I posted this in gen yak - due to it crossing 2 formats - but thought it may be intersting.
8mm/16mm what have been..or are the best prints you have ever sought after...got hold of..holy grail..and ultimately quality wise prints you have had in your hands and run through YOUR OWN projector . You MUST have owned it and shown it..
I will start with one of the best prints that ever came my way - that print of mine has since gone on to be sold around the world after I sold it on - 16mm "RoboCop". an absolutely stunning print..you could have blown that up to 30ft easy and looked on in awe.
From: United Kingdom
Registered: Jun 2003
posted August 23, 2015 08:27 AM
The ones that spring to mind instantly are Singin in the Rain, Predator, Adventures of Robin Hood when they finally got it right virtually all the Disneys features except Little Mermaid. The Old Mill,Lonesome Ghost, Flowers & Trees and Three Little Pigs always stood out in shorts department.Skeleton Dance for its age was a brilliant print. The film I seemed to always play to new audiences was The Time Machine.
If I was pushed I would say Predator had the slight edge I think the super 8 version is better than than the first DVD release and The Old Mill for a short. Even the original Disney release was excellent but the Derann release was faultless.
posted August 23, 2015 01:45 PM
Super 8. For colour and grain I'd say the Derann release of "Buccaneer Bunny", closely followed by their Disney release "Aladdin" and for colour but worse grain the Marketing 400ft of "True Grit"
From: Barking, Essex, UK
Registered: Mar 2006
posted August 23, 2015 02:38 PM
The Lone Wolf full length print on Super 8 of "El Cid", it is absolutely stunning. On 16mm a lovely Technicolor print of Disney's "Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue" with Richard Todd and the gorgeous Glynis Johns. Also 3 lovely LPP prints of Sean Connery in "The Name Of The Rose", "The Hunt For Red October" and "Outland". All thankfully still in my possession.
From: Sunnyvale, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2011
posted August 24, 2015 12:06 PM
My 16mm original print of Curly Sue is gorgeous. Unfortunately I only have Reels 1 & 2. Since the chance of locating the 3rd reel is probably nil to none...I show the last 25 minutes on my digital projector.
"I'm having a very good day!" Richard Dreyfuss - Let It Ride (1989).
From: Gorleston, Norfolk, UK
Registered: May 2014
posted August 25, 2015 11:20 AM
The best 16mm print that i ever owned was The Goonies 1985 LPP Scope.Two of my favorites that i currently own on 16mm are Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jaws.The 16mm film that i have hunted high and low for and would be a dream to own is 1986 Flight of the Navigator.
posted August 26, 2015 01:09 PM
Probably the best colour ones I owned was a 16mm Kodachrome print of White Christmas..that was stunning in quality and saturation also I had a very nice low fade print of Yellow Submarine which whilst needing a lot of cleaning initially was very nice indeed. I also had some great episodes of the Twilight Zone at one time that were exceptional quality...