Senior HTF Member
- Dec 20, 1999
- Real Name
- Peter Apruzzese
Kino hasn’t said they are releasing The Alamo.
Getting in at least a 4k scan of the parts that are not in the negative has to be the least that MGM can do with the roadshow print, just the capture shouldn't be too expensive.Maybe Kino (if they ever release it) will include the SD roadshow as an extra like the Twilight Time "Hawaii" Blu-Ray.
Per public comments from MGM, the original 65mm elements are pristine. This means that a restoration is not necessary.
They should be able to easily produce a new 4k.
Is this where we burst out with wild laughter?
Is it truly known why MGM had stonewalled the charitable helps and offers from archivists and film historians? What’s the true rationale behind it all? It once seemed that Gary Barber was the culprit, but he has long been gone from his former position. I’m assuming that the “Pristine” reports on “The Alamo” is PR double-talk; but would be thrilled to learn that newer progresses are actually at hand.Why? That’s the official word.