Recent Film Restorations

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#176 Post by dancerslegs » Wed May 30, 2018 5:02 pm

Apparently, Mosfilm has been (secretly?) working on a new 2K digital restoration of Bondarchuk's monumental War and Peace, which they just dropped in full on YouTube today on their channel in HD (in several parts):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-SAh4jdssA

Did I fail to get the memo on this resto, or is this some (gloriously) unexpected surprise for the online film community?? In any event, the new image looks phenomenal.

Edit: Now I see that at least the first part of W&P (Andrei Bolkonsky) was mentioned as screening as part of the festival's Cannes Classics series in Costa's post at the top of page 7.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#177 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed May 30, 2018 8:24 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:41 pm
I'm currently watching TCM. A between films segment, Ben Mankiewicz is interviewing John Bailey, President of The Film Academy Arts and Sciences, they are talking about the Academy Archives in which they have taken up film restorations. Bailey said they work closely with other organizations like the Film Foundation and the UCLA Archive. They are currently working on restoring Detour. That would be awesome. Especially if they came across some better elements. Hopefully it's on Criterion's radar.
Detour uploaded to Youtube on May 1st. Is it me or does this look like this is the restoration. The uploader is Charles Ewing Smith, a Hollywood Sound man, who's credits include a bunch of Tarantino films.

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#178 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed May 30, 2018 9:49 pm

I sure hope it isn't the restoration, because to me it looks like a typical PD transfer. I don't know where this version (uploaded in 2012) came from, but it looks a lot better to my eyes, even though I feel it has the opposite problem of excessive brightness.

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#179 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:43 pm

Italy´s Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia has a new restoration and rerelease program in place:
http://www.ilcentro.it/cultura-e-spetta ... -1.1765795

Some titles:
Up for release is is Last Tango in Paris,Dillinger is Dead, Visconti´s Ossessione and Good Morning Babylon.
For 2019, "all of Dario Argento", and for 2020, "all of Fellini" (centenary).

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#180 Post by tenia » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:52 am

I'm surprised by the wish to restore "all of Argento". Surely, that won't include the ones that just have been lavishly restored (most in 4K), right ? Because if we exclude the ones that are probably too recent to be considered and the ones that already got thoroughly restored recently, it actually only leaves Four Flies, Five Days of Milan, Inferno, Tenebrae, Two Evil Eyes, Trauma, The Phantom of the Opera and possibly Sleepless (which is a quite "young" movie to restore) (same logic for The Card Player which is even younger). So "all of" might actually just be "half of".

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#181 Post by L.A. » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:44 am

Eight Deadly Shots (Mikko Niskanen, 1972) gets a restoration as part of Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project. The restored version is expected to premiere in 2019 at the Midnight Sun Film Festival.

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#182 Post by GoodOldNeon » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:08 pm

L.A. wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:44 am
Eight Deadly Shots (Mikko Niskanen, 1972) gets a restoration as part of Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project. The restored version is expected to premiere in 2019 at the Midnight Sun Film Festival.
Excellent news. In a 2012 poll of Finnish film critics this was voted the fifth best Finnish film of all time, so I'm looking forward to checking it out.

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#183 Post by mostly asia » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:15 pm

L.A. wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:44 am
Eight Deadly Shots (Mikko Niskanen, 1972) gets a restoration as part of Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project. The restored version is expected to premiere in 2019 at the Midnight Sun Film Festival.
this is strange....
i am looking regularly at the World Cinema Project website but for a long time i can't see any updates there and nothing about this finnish movie
32 movies and that's it.....

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#184 Post by L.A. » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:58 pm

About the restoration here. In Finnish only unfortunately but maybe Google-trans or some helps translating it in English.

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#185 Post by Malkuth » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:12 pm

The original press conference about Eight Deadly Shots being included in WCP here. Has English subtitles.

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#186 Post by mostly asia » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:26 am

thanks for the link
i hope they will update the WCP page in the near future hopefully with more films from around the world...

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#187 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:29 pm

Yilmaz Güney´s "Yol" (1982) has been restored and shown at Cannes Classics, 2017 at 113 minutes.

This article has info about Güney´s ambition to give the film a Kurdish profile; censorship; and the producer reediting the film, using outtakes discarded by Güney.

https://anfenglish.com/culture/yilmaz-g ... ette-20141

Also:
http://dfkfilms.com/en/movies/yol-the-f ... -way-2017/

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