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Posted by Joe Vannicola (Member # 4156) on April 04, 2016, 10:01 PM:
I was looking at an old issue of Famous Monsters and on the page where the magazine sold Super 8 or regular 8mm films, there was an ad for Revenge of Frankenstein that claimed it was available in Technicolor. Now, I know the theatrical film was in Tech, but I also know good and well the 8mm cut downs weren't. Is it possible Columbia may done this for some of their films or perhaps it was an accidental printing? I myself think it was an ad miss print. What do the rest of you think?
Posted by Gary Crawford (Member # 67) on April 05, 2016, 06:24 AM:
I never saw that ad. My print which I bought new when it came out was already somewhat reddish....brownish. I was disappointed . Hope to see you in a few days at our beloved Cinesea!!!
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on April 05, 2016, 06:56 AM:
There's a tech around somewhere, I'll find it - So says Shorty
Posted by John Hourigan (Member # 111) on April 05, 2016, 09:50 AM:
I wouldn't put too much weight in terms of what those ads proclaimed -- I also recall that they would tout that a 200-foot digest would run "12 minutes" when we all know that it's closer to approx. 8 minutes......
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on April 05, 2016, 11:56 AM:
Shorty WILL find it, there is no one more persistent than Shorty!

(I'm kind of hoping that in his long searches, he'll run across a Grizzly Adams for me!! [Smile] )
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on April 05, 2016, 12:41 PM:
There's often a lot of confusion though about the difference between a film that was actually shot in Technicolor and a film that is actually a Technicolor print.
Posted by Melvin England (Member # 5270) on April 05, 2016, 04:32 PM:
There is a 200' black and white silent version listed on Ebay UK as we speak.
Posted by Brad Kimball (Member # 5) on April 05, 2016, 06:29 PM:
I have the color print as well and even though the color is badly faded, it certainly is, by no means, Technicolor. I wonder if the ad copy was simply going off a general description of the movie itself. Funny that it's faded because all my other Columbia color prints are still rich with great greens and blues.
Posted by Joseph Randall (Member # 4906) on April 05, 2016, 07:51 PM:
I also recall that they would tout that a 200-foot digest would run "12 minutes" when we all know that it's closer to approx. 8 minutes......
I guess they meant at 18 fps.
Posted by Patrick Feuerstein (Member # 5293) on April 18, 2016, 12:25 PM:
The film was shot in Eastmancolor and printed by Technicolor after having converted it in 3 strips. This process is a printing system like "offset" for paper. Three "matrix" (like plates for print) deliver their own color (Y.C.M.) on blank (BW film stock). The 3 colors added gave black. The machine to make the prints was about 30m long. As I know there's no more in service. So, a 8mm print CAN'T be in Technicolor.

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