Yikes, I'm back after months of an intense stage of therapy for my vision (long story) and I come back and see this thread.
Unless someone would come up with a way to bring that cost WAAAAAAY down, I couldn't afford it. If I could afford it I would. Such is the consequence of people wanting to save a dime here and there and not wait, now we have lost that special film for what maybe forever.
Forgive my ignorance (and what may be interpreted as a somewhat snarky tone), but if two freaking musicians with chemistry training could invent this stuff by themselves in the 30s, why can't anyone figure out how to make small batches of it now? Sorry if I sound like I'm ranting. I know the Kodachrome horse has been beaten a lot, but I am genuinely curious. Kodachrome was awesome, and it would be cool to recover it like how the formula for Greek fire was rediscovered recently. Where is the inventive spirit of God and Man? In any case, I hope that at least E6 will survive.
Please don't gather around me in a circle and stone me. And please, especially you PE, don't be mad at me for poking the carcass of this horse with a stick.