How to identify a Universal "show at home" print?

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Guybrush
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How to identify a Universal "show at home" print?

Unread post by Guybrush » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:21 pm

How would one identify a show at home print? Are there any edge codes, or intertitles placed in the film?

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Re: How to identify a Universal "show at home" print?

Unread post by vitaphone » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:29 am

Others can chime in, but if it is a 16mm Universal Lantz cartoon or 2 reel comedy from 1929-30, then it is 99% likely it was a Show-At-Home. Universal never sold these to the home movie market later.

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Re: How to identify a Universal "show at home" print?

Unread post by Jack Theakston » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:17 pm

Correct. If the edge code shows it's a print before 1940, it's a Show-At-Home. Also, the stock is generally tinted diacetate. Cans will also be marked.
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Re: How to identify a Universal "show at home" print?

Unread post by Eric Grayson » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:47 pm

It will have a weird mothball type of smell; everything else said here is correct.

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