Recent Film Restorations

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#651 Post by knives » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:59 pm

It’s also available on Kanopy.

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#652 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:43 am

Program for the 2021 Film Heritage festival includes:
-a new resto of The Italian Straw Hat (1928)
-two films by Lotte Reiniger
-Palermo oder Wolfsburg
-The Day You Loved Me (1935, starring Carlos Gardel)
-Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (Isaac Julien)
-Déja s´envole la fleur maigre (Paul Meyer, Belgium 1960)
-300 mil do nieba (Maciej Dejczer, Poland 1989)

https://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/en/v ... estored-06
https://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/site ... m_2021.pdf

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#653 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:07 pm

First news re: 2022 TCM Film Festival - features new restos of Giant, Angels with Dirty Faces and A Star is Born (1937), plus Jewel Robbery (Dieterle, 1932) and more:
https://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#654 Post by soundchaser » Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:53 pm

So we can probably expect The Gay Divorcee and a possible stand-alone Jewel Robbery Blu next year.

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#655 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:10 pm

Andrea Kalas on restoring The Sheik:
http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php
(scroll down to the story, dated Nov. 02, 2021)

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#656 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:13 pm

Garden of the Finzi-Continis restored by Ritrovata; review of a French Blu (no English subs):
https://www.dvdclassik.com/test/blu-ray ... i-m6-video

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#657 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:10 pm

On rights problems and restoration work for the films of Alain Tanner:
https://cinebulletin.ch/fr_CH/article/a ... ain-tanner

Mention of a resto of Charles Dead or Alive:
https://www.cinematheque.ch/f/galeries/ ... tion-film/
https://www.cinematheque.ch/f/diffusion ... in-tanner/

Swiss Cinematheque restos of Romeo and Julia in the Village (1941), The Unknown Man of Shandigor (1967), Alpine Fire (1985), Tanner´s La Salamandre and Jonas Who Will be 25 in the Year 2000, and Kuhle Wampe (1932):
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/rom ... ZdsTR5N0kE

Kuhle Wampe at the 2021 Ritrovato festival:
https://festival.ilcinemaritrovato.it/e ... ie-welt-2/

Carlotta Films, France, has restos of Accattone, Mamma Roma, Truffaut´s Antoine Doinel films, six films directed by Kinuyo Tanaka:
https://variety.com/2021/film/global/ca ... 235089030/

Restored Praesens-Film productions:
https://www.cinematheque.ch/f/diffusion ... sens-film/

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#658 Post by Michael Kerpan » Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:29 pm

Really hope to see restorations of the Tanner films make it to subbed home video....

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#659 Post by beamish14 » Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:11 pm

Michael Kerpan wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:29 pm
Really hope to see restorations of the Tanner films make it to subbed home video....
It's such a shame that Tanner seems to have fallen out of favor with cinephiles. I don't see many appreciations of his work, and retrospectives are very rare. He was extremely popular during the 70's and 80's, and his collaborations with John Berger were published as well. New Yorker released many of them on VHS, at least through In the White City

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#660 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:12 pm

Restorations at the 2022 Rotterdam festival include The Lady from Constantinople (Judit Elek, Hungary, 1969) and Every Week Seven Days (Eduard Grecner, Czechoslovakia, 1964):
https://iffr.com/en/iffr/2022/films/the ... tantinople
https://iffr.com/en/iffr/2022/films/eve ... seven-days
More titles to be announced.

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#661 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:19 pm

Colorgrade, a Swiss post-production house, mentions restorations of Tanner´s Les hommes du port, Retour d´Afrique, Messidor and Une flamme dans mon coeur, and Heute nach oder nie (Daniel Schmid) on their FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/colorg ... pa=HASHTAG
https://colorgrade.ch/filmographie/
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#662 Post by tenia » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:43 pm

Colorgrade also restored Francis Reusser's Derborence, which looked pretty good.
La salamandre was released by Tamasa on Blu-ray in France in 2019, it was restored by Cinegrell (no subtitles at all on the BD).
Jonas Who Will be 25 in the Year 2000 was projected at Lyon Film Festival 2021. L'inconnu de Shandigor & Alpine Fire were projected to professionnals at MIFC 2021.

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#663 Post by jmj713 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:42 pm

This 2K restoration marks the 20th anniversary of Zacharias Kunuk’s landmark work, named in a 2015 TIFF poll as the greatest Canadian film ever made: https://letterboxd.com/tiff_net/story/t ... tanarjuat/

Any chance Criterion releases this?

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#664 Post by jmj713 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:02 am

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:15 pm
Also a directed by Kinuyo Tanaka retrospective presented by Carlotta. I could see Arrow potentially releasing this in the US other than the fact a couple of the films are Toho releases.
A boxed set of all six films would be great!

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#665 Post by tenia » Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:13 am

There will be a French BD boxset by Carlotta.

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#666 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:04 pm

A 4K restoration of Miike's Fudoh: The New Generation (1996), which was apparently his first film to make it out of Japan, is playing next Friday in Montreal as one of the Fantasia Film Festival's 25th anniversary screenings.

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#667 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:14 pm

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:04 pm
A 4K restoration of Miike's Fudoh: The New Generation (1996), which was apparently his first film to make it out of Japan, is playing next Friday in Montreal as one of the Fantasia Film Festival's 25th anniversary screenings.
The website for the film festival states that it's a 4K restoration that comes from the last surviving 35mm print. Curious to see how it will look if it's not coming from the negatives (or even an IP), especially since the film was released 25 years ago.

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#668 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:57 am

More titles announced for the 2022 TCM Film Festival: https://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/
Includes Force of Evil (billed as a recent UCLA & Film Foundation restoration), Baby Face (1933) and Counsellor at Law (1933).

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#669 Post by beamish14 » Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:21 am

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:14 pm
The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:04 pm
A 4K restoration of Miike's Fudoh: The New Generation (1996), which was apparently his first film to make it out of Japan, is playing next Friday in Montreal as one of the Fantasia Film Festival's 25th anniversary screenings.
The website for the film festival states that it's a 4K restoration that comes from the last surviving 35mm print. Curious to see how it will look if it's not coming from the negatives (or even an IP), especially since the film was released 25 years ago.

Wow. I saw a 35mm print of it at the Cinefamily in Los Angeles circa 2007, and I wonder if that was the source for this. What a sad fate for a film that was
Miike's true stylistic breakthrough, and remains one of his most incredibly entertaining works. The first 20 minutes in particular (the ludicrous bathroom shooting
and the strip club) are some of his most memorable set pieces.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#670 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:38 pm

A 35mm print was screened in Tokyo last year as part of an all-night marathon of '90s Miike films (the others were Shinjuku Triad Society, Ley Lines, and Dead or Alive, also on 35mm). I have to assume this is the same print used for the scan, which means it should be a "clean" print with no burned-in subtitles. Of course it's also possible that a Japanese venue would show a print with English subtitles if nothing else were available.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#671 Post by Ribs » Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:13 am

MoMA’s To Save and Project line-up for the new year is now available, and speaking personally its a bumper crop of fascinating titles. I didn’t click through all though two I noticed attributed to Janus are a new resto of Renoir’s Lower Depths and The Eternal Breasts.


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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#673 Post by Fred Holywell » Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:14 am

The new resto of The Three Musketeers was just on TCM last night/this morning. A good, big adventure film with Doug Fairbanks in his prime. It's currently available for streaming on the WatchTCM site.

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#674 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:58 am

First news re: Berlinale Classics 2022 - a restoration of Brüder (Werner Hochbaum, 1929):
https://www.berlinale.de/en/press/press ... 12072.html

The 2022 retrospective - “No Angels – Mae West, Rosalind Russell & Carole Lombard”:
https://www.berlinale.de/en/press/press ... 11946.html
https://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/en/v ... gels#films

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#675 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:29 am

In this article about the process for the 4K restoration of 'Mothra', they reveal that the original negatives for Akira Kurosawa's 'I Live in Fear' have been discovered! They also confirm that films such as 'The Life of Oharu', 'Floating Clouds', and 'Japan's Longest Day' have also received 4K restorations.

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