Spartacus 70mm questions

posted by raphi on October 25, 2007 at 7:46 am

Hey guys
I have Spartacus 70mm reel movie not restored in the original metal case I don’t know if it’s complete or not. I have few questions about the movie.

How many reel cases is the original one?
How much is it worth in the market!

Hope u guys can help me out!
All the best

Comments (6)

PeterApruzzese on October 25, 2007 at 4:13 pm

Spartacus should be 13 reels. Sounds like you have one reel, which runs about 16-18 minutes,

As for the worth, ask the studio – Universal.

Vito on October 26, 2007 at 5:06 am

You may be under the impression that you have most or all the movie. But as Peter pointed out you have only one out of about 10-11 reels. While a complete 35mm print might be stored and shipped in two or three cans, a 70mm print has a separate case for each reel. You can easily identify which reel you have by checking the first few feet of the film.
As to the value, I would guess little or none, the print may be faded by now, having been struck about 47 years ago. I can not imagine there would be much interest in just one 18 minute reel of the 3 hour movie.
Once you determine which reel you have, and the condition, you might try contacting Universal to see if they have any interest. You might also try a Goggle search for collectors who might want to take it off you hands.
Good luck.

delta on October 26, 2007 at 7:57 am

Why not donate to a media museum, such as The National Media Museum?

philbertgray on October 28, 2007 at 4:12 am

The film was fully restored by noted film preservationist Richard Harris in 1991 so it is doubtful there is any significant value or history connected with your reel. You may want to contact His DVD web site “The Digital Bits” has periodic articles by Richard Harris about film restoration. He may be able to get you in contact with Richard Harris.

raphi on October 28, 2007 at 5:02 pm

thank u guys for all the feed backs
i will look in to it
many thanx

Coate on January 28, 2008 at 6:42 am
***The film was fully restored by noted film preservationist Richard Harris***

The name of the person in question is actually Robert, not Richard, Harris (and typically credits himself as Robert A. Harris).

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