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The Fanciful Norwegian
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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#351 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:34 pm

Lowry_Sam wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:09 pm
It is nice to see music videos getting restored, but at this point it looks like it will be dictated by the popularity of the song (today) or whether its on Vevo. And you have to actually watch them on Vevo to actually get 4K, as Yotube limits them to 360p
On my system, at least, Youtube offers the full range of resolution options in both Firefox and Chrome. That said, the 4K versions don't look notably better than standard 1080p, but then Youtube is notorious for bit-starving videos at higher resolutions.

In feature film restoration news, WB has temporarily pulled Full Metal Jacket from theatrical distribution pending an upcoming event described as a "film festival." The festival isn't named, but they did provide the dates: May 12th through the 23rd. So it looks like this will be the next Kubrick to get a 4K restoration and it'll be making its bow at Cannes.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#352 Post by senseabove » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:05 pm

Le Chat Qui Fume has been making pretty regular Facebook posts about their new restoration of Zulawski's Possession, if anyone else is curious what that looks like. Sometimes it's just pictures of negative rolls, but they posted video of a scan in progress on a Lasergraphics Director 10k, which is kinda neat to see.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#353 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:50 pm

The Gun Fighter (1917), starring William S. Hart, has been restored. In-depth info here:
http://moviessilently.com/2019/11/17/th ... lm-review/

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#354 Post by Stefan Andersson » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:31 am

"The Bus" (Haskell Wexler, 1963) to be restored by UCLA:
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/blogs/archi ... er-the-bus

UCLA also wants to restore "Bury Me an Angel" (1971):
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/blogs/archi ... boyfriends

"Savages" (Alan Gorg, 1967), a docu on the African-American Community in West Venice, L.A., restored by UCLA:
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/blogs/archi ... he-savages

Scott MacQueen talks about restoring "False Faces" (Lowell Sherman, 1932) and other Poverty Row titles:
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/blogs/archi ... t-macqueen
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2018 ... alse-faces

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#355 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:43 pm

More info on VCI´s resto of the uncut "Rain" (1932):
https://www.vcientertainment.com/rain/

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