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Carl Martin
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Oakland, CA, USA
Registered: Feb 2002


 - posted 12-06-2006 07:32 AM      Profile for Carl Martin   Author's Homepage   Email Carl Martin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
in particular, can anyone confirm...

that the prints are on color stock (the dreaded green & white)?

and that the ratio is 1.66 pillarboxed into the 1.85 frame?

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Lilian Burch
Film Handler

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From: Bethesda, MD, USA
Registered: Nov 2006


 - posted 12-22-2006 02:38 AM      Profile for Lilian Burch   Email Lilian Burch   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Got 2 prints tonight. Does not appear to be green & white, just B&W. Did come with instructions not to use cleaning solution on the film and to clean the gate daily (I would say before/after each show). Also got a message to call someone about the sound but will do that in the morning and let you know what that's about.

6 reels
1.85
Quad Track

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John Wilson
Film God

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From: Sydney, Australia.
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 - posted 12-23-2006 04:08 AM      Profile for John Wilson   Email John Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No one's going to tell me not to use cleaning solution. If it's on B+W stock, Filmguard's a must.

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Mike Schindler
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From: Oak Park, IL, USA
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 - posted 12-23-2006 09:55 AM      Profile for Mike Schindler   Email Mike Schindler   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can confirm that the ratio is 1.66 inside 1.85.

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Brad Miller
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From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
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 - posted 12-23-2006 04:53 PM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
These guys probably used some generic film cleaner or purchased a knockoff film-destroying solution from CPI. FilmGuard will not damage those prints. It is in fact the only product out there that can battle the shedding.

Hopefully they weren't stupid enough to photoguard/scotchguard the prints, because that just aggravates the problem.

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Scott Norwood
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From: Boston, MA. USA (1774.21 miles northeast of Dallas)
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 - posted 12-23-2006 05:56 PM      Profile for Scott Norwood   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Norwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
B&W acetate stock is fine (and it's still available, as far as I know). It's the ESTAR-base B&W print stock that sheds enough to practically require FG if one wants to run the print for several months without getting dust all over it.

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Lilian Burch
Film Handler

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From: Bethesda, MD, USA
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 - posted 12-24-2006 03:37 PM      Profile for Lilian Burch   Email Lilian Burch   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Apparently, there is special wax coating on these prints. And they are definitely leaving residue on the tension bands.

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Brad Miller
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From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
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 - posted 12-24-2006 04:12 PM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
Morons. They should've just printed the films without putting that extra wax on it.

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Paul Gordon
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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 - posted 12-25-2006 08:11 AM      Profile for Paul Gordon   Author's Homepage   Email Paul Gordon   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
All the dust ruins the analog sound track after several shows.. the copy of Good Night and Good Luck we got crackled big time..lets just hope there's DTS disks for the Good German.

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