“the tape from which it comes must be guarded at all costs”

these days, just about anything can be found on Ebay…including the original 35mm and 16mm negatives, along with other assorted goodies, from (one of THE greatest movies ever) Phantom of the Paradise! a recent listing offered (on reels, no less) outtakes, deleted scenes, coming attractions trailers, and a wealth of production notes and invoices. despite a hefty price attached to it, the auction has ended (whoever ended up plunking down the winning bid now owns a piece of cinema history). but below is an image of the actual Phantom reels to remind us of this forgotten media that somehow still manages to crop up even in the digital age.

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