I’ve just become aware of a complete 16mm print of Destroy All Monsters on eBay. It’s the original AIP dub released in the US in 1969; the print itself looks like a cropped version for TV.
The print, however, is extremely faded and red, and I don’t really know how much color correction can do for a case like that, so I’m not sure how useful it would be for preservations or reconstructed versions. On the other hand, though, it isn’t terribly expensive – about $150 after shipping, though there is an existing bid on it, and I don’t know what their max is.
I’m reaching out to you guys to ask for your advice, particularly with regard to whether a film in this condition can still benefit from color correction. After that, it’s a matter of whether to bid on the thing myself and see about finding someone who can scan and color-correct it, or to alert, say, someone at Criterion to its availability, on the off-chance they might find it useful for their possibly-pending release of this and several other Toho Godzilla films, since Toho doesn’t seem to keep any kind of elements for these original US versions on hand whatsoever.