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Poster: oldbones Date: Jul 15, 2016 8:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: beneath the 12 mile reef copyright or not?

The original version is pd because it was never renewed.
I believe you are correct that inserting the lost scene is cause for the newer copyright. I found the following blurb on Imdb. This sounds like the author's personnel opinion.

"The legal status of Beneath the 12-Mile Reef was eventually resolved by 20th Century Fox, and the movie was rescued from public domain so that a quality DVD could be released through Fox Cinema Archives. Fans are now able to enjoy the movie with stereo sound and a quality picture - complete with the "lost" scene in which Gilbert Roland stuffs a cigar into Peter Graves' mouth after beating him in a fist fight."

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Poster: nerdguy Date: Jul 16, 2016 1:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: beneath the 12 mile reef copyright or not?

So if I re-cut the movie to it's original format it'd be okay to upload?

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Poster: oldbones Date: Jul 16, 2016 8:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: beneath the 12 mile reef copyright or not?


You could but it might end up being more trouble than its worth. For example...is the music the same, is the 2013 date in the movie somewhere, has it been closed captioned? It would be extremely difficult to do anything with the above. And there may be more items I don't know about.

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Poster: nerdguy Date: Jul 17, 2016 1:31pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: beneath the 12 mile reef copyright or not?

Well, actually those are pretty easy things to edit, So far, using the archive's current full frame version as a guide, I've found a number of scenes that have been lengthened slightly like a longer dance scene and and extra bit when tony gets beat up. it's essentially an extended cut. Thanks for your help.
This post was modified by thetimemeddler on 2016-07-17 20:31:26