Recent Film Restorations

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#501 Post by ftsoh » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:07 pm

"Archiving TIme" - a 62 minutes documentary by the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute available on their Youtube channel:
https://youtu.be/1jcpJWF-I2w

One of the most prominent titles is King Hu's "Raining in the Mountain" which still has no physical release in North America.

By the way, if you dig into their Youtube channel, you will find the original theatrical trainer for "Dragon Inn" and "A Touch of Zen", which is not included in the Criterion discs.
"Dragon Inn" - https://youtu.be/1vFKfjIk97w
"A Touch of Zen" - https://youtu.be/E1cfffe9A58

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#502 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:39 pm

Mutiny (Dmtryk, 1952) upcoming from VCI, "a new restoration re-mastered from the original 35mm negatives in 4K":
https://bluray.highdefdigest.com/87504/mutiny.html

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#503 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:20 pm

Re: the TF1 Video catalogue -- a trailer for some available restorations here (posted in conjunction with the 2020 Lyon film festival):
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGXYhSGKKq ... pcnckg3r88

That films have been restored does not automatically mean a home video release is planned, as pointed out by Tenia and others here:
https://www.dvdclassik.com/forum/viewto ... start=1110

Titles in the video / existing or upcoming home video release (info gleaned from the thread linked to above):
Nuit d'ivresse 1986 (Bernard Nauer) DVD TF1
Sous les toits de Paris 1930 (René Clair) DVD LCJ, Blu (?) Coin de mire
Juliette et Juliette 1974 (Rémo Forlani)
La loi c'est la loi 1958 (Christian Jaque) DVD Lancaster, Blu (?) Coin de mire
Les hommes préfèrent les grosses 1981 (Jean-Marie Poiré) DVD Warner
Préparez vos mouchoirs 1978 (Bertrand Blier) DVD Studio Canal
Les grandes manoeuvres 1955 (René Clair) DVD René Chateau, Blu (?) Coin de mire
Le million 1931 (René Clair) Blu (?) Coin de mire
Le mouton à cinq pattes 1954 (Henri Verneuil) DVD René Chateau, Blu (?) Coin de mire
Olivier Olivier 1992 Agnieszka Holland
Porte des Lilas 1957 (René Clair) DVD René Chateau / Blu Coin de Mire
Retour de manivelle 1957 (Denys de la Patellière) DVD René Chateau, Blu (?) Coin de mire
Maxime 1958 (Henri Verneuil) DVD René Chateau / Blu Coin de Mire
Une Parisienne 1957 (Michel Boisrond) DVD René Chateau / DVD TF1
Fanfan la Tulipe 1952 (Christian Jaque) DVD René Chateau, Blu Coin de Mire
Ils vont tous bien 1990 (Guiseppe Tornatorre) DVD LCJ
La vie de Famille 1986 (Jacques Doillon)
Le Zèbre 1992 (Jean Poiret) DVD Lancaster
Callas Forever 2002 (Franco Zefirelli) DVD Studio Canal
Un air de famlille 1996 (Cédric Klapisch) DVD Studio Canal
Les maris, les femmes et les amants 1989 (Pascal Thomas) DVD Studio Canal / DVD TF1
Possession 1981 (Andrej Zulawski) DVD TF1 / BRD Le Chat qui Fume prochainement
Passion d'amour 1981 (Ettore Scola) DVD LCJ
Parfum de femme 1974 (Dino Risi) DVD TF1

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#504 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:43 pm

Restoring Scott of the Antarctic from 3-strip Technicolor:
https://medium.com/pfclean-blog/in-glor ... eb9f7cab81

Restoring Wizard of Oz in 4K HDR, digital remastering of The Sound of Music, restoring Black Angel (Roger Christian):
https://postperspective.com/tag/restoration/

Restored "Il tigre" (Dino Risi) starring Vittorio Gassman and Ann-Margret; re-release in France in December 2020 by Les Acacias:
http://www.acaciasfilms.com/film/lhomme-a-la-ferrari/

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#505 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:41 pm

Catalogue from the European Federation of Film Archives, Oct. 2020:
https://ace-film.eu/wp-content/uploads/ ... alogue.pdf
Includes:
Comizi d´amore, 1965, with outtakes
Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short, 1964, new resto from OCN
She Didn´t Say No!, 1958
Der Kampf ums Matterhorn, 1928
Derborence, 1985
Maria do Mar, 1930
Ung flukt, 1958
Several Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, Bulgarian and Albanian films from various decades
Melies shorts

Source: https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24503 - discussion about Jugoslovenska Kinoteka Belgrade DVD releases

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#506 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:22 pm

Images from the Eastman Museum´s 2019 resto of Joan the Woman, including Handschiegl color effects:
https://www.eastman.org/recent-restorations

Also a 2019 resto of Sally, Irene and Mary (Goulding, 1925) - scroll down for trailer

There is also a list of restorations, including several Leo Hurwitz films.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#507 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:55 pm

Trailer for the Lobster resto of Love Affair (1939):
https://www.dvdclassik.com/forum/viewto ... &start=300 (scroll down)
DVD+Blu combo release Dec. 11, 2020 (French title: "Elle et lui")

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#508 Post by Michael Kerpan » Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:37 pm

Maybe the title for this thread should add ... "and Devastations".

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#509 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:46 pm

At least the Love Affair trailer looks pretty good, though the contrast feels a touch muted.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#510 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:43 pm

Michael Verhoeven´s "O.K." (1970) restored by the München Filmmuseum:
https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5280

DVD edition upcoming from the Museum, as noted Dec. 07, 2020 in the German Filmmuseum Edition thread:
https://www.edition-filmmuseum.com/prod ... _o-k-.html

UCLA will restore "Hey, Mama" (1967), a documentary on the Oakwood neighborhood of Venice, California:
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/blogs/archi ... t-hey-mama

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#511 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:51 pm

For the record -- a 2014 interview on the resto of La Grande Illusion:
https://www.nouvelobs.com/cinema/201203 ... enoir.html


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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#513 Post by Calvin » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:36 am

The CNC's latest go around has financed restorations of Renoir's The Elusive Corporal, Gance's Story of a Poor Young Man, Fejos' Gardez le sourire, and a trio of Jean-Pierre Mocky films amongst others.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#514 Post by aox » Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:35 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:46 pm
At least the Love Affair trailer looks pretty good, though the contrast feels a touch muted.
Even with weak contrast, it is almost a revelation compared to the print up on Amazon Prime right now.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#515 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:46 pm

Calvin wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:36 am
The CNC's latest go around has financed restorations of Renoir's The Elusive Corporal, Gance's Story of a Poor Young Man, Fejos' Gardez le sourire, and a trio of Jean-Pierre Mocky films amongst others.
Thanks for linking this! Does anyone know if the CNC fully or partially pays for restorations?

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#516 Post by tenia » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:50 pm

It usually is partial funds.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#517 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:43 pm

Surprised to see Can Dialectics Break Bricks? in there, since a restoration premiered at Rotterdam this year and has been making the rounds at other festivals. (Rotterdam also screened an "animated version" that was apparently just the film with a watercolor filter slapped over it.) Reimbursement of money already spent, perhaps?

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#518 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:37 pm

Digitally restored films by John H. Collins, made at the Edison Studios (negatives housed at the MoMA):
https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5284
https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/6846

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#519 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:19 pm

Dr. X (1932) restoration upcoming:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/monster ... l#p1612485 - scroll down for before/after video comparison

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#520 Post by L.A. » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:19 pm

Remastered Drive (Steve Wang, 1997) coming in May from MVD Rewind.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#521 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:55 am

Les Blank´s and Chris Strachwitz´s "I Went to the Dance" has been restored in 5K. Go here and scroll down to the 24 Beats per Second section:
https://www.sxsw.com/festivals/film/lineup/

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#522 Post by L.A. » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:32 am

Georgian National Film Center in Tbilisi plans to restore silent and sound film classics.

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