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Jason Gronn
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 - posted October 21, 2015 09:39 PM      Profile for Jason Gronn   Email Jason Gronn   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Always purchasing something from one of the dealers, we need to support them as they try to support us.
Really who would think new product would still be released in 2015 and without them l don't think the hobby would still be around like it is.
This also includes the likes of Van-Eck and Wittner for parts etc.

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Terry Sills
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I bought several films at the Sunday 9.5 get together - 16 & 9.5mm. I love the Harpenden event and it's great to meet old friends again.

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David Skillern
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Hi all,

I try to by regularly from most dealers - the other month I bought Reach for the Sky - the Kenneth More pic from Classic and previously I have bought regularly from Barry at Independent 8 and every Christmas I buy several prints from Ian at Perrys.

David

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Andrew Woodcock
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I agree entirely with Jason's earlier comments. I try to support all of the remaining UK dealers from time to time and whenever they have something I desire and don't already have.

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Graham Ritchie
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The only dealer I have ever dealt with was Derann, they were excellent to deal with.

I still buy the odd film, but not from any dealers, that finished when Derann closed, also not into "buying to sell" or e-bay.

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Andrew Woodcock
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Where do you buy your films from then now Graham?

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Graham Ritchie
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Andrew

One local collector sold up all his films only last year, so I went along and bought some. "Trade Me" a NZ internet site often have films and projectors come up for sale...not much in the way of quantity though. Picked up a Universal print of The Hinderburg at a car swap meet last year of all places [Roll Eyes] ....Its funny when you are not really that interested in buying films they seem to just pop up in different places. [Big Grin]

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Andrew Woodcock
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Ah, that's great news then Graham. At least you still have a supply chain for when you want the odd one or two [Smile]

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Lee Mannering
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Hi Tom. My contribution would be that since the 1960's and starting with 8mm I cant remember a week I have not messed with 8mm either buying for our collection or projecting the stuff as far as the hobby side goes.

8mm film making I shoot most months either Super 8 or 9.5mm.

In more recent times we seem to have seen quite a few joining the forums who reminisce even more than me, but although I can bang on a bit I know the enthusiasm is still there to collect my favourite films and carry on shooting my own movies on film.

Its a tricky old one to answer as some of us on here do media for a living so I am guestimating we see an overspill from that as well from those who don't collect. One thing is sure, with a massive number of 8mm films issued we will never run out of films to look for or be surprised by...

Happy days! [Cool]

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Tom Photiou
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Hi Lee, wow you must have a mega collection. We recently added to our Eumig collection, just awaiting for a mint 810D LUX with the 1.2 lens. My Brother loves them. [Wink]

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Joe Caruso
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Pan, I will - Known Al for years, surprised he didn't send you any list - Stay in touch, Shorty

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Lee Mannering
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Part of the attraction of 8mm must be how much quality you can squeeze from it onto the screen I guess. I'm sure we have all dabbled with changing lenses, lamps and even more are upgrading further to these HTI Lamps so I am guessing Super 8 collecting will be here long after we are gone.

Wonderful hobby. [Cool]

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David Roberts
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just bought 2 very nice "Look at Life shorts from Phil at Classic. also buy from Barry and had a load from Ian at Perrys when he did his last list on here. I like all these dealers as they all put anything right you arnt happy with without any fuss.

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Osi Osgood
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In a manner of speaking, I haven't actually "bought" any new film recently (well, except for that 600ft reel of Disney, I guess that counts), but I've continued to expand my vast collection of animated shorts by selling off a friends film collection and he allows me the choice of what classic shorts I want for my "sellers fee", so that's pretty cool, as he has had many a short that I have never seen anywhere else ...period. [Smile]

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Adrian Winchester
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I bought some 8/16mm shorts from dealers/vendors such as Tony Hutchinson at the recent Rickmansworth and Harpenden events. It has hardly ever happened that I've returned from such an event without finding anything to buy.

I suspect the answers here may not be entirely representative because despite Tom's "ALL Members" phrasing, I expect few will respond to say that they don't buy films from dealers, even though I'm sure that quite a few are (e.g.) former collectors who like to stay in touch with the film collecting world.

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Alan Rik
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I buy films from anyone who has them pretty much. I have used Derann, Classic, Buckingham Films, Fosters, Ebay, Steve Osborne, and private.
The last film I purchased from a dealer was uncle Ian and that was almost a year ago. Maybe more. Since Derann closed down it seems the number of titles that are floating around are getting fewer and fewer and the dealers are not getting the titles they used to. They are in the hands of collectors and are either hitting Ebay or trade privately on forums like this.

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Andrew Woodcock
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Hope you start finding more of the titles you like soon Alan.
I know you love your films and only one in a year isn't enough to satisfy your cinematography needs! [Smile]

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Dave Groves
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Bought a couple of trailers from dealers last month. I buy the occasional short but don't buy features any more. I run numerous public shows and have mostly what I need for them.

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Tom Photiou
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All great stuff here, as you said earlier it looks as though 90% of people registered here dont do anything other than read and keep up with stuff, if you are one of those it would be interesting for you to just pop on here and let us know that you are here but only to keep up with what's going on.

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Steve Klare
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I think there are quite a few people that were active film collectors, maybe have moved on to other things and just like to look in for old time's sake.

We had someone at CineSea who sold his collection some time ago: he just came to enjoy a weekend of film.

-yet they say if you want to quit an old habit and stay quit, you really shouldn't hang out among people who haven't quit!

That's an excellent way to wind up coming home with a projector in the back seat

("It's just one!")

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Andrew Woodcock
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I think both Tom and Steve are right on the money with this one.

It's a habit that never entirely leaves us I'd say once it's bitten us all

It's probably only due to practical and financial reasons why more people don't choose to stay with it over the full term I'm guessing.

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Tom Photiou
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& of course the increase now of film prices, and the lack of good material. I was looking at some of the universal 400 foot classic horror's on ebay, i am trying to obtain Dracula,(Bela Lugusi) and the Wolfman 1930's but there aint no way i am paying over £40 for them. I have Frankenstein, i will wait and if it doesn't come out at the right price i will go without or buy it on a disc. I love my super 8 cine films but i'm not stupid. [Wink]

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Mike Newell
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The Universal 8 horror movies are never going to go down in price if they are in original boxes. A lot of the feeding frenzy is memorabilia buyers. You have horror fans film memorabilia and even 1970s kitsch. When I sold my digests they went for very good prices but every buyer was not interested in projecting I even had lots of questions as to what they were. Like are they video.? Your only chance of getting those titles now is if they are in plain boxes or a private sales with a collector. I would place a strong bet that super 8 memorabilia will be the next big thing and once they start going for serious money hundred and thousands £40 could look like a bargain in a few years. Look a cinema posters once they were binned or sold for a few pounds now they are thousands. The sad thing about super 8 once it goes that way there will be no reproduction posters to buy.

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Joe Caruso
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"Pushing" the original box as long as I have, it's gratifying to see collectors finally understanding the premium that is found in box-art (a/k/a "mini-posters", so to speak) - Standard 8mm has been classified in the Mezosoic age, not many bother with this gauge, which is a mistake - Super 8 will hang on a while, like 16, the unusual titles people want will surface and you have to pay a fair price - Universal Horror/Comedy will always command top-dollar with box and to a slightly lesser extant, without - All debatable - Shorty

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Jack Cleveland
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I noticed several of you mentioned Paul Foster films. I have always wondered how much I will end up paying for shipping to have it sent to the US. He has great titles.

I bought a couple of shorts at Cinesea from my friend Gary Sloan, and did procure a nice print of "Babes in Toyland " from a dealer here in the states.

Everything is 16mm for me. I have that nice Derann print of GWTW, but thats my only Super 8 print.

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