Welcome aboard, THX! An no worries about the auction. It didn't get into the crazy bid territory that Star Wars prints get into. I actually missed out on the auction the first time, and didn't expect any competition. At least it wasn't George. ;)
If the company you mention would actually transfer such a print "no questions asked", that might be a good asset to have around here. I don't suppose they can do 35mm?
Just to keep everyone updated, I haven't been able to screen the print yet due to the rotten weather, and my own rotten health. Believe me, I'm itching to find out what version it is.
I did however find a place to get my long ago busted Pioneer CLD-D704 repaired for a lot less than I thought it would cost. (I was this close to taking it on a one way trip to the local electronics recycling center!) This player has some nice user adjustable video noise reduction options my other machines don't have, so I'll have a third option for LD transfer by next month.
And msycamore, I will get the discs mailed out to you after Christmas is over.