Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
You will have to break the film cartridges. Once the film is out it is processed on a spool, just like any other roll film.
True, but I remember reading an article about it back when it came out, and apparently the reels are a big PITA to load with the slithery length of film. The author had a cylindrical can (forget what type) that fit nicely down in a three or four reel (forget which) Nikkor stainless tank and he just taped the length of film in a spiral, emulsion side out and a dab of tape on each end, to the can then put it in the tank. The can displaced a lot of solution so a large amount wasn't required even though the tank was pretty large.

Might be worth a try if you can get some film but not the reels or have trouble loading them.