posted October 28, 2016 04:15 AM
You're probably spot on there David!
Equally, how would know you had a non paying customer so soon after auction has ended? Only two reasons, one being that the buyer said he had made some kind of mistake,but then waited until auction end to say as much? The second, well those are rather more sinister thoughts sadly.
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From: Worthing, West Sussex, UK
Registered: Feb 2009
posted October 28, 2016 07:23 AM
I seriously considered bidding on that as JP is one of my all time favourite movies. But SIX HUNDRED QUID? I'd want Spielberg to sit next to me and give a director's commentary for that money!
From: United Kingdom
Registered: Jun 2003
posted October 28, 2016 02:38 PM
The super 8 prints that came from Derann. I presume they used a 35mm negative. Print quality was on par with Predator and Aliens etc. The print being advertised looks good I assume a 16mm print has been struck for either foreign markets or for hire to either small cinemas or use on oil rigs etc. I am surprised that a film as late as 1993 was made on 16mm.
From: New York City, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted October 29, 2016 06:07 PM
In 1994 I worked for a film lab and we use to make 16mm prints for Disney. While I was there I remember they were working on "Pocahontas". They usually did 2 types of prints. One standard and then one that was labeled "Xenon" Which was timed/color corrected differently for use for the Armed Forces I believe. They couldn't get the sharpness right on a few prints so I had to walk to the dumpster and then throw the soft focus prints in there and let them unspool so that no one would come and take them out of there. I also did that for a few films like a 35mm print of "The Blob". And sadly, numerous others.
From: Cottage Grove OR
Registered: Dec 2010
posted October 29, 2016 10:38 PM
Considering that these great titles are far more scare than any automobile of the same value, a seller today should be grateful that the hobbyist and the collector are two different buyers. And I can assure you as both a buyer and a seller, that there are hardly any friends when the hammer comes down on those last few seconds of the auction.
What I can say is that there are buyers out there for 16mm where cost does not seem to be a matter because they know how scarce the film is. These people are real, money is no object and are very, very competitive. And then there is the hobbyist, who can only cringe at the closing price...so close yet so far. Glad to see that this hobby can provide happiness to so many, and on the other hand such a frustrating venture when dozens are hunting for the same prize.
From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
Registered: Feb 2015
posted October 30, 2016 04:21 AM
'when dozens are hunting for the same prize'. Those last few words sum up the whole situation that causes prices to make some of us gasp. There are folk for whom money is no object to getting what they want. Great for sellers methinks.