[78-L] O/T Films

Joe Salerno jsalerno at collector.org.invalid
Sun Aug 3 06:47:57 PDT 2014

I remember reading of some that had been thrown out of the window of a 
theatre. They fell to the ground and were covered in snow.....and this 
was in Alaska. Many years later they were unearthed, uh, unsnowed, and 
found to be in quite good condition, having been stored all that time in 
the deep freeze. Literally deep.

I wonder if it is a true story.

Joe Salerno

On 8/3/2014 8:08 AM, Don Cox wrote:
> On 03/08/2014, Julian Vein wrote:
>> What happens to films after they've been shown in the cinema and on
>> TV? I'm not referring to digital forms of the genre.
> The release prints are sent around to smaller cinemas until they wear out.
> Release prints are supposed to be returned to the distributors, who will
> send superfluous copies for recycling of the plastic film base.
> But sometimes for various reasons a print may be kept at the theatre and
> not returned. Some may then survive for decades in storage. This is why "lost" films
> are regularly found.
> Regards

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