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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#257 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:25 pm

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#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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#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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#260 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:53 pm

The full list of restorations for the 2019 Venice Film Festival, including films by Buñuel, Cronenberg, Scorsese, Tourneur, Fellini, de Oliveira, and two by Bertolucci.

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#261 Post by WmS » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:34 pm

Happy to see The House Is Black in the Venice restos list. I was shocked to see how much better the DVD in the Cinema 07 journal was compared to the Facets dvd. Hope someone puts this out in an English-friendly Blu-ray quickly, either paired with some Golestan films like "A Fire" (or "The Hills of Marlik," also listed), or "Moon Sun Flower Game" about the boy in the film she adopted, though The House Is Black certainly warrants a standalone release.

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#262 Post by Blutarsky » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:01 pm

Excited for Fellini, but if I am not mistaken this is the 4th Buñuel film, third of his Mexican period, to be restored this year. I am very much hoping for an eventual release of these films in the North American market.

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#263 Post by TwoTecs » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:41 pm

Hopefully the new New York, New York comes to Blu-ray.

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#264 Post by tenia » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:04 am

I should have made the joke earlier because it's actually true : Irreversible new cut is a chronologic one with a darker editing.

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#265 Post by dda1996a » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:25 am

But why? What's next, Avatar without the VFX?

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#266 Post by bainbridgezu » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:32 am

tenia wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:04 am
I should have made the joke earlier because it's actually true : Irreversible new cut is a chronologic one with a darker editing.
Dying to find out what exactly Noé is up to with this. Really can't imagine he'd be interested in making the film "easier," and the fact that a chronological edit would be a (small, considering the content) step in that direction makes me think he's got an even bigger troll up his sleeve. Unless Climax's crossover success has inspired him to cultivate a warmer image and he's angling to direct a Star War.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#267 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:39 pm

bainbridgezu wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:32 am
tenia wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:04 am
I should have made the joke earlier because it's actually true : Irreversible new cut is a chronologic one with a darker editing.
Dying to find out what exactly Noé is up to with this. Really can't imagine he'd be interested in making the film "easier," and the fact that a chronological edit would be a (small, considering the content) step in that direction makes me think he's got an even bigger troll up his sleeve. Unless Climax's crossover success has inspired him to cultivate a warmer image and he's angling to direct a Star War.
That would be "a darker ending", right? Having trouble imagining a darker ending to the story. For me, the entire appeal of the film is that the material is presented in reverse chronology which, like Memento (although not nearly as good), reveals more about the characters and motivations as it progresses. From the title on down, the reverse chronology is the main reason for the film's existence (yes, like Avatar without the VFX). Another analogy: Kurosawa re-editing Rashomon to remove the multiple viewpoints, settling on just one.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#268 Post by tenia » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:48 pm

They're saying a darker editing, so it all seems to be pure editing playwork. I'd argue however it is already extremely heartbreaking as it is currently, seeing progressively all that has been destroyed earlier.
I'm also unsure if such a chronological cut doesnt already exists somewhere.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#269 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:01 pm

The original Japanese DVD had an option to watch the film in chronological sequence, but I don't know if it was an actual recut or if it just programmed the chapters to play in reverse.

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#270 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:06 am

Pordenone 2019:
www.giornatedelcinemamuto.it/programma/

Infos from the first press release for Pordenone 2019:
https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=28600

Restorations in the programme include Fragments of an Empire (Ermler, with original score), The Aryan (William S. Hart, restored in Argentina), M-G-M’s Sally, Irene and Mary (1925),
starring Joan Crawford, recently restored by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. Also in the programme: a second John M. Stahl programme, European slapstick and
a Reginald Denny retrospective.

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