Tyler, just curious. Since this is a completed version, is it common back in the days (this particular reel is from the mid-80s) to use optical duplicate negative to
make prints for release/theater? Or is it more common to vault/save the optical duplicate negative after making an IP from the "optical duplicate negative",
then an IN to make mass duplication?
PS: The film have about 3/4 that have optical effects, so the OCN basically is without any effects, etc. This is one of reason I was thinking this optical duplicate
negative is serving as the master/OCN. Interestingly, we could not locate any IP of this reel that is the final version like the optical duplicate negative. The only
IP located was with all scenes still mixed and matched (i.e. not final). And there are no other IN of this reel that can be located in the vault either. So either this
optical duplicate negative was serving as the master/OCN and or also used as IN, then vaulted, or the IN were destroyed after release prints were made. Our
original vault person who retired years ago didn't have too much of good record keeping back in the days.