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#1 by Tom Photiou , Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:17 pm

Tonight we viewed my print of the John Cleese crime comedy, A fish Called Wanda, a 1988 heist comedy film directed by Charles Crichton and written by Crichton and John Cleese. It stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. The film follows a gang of diamond thieves who double-cross one another to find stolen diamonds hidden by the gang leader. A barrister becomes a central figure as femme fatale Wanda uses him to locate the loot.
A very funny film that i never tire of watching and am very pleased to have got,(at last) a good 16mm print. The condition of the print is pretty good, reels 1 and 2 are very good with just a few light base lines here and there, reel 3 has a few more baselines and a couple of splices, one in particular has a little jump, but as i am a bit fussy i will get this restored back to its former glory. Great colours, pin sharpe image and excellent sound throughout.


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#2 by Mark Mander , Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:47 pm

Nice one Tom, I have the super 8 optical feature which is a lovely print too, well done on this one,Mark


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#3 by Greg Perry , Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:12 am

Tom,
A great film to have. I will need to rewatch this via streaming very soon...your pics do a good job in capturing this fun comedy. Well worth the cost to have the missing bits "marco-ized" and added back.



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#4 by Eivind Mork , Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:28 pm

This is a good one. Michael Palin who keeps on killing animals by accident is one of the highlights :-)


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#5 by Tom Photiou , Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:57 pm

It is a title i have wanted for a long time. I did miss the super 8 optical prints a few times but the main advantage with this print is that it is a theatrical print so it doesnt have the edits of the 8mm prints.

Three of the images in here are remade inserts.
Can anyone spot them?



 
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#6 by Gwyn Morgan , Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:48 pm

Lovely print Tom ,can’t work out which are the inserts.
Avery funny film must be a keeper such good colour.


 
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#7 by Tom Photiou , Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:10 am

images 1,12 and 13 are the inserts.


 
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#8 by Mark Mander , Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:27 pm

I couldn't see the difference in the images, looks like it was original, great job,Mark


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#9 by Tom Photiou , Tue Apr 05, 2022 4:56 pm

It is an excellent job and these were from a dvd not a blu ray. The same with our waterloo print, the opening was all from a DVD and i think the colours work perfectly for film.



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