Technicolor Criterion releases?

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  1. Dane Marvin

    Dane Marvin Screenwriter

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    Anyone know of a list of Technicolor films that have Criterion DVD releases? I've got a couple coming to me in the mail (Spartacus & Richard III), but anyone know of any others?
     
  2. Robert Stanley

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    The Powell and Pressburger films "The Red Shoes," "Black Narcissus," "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (all photographed by Jack Cardiff) come to mind off the top of my head...
     
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    Having a bit of time to kill I looked through the collection and cross referenced by IMDB, not the most reliable of sources of course, but these sounded right to me. I can't guarantee that it is complete, feel free to make corrections.

    All That Heaven Allows
    Black Narcissus
    Charade
    Contempt
    Elena and her Men
    French CanCan
    The Golden Coach
    Henry V
    The Horse's Mouth
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    Juliet of the Spirits
    The Leopard
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    The Red Shoes
    Richard III
    Spartacus
    Summertime
    Tunes of Glory
    Written on the Wind
     
  4. Gordon McMurphy

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    Dane, do you mean 3-strip Technicolor, exclusively, or also films that were shot on Eastman and processed by Technicolor?

    Larry's list is pretty good, but only the following were 3-strip:

    Elena and her Men
    French CanCan
    The Golden Coach
    Henry V
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    The Red Shoes

    The upcoming Criterion of Renoir's stunning, The River was 3-strip.
     
  5. Robert Harris

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    The fact that something was, at one time, printed in dye transfer is irrelevant to DVDs or modern prints.

    Many of the titles listed are Eastman Color.

    RAH
     
  6. Dane Marvin

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    Thanks for the info, everyone. Exactly what I was looking for.
     
  7. DeeF

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    Black Narcissus is 3-strip Technicolor.
     
  8. Kevin M

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    I don't think Spartacus was, it certainly has vibrant colors but it doesn't have that color "density" that most 3-strip films seem to have...I could be wrong.
     
  9. Vincent_P

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    SPARTACUS was shot on Eastmancolor negative in the large-format Technirama (VistaVision with a 150% anamorphic squeeze) process.

    Vincent
     
  10. Kevin M

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    That was one of the the eastman stocks that had bad yellow shrinkage wasn't it?
     
  11. Gordon McMurphy

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    Eastman 5247 and 5248 were the worst for fading and shrinkage - am I right on that, RAH?

    That stock was used for years, wasn't it? early 50s up to the early 80s. E.T. shot on 5247.
     
  12. Robert Harris

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    One of the wonderful things about Kodak is that they re-use film emulsion numbers.

    Which means that 5247 is not 5247.

    Simple.

    RAH
     
  13. Gordon McMurphy

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    "Oh", he said. [​IMG]
     

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