For Cinema Archives has released The Fighting Lady. A superb WWII documentary produced by Louis de Rochemont, directed and with cinematography by the great still photographer Edward Steichen.
Shot on 16mm Kodachrome, and with prints in 35mm from Technicolor, it's a film that few people have seen. The situation is clouded by the fact that while the majority of U.S. Government documentaries are in the public domain, this one is not.
It's very much owned by Fox, which has it under copyright.
Which is why I'm thrilled to finally see it released in any legitimate form.
What has been transferred for the Cinema Archives DVD appears to be one of the generic 16mm Eastmancolor prints. While it isn't pretty, and has dirt making it appear to have been copied multiple generations, which it most likely was...
For anyone with an interest in WWII, this is a worthy addition.
Image - 2
Audio - 3