RASHOMON gets 4k Lowry treatment

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  1. Joseph Goodman

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    Fantastic news! The Criterion DVD was decent but I think could still be improved upon a lot in terms of contrast, detail and scratches. As the restoration seems to have been completed already, I really hope they'll release a Blu-ray edition soon.

    I also notice that they're going to be showing a new print of Dersu Uzala, another painful reminder of the fact that the quality of the best DVD release of this fantastic film could be described as abysmal.
     
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    This is good news. This is one of my favorite movies and I would love to see it look better.
     
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    Ditto that. The Criterion DVD isn't exactly reference quality (but certainly not bad), so hopefully this will lead to a new DVD (and Blu-ray) release.
     
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    Very cool indeed! Lets hope Criterion can reach an agreement to license the restoration. Their Kurosawa titles always sell well so I would imagine they would go for it.
     
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    Sounds great. Criterion's dvd looks pretty good considering the shoddy treatment of Rashomon by 50's Japanese archivists but any new attempt would be most welcome.
     
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    I'm yet to pick this up, so I'll keep waiting even though the latest Criterion offering is dirt cheap. [​IMG]
     
  8. mike kaminski

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    This is amazing news. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
     

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