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Posted by Trevor Adams (Member # 42) on November 09, 2004, 04:27 AM:
Has anyone compiled a list of these 400fters?Trev
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on November 09, 2004, 09:07 AM:

I'll give it a go:

All The King's Men
The Anderson Tapes
Angels Over Broadway
The Awful Truth
Back From Eternity
The Big Mouth
Birds Do It, Bees Do It
The Boogie Man Will Get you
Born Free
Born Yesterday
Brian's Song
Bridge On The River Kwai
Buchanan Rides Alone
Buck and the Preacher
Bye, Bye Birdie
The Caine Mutiny
Cat Ballou
The Chase
A Christmas Carol
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Commanche Station
Commandos Strike At Dawn
Confessions of a Driving Instructor (Parts 1&2)
Craig's Wife
Creature With the Atom Brain
The Deep
Deep Six
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
Drum Beat
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
Eascape From Devil's Island
More From Emmanuelle
Fail Safe
Forty Guns to Apache Pass
Fuller Brush Girl
Fuller Brush Man
The Gamma People
Genghis Khan
Getting Straight
The Goddess
Golden Boy
Good Day For a Hanging
The Gorgon
The Guns of Ft. Petticoat
The Guns of Navarone
The Heat's On
Hell On Frisco Bay
It Came From Beneath the Sea
It Happened One Night
The Jolson Story
Jolson Sings Again
Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim's Manhunt
The Lady From Shanghai
The Last Hurrah
Lawrence of Arabia
Lost Command
Machine Gun McCain
The Mad Magician (3D)
Major Dundee
Man From Laramie
Member of the Wedding
Miracle Woman
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Murderer's Row
My Sister Eileen
My Dog Rusty
Mysterious Island
The New Centurions
The Odessa File
On the Waterfront
Only Angels Have Wings
Pennies From Heaven
The Petty Girl
Platinum Blonde
The Professionals
Queen Boxer
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Santa Fe
Scream of Fear
The Silencers
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
So This Is Africa
Son of Dr. Jekyll
Song Of India
Stranger Wore a Gun
Taxi Driver
Thousand and One Nights
Three On A Couch
The Tiger Makes Out
Twentieth Century
Twenty Million Miles to Earth
Two Fisted Law
When the Devil Commands
Where Jesus Walked
White Line Fever
The Wild One
You Were Never Lovelier
You'll Never Get Rich

Wow! When I started I had no idea how large Columbia's output was! And that's not including the 4x200 Jason & the Argonauts, Sinbads (Seventh Voyage, Golden Voyage), 15 chapters of Batman & all those Three Stooges shorts!

Posted by Kevin Faulkner (Member # 6) on November 09, 2004, 04:04 PM:
Dont tell me you have all those titles Doug? Pretty impressive list and I cant believe you did it all from memory.

Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on November 10, 2004, 08:41 AM:

All off the top of my head.....and from the middle of two Columbia catalogs (1977,78). I only have about ten of that group of 400 footers. I'm not very fond of the Columbia narrator, and the quality of the editing is very inconsistent.

Posted by Andreas Eggeling (Member # 105) on November 10, 2004, 09:41 AM:
..... completely apart from the bad image quality of some early 400 digest.
(f.e. Lawrence of Arabia, River Kwai)

The columbia 2 x 400 and 3 x 400 are better edited and have mostly a very good picture quality.

Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on November 10, 2004, 12:37 PM:

Are you referring to the Warner Bros. 3X400' releases? I know those (Exorcist, Superman) were distributed by Columbia. Did Columbia put out any of their own films as multi-parters?

Posted by Andreas Eggeling (Member # 105) on November 10, 2004, 05:47 PM:

there was
- Odds and Even (Columbia 3 x 400),
aka Trinity: Gambling for High Stakes says that Columbia was one
of the Productions Companies.

8mm prints from USA


- Crime Busters (Columbia 3 x 400),
aka Trinity: In Trouble Again
aka Two Supercops

has columbia logos, but columbia
was only theatrical distributor

8mm prints from USA

Bridge on River Kwai
exists also as a Scope 400 footer

Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on November 10, 2004, 07:27 PM:
Thanks, Andreas. Those Terence Hill/Bud Spencer films received a fairly limited theatrical release here in the States.

Posted by Trevor Adams (Member # 42) on November 12, 2004, 03:19 PM:
Crikey,some list Doug! I have a quarter of them.Thanks.Trev

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