The Theatre is Quiet Tonight…

I knew the day would come sooner or later that my projector would blow its bulb; I’ve even had a replacement projector bulb in my EBay watch list for a few months now biding my time until I have to make that particular investment, hoping I talk myself into it

Some Yakety and a lot of Sax

My brand spanking “new” copy of “The Best of Benny Hill Volume One” on Super8 arrived today all the way via air mail from England. Things didn’t start out so well due to some initial threading problems which ate up what I was afraid was a major amount of leader

And Now For Some Spam That’s Completely Different…

A quick post on the Sunday Night Super8 Special at The Langrick Film Forum. In my endless quest of obscure items on film I ran across what I thought was the only known episode of Monty Pythons Flying Circus to be released on Super8.  The film arrived last week and

Sankyo, Sankyo Very Much

I’m finally getting around to posting about the open heart surgery I did on the el cheapo Sankyo 600 I bought on EBay last month.  You may remember that when I got it it was packed very nicely in its original box and styrofoam, and looked to be in great

Nine to Five

Film:  Nine to Five Year:  1980 MPAA Rating:  PG Film Condition:  Red but good with green filter; scratches in spot throughout Original Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 Print’s Aspect Ratio:  Flat (Academy) with really bad cropping in places Notes: Tonight at The Langrick Film Forum we will be watching the 1980 Dabney

Colour Me Fitzgerald

I think a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald sums up how I’m feeling right now: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”  Whether or not the fact that I now

The Agony and the Ecstasy…but mostly agony

Today my first “official” Super8 projector (a Sankyo Sound-600) came in the mail (actually the FedEx truck).  This is (of course) another eBay find, which was not without issue given that almost every Super8 projector on eBay has its price hiked up to a stupid price point.  I managed to

New Batch of Projectors

A few weeks ago when I was over at my father-in-law’s (AKA Pope Tom from NTETTG blog fame) his neighbor, Carl, who runs a vintage/antique/junk store in town was over and I took the opportunity to put a bug in his ear to keep on the look out for any

Amazing Article

I just ran across this amazing article (“Servicing Used Film Prints”) written by Hoselton on the Film-Center website about his film servicing setup and process.  Part of me wishes I had found this when I started my current obsession last year, and part of me is glad I didn’t because