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Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on March 15, 2009, 05:13 PM:
I have just updated my list for another forum,pls let me know if you find any errors or omissions!!
F/L=Full length feature.
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE-F/L and Midi Feature+ cutdown
KNIFE FOR THE LADIES-Export only F/L feature
WARLORDS OF ATLANTIS-Midi feature only.
THE DEVILS RAIN-Export only F/L feature+trailer+teaser
HARDCORE-FIONA RICHMOND-F/L only
THE AMOUROUS MILKMAN-F/L only
THE VIRGIN & THE GYPSY-F/L rental only+cutdown+trailer
LORD SHANGO-teaser trailer only
THE WILD LITTLE BUNCH-Midi feature only ( 4 x 400ft=80 mins)
THE MAD MAD MOVIE MAKERS-double album+trailer
THE DIAMOND MERCENARIES AKA KILLER FORCE-Full length+double album (32mins)
THE LEGEND OF FRENCHIE KING-Full length+cutdown (18 mins )+trailer
MURPHYS WAR-F/L RENTAL ONLY+ cutdown+trailer flat & scope
THE PASSAGE scope Cannes promo 10mins+ trailer flat + scope
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS-Midi feature only ( 4 x 400ft=80 mins)
CROSS OF IRON-Midi feature announced but never released-cutdown only
SWEENEY!-Double album only
HELTER SKELTER-THE MANSON MURDERS-Double album only+trailer
TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER-Double album only
THE GROOVE TUBE-Double album only
GOLD-ROGER MOORE-Double album only SCOPE
SHOUT AT THE DEVIL-ROGER MOORE-F/L RENTAL ONLY+Double album +trailer flat+scope
THE McMASTERS-Double album only+trailer
DARK STAR-F/L+Double album+trailer
THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION-Double album only+trailer
THE HUMAN FACTOR-GEORGE KENNEDY-double album+trailer
REDNECK-FRANCO NERO,TELLY SAVALAS-Double album only
CARRY ON EMANUELLE-Double album only+trailer
THE SLIPPER & THE ROSE-Double album only
CINDERELLA STORY-Making of above-Double album only
RAID ON ENTEBBE-CHARLES BRONSON-F/L+cutdown+trailer
THE TRIPLE ECHO-OLIVER REED-cutdown+trailer
THE KLANSMAN-Cutdown only+trailer
TWILIGHTS LAST GLEAMING-cutdown only+trailer
HUGO THE HIPPO-cutdown only+trailer
TEENAGE GRAFITTI-cutdown only+trailer
CALL OF THE WILD-F/L+double album+cutdown+trailer
ONE AWAY-PATRICK MOWER-trailer only
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES trailerl (1978 Peter Cook/Dudley Moore version)-SCOPE/FLAT
CHINESE HERCULES-teaser trailer only
CARAVAN TO VACCARES-Double album only SCOPE
Posted by Barry Attwood (Member # 100) on March 16, 2009, 02:06 AM:
GOLD was released F/L in SCOPE & FLAT versions, although these are very, very rare, as it seems they didn't have the rights to release it F/L (althougth it was well advertised), I believe only a few prints of each were actually ever printed.
They did toy with a 4x400' release of CARRY ON EMMANUELLE, and got as far as a couple of test prints, but they didn't think the title was strong enough to sell feature prints, so a Double album was all that was released.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 16, 2009, 09:55 AM:
I just saw a double album of Carry On Emmanuelle on ebay UK yesterday, for anyone who is interested.
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on March 16, 2009, 02:17 PM:
Guys,many thanks for your coments,blimey GOLD print must be very rare indeed,I think PM FILMS had a print in there rental library come to think of it.
Just remebered three more titles to add to my list...
CALL OF THE WILD-F/L+double album+digest+trailer
MY NAME IS NOBODY-Scope only midi feature.
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL-Double album only
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 16, 2009, 03:46 PM:
I have "My Name is Nobody" scope midi feature, and it is a very good scope print. It is, however, just the slightest light print, but VERY acceptable!
Thanks for your list Mark!
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on March 16, 2009, 04:06 PM:
Yes I used to have a copy too,it wasnt a bad print if I recall.
I think Iver released some great titles in there time,it surprises me how many turn up still on ebay these days.
I bet there were some other titles which sneaked out the back door too,CROSS OF IRON was advertised as a midi feature in Moviemaker but never released as far as I am aware apart from a well edited 400ft version.
I,m glad you enjoyed my list Osi.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 16, 2009, 05:01 PM:
Mark, is there anyway that you can give any history on "Ivers", (as well as anybody else out there who might have info over there on that side of the pond!).
As stated, they had quite a few great titles, but I know very little about them, except that, as a general rule, they're titles have tended to age well.
By the way, for those interested, the "Treasure Island" they released is the 1972 version with Orson Welles, a rather under-
-rated edition in my opinion, and the print is a magnificent letterboxed version of the film and extremely sharp! I did a review for this title on the forum, I believe.
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on March 17, 2009, 02:46 PM:
Here's a little background on Iver Film Services Ltd,they started trading in 1977/78 and had an office based at Pinewood film studios in Buckinghamshire hence there slogan "from the professionals at Pinewood" they intially started selling direct to the public via adverts in Movie Maker magazine and had early success with there first release THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE which was released full length and uncut on 5 x 400ft reels in hardcase plastic cassette stye boxes with full colour inlays taken direct from the original art work,prints sold for £100 a pop which was a lot of money back in the 70's,they then went on to release F/L prints of TREASURE ISLAND,CALL OF THE WILD etc.
They also had business ties with Hemdale Film distributors which was a successful UK based film distributor run by the late John Daly and the actor David Hemmings who had very plush offices in London's Mayfair district.
Iver traded in super 8mm until about 1980/81 eventually using Mountain Films UK as there main distributor who had a shop in London's west end,you could actually pick up discounted prints there,the last batch of Iver releases inc TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER,SWEENEY! and ACES HIGH.
Iver were a great company who pioneered the release of double albums/2 x 400ft releases here in the UK and released a great back catalogue of titles in a very short period of time.it was a real shame that the super 8mm release's stopped in favor of videotape which they traded successfully in until 1984/85 when the video recording act made it very expensive for an independant company to trade in the UK.
I hope this info helps,
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 17, 2009, 03:09 PM:
I never knew a somewhat unknown "Aces High" got released on Super 8! So now, there are two features with that "Trinity" star, (Terrence Hill) ....
My Name is Nobody
Is it any coincidence that they were both released by Ivers?
Aces High also has Eli Wallach, of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" fame, (Eli was "The Ugly", for those who don't know).
Many thanks to you Mark. I always enjoy posts that deal with the history of different Super 8 companies.
I was looking for info on "Red Fox Films" on all search engines, and found nothing. Same as with "Ivers".
It would be spectacular if someone, (are we listening Doug and company?), could launch a website, dedicated to the history of all these Super 8 companies, from the big ones like Derann, to the little ones like "Reel to Reel" and others who may have only released a few, to even the individuals who released films.
What do you chaps think?
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on March 17, 2009, 03:25 PM:
Hi-Osi,glad you enjoyed my post,sorry to disappoint you but the film ACES HIGH released by Iver was actually a 1976 WW1 film starring Malcolm McDowell.
Posted by Dave Cragg (Member # 401) on March 17, 2009, 05:55 PM:
was 'Aces High' released full length?
Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on March 18, 2009, 01:37 PM:
ACES HIGH was originally announced by Iver as a midi feature ( 4 x 400ft ) but it was long delayed and eventually released as a 400ft digest only,it was probably the last official release on 8mm from Iver.
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on January 29, 2013, 02:03 PM:
Thought I would resurrect this thread. Found a bit more info. Below is a list of almost all Iver Films plus video titles:
Africa Texas Style [Not released]
Amorous Milkman, The [Super 8mm only]
Angels' Wild Women [Not released]
Angry Joe Bass
Ballad of a Gunfighter [Not released]
Bedtime with Rosie
Birds of Prey [Not released?]
Black Gestapo, The (1st release, white sleeve)
Black Gestapo, The (2nd release, 'Video Gold' series)
Blade [Not released]
Blood (1st release, 8mm sized box)
Blood (2nd release, carton)
Blood (3rd release, big box)
Blood & Black Lace (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Blood & Black Lace (2nd release, big box)
Blood Legacy [Not released]
Call of the Wild [1st release, Super 8mm only]
Call of the Wild (2nd release, Super 8mm size box)
Call of the Wild (3rd release, carton)
Call of the Wild (4th release, big box)
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter
Caravan to Vaccares [Super 8mm only]
Carquake [Super 8mm only]
Cauldron of Blood [Not released]
Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story
Cherry Picker, The (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Cherry Picker, The (2nd release, big box)
Cody (singular "Big box" release)
Commandos [Not released]
Confessions of a Frustrated Housewife
Confessions of a Naked Virgin (1st release, carton)
Confessions of a Naked Virgin (2nd release, big box)
Confessions of a Sexy Photographer
Convoy Busters (double-bill with From Corleone to Brooklyn)
Corridors of Blood
Curious Female, The
Daring Game (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Daring Game (2nd release, big box)
Dark Star (1st release, Super 8mm)
Dark Star (2nd release, big box)
Dark Star (3rd release, 'Video Gold' series)
Deadly Females, The (1st release, carton)
Deadly Females, The (2nd release, big box)
Devil's Rain!, The (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Devil's Rain, The (2nd release, big box)
Die Sister Die [Not released]
Double Possession (1st release, carton)
Double Possession (2nd release, big box)
Dracula's Virgin Lovers [1st release, Super 8mm sized box]
Dracula's Virgin Lovers (2nd release, big box)
Erotic Eva (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Erotic Eva (2nd release, big box)
Erotic Young Lovers
Every Man Is My Enemy [Not released]
Falling in Love Again
Falling Man (1st release, carton)
Falling Man (2nd release, big box)
Five Bloody Graves
From Corleone to Brooklyn (Double-bill with Convoy Busters)
Funeral for an Assassin
Funeral for an Assassin
Gentle Giant (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Gentle Giant (2nd release, big box)
Giant Spider Invasion, The [Super 8mm only]
Girls on the Road
Gold (Super 8mm trailer only)
Gorath [Not released]
Grave of the Vampire (big box) EXPORT ONLY?
Great American Tragedy, A
Groove Tube, The [Super 8mm only]
Helter Skelter [Super 8mm only]
Hi-Country Calling [Not released]
Hi Riders (1st release, carton)
Hi-Riders (2nd release, big box)
Honey Baby (1st release, carton)
Honeybaby (2nd release, big box)
Honor Thy Father
Hugo the Hippo (1st release, Super 8m)
Hugo the Hippo (2nd release, Video Gold series)
Human Factor, The (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Human Factor, The (2nd release, carton)
Human Vapor (1st release, carton)
Human Vapor, The (2nd release, big box)
It's Good to be Alive
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS [Not released]
Island of the Lost [Not released]
I Will Fight No More Forever [Not released]
Joyride [Not released]
Kill the Golden Goose
Klansman, The [Super 8mm only]
Knife for the Ladies (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Knife for the Ladies (2nd release, carton)
Knife for the Ladies (3rd release, big box)
Knocking at Heaven's Door
Lady of the House
Last War, The (1st release, carton)
Last War, The (2nd release, big box)
Legacy of Horror [Not released]
Legacy of Satan (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Legacy of Satan (2nd release, carton)
Legacy of Satan (3rd release, big box)
Legend of Boggy Creek, The
Legend of the Northwest
Lemora, Lady Dracula (carton only) EXPORT ONLY?
Long Live Your Death
Longest Hunt (1st release, carton)
Longest Hunt, The (2nd release, big box)
Longest Hunt, The (3rd release, 'Video Gold' series)
Lunatics and Lovers
Mad Mad Movie Makers (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Mad Mad Movie Makers (2nd release, Videorama carton)
Mad Mad Movie Makers (3rd release, Iver carton)
Mad Mad Movie Makers, The (4th release, big box)
Man Who Would Not Die, The
Massacre at Fort Holman [Not released]
Massacre in Rome (1st release big box)
Massacre in Rome (2nd release, 'Video Gold' series)
McMasters, The [Super 8mm only]
Message to My Daughter, A
Murder Gang, The
Murder Once Removed
Murder on the Orient Express [Super 8mm only]
Murphy's War [Super 8mm only]
Naked Exorcism (1st release, carton)
Naked Exorcism (2nd release, big box)
New Look: A Video Magazine for Men
Next Victim [Not released]
Night, After Night After Night [Not released]
Night of the Assassin, The
Night of the Bloody Apes
Night of the Demon
Not Tonight Darling (1st release, carton)
Not Tonight Darling (2nd release, big box)
On the Nickel
Penelope Pulls it Off (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Penelope Pulls It Off (2nd release, big box)
Physical Assault (1st release, 8mm-sized box)
Physical Assault (2nd release, big box)
Planet of the Dinosaurs
Powderkeg (1st release, big box)
Powderkeg (2nd release, 'Video Gold' series)
Purple Taxi, The
Redneck [Super 8mm only]
Ring of Death [Not released]
Run, Angel, Run!
Screams of a Winter Night [Not released]
Severed Arm, The (1st release, carton)
Severed Arm, The (2nd release, big box)
Sexy Superstud (1st release, carton)
Sexy Superstud (2nd release, big box)
Shark (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Shark(2nd release, carton)
Shark(3rd release, big box)
Shark(4th release, big box - alternate sleeve)
Shriek of the Mutilated
Simon, King of the Witches
Slipper and the Rose, The
Some Like It Sexy (1st release, carton)
Some Like it Sexy (2nd release, big box)
Strangeness, The [Not released]
Stranger and the Gunfighter, The (1st release, big box)
Stranger and the Gunfighter, The (2nd release, 'Video Gold' series)
Swinging Cheerleaders, The
Switchblade Sisters, The
Sympathy for the Devil
Take an Easy Ride
Tattered Web, A
Tears [Not released]
Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (2nd release, carton)
Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (3rd release, Cert. 'X' sleeve)
Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (4th release, 'Uncensored' sleeve)
Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (5th release, 'Video Gold' series)
Tiger Lily, The [NOT RELEASED]
Till Death [Not released]
Tintorera! (Super 8mm only)
Tommy (Super 8mm only)
Torso (1st release, big box)
Torso (2nd release, 'Doll photo' sleeve)
To the Devil - A Daughter [Super 8mm only]
Tower of Evil
Treasure Island (1st release, Super 8mm size box)
Treasure Island (2nd release, carton)
Treasure Island (3rd release, big box)
Twilight's Last Gleaming [Super-8mm only]
Ultimate Thrill, The [Not released]
Venom (1st release, white-sleeved big box)
Venom (2nd release 'Spider on chest' sleeve)
Virgin and the Gypsy, The [Super 8mm only]
Warning, The [Not released]
Werewolves on Wheels
Where Have All the People Gone
Where the Red Fern Grows
Wild Joe Bass [released as Angry Joe Bass]
Your Money or Your Wife
Young Warlord [Not released]
Here are the two founders of IFS:
And here's the link to the super 8 part of Iver Film Services
And this is the main page: Iver Films
I'm lucky to have quite a few Iver Films in my collection. The titles were in my opinion mainly good, with the odd selection that must not have sold very many, but who knows? One of my favourites is 'The Legend Of Frenchie King' you very or even never see this for sale (I'll now be proved wrong).
I actually bought this title from them at Pinewood, just stopped by the security man on the famous entrance, asked me where I was going. OK down there turn etc. The office was one of about four portacabins, on the right with old film props on the other side of the driveway. Served by Wendy Moorhen.
Posted by Thomas Smith (Member # 1889) on January 29, 2013, 03:53 PM:
hello david you have (night of the demon) on list do you mean
the classic Dana Andrews film if so do you mean video release
because this film was only released on 200ft silent on super 8
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on January 29, 2013, 04:08 PM:
Sorry I don't think it was that classic. Its a video nasty they released on video in their video days, after they had stopped super 8mm. The list is just copied from the site I have linked to. The original list just has the film releases.
They did put some very good stuff on film though. If you look at the links (imdb)they had production links to some of their releases.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 29, 2013, 07:44 PM:
I wonder if German distributors got ahold of Ivers un-released negative for "Cross of Iron" or did they do they're own edit and release? I believe it was a German marketing release and was 3X400ft, but i don't know if it was ever a full feature release?
By the way, magnificent work there!
Posted by Hugh Thompson Scott (Member # 2922) on January 29, 2013, 08:36 PM:
The 3x400 of "Cross of Iron" was as far as I know, the longest
version on S/8 Osi.The chap that used to obtain a lot of my
foreign prints informed me that the print was beautiful on the
Posted by Dino Everette (Member # 1378) on January 30, 2013, 12:13 AM:
Does anybody have Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Dark Star? I am curious if these are worth looking for nowadays colorwise?
Posted by Hugh Thompson Scott (Member # 2922) on January 30, 2013, 02:49 AM:
I have both films Dino, the very first releases that were in cardboard boxes, not plastic, and there is no sign of colour fade.
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on January 30, 2013, 04:18 AM:
If you look at the list they did release a lot more titles on video, some do seem like super 8 as (1st release, Super 8mm size box), but I presume there are video I never seen film versions.
I believe at one time they looked at setting up a super 8 library.
Posted by Hugh Thompson Scott (Member # 2922) on January 30, 2013, 04:28 AM:
Do you know David if they ever released the George C. Scott
film "Beauty & the Beast" which was announced as a 4x400'?
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 30, 2013, 12:35 PM:
It seems like they must have had some form of library, as some of the feature prints for for some form of library use only and not for resale. Could extra info be added for this point?
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on January 30, 2013, 01:31 PM:
Hugh "Beauty & the Beast" don't recall ever seeing it released come to that I don't recall seeing advertisements for it. I suppose if its one you have no interest in, you can gloss over its listing.
Osi The list I put up was taken from the Iver site it does list MOST but not all the titles put out by Iver both film & video. I have sent the site the listing from here they had some missing.
Like it says somewhere I do believe some were printed full length for hire use. 'white box hire' anyone! I bought a copy of "Gold" 2x400ft scope only had a chance to have quick look seems OK. It was on at Odeon cinema for 2 weeks. Would like "Gold" complete. The dvd I bought was very poor, p&s & cut.
I'm sure Iver themselves never did set up the film library, but most of the films could be hired, even the 'export' only ones.
These are some I have/had
Amorous Milkman, The
Caravan to Vaccares
THE DIAMOND MERCENARIES
Giant Spider Invasion, The
Groove Tube, The
Hugo the Hippo
THE LEGEND OF FRENCHIE KING-Full length trailer
Mad Mad Movie Makers (trailer)
THE SLIPPER & THE ROSE
Twilight's Last Gleaming
Virgin and the Gypsy, The
I thought I had "Shout At The Devil" but I can't find it, I think I sold it when I got it on 16mm. I have a couple of the trailers still. Like "Gold" they were long trailers, almost a cutdown.
Currently in a BIG sort out of all my horde of stuff. I need to sort everything. Looking to move house in a couple of years.
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on January 30, 2013, 01:40 PM:
& Iver were going to release a 3 x 400ft version of Cross of Iron, (which would have been an excellent release), we paid for our reserve but unfortunatly we recieved our cheque back around 2 weeks later from the administrators.
Posted by Hugh Thompson Scott (Member # 2922) on January 30, 2013, 03:53 PM:
Hi David, the film "BEAUTY & THE BEAST", a TV film I think,was
advertised in "Movie Maker" by Iver, and must have been axed
like a lot of other titles.
Posted by Brian Hendel (Member # 61) on February 21, 2016, 04:20 PM:
FYI: Just wanted to let others know that Knife For the Ladies, which I became slightly obsessed with because of the Iver print, has just been released on Bluray! Watching it right now, and am so happy to finally see the whole film. It definitely goes in the "guilty pleasure" category, and now I can call off my search for the PAL VHS copy which, until now, was the only way to see the full length film...
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on February 22, 2016, 08:25 AM:
Watched Kelly's Heroes at the weekend and Terry Lens was listed in the end credits.
Their office whan I visited them was a portacabin.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on February 22, 2016, 11:59 AM:
I believe that "Cross of Iron" was released in Germany as a 3X400ft digest. I wonder if Ivers made a digest, but never printed it and the German company bought the negative from them? A curiosity!
Posted by David Skillern (Member # 607) on February 22, 2016, 02:39 PM:
I've got a couple of iver prints - Gold - double album scope, The 5x400ft of Shout At the devil, the amorous milkman - 5x400ft, Redneck - double album, Tintorera - double album and the Diamond Mercenaries- 5x400ft, Warlords of Atlantis - 4x400ft, To the Devil a Daughter - double album, Carry on Emmanuelle - double album, The Slipper and the Rose - scope double album and the Cinderella Story - the making of the slipper and the rose - double album and the Mcmasters - double album - but I'm still on the look out for Sweeney - double album
Posted by Luis Caramelo (Member # 2430) on February 23, 2016, 12:17 PM:
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