"The Alamo"s Status?

OliverK

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Maybe Kino (if they ever release it) will include the SD roadshow as an extra like the Twilight Time "Hawaii" Blu-Ray.
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.

Or even better: Hand it all over to somebody who actually cares about restoring The Alamo and who may have some funding available, too. I hear there is a certain Mr. Harris who has made a very interesting proposal some time ago. Maybe he would still be interested and could put something together so it wouldn't hurt to ask!
 
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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?
Why? That’s the official word.
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.
 
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