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Ingagi

PostTue May 30, 2017 11:46 am

I recently bought a copy of this film and was wondering if anyone had any information on it.

http://imgur.com/a/45jDh
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PostTue May 30, 2017 1:43 pm

I've done some pretty extensive research on it and am the one who posted 6 of the 7 original sound discs on YouTube, so this is one I have a good grasp of. Soundless copy exists at LoC (been trying to give them the discs for months...) and UCLA has a copy, although it may be the later cut.

Reel 7 is the one you want, hopefully that's in your stash. It's the part of the film that caused the most problems and was yanked in later screenings. Ask any question though, pretty sure the depth of knowledge here can come up with a decent answer.

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Re: Ingagi

PostTue May 30, 2017 2:04 pm

Thanks! Are the films worth money? I am unable to play them as I do not have a projector
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Re: Ingagi

PostTue May 30, 2017 2:50 pm

I imagine they are film collector value only as the rights are probably extremely murky for legitimate mainstream distributors and unlikely to be public domain any time soon. That said, I bet there are folks who would pay modestly for them, a specialist collector, a less than legitimate distributor, or somebody with access to 35mm equipment perhaps. There was a fellow some years back who had a print but I think had higher expectation of value than the reality probably was.

Honestly, donating them for a tasty deduction to a publicly accessible archive is probably in the best interest of everybody.

Does yours have the sound track on the side of the frames?
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Re: Ingagi

PostTue May 30, 2017 3:58 pm

I am not sure how to tell. They are supposed to be mailed to me today
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PostWed May 31, 2017 5:13 pm

Ok I got them today but they look to be in bad condition. When I unroll them they started to break and I dont want to damage them further. Where would you donate something like this?
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Re: Ingagi

PostWed May 31, 2017 10:09 pm

Hi Pip,

Perhaps a PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION of the reels you have before you decide whether to donate them or not may be a possibility?

I have used Debenham Group (mymovietransfer.com) twice for two separate nitrate projects. One was 5 short reels from my grandfather's film stock (@1924 to 1927, a trailer and studio resume videos) and recently 3 reels from a 1916 film with all reels on 35 mm nitrate. The colorist at their studio will give you a detailed analysis report showing whether there is: film shrinkage, film fusion, softness, dye failure, scratches, dust embedded in emulsion, perforations, signs of previous projection damage (sprocket damage), and what stage of deterioration the nitrate film is in. I was thoroughly impressed with their Rank-Cintel scanners that did not physically stress the film with the transfers they did and will use them again for another project I have planned this summer.

Good luck with your project,
Dana
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