Friends, Romans, Captain Findus...
Just had details back from our dude negotiating with laboratory number 2 - It was originally offered for free but, as I said in a post above, I figured it's only fair that all the money raised (minus the 200 to lab 1) should go to the new lab - as they're doing the work.
So, the two contacts have been chatting and it's been mutually agreed that 700 euros will cover both transfers. I'll cover the difference and postage costs, etc - so there's no need for anyone to donate anything more.
To be fair, the original quote was 500 euros SD and 2500 euros HD - so we are still, just like before, getting an incredibly good deal here. It was explained to the guy at the lab that this is a fan project, funded by fans - for fans - and this is why we've been given the deal.
Hats off to our friend for negotiating all this - as you've all probably figured out by now, it's quite a rollercoaster coordinating something like this. We really owe both our contact and the guy at the lab - both of whom are following this thread - so thanks guys, from me on behalf of everyone here.
One more thing - Whilst I did suspect that 'Tutto Sul Rosso' was in far better shape than I was lead to believe, I'm still worried that 'Le Salamandre' may not fare so well. I'll be sending up a test reel to know for sure but, if I'm right, then we could opt to telecine the giallo 'Giochi Erotici di una Famiglia per Bene' instead - we're still missing a decent Italian language copy, and this could be the solution. We'll find out after we get the feedback from the test reel...
I'll be posting the rest of 'Tutto Sul Rosso' this week - we'll be working on this one film at a time.
Over unt out.