From: Dutch, living in the Czech Republic
Registered: Jan 2013
posted October 14, 2016 05:49 AM
How much is it worth you reckon? It's a good print, no lines, some dust specks here and there. After cleaning it should be excellent. It's flat, a part of the opening credits is in scope (otherwise they had to cut some text I guess ).
From: Cottage Grove OR
Registered: Dec 2010
posted October 14, 2016 01:02 PM
Most 16mm prints during the 40-70's were used for telecine transfer meant for television broadcast. These are marked Domestic TV, most are flat prints cropped 4:3 with cues for commercials. Nudity was cut or censored but, they were not heavily edited like a Super 8 digest. Perhaps you are only missing a few seconds or a couple of minutes but not much more.
Nudity and offensive language on studio released theatrical prints during the 70's through 2000's were left in. TV stations used blooping tape to muffle sound and cut into the print to take out scenes that were either offensive or adult oriented. Those are marked Theatrical and if was shot in Scope they were also usually printed that way or adapted scope.
This is a desirable title and hard to find in this condition. I've never seen a scope version of this title on 16mm. The screenshots show a very good condition print to me. So with that said, the value may be much higher than you expect. A 35mm, IB Tech print was sold back in July for nearly $1600.
From: Croydon, London, UK
Registered: Aug 2004
posted October 14, 2016 07:58 PM
I can't recall ever seeing it offered on 16mm, so I agree it would be worth a good sum, although I wouldn't like to predict anything specific.
Although a US TV print would often be slightly shorter than the theatrical release, certain films actually have 'milder' alternative shots specifically for TV, to replace what the director expected to considered unacceptable. And there are cases of a TV version being significantly longer than a theatrical release.