Poita has found a faded original 1980 release print. Besides my obsession with the film, I thought it might be useful for the original mono soundtrack, and seeing the full aperture of the film.
I've read an account in a Kubrick fan group from someone who saw a 35mm screening that was unmatted. Besides the infamous helicopter shadow, microphones and other film gear can be allegedly seen. More stuff for the conspiracy theory crowd to chew on. ;)
The asking price is $280 plus shipping. (The seller is in the U.S.) Anyone interested in helping out in getting this? The only thing holding me back at the moment is the latest round of home improvements I need to pay for this summer.
I seriously doubt the legendary lost ending is there, but I can dream!
Where were you in '77?