posted March 27, 2018 01:14 PM
Cant say I am a huge fan of this 1986 film, in fact after watching a bit on blu-ray I got bored then went on to watch something else.
However I have had a poorly stored and badly warped 35mm print sitting around, so I spent a bit of time making up the film for the platter. This print was so badly warped, through poor storage, that I thought its going to be hard to keep it in focus.
The Ernemann 2 has always been a forgiving projector, and last night it again proved that. Instead of being bored like I was with the blu-ray, I really enjoyed watching the 35mm print, so much that I will watch it again soon. As far as focus the Ernemann held it very well indeed and no problems with the print paying out on the platter either, so it was very much a case of sit back enjoy the film and let the projector and platter do there thing.
A couple of quick screen shots from last night....
Film stock is Eastman, Acetate After all the work put into the projectors over the last few years, its great to be able to now get the benefit of the time spent on them. Its a pity everyone here is so far away, as anyone here, would be more than welcome to come round, sit back and watch some of these old films once again.
posted March 28, 2018 01:23 AM
Unless you told us how badly warped that print was i would never have guessed there was anything wrong with it at all.looks great. As it happens, my Brother is in the Noth Island as from today, he visiting to see his Son get married in Auckland.
posted March 28, 2018 10:58 PM
I think a lot of credit to keeping warped film reasonable flat, must be down to those two parts. The film gate and the aperture plate... removed at the moment for cleaning.