Senior HTF Member
- Jul 3, 1997
- Real Name
- Ronald Epstein
I blind bought my copy via Kickstarter if only to 'support the team' but that description makes me really want to see the movie.Linda Evans tosses Joan Collins into the koi pond in 3D - wow!!!! Oh, she's only fighting a ninja. Pass, even if it is in 'super' 3D and 'quadraphonic' stereo.
Was this work derived from a print or some other element(s)?Bringing any vintage and neglected film back to life is quite a challenge. DYNASTY was no exception and the poor condition of the 35mm materials presented a quadruple threat to the restoration team. They include;
1. Intermittent (and at times severe) vertical scratches on six of the ten reels.
2. Baked-in stereoscopic anomalies from the Super-Touch 3D lens attachment. They include specs of dirt internally on one of the two prisms; occasional variable shading at the top and bottom of each eye as a result of loose optics in the lens; sporadic soft focus and vertical mis-alignment. The latter has been entirely corrected but the other problems are simply not fixable. You'll learn more about the pros and cons of this inexpensive lens system in Mike Ballew's superb 10 minute featurette on the disc.
3. Vinegar syndrome deterioration at various stages on the ten reels of magnetic Quadrophonic sound.
4. Severe color fading from the 35mm Eastman color elements. This image has some before/after examples.
Keep in mind, when restoring a 3-D film, you have to do every scene twice for the left and right sides. That said, everybody worked overtime to get this one finished and the entire 3DFA restoration team is very proud of the end result.
Please join us on Saturday February 6 at 4 pm EST for our live chat to learn more about the challenges of 3-D restoration. We look forward to hearing from you!