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#793341
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Help Wanted: 35mm print request - Deadly Friend (1986) & Fright Night Part II (1988)
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RU.08 said:

I'm not in-the-know about the technical stuff either, I just parrot back what I hear poita and others saying. As far as sourcing a print your best bet is to watch eBay. When you find one you can ask the AMPS heavyweights if they know anyone who can scan it. Some people might donate to your costs, but you'll probably have to bear the brunt of the cost. It's very premature to ask people to help now before you have a print and someone who will scan it. :)

This thread was to put my requests out there for people "in the know" of locating a print and possibly helping with its preservation.  That is all.  I did not and am not asking for people to pay any money right now.  I would simply like to know if anyone would be interested in helping with the preservation of these two films.  A simple yes or a no is all I was asking for with regard to who would like to help should the time come that a) a print is located and b) funding needed to be in place for the scanning, clean-up and preservation.  Thanks for the message, though :)

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#792525
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Help Wanted: 35mm print request - Deadly Friend (1986) & Fright Night Part II (1988)
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Thanks for the info and I will definitely keep my eyes open, as I have been.  I'm sure there are a number of places where 35mm prints can be found, ebay is just the most generic.  If anyone has any information on any of these titles or a known location as to where they could be purchased, please, let me know.  If anyone is willing to help in this matter, it would be very much appreciated.  I'm not so much "in the know" about all know-how's or know-where's but as a serious and interested fan, I'm all for getting this on the go in any way possible with the help of you people.  Thanks again for the response and here's to hoping my requests can, at some point in time, be fulfilled.

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#792520
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Help Wanted: 35mm print request - Deadly Friend (1986) & Fright Night Part II (1988)
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Or, if you come to a fan preservation forum, which this is, you find people that do these types of preservations as a hobby and some, for a living.

35mm prints pop up every now and then on ebay and there are also people "in the know" on where else prints of these types can be purchased.  Typically, prints of this nature can start at a couple hundred dollars and go into the thousands.  I have seen users "chip-in" and collaborations have been made for these types of projects in this forum alone, so I know it has been done and can be done again for a reasonable amount of money with the right group of people.  Again, I am more than willing to be on the high-end of the "chipping-in" part.

My purpose for creating this thread is to simply put my requests out there, in hopes that this could be the start of 2 very amazing fan preservations.  I am also well aware of the time, effort, labor and cost something like this consumes. I am currently keeping tabs on this thread:

Team Negative1 - Unofficial Jurassic Park 35mm

Which, btw, I am thoroughly impressed with.  With a little luck and a lot of support, I would love to see these two films get Team Negative1's attention.

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#792508
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Help Wanted: 35mm print request - Deadly Friend (1986) & Fright Night Part II (1988)
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Jetrell Fo said:

Welcome to the forum.

You will be have to be willing to invest if you want others to invest otherwise you may be disappointed at the responses, or lack of, that you might get with this thread.

A fair amount of us have our coffers kinda tight considering we've contributed to other such projects which are being processed at the moment.

Patience is a virtue but only money and serious interest will get the ball rolling. 

Good luck to you.

 Thanks, appreciate the response and the welcome.  I am more than willing to invest in whatever its going to take to get this done, if it can in fact be done.   

You will note in my opening statement, I made it very clear that "I am willing to compensate them for the prints and their time of doing any clean up/edits, of course. "

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#792490
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Help Wanted: 35mm print request - Deadly Friend (1986) & Fright Night Part II (1988)
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TripleHBK said:

Fright Night II already has an outstanding Preservation on Blu Ray.  Check out this thread...

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Fright-Night-Part-II-1988-RELEASED/topic/15710/

I'm not going to say that you potentially wouldn't benefit from a 35mm print, as it's always nice to have new material for comparisons sake, but considering how good this one is, I'd definitely focus on your other film, Deadly Friend first.  

I have that and my own release of FN2 already using the 1080i file, however considering that it is an HDTV file, it's original encode was an MPEG-2 which causes multiple scene-changes to have pixelated blocks (which you will notice if you analyze the scene-changes frame by frame) and the sound could use a professional DTS-HD MA encode.  Using the original film elements would sharpen the picture quality significantly as well as give this film the flawless release that it deserves.

Definitely interested in locating the Deadly Friend 35mm print, though, due to its rarity and likelyhood of never being given an official Blu release, my sights would definitely be set on that one first and foremost.  Thanks for the message

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#791908
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Help Wanted: 35mm print request - Deadly Friend (1986) & Fright Night Part II (1988)
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I am interested in preserving 2 movies I feel need a 35mm preservation if anyone is willing to use their know-how of, one, tracking down the prints if they are even available and, two, cleaning up the prints.  I am willing to compensate them for the prints and their time of doing any clean up/edits, of course.  The 2 films I am searching for are:

Deadly Friend (1986)

Fright Night Part II (1988)

Any and all help getting this started would be very much appreciated.  Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to hearing from those of you interested in getting involved.

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#778629
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Info: 35mm print based restorations - massive set of prints for sale...
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poita said:

If anyone is looking for 35mm prints to use for restorations, a massive set of prints is going up for sale, details are on FanRes.

Where exactly is the list of 35mm titles on FanRes?  All I see are individual threads in the Preservation area with little to no mention of any "massive set of prints" becoming available.  Can you please be more specific?  Also, where do we find the thread (if there is a thread) to make requests for 35mm prints we are looking for?  Please get back to me at your earliest convenience.  Thank You!

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#774477
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The Shining - 35mm print opportunity (a WIP)
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I don't mean to intrude on this thread, but I just read the title and it brought me back to one of my favorite horror films of all time from "back in the day", a "classic" if you will.  If a 35mm print of Fright Night Part II from 1988 became available or if you happen to come across it or know where one is located, who would be interested in teaming up/donating towards securing that print?  Count me in as a big spender if that ever becomes available.  I realize there's a fan-made blu-ray, a few of them actually, sourced from the HDTV file, but I would like a frame by frame personally cleaned up print in all its high definition glory without the compression artifacts present in the MPEG-2 HDTV file.  Just a thought/my 2-cents.  Thoughts?

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#773419
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Help: looking for... Little Monsters (1989)
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If anyone has access to and is willing to share with me a hi-res image or scan of the Laserdisc for the 1989 film “Little Monsters”, that would be wonderful.  Any assistance and/or input on either sending me the image or pointing me in the right direction (providing links) as to where I can find a high-res image of this myself would be greatly appreciated.  The image I am looking for should be similar, if not an exact replica, of this:

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#758311
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Info & Help Wanted: on adding 35mm Film Grain...
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Is there anyone willing to do a live chat and go through this process with me step by step?  I just want to make sure that what I am doing is correct and it would save a lot of time and probably a lot of mistakes if someone familiar with my request would be willing to teach me.  I am willing to compensate you for your time.  PayPal payment?  :D  I see that user sporv is familiar with this judging from his "Arrival" preservation.

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#758165
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Info & Help Wanted: on adding 35mm Film Grain...
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I am new to this forum and to producing and preserving movies of all sorts (mainly horror).  I am confident with my editing skills and ability to create a fully authored BD, however I have learned that there are ways to improve the quality of a movie file (in this case, the file is in an MKV/M2TS format) by simply adding 35mm film grain to the file.  This is one area I am not an expert in nor familiar with.  If there is anyone out there reading this now that would like to offer me some pointers and/or assistance, I welcome your input with open arms.  Thanks for taking the time to read this 😃

Here is a link to an example of what I am trying to achieve:

http://gorillagrain.com/products