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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians- best quality/ complete version?

Old 12-06-05, 01:12 AM
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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians- best quality/ complete version?

Yeah, it's not the greatest movie in the world, but nostalgia has a way of sucking you in.... I know there are quite a few labels with this one out there, but are any of them complete and decent quality? I have both the Catcom and the Delta/ Laserlight, and they're both pretty rough and missing the first part of the main title (they're both from the same source- a common PD print that is also available for free on the internet). I know that within the last 2 years, at least 2 16mm prints have sold on fleabay that were listed as having complete titles and "very good print" and there is a website that sells PD films which has a screen cap that shows the title card, but they want hundreds of $$ for a copy. So my question is, are any of the myriad of other DVD's of this film complete with better quality? I can go region free/ PAL if needed. Just to clarify, though it is entertaining, I'm not looking for the MST3K version.
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Old 12-06-05, 01:38 AM
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never seen a good print on disc....i have the delta and the MST3K
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Old 12-06-05, 07:24 AM
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I'd also be interested in an answer... I've seen about 5 different versions of this on DVD, and all seem to be from the same print.
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Old 12-06-05, 06:01 PM
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I'd also be interested in an answer... I've seen about 5 different versions of this on DVD, and all seem to be from the same print.
Do you happen to remember what companies they were from (and if possible the UPC's), so we can keep a running list?
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Old 12-06-05, 06:29 PM
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What's missing from the main titles?
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Old 12-07-05, 11:57 AM
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The missing footage is the first ~16 seconds of the main titles (including the actual title of the film and part of the Milton Delugg semi-classic 'Hooray for Santa Claus.') The lack of the title card on the commonly used PD print allowed early videos to be sold under many different titles, replacing "Conquers" with "Versus" or "Defeats" and "Martians" with "Aliens." I know the missing footage isn't much, but getting a decent quality complete print would be nice present. Someone could easily make a profit getting a quality print, putting it to dvd along with lobby cards/ stills and a PCM sing-along version of the theme as extras and billing it as the first ever complete home video version, and I'm surprised no one has done this yet. Heck, I have the 7" if anyone wants to go in on it.
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