So, was -1 aware that Joe had previously agreed not to disseminate Pete’s print under any circumstance? Do you have any problem with -1 using a copy of Joe’s print?
“… and err fuck Negative One also in case that hasn’t been said, fuck you. What an asshole.” - I think that quote should tell you all you need to know.
It really doesn’t though, it answers pretty much nothing in that regard.
Once Mike called “Pete” to tell him the news Pete’s reaction was to basically freak out and say “Holy shit! Fuck -1, I hate that guy!” What? Why? Pete and -1 were apparently mortal enemies prior to this entire thing?
Also, how in the world would -1 know Joe had Pete’s scan? How did he even know Joe had anything to do with it? So, once he found out Joe had Pete’s scan what was -1 told? The fact that Joe had funded the entire sum of its scan work, that he wasn’t supposed to distribute it for any reason whatsoever, or both?
However, I disagree with your view on the “Silver Screen Release” which was never supposed to be a professional restoration and it is unfair to knock them down. I see it as a group of fans, doing their best to clean up a beat-up print and present it as-is.
I also think it’s fantastic, and nothing to be ashamed of for all involved (the exact opposite, actually.)