I know that many who collect 16mm go for features,but were there many films offered in abridged versions? I ask in part because of price considerations. I'd appreciate any advice from the veteran 16mm collectors here at the forum.Thanks everyone!
Thank you for the reply Vidar. I ordered a print of "David Copperfield" (1935 version) that was listed as abridged with a running time of 43-45 minutes. That running time reminds me of the 3 x 400' digests that were released in the later days of Super-8.Being new to the 16mm world I really appreciate your advice on this matter.
How abridged do you mean ? If you mean feature cut downs running around 10 -12 minutes or 18 minutes the answer is yes.
Castle Films / Universal 8 / Rank Film Paks and more sold them. There was even a cutdown of KING KONG from Robert Kingston Films.
Thank you for the reply.Though I do plan on owning some full length features,the cut down editions would be more affordable for me but still allow me to enjoy 16mm projection and sound. I do recall now in my 1979 Universal 8 Films catalog (sadly I no longer own it) it offered a number of their Super-8 digests in 16mm editions.