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Old 2nd August 2018, 08:09 AM
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Default FILM RESTORATION THREAD - rumours and confirmation

i don't know about anyone else but i'm a sucker for articles on film restoration or finds of lost film/TV.

so i thought i'd start this thread for anyone to post stuff about anything that is reported or rumoured to being restored. crowd funding of restoration projects could also be posted here. it also gives a heads up for future potential dvd/bluray releases.

here's starter. a lot of us may remember this movie from our younger days

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Old 2nd August 2018, 08:35 AM
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According to 'Mr Worzel Gummidge' on Twitter...

"With the original #WorzelGummidge films thought lost for decades, the find includes pristine 16mm negatives for all 30 half-hour episodes, plus the double-length Christmas special, with the majority of the episodes surviving as original camera negatives…

Worzel Book author @stuart_manning, BBC Radio producer @RichardLatto and archive film expert @PaulVanezis confirmed the find back in May this year. With #WorzelGummidge’s 40th anniversary in 2019 fast approaching, we hope a new audience will soon be able to enjoy these films…

Look out for news about more exciting Worzel archive finds in the coming months… There's more to come!"








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Old 5th August 2018, 12:02 PM
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Unseen Morecambe and Wise drink-drive advert unearthed 50 years on in 'incredible comedy find' | Daily Mail Online

"In the film Morecambe is flinging things all around his room looking for his car keys when Wise enters the room and asks him 'What are you looking for?'


Morecambe replies he is looking for his car keys- to which an exasperated Wise says 'you can't do that.'

Wise adds: 'Do you know what you'll be doing at that party?'

Outlining the shape of a woman with his hands, Morecambe replies: 'Looking for a nice little blond.'

Wise adds: 'And what else?' Morecambe responds: 'Well, that all depends on the nice little blond, doesn't it?'

Wise adds: 'What else do you expect to be doing apart from looking at girls?'

Morecambe finally clocks on and gives Wise the thumbs up and brings an imaginary drink up to his lips.


He agrees that he will indeed be drinking, which prompts Wise to say: 'I knew you were wise.'

Morecambe quickly corrects him: 'No, I'm Morecambe. Aren't I?'

He then turns to the camera, to deliver the message: 'If you want to be wise, don't drive if you've been drinking.'"


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Lost Sid James interview rediscovered | BBC News

"An interview with Carry On legend Sid James has been recovered after 42 years sitting in a loft.

It is the last-known recording of the comedy star, and thought to have been recorded days before he died on stage during a UK theatre tour."
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news for the War of the Worlds (1953) restoration. scroll down for the 'Cinesavant Column'. scroll down further for some Hercules in the Haunted World news, and even further for some Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) news

https://cinesavant.com/
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Old 6th September 2018, 07:17 PM
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for those that might want to contribute to the restoration of The Most Dangerous Game

i know it sounds weird that a french outfit (Lobster Films) are carrying this out, but they do have form, as they were responsible for finding and restoring the previously lost film Deluge.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...&ref=discovery
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Old 6th September 2018, 07:29 PM
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for those that might want to contribute to the restoration of The Most Dangerous Game

i know it sounds weird that a french outfit (Lobster Films) are carrying this out, but they do have form, as they were responsible for finding and restoring the previously lost film Deluge.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...&ref=discovery
Odd. It's a film with several restorations. Legend Films did one in 2008 and it had an all new restoration for blu-ray from a fine grain 35mm print by David Shepherd a few years ago.

Hang on! The Shepherd restoration is co-produced with Lobster Films.

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someone over at the CHFB provided a partial translation of the French blurb:

"In the early 1950s David O Selznick, who co-produced the film, decided to buy Count Zaroff's rights. As often at the time of the contracts, it must receive an interposer of the original film to watch and adapt it. However, it has never been used and was forgotten in the depths of a cellar for several decades ... We hunted this product at all costs and today we found it. Our adventure is just beginning.

We bought this interpositive, and we scanned it with the most advanced equipment in 5K quality restoration. Once the image process was completed, and the detailed image-by-image restoration of our teams, we moved on to the soundtrack that we scanned thanks to L.E. DIAPASON. The company's engineers subsequently restored the film patiently. All the defects that could have affected the previous restorations have therefore been corrected with the utmost care: unusual noises, deterioration and many other minor problems affecting previous versions.

This tedious restoration work was a success. The new version, much more complete than the previous ones, has also won, at the Venice Film Festival in 2014, the price of the best restoration.

After months of work, the time has come. We are finally ready to offer the general public a unique DVD / Blu Ray edition! But the adventure does not stop, because to be able to complete this project, we need you now! This bottom harvest will allow to discover this mythical masterpiece in a new light, in a hitherto unequaled quality. This edition will be able to present you with a rich editorial content and produce the Blu-ray that will be available at the end of December. Help us and you can finally rediscover Count Zaroff's Hunts as you've never seen them before!"


there is speculation that it might be just a rehash of the old Flicker Alley release. however if it is a newly discovered interpositive it could well be a lot better than any previous print... we'll have to wait and see...
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Old 7th September 2018, 10:15 PM
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Lobster had their name on the Flicker Alley version so i would think it would be the same version. They clearly just want the French to give them a bit of cash.

It's not like it's that brilliant a film to be honest. I have the Legend film dvd restoration. Only watched it once. It's not a film i'd ever think of upgrading.
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