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Tom Photiou
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 - posted November 01, 2018 05:04 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is a title we havnt viewed since 2012, however, a fellow collector here mentioned this title the other day and i thought ours must be turning colour by now. Time for clean and viewing.
Another great surprise, this one appears to be on low fade stock and has superb colours with not a drop of fade in sight. Those blacks are as black as a badgers bum and the whites are pure white, with everything in between being very vivid. We were very pleased with this tonight. The overall condition of the film print is also very good, the first 400ft part being perfect , part two and three have a few very tiny marks which are of no concern, these have been there from day one. Originally on 3 x 400 reels we have of course joined it onto a very satisfactory 800ft spool, (approx 700/750ft). This is another one of those very well done edits along with Eagles Dare and wild gees to name two.
No need to tell anyone the plot here, just some images to tell the story. This one is definatly a keeper
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Mark Mander
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 - posted November 01, 2018 06:37 AM      Profile for Mark Mander   Email Mark Mander   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Looks great once again Tom,I have this title and the colours still look nice on mine too,great cast and cutdown,Mark

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted November 01, 2018 07:44 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Cheers Mark, yes definatly one of good cut downs. [Wink]

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted November 01, 2018 11:57 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Definitely a GREAT low fade print of this! Lucky man, that Tom!

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Leon Norris
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 - posted November 01, 2018 12:01 PM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
TOM, who release this film? As a 3 parter! The pictures look pretty good! Thanks, Leon

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted November 01, 2018 12:36 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks all, im not a 100% sure who originally released it, i thought it may have been Ken films, perhaps someone could confirm please? [Wink]

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Larry Arpin
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 - posted November 01, 2018 07:00 PM      Profile for Larry Arpin   Author's Homepage   Email Larry Arpin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes it was Ken Films that release this. Tom you are so lucky. This was a great digest if memory serves me. I've only seen a few low fade Ken's releases.

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Barry Attwood
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 - posted November 02, 2018 12:28 AM      Profile for Barry Attwood   Email Barry Attwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Tom,

If it's on LPP then you've got the lovely Derann re-print, which was done at thye same time as them re-printing "Viva Las Vegas", you can't go wrong with your print, colours are likely to stay fine for many a year yet!

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Tom Photiou
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Thank you for the info Barry,(and Larry), i had an idea that Derann did reprints of this title along with a few others. [Wink]

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted November 02, 2018 11:47 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for that info Barry! I wondered if this was a reprint. There's Derann, rescuing us the red fade hell! [Smile]

If you ever re-sell that one, it will fetch top dollar, no doubt!

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Oliver F. R. Feld
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 - posted November 11, 2018 01:08 PM      Profile for Oliver F. R. Feld   Email Oliver F. R. Feld   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I also like this cutdown. Ufa released this Ken Film version in Germany in wonderful boxes.
But I dislike the Pan&Scan. For example You don’t really see everything that happens in the outside elevator.

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Tom Photiou
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I agree with you on that Oliver, it's a pity it wasn't letter-boxed or even better, in Scope. [Wink]

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David Coppola
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Ken Films released a 3 x 400 film? I know they released Viacom features just before they went under...but was not aware of this.

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