Assuming i have the right end of the stick here, i did keep a look out for a 400ft version of Straight Jacket for a very long time,
I heard a lot of "good" reports about this digest. I managed to get hold of a copy a couple of years ago and when i viewed it i have to say it was not only a poor cut, it was absolutely S**t. The whole digest, (im own opinion), was a joke. The narrator from columbia at his worst ever, even telling us the name of an actor playing a character in the film during a scene. What the hell is that all about.
If you wanted to put super cine collecting down to a young group and they watched this as a first super 8 film it would do the job. I bet they'd laugh and never watch another package movie again. Suffice to say i put it straight up for sale they day after i bought it. I really dont know how anyone could say this is an enjoyable digest. It ruins what could have been a good film.
I have bought a few that were not as described and, as some of you know, was thinking about leaving the hobby altogether after receiving one crap copy of a film after another for a three month period.
While i still look to pick up films i am now happy to have more or less switched to 16mm and am much more picky in what i buy now.
I currently have another film to return after finding that A/ It isn't scope as advertised, and B/ It's bollocks, scratched and red, and only a part of a film.
Looking for, Joe Kidd / The Outlaw Josey Wales on 16mm. Good prints only.