Highest price seen for a 16mm film

#1 by Stuart Bowling , Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:44 am

Curious what people have seen on prices for films?

On Ebay here recently a 16mm print of the Spielberg War of the worlds just sold for $1500, the bid jumped from 400 to 1500 :0
Also see Jedi at almost $7K for and Star Wars at almost $4k here in San Francisco...


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RE: Highest price seen for a 16mm film

#2 by Eivind Mork , Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:40 am

I once saw one for $ 3500. I think it was Indiana Jones or maybe Back to the future. I don't remember. I didn't check to see if it was sold afterwards, though :-)

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RE: Highest price seen for a 16mm film

#3 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:15 am

I've noticed on a few occasions with 16mm (I only collect 8mm), that the variation in price from one title to another is enormous!

Condition of print does of course, still come in to play even with Super 8mm, but nowhere near to the extent it does regarding the price fluctuations with 16mm.

It's incredible at times, it really is!

Of course there are many dupe prints and well run tv prints for 16mm so this must come into the equation no doubt?

The most expensive used sale price I've seen on S8 is around $1500, on 16mm it's run into prices well over $5000 for the highest I've personally seen.

I wouldn't have a very large collection at these prices that's for sure!!

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