There have been a lot of disagreements on this board over whether TV companies were short sighted in their destruction of material or should have foresaw sales of video. I collect 8mm movies, these were in some ways the precurser to videos in the 1960's/70's. I know some TV was issued in this format (Stingray and The Avengers spring to mind). This maybe shows there actually was a market for copies of programmes, but simply overlooked? Anyone any ideas.
Post by William Martin on Nov 5, 2003 16:52:40 GMT
I also collect(ed finances are tight at the moment) 8mm also UFO, Space Patrol(the puppet one) and as you say the avengers, a few avengers were also put on 8mm for airliner cinemas as in-flight movies the $50,000 breakfast was one the market was good but limited due to the expense and there was probably union oposition to this also, cut down versions are more common but there did apear to be quite a small healthy market in ITC programs at the time(and other independant companies) all film tv series but no TR or video that I can find
Post by William Martin on Nov 6, 2003 14:40:31 GMT
got the positive negative man and return of the cybernauts in cut down and living dead full also a couple of cut down UFOs all from derran and some do have italian credits but english dialogue, don't have any issue dates though but since they are on super8 sound it couldn't be earlier than 1969
Thanks for all comments. Although too late to do any good, it does show use could have been made of TV recordings without the excuse home video was still 20 years away. For example both Dalek movies made it to 8mm, surely a logical step would have been actual episodes, as film recordings had already been made.