Restored "South Pacific" screens in LA 1/30/06

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  1. Ken Horowitz

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    Any HTF members in LA able to attend and report back to us?

    The restored "South Pacific" will screen at The Entertainment
    Technology Center at USC's Digital Cinema Laboratory on Monday,
    January 30, 2006 at 7:00 PM at the Lab's historic Pacific Theater
    location: 6433 Hollywood Blvd.

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A with a panel including Schawn
    Belston, VP, Film Preservation and Asset Management, 20th Century
    Fox; and from FotoKem, Paul Chapman, VP of Technology; and Andrew
    Oran, VP of Sales & Operations, Large Format.

    You need to sign up but it is free.

    http://www.etcenter.org/Seminars.asp

    Press Release: http://www.etcenter.org/Public/South_Pacific_final.pdf
    outlines the process used by FotoKem to use the AB original negatives
    along with the YCM separation masters, and a 50-year old road show
    print found in England to restore the film.
     
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    Ken,

    Thanks for your post. I didn't hear anything about this print so I was happy to find out about it. I got to see the film tonight and it looked great. Should make an outstanding DVD.
     
  3. Ken Horowitz

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    Following is a posting from an e-mail list about the screening and restoration:
     
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    So, are they actually going to output the final restored/reconstructed version on film, or not?
     
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    The upcoming DVD is supposed to have both versions of the film on 2 discs. They did annoucned the long version would be available on DVD (14 extra mintues)

    I was at the screening and the film looked very good, (The DVD should look great) but I did get the feeling the colors were oversaturated, especially when all the sailors appeared to have brown skin.

    The color filters weren't so bad, and at only one point (the song "Bali Hi") did they become distracting - the whole image went purple and the picture was soft. Otherwise it looked pretty good, the only way I would think it could look better is if FOX prepares a Todd-AO print (Everything looks better in Todd-AO)
     
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    Except OKLAHOMA on DVD.
     
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    Saw the screening of "South Pacific" in Bradford last night; yes, picture may have been a little soft at times but nice to see it restored to its 70mm ToddAO glory. Took some of the family with me and they were amazed at the quality of the sound and picture for a 48 year old film.One regret that it was the shorter version but gives me hope for the dvd coming out shortly.
     

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