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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#226 Post by JakeStewart » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:34 pm

2K restoration of the full version of Christ Stopped at Eboli

http://www.rialtopictures.com/trailers

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#227 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:00 pm

2K restoration of The Fate of Lee Khan:
https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=24893

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#228 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:47 am

The Murnau Foundation website is a treasure trove of info about restored German films.

I found this recently:


Munchhausen (1943) will be released on a German Bluray 2-disc set, containing:
-restored release version
-restored export version
-unrestored (?) first release version, taken from a print discovered in the Gosfilmofond archives. This print contains scenes cut from, or shortened in, the release version.

No English subs.

More info in German here:
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/news/muen ... erentdeckt

http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/stiftung/ ... enchhausen

in English:
https://filmcolors.org/2017/05/18/color ... nchhausen/


Käutner´s Grosse Freihet No. 7 restored, Bluray upcoming:
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/node/3782

Die Geiger von Florenz (Czinner, 1926) restored:
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/node/3373
https://www.berliner-kurier.de/berlin/k ... s-31145964


Interview in German with Anke Wilkening re: Lang´s Destiny:
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/der-muede ... -wilkening
And in English:
http://moviessilently.com/2016/08/26/in ... d-destiny/

Program notes:

Metropolis:
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/sites/def ... nkfurt.pdf

Chronik von Grieshuus:
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/stiftung/ ... -grieshuus

Niebelungen:
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/sites/def ... enfwms.pdf

Also:
http://www.musik-heute.de/339/mittlerin ... wilkening/
https://www.filmhaus-frankfurt.de/Publi ... rpretation
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#229 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:34 pm

Early news about the 2019 Cinema Ritrovato program:
https://festival.ilcinemaritrovato.it/e ... cipazioni/

Topics include Henry King, the films noirs of Felix Feist, Musidora, German films from the years 1945-49, South Korean cinema and more.

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#230 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:51 pm


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#231 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:15 pm

2K resto of Room at the Top:
https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=25002

Les Miserables (Jean-Paul le Chanois, 1958) received a CNC restoration grant in 2016:
https://www.cnc.fr/professionnels/aides ... 016_602078

In February 2019, the two-part film was shown theatrically in Berlin, running 203 minutes:
https://www.defa-stiftung.de/stiftung/a ... e-elenden/

Now there´s a German Bluray and DVD announced for May 2109:
https://www.amazon.de/Die-Elenden-Miser ... 1-fkmrnull

https://www.amazon.de/Die-Elenden-Miser ... 1-fkmrnull

The Bluray page lists a 206 min. runtime, which would be longer than the Olive Films bluray. The DVD page lists German and French soundtracks.

Also:
https://www.dvdparadies.at/Nach-Herstel ... u-ray.html

The cover lists the "BRD-Kinofassung" as an extra. I take it to be the German dub intended for the West German market, listed as an extra to differentiate it from the main feature, a French-Italian-East German co-production.

The director originally wanted a 5 hour 15 minute, two-part film, but later accepted a shorter version. The CNC initially announced a 4 hour 2 minute run time.
Deleted or cut scenes include:
Cosette and Eponine in the garden
The Thénardier kids plotting with friends
The "storm in a head" sequence shortened
Battle of Waterloo shortened
Many scenes of revolt in the streets - at Café Musain, General Lamarque´s burial parade, scenes on the barricades
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Misér ... ilm,_1958)

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#232 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:45 pm

Zurlini´s La prima notta di quiete restored in 4K, original 127 minute version. Re-release in France in June:
https://lesfilmsducamelia.com/leprofesseur/

Five Fingers (1952) now in 4K:
https://www.parkcircus.com/film/118313-Five-Fingers

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#233 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:51 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:45 pm

Five Fingers (1952) now in 4K:
https://www.parkcircus.com/film/118313-Five-Fingers
Awesome. I know TT had to cancel their release because there weren't good enough elements for them to release it. Hopefully someone puts it out on Blu-ray now!

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#234 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:29 pm

This year's list of Cannes Classics (scroll down to find the full list)

Some notable titles include a new 4K restoration of Easy Rider, 4K restoration of 'The Shining', 3 Bunuel titles getting new restorations (with World Cinema Project behind the restoration for Los Olivdados, so be on the lookout for a future Criterion release), and a new 4K restoration of Milos Forman's 'Loves of a Blonde' (possible Criterion upgrade?).

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#235 Post by Roscoe » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:39 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:29 pm
4K restoration of 'The Shining'
I hope they make the tennis ball yellow again. It has been pink for way too long.

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#236 Post by senseabove » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:40 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:This year's list of Cannes Classics (scroll down to find the full list)

Some notable titles include a new 4K restoration of Easy Rider, 4K restoration of 'The Shining', 3 Bunuel titles getting new restorations (with World Cinema Project behind the restoration for Los Olivdados, so be on the lookout for a future Criterion release), and a new 4K restoration of Milos Forman's 'Loves of a Blonde' (possible Criterion upgrade?).
Kino's been sitting on the Los Olivdados rights for a while. Don't know if the restoration being WCP will complicate that, but I hope it gets released speedily by worry I whoever does.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#237 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:57 pm

Gance´s La Roue has been newly restored, and now runs seven hours. 14 reels of camera negative (out of a total of 32 reels) have been utilized, though these reels have been reedited by Gance following first run showings. The original music list has also been used as a source for music reconstruction.
A showing with live music in Berlin is announced for September 2019, followed by showings on two nights on ARTE Channel, October 28 and November 4, 2019.
A DVD release will follow.
https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/media ... emappe.pdf

There is a book in German, by Jürg Stenzl, about music and film. Chapter 4 deals with the music for La Roue:
https://www.amazon.de/Musik-Film-Konste ... 2-fkmrnull

Full music list on pp.92-93:
https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/media ... agazin.pdf
https://www.buchshop.at/detail/ISBN-978 ... 7%3A145672

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#238 Post by andyli » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:13 am

Cannes website shows The Shining running time as 2hr26, is this just a typo or what I think it means?

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#239 Post by Blutarsky » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:17 am

andyli wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:13 am
Cannes website shows The Shining running time as 2hr26, is this just a typo or what I think it means?
I doubt it will have the original ending. I feel like the Kubrick estate would ask not to have it a la Pie fight. However, I wouldn’t be shocked in that it has the original ending due to the hardcore fans out there who want to see it.

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#240 Post by ivuernis » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:39 am

Less is more when it comes to The Shining. It's become a thing in the last few years to misleadingly promote the U.S. theatrical cut as an extended cut when screened in the UK/Europe. The 119 min European cut is best IMO and as close to a definitive Director's cut out of the different versions.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#241 Post by Stefan Andersson » Thu May 02, 2019 8:39 am

On the restoration and reconstruction of Ruiz´s The Wandering Soap Opera:
https://www.filmcomment.com/article/art ... -a-nation/

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#242 Post by senseabove » Wed May 22, 2019 3:11 pm

Didn't see this mentioned anywhere in quick search, but Djibril Diop Mambéty's Hyenas was "restored in 2018 by Thelma Film AG with the support of Cinémathèque suisse, at Eclair Cinema, from the original negative."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqO9FFwIAGA

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#243 Post by tenia » Thu May 23, 2019 4:22 am

It was shown last year at Cannes Classics.
Hyenas (Hyènes) by Djibril Diop Mambety (1992, 1h50, Senegal, France, Switzerland)
Presented by Thelma Film AG with the support of the Cinémathèque Suisse.
Scan from the orginal negative, cleaning and colorimetry correction in 2K. Works carried out by Eclair Cinéma SAS. International sales: Thelma Film AG. French distribution: JHR Films (in progress).

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#244 Post by Drucker » Thu May 23, 2019 12:01 pm

And just finished a run at New York's Metrograph.

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#245 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue May 28, 2019 7:21 am

Update on the German Blu "Die elenden" (the 1958 Les Misérables, Le Chanois):

Info on the back cover of the Blu indicates that the disc contains:
the East German long theatrical version (DEFA-Langfassung), 205 1/2 minutes - German dub
the West German theatrical version (BRD-Kinofassung) - 188 1/4 minutes - German and French dubs
https://www.amazon.de/Die-Elenden-Miser ... B07MCW4ZXP

German dub only for the longer version confirmed here, in what reads as an informed review:
https://www.ssl.ofdb.de/view.php?page=f ... vid=446221

So it seems that the West German version is the one Olive released on Blu, judging by the runtime.

One customer review on German Amazon indicates that this Blu looks like a DVD master converted to blu.

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#246 Post by andyli » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:58 am

This year's Shanghai International Film Festival will premiere a brand new 4K restoration of Flowers of Shanghai.

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#247 Post by dda1996a » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:15 am

Here's hoping the rest of HHH 80-90s films get remastered

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#248 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:45 am

They're also premiering a 2K restoration of The Monkey King/Havoc in Heaven that's actually faithful to the original, unlike the dreadful 40th anniversary "restoration." Hopefully this will finally obviate the need for the patched-together fan restoration that is so far the only way to get a decent version of the original cut on video.

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#249 Post by Calvin » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:28 pm

As well as The Tale of the White Serpent, which premiered in Cannes Classics, Toei have given 4K restorations to Isao Takahata's Prince of the Sun, Yūgo Serikawa's extraordinary The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon, and Magic Boy (aka Shōnen Sarutobi Sasuke).

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#250 Post by andyli » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:12 pm

Speaking of Japanese classics, SIFF will also screen Yôji Yamada's Am I Trying and Tora-san's Love Call (the first and eighth installments of the famous Tora-san series) in 4K restorations. According to the press material, all 49 Tora-san films have been digitized and restored by Shochiku in the past two years.

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