Here are a couple of quotes regarding the Super 8 mm Vs Standard 8 mm revolution in Film Libraries.
I culled them from an article by Dennis Gifford entitled ... " Now it's Talkies in the Sitting Room "
... Movie Maker Magazine ( 1969 ).
When asked about what was happening in the 8mm Sound Feature field here is what they replied.
" Our super 8 library is growing, but we are somewhat reserved about it. In fact our laboratory
tell me that a great deal of the super 8 prints they make are damaged to some extent before
they come off the processing machines ! " ... Keith Perry of Perry's Movies.
" We wish to state that none of our exclusive features will be released in super 8 "
... Derek Simmonds of Derann Film Services.
" I have virtually stopped buying silent films as 80 per cent of the demand is for sound films now.
In super 8 the demand is almost non -existent. I wish I had never bought any super 8 silent - they
are a write off and scarcely ever go out. Super 8 sound goes quite well , but still nowhere near as
well as standard 8. " ... John Seccombe of Seccombe Cine Services.
My how things changed rapidly with in about 3 -4 years when most 8mm Package Film Companies
ceased printing Standard 8mm product " due to lack of demand " ... AHEM !!!