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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted March 27, 2018 01:14 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

Wrong

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....
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Oliver F. R. Feld
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 - posted March 27, 2018 01:59 PM      Profile for Oliver F. R. Feld   Email Oliver F. R. Feld   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Amazing...!!!
What a print!

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Bill Brandenstein
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 - posted March 27, 2018 03:12 PM      Profile for Bill Brandenstein   Email Bill Brandenstein   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Polyester or acetate? That would affect how hard the warpage disturbs the film in the gate, wouldn't it?

At least it's in the low-fade era. Gorgeous photos!

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Graham Ritchie
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Hi Bill

Film stock is Eastman, Acetate [Smile] 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.
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Tom Photiou
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 - posted March 28, 2018 01:23 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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. [Big Grin]
As it happens, my Brother is in the Noth Island as from today, he visiting to see his Son get married in Auckland.

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Jason Patnode
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 - posted March 28, 2018 04:05 AM      Profile for Jason Patnode   Author's Homepage   Email Jason Patnode   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Doesn't look warped at all. Those screenshots look great Graham

I just watched the re-release of the Dark Crystal in theaters. I used to always double bill that with Labyrinth and was wishing I could see that projected too.

Glad to hear someone got to see it the way it was meant to be viewed:-)

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted March 28, 2018 11:53 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ever since I first saw her in this film (Jenniger Connelly) i so fell in love with her, and she has continued to keep her incredibly young looking appearance!

I like "The Dark Crystal" a lot more, though ...

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted March 28, 2018 10:58 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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. [Smile]
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