Odd Reels in 16 mm

#1 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:25 pm

While searching for 16 mm films on eBay,I've noticed many odd reels for sale.Usually I see reel one or the last reel for sale.Is this a common thing in this area of collecting? Do people collect odd reels maybe to collect just favorite scenes? Really curious about this.



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RE: Odd Reels in 16 mm

#2 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:31 pm

If t.v. stations literally threw out films at any given point, maybe the dumpster divers only recovered certain reels? Or maybe someone might have 'borrowed' a reel from a film library or something.


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RE: Odd Reels in 16 mm

#3 by Vidar Olavesen , Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:31 pm

I haven't intentionally bought Odd Reels, but sometimes seller didn't know there should be more reels. And in collections I often get some odd reels too. I never throw away a film. Hopefully it can be a complete feature sometime


 
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RE: Odd Reels in 16 mm

#4 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:33 pm

Good points Tim,as that didn't occur to me.I guess it may also depend upon how many copies exist of prints of movies and TV shows.



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RE: Odd Reels in 16 mm

#5 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:34 pm

I have never seen this film Odd Reels. What is it about ?


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RE: Odd Reels in 16 mm

#6 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:36 pm

True Vidar and with time maybe the other reels can be found.If nothing else they may be worth trading to another collector for something of value.



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RE: Odd Reels in 16 mm

#7 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:39 pm

Odd Reels...the long lost Peter Sellers movie David ... ;)



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RE: Odd Reels in 16 mm

#8 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:47 pm

I've read somewhere about a t.v. station that just carelessly tossed films into a dumpster. I'm sure there were many that did this. Being a former dumpster diver myself (it's not uncommon), someone would have snagged some films up in a heartbeat, in hopes of reselling them perhaps. But, I would only reach in a dumpster so deep to recover stuff. You wouldn't want to stick your hand in there and get bitten by a rat. Of course, those day are long gone as t.v. stations haven't broadcast actual film in decades. I used to trash training videos for a store I managed when they became obsolete without giving it a second thought.



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RE: Odd Reels in 16 mm

#9 by Robert Crewdson ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:23 pm

I've got a feature with a missing middle reel; fortunately the story still makes sense. The tragedy is that this print has one of the best images and sound I have seen. How do you lose a complete reel, especially in 16mm. I couldn't imagine that it got so badly damaged that someone threw it away.



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#10 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:14 pm

I have a couple of odd reels on 16mm, purchased in the hope that perhaps one day, the other might turn up.



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RE: Odd Reels in 16 mm

#11 by Vidar Olavesen , Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:20 pm

Which titles might that be? When I get through my boxes, I know there's about 15 odd reels or more


 
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