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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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#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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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#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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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#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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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#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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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#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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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#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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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#188 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:38 pm

Il Cinema Ritrovato, 2018 - full programme notes here:
http://festival.ilcinemaritrovato.it/en/programma/

Includes Ford´s The Brat, Fox and Soviet Union 30s rarities, Luciano Emmer and Mastroianni retrospectives, restored films by Ingmar Bergman, Joe Kane, André de Toth and others.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#189 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:42 pm

Tested out MoviePass yesterday by catching Yellow Submarine at IFC - things seem to be working fine.

I think this restoration actually dates from 2012 (maybe this is merely a better DCP?) but it's been given another run at the theaters because of the film's 50th anniversary. It does look good - the color is excellent and they've cleaned up only the damage and blemishes. But despite the wonderful illustrations and inventive photo cut-outs, the animation is as stilted as ever. I can't say I'm a fan of the 5.1 remix either - I think it dates from the 1999 re-release, and I've never been a fan of that mix. Everything from the excessive compression to the NoNoise processing sounds unpleasant to me.

Truth be told, I was reluctant to see this film because I've never been much of a fan. The stand-ins aren't quite convincing as the Beatles ("John" doesn't have a fraction of Lennon's charisma and "George" has a Scottish brogue that comes and goes), and that point is driven home by the Beatles' cameo at the very end. Of the four new songs, only "It's All Too Much" feels like a keeper, but the other three are pleasant throwaways. "Eleanor Rigby," "Nowhere Man," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Sgt. Pepper..." are quite awesome to hear in a children's film - I'll take them over anything I've heard in a Disney movie.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#190 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:31 pm

Venice 2018 restorations (can´t remember where I found this list):

THEY LIVE
by JOHN CARPENTER (USA, 1988, 94’, COL.)
restoration: Studiocanal

IL PORTIERE DI NOTTE (THE NIGHT PORTER)
by LILIANA CAVANI (Italy, 1974, 120’, COL.)
restoration: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Istituto Luce – Cinecittà

THE NAKED CITY
by JULES DASSIN (USA, 1948, 96’, B/W)
restoration: Brook Productions and Master Licensing

KHESHT O AYENEH (BRICK AND MIRROR)
by EBRAHIM GOLESTAN (Iran, 1964, 130’, B/W)
restoration: Ecran Noir production (Mitra Farahani) and Ebrahim Golestan in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna

AKASEN CHITAI (STREET OF SHAME)
by KENJI MIZOGUCHI (Japan, 1956, 86’, B/W)
restoration: Kadokawa Corporation

IL POSTO
by ERMANNO OLMI (Italy, 1961, 95’, B/W)
restoration: Cineteca di Bologna and Titanus

L'ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD (LAST YEAR IN MARIENBAD)
by ALAIN RESNAIS (France, Italy, 1961, 94’, B/W)
restoration: Studiocanal with the support of Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée and Chanel

EL LUGAR SIN LÍMITES (THE PLACE WITHOUT LIMITS)
by ARTURO RIPSTEIN (Mexico, 1977, 110’, COL.)
restoration: Cineteca Nacional México and Imcine

ADIEU PHILIPPINE
by JACQUES ROZIER (France, Italy, 1962, 103’, B/W)
restoration: Cinémathèque française and A17 with the support of Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée.
In collaboration with Les Archives audiovisuelles de Monaco, La Cinémathèque suisse and Extérieur Nuit.

VOSKHOZHDENIYE (THE ASCENT)
by LARISA SHEPITKO (Russia, 1976, 110’, B/W)
restoration: Mosfilm (producer of the restoration Karen Shakhnazarov)

THE KILLERS
by DON SIEGEL (USA, 1964, 102’, COL.)
restoration: Universal Pictures

THE KILLERS
by ROBERT SIODMAK (USA, 1946, 95’, B/W)
restoration: Universal Pictures

LA NOTTE DI SAN LORENZO (THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS)
by PAOLO E VITTORIO TAVIANI (Italy, 1982, 107’, COL.)
restoration: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Istituto Luce – Cinecittà

KOI YA KOI NASUNA KOI (LOVE, THY NAME BE SORROW aka THE MAD FOX)
by TOMU UCHIDA (Japan, 1962, 109’, COL.)
restoration: Toei Company, Ltd.

MORTE A VENEZIA (DEATH IN VENICE)
by LUCHINO VISCONTI (Italy, France, USA, 1971, 130’, COL.)
restoration: Cineteca di Bologna and Istituto Luce - Cinecittà in collaboration with Warner Bros. and The Criterion Collection

NOTHING SACRED
by WILLIAM A. WELLMAN (USA, 1937, 74’, COL.)
restoration: The Museum of Modern Art

SOME LIKE IT HOT
by BILLY WILDER (USA, 1959, 121', B/W)
restoration: Park Circus in collaboration with Metro Goldwyn Mayer and The Criterion Collection

Site: http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/201 ... e-classics

Plus a new resto of Golem (1920):
http://www.labiennale.org/en/news/pre-o ... -28-august

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#191 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:22 pm

Some of those will be obvious Criterion upgrades, but I certainly hope they don't overlook Il Posto, one of my favorite films in the collection.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#192 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:53 pm

Programme, 2018 Giornate del Cinema Muto:
www.giornatedelcinemamuto.it/en/programma/

Not all film notes seem to be online yet.

Includes Tokkan Kozo (Ozu, 1929), films from 1915 by Victor Sjöström and Mauritz Stiller, Epstein´s Auberge Rouge (1923), Orizuru osen (Mizoguchi, 1935).

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#193 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:49 am

Restorations, London Film Festival 2018:
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/d ... ontext_id=
includes The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#194 Post by jwd5275 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:10 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:53 pm
Programme, 2018 Giornate del Cinema Muto:
www.giornatedelcinemamuto.it/en/programma/

Not all film notes seem to be online yet.

Includes Tokkan Kozo (Ozu, 1929), films from 1915 by Victor Sjöström and Mauritz Stiller, Epstein´s Auberge Rouge (1923), Orizuru osen (Mizoguchi, 1935).
Couldn't find any information on whether the Ozu is the 14 minutes on the Criterion disc or if more footage has been rediscovered. Does anyone know?

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#195 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:48 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:49 am
Restorations, London Film Festival 2018:
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/d ... ontext_id=
includes The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Also Tunes of Glory, which I am particularly glad about. It might only have appeared on the Criterion DVD but hopefully they have dealt with that line down the right side of the screen which appears for the last twenty minutes of the film and rather distracts from the emotional climax.
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#196 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:42 pm

jwd5275 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Stefan Andersson wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:53 pm
Programme, 2018 Giornate del Cinema Muto:
www.giornatedelcinemamuto.it/en/programma/

Not all film notes seem to be online yet.

Includes Tokkan Kozo (Ozu, 1929), films from 1915 by Victor Sjöström and Mauritz Stiller, Epstein´s Auberge Rouge (1923), Orizuru osen (Mizoguchi, 1935).
Couldn't find any information on whether the Ozu is the 14 minutes on the Criterion disc or if more footage has been rediscovered. Does anyone know?

Found this post:
http://www.enic-cine.net/new-print-of-o ... iscovered/

The new print is 19 minutes long, taken from a 9.5mm Pathé Baby source. "The additional 5 minutes discovered are reported to be at the beginning of the film."

Some more info here:
http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu/tokkan-kozo/ - making a new DCP print
https://screenanarchy.com/2016/10/kyoto ... d-boy.html - mention of newly found intertitles
http://eastasia.fr/2016/09/14/une-versi ... retrouvee/ . mention of a newly found scene of children playing some sort of game with stones
https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?t=22805

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