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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 07, 2019 03:42 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
To save you time:-
Sold for US $6,299.00 with 27 bids.


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Mark Todd
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You could surely source a new copy somewhere in the States for much less than that.


Pass me the £6 Blu Ray please, special goings on or not.

Best Mark.

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
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 - posted October 07, 2019 07:29 PM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 

How much does it cost to strike a new 16mm print?
My wild guess it around a few grand, but probably less than 6K... [Roll Eyes]

Just a lone collector from a faraway land...

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Osi Osgood
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Surprising where "Grizzly" shows up! [Smile]

Now, these days, even if i can't watch it, I would LOVE a 35MM print of it, (Grizzly), but I really do thank all those on and off the forum that have let me kno about the random "Grizzlys" wandering about.

I think Melvin and Steve are quite correct about that "perfect storm" scenario, (and don't we sellers love it when those rare circumstances pop up, eh?), but it's a damned nuisciance to us small potato collectors.

... and really, it's only reserved for those very few big titles that defy "conventions". Star Wars is one of them, no doubt among the very few, as people from all walks of life, who would think that a projector is something to make pizza with, will still want a piece of "history" when it comes to they're beloved STAR WARS!

I mean, there are other well loved and rare titles, mostly those very good Derann, Kempski and otherwise scope features that can fetch upwards of 500.00 to possibly a thousand, but STAR WARS is that anamoly that defies categorization.

quite frankly, I was surprised to see that the super 8 scope print of "Forbidden Planet actually went for what it did as, from what i have read on this forum, it wasn't really put into production on super 8 and was only relegated to a few "test print" and so, incredibly rare.

Another incredibly rare print is "Duck Soup" (as a feature).

Oh, one last thing ...

New "glossy" versions of these classics often have "tweaked" color and are often NOT the original color palette that we remember. I had a U.S. bluray of "Neverending Story" and the whole image was very off color, the non U.S. printing (by a different company) had much more realistic colors more true to the original release.

... but I have seen this many times over, far too often, where people these days, in order to make the film more "palette-able" to modern color blind people (made that way by modern color techniques), so that they won't be un-nerved by the presence of very real, natural colors!

"All these moments will be lost in time, just like ... tears, in the rain. "

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Rodney Bourke
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Also in Star Wars on 16mm

see now on ebay


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