Took a stab at an offer because I want to see this film preserved in high def 2D and 3D. It will be no problem to get the reels BUT I will have zero equipment or knowledge to allow me to restore this myself.
I’m looking for help folks. The print was advertised as having no splices or jump cuts, nor vinegar smell. The pics uploaded look good. It is Over/Under but I’d love to have a couple of options for release: O/U (which should work fine if I can get it straight up transferred), SBS and frame packed which technically I know can all be accomplished but like I said I need some folks to do the heavy lifting or at least help out. I’m not opposed to trying a home brew telecine and I’m not After Effects illiterate but not ready to teach any classes neither. PM me if you want to help. I am doing this for myself because I love this flick for some reason but the restoration will be for everyone of course!!! I don’t know the history of the soundtracks but in addition to the commercially released DVD, I also have a laserdisc of the film and if I am not mistaken, it was a Japan release (english mono). Not 100% on that but it was part of a box of LDs I bought 20 years ago from a guy in the Navy who had been stationed over there. OT but I paid $100 for a box of 30 discs and one of them was Song of the South. Lucked out. Thankfully I have better copies of that these days but I was watching it when others were only dreaming about it lol Anywho, I am at a loss as to WHERE to start once the reels get in but am definitely READY to start. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to break the bank but if anyone wants to help pay for the print, I won’t turn ya down but it’s really not necessary as long as I can get some help with transfer and restoration, otherwise I will have a curious collectible set of film reels and nothing to do with them. Thanks errbody 😉 EDIT*** The LD I have of this is a US release and contains a stereo soundtrack, not a mono.
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