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Tales of Woe 15 Feb 2001 13:07 #19614

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In talking to some other movie house owners I've heard some pretty distressful comments about Technicolor. Everything from film being stuck to the reels to fogging. I havn't run into any problems with them yet. I'm I just lucky or are the tales of woe I'm hearing true. What has been your experiences?
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Re: Tales of Woe 15 Feb 2001 18:27 #19615

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My first delivery from Techni-boo-boo was two cans of reels 1-2-3. Damned unhandy for getting to the end of a film. Since that time long ago their delivery times and the like have been greatly improved. But, then there's now: I'm getting really tired of getting prints -- this is very recently -- with broken reels. Aside from the danger of the film dropping onto the floor when you try to build up the print, if you should forget the reel is damaged and grab it when it's spinning -- slice city. This is also hard on the print when you are building up the print. I have actually gone to another carrier to get reels to return a technicolour print. that's just sick and wrong. I've enjoyed a lack of bands and having part of the reel unspool in the can. I've had cans so beat up i had to do major body work before i could get them open. My skepticism increases weekly as to how many of these prints are REALLY inspected, so i document every scratch and tear in a print. From here i could easily go into the number of times i've been double billed or billed for pritns i never had delivered. I'm an art house. do they really think i'm lying when i say i never booked "Holloween"? I suspect i'm just a voice in the chorus.
Paul Turner
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Re: Tales of Woe 15 Feb 2001 18:43 #19616

Mainly the broken reel problem and the band problem and the can problem. I just beat their cans with a hammer if they get stuck.
Only those old can from universal and sony are the problem ones. the gray ones.
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Re: Tales of Woe 19 Feb 2001 16:21 #19617

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The Manager of Exhibitor Relations for Technicolor Entertainment Services (TES) is Brad Carroll, telephone 818-562-8372.

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Technicolor (the film lab) and Technicolor Entertainment Services (the film exchange) are separate entities. For example, Technicolor (the lab) prints and processes most Warner Bros. films, but ETS (not TES) ships them:
http://www.technicolor.com/services/index.html

John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
EI Worldwide Technical Services
Research Labs, Building 69
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, NY 14650-1922
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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Customer Technical Services
Entertainment Imaging
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7525A
Eastman Kodak Company
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