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RASHOMON gets 4k Lowry treatment

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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Joseph Goodman

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Posted August 23 2008 - 03:59 AM

SciFi Japan » RASHOMON Restored!

Interesting news; I wonder if this restoration will make it to Criterion's Blu-Ray slate?

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Kris Z.

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Posted August 23 2008 - 04:38 AM

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.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   DavidJ



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Posted August 23 2008 - 06:47 AM

This is good news. This is one of my favorite movies and I would love to see it look better.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted August 23 2008 - 09:29 AM

Originally Posted by DavidJ
This is good news. This is one of my favorite movies and I would love to see it look better.

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.

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted August 23 2008 - 01:45 PM

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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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted August 24 2008 - 03:31 AM

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.

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted August 25 2008 - 07:25 AM

I'm yet to pick this up, so I'll keep waiting even though the latest Criterion offering is dirt cheap. Posted Image

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   mike kaminski

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Posted August 28 2008 - 03:20 AM

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