Recent Film Restorations

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#51 Post by feihong » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:07 am

I always wonder if Quintet will improve on later viewings. I remember it as such a dog, though. It would be interesting to see it again, though, just as you say.

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#52 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:28 pm

Venice Classics 2016:

1848

by Dino Risi (Italy, 1948, 11’, B/W)

restored by: Archivio Nazionale Cinema Impresa-CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano



An American Werewolf in London

by John Landis (UK, 1981, 137’, Color)

restored by: Universal Studios



L’argent (Money)

by Robert Bresson (France, Switzerland, 1983, 83’, Color)

restored by: MK2



La battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers)

by Gillo Pontecorvo (Italy, Algeria, 1966, 121’, B/W)

restored by: Cineteca di Bologna and Istituto Luce – Cinecittà in collaboration with Surf Film Srl and Casbah Entertainment



The Brat

by John Ford (USA, 1931, 65’, B/W)

restored by: The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation



Break up - L’uomo dei cinque palloni (The Man with the Balloons)

by Marco Ferreri (Italy, France, 1965, 85’,B/N)

restored by: Cineteca di Bologna and Museo Nazionale del Cinema in collaboration with Warner Bros



Dawn of the Dead – European Cut

by George A. Romero (USA, Italy, 1978, 116’, Color)

restored by: Koch Media in collaboration with Norton Trust and Antonello Cuomo



Manhattan

by Woody Allen (USA, 1979, 97’, B/W)

restored by: Park Circus, Metro Goldwyn Mayer



Oci Ciornie (Dark Eyes)

by Nikita Michalkov (Italy, USSR, 1987, 144’, Color)

restored by: Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and CSC-Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with Viggo



The Ondekoza

by Kato Tai ( Japan, 1979, 107’, Color)

restored by: Shochiku Co., Ltd.



Opfergang (The Great Sacrifice)

by Veit Harlan (Germany, 1942-1943, 97’, Color)

restored by: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung



Pretty Poison

by Noel Black (USA, 1968, 89’, Color)

restored by: 20th Century Fox



Processo alla città (The City Stands Trial)

by Luigi Zampa (Italy, 1952, 99’, B/W)

restored by: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Gaumont in collaboration with Astrea. Sentimenti di giustizia



Profumo di donna (Scent of a Woman)

by Dino Risi (Italy, 1974, 105’, Color)

restored by: CSC-Cineteca Nazionale and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà in collaboration with Dean Film



Shanzhong Chuanqi (Legend of the Mountain)

by King Hu (Hong Kong, 1979, 184’, Color)

restored by: Taiwan Film Institute



Shichinin no Samurai (Seven Samurai)

by Akira Kurosawa (Japan, 1954, 207’, B/W)

restored by: Toho


Stalker

by Andrej Tarkovskij (USSR, 1979, 162’, B/W, Color)

restored by: Mosfilm (producer of the restoration, Karen Shakhnazarov)



Tutti a casa (Everybody Go Home!)

by Luigi Comencini (Italy, France, 1960, 115’, B/W)

restored by: Filmauro and CSC-Cineteca Nazionale



Twentieth Century

by Howard Hawks (USA, 1934, 91’, B/W)

restored by: Sony Pictures



Le Voleur (The Thief of Paris)

by Louis Malle (France, Italy, 1965, 122’, Color)

restored by: Gaumont





The Venezia Classici section will also feature the presentation of a selection of documentaries about cinema and its filmmakers. The complete list of the section will be announced during the press conference presenting the program of the Venice Film Festival, on Thursday, July 28th at 11 am in Rome (Hotel Excelsior).


http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/news/22-07.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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#53 Post by bottled spider » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:52 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:Oci Ciornie (Dark Eyes)
by Nikita Michalkov (Italy, USSR, 1987, 144’, Color)
restored by: Istituto Luce-Cinecittà and CSC-Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with Viggo
Perversely perhaps, out of that great line up this is the one I'm most excited about.

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#55 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:29 pm

Is that really a *new* restoration of Manhattan? If so, seems silly for Arrow to be using the old discs for their rerelease at the end of the year (good as they may be)...

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#56 Post by swo17 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:33 pm

A) Screenings of restorations for classic films frequently don't translate into new home video releases.

B) Arrow has no choice in the matter.

C) The old disc looks pretty much perfect anyway. Save your tears for Annie Hall.

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#57 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:44 pm

swo17 wrote:A) Screenings of restorations for classic films frequently don't translate into new home video releases.

B) Arrow has no choice in the matter.

C) The old disc looks pretty much perfect anyway. Save your tears for Annie Hall.
Yeah, no, I'm well aware of all of that, but part of me still vainly hopes that given they are putting it out again anyway something could still happen despite contracts having already been signed.

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#58 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:41 am

This past evening at the Northwest Chicago Film Society...
Film Foundation FB Page wrote:Tonight at Northeastern Illinois University: THE ROAD BACK in a beautiful new restoration print from The Library of Congress, funded by the The Film Foundation and NBCUniversal and printed on glorious ORWO North America film stock. Get ready to have your heart broken.

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#59 Post by L.A. » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:09 pm

Restored Mya Ganaing / The Emerald Jungle (1934), the oldest surviving film from Myanmar is to premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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#60 Post by beamish13 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:49 pm

The 2016 Reel Thing conference and restoration exhibition is currently underway in Los Angeles, and Grover Crisp was on hand to present a brand new restoration of John Huston's Beat the Devil, which not only looks gorgeous, but restores many scenes that were excised, thus making it more entertaining AND intelligible. Really hope Criterion puts out this one.

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#61 Post by pzadvance » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:47 pm

beamish13 wrote:The 2016 Reel Thing conference and restoration exhibition is currently underway in Los Angeles, and Grover Crisp was on hand to present a brand new restoration of John Huston's Beat the Devil, which not only looks gorgeous, but restores many scenes that were excised, thus making it more entertaining AND intelligible. Really hope Criterion puts out this one.
Agreed! I was unfamiliar with the cut that's apparently been circulating for decades, but found the version they screened last night hugely enjoyable. And it indeed looked incredible.

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#62 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:14 am

London Film Festival 2016 - treasures from the archives:
https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/d ... =treasures" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Beat the Devil, Informer (1929), Junoon, Born in Flames, Private Property, Santi-Vina, Small World of Sammy Lee, Woman of the World (Pola Negri) and more

MoMa Save and Protect 2016:
https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3614?locale=en" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Night of the Living Dead (from OCN), Howard Hughes pre-code rarities, King Hu, John Ford, Aleksander Ford, Warhol, Pabst, Chahine, Murnau, Lindtberg, Deluge (Feist) and more

Moma - Universal 1930s restorations and rediscoveries:
https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/1642?locale=en" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

TCM Fest 2016, restos:
http://2016.filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://trailersfromhell.com/staring-dow ... BYTHYWcGM8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cat Chaser (Ferrara) director´s cut:
https://filmmakermagazine.com/86898-scr ... at-chaser/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Going Back (Sidney J Furie), director´s cut:
http://confluencefilmblog.blogspot.se/2 ... cuing.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A Cool Sound from Hell (Furie, 1959):
http://filmmakermagazine.com/86423-cool ... BYPwIWcGM8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://www.fandor.com/keyframe/canada-lost-and-found" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The New-Ark (1968, Amiri Baraka):
http://blogs.harvard.edu/hfacollections ... ri-baraka/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://brightlightsfilm.com/recovering- ... BYQtIWcGM9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Who´s Crazy (1965), music by Ornette Coleman:
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richar ... whos-crazy" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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#63 Post by Costa » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:21 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
TCM Fest 2016, restos:
http://2016.filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'm sorry, all these are restorations?? :shock:
If yes, i would love blurays of these:

The Yearling
When you're in love
Tea and Sympathy
Lassie Come Home
Children of a lesser God

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#64 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:30 pm

Costa wrote:
Stefan Andersson wrote:
TCM Fest 2016, restos:
http://2016.filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'm sorry, all these are restorations?? :shock:
If yes, i would love blurays of these:

The Yearling
When you're in love
Tea and Sympathy
Lassie Come Home
Children of a lesser God

The TCM festival usually shows restored film prints, according to their website.

Restoration of a film does not automatically mean there will be a blu-ray release. But films controlled by Warner Bros. stand a good chance of eventual release through the Warner Archive DVD/Blu-ray programs. Broadcasts on HD cable channels is another possibility.

I included the link mainly because of the info about hard-to-see early 30s productions, prime candidates for Warner Archive releases
(see http://www.wbshop.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; under the Warner Archive banner for regular release info).

Hope this helps. Sorry, I have no info other than what is given on the site.

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#65 Post by DeprongMori » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:06 pm

Back in March I saw a beautiful 4K restoration of Carol Reed's Our Man in Havana at the Pacific Film Archive. According to BFI, the restoration was done by Sony-Universal's Grover Crisp. Given Criterion's relationship with Sony and their history with Carol Reed films, I'm guessing it will eventually see stateside release from Criterion. I'm just surprised there have been no rumors in that regard.

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#66 Post by beamish13 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:19 pm

Abel Ferrara's Cat Chaser has not been restored. All that's left is a single VHS copy of the workprint. I do wonder if his original cut of Body Snatchers still exists, though.

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#67 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:11 am

beamish13 wrote:Abel Ferrara's Cat Chaser has not been restored. All that's left is a single VHS copy of the workprint. I do wonder if his original cut of Body Snatchers still exists, though.
Yes, strictly speaking that Cat Chaser link is off-topic, but the info was interesting, so I included it anyway.
On a similar note, James B. Harris talks about his cut of The Boiling Point, prepared for TV syndication, though he´s unsure if this cut has ever been shown:
http://www.filmcomment.com/interview-ja ... -part-two/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Harris also talks about the studio re-editing and re-scoring the film.

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#68 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:44 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/movie ... .html?_r=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Night of the Living Dead, restored by MoMA, original aspect ratio

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#69 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:55 pm

Major resto of La Roue underway, to be shown in part during Cinema Ritrovato 2017:

http://variety.com/2016/film/festivals/ ... 201886156/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;




J´Accuse (Gance, 1938) is now on Blu from Olive Films, restored by Gaumont.

Gaumont apparently used a post-1938 reissue print for their restoration.

Robert A. Harris discusses the reissue here:

https://www.hometheaterforum.com/commun ... ay.350041/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;’

”We have some extra footage, and some original footage missing, but it serves the purpose, as the many important bits are generally intact. The downside of the re-issue is a happy ending, and the loss of Diaz rejoining his long-dead allies.”

On Dailymotion I found the 1938 version (now taken down due to "breach of use"), apparently taken from the Connoisseur Video VHS:

Here is the end, with Diaz burned at the stake, then rejoining the dead, a scene not on the Olive disc according to the DVD Savant review:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2cak7 ... 3_creation" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The whole film is uploaded on Dailymotion, in three separate posts, the first post starts with the Connoisseur Video logo.




Harris apparently restored the 1938 version in 1991, through his company Film Preserve Ltd.

A scholarly article about the 1919 and 1938 versions, including mention of the burning:

https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/bitstream ... sequence=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Footnote 35 has info about the reissue version.

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#70 Post by Berzeli » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:10 am

Häxan (1922)

Digitally restored in 2K by the Swedish Film Institute, premieres in the Films Institute's Cinematheque January 10th next year. The screening will have live musical accompaniment by Matti Bye. (source in Swedish)
Got nothing else on this right now, but they do good work so it should look great. See this restoration trailer for Ingeborg Holm.

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#71 Post by Costa » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:42 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:

• Un Homme et une femme (A Man and a Woman) by Claude Lelouch (1966, 1h42, France)
Presented by Les Films 13. The film has been restored by Eclair laboratory in Vanves. It was scanned and color-graded from the original 35mm color and black and white negative with Claude Lelouch. It was digitally restored and finalized in 2K for the DCP. The sound was restored from the original mono magnetic 35mm.
Restoration and digitization with the support of the CNC.

I'm sorry, does anyone know what's the story behind tis restoration?
I thought the film had black and white parts as seen in this trailer too:
https://vimeo.com/69261636" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

But in the restoration the B&W parts have either a teal blanket or a yellow blanket!!!
I don't suppose Eclair went that far as to start tealing and yellowing B&W films too, right??
:shock:

(i don't mention of course the rest of the film which is tealed too, but that is usual now with Eclair)

edit: ok, i found out about the yellowish, that some scenes were indeed sepia-toned. So, i guess this is accurate.
But what about the B&W turned to teal&white?

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#72 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:49 pm

I'm not quite sure I follow your argument, but the film is well-known for its use of color filters as applied to black and white footage throughout

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#73 Post by Costa » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:05 pm

domino harvey wrote:I'm not quite sure I follow your argument, but the film is well-known for its use of color filters as applied to black and white footage throughout
Oh, I see.
So the teal filter on Black and white was how it was originally. OK.
I didn't know how the film looked and seeing the trailer and reading here and there I always read about "black and white" and not any teal filters.
That's why I asked.
And combining with the fact that the color portions of the film are identical color wise to any film restored by Eclair/Ritrovata I thought maybe they went as far as to apply the filter in the B&W portions too.

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#74 Post by Mungo » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:23 pm

Perhaps this is a little bit off-topic, but when does Film Foundation release their annual reports? They seem to have a lot of information on the restorations themselves, as well as schedules for screenings.

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#75 Post by rohmerin » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:53 am

Berlin Classics, a quite limited selection. Annie Hall included

http://www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival ... index.html

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