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Fantasia

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I have PM’d a few folks about this but have not had much luck:

I am looking for a scan of the original 1940 general release version of Fantasia (NOT the"restored" reconstructed censored roadshow version with contemporary overdubs that is available on bluray). Does such a thing exist in reasonable quality and if so could anyone PM me with a link as where to obtain it?

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No it doesn’t. It’d be very hard to find a print of that version in private hands, and it would be nitrate.

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RU.08 said:

No it doesn’t. It’d be very hard to find a print of that version in private hands, and it would be nitrate.

That is a bummer. How about an upscaled version of the restored 1990 LD/VHS release? I still have the LD but no longer have anything to play it on.

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yes i have the first ever vhs copy

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Does the seller actually claim it’s a 1940 print? To me it looks like “1940” refers to the original theatrical release of Fantasia. If the seller had been aware of the many different versions of the movie, he would have pointed out in the listing which version he’s selling.

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Fantasia got a huge theatrical rerelease in 1990, I would think some of those prints would be in “circulation.”

Really, all I would like is an HD copy of the film that hasn’t been DNRd to heck and back and without crappy Deems Taylor overdubs. The 1990 version is fine for that purpose, even if it is still censored

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Well it does seem to have the RKO Radio Pictures logo so that dates it somewhat early.