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Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on August 03, 2010, 01:58 AM:
How was the general quality of DCR releases?
Posted by Ricky Daniels (Member # 95) on August 03, 2010, 03:42 AM:

DCR films were always very good considering the vintage age of the majority of their releases. I believe the proprietor Dave West was meticulous in selecting the best available origination materials that were available at the time. He also lubricated his release prints so they arrived in pristine condition.

I have some great prints from DCR including Oh! Mr Porter and Ask a Policeman both films of which I am very fond and regularly project.


Ps. I've extra DCR feature length prints of both of the above titles if anyone would like to purchase a copy.
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on August 03, 2010, 04:28 AM:
Hi Ricky,

Have you ever seen the DCR release of SCROOGE with Alistair Sim? If so, how was it?

Posted by Paul Spinks (Member # 573) on August 03, 2010, 08:13 AM:
I have the DCR release of "Scrooge". It is on 5X400ft reels and is a nice black and white print with clear sound. I have never had a bad DCR print. CEC re released this title and I found an advert for it from 1992 but I do not know what it was like as I have never seen a copy.

[ August 03, 2010, 11:06 AM: Message edited by: Paul Spinks ]
Posted by Thomas Smith (Member # 1889) on August 05, 2010, 03:41 AM:
i must agree with paul with regards to dcr prints
i have the 1960 version of the 39 steps by dcr
great colour and sound print
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on August 05, 2010, 04:28 AM:
I got the 400fter of A NIGHT TO REMEMBER from DCR Films.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on August 05, 2010, 07:05 AM:
I have a couple of DCR prints, mostly railroad releases. To me they seem a little more grainy than average.

By the same token they are some of the favorite titles on my collection. They seem to choose topics that really work for me.
Posted by David Erskine (Member # 1244) on August 05, 2010, 07:50 AM:
I chatted to Dave from time to time and always found him to be a good egg! I still have some commercials he released - mainly 'cos I was in one of 'em.
Cheers, David E
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on August 05, 2010, 09:44 AM:
You must tell us, David, which one you were in!
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on August 05, 2010, 09:48 AM:
I have a few of their prints that are pretty good - I know their features had a very good reputation when they were in business.

As railway films were a speciality of theirs, it's worth remembering that some of these were enthusiast-type productions shot on 16mm, that wouldn't necessarily have offered outstanding master material.

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