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Daniel Macarone
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 - posted July 22, 2016 09:58 AM      Profile for Daniel Macarone   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I am looking for a feature print of Hitchcock's The 39 Steps in very good to excellent condition; A couple scratches that don't last long would be acceptable. Email or PM me if you have one you can sell me. Thank you.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted July 22, 2016 11:34 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Be careful on this one Daniel. I have seen some HORRID super 8 prints of this. I believe the Niles print is in that category, as it is one of those dupes that are so bad that there's not that much difference between sdtaright blacks and whites, and it had a very marginal focus, so stay FAR away from the Niles print. However, if it was released over in the UK by Powell or some other good company, there should be some good ones out there.

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Daniel Macarone
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 - posted July 22, 2016 11:52 AM      Profile for Daniel Macarone   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ok, thanks. I appreciate that tip!

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Joe Caruso
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 - posted July 22, 2016 11:53 AM      Profile for Joe Caruso     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi fellow-Summiter - NILES had the only print on this, though I thought DERANN did also - Shorty

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Daniel Macarone
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 - posted July 22, 2016 12:27 PM      Profile for Daniel Macarone   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well then, I guess I'll be looking for other Hitchcock titles that are better print quality. Maybe this can be a little Hitchcock topic, while we're at it. For example, do you know anything about quality of Notorious on Super 8? I believe The Reel Image sold Rear Window and Vertigo.

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Paul Suchy
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 - posted July 22, 2016 02:13 PM      Profile for Paul Suchy   Author's Homepage   Email Paul Suchy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ken Films did Notorious , and I have heard it's a pretty good print. Ken also released Rebecca,which I own and the print quality is very good (the sound is remarkable too). The only odd thing about the print is that each 400' section ends with a quick fade-out; I guess they didn't anticipate people assembling prints onto larger reels.

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Barry Attwood
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 - posted July 23, 2016 02:53 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Daniel,

I've just had in the PM Films print of "The 39 Steps", 4x400' B/W Sound, I've classified it as a B+ and it has its original boxes too, I'm looking for £90 plus post.

If interested then email me at indi8films@aol.com.

Barry.

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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 - posted July 23, 2016 10:20 AM      Profile for Panayotis A. Carayannis     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My Niles print of THE 39 STEPS is not bad at all.I'd rate it at least "good".NOTORIOUS was released by abc and is perfect !

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David Ollerearnshaw
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 - posted July 23, 2016 11:46 AM      Profile for David Ollerearnshaw   Author's Homepage   Email David Ollerearnshaw   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
P.M. Films were the UK distributor of The 39 Steps in the 4x400ft format running about 72 minutes. Although abridged it is a good job and a nice print too.

I'll just add

The 39 Steps Donat P.M. Films
The 39 Steps More DCR Films
The 39 Steps Powell Walton 400ft and full optical sound

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted July 24, 2016 11:27 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes i can confirm the PM print is excellent, we have this feature and it is a very good one and well abridge. [Wink]

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Barry Attwood
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 - posted July 24, 2016 11:45 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just to let everyone know my print of "The 39 Steps" has now been sold.

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Bradford A Moore
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 - posted July 24, 2016 02:32 PM      Profile for Bradford A Moore     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thunderbird also released a super 8 print, which is pretty good. The last reel though which is about 200ft of film is a bit dark, but the rest is very good.

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Daniel Macarone
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 - posted July 25, 2016 04:53 AM      Profile for Daniel Macarone   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ok, I'll take a chance and try a Niles or Thunderbird print of The 39 Steps. I'm also looking for a print of Notorious. If anyone has any of these they can sell, please contact me. Thanks.

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Mark L Barton
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I have the Robert Powell 79 version on 16mm in French, As I do not speak French I think I will list it here for sale.

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Daniel Macarone
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I only want the Hitchcock film, but I hope you can sell your version, Mark.

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Osi Osgood
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I have that one on super 8 optical sound as well, (the late 70's remake), which still has pretty good color!

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Mathew James
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 - posted August 04, 2016 08:16 PM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There is one here: 39 Steps

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Daniel Macarone
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 - posted August 04, 2016 09:17 PM      Profile for Daniel Macarone   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Matthew, Thanks for catching this one, but it looks like an edited version. The full feature probably wouldn't fit on 2x800'.

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Patrick Feuerstein
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I've a very good Thunderbird print and can sell it (as I prefer the PM one, even it's abridged). If interested please send me a PM.

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Mathew James
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 - posted September 17, 2016 11:45 AM      Profile for Mathew James   Email Mathew James   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Daniel,
If you are still looking, i saw this today:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-39-STEPS-1935-ALFRED-HITCHCOCK-ROBERT-DONAT-SUPER-8MM-SOUND-FEATURE-FILM-/142119600314?hash=item2116fd00ba:g:9ukAAOSw8gVX3B9s

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Daniel Macarone
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 - posted September 17, 2016 03:38 PM      Profile for Daniel Macarone   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Matthew, thanks for always catching these, but I think I'm giving up on this search because I only want full-length and I don't think I would be happy with the quality of the full-length versions.

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Joseph Randall
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 - posted September 17, 2016 09:12 PM      Profile for Joseph Randall     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I haven't watched my copy of THE 39 STEPS in a long time, but as I recall it is a very, very good print. I think it is a Niles.

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