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Re: Madame de...

#26 Post by hearthesilence » Wed May 03, 2017 8:57 am

A screening of a "Gaumont restoration" was also announced in the Cannes classics lineup today - presumably this is the same new restoration.

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#27 Post by tenia » Wed May 03, 2017 10:27 am

It's surprising it's only now getting a Cannes Classics slot while it was restored in 2013.

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#28 Post by MichaelB » Wed May 03, 2017 10:37 am

Its star's recent 100th birthday may have been a catalyst.

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#29 Post by yoshimori » Wed May 03, 2017 10:39 am

The Cannes site suggests it's part of a Danielle Darrieux birthday tribute. She's 100 this month.

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#32 Post by hearthesilence » Fri May 26, 2017 5:18 pm

That actually looks okay given that it's likely the same scan as before.

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#33 Post by MichaelB » Fri May 26, 2017 5:20 pm

The BFI was well aware of this film's troubled BD release history.

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#34 Post by Finch » Fri May 26, 2017 5:22 pm

This is only a minor change but I do like the look of the BFI disc quite a bit better than the Gaumont. Triple-dipping at some point this year.

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#35 Post by tenia » Sat May 27, 2017 4:56 am

MichaelB wrote:The BFI was well aware of this film's troubled BD release history.
I suppose that Gaumont won't licensed ever again their first restoration. I'd be surprised if they even kept it somewhere.
However, it seems like they still have 2 restored masters commissioned : one degrained (used on the French disc) and one untouched (used by the BFI). It's a shame, I thought they discontinued that. (or maybe it's an encode question ?)

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