A shame you missed Derann's release of "Dracula" David, it is excellent colour and very good soundtrack ( s/8). On B/W prints, some of
them are suspect, not all perfect grading, dupes, poor lab work and prone to vinegar. On super 8, the B/W print on the whole was okay,
providing there was good master material available, or a decent lab to process it, remember the "soot 'n whitewash" of some prints.
A friend of mine, who has given up the hobby said of a print of L&H, "If I hadn't known it was them, I could have been watching anybody,
the features were just washed out!" Not only UK prints were at fault, the much vaunted Blackhawk Films produced their share of poor
prints as did Niles. I wish everyone shared your opinion on fading prints though, I have tried at least three times to get Corman's "Pit &
the Pendulum", always outbid the same with Dr Terror's House of Horrors" twice, and more recently "From Beyond the Grave" at least
three prints of that have eluded me. Two favourite Sci-Fi's have just been on ebay, "The Time Travellers", which was described as fading colour, the screen shots said otherwise, rich colour, "Angry Red Planet", beet red, but on this film it is acceptable as that was the gimmick when it was released to give the illusion of the red planet, both went for tidy sums, £ 136.00 for "Travellers" & £73.00 for "Angry", so obviously there are a few out there that covet these films as much as I.