summer night in the same sentence! [Smile]

Bill
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 17, 2010, 06:35 PM:
 
Oh well, I'll do.

COCOON session # 2.

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Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 17, 2010, 06:44 PM:
 
Gian I love your shots so no need for apology [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 17, 2010, 06:47 PM:
 
Grazie Dino. At lest one gentleman saying that ah ah ah! Little joke, of course.
You know, by the way, I like yours too. Ciao.
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on January 17, 2010, 07:12 PM:
 
Gian...your prints are awesome! They look so good!

[Big Grin] [Cool] [Wink] [Smile]

Bill
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 17, 2010, 07:30 PM:
 
Thanks Billy. You are always so kind. I must say that it's not razor sharp (ratio?), as a Derann. But color is pristine, very well saturated (Agfa stock) and, as stated in my previous post, I love that movie [Wink] !
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 17, 2010, 08:01 PM:
 
Very saturated indeed! Great screenshots. Touching film. I have heard that reel 6 of Titanic is the best reel and I'd love to get ahold of THAT reel (wink wink).

That, and I'd love that one minute sequence when Leonardo Di Caprio dies! HAHA! I'd put that on an endless loop, playing over and over!

(this post and any likeness to any other post is purely coincidential)
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 17, 2010, 08:11 PM:
 
quote:
I have heard that reel 6 of Titanic is the best reel
Ah ah ah [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] ! I'd say Di Caprio dies in # 8 or 9... Cannot remember [Wink] .
Ciao.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 18, 2010, 07:03 AM:
 
Gian, great shots as ever.
I like Cocoon, too.

Di Caprio dies on reel #9 [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 18, 2010, 07:09 AM:
 
Thanks, Michaeloose ( [Wink] ).
Yeah, a good movie indeed.

Osi would be probably sad to know Di Caprio doesn't die in reel 6 [Big Grin] !
Ciao.
 
Posted by Antonis Galanakis (Member # 1455) on January 18, 2010, 04:54 PM:
 
In Sunday 17 (my name day) the BFCC well known “Greek Mafia” with Panayotis A. Carayannis, Yanis Tzortzis, Vagelis Proios and George Tsakonas came to my house for a movie night.
At the first (flat) part we watched:
My first film. Shot in 14/08/2009 with a Canon 814 camera at my kids summer party. 18 fps 100ft Color Silent.
H ftoxeia thelei kaloperash. Greek movie. 400ft B/W Greek Sound.
Laurel and Hardy - Tree in a test tube. 200ft Color Sound.
Ladies of love. 2x800 B/W English Sound with French subtitles. Brought by Yanis Tzortzis.

At the second (scope) part we watched:
Tom and Jerry. 200ft Color Sound.
Trailes (King Kong, Men in black, Lord of the rings - Return of the King, Troy) on 400ft reel Color Sound.
The magnificent seven. 2x400ft Color Sound.

I was very pleased to meet the “Greek Mafia” again (the word mafia is for fun of course). A team with great love for films and great knowledge. Next stop BFCC.

Antonis
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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 19, 2010, 02:08 PM:
 
Interesting shot, Antonis. Such a good idea to imitate for my future screen captures eh eh eh.

I have the impression your super 8 shows are REAL shows, with good friends, drinks, food. Fun fun fun!
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 19, 2010, 02:14 PM:
 
I would love to arrange such a "happening" up here, but I'm the only one remotely interested in this stuff nearby [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 19, 2010, 02:24 PM:
 
Are you sure, Christian?
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on January 19, 2010, 02:31 PM:
 
Antonis,

Your photo angle really gives me the feeling of watching a movie. Like I am sitting behind the projector. Gian you should do that angle next time.

Re your last batch of home movie with Canon 814, did you also notice such bluish tint with internal 85 filter on the print?

regards,
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 19, 2010, 02:58 PM:
 
I'm quite sure I will, Winbert [Wink] .
Ciao.
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 19, 2010, 03:48 PM:
 
Sadly, Gian, it's true [Frown]

There used to be a film club here, which had annual gatherings and screening parties for it's members, but it shut down due to lack of interest.

Currently, I'm one of around 3-4 people in the entire county as far as I know who still uses Super 8/8 mm.
 
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on January 19, 2010, 04:49 PM:
 
Christians state of affairs sems to mirror here in Scotland,very difficult to find any Projectors,spares,trailers,shorts,digets,features..... [Wink]
Best Wishes
Stewart
 
Posted by Paul Martin (Member # 1847) on January 19, 2010, 05:15 PM:
 
Last nights films :

Logans Run 400ft
UFO 400ft (Identified)
The Incredible Hulk 2x400ft (Pilot / 747)

Just me and the cat watching!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 19, 2010, 05:41 PM:
 
Christian
perhaps each one of those fellas has a couple of friends sharing the same passion and you don't know.
I mean, it cannot be I'm the only 8mm collector living in Verona. But I know for sure there are A LOT living not so far from my county.

I'm sure lots of people don't write on a 8mm Forum as we do (probably they don't even know some Forums about 8/16mm exist) but they must be out there.
Just try to find them out.

I met a couple of guys, last year (eBay) who were not supposed 8mm still existed (I mean printed, sold and bought).
I introduced them to Derann and CHC the same way I was. For years they had NO IDEA about all we still have (hoping it will go on and on about it).

And I must say they are now as electrified as they were in the 70's-80's - our 8mm heyday here in Italy - like me talking about movies, prints, collectors, stocks, bergains, projectors and all stuff we know so well. Who knows how many don't know???

I'm sure it is the same in Scotland, Stewart.

Don't forget or undervalue 8mm was the only way to 'make' home cinema, some ( [Roll Eyes] ) years ago (16 was much used in school and parish). Each family (or almost) had a projector. They must be somewhere, so.
Of course we all know lots of them were sold (and still are); maybe others were simply dumped.
But I'm sure a massive quantity is still packaged in huge boxes stored in attics and basements. SUPER 8 PROJECTOR it's probably the only one note marked on them (like all boxes containing Christmas trinkets we have to load on our shoulders every year to put our tree on).

IT'S AN EXPENSIVE HOBBY is an unacceptable statement; it is expensive today the same way it was 30 years ago! Bergains are possible, we all know. And it is also possible to find interesting items at very good price.

This Forum (as others) is absolutely something precious to keep all this alive.
Going beyond the actual 'virtual' way to be in touch with people from everywhere around the world as we do here would be great. Having the possibility to do the same with someone living nearby would be even better. It just depends on us [Wink] !

So, 'Greek Mafia': just keep it up!
Ciao ragazzi [Big Grin] !
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 19, 2010, 07:48 PM:
 
Yes Gian, but I find it fascinating that only recently has Blu-ray and projection actually caught up with our Home Theater and yet, though it's as sharp and sharper, it STILL isn't film!

I do wish I lived closer to all of you. I'd love to live on the other coast, as it appears that many of the die-hard collectors are over there, (though, i must admit, it appears that there are quite a few in california).
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 20, 2010, 03:17 PM:
 
These shots are for Gian [Wink]

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Beautiful print without a scratch, but with a little orange/sepia tint, which I don't mind, it sort of adds to the atmosphere of the movie. And I like the little filmcase it came in..
I put in a vote for best looking movie couple for Alain Delon and Sonia Petrova btw [Big Grin]
Thanks Gian!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 20, 2010, 05:46 PM:
 
Peter, I'm so happy you finally got it!
You told me nothing eh eh eh. Well, I'm really happy (more than happy, considering I just received the parcel and re-shipped it to you without checking the content).

More than welcome, Peter!
 
Posted by Peter van Zand (Member # 1552) on January 21, 2010, 05:02 PM:
 
Tonight a couple of Super8 silent monster digests: The Beast with five fingers, Frankenstein meets the Space Monster and The Giant Claw.
I just love the old monster/scifi's..

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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 21, 2010, 05:41 PM:
 
Peter, those shots are so great. Whenever I want a good laugh I watch one of those wonderfully cheesy 50's/60's monster films.

What makes them so funny is you see these scientists, pontificating as well as other people being very serious and scared of the monster ...

... then you see the monster, and you wonder, "What the heck are they scared of?"

This doesn't apply as much to those great Ray Harryhausen Films ...
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 21, 2010, 06:03 PM:
 
Peter, thanks for your mail. Great shots, BTW.

Osi, read mine I have sent a cople of minutes ago ( [Roll Eyes] )... Ciao.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 21, 2010, 10:50 PM:
 
Thursday January 21st 2010

Disney's HUNCHBACK OF NOTREDAME

On super 8 sound
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 22, 2010, 01:09 AM:
 
Thursday January 21st:

A worn, faded and spliced-to-pieces 2x400' of Aristocats, borrowed from the local elementary school (where I went some ten years ago). Not sure where it's from, but it had a "EDINBURGH EDUCATIONAL FILMS" title card at the very beginning, and a similar logo on the box.
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on January 22, 2010, 02:15 PM:
 
Last night, watched "Our Gang" in the 1935 film "Anniversary Trouble" the Super8 print and sound was very good indeed, here is a screen shot which unfortunately did not come across well in the digital camera however it does give you an idea [Smile]
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The next film shown last night was "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer" 1938 all on one reel, for this film I used some home made reels I made years ago with a two inch centre.
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Its been a while since this film was last hit the screen and some reels have faded, however its still a good movie to watch.
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from left Tommy Kelly as Tom Sawyer, May Robson as aunt Molly and David Holt as Sid.
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[Tommy Kelly] as Tom Sawyer.
Producer David O Selznick was soon to go on to making "Gone With The Wind"

Graham.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 22, 2010, 04:33 PM:
 
Graham ...

That looks like my print of Tom Sawyer. Some reels are still brilliant, some sections are browning. The contrast to that print of the Little Rascals is lovely!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 22, 2010, 05:36 PM:
 
Graham, Osi
who released TOM SAWYER on 8mm? That's a title I could be interested in.
Great shots, BTW. And you all know I'm a big OUR GANG's shorts fun!
 
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on January 22, 2010, 06:20 PM:
 
Graham, how much film can you put on one of your reels?
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on January 22, 2010, 10:28 PM:
 
Gian
ABC released "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer" there is a review of the movie on this forum, its interesting that the film has the original opening "Selznick" introduction which is a really nice touch, however with my print its silent but you can easily record straight from a tape or DVD eg "Gone With The Wind" I should do that sometime. I do hope that there is still prints out there that dont have to much fade as its a film well worth getting.

Greg
You had me thinking this afternoon so I did an accurate measurement. The outside diameter is the same as the Elmo 1200ft but with with a centre of 1.7/8 of an inch about 48mm and can take 1400ft of film leaving about 5mm to spare thats roughly 3/8 inch to the outer edge of the reel. One other film I have that fits on that larger reel is the Derann Disney feature "Peter Pan". In most cases I stick to the 1200ft reel as those small take-up/rewind motors on the GS1200 are getting on a bit old, however for the odd film that is just bigger than the 1200ft they work fine.

Graham.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 22, 2010, 11:27 PM:
 
Friday January 22, 2010

Super 8 Cinemascope

2010 The Year We Make Contact

[Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 23, 2010, 05:08 AM:
 
Graham,  - .
I will have a look (did not notice the review).
Interesting details about your 'home-made' reels. Bravo!
Ciao.
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on January 23, 2010, 09:01 AM:
 
I have dug out som cutdowns that I not have seen for 20-25 years, yesterday I watched the following 1x400s:

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, slightly faded but not to bad.

Superman, as above. Yet another case of old stock used, film was released in 1978, super8 copies would probably be made in 79, but markings say it is a SP stock from 1976.

The Black Hole, slight fade but not to bad. This film came out in 1979 but the stock is Eastman 1976.

Mickey Mouse: The First Fifty Years, Slight fade but still plenty of color, oddly the best color is in the live action scenes.

Disney's Greatest Chases, a little more noticable fading but not to bad.

Shalako (Scope), has turned really red, not the worst case I have seen but in a couple years it probably will be unwatchable.

Have several other cutdowns lined up for today, these are 2x400 edited onto 600 reels, but more about them tomorrow.
 
Posted by David Pannell (Member # 300) on January 23, 2010, 02:55 PM:
 
Saturday, January 23rd.

Wife and I settled down earlier this evening with some snacks and watched dear old Margaret Rutherford in "Murder Most Foul" - a film acquired relatively recently, but not screened all the way through till now.

Fantastic - she never fails to amuse and scintilate.

Projector: Elmo 16-CL
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 23, 2010, 05:26 PM:
 
23rd January 2010, Saturday

Super 8 'screaming' night with Argento's TENEBRE starring Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, Giuliano Gemma, Veronica Lario (1982).

Ultra-rare letterboxed copy printed on fading Eastman.
Hope nobody will be upset because of the shots (I've chosen some 'soft' ones).

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I was only 11 years old when TENEBRE was released. It was unfortunately for over 18-year-olds only. No way to be admitted. So I had to wait for 4 or 5 years. And I finally had the possiblity to watch it for the very first time after it was released on VHS.
I was so excited eh eh eh.
Can you imagine? A GREAT Disney's fan as I am in love with such a violent movie!

Equipment: Elmo GS 1200 XENON; Elmo 1.0
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 23, 2010, 05:39 PM:
 
A good print, even with the color fading, but at least its an even fade and not the dreaded pinky! It looks like it had some pretty good cinematography!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 23, 2010, 05:54 PM:
 
Thanks Osi.
Unfortunately, sections of some reels are already getting pink.
You cannot imagine how sad I am. Not simply because of the huge amount of money I've spent for it. But because I feel it's getting worse and worse (I mean, fading) every time I screen it [Frown] .
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on January 23, 2010, 06:35 PM:
 
Last Saturdaynight i watched!

Donald Duck dilemmas 1x400ft

And main feature

Disney's the hunchback of Notredame 4x600ft

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 23, 2010, 07:10 PM:
 
Ah, Jeroen...
The one you posted is absolutely the best poster created for the movie. Hope all is fine there.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on January 23, 2010, 07:36 PM:
 
I love that kind of posters,it's more adult!
With me it's ok,and you? [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 23, 2010, 07:41 PM:
 
Leaving soon for a 10/15 days trip.
I will mail you before leaving.
Take care.
CIAO!!!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on January 23, 2010, 08:04 PM:
 
That's ok! [Wink]
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 23, 2010, 08:05 PM:
 
Gian ...

I would highly suggest that you take that print that we have been talking about, and place it in a plastic freezer bag, with a couple of selica gel packs (to keep moisture away from your print), and place it on some shelf in the bottom section of your refridgerator, (not the freezer!), as that should at least keep it at the state that it is presently, while you search for a perfect color print.

This really does work. It won't restore the color, but it will halt the color loss. have you ever noticed that many photo shops keep they're undeveloped film in a freezer unit? Now you know the reason why!
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on January 24, 2010, 12:59 PM:
 
It was time for some scope cutdowns I had not watched for over 10 years:

Caravan to Vaccarés, not the best Maclean adaptation, or book, but it really uses the scope format, especially in the "documentary" scenes from the festival at Saintes Maries in Carmargue. (is the locale wrong then you should blame the text on the case and not me)

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, my first Derann print. My dream would be a feature copy of this in stereo, the newly restored three hour version naturally.

The Day of The Triffids, featurette with a running time of 60 minutes. I don't know who released this as I bought it second hand back in 1981 and it was mounted on four GEPE reels. But it is on Fuji stock and has not faded at all.

Coming up next will probably be my Marketing feature print of Airplane!, it will be interesting to see how it has aged.
 
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on January 24, 2010, 01:44 PM:
 
Gian,
nice screen shots,Although i wonder in this case, surely if your watching Argento the more red the better? [Wink]
Stewart [Smile]
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on January 24, 2010, 02:00 PM:
 
The missus and I had an excellent night at the pictures in our living room:
GASLIGHT (1944) - Charles Bowyer and Ingrid Bergman

Nice 16mm print.
 
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on January 24, 2010, 02:04 PM:
 
Any screenshots Michael?
[Smile]
Stewart
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on January 24, 2010, 02:07 PM:
 
Nope, sorry Stewart. They never worked out for me. I have a cheap crappy camera.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 24, 2010, 02:13 PM:
 
Lars,

I admire you, I have always wanted a copy of that "Triffids" film, as I hear that the print is quite good and I remember that film fondly from some late night movie channels!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 24, 2010, 04:53 PM:
 
Hi Osi.
Thanks for your suggestion. I seriously have to take it into consideration...
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 25, 2010, 12:02 AM:
 
Gian wow, I would love to have some Argento on any gauge and in virtually any condition, I am so jealous of your print, faded or not.....Thanks for posting....

Well today I screened the Standard 8mm print I got from Lee of The Block Signal (1926), but since I did a full review I will add the pictures to the Review section, but not for a few days so more people can jump on Claus' great review of Joan of Arc...The other screening I did was I hand cranked my 9.5mm Pathex print of The Sawdust Ring (1917) 3 x 60ft starring a very young Bessie Love since:

1) I have all of my babies out and have been working on them trying to repair/tune up any idiosyncrasies

2) in salute of Kevin Brownlows' talk on Bessie Love he did at a Group 9.5 get together this weekend..

I apologize for the quality of the pictures but even using Bob Pucci's excellent suggestion for a modern lamp conversion (20 watts) it is still only a Baby and the image was roughly 1 foot in size..I noticed while cranking it that I really need to clean out the optics on this one, and fix the lamp positioning since it was a tad off center and cutting the top off.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 25, 2010, 10:02 AM:
 
Dino, don't be jealous ah ah ah.

Unfortunately, apart from THE CAT O' NINE TAILS (1971; I will screen it soon) officially issued by Sil.Ma in a letterboxed edition printed on Kodak SP, all Argento's released on 8mm are definitely very poor prints (TENEBRE, among them, is the best one... Imagine other titles' quality/condition! Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD, Argento's cut, is also a decent print, even if unauthorized).

I'm very happy I found that copy of TENEBRE, but the quality is the one you can see in the screen captures I have posted.

I'm actually after FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET (1972), the only Argento I still miss in my collection. As poor as 'all' the others.

Anyway...

Super 8 test screening afternoon (just trailers).
Titles:

- ANASTASIA
- SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
- BAMBI
- FUN AND FANCY FREE
- DUMBO
- SHREK
- 101 DALMATIANS (live action).

Screen shots as usual.

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Equipment: Elmo Gs 1200 Xenon; Elmo 1.0
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on January 25, 2010, 10:25 AM:
 
Gian,

FOUR FLIES was on ebay.it some time ago... did you miss it? It It is very very rare even more than ZOMBIE!

Flavio
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 25, 2010, 10:40 AM:
 
Hi Flavio.

I did not realize there was a copy for sale (I was probably travelling). But, not so longtime ago, thanks to Google I have found the auction you are referring to. It was of course too late [Frown] ; the seller was from Rome (mabuse_doc or something like that). Maybe you know him? I've been asking to other collectors if they know him, just to have some additional info about that print.

As far as I know, 4 FLIES is probably as rare as ZOMBI is (well... 10 existing copies of ZOMBI, it seems. How many 4 FLIES? 6/8? [Eek!] ), but ZOMBI was at least printed on Kodak SP (whereas 4 FLIES is on Eastman) and it's a good flat edition. 4 FLIES was originally issued in scope, sadly not mantained in the 8mm print [Frown] (as poor sharpness as PROFONDO ROSSO or L'UCCELLO DALLE PIUME DI CRISTALLO [Frown] )

A copy was offered to me one month ago, more or less. But, even if rare, the price was absolutely exorbitant. I said NO, THANKS.
Thanks for asking me, anyway.
I will find it, one day [Wink] . I'm sure about it.

Take care, ciao!
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on January 25, 2010, 12:37 PM:
 
Not last night but the night before

The Castle short I bought new back in the 70s "Egg Cracker Suite" from 1943 it looks as good as the day I bought it, although never rich in colour its still an excellent print and with great music much in keeping with the period I think its on polyester stock.

"Beauty and the Beast" 1991 one of many stunning Derann Super8 prints.
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Its been years since I last ran this print and in that time I modified the GS1200 projector to a two bladed shutter and a Xenophot lamp...what a huge improvement to picture quality [Cool] I noticed this more so when running "Beauty and the Beast", excellent stereo track as well [Smile]

Graham.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 25, 2010, 12:46 PM:
 
Terrific!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 25, 2010, 12:46 PM:
 
Great shots from the both of you!

Gad, that Anastasia trailer makes me long for the feature on Super 8. What a great one that would be. That film really did a good job of presenting a love story in a realistic way that would make a live action film envious.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on January 25, 2010, 01:01 PM:
 
Great pics from B&B i have that one too and i see 5 or 6 times a year,i love it.
Osi Anastasia a big wish for me i hope there comes a release from this great story about our Russian princes!
Tomorrow my Pocahontas is coming,so Saturday will be a great screening eve [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 25, 2010, 01:08 PM:
 
Thanks Osi [Wink] .
Jeroen, let's hope ANASTASIA will be issued on 8mm, one day...
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on January 25, 2010, 01:22 PM:
 
quote:
But, not so longtime ago, thanks to Google I have found the auction you are referring to.
Hi Gian, how can you find an old listing (that has been deleted by Ebay) through google? if you don't mind, can you give me the link of the said film or you can also PM me.

thanks,
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 25, 2010, 01:58 PM:
 
Hi Winbert, how are you?
Hope you are ok.

quote:
But, not so longtime ago, thanks to Google I have found the auction you are referring to
Referring to that specific print, I simply entered the title of the movie I was looking for, format (super 8) and Google supplied all results, included the following link to the auction on eBay (no longer available, now):

4 mosche di velluto grigio (eBay Italia)

If you enter '4 MOSCHE DI VELLUTO GRIGIO SUPER 8 EBAY' through Google, you will find this link (and more) by yourself. The auction was already over but it was still possible to see all details (now it's not anymore, but when I did it was. So it was within 90 days after listing).
Seller nick was also still viewable, of couse.

I mailed him/her through eBay, but I suddenly noticed it was too late and totally useless [Frown] as the movie had already gone. Do you know the seller, by any chance? (see my previous post: I'm quite sure that one was his ID on eBay).

Hope this will help. Ciao [Wink] .

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Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on January 25, 2010, 05:28 PM:
 
Hi Gian,

I am here OK

Thanks for the explanation

quote:
(now it's not anymore, but when I did it was. So it was within 90 days after listing).
Not exactly my friend...and now, thanks to google's cache.... it is still there

4 MOSCHE DI VELLUTO GRIGIO at Google's cache

[Big Grin]

(I don't know how long it will be stored in google's cache)

cheers
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 25, 2010, 05:46 PM:
 
Great job!
I will try once more to contact the seller.
Thank a lot, Winbert.

Flavio, do you know this seller/collector by any chance?
Let me know.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 25, 2010, 11:08 PM:
 
Monday Night January 25 2010

200 foot digest MONSTRO THE WHALE from Pinnocchio

400 foot short CHOO CHOO with the Our Gang Little Rascals

Full length feature SVENGALI with John Barrymore

Everything super 8 sound
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 26, 2010, 01:58 AM:
 
Gian and Graham,
great screenshots.

My copy of B&B has amazing colours and a stunning sharpness but a lot of lines - some green on the left hand. I saw it too late, because I had no time to screen it at this time, so I couldn't say anything to the seller.
So it is not the best to screen [Frown]

Chip,
that seems to be a nice programm.
But Svengali I don't know [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on January 26, 2010, 02:39 AM:
 
Thanks Michael

Sorry to read about those emulsion scratches, will you be looking out for another print sometime in the future?

Graham.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on January 26, 2010, 08:16 AM:
 
Last night, "One Week" by Buster Keaton. First viewing, and a big hit. Amazingly funny for something so old.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 26, 2010, 08:22 AM:
 
Grazie Michael.
Sorry in reading about your 'damaged' copy of B&B.
As for Graham, I hope you will find soon a perfect print. Ciao.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 27, 2010, 01:23 AM:
 
Yes, perhaps sometimes I will buy another copy of it.
But, if Lisa-Marie (my 3 year old daughter) will love projecting and this film in the future, she could use this as "practise copy" for full features. [Smile]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 28, 2010, 01:19 AM:
 
Gian, very cool shots of Argento's Tenebre. I have a print of this on Agfa. Wish I could get Suspiria and Inferno for a decent price.

Last night, inaugural flight of our BD player with "Up".

[ November 06, 2010, 11:03 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 28, 2010, 04:54 AM:
 
Okay - after a long time here are some screenshots from me [Smile]

Had a little bit time to screen Star Trek (TOS) - The man trap. I think the master was a bit faded but the colours are still there.

Projector: Elmo ST-1200 HD with 1.3-lens

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Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on January 28, 2010, 05:53 AM:
 
Gian,

I read only now your question about 4 FLIES and the seller... I sent you an email!

Ciao,
Flavio
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 28, 2010, 07:46 AM:
 
Hi Flavio, mail sorted.

Jean-Marc, you are kidding about that TENEBRE on 35mm, aren't you [Eek!] [Eek!] [Eek!] !!!!?????
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 28, 2010, 08:00 AM:
 
Today, I finally took the time to screen the two reels I recieved from Gian (Grazie!):

HERCULES (Scope trailer) - Stunning colours, beautiful print!
OUR GANG - FOLLIES OF 1938 - Very nice B/W print, and wonderful mono sound.

Sadly I didn't have my camera there, so I didn't take any screenshots. I'm planning on doing another screening with the same reels when I get well (I'm currently sick, so screened the the films on the wall next to my bed), and then I'll do it properly in the screening room and get some shots [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 28, 2010, 08:05 AM:
 
Nice to hear about this, Chris. I do hope you have enjoyned them!
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 28, 2010, 09:08 AM:
 
Hey MIcheal!

I like seeing faded prints screened, it makes me feel better about my collection! [Big Grin]

It appears that "The Man Trap" had reels of assorted color stock. Some of iot is definitely red eastman but other reels appear to be browned Kodak SP. Still, great to see!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 28, 2010, 09:34 AM:
 
Next parcel to leave will be yours, Osi.

I had a mail from G. right today. He has almost finished and will ship all movies when I'm back in Verona (10/12 February).

Ciao [Wink] !
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on January 28, 2010, 11:29 AM:
 
When are you go fot holiday Gian? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on January 28, 2010, 02:08 PM:
 
Thanks Michael, for the screen shots from Star Trek!

As far as the fading goes, I can definately tolerate a print like that with no problem. Nice sharp picture, good contrast, it still looks great on the big screen.

I've only had two prints that were so badly faded, they had to be thrown away. But usually they are fine.

James.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on January 28, 2010, 03:55 PM:
 
After a long time of not reporting (!)my shows,I am starting again. Yesterday I ran an all std 8 show that featured:
Stan Laurel in HALF A MAN
Jimmy Adams in the hilarious NERVE TONIC
FARMER ALFALFA THE KITE MAKER an early 1916 Paul Terry
Donald Duck in DONALD'S GOLDMINE and the main feature,
Hope,Crosby and Lamour in THE ROAD TO MOROCCO.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 28, 2010, 07:11 PM:
 
Leaving on Saturday or Sunday, Jeroen...
Thanks for asking. Ciao.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 28, 2010, 10:21 PM:
 
Great to hear Gian! I look forward to it!

Tonight, we'll watch the comedy ...

The Survivors (Robin Williams/Walter Matthau) Super 8 optical feature!
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 28, 2010, 11:13 PM:
 
Osi, I haven't seen The Survivors in years! Very funny movie!

Tonight I watched:

Clash Of The Titans (1x400' & 1x600')

Mickey's Christmas Carol (Because I felt like it! LOL!)
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on January 29, 2010, 12:35 AM:
 
Have a nice holiday Gian! [Big Grin]
And i'll see you back soon [Wink]

Jeroen
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 29, 2010, 12:38 AM:
 
Gian: no, I'm not kidding re: Tenebre.

Yesterday's show, Star Wars the Phantom Menace. This is not my favorite in the series but it's got a few good scenes.

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Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on January 29, 2010, 03:27 AM:
 
Osi,
on the photos the fading looks harder than it is - my camera is not the best and it doesn't correct the colours. If the copy is faded just a little bit, the photos looks like it is all red.
I don't know about the stock of my copy, but I will check it...

James,
it is a little bit strange, to see a TV-Series on the big screen, but - as you said - with those sharpness and contrast it is really amazing. As I said to Osi, the fading is not so hard as it seems...
Will screen "The city on the edge of forever" if I will have a little bit time again.
[Smile]
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 29, 2010, 04:39 AM:
 
Just out of curiousity, Jean, what equipment do you use for 35mm?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 29, 2010, 06:22 AM:
 
Jean-Marc, will you screen it, one day (I'm referring to TENEBRE) and post some shots, please? I must come to visit you, sooner or later [Wink] Is it in French? I'm having an idea...

Thanks Jeroen.
Talk to you soon. Ciao.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on January 29, 2010, 08:38 AM:
 
Last night, "Cops" (Buster Keaton).
First time I've seen it. Not bad.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 29, 2010, 10:30 AM:
 
Christian: projector is a K i noton FP23, with 400w halogen lamp (perfect for my setting), with IDEF transport (for up to three hours of program), Dolby CP45 sound processor, DTS6D digital processor, Macmah amps (slx100 - 6x100w), JBL speakers, homemade subwoofer.

Gian, I screened Tenebre a few months ago before taking pics. Yes, it's in French. You're welcome to come over when the print of Deep Red is ready. I'm teaching my daughter the alphabet with original posters of Suspiria and Profondo Rosso (she knows her 'o's very much now!)

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on January 29, 2010, 01:50 PM:
 
[Big Grin] What a teacher [Big Grin] !

Is TENEBRE edited or the uncut version [Roll Eyes] ?

Of course I would be pleased to come there for a screening. But do your best to arrange a double show (PROFONDO ROSSO and TENEBRE).
Just tell me when [Big Grin] !
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 29, 2010, 02:58 PM:
 
Thursday January 28 2010

Super 8 Cinemascope Kempski Print

2001 A Space Odessy

Need I say more? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 29, 2010, 05:11 PM:
 
Jean-Marc, those screen shots from Phantom Menace look incredible! Should I ever visit France, I'm stopping by for a screening!

Speaking for myself, I just don't know why Phantom Meance is so disliked. I love it and while not my favortie Star Wars film, it ranks very highly with me.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 30, 2010, 06:11 AM:
 
Thomas, I have a serious problem with the kid playing Anakin. I just wanna slap him and yell at his face: "come on, you brat, you're supposed to become Darth Vader!!!" The film also shows that Lucas is clearly not at ease with real actors. His directing efforts feel like "enter from left, stop on your mark, deliver your lines, exit to the right". This one is my least favorite of all six films. I like SWIII (and the print I own is really great).

Anyways, yesterday's show was all digital, just to test the capacity of our new BD player connected via HDMI to our Panny VP. We screened selected scenes from: "300", "The Day After Tomorrow", "Sin City", "Sweeney Todd", "Watchmen", "Mary and Max", "Blade Runner", "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin", "Clone Wars" and "Up!"
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 30, 2010, 09:20 AM:
 
Wow Chip!!

Could you do, perhaps, a little review of this print? I have quite a few Kempski'd myself and have always found them quite pleasing, so I'm betting the color is still spot on, on your copy? There was at least one other company that released this title in scope on Super 8, but from what I understand, it was printed on Eastman Pinky stock and has gone,. well, pinky.
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 30, 2010, 12:20 PM:
 
Jean-Marc, the point Lucas was trying to make was that Anakin was not born evil. Perhaps going a bit overboard with the "Yippiees!" and what not but also goes along with Lucas saying that Anakin and Vader are two seperate people.

For the record, Lucas cut a scene where, after winning the pod race, Anakin gets into a fight with a child Rodian (Greedo!) who thinks Anakin cheated. The scene was meant to show that Anakin has a temper. The final cut has just subtle hints of this temper.

As for SW III, yeah agree that's the best of the prequels. The 3 print I ran at work were all stunning. Glad to hear your is as well!
 
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on January 30, 2010, 02:08 PM:
 
Thomas,
To try to justify any of the scenes that "Annie" appeared in is pretty much lame..what next? Jar jar was welcome light hearted fun..gimme a break..
stew
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 30, 2010, 03:32 PM:
 
I guess were gettin off track but I wanted to chime in on this. I do agree with what Lucas was trying to show. This kind of evil can happen in anyones life, espcially if unchecked, (you'd think that "annie" would have been able to get over a lot of that "angst") It's my least favorite as well, (Phantom Menace), but the story line is crucial to understanding thscope of the whole series,as the six films are really about the rise, fall and redemption of a character. I did find Anakin as a child rather annoying. If I'm not mistaken, the child actor who played him appeared in cameo's in the next two prequels ...

In "Attack of the Clones" as a young man in the background as Obiwan Kenobi is leaving the library (or was it a house of records). The young man goes up to the person Obiwan was just talking to.

In "Revenge of the Sith", as Senator Organa is arriving at one of the "tethers" or docking stations at the temple, a teenage Jedi comes running out to defend him and is killed, though he tries to defend himself, fighting with a lightsabre as Senator Organa flies away. You never see him close-up, but I'm pretty sure its a cameo with that same actor.

Personally, I hated JarJar, and was SOOO relieved that his appearances were much shorter in the following prequels.
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 30, 2010, 04:47 PM:
 
Stewart, calling my comments "lame" is lame in itself and very uncalled for. I would never call any of your comments lame. I respect your comments so please try and respect mine.

Also, I wasn't trying to justify anything. I was mearly stating an established fact in the Star Wars universe. Nothing more.

Osi, never heard about Jake Lloyd's cameos. Interesting if true. As for Jar Jar, a character was needed that was not stupid but very naive, one who could be easily manipulated as Jar Jar is in Episode II. He is the only one who trusts Senator Palpatine. His role is reduced to a cameo in III because he has served his purpose.

Finally, George Lucas never meant for the Star Wars films to be as over analyzed as they are. In the grand scheme of things, what Lucas accomplished is remarkable, a six film modern serial. We will never see anything like it again.
 
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on January 30, 2010, 06:16 PM:
 
Thomas,sorry ,i didn`t mean to convey that your comments where lame..
I,should have posted my opinion better.
Yours
Stewart
 
Posted by Jon Anders Klausen (Member # 818) on January 30, 2010, 06:54 PM:
 
Tonight I saw "The Giant Spider Invasion" (2x400). Fun exploitation, with some awfully made giant spiders!

Also saw "Blood on the sun" (5x400). Have had this for about two years now, finally got around to see it... an OK film, but will never be a favourite of mine.
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 30, 2010, 07:17 PM:
 
Stewart, that's OK. I guess we've all made posts that were misunderstood. I know I have.

Thanks Jon, for knocking this thread back on track!

My viewing this Saturday:

STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (LASERDISC)
Fired up the LD player for this as it's the only way to see the 143 minute version. Still has very nice picture and sound quality after all these years!

WE'RE BACK! A DINOSAUR'S STORY (DVD)
Not the best animated feature but a lot of fun and great surround sound!
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on January 30, 2010, 11:56 PM:
 
What someone out there does not like "Jar Jar" [Wink] he has lived out here in NZ since the movie hit the screens back in [Roll Eyes] 1999 and has proved to be quite a popular talking point, my wife won him in a local Pizza Hut competition while we were waiting to get into the movie and is the "star" attraction at the entrance to our little home cinema [Cool]

Actually I thought the movie was good entertainment and young Jake Lloyd did fine as Anakin Skywalker. The following films well...they became a bit of a downhill slide out here in popularity in the series.

Thomas and those who are interested [Roll Eyes] Derann released the "Pod Race" in Super8 Scope and its very good "I have got a print", there is a review of it here in the forum.
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Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 31, 2010, 01:24 AM:
 
Ah tonight I went through 3 formats. I started with a standard 8 200ft print from Film Classic Exchange of JUST MAINE FOLKS (1912) an early Lubin short starring Harry Myers and Ethel Clayton, and a surprisingly sharp print. Then it was out to the living room with my wife and our pup brittany who recently had her 15th birthday for a 16mm screening of KELLY THE SECOND (1936) a fun little comedy feature starring Patsy Kelly and Charley Chase with cameos of Alfalfa (the pic is for you Gian) and Max Davidson. Then finally it was into the bedroom and a last minute 9.5mm Pathex 2 x 60ft short of TIMBER QUEEN (1922)a serial starring Ruth Roland that I ran on my Pathex Baby model C with front mounted motor. I think tomorrow I will run the Pathescope version which was retitled TOWARDS THE ABYSS but is the same length to compare. I tried to take pictures and even a little movie of it in action but did not pan out. I should point out that this one is still running with original mazda 20watt lamps so it is not terribly bright but fun nonetheless.

Oh and I know my little Brittany has red eyes in that final picture but I assure you all she was not drinking that night..

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Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on January 31, 2010, 02:28 AM:
 
Ah, Patsy Kelly - one of my favourite actresses from the era. My favourite Patsy film is THE GIRL FROM MISSOURI with Harlow.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on January 31, 2010, 04:01 AM:
 
Last night on BD: "Watchmen - Director's cut"

And I'll back Graham regarding the Pod Race. It's really a must-have for a super 8 collector. Great print. I have re-recorded the sound with the dvd (there's a little bit of editing required) and the result is stunning.
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on January 31, 2010, 05:57 AM:
 
Last night I screened some films for my parents and some of their visitors.

First we watched "Our Gang Follies of 1938", Blackhawk 400', then "Who's On First?", U8 200', then watched a trailer reel that one their friends brought along, which had "Gone With The Wind" and "The Maltese Falcon" in it. Main feature was DVD projection of "Casablanca".

"Youre lucky I let you sit at the bar!"

Anyway, didn't have my camera, but the lighting in the room was terrible anyway, so the shots would've been poor.
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on January 31, 2010, 07:58 AM:
 
Last night I had a full film night.
First I moonlighted at the cinema, where I showed the new "Sherlock Holmes" with Robert Downey jr. (great film)
When I came home I began on super8 with the Disney shorts "Steamboat Willy" and "The Skeleton Dance" followed by the Marketing feature of "Airplane!"
And then to top it of i watched Disney's "Peter and the Wolf" on 16MM.
So during a period of 7 hours I showed 35MM, 8MM and 16MM, not a bad way to spend a day for a film buff.
 
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 31, 2010, 08:29 AM:
 
Thomas ...

Was your "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" the "Special Edition", or the original feature? I have the "Special Edition" with all that extra footage on Laserdisc, but it's in thye flat format.
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on January 31, 2010, 09:01 AM:
 
Graham, nice to know that someone else enjoys Phantom Menace like I do. Wish I could afford the Pod Race on Super 8. Maybe someday.

Osi, my LD of Star Trek is the Special Edition with the additional footage. Yes, it's 1.33:1 pan & scan. Looked weird on the 80" screen! Still an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.

For the record:

Theatrical:-----132 mins.
Special Edition:-143 mins.
Director's Cut:--137 mins.

I have all three on different formats! Theatrical on Blu-Ray, Special Edition on LD and Director's Cut on DVD. I feel the Director's Cut is best as Robert Wise tightened the editing up and the new sound and CGI FX really give the movie a "finished" feel it's always lacked.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 31, 2010, 11:30 AM:
 
Michael , yep Patsy was a champ, I have another film of hers that I'm gonna watch next week.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 01, 2010, 02:15 AM:
 
Snuck in some 16mm this afternoon before the Grammy's and I have to say it was an afternoon of pleasant surprises. Every now and then you see something offered for sale/auction and you think "OH man this is so rare it is gonna go for a ton." and then you get it for practically nothing. It doesn't happen often, but when it does OOOH BABY....The first film today was advertised as a "poop dupe" incomplete feature when I acquired it. Well it was never a feature film it is a complete 2 - reeler which I believe was "duped" off the protection master of a deteriorating nitrate print meaning it is not really a dupe...The dupeyness is from the deteriorating nitrate...The original print I believe is the one in William K. Eversons' program notes from the 50's. The film is The Devils' Assistant (1917) and it is one of the most amazing early horror films I have ever seen. The story, the cinematography the effects, the 3 headed dog...Amazing... The feature was What Price Glory (1926), Fox's war epic that lies somewhere between The Big Parade and Wings, both temporally and thematically, with Dolores Del Rio and dueling tough guys Edmund Lowe and Victor McLagen, and an all too brief appearance by Phyllis Haver. The print was dupey, but it was free via Dan Lail who offered up some vinegar films only this one does not have vinegar just some warping, which actually didn't affect focus until the final 5 minutes of the last reel. Since borh of these were silent I played a special soundtrack that Jon Mirsalis recorded for Wings and it fit quite nicely.

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Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 02, 2010, 09:23 AM:
 
Monday night February 1st 2010

DVD Projection

THIS IS IT

M Jackson feature documentary
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on February 02, 2010, 04:03 PM:
 
Sunday night, starring Billy Bevan and Andy Clyde in
LIZZIES OF THE FIELD,SUPER HOOPER DYNE LIZZIES,CIRCUS TODAY,WANDERING WILLIES, ICE COLD COCOS.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 02, 2010, 04:51 PM:
 
Ice cold cocos is a personal favorite of mine... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Antonis Galanakis (Member # 1455) on February 03, 2010, 05:58 AM:
 
Dear fellow members
Last month I was very busy but now I found time to answer some questions. My post maybe looks like a little bit off topic but all the questions were asked here.

Gian Luca Mario Loncrini and Winbert Hutahaean.
Thank you very much for your compliments about the photo I upload. I appreciate it. It is true, I am very proud about the photo but mostly about the successful end of my scope project. Nothing can stand next to the Gian Luca photos. Mine was just more artistic but it was only one.

Gian Luca, about the shows. Yes we always try to make shows with a lot of friends not necessary film hobbyists. Projecting is a great opportunity to be together with good friends with food, drinks and a lot of fun.

Winbert during the shooting of my film (first time in my life) I was using an on top camera lamp of 1000 watt. I had placed it in the upper screw of my Canon 814 camera, so the 85 filter was always off. Only a few of meters were inside the house. Most of the shooting was outside the house at the backyard but under a roof. It was a shiny day but not so bright light day (for Greece). For north Europe countries was a shiny day. I also shoot some meters outside the roof under the sun light. The camera lamp was always on. The colors of the film (Ektachrome 64T) were great nothing reddish or bluish. The result was great!

Cristian Bjorgen do you feel alone? You are not! First of all you have your projectors and your films. This is a big love by itself! Second you are in this crowded and alive forum and the facebook group. In order to run a projection you do not have to invite people interested in this stuff. Instead of watching a movie on TV or DVD you can run a film. Believe me they will like it very much. My first “Movie night” was only with my close friends and none of them knew anything about super 8mm. Just me and my wife decided to make her birthday party a theme (movie) party with my new hobby (super 8mm). Even her birthday cake had a film print on it. At that time I did not know anything about this forum or the “Greek Mafia”. Now I am a happy (as I always say) member of this forum and the “Greek Mafiosi” are now my new friends.

Stewart John Boyle difficult to find in Scotland? ...Come to Greece and try to find projectors, spares, trailers etc... LOL [Smile] . Almost nothing. Thank God EBay. Maybe you are luckier than me because post fees are cheaper to send something in Scotland than in Greece. The countries I usually buy my stuff are England, Germany and Austria. I believe that you are closer than me. As Gian Luca said correctly “It is an expensive hobby”. He knows very well about expensive...

Greedings to all
Antonis
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on February 03, 2010, 10:54 AM:
 
Thanks for the cheering up, Antonis [Wink]

Yeah, just sitting alone in the dark with my projectors is actually very, very fun!
 
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on February 03, 2010, 12:41 PM:
 
Thanks Antonis [Smile]
Maybe we should consider moving to the Beautiful US of A.
A land where projectors fall out the sky,and the streets are paved with polyester.... [Big Grin]
Stewart
 
Posted by Antonis Galanakis (Member # 1455) on February 03, 2010, 01:05 PM:
 
Christian. Pick up the phone and call some friends for a Movie Night! Because in the end the only phone you will remember will be 911!!! (166 in Greece). Do it now!

Stewart, I do not agree moving to US. Remember .... The trip to the Ithaca is worth the living, not the island itself!

Feeling funny tonight [Razz]
Antonis
Antonis
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on February 03, 2010, 01:36 PM:
 
Hey, Dino....I'm waiting for the Patsy Kelly screenshots from that other film you have.....
[Wink]
 
Posted by Stewart John Boyle (Member # 1785) on February 03, 2010, 01:40 PM:
 
Antonis, [Smile]
Whatever her name is, i hope your feeling her well.. [Razz]
Stewart
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 04, 2010, 02:15 AM:
 
Michael it is in the plan for this weekend... [Wink] so I won't forget about you
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 04, 2010, 10:54 PM:
 
Thursday Night February 4 2010

Super 8 Sound

Trailers:
Die Hard
Commando
Alien
Magadascar Xmas Penguins
Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording Snipe

Feature:
Mixed Company (Optical Sound)
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 05, 2010, 12:55 AM:
 
Last night DVD projection : "Le Mans", starring Steve McQueen

[ November 06, 2010, 11:06 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on February 06, 2010, 10:58 PM:
 
Derann's "Toy Story"

I showed this for some guests after dinner tonight.

We told them it was Toy Story and they said "Oh, it's just a couple of clips from the movie, right?"

They couldn't conceive of a modern feature full length on Super-8 and were amazed by it.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 07, 2010, 12:36 AM:
 
OK Michael tonight was the night..I watched THERE GOES MY HEART (1938)with Frederic March and Virginia Bruce (Patsy Kelly is the third billed)in a sort of light version of It Happened One Night...There is a special cameo at the end by Harry Langdon..A pleasant movie mainly because of Patsy's antics..There is one scene where she is selling an exercise machine called the "VIBRATO" pronounced like "vibrator" to which Patsy keeps yelling "Vibrato, Vibrato, Doesn't anyone want to buy a VIBRATOR", very funny...Not my best conditioned print but still an original..OH and I started off with one of Wayne Tuell's new BAMBI Meets Godzilla (1969)

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Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on February 07, 2010, 02:25 AM:
 
SNAP!!
I also started the night with BAMBI MEETS GODZILLA - just received from Wayne.
Main feature: PLYMOUTH ADVENTURE (1952) Very nice IB Tech print.
Both 16mm.

Dino, thanks for the pics. I haven't seen that movie at all. Is that a 16mm print?
Good ol' Patsy.
[Smile]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 07, 2010, 02:39 AM:
 
Yep both 16mm, but it has some lines that come and go....
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on February 07, 2010, 08:58 AM:
 
Thursday on Super 8mm:
Dracula (1958/3x400' and 1x600')

Friday on Blu-Ray:
Hellboy Animated: Sword Of Storms
Hellboy Animated: Blood And Iron

Saturday:
DVD: The Rescuers
SUPER 8MM: The Rescuers Down Under
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on February 07, 2010, 09:28 AM:
 
After hours of digging out from the blizzard (26" here), I warmed up with an all 16mm show. First, Chapter 11 of PANTHER GIRL OF THE KONGO with beautiful Phyllis Coates followed by the William Castle feature HOMICIDAL.
 
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 07, 2010, 11:12 AM:
 
The Quiet Man (abridged), 5x400'. Color still good!

Thomas,

That reminds me, I've been meaning to do a weekend marathon Chris Lee Dracula Super 8mm screening, starting with Horror of Dracula and finishing with Dracula AD, 1972.

Doug
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 07, 2010, 03:59 PM:
 
AV rack rebuilt and rewired... phew...

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Tonight's show on Blu-Ray : "300"
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on February 08, 2010, 11:35 PM:
 
Jean-Marc, your DTS decoder is identical to the unit in theater 10 at work, except the DTS logo is different.

We have 3 DTS theaters: 6, 8 and 10. Only 10 has the unit like yours. 6 has an older unit and 8 has a special unit for open captions.

Douglas, I have all the Chris Lee Draculas on DVD but only 2 on Super 8, (Horror Of) Dracula, and Scars Of Dracula. Scars is red but watchable and the other is pristine, thankfully!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 09, 2010, 05:18 AM:
 
How many interesting pictures where posted here eh eh eh.
I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on February 09, 2010, 06:32 AM:
 
Hi Gian, welcome back.

How was Africa? share a bit story of your trip please (at General Yak of course).

And the most important question,did you find some movies?
ps: If you were in South Africa, I am sure you will. Since 16 mm was widely used there.

cheers,
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 09, 2010, 06:35 AM:
 
Hi Winbert. Thanks a lot.
I'll write soon about this incredible experience.
No 8mm films at all there (I missed my projectors!) but I used my video equipment to shot the trip eh eh eh. Ciao.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 10, 2010, 03:54 AM:
 
I've red your post right now, Antonis.
Thanks a lot.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 10, 2010, 12:14 PM:
 
Thomas : there's an older unit than the one I run? The inner parts of this one have been upgraded last year, though.
I found the DTS disc for the Runaway Brain short I purchased from you a few months ago. I ran the print yesterday for equalization purposes. [Big Grin]

3D day, today. I'm just back from the advance screening of the stereoscopic version of Toy Story (saw it with the excellent Dolby 3D system) and getting our projector ready for a BD evening with "My Blooby Valentine". Yum.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on February 10, 2010, 05:14 PM:
 
Monday Night February 8 2010

DVD Projection

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
(a.k.a. Lady Killers)

Two young college guys who are down and out on their luck come up with the perfect plan: they will marry two old biddies and it won't be too long before the biddies bite the dust and they live happily ever after with the biddie's estate money & get the girl of their dreams.

This was one of those bargain priced DVD's, only $5.00 - with a cover photo that was too sexy to refuse. The movie is of course kind of dumb. But it had it's funny moments, such as the preacher at the wedding for example.

No Oscars for this one.......

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0376717/

-cg-
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on February 11, 2010, 04:37 AM:
 
Reels 1 through 3 of "When the North Wind Blows" on Super-8. Reels 4 through 6 tonight.

Side note: I've fallen into this very informal "movie club" at work. Every day at lunchtime they grab a conference room and show a DVD using a laptop and a video projector on the pull-down screen. This week it's been "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" in 40 minute segments.

Maybe someday I'll bring an Elmo to work....
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on February 11, 2010, 10:14 AM:
 
Jean-Marc, after looking at the one in theater 6 yesterday, it may just be a different model. It has 3 trays instead of two. One is for a trailer disc. It's also all black and has no LEDs to tell you what the unit is doing.

The open captioned unit in theater 8 is interesting in that it will actually store the discs data in it's memory so the disc itself does not need to be in the unit to work. It can hold up to 30 discs in it's memory and then dumps the last one when it reaches capacity. We keep a clipboard by it with a list of what movies are currently in the unit. I personally loaded the disc and made the entry for Crazy Heart just a week ago. The unit also has a small display that will show info like the reel # playing and elapsed runnning time. A small directional pad is right below the display and that's where you can activate the open captions.

The unit in 10 that looks like yours, is brand new and was just installed last month.

Anyway, since I got sent home early from work yesterday due to the snowstorm, I threaded up the Bell & Howell and watched the following:

Brer Rabbit & The Tar Baby
Robin Hood Rescues Maid Marian
The Rescuers Down Under (2x600' and 1x400')
 
Posted by James Wheeler (Member # 1811) on February 11, 2010, 10:15 AM:
 
This is my favorite thread on any forum! More screen shots please.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 12, 2010, 01:42 AM:
 
While I am still tuning up my Babies I took a break to watch a short...This was reportedly the last Mermaid silent comedy and a beautiful Blackhawk standard 8 print 1 x 400ft. The film is HONEYMOONIACS(1929)and stars Monte Collins and Betty Boyd who did not make many films but is adorable. Monte on the other hand made a gazillion films...It is a B/W print but I know that the original nitrate prints were entirely tinted amber (we have one at work) so I added a filter to simulate that (disregard the different hues of the pics since my camera must have been on auto white balance).

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 12, 2010, 07:23 AM:
 
Always a pleasure, Dino!
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on February 12, 2010, 01:41 PM:
 
Thursday's viewings:

On BLU-RAY:

Doctor WHO: The End Of Time Parts 1 & 2
Finally got around to seeing David Tennant's swan song as The Doctor. Great Stuff!

SUPER 8MM:

Allegheny Uprising
Very nice Blackhawk print. Hardly any wear or damage!

[ February 12, 2010, 10:06 PM: Message edited by: Thomas Murin, Jr. ]
 
Posted by Chris Smith (Member # 132) on February 13, 2010, 05:36 AM:
 
ON THE WATERFRONT in 16mm
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on February 13, 2010, 09:07 AM:
 
Friday's showings:

DVD:
Fire & Ice

Super 8mm:
Old reel I made as a kid:

Dino's Adorable (Flintstones)
THE FOLLOWING WERE TAKEN FROM KENNER MOVIE VIEWER CASSETTES:
2 Star Wars films
3 Six Million Dollar Man films
1 Peanuts cartoon

Disney reel I got from ebay last week:

The Rescuers: Albatros Airlines & The Rescue
The Aristocats Meet Scat Cat
The Black Hole: Teaser Trailer

Wrapped up the evening's viewing with:

Battlestar Galactica (1x600')
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on February 13, 2010, 10:48 AM:
 
Last night, "Lena and the Geese" (Mary Pickford, 1912)
followed by "Coffy" 400ft digest. Seeing "Black Dynamite" last week made me choose Coffy. OT, but Black Dynamite was very well done, and hilarious.
 
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on February 13, 2010, 11:00 AM:
 
COFFY has got to be the greatest blaxploitation digest ever!!

I also liked BLACK DYNAMITE too.
 
Posted by Dan Lail (Member # 18) on February 13, 2010, 02:46 PM:
 
We watched "Yellow Beard" . Optical print with good Eastman color. There was something missing from the big production. Not sure if it the gags or directing. Marty Feldman's last picture(sad).
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 13, 2010, 05:33 PM:
 
13th February 2010, Saturday

Super 8 screening night.
The programme:

Trailers
- HOCUS POCUS (scope)
- FANTASTIC FOUR (scope)
- BATMAN BEGINS (scope)
- AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (scope)

Feature
- TITANIC (reel #6)

Shorts
- ATLAS UFO ROBOT (episode: 'UNA BASE SEGRETA SULLA TERRA)
- ATLAS UFO ROBOT (episode: 'IL MOSTRO SPAZIALE')

Shots after so longtime.

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Equipment: Elmo ST 1200 HD; Sankor 16C Scope lens on Elmo 1,1
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 14, 2010, 04:11 AM:
 
Last night :
- Assorted ads and trailers (including Sherlock Holmes, Princess and the Frog)
- The Chubb Chubbs save Xmas
- Runaway Brain

[ November 06, 2010, 11:07 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on February 14, 2010, 05:48 AM:
 
Saturdaynight i screened

Once upon a wintertime 1x200ft

Mickeys Christmas carol 1x600ft

Mainfeature Peter Pan(Disney)3x600ft

All with my Elmo ST1200 HD

I had in the begin that i have my new projector some speedproblems,but i have send my projector for repair to Kunee here in the Netherlands and they repair my projector and everything works now.

http://www.kunee-instruments.com/

So if you need a repair i'am very happy with it.
[Razz] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 14, 2010, 06:46 AM:
 
Good to know about it, Jeroen. Let us know [Wink] !
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on February 14, 2010, 06:56 AM:
 
Trailer screening, to test all the new reels + the new lens:

Trailers:
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Men in Black (SCOPE)
- Wild Wild West (SCOPE)
- Hercules (SCOPE)

"Features":
- Home movie from 1978 + Newly filmed home video from 2009
- Our Gang, Follies of 1938
- Tom and Jerry, Cat Concerto
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on February 14, 2010, 08:30 AM:
 
Saturday's viewings were all on Blu-Ray:

Quantum Of Solace

Chicken Little
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 14, 2010, 09:07 AM:
 
Hi Chris, what lens are you actually using?
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on February 14, 2010, 09:10 AM:
 
Hi, Gian!

Currently, I'm using the Elmo 1.3 15-25 and a Proskar Anomorphic 16 2X scope lens [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 14, 2010, 10:59 AM:
 
Ok, thanks for telling me [Wink] .
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on February 14, 2010, 12:42 PM:
 
Hello guys,why are there people that screening movies like dvd bluray etc etc......
Forgive me but that is not super8,i watch sometimes dvd but i'll never write it on a 8mm forum.
I think i'am not the only one with this meaning,i can't help it but maby must there be a beamercorner for this.
This forum is about super8 people. [Frown]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on February 14, 2010, 01:12 PM:
 
Friday night, was another pot-pourri of recent silent std 8 comedy acquisitions: Stan Laurel in the bizzare SAVE THE SHIP,
Hank Mann in THE MESSENGER,Snub Pollard in YOU ARE PINCHED, Eddie Boland in GREEK MEETS GREEK,Billy Ruge and "Babe" Hardy in HUNGRY HEARTS,Chester Conklin in A ONE NIGHT STAND,Ford Sterling in THE BOWLING MATCH, Ben Turpin in THE EYES HAVE IT and Bobby Vernon and Gloria Swanson in THE SULTAN'S WIFE.
Saturday night, at a friend's house, VIVA LAS VEGAS, 16 mm,excellent color but unfortunately flat.
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on February 14, 2010, 05:51 PM:
 
Jeroen, just because the forum is called "8mm Forum" does not mean we cannot discuss digital formats or what we watched on those formats. Super 8 is the primary format of discussion here but it would be a serious joy killer if we could not discuss any other format for fear of being kicked off.

Speaking for myself, if this forum suddenly forbids discussion of digital formats, you can consider me gone forever.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on February 14, 2010, 08:41 PM:
 
Had an unusually long film festival tonight with a friend over. Started with sound, ended with sound. Some great silent stuff in between.

Here's the program as it ended up, planned as it went along:

Lonesome Lenny (Tex Avery cartoon, 1946)
One Week (Buster Keaton, 1920)
The Great Train Robbery (1903)
Some animations I did in the 1980's. Color is still great.
The Crazy Ray (1923)
Coffy (400 ft Ken digest)
Beatles promo film for "Revolution"
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on February 14, 2010, 09:46 PM:
 
Last night I ran a new 200ft Super8 Derann print about 9 minutes long I bought last year "A Train For Christmas" the colour was a bit on the blue side, my full 16mm 25 minute I have of the same title is a bit red....cant win "drat" [Roll Eyes] however I am happy to have both [Smile] visited the actual locomotive last week.

After the film side was over we watched "The Time Machine" 1960 projected on the Sanyo Z1 VP, very good 5:1 sound by the way.

Jeroen although technically it is a 8mm forum I always find it interesting what other people like to watch, it doesn't bother me if its eg 8mm, 9.5mm, 35mm, 70mm, VP or whatever, each to there own. It does make things a bit more interesting though, dont you think?.....jeepers come to think about it [Roll Eyes] I was talking about triple expansion steam engines on the Yak section [Eek!] [Wink]

Graham. [Smile]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 15, 2010, 02:51 AM:
 
Panayotis is your Greek meets Greek the 200ft Metro version?

I had a similar standard 8 marathon this afternoon with my wife who was in and out of sleep....We were both tired.

GODDESS OF SAGEBRUSH (1912, DW Griffith w/ Blanche Sweet) 1 x 200ft Entertainment Films

THE WRONG MR. FOX (1917, Victor Moore comedy) 1 x 200ft Blackhawk

A SUBMARINE PIRATE (1915, Syd Chaplin comedy) 1 x 400ft Perry's

CRIME CONTROL (1941, Robert Benchley) 1 x 200ft sound Blackhawk

ZUDORA-EP 8-A FOILED ELOPEMENT (1914, Thanhouser serial) 1 x 200ft Blackhawk

PEARL OF THE ARMY EP 10-SILENT MENACE UNMASKED (1916, Pearl White serial) 2 x 200ft Regent

THUMB PRINTS AND DIAMONDS (1914, Myers & Theby dramedy) 1 x 200ft Blackhawk

HOPE (1922, Mary Astor drama) 2 x 200ft Entertainment films

THE THIRTEENTH JUROR (1927, Anna Q. Nilsson, Francis X. Bushman) 6 x 200ft Entertainment Films

I posted pics of the shorts over on kev's site so here is the feature, which had some really nice imagery in addition to a good little redemption murder courtroom drama....and no I didn't accidentally post a pic from Cat and the Canary, Martha Mattox just looks like she is playing the same character......

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Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on February 15, 2010, 03:30 AM:
 
No film at all this weekend -spent the weekend watching Griffith/Biograph shorts on Youtube.
Sorry Jeroen, but there ya go. I'm not likely to see these shorts anywhere else!
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on February 15, 2010, 05:37 AM:
 
Dino
First,thanks for THE WANDERING JEW, I'll be waiting for it.
Second,yes,GREEK MEETS GREEK is the Metro 200 ft version in its original box.A dark print,but then, you never know (knew) what to expect from those second rate companies (Metro, Atlas etc) with all those mouthwatering rare titles. Imagine my surprise when,in exchange for another film, I got, in its original box, an Atlas Chaplin comedy titled CHARLEY ON THE FARM and discovered it was a Pat Sullivan Chaplin cartoon ! !

On another subject. Remember when you informed me that A1 Video had an 8mm copy of the Milburn Morante comedy,STEPPING ON THE GAS? That was in November. I e-mailed Alex Bartosh with a big order of film titles. He answered immediately. He remembered me from the past when I was buying films from him (and he was o.k.) and said he'd gather the titles and would call me back. Ten days afterwards I wrote him back asking if he had forgotten me. He again answered immediately with the same answer. On January 3rd,I wrote him for the last time,asking him if he didn't care for my good money or for selling the films to me. He again answered immediately, and politely as always,that now that the holidays are over he would look over his boxes and find the titles for me (!!!). Of course,once more, nothing happened. Of course,now I don't want any deals with him and he can shove his films where it's due. I am writing this as a warning of "don't bother with him" to all forum members. Did you or any other member have a similar experience with him ?
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on February 15, 2010, 09:06 AM:
 
It don't bother me don't understand me wrong please,but personal i'am more interrested in super8.
I watch dvd also and you tube [Wink]
But sometimes as i will reading quick and i see a title that people watch then i miss the dvdthing,and there i go,i'am looking for a new title but didn't see that the one watch a dvd [Frown]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 15, 2010, 02:29 PM:
 
Panayotis....Alex is a great guy but like many he is forgetful of emails....I have had many great deals with him but I realize that it can sometimes take 3-4 months for it to work out...If you call his phone number it is usually a machine and you can leave a message reminding him...You just need patience with him and you'll get some great films...His main business is the video/dvd and the films are a secondary sale of items he has to go and first check on in storage and then retrieve....
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on February 15, 2010, 05:46 PM:
 
Sunday Night: show to about 20 people from my camping group at a rented retreat house on Shelter Island, New York.

All Super-8:

Mickey's Fire Brigade
Busy Bodies (Laurel and Hardy)
The Engine Driver
Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper
Jennings Point (My own film about the same weekend in 2004, on Plus-X with a music track on EVT Magnetics sound stripe)

Getting two projectors and my 92" wide screen in the van along with all the weekend gear and four people was kind of a 3 dimensional jigsaw puzzle.

We are considering donating a wide screen to the camp.
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on February 15, 2010, 10:19 PM:
 
Valentine's Day showing:

On DVD:
For Love Or Money

Excellent romantic comedy with Michael J. Fox. I hadn't seen it before but it's a funny, charming movie! Highly recommended!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 15, 2010, 10:20 PM:
 
Last night on 16mm: "Cricket and the Tuba' (Czech animation from the 70s)
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 17, 2010, 01:37 AM:
 
Mel Brooks super 8 show on tuesday:
- Blazing Saddles (Warner 400ft)
- Silent Movie (Piccolo 400ft)
- Young Frankenstein (Piccolo 400ft)
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on February 17, 2010, 08:34 AM:
 
Last night was a 16mm double feature night...

Started with Ed Wood's Bride of The Monster and finished with a LPP Death Race 2000.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 17, 2010, 08:44 AM:
 
Death Race 2000? Now I'm jealous.... [Eek!]
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on February 17, 2010, 08:51 PM:
 
Tonight on Super 8:

Race For a Life (Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, 1912)
Lena and the Geese (Mary Pickford, 1913)
Cops (Keaton, 1922)

Death Race 2000 would be incredibly cool to have on film. I'm jealous too.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 18, 2010, 06:42 AM:
 
Finally...

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S trailer.

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Equipment: Elmo GS 1200 XENON; Elmo 1.0
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on February 18, 2010, 04:06 PM:
 
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Last night I gave the B/H 16mm slot loader a workout with two Scope features that I have not watched in a long while. It might seem strange that just after buying the Blu-ray of "Capricorn One" I should decide to watch the 16mm print which stange as it sounds looks better..."screen is 9ft wide"
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Hal Holbrook and James Brolin
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not exactly "Mars" [Roll Eyes]
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The Boeing Stearman Bi-plane in the movie was flown by Frank Tallman with some of the best arial stunts ever to be caught on film, even with clever camera angles he really did fly that plane very close to the ground and this is where the Scope format is brilliant. Frank Tallman was killed in a plane crash shortly after this fim was made.
Derann did release some of the flying from this movie in "This Is Scope" Super8 200footer and its very good.
Capricorn One was released in 1978 and is a Peter Hyams film incidently Jerry Goldsmith did a brilliant soundtrack for this movie.
Well the second feature that night was.......
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when you watch this film and although the effects are good, its the actors like Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing etc that really made this film a success.
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The print is a bit faded but still fun to watch its been about 12 years since we last ran it well I hope to have time to watch a 16mm Scope print of "Return Of The Jedi" next week.

Graham.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 18, 2010, 06:21 PM:
 
Stunning shots, Graham!

Tonight it was time for:

THE LION KING promo (Elton John singing CAN'T YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT);
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S trailer;
JURASSIC PARK (finally re-recorded into Italian, STEREO sound. Great quality, both video and audio).

Equipment: Elmo GS 1200 #1; Elmo 1,1.
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on February 19, 2010, 04:28 AM:
 
Thanks Gian

I notice your Elton John "Lion King" promo, [Smile] I to have a copy I bought new from Derann when they first released it. Over the years I haven't come across any used prints for sale, its a really nice Super8 short with a good mix of live and animation with good music and a complete number from Elton as well, I have never come across this excellent short released anywhere else.

Graham.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 19, 2010, 05:12 AM:
 
More than welcome, Graham.
And of course, I agree that 'video clip' is a nice title in my/our collections.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on February 19, 2010, 09:55 AM:
 
Last night was The Great Texas Dynamite Chase. Had to get my Claudia Jennings in LPP fix [Razz]

For what it is worth my last screening of Death Race, may very well be my last. I have it on Fleabay and I have a strong feeling it may sell.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 19, 2010, 03:19 PM:
 
19th February 2010, Friday

Super 8 screening evening with Disney's THE ARISTOCATS by Derann, printed on LPP, re-recorded in STEREO. Stunning!

Pictures as usual.

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Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on February 19, 2010, 03:24 PM:
 
So! A few days ago, I recieved my very first (proper) feature; the 1939 classic "Gullivers Travels"! :-)

So, due to my projector being at home and not at my fiancee's place, where the screening room is, so I set me up a mini-home-theater in my bedroom [Wink]

Below are screens of the setup and film.

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Now that final picture there I included because I found it to be quite interesting. Two completely different generations of media, side-by-side [Big Grin]

And last, but not least, I fashioned me a MacGyver-style box for the film I recieved!

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 19, 2010, 03:29 PM:
 
Bravo Chris [Wink] !
 
Posted by Christian Bjorgen (Member # 1780) on February 19, 2010, 03:37 PM:
 
The odd thing is that the print is beet red, faded to smithereens, on good ol' Eastman Kodak, BUT now and then it has several feet of pretty good colour, sometimes close to no fade at all, and there's no splices [Confused]

And that's on all four reels [Razz]
 
Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on February 20, 2010, 12:39 PM:
 
Friday on DVD:

Spy Kids

Spy Kids 2: Island Of Lost Dreams
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 21, 2010, 01:59 AM:
 
Tonight a 16mm screening of DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985) just prior to listing it on ebay as a buy it now for $150 ..It is a gorgeous LPP theatrical print and this is the only time it has been screened....

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 21, 2010, 03:10 AM:
 
Last night on 16mm :
- Bambi meets Godzilla (new print recently acquired from Wayne)
- The Adventures of Mr Toad (gorgeous, near mint print)

Blu-Ray:
- The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
 
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on February 21, 2010, 10:33 AM:
 
Last nights screenings:

"The Electric Horseman" 2x400

"Singin' In The Rain", full feature

"Invasion Of The Body Snatchers", 1956, full feature
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on February 21, 2010, 10:58 AM:
 
Last night watched a VHS of "The Incredible Shrinking Man." First time seeing the whole movie (I have the 400ft digest). It was pan & scan though.

I also rented a VHS of "Earth vs the Flying Saucers" which I'll watch tonight.
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on February 21, 2010, 01:54 PM:
 
Anyone need to score points with the wife...get Dino's DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN. You would be amazed what prints can show up at the door with no complaints after you screen DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN. [Cool]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on February 21, 2010, 04:31 PM:
 
Yep...I think my wife is unhappy this one is leaving the collection...Cute but bored 80's suburban lady falls for edgy cool projectionist movie guy.......IT's our life on celluloid....Guess once I pay off the car bill I'll have to start looking for Valley Girl... [Smile]
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 22, 2010, 01:38 AM:
 
Last night :
- Predator 2

[ November 06, 2010, 11:08 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on February 22, 2010, 07:08 AM:
 
Hi folks,

I'm back !!!!!!

Screened King Kong starring Fay Wray some days ago.
Not one of my best prints, but a really classic movie [Big Grin]

Projector:
Bauer T 50 Sound with Schneider-Kreuznach MC Xenovaron 1:1,1/11-30mm

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 22, 2010, 11:27 AM:
 
WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!
 
Posted by Christopher Allison (Member # 1867) on February 22, 2010, 01:23 PM:
 
Last night I screened 'Nosferatu". I've never seen this movie, so watching it on super 8mm was an awesome treat. It also had a musical score, which sounded great and was appropriate for the film. I might watch it again tonight.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on February 23, 2010, 02:25 AM:
 
Thanks, Gian.
Hope, there will be time to screen films [Big Grin]
I have "The fall of the roman empire" and "Scrooge" to re-record in german language.
Shots will follow at "control-screening". [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 23, 2010, 05:16 PM:
 
23rd February 2010, Tuesday

Super 8 screening night with the Japanese Anime LE NUOVE AVVENTURE DI CAPITAN HARLOCK (Uchū kaizoku Kyaputen Hārokku) by Shigeyuki Hayashi, issued by Sil.Ma and printed on 5*600ft reels, Kodak SP stock (1979).

Amazing soundtrack (so far from usual Anime) by Seiji Yokoyama (Captain Harlock Soundtrack/FOR THE LOVE OF MANKIND - YouTube). You MUST listen to this.

Screen shots as usual.

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Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on February 24, 2010, 04:22 AM:
 
After having my GS1200 back in working order, I celebrated by watching my "new" optical print of The Woman In Red, bought from Dan Lail via ebay.
I had not seen this film since I showed it at the cinema when it was new in the early eighties. It was a real nostalgia trip.
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on February 24, 2010, 08:40 AM:
 
Last night I watched The Snowman, I followed that with the Disney cartoon short On Ice. Ok I know that Christmas is over but I just received these prints a few days ago.

On Ice does seem appropriate though with the Winter Olympics going on in Vancouver.

Living on the Gulf Coast I only see snow, in real life, maybe once every fifteen or twenty years.
 
Posted by Christopher Allison (Member # 1867) on February 24, 2010, 04:11 PM:
 
Hey Lars-Goran,
I remember the seeing that on E-bay. Didn't win (obviously) but that is one movie I need to add to my "wanted" list.
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on February 25, 2010, 03:36 AM:
 
Hi Christopher,
I wish I could say I was sorry you didn't win, but for some reason I can't [Big Grin] !
Hope you will find another copy.
 
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 26, 2010, 11:41 AM:
 
Guy,

"Living on the Gulf Coast I only see snow, in real life, maybe once every fifteen or twenty years."

This is the view outside my window today. I guess I could have stepped outside to take a picture but....naw.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 26, 2010, 01:09 PM:
 
Thanks for sharing, Doug! [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 26, 2010, 04:01 PM:
 
26th February 2010, Friday

Super 8 screening night with ICE AGE by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge (USA 2002).

Letterboxed edition issued on 5*600ft reels, acetate stock; re-recorded in excellent STEREO sound.

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Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 27, 2010, 10:22 AM:
 
Gian,

What a beautiful looking print! I'm about to thread up Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps".

Doug
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on February 27, 2010, 12:35 PM:
 
Gian,this is a great movie,on s8?i never see this one before [Confused]
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on February 27, 2010, 01:03 PM:
 
Doug,

What part of the city is that?
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on February 27, 2010, 01:28 PM:
 
I had a WWII theme, first two cartoons: Spirit of '43 and Blitz Wolf . Followed by the feature of The Sea Wolves , recently bought from fellow forum member Jean-Christophe Deblock.
 
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 27, 2010, 01:47 PM:
 
Jeroen,

"Ice Age" is a German import.

Michael,

I'm on the east side of Manhattan, not far from Central Park.

Doug
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on February 27, 2010, 02:17 PM:
 
Thanks Doug - it's just that I recognise the area.
[Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on February 27, 2010, 03:21 PM:
 
Thanks Doug. A very good print indeed.

Jeroen, our Doug already wrote about the print [Wink] .

I should definitely come to New York city, this year, Doug. There will the chance to meet [Big Grin] .
Ciao!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on February 27, 2010, 05:52 PM:
 
Ok thanks Gian! [Wink]
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on February 28, 2010, 10:07 AM:
 
Last night I watched Mystery of the Mary Celeste. One of the more easy to find Blackhawk features.

It is a much better film than I thought it would be. Bela Lugosi is great as always. The movie was filmed on a real clipper ship.

There are, surprisingly, quite a few muscial numbers; all seafaring songs of course.

The print is pretty sharp; better than most from this time period.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on February 28, 2010, 10:09 AM:
 
Last night, "The Blacksmith" and "The Musketeers if Pig Alley."
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on March 02, 2010, 09:09 AM:
 
Monday night March 1st

SOMEWHERE IN TIME

Chistopher Reeve - Jane Seymour

DVD Projection

For those who are wondering February was a very busy month. I didn't have much time for weekly screenings like I normally do. Not to worry - everything's been good otherwise.

-cg-
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on March 02, 2010, 11:04 AM:
 
John,

Do you have "MUSKETEERS" on 16mm, or was it an 8mm print?
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on March 02, 2010, 02:37 PM:
 
Michael,

It's a Super-8 Blackhawk. It was a library print that has been very well taken care of. It has a safety leader that must have been added when it was new because the original leader is very long and undamaged. I just received it last week.

John
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on March 02, 2010, 04:52 PM:
 
Excellent.

I really need to start collecting Super 8 as well as 16. There's a lot of silent era stuff on 8 that's hard to come by on 16mm.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on March 04, 2010, 09:26 AM:
 
Last weekend we had a nice program of treasures from the unforgettable 1980's! Trailers, digests, and a full length feature, all on super 8 (of course, what else [Wink] ).

Here's the line-up:

Saturday Night Fever trailer, Canterbury Films (o.k., I know, this one's from the 70's [Roll Eyes] ).

XANADU digest, Universal 8.

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-Officer and a Gentleman
-World According to Garp
-Flashdance

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 04, 2010, 09:31 AM:
 
Flashdance trailer... I'd like to have one print of that, James! [Eek!]
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on March 04, 2010, 09:59 AM:
 
Its a beautiful trailer Gian!

And here's more images:

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 04, 2010, 11:24 AM:
 
Wish I could find a copy. Who issued it?
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on March 04, 2010, 11:35 AM:
 
I would like a copy of Flashdance trailer too. There is a clip from Flashdance on the final reel of 'Thats Dancing' full feature along with Michael Jackson 'Beat It'.

Graham S
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on March 04, 2010, 11:41 AM:
 
Showed an "R" rated trailer for the "X" rated Cinderella, and Death Ship. To my surprise, Death Ship's color was outstanding. Death ship was released in early to mid '80. My print is on leftover '79 eastman stock. No markings for for SP, and before LPP if I recall correctly.
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on March 04, 2010, 12:28 PM:
 
Those last three trailers, Officer, Garp, and Flashdance, were all released by JEF Films. Beautiful colors and sound (low-fade, of course). I whish I had bought many more from him, but was expensive at that time (mid-80's).

AND NOW, OUR FEATURE PRESENTATION-

"ALIENS" (Derann print).

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Thats all, hope you enjoyed the show!

James.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 04, 2010, 01:57 PM:
 
Definitely yes. Great great great pictures, James.
Thanks for sharing.
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on March 04, 2010, 08:32 PM:
 
James
Those are brilliant shots the print looks really good "Aliens" was one of the best films to come out in the 80s and is a favourite of mine Sigourney Weaver and cast were great, real edge of the seat stuff and a movie that has plenty of repeatability... wish I had a print [Smile]

Graham.
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on March 04, 2010, 11:15 PM:
 
Thursday March 4 2010

AMERICAN GRAFFITI

Super 8 Optical sound letterboxed

This print is listed for sale in the selling section. Slightly pink. Not as bad as I thought. But yes, it is fading.

Price now reduced down to $150.00 + postage

prfcg2 (at) aol dot com
 
Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on March 05, 2010, 05:31 AM:
 
Thank you guys, and Gian YOU were my inspiration for taking screen shots! After all the great shots you gave us in the past, I had to do it!

I still have to "tweek" the process a little bit. My focus is a little soft in some shots, wich doesn't reflect the true sharpness of these prints in some cases, but I'll get it right some time [Wink] .

About Aliens-

Yes, this is a great Derann print, and very repeatable. Graham, these prints come up used from time to time, and Derann still may have new prints, so you should be able to find a print some day.

James.
 
Posted by Daniel Beijar (Member # 1577) on March 05, 2010, 01:59 PM:
 
I have recently shown my new find: Mickey Mouse The Fifty First Years. I am sure that you are familiar with it as it have been discussed here on this forum a number of times, but I am finally the owner of one copy. The films itself is in great condition, and why wouldn't it be sense nobody have projected it before me. It was still in it's original plastic warp. I opened it because I bought it to show the film and not keep it as a collectors item. I have seen this film quite often on e-bay with very different prices, some high some low, but I think I got it for a good price of 7,99 pounds. I most say that it almost felt like Christmas here, and by that I mean that we always watch Disney's Christmas Special "Donald Duck And His Friends" on the television here in Scandinavia sense it have been a Christmas television tradition for many years.
 
Posted by Christopher Allison (Member # 1867) on March 05, 2010, 02:54 PM:
 
quote:
Last night, "The Blacksmith" and "The Musketeers if Pig Alley.
Hey John,
"the blacksmith" is that on a compilation? How did you come across that short, if you don't mind me asking.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 05, 2010, 03:15 PM:
 
Oh please, James!!!
And anyway your shots are good enough to have an idea about the prints [Wink] . Ciao.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on March 06, 2010, 09:29 AM:
 
Christopher,

"The Blacksmith" is a complete Buster Keaton short, 400ft, by Blackhawk. It's pretty easy to find on Ebay most of the time. "Cops" seems to be more common, "One Week" a little less common. The Blacksmith to me is the least interesting of the three, but it has its moments. I got mine on Ebay just recently.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 06, 2010, 04:34 PM:
 
6th March 2010, Saturday.

Super 8 screening night with George A. Romero's ZOMBI (European/Argento's cut for 'DAWN OF THE DEAD', 1978).

Italian ex rental print issued on 6*600ft reels on Kodak SP.
Hope some of the following sceen captures won't upset anybody.

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Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on March 07, 2010, 02:37 PM:
 
Bravo Gian, I love that film [Big Grin] Best I have ever found for sale has been a laser disk.
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on March 07, 2010, 03:10 PM:
 
Optical feature of Conduct Unbecoming . Drama set in India in 1878 with a horde of great brittish actors. (and one american)
 
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on March 07, 2010, 03:31 PM:
 
Let's see, it was trailer and digest night last night for us, thanks to my friends Dan and Mark. AND, I finally have an excellent scope bracket for my GS, so it was a good mix of stuff:

Trailer reel:

Star Wars Trilogy (Scope and in stereo)
El Cid (extra long Scope)
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Superman (this is the original teaser from 1977 plugging it coming 'this Christmas)
E.T. (original release)
Jurassic Park ( 2 versions, in stereo)
Aliens
The Fly
The Elephant Man
Dune
Paradise
Star Trek III The Search for Spock
My Fair Lady
Space Hunter
Peter Pan
Snow White
King Kong (RKO)
African Queen
Rollerball

Digests:

The Magnificant Seven (Scope)
Star Wars (Scope)

Black Sunday (3x400)

and... more trailers are on the way from the UK.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 07, 2010, 04:34 PM:
 
Thanks Wayne. Not the best (I'm now referring to my print), but better than nothing [Wink] !
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 08, 2010, 01:53 AM:
 
Gian, you definitely have to come over some day... I have a great Agfa print of Zombie. The UFA three-parter is also great (see my post in the review section).

Last night on BD: Bronson
Amazing film and mindblowing performance by actor Tom Hardy.

[ November 06, 2010, 11:09 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 08, 2010, 03:04 AM:
 
Don't tell me, Jean.
You'll see I will, one day!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 12, 2010, 05:24 PM:
 
12th February 2010, Friday

16mm screening night with my FAVORITE Disney's: THE BLACK CAULDRON (1985).
Gorgeous print on Eastman LPP. Unfortunately not in scope. But, boy, this made me really happy.

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Posted by Larry Arpin (Member # 744) on March 12, 2010, 08:06 PM:
 
Wow, Gian, nice looking print of THE BLACK CAULDRON.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 13, 2010, 02:05 AM:
 
Grazie Larry [Wink] !
 
Posted by Antonis Galanakis (Member # 1455) on March 13, 2010, 02:45 AM:
 
Gian Luca
really great print + great new projector!
I am happy for you. Well done!!!

Antonis
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 13, 2010, 03:03 AM:
 
Thanks Antonis.
I have to fix that problem with the belt. But I'm satisfied with all new purchases.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on March 13, 2010, 03:58 AM:
 
Nice looking print, Gian.
[Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 13, 2010, 04:04 AM:
 
Grazie Michael. I'm very satisfied indeed.
You couldn't imagine how sad I was because of this not existing on 8mm...
And now [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] !
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on March 13, 2010, 04:20 AM:
 
How are you enjoying 16mm so far?

I'm looking forward to your review of Dino's DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN. That sure looked like a lovely print.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 13, 2010, 04:55 AM:
 
Not delivered yet [Frown] .
Cannot wait to receive also EAST OF EDEN eh eh eh...
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on March 13, 2010, 05:33 AM:
 
Was it possible to watch 16mm at home?great pictures Gian!
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 13, 2010, 05:54 AM:
 
Hi Jeroen.
Of couse it was eh eh. Love this movie! Thanks my friend!
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on March 13, 2010, 09:03 PM:
 
Last night, for some friends:
The Crazy Ray (1923)
The Cuckoo Clock (Tex Avery cartoon)
Bold King Cole (Weird Felix the Cat color cartoon from the '30s)
King Size Canary (Tex Avery cartoon)

Later, just for me & wife: Dangerous Females (1929)

Tonight, screened my new acquisition:
Dizzy Heights and Daring Hearts (1916)
 
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on March 13, 2010, 10:14 PM:
 
Well OK this might not really apply, but I must mention it

SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE

35mm Cinemascope Dolby Digital

New release at the American cinema today.

Cute blonde - funny comedy love story.

If you feel this post is not in the right spot because I did not run it at home tell me and I will not post my night out at the cinema again.
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on March 13, 2010, 11:06 PM:
 
Our last screening was a good and long one, all S8mm. Started with some Blackhawk silents, A Girl and Her Trust & Boobs In The Woods. Next up was a Blackhawk OUR GANG Little Daddy. Then came a Calamity Jane preview trailer, Star Wars condensed best of reel, Roger Rabbit in Tummy Trouble, a theater mobile phone spoof announcement, then The Warriors complete feature.

Pictures were from my camera phone and are very bad quality compared to what we saw on the screen. [Frown]

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Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on March 14, 2010, 03:57 AM:
 
Wayne,
Who released THE WARRIORS on S8?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 14, 2010, 04:54 AM:
 
I knew about a digest, not about the feature. Same question, Wayne. Any idea? Thanks.
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on March 14, 2010, 09:41 AM:
 
Last night I saw Raise the Titanic feature.

Btw, The Warriors feature was released by Marketing, I was thinking of bying a copy myself, but they went bust before I had time to do it.
 
Posted by Barrie Didham (Member # 1741) on March 14, 2010, 11:31 AM:
 
Sadly it was my last night with the Sankyo 700,i've just sold her,as i expect to have my ST-1200HD M+O anyday now.

Watched a few cartoons then Callan followed by stunning Brigitte Bardot in Shalako

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Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on March 14, 2010, 09:07 PM:
 
Yes, The Warriors is a marketing film. They released a 400'(333') selected scenes, 3X400' abridged featurette version, and 5X400' full feature.

I have had them all over the last several years. I personally think the color popped on the screen the best in the 3X400' version for what ever reason....

For what it is worth, I got it in a trade from Patrick W. who had it up for trade for a long time on this site.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 15, 2010, 08:34 AM:
 
Thanks Wayne. Did not know about the full feature.
 
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on March 15, 2010, 12:21 PM:
 
Oh, I've been looking for The Warriors for a while now.... tried twice for the 3x400, but was always too late. It's been quite some time since I've seen a full feature pop up.
 
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on March 16, 2010, 12:32 AM:
 
The colors on my print of "The Warriors" feature have held up pretty well.

Doug
 
Posted by Damien Taylor (Member # 1337) on March 16, 2010, 04:50 AM:
 
Had a 35mm night with a couple of mates last night, got through a reel of daters, snipes and tags and through a 50's New Zealand Newsreel. Was playing a 'fruitcake reel' made of random found footage when the tension on the feed reel was lost and 5 layers of film tried to make their way through the projector at once. This ended the night early, but thankfully it was essentially scrap film and the projector is was ok.
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on March 20, 2010, 09:01 AM:
 
Last night:
Finders Keepers optical feature.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on March 20, 2010, 11:39 AM:
 
Thursday night, watched my new acquisitions with my wife:

Teddy at the Throttle (1917) - silent 400ft
St. Louis Blues (1929) - sound 400ft
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 25, 2010, 06:47 PM:
 
25th March 2010, Thursday

16mm screening night with Elia Kazan's EAST OF EDEN starring James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris (USA 1955).

Gorgeous IB TECH print on 3*1600ft reels.

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Posted by Larry Arpin (Member # 744) on March 26, 2010, 09:32 PM:
 
Wow, Gian! That's a beautiful looking print. Too bad James Dean wasn't able to continue with his acting. I remember seeing an interview of Elia Kazan saying that Raymond Massey and his wife went over the script 'tooth and comb' until he knew it real well, but James Dean used to ad lib and Massey just hated him for it. So the angry that he expresses for Cal is real.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 27, 2010, 03:02 AM:
 
Thanks a lot, Larry.
Very interesting reading about that. I did not know.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 27, 2010, 06:22 PM:
 
27th March 2010, Saturday

Super 8 screening night.
The programme:

TRAILER:
- Beauty and the Best # 2
- New York, New York

SHORT:
- One Man Band (Scope - Pixar)

FEATURE:
- Little shop of Horrors by Frank Oz (optical airlines print probably on Kodak SP).

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(I did not use the same camera I normally do, so pics are more or less, this time).

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Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on March 28, 2010, 03:09 PM:
 
Last night, Little Orphan Annie on super 8. I recently obtained this feature and watched it for the first time. A charming little B movie from 1932.
 
Posted by Barrie Didham (Member # 1741) on March 28, 2010, 11:14 PM:
 
Super Cops
MGM
1974
Optical
Super 8
4x400 Feature on 2 very full Elmo 800,s

I believe its an Airline copy as it had Asian Subs.

It hadnt faded too much and was in good shape,not the greatest print though.
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on March 29, 2010, 06:59 PM:
 
Last screening was about 45 minutes of intermissions and snipes checking the lab's work...tonight will be a t.v. print of Convoy.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 30, 2010, 05:31 PM:
 
30th March 2010, Tuesday.

Super 8 screening night with Disney's THE LION KING (1994) issued by Derann.
This print is simply A M A Z I N G.

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Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on March 31, 2010, 12:57 AM:
 
Strange coincidence, Gian, I screened the opening scene of LK yesterday...

[ November 06, 2010, 11:10 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 31, 2010, 03:11 AM:
 
Indeed, Jean-Marc.
Something similar had happened last year when you went to that Goblin concert while I was screening 'Profondo Rosso' eh eh eh.
Talk to you soon about that u.k. [Wink] .
 
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on March 31, 2010, 05:16 PM:
 
Gian.... great shots of LSOH and LK..... I'm about to begin to remove the mag stripe on my LSOH print, a nice spring/summer project, I suppose. I bought the print knowing it was inferior, but the original optical track is still there. Kevin F had suggested acetone to remove stripe on another thread, only on polyester prints of course). I love the stereo sound, but of course I can sync it witht he DVD for better audio. I love this film! When I ran this at my theatre in 1986, we actually built our own Audrey II.... that was a lot of fun! Wish I had kept pictures.... but they all went to Corporate.

Still looking for my Lion King.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on March 31, 2010, 05:42 PM:
 
A real pity you did not have any pic, Greg!
Did you stripe the LSOH yourself?
Hope you will be in a position to sort that job.
Thanks for all compliments, btw.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on April 01, 2010, 04:05 PM:
 
Double feature show last night:
TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS,super 8 Davelyn print,not the best I have seen,rather dark and contrasty.
PARDON US,std 8 Blackhawk print,rather light but nice one.
Plus THE CAT'S ME-OUCH. The only Chuck Jones Tom & Jerry that I have, as I dislike Jones' approach to my most beloved cartoon characters,and as much as I admire Jones for his entire body of work at Warners. Nice super 8 print from Steve Villarino.
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on April 02, 2010, 09:40 AM:
 
Epic day yesterday Gone With The Wind feature.

I have had this copy since 1986, (first feature I bought direct from Derann) and yesterday was acctually the first time I saw it in it's original version, as it was supposed to be.
What the h*** do I mean??

When I bought it I was somewhat saddened to se that all the music, overture, intermission play-out, entr'acte and exit music, was missing. I thought that they atleast could have kept the entr'acte since it's only 90 seconds long.

In 1993 I bought the soundtrack on CD, and it contained the overture, entr'acte and exit music. I promtly recorded this and added to the film, but still the intermission organmusic was missing. Only last year when I bought the film in the 4 disc DVD box I was able to get this piece of elusive music. Being a bit of a procrastinator, it took me untill a couple of weeks ago to record this music. And yesterday it was time for the first showing of the now complete film. The runningtime is now 233 minutes.

If they only had not used a metrocolor neg but a technicolor one, and had the correct titles, the ones where the letters of the title sweeps across the background, I would have ben really happy.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 02, 2010, 05:09 PM:
 
2nd April 2010, Friday.

Super 8 screening night with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID issued by Derann.
Not the best Disney on super 8 (in terms of quality), but great fun anyway.

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Posted by Thomas Murin, Jr. (Member # 1745) on April 02, 2010, 10:54 PM:
 
Been a while since I've posted in this thread. I've been busy with my new Elmo 16-AL. [Big Grin] So, here's what I've been watching in 16mm:

Last Friday:

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow (1978/TV)
This low budget TV movie is a excellent version of the classic story. Good acting, direction and writing all combine for fine entertainment. Jeff Goldblum is perhaps the best Ichabod Crane ever with his tall lanky form. This has long been a favorite of mine.

Print is in decent shape with faint scratches throughout. Color has not faded but warmed though flesh tones become normal in reel 3 and stay that way for the rest of the movie. Focus is razor sharp.

Last Saturday:

The Time Machine (1978/TV)
Good low budget version of H.G. Wells' novel. A bit more adventures than other versions with the time traveller also visiting the 1600's and the early 1900's.

Print is good. Scratched throughout with reel 1 being the worse but not unwatchable. Color has faded a bit and only slightly warmed. Focus ranges from sharp to soft due to the large number of optical effects. I'm happy with it.

The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1979/TV)
Low budget version starring Martin Landau and Robert Hays benefits from atmospheric direction and an excellent performance by Landau as Roderick Usher.

Print is in good shape with faint scratches throughout. Color is a bit faded and slightly warmed. Focus is good but not as sharp as I would like.

Wednesday:

The Mouse And His Child
1977 animated feature in which the title toy wind-up mice and their adventures in seeking to become "self-winding". Not really a kids movie as it has little action and is philosophical in nature. However, if you don't expect a "Toy Story" type of movie, this movie's rewards are great.

Print is scratched throughout but perfectly watchable. Color has not faded but has slightly warmed. Focus is sharp. Only 3 splices in the whole print. Considering how very rare this movie is, it's in excellent condition and I'm very happy with it.

Thursday:

Mowgli's Brothers
1976 animated TV special from Chuck Jones. Darker and more serious than Disney's Jungle Book, this is nonetheless terrific in it's own right.

Color has not faded but has turned red, not too bad though. Print is otherwise in good condition. Some warping affects the focus but only for the first couple of minutes. It's decent enough.

Grizzly Adams: "The Renewal"
This feature length (75 minutes) episode of the short lived but popular TV series has Adams and his friends preparing for the arrival of spring and, of course, Easter. This has everything you could ask for in an Easter special, colored eggs, rabbits, Indian rituals, and a telling of the story of Jesus. Excellent family entertainment.

Print is excellent! Zero scratches, color is not faded and only slightly warmed. Focus is razor sharp showcasing the beautiful landscapes of Utah in all their glory!
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on April 03, 2010, 03:59 AM:
 
Hi Gian,better then mine,it is shocking but i'am over it now!
In spain they go restore it now in a mean while!
[Big Grin]
Tonight i watch my new rescuers and i must enjoy it extra because it costs me a lot of money extra(tax)
[Frown]

Jeroen
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 03, 2010, 05:35 AM:
 
Hi Jeroen.
What's the problem with yours MERMAID?
Any chance to see some screen shots from your print?

Let us know if you'll be happy with your RDU.
Ciao.
And happy Easter (too you and all members) [Wink] .
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on April 03, 2010, 05:54 AM:
 
Happy Easter also you and everyone!
Tonight i put a screenshot!
I send you an PM ok [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 03, 2010, 05:08 PM:
 
3rd April 2010, Saturday

Super 8 screening night with Disney's SLEEPING BEAUTY by Derann, 3*600 scope/stereo.

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Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on April 03, 2010, 09:11 PM:
 
Those shots are great! No rounded corners.

Tonight, watched my recent purchases:
Gymnasium Jim (1922, Thunderbird print)
This film is mysterious, not much about it on the internet.
Definitely worth my curiosity. A lot of silly slapstick,
but with some impressive high-budget action near the end
with trains and cars.
The Playhouse (1921 Buster Keaton, Niles print)
Disappointing print. Blurry and too contrasty/overexposed -
faces often look overexposed so you can't see their
expressions. In a couple of scenes showing writing on white
paper, you can't read the writing. I don't know if Niles had
a bad source or what, but my three Blackhawk prints of
Keaton films are great.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 04, 2010, 02:50 AM:
 
The Rectimascop lens is simply FANTASTIC.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on April 04, 2010, 06:06 AM:
 
Again, Gian, fantastic screenshots.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on April 04, 2010, 12:25 PM:
 
Saturdaynight

1x400ft Winnie de Poeh highlights.

3x600ft The rescuers Down under

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Sorry for the colors,but it was made with my phone [Wink]
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on April 04, 2010, 02:49 PM:
 
HI Jeroen!

I'm sure the colours are better the ones shown here! [Wink]
Again my compliments to have finally found one of my still missing features... [Frown]
Happy Easter!

Ciao,
Flavio
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 04, 2010, 02:55 PM:
 
Well done, Jeroen.
Thanks a lot, Jean [Wink] !
 
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on April 04, 2010, 03:31 PM:
 
Hi Gian!

great pictures as usual! Very nice colours!!!

Flavio
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 04, 2010, 04:34 PM:
 
Grazie Flavio.
Hope you had a great Easter day.
Ciao [Wink] .
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on April 04, 2010, 04:52 PM:
 
Tommorowevening i watch it for the second time then i make good pics ok?good reason to watch it! [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 04, 2010, 04:59 PM:
 
Definitely, Jeroen.
Ciao. [Wink]
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on April 05, 2010, 01:54 AM:
 
John...Gymnasium Jim is a pretty typical Bevan 2 reeler made for Mack Sennet, and one of the more often retitled, edited, re-released titles on 8mm...I have had complete copies, incomplete copies, and last year sold a couple of separate versions that basically made up the whole thing....one part is retitled Honest Horace by aap.

As for niles, to be honest I have yet to find a niles release that is superior. Usually they are of inferior quality and sometimes they even duped off of other companies' prints...I have some 16mm niles releases of Griffith shorts that are literally duped from the Blackhawk prints.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on April 05, 2010, 05:05 AM:
 
Yesterday night's screening :
"SOUTHERN COMFORT", Walter Hill's excellent anti-military survival flick.

[ November 06, 2010, 11:11 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on April 05, 2010, 06:45 AM:
 
Last night was all super 8,The Fog 600ft,Blues Brothers 2x400ft and Smokey and the Bandit 2 2x400ft,Mark.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on April 05, 2010, 07:55 AM:
 
Dino, thanks for the info on Gymnasium Jim. Mine is 200 ft, which would make it a one-reeler if it was complete. Now that I know half of it is missing, that explains the confusing plot. It is a nice clear print, and I like having that action footage near the end anyway.

Now that you mention it, my Niles print of "The Playhouse" looks like it was duped from a Regular-8 print. It's that un-clear. I would not show it to any audience, unfortunately.
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on April 05, 2010, 08:13 AM:
 
Last night was Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.
A favourite ever since I first saw it when I was around 12-13 years.
 
Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on April 05, 2010, 09:10 PM:
 
Tonight, watched "The Early Days of Motoring" (Blackhawk). A very cool film!
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on April 06, 2010, 02:25 AM:
 
Last night:
John Woo's "Hard Target" (featuring an amazing 6-track DTS mix)

[ November 06, 2010, 11:11 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on April 06, 2010, 08:32 AM:
 
It has just been easter, and then you really should watch one film, and I did that yesterday. What I am talking about? Well, Ben-Hur of course. Feature, Derann copy.

I just can't understand why, when the left side of the picture is perfect, the right side of the picture is slight faded and with muted colors. This is nothing that have happened over the years, but it was so from when I bought it new. Maybe some fault in the negative?
And then there is the reversed stereo soundtrack.

Otherwise it's one of my top favourite films.
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on April 06, 2010, 09:16 AM:
 
Last night, the Walt Disney animated feature The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Beautiful print from Derann.
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on April 06, 2010, 06:33 PM:
 
The Father-In-Law came to town so we spent a day watching 16mm flicks [Big Grin]

Roller Coaster Rabbit
How To Make A Monster
Terror of Tiny Town
10 min. intermission
Dracula
then 24 Our Gang episodes!

The 'ol ELC bulb should be ready to burn out at any moment.
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on April 06, 2010, 06:53 PM:
 
Lars...I just borrowed a few odd reels of BEN HUR in scope from a friend to screen and the right side of the picture was lighter and slightly muted. I watched them in my basement cinema during the day and although I have it pretty well dark down there, there is just a little bit of light leakage on the right side of the screen and I thought this was the cause. I did screen one of the reels at night and it still appeared lighter on the right side. So, I would say that it probably was from the neg.

Bill
 
Posted by Barrie Didham (Member # 1741) on April 07, 2010, 09:27 PM:
 
SH-H-H-H-H-H (2587)
Tex Avery
200f
U8

The Late Top Cat(TC4009)
400f
Columbia

Mad Mad Movie Makers aka The Last Porno Flick 1974
2x400f on an 800f

Almost fade free [Smile]

No info on who released this other then Supplied by Sound Stripe Services NZ.The leader was all but gone right up to the count down but the end says IVER FILM SERVICES(I,ll have to watch this again to make sure i have the facts right)
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 09, 2010, 04:17 PM:
 
9th April 2010, Friday

16mm show, tonight, with BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S by Blake Edwards (1961) in IB Tech.

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Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on April 09, 2010, 05:20 PM:
 
Gian,

There is not anything in the world as grand as Imbibition technology.
Just drink in those color dyes!
Ahhhh, saturated with deep color, and look at those deep color reds!

Let alone a great cast - including Buddy Ebsen and Mickey Rooney.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 09, 2010, 05:45 PM:
 
I do agree, Michael. A real pleasure indeed. In every way.
How I love this movie...
Ciao!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 10, 2010, 05:04 PM:
 
10th April 2010, Saturday

16mm night show with RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK by Steven Spielberg, with Harrison Ford, Karen Hallen, Ronald Lacey (1981).

3*1600ft reels on Eastman LPP stock.

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Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on April 11, 2010, 10:52 AM:
 
Had an evening with Disney yesterday.
First Once Upon A Mouse, followed by the feature of Snow White.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on April 11, 2010, 05:02 PM:
 
Last night I had an all jazzy program: DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA, BLACK AND TAN, SYMPHONY IN BLACK, V.I.P. BOOGIE, THE HAWK TALKS and A DATE WITH DUKE. The main "feature", JAZZ BALL.
 
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on April 12, 2010, 03:12 AM:
 
Yesterday, an afternoon of film sampling with fellow forum member Daniel Aveline.

- Star Wars III opening scene (r1 + half r2) with DTS sound
- Assorted super 8 scope trailers (Independence Day, Broken Arrow, Wild Wild West, The Mummy, Sleeping Beauty, The Black Hole)
- My Name is Nobody (Marketing's 400 + 300ft reels + U8 digest spliced together and retracked)
- Opening reel of "You Only Live Twice" in glorious scope

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Daniel had purchased the film brand new from CHC at the last BFCC. Print is superb, great colours, powerful mono sound, slight grain.

Yesterday evening on BD: The Hangover (that one will clearly become one of my new cult films).

[ November 06, 2010, 11:12 AM: Message edited by: Jean-Marc Toussaint ]
 
Posted by David Erskine (Member # 1244) on April 12, 2010, 04:08 AM:
 
Last night (Sun) - 'SOTS' Reel #2 & 'Alice in W' Reel #2 so I can tell Gian what they're like - and then he'll burst into tears and tell me to shove off! Also doc 'Bankers to the World' (and I'm glad I spelt that right!)
Cheers, David E
P.S Gian - emailing you a little later on!!!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on April 12, 2010, 05:32 AM:
 
Yesterday afternoon: El Cid, original Lone Wolf edition.

Then on the evening something odd happened. A little over two months ago I bought The Woman in Red on 8mm, optical sound. Being a airline copy I assumed it would be slightly edited since it is about adultery. Not having seen the movie after it's release back in 1983 I was not shure what, if anything, was missing. Then a couple of days ago it was aired on Canal+ here in Sweden, and I recorded it on my HD-DVD. Yesterday evening I saw it, and to my great surprise there was scenes missing. After watching the "film version" i put on the 8mm on the GS1200 and timed it with the counter. Yes there are some slight edits, especially in the scenes at the end, in the bedroom. But those omissions can't make more than 30 seconds. Two major scenes are still in the film, but are different takes, probably made deliberately for TV. But, and this is a big but, there are several scenes that are prolonged with additional material, and several completly new scenes are added. When recalculating the figures on the counter I found that the 8mm version is 92 minutes long. That is no less than five minutes longer than the theatrical cut, according to IMDB (87 minutes).

I always thought that airline prints, if not in original versions, where shorter than the theatrical original, so what happened here?

I'm not complaining, this makes the 8mm copy much more desirable in my opinion, since this version don't seem to be around on DVD, despite the recent trend of extended cuts.

Does anybody know if there is another film on 8mm optical that is longer than the theatrical cut, if there is one there must be atleast one more, or have they all been destroyed?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 12, 2010, 12:14 PM:
 
Had mail, David, thanks.
Hope you can supply some screen shots.

Jean-Marc... You have THE BLACK HOLE trailer on super 8? Cannot find this!
 
Posted by Daniel Aveline (Member # 1714) on April 13, 2010, 10:52 AM:
 
Yesterday night,breakfast at tiffany's trailer,the naked spur trailer,vera cruz trailer,she wore a yellow ribbon(4X400')
calamity jane first reel.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 13, 2010, 12:16 PM:
 
Hi Daniel, any news about our discussion in London?
Let me know.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Daniel Aveline (Member # 1714) on April 13, 2010, 12:54 PM:
 
Hi Gian,I don't have news from the labs.What about your friend who also wanted a print from once upon a time...? [Wink]
 
Posted by Richard Bock (Member # 1926) on April 13, 2010, 06:12 PM:
 
Wow those colors on those films, truly amazing.

With my 'measely' 40's Bell and Howell Filmo Regent Regular 8mm
I viewed a Blackhawk print of Birth of a Nation. Riveting filmmaking and a gorgeous print. What incredible photography by Bitzer and great silent film performances directed by the master, DW Griffith.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 13, 2010, 06:52 PM:
 
Thanks Richard.
David, will try to do my best to let you know soon.
Take care.
GIAN
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 14, 2010, 06:52 PM:
 
14th April 2010.

16mm show with Disney's THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE .
Very good print on 2*1600ft reels on Eastman LPP.
Thanks D.!

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 15, 2010, 03:01 PM:
 
15th April 2010, Thursday

16mm show with Argento's PROFONDO ROSSO ( Deep Red ) with David Hammings and Daria Nicolodi (1975).

Fantastic print in scope, LPP stock.

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Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on April 16, 2010, 05:17 AM:
 
Wow Gian! That print of "Deep Red" is PRISTINE!

I remember when this movie was showing as a "second feature" at a movie theater I worked at around 1982. Even that 35mm print was pretty beat up. Very nice find.

P.S.- Next time, a picture of the doll please. That's my favorite part! [Eek!]

James.
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on April 16, 2010, 10:20 AM:
 
Gian, you show a LOT of very, very nice prints. I do hope you have a good size audience for most of them. [Smile]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 16, 2010, 11:56 AM:
 
Hello James.
So glad you know this movie!
And I must say I love that part too. Don't worry. I will post some extra pics, when next screening it!

And Wayne, that's very kind of you [Wink] . But I think it is correct to state you were the one selling me one of them. Thanks a lot once again.
About the audience?
Oh well. Pepa, above all [Big Grin] .
Ciao.
 
Posted by Lars-Goran Ahlm (Member # 1908) on April 17, 2010, 09:09 AM:
 
Had a double feature last night when I saw my latest additions to my optical film collection: Lone Wolf McQuade and The Sting II.
Absolutely stunning color on the latter one.

And now I'm of to moonlight at my old job at the cinema.
The shows today are a matiné performance of the new Alice in Wondeland and then Shutter Island in the evening.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 19, 2010, 04:24 PM:
 
19th April 2010, Monday

16mm show with Disney's OLIVER & COMPANY (1988).
Stunning print on Eastman LPP.
Big fun.
Thanks, J.

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Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on April 19, 2010, 05:18 PM:
 
Sunday: episodes 1-6 of my all time favorite serial, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN (Thunderbird).
 
Posted by Greg Marshall (Member # 1268) on April 19, 2010, 07:45 PM:
 
Gian.... always in love with your screen shots!!!!!!
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on April 19, 2010, 10:12 PM:
 
I'm reading a biography of Henry Ford (..a real piece of work!). I just got up to the part where he introduced the Model "T".

-to go along with it I screened my Blackhawk "Model T: Rise and Fall of the Tin Lizzie".

What I'll do when he introduces the Model "A" I have no idea...
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 21, 2010, 12:42 PM:
 
Thanks Greg [Wink] .
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on April 21, 2010, 02:20 PM:
 
Monday, episodes 7-12 of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 24, 2010, 05:57 PM:
 
24th April 2010, Saturday

Super 8 night show with FOOTLOOSE by Herbert Ross starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer (1984).

Optical print on 3*800ft reels, Eastman stock (but still decent).

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on April 25, 2010, 03:39 AM:
 
Hello Gian,i see your screenshots from Footloose,Oliver and the great mouse detective en i think where i've been for so long!
G R E A T P I C S!!!!!

Jeroen
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 25, 2010, 04:10 AM:
 
At least you are now back, Jeroen [Big Grin] .
Thanks a lot.
Ciao.
 
Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on April 25, 2010, 11:34 AM:
 
The last movie i have seen that was The rescuers down under [Frown]
But this week i send my projector to Kev [Wink]
And next weekend i use my Agfa sonector because i miss my movies. [Big Grin]

Jeroen
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on April 26, 2010, 03:03 AM:
 
Hey Gian,

congratulations to your copy of Footloose !!!
Great pics.

I can not identify my film-stock of the copy. Did not find any "Eastman"-markings...
What is the distance between the "stock-markings" ?
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 26, 2010, 03:12 AM:
 
Hi Micha. How are you?
Thanks a lot. I'm so happy another Holy Grail was finally found.
No marks on the stock itself.
But it's not so difficult to recognize it is Eastman [Frown] .
Have a good day.
Ciao!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on April 30, 2010, 06:44 PM:
 
30th April 2010, Friday

16mm show with DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN by Susan Seidelman starring Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, John Turturro, Robert Joy (1985).

Fantastic print on 3*1600ft reels, Eastman LPP stock.
More than excellent condition: the print is pratically brand new.
Grazie Dino.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 01, 2010, 05:50 PM:
 
1st May 2010, Saturday

Super 8 screening night with SPACEBALLS by Mel Brooks (1987).
Excellent optical air lines print on 3*600ft reels issued by Derann. Unknown stock (Kodak SP?).

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Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on May 01, 2010, 08:08 PM:
 
Gian, nice shoot, especially for "Desperately seeking Susan..." with Madonna on bed [Cool] [Big Grin]

BTW....

quote:
SPACEBALLS by Mel Brooks (1987).
Excellent optical air lines print on 3*600ft reels issued by Derann.

really it is from Derann, is it mentioned on the print or you know it from the box?

I've just heard that Derann released optical print for Airline. Pls confirm.

regards
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 01, 2010, 09:13 PM:
 
Optical prints

Have a look here, Winbert.
Ciao [Wink] !
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on May 01, 2010, 10:43 PM:
 
Thanks Gian, but from the above link, correct me if I am wrong, Osi only mentioned that Derann and Dave Thomas marketed optical prints not released it.

So did you see Derann logo on the print?
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on May 02, 2010, 12:27 PM:
 
Gian, Desperately Seeking Susan is a fine print to score points with! I purchased a new print from Dino a while back being my wife loves the film. It really helped her to relax a bit when it comes to my buying film(s) [Wink]

Yesterday I showed Grapes of Wrath. Now if I could just find My Darling Clementine.
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on May 02, 2010, 04:32 PM:
 
Last night I eat me spinach and watched two Popeye cartoons; The Adventures of Popeye and The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. Both Derann prints and quite sharp.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on May 02, 2010, 04:53 PM:
 
Hey,you got carried away ! It is only THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE ! You mixed it up with THOSE DARING YOUNG MEN IN THEIR JAUNTY JALOPIES,(american title of MONTE CARLO OR BUST).
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 05, 2010, 04:49 PM:
 
5th May 2010, Wednesday

Super 8 TRAILERS show.

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Posted by Daniel Aveline (Member # 1714) on May 06, 2010, 04:56 PM:
 
Hi Wayne,
I've seen a super 8 print of my darling clementine on a chc list
a few months ago it was unfortunately sold for 89 pounds.You can order a brand new print from chc but it should be around 400
Pounds.Best Regards.
 
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on May 06, 2010, 05:03 PM:
 
Aaaaaaagh Gian....I just saw DSS screenshots again....kicking myself even harder.......
[Frown] [Frown] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 07, 2010, 06:29 AM:
 
DON'T DO IT, MICHAEL!!!! [Wink]
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on May 07, 2010, 08:52 AM:
 
Thanks Daniel, good to know there is sometimes used prints of My
Darling Clementine around in S8mm. I guess I should put a search on Ebay.UK
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 07, 2010, 05:26 PM:
 
7th May 2010, Friday

16mm TV show screening with CHiPs - Ep. DESTRUCTION DERBY (25th Nov. 1979).
Eastman LPP stock, great print and fun.

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Posted by John Skujins (Member # 1515) on May 07, 2010, 09:38 PM:
 
I don't see a single motorcycle in those screen-shots!
 
Posted by Larry Arpin (Member # 744) on May 08, 2010, 02:27 AM:
 
One of the editors on CHIPS was my sponsor when I went through my confirmation in church. I used to watch the series. As usual Gian great screen shots.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 08, 2010, 03:41 AM:
 
quote:
I don't see a single motorcycle in those screen-shots
No motorbikes is this episode [Eek!] , John. Weird, but true.

Wow Larry! You probably loved the series, so.
Thanks, btw.
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on May 10, 2010, 09:55 AM:
 
quote:
So did you see Derann logo on the print?
Hi Winbert, I have a copy of the "optical" Spaceballs, too.
On the artwork there is an Derann-Logo [Big Grin]

Gian,
really great shots of your shows. Especially of Spaceballs. I love this film !!! But a lot of scenes were cutted for the airline-shows. [Frown] [Frown] [Frown]
May the Schwartz be with you [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 12, 2010, 02:57 PM:
 
Thanks Micha!
May the Schwartz be with you too [Big Grin] !
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 14, 2010, 05:34 PM:
 
14th May 2010, Friday

16mm show with ROBIN HOOD (Disney).
Agfa print. Great fun.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 15, 2010, 03:42 PM:
 
15th May 2010, Saturday

16mm show with V - THE SERIES (last ep: THE RETURN) first aired March 22nd, 1985.

Australian television print on Eastman LPP. Great copy and fun. Thanks Steven.

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Posted by Jeroen van Ooijen (Member # 1104) on May 15, 2010, 04:48 PM:
 
Great Robin Hood pics,Gian!good feature!
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on May 16, 2010, 06:20 AM:
 
Last night, STOOGES GO WEST (four reel condensation of THE GOLD RAIDERS) with George O'Brian, directed by Edward Bernds
and WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, directed by Fritz Lang with an all star cast. Both on std 8.
 
Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on May 16, 2010, 08:32 AM:
 
"Rock Rock Rock" one of the silly rock and roll movies from the fifties.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 17, 2010, 04:47 AM:
 
Thanks, Jeroen [Big Grin] .
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 18, 2010, 05:46 AM:
 
17th may 2010, Monday

Super 8 screening night with Disney's THE THREE CABALLEROS (1945).

Fair print on 3-M stock, now on the red side.
The positive source was also very poor...
Dreaming about a good print of this (maybe on 16mm?).

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 20, 2010, 09:45 AM:
 
19th May 2010

Super 8 show with E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (print # 2).
Eastman LPP, letterboxed edition on 4*600ft reels.

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Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on May 20, 2010, 06:59 PM:
 
Had a screening marathon to get a general idea of conditions of some particular titles...only naming a few titles we watched Godzilla Vs. The Thing faded scope, Godzilla's Revenge flat & faded quite a bit, The Great Texas Dynamite Chase..whooohoooo [Eek!]
 
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on May 21, 2010, 06:51 AM:
 
Hi Gian,

I have a feeling that your ET above is much better than the previous print. Is that from different company/country?

cheers
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on May 21, 2010, 10:51 AM:
 
Hi Winbert, how are you?
Correct. This print is definitely better than the previous one.
Both are on Eastman LPP, but I must say I like best the 'new' one.
Coming from two different sources and countries.
Take care, ciao!
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on May 22, 2010, 04:06 PM:
 
Just finished a silent B western double bill,tonight.
THE WHITE OUTLAW ( Robert J. Horner-1929) with Art Acord,Al Hoxie,Bill Patton and the ever sinister Lew Meehan.
RED BLOOD (J. P. McGowan-1926), with Al Hoxie,J.P. McGowan,Eddie Barry and the ever sinister Lew Meehan. Both on std 8,run at 18 fps.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 02, 2010, 05:13 PM:
 
"You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying...in sweat."

2nd June 2010, Wednesday.

16mm show with FAME - 'Metamorphosis' courtesy of William Stolen.
Very good print on Eastman LPP.
Love this series!

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 03, 2010, 03:34 PM:
 
3rd June 2010, Thursday

16mm show with Disney's PETE'S DRAGON by Don Chaffey (1977).
3*1600ft reels on Agfa stock.

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Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on June 03, 2010, 04:07 PM:
 
Just GREAT shots Gian!

Between super 8 and 16mm, it looks like you've really got your hands full [Smile] .

I've been so busy so far this summer, I havent had time watch alot of movies. I hope to this week, and I'll try and get some screen shots up there.

P.S.-
That print of E.T. looks fantastic! Was it by any chance a CHC/Phil Sheard print? I thought he was selling those at one time.

James.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 05, 2010, 06:45 PM:
 
Thanks James [Big Grin] .
And yes, that E.T. is a German print.
Ciao!
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on June 06, 2010, 12:01 AM:
 
We watched an SP print of The Wanderers and an eastman print with surprisingly good color of 7th Voyage of Sinbad.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on June 06, 2010, 01:53 AM:
 
well as part of my ongoing spring cleaning I pulled out an uber rare 16mm print prior to putting it up on ebay....PAGLIACCI (1948)This is actually my only Italian movie in Italian but because it is essentially a visualized opera, rather than a talkie it never even phased me. OK what do you get when put an emerging Mario Bava behind the camera and a 21 year old Gina Lollobrigida in front? Brilliance!! The story is a creepy tragedy involving 3 men all in love with Gina and it stars one of the greatest of the Italian baritones in Tito Gobbi (the only one who does his own singing in the film)..This print is the full Italian version with the descriptive introduction that sets up the whole story.

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Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on June 07, 2010, 01:41 AM:
 
This afternoon I watched a few super 8 prints prior to the Laker game....First an ecological horror film paired up with ocean catastrophe. The Prophecy (1979) 1 x 400ft marketing films about a mutant killer bear that is created by a corporations irresponsible behavior, and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) 1 x 200ft Ken films.....The feature for the day was a virtually forgotten early British sound about the Italian quarter of London. It is very rough around the edges but that leads to its charm (ala the films of Lionel Rogosin) Greek Street (1930) 3 x 400 sepia on color stock Thunderbird sadly very blown out and dupey.

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 09, 2010, 03:57 PM:
 
Fantastic shots, Dino! [Wink]
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on June 09, 2010, 05:04 PM:
 
Two rare silent classics: ASSUNDA SPINA (Francesca Bertini,Gustavo Serena)- 1914 with Francesca Bertini
LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON D'USHER (Jean Epstein)- 1928.
Both std 8 Bouchard prints.
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on June 09, 2010, 05:04 PM:
 
Two rare silent classics: ASSUNDA SPINA (Francesca Bertini,Gustavo Serena)- 1914 with Francesca Bertini
LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON D'USHER (Jean Epstein)- 1928.
Both std 8 Bouchard prints.
 
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on June 11, 2010, 12:45 AM:
 
Panayotis I am absolutely in awe! [Eek!] I can only imagine how beautiful it is to watch Assunta Spina on 8mm....Have you seen the lovely Diva Dolorosa film with its footage of Bertini?
 
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on June 11, 2010, 03:57 PM:
 
What surprises me most,is that the acting is restrained and not overly theatrical as one would think.The same goes for two other Italian earlies I acquired recently, SPARTACUS and THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.I had seen ASSUNDA SPINA at a special showing years back,in a lovely 35 mm tinted print.This Bouchard print is very good,a copy of a restoration done in 1952. She plays a strong positive woman and not the usual innocent angelic waif and while all men fall for her,she is not overly beautiful,something that adds to the "realism" of the film Unfortunately, I have never seen any other of her films.
Also,I do remember that I still owe you reviews of the four Walter Forde two reelers. My problem is just to sit down and write them !!
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 12, 2010, 04:59 PM:
 
11th June 2010, Friday night.

REAR WINDOW (1954) by Hitchcock on super 8. German print on 6*600ft reels, acetate stock.

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Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on June 12, 2010, 06:08 PM:
 
Gian...nice shots of Rear Window!

I'm so jealous!! [Smile]

Bill
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 12, 2010, 06:11 PM:
 
Don't be, Bill [Wink] .
Thanks a lot. I love this movie!
 
Posted by Oscar Iniesta (Member # 1731) on June 12, 2010, 09:01 PM:
 
Yes, I love it too. A huge set, with cars and a Bus passing behind it, in a "street" behind the building. A whole film just watching the same theatre and nowadays ones are full of everything and most of them are boring. That´s why this is a classic.
 
Posted by Wayne Tuell (Member # 1689) on June 13, 2010, 05:27 PM:
 
what settings are you using on your camera Gian?
 
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on June 14, 2010, 10:07 AM:
 
Hi Gian,

really great print !
I have a copy of it, too and the quality is amazing!

At Wednesday I will get a copy of E.T.,too [Big Grin]
It is the same as your #2 [Wink]
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 24, 2010, 09:40 AM:
 
23rd June 2010, Wednesday.

16mm show with Disney's TRON by Steven Lisberger (1982).
Pan & Scan print on Eastman LPP.
Great movie and fun.

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Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on June 25, 2010, 08:47 AM:
 
Nice shots on Tron.

As it happens, the first time I ever saw Tron was on 16mm, back in 1982 when that was still the norm for college campus screenings. Young people will never know the fun of real movie screenings.
 
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on June 27, 2010, 07:08 PM:
 
I watched a number of recent purchases from Barry Attwood. All were very good quality, especially the Walton digest of Kidnapped starring Michael Caine. What a gorgeous scope print!

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Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on June 28, 2010, 01:08 AM:
 
Great quality indeed, Doug!

Wayne, a little hard to expalain how to set the camera (maybe Doug or Dino can do it better than me, simply because of my 'English' limits [Wink] ).
Ciao.
 
Posted by Gian Luca Mario Loncrini (Member # 1417) on July 01, 2010, 08:56 AM:
 
30th June 2010
Super 8 show with Disney's TREASURE ISLAND (L'isola del tesoro) , 1950.

Fair Italian print on 6*600ft reels, Eastman stock.
Fade and fun.

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Posted by Barrie Didham (Member # 1741) on July 01, 2010, 09:00 AM:
 
Charley Varrick Super 8mm

U8 Release

1 X 400ft reel Digest

An action filled film,not quite to my taste,but still enjoyed it all the same.

I only have a web-cam so color seems to change,but it still gives a good idea of how well it looked.
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Posted by Guy Taylor, Jr. (Member # 786) on July 02, 2010, 08:29 AM:
 
"Showboat", the Deran