Was Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) (1971) Ever released on 16 MM?

#1 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:17 am

As the subject title says,was the film "Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) starring Mark Lester,Jack Wild and Tracey Hyde ever released in the 16 MM format? I first saw this film in 1979 and have been a fan of it ever since.



Douglas Warren

RE: Was Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) (1971) Ever released on 16 MM?

#2 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:13 am

It would only have been released as a Film Library print Douglas.


David Hardy

RE: Was Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) (1971) Ever released on 16 MM?

#3 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:36 am

Hi Doug, yes it was, I have a print, great soundtrack from The Bee Gees & Crosby, Stills & Nash.



Hugh Thompson Scott

RE: Was Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) (1971) Ever released on 16 MM?

#4 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:52 am

Forgot Neil Young, so, Crosby. Stills, Nash & Young, may God forgive me.



Hugh Thompson Scott

RE: Was Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) (1971) Ever released on 16 MM?

#5 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:35 pm

David and Hugh,
Thank you for the response. I imagine that print would be tough to find but I'll keep a lookout for it.I saw a copy of "Oliver!" for sale recently but it was incomplete and in (what appeared to be) poor condition.



Douglas Warren
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RE: Was Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) (1971) Ever released on 16 MM?

#6 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:20 pm

According to one of my 16mm Rank Film Library Catalogues it was in Eastman Colour. So I think it may have been printed on Eastman Film Stock.
I think prints may have faded by now. Its hire fee for one show was £ 12.00 per day.


David Hardy

RE: Was Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) (1971) Ever released on 16 MM?

#7 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:31 pm

Thank you David for the information about this film. Here in the States few people seem aware of this wonderful film,which is a shame.



Douglas Warren

RE: Was Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) (1971) Ever released on 16 MM?

#8 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:35 pm

Doug, my print is faded, but with gels is nice, the high point to me is Roy Kinnears role as Melody's Dad, a part he played well, as did
the Grandma, lovely character parts played to the full, excluding the silly comedy stuff, a nice film, with a superb soundtrack. As a
rider, it was imported from the US at about $30.00, many years ago.



Hugh Thompson Scott

   

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