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Puggo GRANDE - 16mm restoration (Released)
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25-Aug-2010, 4:42 PM

I should probably start a new thread somewhere, but thought I'd start here.  Long story short:  I just received and screened a 16mm low-fade 'scope print of EMPIRE STRIKES BACK that came from a collector in France who spotted another post I'd made at the 8mm film forum about that eBay auction.  He'd had this print available for sale since May of this year and for a helluva lot less than the auction ended for!   (Jean-Marc, if you're reading this, you rock!)  Another collector had dibs on both the ESB print and the same seller's JEDI print so they were "on hold" for awhile.  Lucky for me, this person backed out and I assume, only took JEDI. (go figure..)   Granted, it wasn't cheap!  But man oh man, what a beauty!   I was hoping that it would somehow turn out to be a reduction print from the 70mm version, but it's the 35mm original theatrical version reduced to 16mm cinemascope.   Colors are rich and contrast is striking unlike the slightly faded print for PUGGO GRANDE.   My offer above was kind of in jest, but Puggo, if you're ever so  inclined to do a PUGGO GRANDE II, lmk..   Meanwhile, if anyone ventures through my neck o' the woods here in the Ozarks wanting a private screening, I'd be delighted!