2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

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Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

#76 Post by J Adams » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:22 am

The last thing 2001 needs is a digital transfer. Gorgeous prints exist, whether 35mm or 70mm. This film needs to BREATHE. I would never consider watching a DCP.

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#77 Post by Zot! » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:38 am

J Adams wrote:The last thing 2001 needs is a digital transfer. Gorgeous prints exist, whether 35mm or 70mm. This film needs to BREATHE. I would never consider watching a DCP.
Well you're on a digital media enthusiast site. A digital transfer is required to create that media. As for a 4k DCP....its probably inevitable, but 2001 seems to be a staple of 70mm reperatory showings. I imagine it will live on celluloid about as long as anything might.


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#79 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:05 pm

Release date TBD

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#80 Post by Drucker » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:07 pm

If this is from a new 4k restoration, presumably the blu-ray will be updated? Unforgiven utilized a new master where Blade Runner didn't?

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#81 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:08 pm

It would be a big missed opportunity not to take advantage of the original resolution of the film and put a good deal of resources into this, but who knows

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#82 Post by tenia » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:37 am

If I'm not mistaken, the current master isn't from a 4K scan (while Blade Runner was). So it would be closer to Unforgiven's case than Blade Runner's.

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#83 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:07 pm

I like that cover. You can't go wrong with virtually anything that was actually in the movie.


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#85 Post by Drucker » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:23 pm

For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation. There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits. The original version will be presented to recreate the cinematic event audiences experienced 50 years ago. A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Nolan worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. Pictures throughout the mastering process.
All analog workflow and restoration?

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#86 Post by beamish13 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:11 pm

Interesting to note than when WB was preparing for the 70mm release of Interstellar, they provided some theaters with a single reel of 2001 to help projectionists ensure that their equipment was in working order.

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#87 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:22 pm

Drucker wrote:
For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation. There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits. The original version will be presented to recreate the cinematic event audiences experienced 50 years ago. A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Nolan worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. Pictures throughout the mastering process.
All analog workflow and restoration?
I wonder if the new Blu-ray and UHD release will have any digital clean-up done to repair damage sustained by the negative? I saw a newly-struck 70mm print screened in Toronto in 2014 which looked very good, but there was some minor damage that I thought could be fixed quite easily in the digital realm.

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#88 Post by DarkImbecile » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:38 pm

Robert Harris’ thoughts on the new print, via Jeffrey Wells (unclear if Wells got these quotes from Harris directly or from another unlinked source that I wasn’t able to find).

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#89 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:46 pm

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#90 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:12 pm

WB has delayed the release of the new Blu-ray, now to come out in September.

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#91 Post by Lowry_Sam » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:44 pm

Just listened to a On Point podcast from this week about the 50th anniversary. Has anyone heard whether there will be any Cinerama screenings of it this year (Seattle or LA)?

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#93 Post by Lowry_Sam » Tue May 01, 2018 12:19 pm

Showtimes for L.A. [click on "See More Dates" for all scheduled dates]. Hopefully they'll add some more dates through the next weekend (leading in to Memorial Day), so I can actually take time off to get down there. So far, only 2 of the screenings are in the actual Cinerama Dome. I would have thought they'd at least screen it daily for a week, as I don't think there's any blockbuster CGI fest out that week.

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#94 Post by Drucker » Tue May 01, 2018 12:30 pm

Seems to be playing at the Village East in NYC.

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#96 Post by Lost Highway » Sun May 13, 2018 3:32 am

Is it just me who finds this article confusing ? It announces a ”new restored 70mm print” of the unrestored presentation.

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#97 Post by StevenJ0001 » Sun May 13, 2018 12:42 pm

Lost Highway wrote:
Is it just me who finds this article confusing ? It announces a ”new restored 70mm print” of the unrestored presentation.
Agreed! That article told me next to nothing about this restoration (though I'm not knocking Lachino for posting it).

I'm very curious about how these new prints differ from other fairly recently struck 70mm prints.
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Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

#98 Post by Lost Highway » Sun May 13, 2018 1:07 pm

StevenJ0001 wrote:
Lost Highway wrote:
Is it just me who finds this article confusing ? It announces a ”new restored 70mm print” of the unrestored presentation.
Agreed! That article told me next to nothing about this restoration (though I'm not knocking Lachino for posting it!)

I'm very curious about how these new prints differ from other fairly recently struck 70mm prints.
I’m not knocking Lachino either, I’m knocking The Guardian, a paper that has a long history of terrible film writing and comical lack of understanding of film technology. This one is a classic: https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmbl ... television" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

#99 Post by Big Ben » Sun May 13, 2018 1:21 pm

I didn't even need to read the article to know that article was trash. Holy moly that's a nuclear take. Films don't need to be in High Definition? What?!?

Anyway regardless of what the forum may think of Nolan or his films I do trust him to treat these films with care.

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Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

#100 Post by Lost Highway » Sun May 13, 2018 1:43 pm

Big Ben wrote:I didn't even need to read the article to know that article was trash. Holy moly that's a nuclear take. Films don't need to be in High Definition? What?!?

Anyway regardless of what the forum may think of Nolan or his films I do trust him to treat these films with care.
The funny thing is that Peter Bradshaw has no clue what high definition actually is and yet decided to write an entire article about it.

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