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Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on July 22, 2016, 09:58 AM:
I am looking for a feature print of Hitchcock's The 39 Steps in very good to excellent condition; A couple scratches that don't last long would be acceptable. Email or PM me if you have one you can sell me. Thank you.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on July 22, 2016, 11:34 AM:
Be careful on this one Daniel. I have seen some HORRID super 8 prints of this. I believe the Niles print is in that category, as it is one of those dupes that are so bad that there's not that much difference between sdtaright blacks and whites, and it had a very marginal focus, so stay FAR away from the Niles print. However, if it was released over in the UK by Powell or some other good company, there should be some good ones out there.
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on July 22, 2016, 11:52 AM:
Ok, thanks. I appreciate that tip!
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on July 22, 2016, 11:53 AM:
Hi fellow-Summiter - NILES had the only print on this, though I thought DERANN did also - Shorty
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on July 22, 2016, 12:27 PM:
Well then, I guess I'll be looking for other Hitchcock titles that are better print quality. Maybe this can be a little Hitchcock topic, while we're at it. For example, do you know anything about quality of Notorious on Super 8? I believe The Reel Image sold Rear Window and Vertigo.
Posted by Paul Suchy (Member # 80) on July 22, 2016, 02:13 PM:
Ken Films did Notorious , and I have heard it's a pretty good print. Ken also released Rebecca,which I own and the print quality is very good (the sound is remarkable too). The only odd thing about the print is that each 400' section ends with a quick fade-out; I guess they didn't anticipate people assembling prints onto larger reels.
Posted by Barry Attwood (Member # 100) on July 23, 2016, 02:53 AM:

I've just had in the PM Films print of "The 39 Steps", 4x400' B/W Sound, I've classified it as a B+ and it has its original boxes too, I'm looking for £90 plus post.

If interested then email me at

Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on July 23, 2016, 10:20 AM:
My Niles print of THE 39 STEPS is not bad at all.I'd rate it at least "good".NOTORIOUS was released by abc and is perfect !
Posted by David Ollerearnshaw (Member # 3296) on July 23, 2016, 11:46 AM:
P.M. Films were the UK distributor of The 39 Steps in the 4x400ft format running about 72 minutes. Although abridged it is a good job and a nice print too.

I'll just add

The 39 Steps Donat P.M. Films
The 39 Steps More DCR Films
The 39 Steps Powell Walton 400ft and full optical sound
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on July 24, 2016, 11:27 AM:
Yes i can confirm the PM print is excellent, we have this feature and it is a very good one and well abridge. [Wink]
Posted by Barry Attwood (Member # 100) on July 24, 2016, 11:45 AM:
Just to let everyone know my print of "The 39 Steps" has now been sold.
Posted by Bradford A Moore (Member # 426) on July 24, 2016, 02:32 PM:
Thunderbird also released a super 8 print, which is pretty good. The last reel though which is about 200ft of film is a bit dark, but the rest is very good.
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on July 25, 2016, 04:53 AM:
Ok, I'll take a chance and try a Niles or Thunderbird print of The 39 Steps. I'm also looking for a print of Notorious. If anyone has any of these they can sell, please contact me. Thanks.
Posted by Mark L Barton (Member # 1512) on August 01, 2016, 04:16 PM:
I have the Robert Powell 79 version on 16mm in French, As I do not speak French I think I will list it here for sale.
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on August 01, 2016, 07:08 PM:
I only want the Hitchcock film, but I hope you can sell your version, Mark.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on August 02, 2016, 12:02 PM:
I have that one on super 8 optical sound as well, (the late 70's remake), which still has pretty good color!
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on August 04, 2016, 08:16 PM:
There is one here: 39 Steps
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on August 04, 2016, 09:17 PM:
Matthew, Thanks for catching this one, but it looks like an edited version. The full feature probably wouldn't fit on 2x800'.
Posted by Patrick Feuerstein (Member # 5293) on August 08, 2016, 04:45 AM:
I've a very good Thunderbird print and can sell it (as I prefer the PM one, even it's abridged). If interested please send me a PM.
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on September 17, 2016, 11:45 AM:
If you are still looking, i saw this today:
Posted by Daniel Macarone (Member # 5102) on September 17, 2016, 03:38 PM:
Matthew, thanks for always catching these, but I think I'm giving up on this search because I only want full-length and I don't think I would be happy with the quality of the full-length versions.
Posted by Joseph Randall (Member # 4906) on September 17, 2016, 09:12 PM:
I haven't watched my copy of THE 39 STEPS in a long time, but as I recall it is a very, very good print. I think it is a Niles.

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