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FrauBlucher
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#326 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:49 am

This could very well be a Criterion release. This is right down their alley. Lewis Milestone had an old phantom page and folks surmised it was for Of Mice and Men but could very well be for Rain.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#327 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:20 pm

Video from the 2016 San Francisco Silent Film Festival - Georges Mounier, of the Cinematheque Francaise, explains the various versions of Napoleon and the find of the 8-page continuity document which the Cinematheque used as a guideline for their restoration of Napoleon:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/video/1438.html
We also learn that there are separate negatives for the Apollo and Opéra versions.

Restoration of Marsellaise sequence:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/video/477.html

Hiventy has apparently restored La Belle Noiseuse/Divertimento version:
https://www.hiventy.com/?portfolio=la-b ... vertimento
and Renoir´s Nana:
https://www.hiventy.com/?portfolio=nana
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#328 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:23 am

Gleaned from the latest Film Comment - some new restorations:

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea´s Death of a Bureaucrat (1966), A Cuban Fight Against Demons (1972), The Art of Tobacco (1974), The Last Supper (1976), The Survivors (1979),
restored by Academy Film Archive in association with Cinemateca de Cuba

Struggling (Shi Dongshan, 1932), restored by China Film Archive

Ten of Vittorio de Seta´s documentary shorts (1954-59), restored by Cineteca Bologna

Are We Winning Mommy? America and the Cold War (Barbara Margolis, 1986), restored vby IndieCollect

Grand Opera: An Historical Romance (James Benning, 1979), restored by Austrian Film Museum

El último malón (The Last Uprising, Alcides Greca, 1917), restored by Museo del Cine de Buenos Aires

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#329 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:40 am

Extensive info in French about the Quai des Brumes resto:
https://www.academia.edu/2392231/Restau ... des_brumes

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#330 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:14 am

Nice, downloadable text (in French and English) about the resto of Vacances de M. Hulot:
https://docplayer.fr/9046608-Version-re ... vague.html
Also here:
https://www.lecinematographe.com/attachment/1729316/

For the record, some older items:

Rivette´s first three short films:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/843.html

Belle Noiseuse / Divertimento:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/975.html

Dolci inganni, Lattuada:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1373.html
Article mentions a resto of Lattuada´s "Guadalina". Both films to be released on DVD by Acacias, a French distributor.

Gay-themed Reichenbach shorts:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/923.html

Bay of Angels, Demy:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/30.html

Jacques Rozier shorts:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1241.html
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1059.html

Voyage au Congo, Marc Allégret (1925):
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1130.html

Avoir vingt ans dans les Aurès (1972):
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/1167.html

La Chanson du Coeur (1932), first Egyptian sound film:
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/38.html

Documenteur, Agnes Varda:
https://www.cine-tamaris.fr/wp-content/ ... _dp_bd.pdf
https://www.cine-tamaris.fr/documenteur ... 64757-d4d6

Tell Me Lies, Peter Brook:
https://www.technicolor.com/news/tell-me-lies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tell_Me_L ... _2010-2012

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#331 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:07 pm

For the record --
a link to the line-up of restorations in this year´s NYFF:
https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2019/sections/revivals/
Includes new 4K restos of Jazz on a Summer´s Day and The Incredible Shrinking Man, plus Dodsworth (Wyler), shorts by Paradjanov and Vittorio de Seta, two films by Djibril Diop Mambéty, Zurlini´s Le Professeur (restored to 132 minutes) and others.

StudioCanal´s lineup of 4K restos for 2020 has been mentioned elsewhere; here is a link to the full news item:
https://deadline.com/2019/11/breathless ... 202789562/
Includes Serpico, Flash Gordon (1980), Breathless, The Elephant Man, Irréversible: Straight Cut, Dead of Night (1945), Three Days of the Condor and others.

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#332 Post by Joe Zombie » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:33 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:07 pm
For the record --
a link to the line-up of restorations in this year´s NYFF:
https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2019/sections/revivals/
Includes new 4K restos of Jazz on a Summer´s Day and The Incredible Shrinking Man, plus Dodsworth (Wyler), shorts by Paradjanov and Vittorio de Seta, two films by Djibril Diop Mambéty, Zurlini´s Le Professeur (restored to 132 minutes) and others.

StudioCanal´s lineup of 4K restos for 2020 has been mentioned elsewhere; here is a link to the full news item:
https://deadline.com/2019/11/breathless ... 202789562/
Includes Serpico, Flash Gordon (1980), Breathless, The Elephant Man, Irréversible: Straight Cut, Dead of Night (1945), Three Days of the Condor and others.
Very happy about the Elephant Man and Irreversible restorations. I wonder how they'll be handled in region A, if at all.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#333 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:12 pm

Paramount currently have the rights to Elephant Man so who knows if they will even use SCs restoration. Unless Paramount loses rights I have a feeling nothing will happen for region A.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#334 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:00 am

Any details on possible special features for the Cotton Club blu? So far no lists at Amazon, B&N, or Lionsgate.



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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#337 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:33 pm

That SCMP article is correct about the "novelty" appeal of seeing older films in mainland Chinese cinemas, given the absence of arthouses in all but a relative handful of cities, plus the unfavorable regulatory environment for screenings of older films that may not have passed through the censors. That said, it reaches by comparing The Legend of 1900 (a no-frills digital restoration) to the 3D version of Titanic, which represented a brief wave of 3D conversions that is long since over (the last one I can recall was Kung Fu Hustle in 2015, and a conversion of Terminator 2 done specifically for the Chinese market ended up being shelved). But more importantly, The Legend of 1900 has long been revered among film buffs in mainland China, and its score on Douban was a whopping 9.2 before the theatrical release. Extrapolating its lukewarm or negative reception elsewhere to the Chinese audience is the wrong move, and indeed there's no reason to think it would've been released in China at all if it didn't already have such a stellar reputation there.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#338 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:44 pm

I haven't thought of that film in years (indeed, all I remember is the scene with Roth playing the piano while it glides across the dancefloor due to the waves)-- according to xe.com, it's "opening" weekend gross was approx $8.75 million USD, impressive for a forgotten indie movie but not quite earth-shaking

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#339 Post by lzx » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:02 pm

Yeah, that SCMP article is quite a head-scratcher. I'm sure the marketing campaign for this release focused much more on the "Great Film" status of 1900 than on the 4K restoration.

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#340 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:17 pm

To Save and Protect, 2020 program at MoMA:
https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5188
Includes Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), Isn´t Life Wonderful? (1924, from the OCN), the 79-minute version of "Nationtime-Gary" (1972) by William Greaves, Masque of the Red Death, La femme au couteau (Timité Bassori, Ivory Coast, 1969) and more.

2020 Cinema Revival at the Wexner Center for the Arts:
https://wexarts.org/explore/cinema-revi ... ation-2020
Includes I´m No Angel (1933), Muna Moto (Jean-Pierre Dikongué-Pipa, Cameroon,1975), Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), Way of a Gaucho (1952), 50s Technicolor reference reels, and more.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#341 Post by Calvin » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:50 pm

The music video for Wham!'s Last Christmas has been restored in 4K and is available on YouTube

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#342 Post by DeprongMori » Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:24 pm

Calvin wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:50 pm
The music video for Wham!'s Last Christmas has been restored in 4K and is available on YouTube
Why do I think this is going to be either a Rick Roll or a link to “The Little Drummer Boy”?

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#343 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:31 pm

Not a Wham fan, but Michael's Faith is nice bit of Prince-lite.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#344 Post by L.A. » Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:36 pm

Has Wham!’s farewell concert The Final ever been released on home video?

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#345 Post by the__projectionist » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:05 am

Hungarian National Film Archive presents 66 Hungarian films free to watch until January 5, 2020 includes Márta Mészáros' newly restored classic Adoption.

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#346 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:07 pm

Die Zweite Heimat is being restored in 4K.
Soundtrack will receive a 5.1 remix. A 2021 release is planned.

Source:
https://heimat-fanpage.de/index.php/f/2 ... voran.html

Detailed info in German about the differences between the 1984 version of Heimat and the restoration:
https://heimat-fanpage.de/index.php/filmanalyse.html

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#347 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:54 am

Restoration of Waxworks (1924) showing at the 2020 Berlinale:
https://www.berlinale.de/en/press/press ... 16092.html

A bluray/DVD will be released in February, 2020 by Absolut Medien.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#348 Post by kidc » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:00 pm

the__projectionist wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:05 am
Hungarian National Film Archive presents 66 Hungarian films free to watch until January 5, 2020 includes Márta Mészáros' newly restored classic Adoption.
Not too familiar with Hungarian cinema outside the really obvious stuff, any particular recommendations for this list?

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#349 Post by Saturnome » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:23 am

Most of the films aren't subtitled, and some of them only have french for subs. There's a lot of titles by filmmakers I'm aware of, but the film itself is unknown to me. There's János vitéz that is a pretty very well made psychedelic folk cartoon a la Yellow Submarine. The director's following feature, Fehérlófia, goes even further and look like nothing else.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#350 Post by Lowry_Sam » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:09 pm

Calvin wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:50 pm
The music video for Wham!'s Last Christmas has been restored in 4K and is available on YouTube
Actually there are several 4K restorations of classic music videos, along with some listed as HD. It's hard to tell on youtube, because they mix together HD & 4K. Also looks like it could be a bit of marketing ploy on Vevo's part to promote their own artists. Given the popularity of the music video list this year, perhaps offloading the discussion of music video restoration to its own thread is warranted?

Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round
a-Ha Take On Me
Eurythmics Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)

It is nice to see music videos getting restored, but at this point it looks like it will be dictated by the popularity of the song (today) or whether its on Vevo. And you have to actually watch them on Vevo to actually get 4K, as Yotube limits them to 360p

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