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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#251 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:51 am

andyli wrote:
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.
That's good news, since AnimEigo's US DVD set only ever reached one volume, containing the first four Tora-san films.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#252 Post by L.A. » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:40 am

Deccan Chronicle has an interesting article about the preservation of Indian cinema.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#253 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:53 am

New info, in German, on the new resto of La Roue:
https://www.rsb-online.de/wp-content/up ... .02.19.pdf

Includes info about the film´s various running times, the score etc.

Showings are planned for September 2019 in Berlin, and as part of the Lumière festival in Lyon:

https://www.lyoncapitale.fr/culture/lyo ... iere-2019/
Programme includes a resto of Dans la nuit (Charles Vanel, 1929), WB pre-codes, André Cayatte.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#254 Post by tenia » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:02 am

I've seen by sheer chance a few frames of the restoration. It looked beautiful.

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#255 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:22 am

The new La Roue will also be shown on ARTE Channel in October, 2019, under the title "Das Rad":
https://www.arte.tv/sites/presse/files/ ... e-2019.pdf

Broadcast dates on ARTE: October 28 and November 4, 2019:
https://www.rsb-online.de/wp-content/up ... a_Roue.pdf


A list of lost/partially lost films:
https://de.qwerty.wiki/wiki/List_of_inc ... lost_films
Includes a note about Ichikawa´s lost 143-minute version of The Burmese Harp (1956)

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#256 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:27 pm

A restoration of Abbas Kiarostami's banned 1979 film First Case, Second Case will premiere at this year's edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato:
https://notesoncinematograph.blogspot.c ... ato%202019

"Arabesques on a Pirosmani theme" (Paradjanov) and "Cast Iron" (Iosseliani, 1964) are among the short subjects screening at the Ritrovato.


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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#258 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:35 pm

https://www.cnc.fr/professionnels/aides ... 19_1013851

Lots of Duvivier coming and great news that Menilmontant and 2 other Kirsanoff shorts get the treatment

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#259 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:06 pm

Une femme rêvée (1931), by Jean Durand, starring Charles Vanel, has been restored. Announced for an October 2019 Bluray release from Gaumont, France:
http://www.dvdclassik.com/forum/viewtop ... start=5145
- scroll down to the July 10 message from "1kult" for an unsubtitled video with lots of cuts from the film
- the previous July 10 message from "1kult" announces an October 2019 Blu/DVD release from Gaumont of Epstein´s Finis Terrae (restored) and La femme du bout du monde,
on the same disc. The latter film has been restored by Epstein´s sister, who holds the rights, and now runs 65 mins. as opposed to 55 mins. earlier. The Blu & DVD extras are also detailed.
The extras are slightly abbreviated on the DVD for compression reasons.

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