Some New Films

#1 by Gwyn Morgan , Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:57 pm

Had a stroke of luck this month and came upon a collector who wished to part with a few films at a very reasonable price so thought I would treat myself.
So far I have IB tech prints of "Oklahoma " "The King and I" and "Out of Africa" which I have partially veiewed a part of each plus another twelve prints which I have yet to check.Will update as I get time to view and check.Very pleased so far .


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#2 by Vidar Olavesen , Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:02 pm

Congrats, films should always find a good home and not go to the dumpster


 
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#3 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:07 pm

Good for you Gwyn! Sounds like you have some real gems!


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#4 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:07 am

Today I received a 16 mm feature film "The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe",which is a French comedy.



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#5 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:12 am

Very cool Doug! You are advancing in your collecting now like never before!


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#6 by Mats Abelli , Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:33 am

Congratulations Doug. Thats a great find. I watched it on Television, in the early 80´s. A really funny comedy. Subtitled or dubbed?


 
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#7 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:40 am

Hi Matt,
My copy is the dubbed,USA release of the film. I would prefer a subtitled print,but I'm happy to have the print in film form.



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#8 by Mats Abelli , Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:59 am

I also prefer subtitled prints. I´m used to them since childhood. Fortunately they dub only childrens films in Scandinavia.


 
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#9 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:15 pm

Today I got in the post a couple of 16 mm trailers (The Rocketeer,Gone With The Wind) and a 400' 16 mm reel of TV spots. I'm a huge fan of trailers and TV previews!



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#10 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:24 pm

Holy cow Doug! You got a trailer for "Gone With the Wind"? Now that's cool!


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#11 by Eivind Mork , Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:43 am

Aha. Now I guess I know which film they had watched when they made the American film The Man with One Red Shoe with Tom Hanks in 1985 :-)



 
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#12 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:22 am

Tim,
I plan on splicing the "Gone With The Wind" trailer with some other trailers I have. Should make for a fun reel.
Elvind:
I too wondered if that's where the filmmakers got their inspiration / idea from!



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#13 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:51 am

Here is my latest score off of " fleabay". 200 foot / B&W/ Standard 8mm " Ultrasonic" sound.
"WE WANT OUR MUMMY " ... The 3 Stooges. A dream come true as I have wanted it since childhood.

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8mm - We Want Our Mummy..jpg  

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#14 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:18 pm

David, how nice it is to hear that you have scored this! I really have an appreciation for these digests/extracts, as I've said before. I very recently considered bidding on a copy of that same title. Have fun with it!



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#15 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:57 am

Timothy thanks for that as i have a high regard for the 200 foot versions too.
I was lucky with this one as it only cost me £5.50 + £2.10p postage. The fact its Standard 8mm adds to my joy.


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#16 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:57 pm

I just acquired a 16 mm film called "Puritan Revolution" which is an extract from the 1970 film "Cromwell" starring Richard Harris and Alec Guinness.




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#17 by Douglas Warren ( deleted ) , Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:59 pm

David,
I too am a fan of Standard 8 and still feel that the original Standard releases by Castle Films in particular as some of the nicest ever released.



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#18 by Mats Abelli , Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:49 pm

I have a lot of standard 8 films in my collection. That´s how it all started for me. Super 8 was not on the market yet. I kept up collecting standard 8 only, until 1969, when I bought a Eumig Mark S 709. A dual format sound projector. I still use it for standard 8 screening. I have found standard 8 wth it´s big sprocket holes causes less problems projecting than Super 8.



 
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#19 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:00 pm

Nice pictures Doug, the feature crops up from time to time in 16mm. As for the little 200's, I like 'em too, especially the Castles
and Ken releases, there were a few more purveyors of this length of film, which lets face it, you certainly are not going to bore
anyone, a great evening can be had enjoying some classic films. I think a lot of the "patina" with these films comes from the monster
mags that advertised them, Dave Hardy kindly reprinted some pages in a recent post. Silent or sound, no matter, part of their charm.



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#20 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:49 am

Nice screenshots Doug!

Has anyone else here noticed how some standard 8 releases on the 200' reels don't occupy the entire reel (there is still plenty of space for more film on it)? Is that due to the 18 FPS (frames per second) as compared to the more contemporary 24 FPS?


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#21 by Panayotis Carayannis , Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:22 am

It was just a matter of economics and not of running time. 170 feet of film was cheaper for the company than 200 feet and anyway,they sold films by the reel and not by length. Especially for the big companies that catered for the family audience,(Castle,Columbia Disney,Film Office,Mountain etc) their standard was about 7 minutes of film (at 24 fps). Even at later days. Remember for example, all Universal8 two reel extracts last about 17 minutes.


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#22 by Mats Abelli , Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:51 pm

Hi Timothy! The answer to your question is simple. The standard 8 print is shorter because of the smaller frames. The content is just the same but a Super 8 frame is 50% bigger. If you compare standard 8 to 16mm you will find that the double footage is used on the 16mm print. In the good old days, when both 8 formats were sold, the standard 8 prints wrer a bit cheaper, because of the lower usage of footage.


 
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#23 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:54 pm

Of course...the smaller frames! Why didn't I think of that? Thanks Mats!

You're right about the economics side of it too Panayotis. I remember all too well in the days of videocassettes, many budget titles were recorded in the LP or SLP/EP mode to save on videotape. These tapes were more affordable but the quality was often shoddy.


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#24 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:48 am

My sincerest apologies to you guys! I just realized that I've been discussing 8mm in the 16mm section!


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#25 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:20 am

Easily rectified Tim, how many here have the Castle subjects in 16mm? The old Universal horrors keep cropping up.



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