Lowry Images restorations: a full list?

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  1. JoeJ

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    Does anyone have a complete list of the feature films of which Lowry Images have digitally restored? So far, these are the titles that I know/think they have restored:

    Gone With the Wind
    Citizen Kane
    Casablanca
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Singin' in the Rain
    Meet Me in St Louis
    Star Wars Trilogy
    Indiana Jones Trilogy
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Pinocchio (outside of Region 1)
    Alice in Wonderland
    Bambi
    Mary Poppins
    Sleeping Beauty

    I believe that the October releases of Cinderella and The Wizard of Oz will be Lowry ones, yet which titles am I still missing off the list?
     
  2. Ryan L. Bisasky

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    the new king kong dvd in november
     
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    Haven't NOW,VOYAGER, EASTER PARADE and THE BANDWAGON been restored by them as well?

    And possibly AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, which is WB mentioned in their last chat.
     
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    "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

    also, "The Godfather" films were restored by Lowry, but will not be released until HD.
     
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    North By Northwest

    The Godfather films on dvd weren't touched by Lowry if i'm mistaken.
     
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    Roman Holiday

    There is also a decent featurette on that disc about Lowry.
     
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    You sure about that? John Kirk, MGM's in-house restorer, worked on the Leone westerns.

    DJ
     
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    Sunset Boulevard

    Were the Warner Brothers "Ultra Resolution" transfers done by Lowry, or is that info in the top post about Robin Hood, Singin' in the Rain, Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz incorrect?
     
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    DTS has a list of Lowry restorations on their website.

    List of Notable Film Restorations

    Absent Minded Professor

    Aliens of the Deep

    Alice in Wonderland

    All the President's Men

    Avengers

    Bambi

    Black Cauldron

    Born Too Soon (TV Movie)

    Brief Encounter

    Casablanca

    Citizen Kane

    Curse of Frankenstein, The

    Darling

    Doctor Zhivago

    Empires Strikes Back, The

    Gaslight

    Ghoul, The

    Giant

    Godfather, The

    Godfather II, The

    Great Race, The

    Henry V

    Importance of Being Earnest

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    In-Laws

    Keep, The

    Lady Vanishes, The

    Little Women

    Love Bug, The

    Madeleine

    Making of the Shining, The

    Mercenary

    Mildred Pierce

    Moby Dick

    Moulin Rouge

    North by Northwest

    Now Voyager

    Oliver Twist

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    Passionate Friends, The

    Peter Pan

    Pinocchio

    Pocahontas

    Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

    Prizzi's Honor

    Return of the Jedi

    Roman Holiday

    Rose Tatoo, The

    Sabotage

    Scarlet Pimpernel

    Silly Symphonies - Cookie Carnival

    Singin' In the Rain

    Sleeping Beauty

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Spirit of St. Louis

    Star Wars

    Stranger in My Bed

    Sunset Boulevard

    Them

    This Happy Breed

    THX-1138

    Tweety, Tweet Tweet

    Young and Innocent
     
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    Thanks for the list. I quickly scanned through The Cookie Carnival and Tweet Tweet Tweety...

    Both seem to be LDI restorations (TCC is on Silly Symphonies Vol. 1, TTT is on Looney Tunes Golden Collection 2). The Cookie Carnival must have been a really early LDI project because it has a lot of contrast wavering that they usually erase. Tweet Tweet Tweety has the trademark LDI "look" to it. Not one scratch, no grain, tons of detail. It looks similar to Alice in Wonderland's SE. Most of the cel dust and reflections are gone, too. I'm also speculating that Gift Wrapped was restored by LDI.

    Disney and Warner must have been experimenting with LDI, though. I'm guessing LDI did work on the WWII set for Disney, but I'm surprised LDI was not hired to work on certain Warner cartoons for the 2nd GC. Some cartoons with higher grain/print damage would have benefited like Duck Soup to Nuts, I Love to Singa, and Porky in Wackyland.

    By the way, I'm also thinking that Dial "M" for Murder was restored by LDI. After looking at the DVD again, it lacks the fine grain texture of House of Wax, yet keeps the contrasty opticals (thanks, WarnerColor). There's absolutely no print artifacts, too.
     
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    Where is the Lowry version available?
     
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    Gone With the Wind and Oz were done in-house at Warner using their "ultra resolution" technology/technique.
     
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    There seems to be some confusion here about Lowry's contribution to certain things. I do think Lowry worked on some of the Warners "ultra resolution" projects. Lowry did the digital cleanup of scratches, etc, after the movies were recomposed by Warners in-house staff. Certainly Lowry worked on Singin' in the Rain, and also on Robin Hood and Meet Me In St. Louis.
     
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    The new King Kong restoration was not done by Lowry. I believe Warner went to HP for this one.
     
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    The DTS website said Lowry did OLIVER TWIST. Was this Lean's version? Criterion?
     
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    Singin' in the Rain is the only Ultra Resolution project they worked on, according to the site. Their Gone with the Wind was for a PAL R2 DVD released years ago. From what I've been able to read in reviews, the only Criterion with LDI work was The Importance of Being Earnest. I'm guessing the other British films were meant for MGM (which are still MIA, like the Lean box).
     
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    still confused re my previous post...
     
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    Now when do we get a decent DVD?
     
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    The Keep? Where?
     

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