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Posted by Jim Schrader (Member # 9) on July 09, 2019, 01:30 PM:
if you had a print with excellent color but also had an emulsion scratch for about a minute in it would you keep it or sell it?
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on July 09, 2019, 02:12 PM:
Funny you should ask that question Jim. On the other channel i put up a thread with this in mind. Be worth a look. [Wink]
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on July 09, 2019, 03:27 PM:
I would keep it as having good colour is the best thing. A green scratch for only a minute wouldn't bother me (unless I could easily obtain another print at a good price but would only bother if it was a favourite movie of mine)

Graham S
Posted by Maurizio Di Cintio (Member # 144) on July 09, 2019, 03:45 PM:
I second Graham's opinion: better good colors throught a print with a 1 minute green scratch than a perfectly scratch-free print with mediocre (or worse) colors.
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on July 10, 2019, 12:17 AM:
We have one particular print with green scratches and perfect colour I would never part with purely for sentimental reasons.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on July 10, 2019, 02:37 AM:
Keep it.
Posted by Leon Norris (Member # 3151) on July 10, 2019, 09:50 AM:
If I like the film I will keep it! And as long it has a scratch on the far right side or left side! If it is in the middle I would get rid of it! I just hate those scratches that run down the middle! Very distracting!
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on July 11, 2019, 02:01 PM:
Keep it, I have a Bugs Bunny cartoon with a green scratch on the last minute - wouldn't part with it.
Posted by Dave Groves (Member # 4685) on July 12, 2019, 11:33 AM:
One of my films had a lovely scratch in the centre right through the main characters face from the very start of the film. I got Marco to print the section from a dvd and no-one would know there had ever been a problem unless a sharp eyed viewer registers a slight difference in the colour balance. Scratches in the wrong place always distract but rarely destroy the viewing experience. I tend to hang on in hopes of a perfect replacement but as each year passes the hope of copies of favourites being available or even affordable lessens.
Posted by Leon Norris (Member # 3151) on July 12, 2019, 12:04 PM:
Would it be great if they had a film cleaner that would get rid of those green scratches? That way we can keep our prints!

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