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  1. Stefan Andersson

    New Umbrellas of Cherbourg restoration with newly-found three-track stereo recordings and period foley

    A visit to Film Preservation Associates - Paris: https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=36196 Relevant quote re: Umbrellas of Cherbourg: "The film was released in mono because most theaters couldn't play stereo optical tracks then."
  2. Stefan Andersson

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) (4k UHD Combo) (Blu-ray)

    Comparison: 50th Anniversary Cut / 2005 Special Edition: https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=88776 Comparison: Final Preview / Turner Preview: https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=64281
  3. Stefan Andersson

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Pandora's Box (1929) (Blu-ray)

    Discussion of errors in the MoC edition here: https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34724&hilit=pandora&start=30 Relevant quotes from various posts: "When Lulu stuffs some money into the meter reader’s hand, he is so distracted that he lets two coins drop onto the carpet and doesn’t...
  4. Stefan Andersson

    Coppola/Zoetrope version of Napoleon?

    Gance scholar Paul Cuff reviews the July 4-5 Paris screenings (July 11th post): https://therealmofsilence.com/ Relevant quotes: "The Cinémathèque française restoration is notable for containing about an hour of material not found in the BFI edition. The longest single section of new material...
  5. Stefan Andersson

    Coppola/Zoetrope version of Napoleon?

    There is a new book, in French, about the film and the Cinématheque Francaise (CF) restoration: "Napoléon, vu par Abel Gance", published by Editions de la Table Ronde, edited by Frédéric Bonnaud (CEO, Cinématheque Francaise, CF) and Joel Daïre (his title at CF is managing director per Google...
  6. Stefan Andersson

    The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932) restored

    Lowell Sherman´s The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932) restored, uncut, by LoC and The Film Foundation; showing as part of a pre-code weekend: https://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/f-0100004590 https://silver.afi.com/Browsing/EventsAndExperiences/EventDetails/0000000123
  7. Stefan Andersson

    North by Northwest 4k UHD Bluray

    Jeffrey Wells comments on the Tribeca screening, June 13, 8:40 post: https://hollywood-elsewhere.com/ Quote: "the strong black levels, by the way, that are visible in the 2009 NXNW Bluray have been mostly removed or at least significantly dialed down. There’s nothing the least bit pinkish about...
  8. Stefan Andersson

    New Umbrellas of Cherbourg restoration with newly-found three-track stereo recordings and period foley

    Press dossier, in French and English, for the 2013 restoration and re-release. English text about the restoration from p. 65 onwards. Page 18-21: restoration info in French: https://www.cine-tamaris.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/dossier_de_presse_les_parapluies_de_cherbourg.pdf -Film shot on...
  9. Stefan Andersson

    New Umbrellas of Cherbourg restoration with newly-found three-track stereo recordings and period foley

    Umbrellas of Cherbourg has had a new restoration, with three-track stereo on magnetic tape, period foley on 35mm magnetic tape and what probably is a live three-track recording of the orchestra only, all newly re-found elements. See p. 3 and 26 onwards here...
  10. Stefan Andersson

    Gilda restored from nitrate materials

    Gilda restored from nitrate OCN and a nitrate internegative: https://www.festival-cannes.com/2024/le ... les-vidor/
  11. Stefan Andersson

    Coppola/Zoetrope version of Napoleon?

    New info about the CF restoration: Part 1 runs 220 mins., part two 205 mins. (DCP) Projection speed is 18 fps for the whole film (previously only for the Brienne sequence) The Marsellaise has been synchronized with the actors´lips The extra 90 minutes of the new restoration is only marginally...
  12. Stefan Andersson

    Press Release Paramount Presents! Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) (4k UHD)

    Interesting info about the ending music: For Italian version soundtrack, see post 567 here: https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=371356&page=29 Quote from post 569: "the track Finale is here in that video how it should be. I only checked it quickly for the music, without realizing that...
  13. Stefan Andersson

    North by Northwest 4k UHD Bluray

    Will the Steelbook BoC Edition contain a bluray mastered from the new restoration? Or will the included bluray be an older master?
  14. Stefan Andersson

    North by Northwest 4k UHD Bluray

    The upcoming 4K UHD Bluray of North by Northwest, shown at the 2024 TCM Film Festival, is a "brand-new scan from the original camera negative, using a new scanner adapted for VistaVision.” according to George Feltenstein of WB: https://hollywood-elsewhere.com/ - April 24, 3:36 post
  15. Stefan Andersson

    Biblical-Roman-Egyptian epics not yet on Blu-ray

    Thank you very much OliverK! Very interesting info about the ownership. There remains the question of footage still missing from the film: "The film was cut a number of times, from 187 minutes to 185 to 165 to 158. The very first scene to go was one between Commodus and Livius in the middle of...
  16. Stefan Andersson

    Man´s Castle and other new Borzage restorations screening at MoMA

    Detailed info, I assume taken from Rita Belda´s MoMA presentation, about the restoration -- see post 126 here: https://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&p=812668&sid=9bed3ee7b0ffe602b8093aaa9c981949#p812668
  17. Stefan Andersson

    Man´s Castle and other new Borzage restorations screening at MoMA

    Updated info: The film: https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/9570 Notes on cut scenes and info on a restoration presentation, April 20th, by Rita Belda, VP of asset management, film restoration, and digital mastering at Sony Pictures Entertainment: https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/9575
  18. Stefan Andersson

    One From the Heart: Reprise 4K UHD

    Comparisons between theatrical, restored and Reprise cuts of One from the Heart: https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=163831 https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=679411
  19. Stefan Andersson

    The Small Back Room - new restoration - U.S. premiere at TCM Film Festival 2024

    New restoration of Powell & Pressburger´s The Small Back Room: https://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/films/the-small-back-room/
  20. Stefan Andersson

    Vitaphone shorts plus sound-on-disc showing at 2024 TCM Film Festival

    Showing at the TCM Film Festival: "Six Vitaphone vaudeville shorts of the 1920s will be projected in 35mm, with sound played back from their original 16-inch discs on a turntable designed and engineered by Warner Bros. Post Production Engineering Department." Source...
  21. Stefan Andersson

    The Greatest Story Ever Told renovation

    Hi Allansfirebird! Thank you very much for this update! Good to know!
  22. Stefan Andersson

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Once again, thank you very much for your answer, Mr. Harris!
  23. Stefan Andersson

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    Further information from the ImdB Alternate versions page: "In the scene in the second half where General Allenby entices Lawrence back to Arabia part of that scene is cut by a few seconds. Where Allenby says to Lawrence: "You're the most extraordinary man I've ever met" Lawrence replies: I'm...
  24. Stefan Andersson

    A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ Lawrence of Arabia -- in 4k/UHD Blu-ray

    From the film´s ImdB Alternate Versions page: "The abridged 202 minutes version has at least one scene that was not in the original 222 minutes version, where Auda Abu Tayi (Anthony Quinn) calls out, "Come dine with me at Wadi Rhumm." In the original 222 mins version this scene cut directly to...
  25. Stefan Andersson

    Man´s Castle and other new Borzage restorations screening at MoMA

    Frank Borzage´s "Man´s Castle" (1933) has been restored to "a state quite close to its premiere version" by Sony´s Rita Belda. The film is showing at MoMA in April 2024 "accompanied by a selection of other recent Borzage restorations, including Bad Girl, History Is Made at Might, Moonrise, and...
  26. Stefan Andersson

    Midnight (1939) Needs a Blu-ray Release

    Midnight has now received a 4K restoration. World premiere in May 2024, part of Australia´s Cinema Reborn festival: https://www.lidocinemas.com.au/movies/midnight-1939 https://filmalert101.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2024-02-23T20:44:00-08:00&max-results=7 https://cinemareborn.com.au/Info
  27. Stefan Andersson

    The Greatest Story Ever Told renovation

    Extras for the UK release mentioned in the previous post (as per Amazon UK specifications): Bonus Blu-ray: "He Walks in Beauty" Documentary "Filmmaker" Documentary Director's Commentary Alternative Scene: "Judas Dies" Original Theatrical Trailer There is also a 24-page booklet. An additional...
  28. Stefan Andersson

    The Mortal Storm (Borzage) and The Suspect (Siodmak) restored

    Restorations of The Mortal Storm and The Suspect; upcoming at the Cinématheque Francais in Paris as part of the yearly Festival du Cinématheque (formerly known as Toute la mémoire du monde): https://www.cinematheque.fr/seance/41038.html https://www.cinematheque.fr/seance/41043.html
  29. Stefan Andersson

    The Wind (1928) new restoration

    Thank you very much for your answer! Good to hear that the Hawks films have been restored. And when will Hawks´ A Girl in Every Port be restored, I wonder... This film is AFAIK almost never discussed online.
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