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Michael Coate
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Los Angeles, California
Registered: Feb 2001


 - posted 04-24-2006 06:09 PM      Profile for Michael Coate   Email Michael Coate   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm preparing a little something on "Around The World In Eighty Days" (1956) for the American Cinematheque's upcoming 70mm Film Festival, and it occured to me that this film was prepared in a LOT of different versions. Apparently, several different types were used during the original reserved-seat showings, and who knows what all turned up during the general release and re-releases.

What types in terms of gauge, frame rate, aspect ratio, sound formats, running time, etc. have you seen and/or handled? Ever come into contact with any of the alleged non-standard versions, such as a 34mm print, or a print with 1.5x anamorphic squeeze (instead of 2x), or a version with Perspecta encoded audio? Can you think of any film offered in more versions than "80 Days"?

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Jeff Joseph
Expert Film Handler

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From: Palmdale, CA, USA
Registered: Jun 2000


 - posted 04-24-2006 06:47 PM      Profile for Jeff Joseph   Author's Homepage   Email Jeff Joseph   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We ran a 35mm dye transfer 1956 print with "non standard" scope (1.58 or so) at the Cinematheque a few months ago.

We have had 35mm dye transfer Perspecta prints over the years.

Print we're running this time is 70mm 30 fps.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Larry Myers
Master Film Handler

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From: Herndon, VA, USA
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 - posted 04-25-2006 02:41 PM      Profile for Larry Myers         Edit/Delete Post 
Did they ever make a 30fps 35mm reduction print?

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Jeff Joseph
Expert Film Handler

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 - posted 04-25-2006 11:34 PM      Profile for Jeff Joseph   Author's Homepage   Email Jeff Joseph   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The books all say that 35mm 30fps prints (dye transfer) were made, but I've yet to actually confirm this. I have my doubts; would love to actually find one.

Jeff Joseph
SabuCat Productions

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Thomas Hauerslev
Master Film Handler

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From: Copenhagen, Denmark
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 - posted 04-26-2006 01:39 AM      Profile for Thomas Hauerslev   Author's Homepage   Email Thomas Hauerslev   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
at least one 24 fps 70mm print was made 25 years ago.

for some 70mm trailers, scenes were pan and scanned to fit inside 1,85:1

some original 70mm prints were distortion corrected printed

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Jeff Joseph
Expert Film Handler

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From: Palmdale, CA, USA
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 - posted 04-26-2006 09:30 PM      Profile for Jeff Joseph   Author's Homepage   Email Jeff Joseph   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A large number of 70mm 24 fps prints were struck in 1968 from the 65mm 24 fps neg.

In 1982, a single print (70mm, 24 fps) was struck...from the 35mm dupe neg! NOT from the 65mm negative. This print was LPP and later junked by the studio.

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