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Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on March 27, 2010, 04:14 PM:
Who released the William Cameron Menzies film on Super 8mm? I just got the 400' version (original box and leader not included) and it's basically the last reel of the feature. It has an opening title (not spliced on) which means this was meant to stand as a 400' release. While the print is on the grainy side, the color is outstanding.

Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on March 27, 2010, 05:26 PM:

It was released by Mountain Films here in the UK,along with a 4 x 400ft version slightly abridged to 72 mins in both colour and black & white.

The Colour prints by Buck labs were outstanding for there time.

Cheers MW
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on March 27, 2010, 05:56 PM:
The 4 x 400ft version is on Perrys current list.
Posted by John Cook (Member # 203) on March 27, 2010, 06:26 PM:
I wish I had a money tree growing out back...
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on March 27, 2010, 07:19 PM:
Interesting - I have a 400' with good colour too. Just checked the stock, which is Fuji. It also says 79 JM; I don't know what the JM is but I suppose the 79 is the year. It's lucky as some Mountain prints have suffered particularly bad fading.
Posted by John W. Black (Member # 1082) on March 28, 2010, 01:06 AM:
If I'm not correct,I think Demaio carried it in the US
Posted by John Clancy (Member # 49) on March 28, 2010, 03:39 AM:
I'm pretty sure the late Alan Martin talks about editing 'Invaders from Mars' for Super 8 in the 'The Men Behind The Movies' (part 2 I think).
Posted by Terry Lagler (Member # 1110) on March 28, 2010, 10:36 AM:
Doug, I have the one your talking about.
The colors on mine are still stunning - real surprise when I first viewed it.
here is the plastic case it was housed in.


Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on March 28, 2010, 02:03 PM:
Thank you all for your replies! My print, like Adrian's, is also on Fuji stock.

Terry, could you please e-mail me a full quality jpg of the front and back covers? Thanks in advance.

Posted by Terry Lagler (Member # 1110) on March 28, 2010, 03:04 PM:
No problem Doug, let me scan them for better quality and I'll send em' off asap.
Posted by Joe Taffis (Member # 4) on March 28, 2010, 04:01 PM:
Doug, RED FOX FILMS had the first, and exclusive release of this super 8mm feature in the U.S.A. [Smile]
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on March 28, 2010, 10:50 PM:

Thanks for the scans!


Nice to know about Red Fox. Did they also release a 400' version?


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