Recent Film Restorations

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#201 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:46 pm

The 2019 MoMa To Save and Project program:
https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5036?locale=en

Features restored films by Marta Meszaros, Ida Lupino, Barbet Schroeder, Yvonne Rainer, Chantal Akerman, Arturo Ripstein and more, including a new resto of Night Tide, and Murnau´s Faust, with "English intertitles, translated for the first time from novelist Gerhart Hauptmann’s original German titles."


A few Berlinale Classics have been announced, including Ordet:
https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/berlinale-2019-lineup

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#202 Post by jwd5275 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:48 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:46 pm
The 2019 MoMa To Save and Project program:
https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5036?locale=en
Looks like they are premiering the latest World Cinema Project film (and therefore likely Criterion title), El fantasma del convento (1934) by Fernando de Fuentes.

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#203 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:26 pm

Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney (1927) has been restored by the Murnau Stiftung, using a print at MoMa, taken from the B-negative:
https://programm.ard.de/TV/Programm/Sta ... 4272671660
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/news/weit ... jeanne-ney

About censor cuts in the film:
https://www.nmz.de/online/restaurierte- ... eugt-nicht

The Stiftung´s excellent site:
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/news

Writing "Veit Harlan" in the Search box gets you info about restos of Opfergang, Immensee and Die Goldene Stadt. Site also has info about the 1943 Münchhausen film resto, plus many other titles.
Excellent research material. Several films, like Opfergang, are out on German Blurays. Haven´t seen any of them, so can´t vouch for subs.

Screenshots from Opfergang Blu, courtesy of David Hare:
http://filmalert101.blogspot.com/2017/0 ... ntion.html

Also:
https://diastor.ch/2015/05/29/restorati ... oundation/
https://festival.ilcinemaritrovato.it/e ... v-austria/

Frank Strobel has scored several German and Soviet silents. Excellent comments, in German, about his music scores to be found here:
https://www.frankstrobel.de/projekte.html

More on Munchhausen, including brief info about the original 134 min. running time:
http://www.senseofview.de/review/649

This listing of Venice Classics for 2016 includes a resto of Michalkov´s Dark Eyes, at a new length of 144 mins. including new scenes and characters, and a new ending:

http://www.veniceonair.com/biennale-mos ... -classici/
https://classico.cinecitta.com/IT/it-it ... -york.aspx

Apparently out on DVD in Italy, with English subs, 4:3 and 1:1.33 formats:
https://www.amazon.it/Oci-Ciornie-Versi ... B077TMRV9V

Sorrentino has done an extended version of The Great Beauty at 173 mins:
https://www.indigofilm.it/produzioni/fi ... integrale/
https://www.amazon.it/Grande-Bellezza-V ... B01MCUR44A - English subs, 16:9
https://www.mymovies.it/film/2013/lagrandebellezza1/

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#204 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:13 am

On Sjöström´s Judaspengar (The Price of Betrayal, 1915):

in English, from the Pordenone 2018 catalogue:
http://www.giornatedelcinemamuto.it/en/judaspengar/

in French:
https://www.cnc.fr/cinema/actualites/la ... ace_873644



In France, the CNC discovered a Swiss nitrate distribution print of the film. It is almost complete, and contains two scenes originally cut by the Swedish Board of Film Censors.

"The film stock of the nitrate print shows that the intertitles, which are tinted and in both French and German, are from 1926, whereas the image material is from 1919, indicating that the print had a varied and long life (there is also an intertitle in French and Flemish)."

"Neither original title cards nor a Swedish list of intertitles survive. For this restoration, the film’s intertitles have been recreated using as a guide the studio’s German list of intertitles, preserved in the non-film collections of the Swedish Film Institute. The same design and font of intertitles from other films made by the same studio the same year have been used as a template. The editing of the resurfaced nitrate in the film’s final scenes has been corrected, using the title list and numbered copyright frames preserved at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, as a guide.
The digitization and image restoration was carried out by the CNC (Paris and Bois d’Arcy), and the reconstruction and re-creation of the Swedish intertitles by the Swedish Film Institute (Stockholm)."

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#205 Post by Stefan Andersson » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:35 am

"Trapped" (Fleischer, 1949) has been restored by The Film Noir Foundation, using a 35mm print held at the Harvard Film Archive.

"Repeat Performance" (1947) and the Argentinian "Los tallos amargos" (1956) are other restorations (blu-ray releases planned).

"Trapped" will be shown at the 2019 noir festival:
http://www.noircity.com/

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#206 Post by Stefan Andersson » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:01 pm

Hugh M. Hefner archive has restored "Something Good - Negro Kiss" (1898).

Go here and scroll down to see the short:
https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/rushes- ... e-blu-rays

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#207 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:49 am

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Hugh M. Hefner archive has restored "Something Good - Negro Kiss" (1898).

Go here and scroll down to see the short:
https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/rushes- ... e-blu-rays
Which amusingly gets picked by Peter Labuza on the Cinephiliacs podcast Best of 2018 wrap-up (number 3, beginning at 50:16), double billed with If Beale Street Could Talk!

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#208 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:24 am

This year´s UCLA Festival of film preservation:
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2019 ... eservation

Includes The Crooked Way (1946) and other rare films noirs, The Mortal Storm (1940), Fantasma del Convento (1934), Alibi (1929), Enamorada (1946) and more.

Nine films by Marta Mészáros to be restored in Hungary by 2019 (no info on specific titles):
http://filmarchiv.hu/en/news/the-marta- ... e-classics

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#209 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:47 am

Psyché (1980), a Hungarian film, unfamiliar to me, co-starring Udo Kier, but the trailer make it seem very interesting. Newly restored 261-min. director´s cut (=TV version according to the ImdB, the original theatrical cut was 216 min.)

http://filmarchiv.hu/en/dvd/catalogue/view/psyche-1

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081254/al ... tt_trv_alt

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Re: Recent Film Restorations

#210 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:52 am

Program for the 2019 Toute la mémoire du monde festival at the Cinématheque, Paris:
http://www.cinematheque.fr/programmatio ... -2019.html

Featuring restorations of, among others,
Ragtime (French theatrical re-release announced)
O Pao (Manoel de Oliveira)
Latin American silents
Carné´s L´air de Paris (an Yves Montand song has been added to the main titles, over black screen)
House by the River, Lang
3 Musketeers (1921)
Never Fear, Lupino
Don Quichotte, Pabst

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