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  • Super 8 on Blu-ray

    Well this was a surprise after watching the German import of "The Great Waldo Pepper" with selected English audio. I thought I would look at the extras. Although the extras are in German such as this Universal 8 Super8 release its exactly the same 17:03 edit as mine, as I timed it.

    I have never seen Super8 on a blu-ray release like this it was fun watching it although I don't no German .
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  • #2

    That's great! How's the quality of the Super 8mm source material? So many times when a Super 8 digest is included in the extras, it's often a faded, scratched print.


    • #3
      The Germans seem to be leading the way with incorporating S8 on discs although the British market has also got involved somewhat also putting 9.5mm on a br release. Of course the German S8 market was massive like Italy so probably not so surprising they are including the 8mm films
      To my eyes it looks like they used a negative scan for the S8 film. Crisp is the word, not grease.


      • #4
        Most of the Super 8 extras on Blu Ray are awful. Either pink or soft. Duel was the only reasonable one I’ve seen. Wonder was Steven Spielberg involved?


        • #5
          Hi Doug

          I would say its a direct transfer without any color correction etc. It does look a bit faded, but not as bad as mine, in saying that I would say the actual flying which is the most important part of this extract, like my own digest, still looks pretty good compared to other scenes. There were a few odd minor scratches, but nothing bad.

          Overall I am glad the transfer was not tampered with, I would say its an accurate interpretation, a nice little bonus to watch.

          The only screen shot I took is the one above "Universal 8 presents".


          • #6
            Not sure this will work, the quality of the transfer is not that great, but it gives an idea that the quality of the Universal 8 that is on the blu-ray above is better than this one of mine.
            Last edited by Graham Ritchie; January 19, 2021, 07:58 PM.