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Stefan Andersson
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#526 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:14 pm

Scott MacQueen on restoring Dr X:
http://www.videoattic.com/2021/03/video ... -1932.html

Interesting quote:
"We are currently working with The Film Foundation on William Deiterle’s All That Money Can Buy (1941) from the best and most complete elements, and Laurel and Hardy’s Pack Up Your Troubles. Parajanov: The Last Spring, is a documentary about the iconoclast Armenian film director Sergei Parajanov; the legendary Harold Lloyd-Preston Sturges collaboration, The Sin of Harold Diddlebock."

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#527 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:35 pm

The Hidden Fortress has been restored in 4K.

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#528 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:44 am

"Cenere" (1916) starring Eleonora Duse has been restored by Cineteca Milano. Streaming online March 22-31 (USA only):
https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31413
Piano score by Ben Model.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#529 Post by Big Ben » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:44 am


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#530 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:58 am

Some of those already have 4K remasters, but the idea of Taboo scanned in 4K is exciting to me. Seeing as Janus Films’ massive Oshima retrospective resulted only in the Eclipse set and a few Blu-rays, I’m not holding my breath for a US release. Hoping Shochiku releases this in Japan in a fully subtitled a la their gorgeous Ozu releases.

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#531 Post by Big Ben » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:26 am

I would really like to see Taboo again as the last time I saw it on DVD the subs weren't even spelled correctly. I'd wager Taboo is more marketable than quite a few other Oshima films so I'm still holding out hope that Criterion might put it out. But the crown jewel that Criterion actually does own, Boy/Shonen is still MIA so who knows.

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#532 Post by MichaelB » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:50 pm

I wondered why you were talking about the 1980 incest porn film, not least because it’s already been restored and released by Vinegar Syndrome, and then I remembered that the Oshima film was known as Gohatto in my neck of the woods.

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#533 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:44 am

Sorry if this has been posted before --

"The Story of a Three-Day Pass" restored by Janus Films. Details and trailer here:
https://theplaylist.net/the-story-of-a- ... -20210422/

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#534 Post by Maltic » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:16 am

Big news, imo.

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#535 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue May 04, 2021 4:15 pm

A fan-made video (93 mins) about the home video history of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Since the most recent Kino Lorber disc of GBU, IMHO, counts as a sort of restoration (corrected editing, added footage etc.) this thread seems the best place to post this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ko0utoKX2w&t=9s

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#536 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri May 07, 2021 3:37 pm

Seemingly, TCM is showcasing a brand new print of 'West Side Story' for their film festival. Some of the changes include the disappearance of the dark fade out during the Overture, as it goes directly from red to blue right before the title reveal, and there is no more lavender color during the "Maria" sequence.

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#537 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun May 09, 2021 2:53 pm

Not a recent restoration -- but, for the record, here is a discussion about restoring After the Curfew (plus brief mentions of other Indonesian films that have been/will be restored):
https://www.criterion.com/current/posts ... the-curfew

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#538 Post by Fred Holywell » Mon May 10, 2021 2:04 pm

A promo for the 4K restoration of The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm was popping up on TCM during their just concluded film festival programming. I've uploaded it, if you'd like to take a look.

It seems to be the same one recently shown at the annual Widescreen Weekend Festival in Bradford, UK -- an original MGM pre-release announcement trailer reconstructed from 6-perf Cinerama negatives, as well as a 7-channel magnetic soundtrack.

According to restorer Dave Strohmaier, the film is being remastered in both letterbox and SmileBox formats for eventual Blu-ray and DVD release from the Warner Archive Collection sometime later in 2021.

"Restoration and re-mastering “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" from 3-strip 35mm negatives"

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#539 Post by beamish14 » Mon May 10, 2021 2:30 pm

Fred Holywell wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 2:04 pm
A promo for the 4K restoration of The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm was popping up on TCM during their just concluded film festival programming. I've uploaded it, if you'd like to take a look.

It seems to be the same one recently shown at the annual Widescreen Weekend Festival in Bradford, UK -- an original MGM pre-release announcement trailer reconstructed from 6-perf Cinerama negatives, as well as a 7-channel magnetic soundtrack.

According to restorer Dave Strohmaier, the film is being remastered in both letterbox and SmileBox formats for eventual Blu-ray and DVD release from the Warner Archive Collection sometime later in 2021.

"Restoration and re-mastering “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" from 3-strip 35mm negatives"

Wow. Now WB needs to get on with Last Summer, China 9, Liberty 37, and Raintree County.

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#540 Post by Calvin » Mon May 10, 2021 2:44 pm

With Last Summer, rather than a lack of will isn't it simply that the elements don't exist? I seem to remember that they'd only found a single 16mm print in Australia.

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#541 Post by beamish14 » Mon May 10, 2021 2:53 pm

Calvin wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 2:44 pm
With Last Summer, rather than a lack of will isn't it simply that the elements don't exist? I seem to remember that they'd only found a single 16mm print in Australia.

WB has said on social media that they have the OCN, so who knows. I've seen that 16mm print. It's certainly presentable, but there is so much debate about what is still missing from it.

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#542 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue May 11, 2021 11:41 am

Schedule for the 2021 TCM Film Festival:
https://filmfestival.tcm.com/schedule/20210509/

Includes restos of The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951), So This Is Paris (1926), Her Man (1930), They Won´t Believe Me (1947) and Princesse Tam Tam (1935). I Kmow Where I´m Going was shown, but no infot about any restoration.

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#543 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu May 13, 2021 12:05 pm

Video on the restoration of The Valiant Ones:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq7CJxEak2g

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#544 Post by Maltic » Thu May 13, 2021 12:08 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:05 pm
Video on the restoration of The Valiant Ones:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq7CJxEak2g
Hey.. this was new to me.

I'm guessing Eureka will be all over it?

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#545 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue May 18, 2021 2:08 pm

For the record -- the Cannes Classics 2020 lineup:
http://www.cannes2020.festival-cannes.c ... cs?lang=en
http://www.festival-lumiere.org/program ... ssics.html
And the Lumière Classics 2020 lineup:
http://www.festival-lumiere.org/program ... ssics.html
Includes a resto of Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Swashbuckler Films of France, from a single surviving film element; Sodrásban (István Gáal, 4K), Postriziny (Menzel, 4K), Pearls of the Deep (4K), La femme et le pantin (1928, 4K), I basilischi (Wertmüller, 4K) and more.

A 2017 article on restoration of Sri Lankan feature films:
http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2017/06/25 ... vies-world

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#546 Post by beamish14 » Tue May 18, 2021 4:46 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 2:08 pm
For the record -- the Cannes Classics 2020 lineup:
http://www.cannes2020.festival-cannes.c ... cs?lang=en
http://www.festival-lumiere.org/program ... ssics.html
And the Lumière Classics 2020 lineup:
http://www.festival-lumiere.org/program ... ssics.html
Includes a resto of Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (Swashbuckler Films of France, from a single surviving film element; Sodrásban (István Gáal, 4K), Postriziny (Menzel, 4K), Pearls of the Deep (4K), La femme et le pantin (1928, 4K), I basilischi (Wertmüller, 4K) and more.

A 2017 article on restoration of Sri Lankan feature films:
http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2017/06/25 ... vies-world

Wow, Born on the 4th of July and Chabrol's La Ceremonie. It seems like most of Jiří Menzel's major works have been restored now.

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#547 Post by MichaelB » Tue May 18, 2021 5:48 pm

The clips from Cutting It Short in CzechMate were vastly superior to anything I’ve seen before. And I suspect it’ll get a Blu-ray release on home turf at least; it was a major cultural phenomenon in Czechoslovakia, even if it didn’t travel well.

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#548 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu May 20, 2021 5:22 pm

James Whale´s "By Candlelight" recently restored by Universal - source: interview with Dave Kehr about Fox restorations here:
https://nitratediva.wordpress.com/2021/ ... 9pQPi04lUM

Kehr says that they´ve started a relationship with Disney, hoping they can continue (my paraphrase).

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#549 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri May 21, 2021 5:36 pm

For the record -- facts on the restoration of "Her Man" (Tay Garnett, 1930):
"In 2015, the long-lost camera negative was discovered in the Columbia Pictures collection at the Library of Congress, and digitally restored to its present beauty by Sony Pictures Entertainment with special funding from the Film Foundation."
Source: https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5303
"Her Man" is showing soon at MoMa´s Virtual Cinema (available in the US only, as I understand it. Membership: USD 110). Discussion here: https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=31673

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#550 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat May 22, 2021 4:07 pm

The 2021 Rotterdam Cinema Regained section features restorations of the Iranian films Chess of the Wind, The Deer and the original version of The Crown Jewels of Iran (Ibrahim Golestan), a re-discovered Disney short featuring the Oswald character, Camila (Bemberg), Yamanaka´s Tange Sazen and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo (with newly rediscovered footage) and more:
https://iffr.com/en/2021/programme/cinema-regained

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