Vidar, how could you, Salt 'n Vinegar crisps, food of the gods. The only "vinegar" prints I have were a box of std 8mm purchased in '93
from someone in ACE magazine, they did have that smell, so I kept them in their own box away from other films, now they are twisted to hell and will be disposed of. The other was a lovely b/w 16mm of "By The Light of the Silvery Moon", not really my kind of film, but
I'd bought a few from this chap and this was going very cheap, due to the smell, so nailed it. I soaked this film for weeks in FilmRenew,
used some of the special sieves that absorb any gases and the film is still here, the process seems to have been halted, the smell is very faint but the film is still watchable. I hasten to add that it is in cardboard boxes, not cans. Vidar and Robert are quite right when they
mention climate, that surely must be a factor, the cooler the better. I'm pleased to say that I've never had one of my own collection fall victim to the dreaded syndrome, although was saddened when screening my 4x200' "Jason & the Argonauts", that part two had faded, the
other reels appeared okay, just this one, still, that little film has entertained myself and many others over the years, so it doesn't owe me anything. As for picking out favourite prints, wow, that is a question I can't answer, I have so many in genres like horror, Italian western, sci- fi, comedy, adventures, I'd be spoilt for choice, as are many members no doubt.