Does THE POWER GOD serial exist complete on 16mm?

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Darren Nemeth

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Does THE POWER GOD serial exist complete on 16mm?

PostWed Apr 09, 2008 10:42 pm

Does it? If so, can it be rented?

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Re: Does THE POWER GOD serial exist complete on 16mm?

PostThu Apr 10, 2008 1:41 am

Darren Nemeth wrote:Does it? If so, can it be rented?

Murray Glass had it available both for rent through the Em Gee Film Library and for sale through Glenn Photo Supply, you'd have to contact him to see if it is still available.

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PostThu Apr 10, 2008 6:33 am

From Murray's catalog:

A racketeer (Alan Garcia) fancies himself as "The Power God" and
tries to take over an invention which would make conventional
electricity obsolete, as it exploits atomic anergy (out of a suitcasesized
generator!). He is opposed by the daughter (Neva Gerber) of
the murdered inventor, and aided by her fianc‚ (Ben Wilson), against
overwhelming odds.
The preprint for this material consisted of original 35mm nitrate
negatives, with attendant excellent picture quality.
Episode 1 3 C C -
Episodes 2 - 15 (Each) 2 B B -
Entire serial (15 episodes) 31 X X X

You'll have to contact Murray to find out what the price codes mean.
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PostThu Apr 10, 2008 6:56 am

Around 1971 or so, one of the local TV stations in Wichita showed this on Friday nights, a chapter a week-- with a local band playing rock accompaniment live in the studio. Needless to say, I was up to watch it every week.

Just try to imagine something like that happening today instead of the late night showings of America's Funniest Convenience Store Holdups or whatever TV stations play after the news on Friday night these days...
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PostWed Apr 30, 2008 10:29 pm

Is there sharp, clear video of any of the chapters I can take a look at on DVD-R? I don't have a video tape player. :?

Also, would a tinting description exist for all the chapters? If so, where can I start looking?

I have a blue tinted 35mm fragment from this and am interested in the rest of the tints.

BTW, the LoC copyright index lists only the first four chapters and is incomplete.

THE POWER GOD. 1925-26. 2 reels each.
Davis Distributing Division, Inc.
Credits: Director, Ben Wilson; story, Rex Taylor, Harry Haven.

1. The Ring of Fate. 28Dec25; LP22187

2. Trapped. 28Dec25; LP22188.

3. The Living Dead. 28Dec25; LP22189.

4. Black Shadows. Iljan26; LP22251.
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PostThu May 01, 2008 12:22 am

Tinting colors would be on the camera negative (which presumably exists if Murray had access to it), and usually negs from that era were assembled in rolls based on tint color with numbered slugs so that they might later be assembled.
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