"The Seven-Ups" (1973)

#1 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:52 pm

Does anyone here own the Ken Films 400' print of this? I'm curious as to whether this reel contains that awesome car chase sequence! I liked it even better than the chase in "The French Connection" (1971)!


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#2 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:21 pm

Hi Tim,
Many,many years ago (1980) I read a review of this digest in Super 8 Filmmaker magazine and it does indeed have the infamous car chase from the full length feature.If I remember correctly that's the bulk of the digest content according to the review.



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#3 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:42 pm

I have to say Timothy and Douglas, it's one I don't recall seeing for sale here in the UK. I am sure they're out there somewhere , but quite rare here I'd guess.

The French Connection I've seen many many times over the decades but The Seven Ups must be one of those titles that just passed me by.



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#4 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:07 pm

Wenn Sie hier auf Links zu eBay klicken und einen Kauf tätigen, kann dies dazu führen, dass diese Website eine Provision erhält.

Andrew,
Very true about it being a rare title as I have only seen it up for sale twice on eBay. It would be interesting to know how many copies were produced of various titles back in the day.



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#5 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:16 pm

That kind of information, though of great interest to us collectors Douglas,
was always treated as secret information as far as the dealers were concerned.

It's something they seldom ever disclosed. Sometimes after a huge run of prints were sold and the negatives were returned to film companies, I've read articles that hinted at the successful number of prints that were sold by Derann of a particular title. But exact numbers were something I think you had to be on the inside or very close to the employees there to find this kind of information out for certain.



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RE: "The Seven-Ups" (1973)

#6 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:49 pm

Thanks for the responses guys. I was wondering when I asked the question whether our friends abroad would have even seen the digest. It's an American film that probably had a very short distribution life in the super 8 format. That chase sequence is on YouTube, BTW (all of it).


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#7 by Tom Photiou , Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:40 pm

I missed a copy on ebay a month ago, it looked a good one to.



 
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#8 by Vidar Olavesen , Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:53 pm

I believe I got it in a collection, seen it once. Maybe I get it out and run it again


 
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#9 by David Ollerearnshaw , Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:17 am

It was available complete for hire from FDA on super 8mm. The print was as good as the later Derann prints. They had some really good titles too. All 20th Century Fox titles.


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#10 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:18 am

In a previous post it was discussed, Steve Carter I think it was supplied some excellent screenshots to the film, the colour on his
print was just as I remember it, the natural, grundgy colour of films from the '70's, live sound, but a helluva ride nonetheless. Seek it
out, and the film too.



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#11 by David Ollerearnshaw , Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:28 am

I thinking back I might have this, sure I got the 400ft after I had seen the feature. It should be in one of the plastic cases. Think its about time I reviewed my collection at got them listed properly. You never know I might have some in the loft that are ultra rare.


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I noticed the driver is the same one from Bullitt.


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#12 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:31 am

David, I never made that connection of the driver being the same one from "Bullitt" until you mentioned it. Thank you for the link!

Vidar, definitely watch your copy again. I don't know why but the chase scene is intriguing to me. Probably because this was real driving on actual city streets (absolutely no CGIs used here)!


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#13 by David Ollerearnshaw , Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:37 pm

Always liked this film, enjoy it more than French Connection. As for cgi spoils films for me it really looks out of place it stands out too much, of course if the film has a good story it helps but most seem to just be crap.


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