posted April 01, 2010 05:04 PM
At 185 minutes, the 12 reels shown must be just 200 feet each. My Blackhawk regular 8 silent print is 6 reels, 400 feet each. Purchased new from Blackhawk at the time they introduced it for $100.00 Original Blackhawk box in excellent condition. Blackhawk notes that their source is the original 35mm negative. I plan to sell mine soon.
[ April 02, 2010, 06:54 AM: Message edited by: Michael Dixon ]
From: London England
Registered: May 2007
posted April 02, 2010 10:00 AM
A friend purchased the Thunderbird tinted print in 16mm. The picture quality was superb but it had an added music track recorded at 24 which was not really suitable. My print is a 16mm silent probably from the MofMA archive which is very good. I heard a story that the tinted original print which was the source of the Thunderbird prints and the Photoplay restoration ended up lost!
-------------------- Always interested in privately produced amateur and home movies.
From: El Cerrito,CA,USA
Registered: Jan 2010
posted April 02, 2010 11:27 AM
Hi Michael I'm looking for a copy of Birth of A Nation in regular 8mm and I saw that you might be selling yours soon, if you're up for selling I would consider buying that from you. Hope you don't mind my asking. cheers,Richard
From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Registered: Feb 2006
posted April 02, 2010 07:51 PM
I have a tinted Thunderbird 16mm print and now it is ALL tinted red! The original tinted scenes are bright red, the rest dull red.
The same would have happened to the Blackhawk prints if they were all on colour stock pre '83. With Blackhawk however they had a habit of using colour stock only on colour scenes; did they do this with BOAN?
I have a Blackhawk 400ft Super 8 called Coming Attractions and it is part colour stock and part B & W.
posted April 03, 2010 06:57 AM
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