As more details surface about the the fire, the sadder it gets! Apparently, 100% of the archive prints stored on the lot were destroyed. Prints included films like “Flash Gordon,” “Dead Man Don’t Wear Plaid,” and “Out of Africa.”
The vault contained 50,000 videos or film reels, though thankfully, was not the location of the originals.
Most of the prints housed here are loaned to small film festivals and repertory theaters that screen older films. The studio announced that it’d be unable to honor any scheduled film bookings for films that were set to ship from Universal’s archives.