1080p from a 4K scan of a very rare 1982 scope Lowfade Positive Print
Original Dolby Stereo optical tracks - 2.0 PCM (will decode to 4 track Dolby Surround)
MKV compatible within the spec for a 25GB BD
The intent of this release is to replicate the 35mm experience as closely as possible within the confines of HD video. There are scratches and print damage and several bits of dialogue are missing, primarily at the start of the Well of Souls sequence. The color has been carefully balanced to reflect how the film looked when projected. There is always room for improvement, so constructive comments good and bad are encouraged.
The hope is to raise funds to scan a second print to replace the damaged sections for a 2.0 release. Then alternate soundtracks such as LD, 16mm and blu-ray will be added and some cleanup will be done.
Hopefully this will end (or at least clarify) the debate about the blu-ray color grade: It is (sloppily) revisionist, over-saturated, over-brightened, heavily DNR’d and does not reflect how the film looked or sounded in cinemas.
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