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Posted by Oliver F. R. Feld (Member # 1911) on November 23, 2019, 04:58 AM:
I would love to add this well-edited musical Special to my collection, because it is the perfect intro to every cinema evening.
I heard that it is available both in Super-8 AND 16mm.
Maybe someone can help me to find it.
It would be one more great memory to this marvelous Blackpool 2019 event.
Thanks for looking
Posted by Evan Samaras (Member # 5070) on November 26, 2019, 11:07 AM:
Hey Oliver,

I have seen it for sale in both formats. It was released by Derann in both formats. Unfortunately the 16mm print has been elusive in my hunt. I have a print in S8 where the sound is not very good. Another unfortunate event is that it has been also difficult finding audio to re-record this gem. Good luck on your search!
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on November 26, 2019, 02:25 PM:
Ihave heard from another collector who said the sound wasnt very good but we have this one and i cant really fault the quality of the sound at all. If i was to be mega critical i think there is one tiny bit where there is a hint of wow for literally one note but overhal, its very good. I wonder if later prints had that crappy oxide liquid sound stripe are the poor ones?
Posted by Oliver F. R. Feld (Member # 1911) on November 26, 2019, 02:50 PM:
It’s great to get these informations.
Thank You very much.
The hunt is on😃
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on November 26, 2019, 08:31 PM:
A few years ago, a collector I know found a mint 16mm print at the bottom of a box of boring-looking shorts, in front of a dealers table at Blackpool. Price £5. I have always regretted not having a more thorough look at that box!
Posted by Oliver F. R. Feld (Member # 1911) on November 27, 2019, 07:15 AM:
Oh no...
But I asked every seller this year.
I will try to find it next year in Blackpool again!
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 27, 2019, 03:36 PM:
I have the Derann S8 print and the sound is just acceptable, but could be so much better if we could find a good source to do a re-recording in stereo. I wonder if this was ever featured as an 'extra' on a DVD?
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on November 27, 2019, 08:02 PM:
I've read that films like this and Precious Images are rare in the home video formats because of the potentially hundreds of copyrights to wade through.

-and yet we have both of them as film prints.

(It's a miracle!) [Wink]
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on November 27, 2019, 08:25 PM:
Hope you find a copy, there were many once upon a time.

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