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Posted by Greg May (Member # 6310) on October 17, 2019, 01:50 PM:
I know the feature exists on Super 8 as well as 16mm, but is there a digest in existence?
I'd be interested in the full feature depending on pricing on either format, and even if someone has a faded print kicking around.
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on October 17, 2019, 07:01 PM:
The Kempski feature print in scope is stunning. I know only of the Derann "America" excerpt, also in scope.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on October 17, 2019, 08:56 PM:
There's also a Derann 400 Foot 'scope extract called "West Side Story".
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(Steven gave it to me for Christmas about 12 years ago!)
Posted by Oliver F. R. Feld (Member # 1911) on October 18, 2019, 01:23 AM:
My digest contains „Maria“ & „America“,
but „America“ contains a jump which is not included in my Kempski feature.
The full feature is available from time to time
Posted by David Hardy (Member # 4628) on October 18, 2019, 04:38 AM:
I still have both of those Derann 400 foot scope musical numbers extracts.
I have not viewed them for sometime now. If my memory is correct one of them looks a bit softer than the other and the sound quality is not so good.
Posted by Greg May (Member # 6310) on October 18, 2019, 08:00 AM:
Thanks everyone. I'll be keeping an eye out for these on eBay and wherever else I can come across them.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on October 18, 2019, 09:18 AM:
Dave is right about the 400 Foot West Side Story digest, the "Officer Krupke" sequence is a little bit soft: not so much that it's terrible, just enough that when you focus, you never quite reach that point where it's really good. Sound is excellent on mine, good thing too: there are some great songs.
The 200 footer "America" (-which begins with "Maria") is excellent. Mine has a slight mark center of screen at the bottom during "Maria": it's forgivable.
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on October 18, 2019, 01:40 PM:
There's also an "extra-long" trailer in scope listed in Derann's catalogs.
Posted by David Hardy (Member # 4628) on October 21, 2019, 04:45 AM:
Steve yes that is how i remember it regarding the image. I am now not so sure about the sound now on reflection.
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