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Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on March 24, 2018, 05:25 PM:
This is an interesting document on Walt Disney Home Movies. Unfortunately there is no mention of the amazing Derann prints which, contrary to his misinformed opinion, do have considerable value today!
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on March 24, 2018, 05:46 PM:
As Dave Smith mentioned last week, there is no sense in collecting these films, except for the box art or as a curiosity. They have no intrinsic value.

“The old 8mm film versions of Disney cartoons are practically valueless today. Few people have projectors, the films have gotten brittle and practically all the films have been released on video cassette or DVD,”

Hi Paul,

Sounds like we need to invite Dave Smith to CineSea!

We really do live within a bubble! I showed my Derann "The Small One" at a show before Christmas and a friend of ours that didn't know I do these things went through Extreme Format Distress. Not only was I using this ancient movie...thing, but the picture was beautiful and there was...sound! (How did I DO that?)

-another friend who's a Nurse was prepared to administer CPR if needed.

Good thing I also projected a DVD: Without that I might have killed her!

(The patient has fully recovered and recently asked to be invited to the next one.)
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on March 25, 2018, 06:49 PM:
Perhaps someone with an impressive-looking shelf of Disney features in original boxes could take a photo, send it to Mr Smith, and say: "I'm thing of disposing of these. Do you think it would be worthwhile offering Beauty and the Beast', 'Fantasia 2000' etc on ebay, or should I just see if a charity shop would take them?" Any answer would be interesting, especially as he appears to have an astonishing gap in his knowledge!
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on March 26, 2018, 12:07 AM:
I have one he mentions "An Evening At Disneyland" however its very hit and miss thing regarding getting the ok to upload it onto you-tube. They blocked me in 46 countries regarding certain extracts from Mickey Fifty Years. It took three goes to remove the short copyright material they talked about, so uploading anything Disney is a bit iffy [Roll Eyes]

Regarding 8mm I have just finished watching a short Facebook video of a film collector in Iraq, with his Eumig Duel projector screening some Super 8 film, and also showing the change over to Standard 8 and some of that as well. What we dont see here, is the interest in other non English speaking countries, but its certainly out there. Changing the subject slightly [Roll Eyes] today I noticed that the video of the Bauer U4 I put up, has made its way to a Facebook page of a small Cinema come museum, in Sao Bento do Sapucai, Sao Paulo, Brazil and looking at the photos, it looks like a neat place to visit. So there you have and film projectors are still popular and of interest in other parts of the world [Cool]
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on March 26, 2018, 01:18 PM:
It's fascinating really, all corners of the globe run film - Little is ever mention of other technology - Disney films like all others will always have value to whomever enjoys them - Box-art of course is a given plus - I urge anyone and everyone to visit us next month for CINESEA, it's a small world after all [Smile] - Cheers, Shorty
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on March 26, 2018, 02:17 PM:

-now that SONG is stuck in my head! [Wink]
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on March 27, 2018, 12:44 PM:
Wow! A lot of really neat info in that article.

Of course, one of the assumptions have been proved wrong (the collectibility of the cartoons and such) as, there is a true value in the editing of these 200ft digests, ("Dumbo the Flying Elephant" is an excellent example), as there is a real art to it and they work incredibly well when done right.

Also, interesting as to they're reasoning as to what film stock to use and why, as well as the extra info about just how involved Technicolor was in all of this.

MANY thanks for posting that article!

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