Sign In

16mm film SCOPE Star Wars RETURN of THE JEDI MINT LPP

Author
Time
That's the kind of thing that donations to X0 would go to, but I have a feeling the price is going to skyrocket on that puppy. I'd hate to think what the "reserve" is.
MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
Author
Time

must not bid!!!!!
trying to hold myself back.....
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
Author
Time
Lets bid 1000 bucks for fun to see if it meets the reserve
Fez: I am so excited about Star Whores.
Hyde: Fezzy, man, it's Star Wars.
Author
Time
http://i24.ebayimg.com/02/i/05/68/c6/84_12.JPG

Thats how they are supposed to collide not like the 2004 DVDs
Author
Time
There's also a 16mm print of "The Making of Star Wars" up on there as well.
originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

Author
Time
Originally posted by: SilverWook
There's also a 16mm print of "The Making of Star Wars" up on there as well.


Yeah saw that, did not want to point it out. I might try to win it, MIGHT.
Author
Time
I was going to post that shot of the sabers as well and say the exact same thing.
Author
Time
I wish I had that kind of money so I could get that print of jedi, it's already well over a thousand dollars and still has not met reserve.

The making of star wars so far is a little over a hundred dollars, so not too high.

Prints of the old versions of star wars, empire, or jedi are never in this amazing quality, they are usually green or pink tinged. This auction could potentially go for several thousands of dollars.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

Author
Time
Nice quality for sure.

Anyone think that MVerta could make us an HD version from it. I will chip in some cash for sure!

How is the overall quality of 16mm? Just wondering.
Author
Time
Originally posted by: DarkGruson
How is the overall quality of 16mm?
from my understanding you can really nice HD captures from 16mm. 720p from 8mm in great shape, and 1080 from 16mm. I could be wrong!

Author
Time
if we only had more time we could throw up a donation page for this and perhaps buy it for originaltrilogy.com...

that would be awesome
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
Author
Time
I find it interesting that on a preservation board so many projects are devoted to 'cleaning up' the Star Wars Trilogy and getting the original cuts as close to today's AV standards as possible.

I would love to see a print like this turned into a straight DVD - no altering or processing. It would be so cool to see the film again as it was in 1983...
Author
Time
If someone actually had access to a telecline, it could easily be bought with joint funds and resold for pretty much the same price after it’s been scanned.
Author
Time
If I had access to a telecine machine I'd buy it right away. It's just an investment. At least SOMEONE here must be able to pull it off, COME ON!!!

That's no moon. It's a LaserDisc.

Author
Time
Maybe someone could contact the winner of the auction and explain our situation. Chances are if they're spending THAT MUCH on ROTJ, they have a sympathetic heart. It's worth a shot!
Author
Time
Originally posted by: Grinder
If I had access to a telecine machine I'd buy it right away.


Me 2, like orange on my fav orange shirt, FOR REAL!
Author
Time
Were 16mm prints like this actually exhibited in any theaters or were they just used for festivals, army etc. ?

If anyone ever got a hold of a 16mm Star Wars (ANH), it would be a great and easy to capture source of the original mono.
Author
Time
Originally posted by: Luke Skywalker
if we only had more time we could throw up a donation page for this and perhaps buy it for originaltrilogy.com...

that would be awesome


we should do that but try and get the copies form lucasfilms' archive
Author
Time
I have a friend who used to be a projectionist at a college campus theater. They used 16mm all the time for feature films. It's a pity the last 16mm SW print I saw on Ebay had turned green.
originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

Author
Time
most libraries in big cities cary 16mm. I remember up in anchorage they had ANH and ROTJ. maybe you should check those out. i know dirt and whatnot are on those, but they are definitely worth looking at.

Author
Time
At my old film school I was helping to "renovate" and came across an entire library of 16mm prints they wanted to dispose of.

I'm talking 'Gone With the Wind,' 'Citizen Kane,' 'It's A Wonderful Life,' etc...

When I pointed it out to one of the professors that the school wanted these turfed, he found a vault somewhere to preserve them. Stupid me, I should have nicked them.

My point is that these things are out there somewhere - there has to be a print of the original cut of Star Wars on 16mm or even 35mm in some storage room.
Author
Time
It's up to $1,500-- reserve met.
We don't have enough road to get up to 88.