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Posted by Benjamin Durie (Member # 5872) on April 20, 2017, 07:01 AM:

I am looking for full feature print of The Great Escape.

Thanks for you help and advice,

Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on April 20, 2017, 03:29 PM:
I have a stunning colour mint print the best you will ever sea in scope and its on 16mm for sale
Posted by Benjamin Durie (Member # 5872) on April 20, 2017, 04:14 PM:
Good to know if I am unable to find one in the super 8 format.
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on April 20, 2017, 10:16 PM:
It does exists at least, parts one and 2 derann:

But depending on what quality you are after....
Hope you find what you are after.
Posted by Benjamin Durie (Member # 5872) on April 21, 2017, 12:11 AM:
Thanks for the ebay find. I will throw my hat in the ring and see how it goes
Posted by David Hardy (Member # 4628) on April 21, 2017, 03:11 AM:
Benjamin good luck with your hunt for The Great Escape on Super 8mm.

The parts on Ebay are the two Derann edited versions and not reels one and two of the feature. I thought I should clarify
this for you in case you never knew.

I see the seller reports the print as a bit warm and faded and one part has side weave.

Whatever you do i wish you luck. [Smile]
Posted by Gilbert Lambert (Member # 5403) on April 21, 2017, 05:52 AM:
If you can buy a great print in 16mm take it, as I don't see one coming complete in Super 8. In Scope in 16mm even better. As long as it's LPP or Technicolor you are safe for a while, if you can afford it of course , Gilbert
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on April 21, 2017, 06:25 AM:
The feature was never on super 8, only the 2 x 400ft, (later ones released as 1 x 600).
That 16mm print looks A1 but way out of my league for spending on a movie [Wink]
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on April 21, 2017, 11:32 AM:
Tom, it might just exist in Italy as a feature. It's amazing as to what was released (a lot of the time, illegally, quite frankly), in Italy on super 8 as a feature films.

However, the down side is that in most cases, the film stock tends to be fadey eastman and the print quality can range from OK to gawd-awful! I once has a print of "The Rescuers" that was an "ex-theater" print, in the letterboxed format, that they made prints from, and while the sharpness was OK and the color passable, the amount of flecks and scratches to the source print used, was the WORST I had ever seen!

But, maybe, just maybe, it exists in Italy.

Maybe some of our Italian members can verify?
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on April 21, 2017, 01:01 PM:
Be interesting to see if one turns up. [Wink]

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