Fire- Universal film vault threatened

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It's the lead story right now, and is on the radio (NPR national hourly broadcasts). The NPR broadcast says the film vault may be threatened. I wonder if any films there are the sole remaining copy?

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I thought Universal had built a climate controlled vault in an old salt mine after the incident in the early '80s that destroyed master prints and negatives of many important films, including Jaws.
 
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It's good that the main vault was not affected that contains all the negatives.
 
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According to a spokesman this morning, all films in the affected vault are copies and the originals are ok.
 
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disney sets are made of steel and concrete, espically those outdoor sets.

wonder why universal doesnt do the same thing?
 
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The Universal sets are very old. As an example the courthouse set that burned down was used in the Back To The Future series as well as To Kill A Mockingbird.
 
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It's the lead story right now, and is on the radio (NPR national hourly broadcasts). The NPR broadcast says the film vault may be threatened. I wonder if any films there are the sole remaining copy?

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No the exec said anything lost; if anything is lost; is replaceable.

Also; Universal had a couple previous major fires before, one in this same area and they CHOSE to rebuild with traditional materials and means; something about it looking more authentic (and I bet cheaper).
 
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maybe cheaper to modify????????

I went to universal once many years ago, after seeing the commercial on the universal owned superstation

The commercial showed the beaver house, when i got to universal i found it gone years earlier, a couple years later that commerciaL WAS STILL RUNNING..

UNIVERSAL customer service didnt care, so i called the bruce williams NATIONAL RADIO SHOW

bruce dismissed my complaint, but boy it got the right attention. i called universal customer complaint the next day and the rep asked did you call bruce williams? yep that was me.....

a studio boss heard my on air complaint and said if the fellow calls make him happy.

the commercial was pulled that day and i got a bunch of free admissions to universal florida.

i know its just a false front but wonder if the beaver house survived?

heck i even met the beaver once and got his autograph as a adult, growing up without a dad it was my favorite show
 
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