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Alien 1979 35mm scan opportunity

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With BATB almost funded, I have the opportunity to scan an Alien print. This fabulous print is faded red, no doubt missing many frames, and was described as being “splicy”! Here are some sample frames:




Once scanned this will passed on to PDB for restoration and release. Special thanks go to Williarob for putting me in contact with the collector.

Funding target: 800€
Donations so far: 300€

List of donors:

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • freedomland

If you are interested in helping please contact me by PM.

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Good news about the acquisition of the ALIEN print.

If there was a film that I would like to see in a grindhouse-quality, it would be that film. Seeing all the print-marks and color deterioration mixed with the film’s production design—the unkept, dirty quality of the Nostromo–are a good fit.

Count me in.

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Check out the soundtracks in the photos - they all look like glorious mono… except the first one that looks to be stereo! We might end up with quite a funky soundtrack. 😄

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By the way if there’s any Britons here, Alien is playing in 70MM at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on the 1st, 3rd, and 7th of June (details here). If you go please take notes and then tell us how it compares to the Bluray colour grading, contrast, and black levels. 😃

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RU.08 said:

Check out the soundtracks in the photos - they all look like glorious mono… except the first one that looks to be stereo! We might end up with quite a funky soundtrack. 😄

Those look like stereo optical tracks to me - two stripes. They probably look like similar channels in those sections because they’re dialogue scenes, i.e. common information to be directed to the centre by the decoder.

I’m certainly not aware of the existence of a mono Alien mix, anyway…

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RU.08 said:

By the way if there’s any Britons here, Alien is playing in 70MM at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on the 1st, 3rd, and 7th of June (details here). If you go please take notes and then tell us how it compares to the Bluray colour grading, contrast, and black levels. 😃

No promises but I’ll try. 😃

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Looks good, how many reels are there in total?

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Good question, I don’t know off-hand. We think it’s a UK print given that we found it in Europe, although it could be a US print. And of course there are two or three different stocks (probably all Kodak stocks) in the print.

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Well seeing as there are no surviving original Alien prints that are not fading, I think this is a really important project to get done.

I’ll send you a PM, I hope enough people chip in to get this done before the prints are all faded too far to be salvageable.

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Yeah, I might be able to give a little help on this one.

Worst May the 4th EVER.

Ol’ George has the GOUT, I see.

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RU.08 said:

By the way if there’s any Britons here, Alien is playing in 70MM at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on the 1st, 3rd, and 7th of June (details here). If you go please take notes and then tell us how it compares to the Bluray colour grading, contrast, and black levels. 😃
Had tickets but had to miss it sadly, I saw aliens there tho

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Just happened upon this thread, and was curious whether this tantalizing possibility was still alive and kicking?

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Yes, we should be able to get onto it soon. I’ll need some donations to make it happen of course, so feel free to send me a private message if you’re interested in making a pledge towards the scanning cost!

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Okay, looks like we’re finally ready to scan. If you offered a donation now would be the time to get in contact with me!

Here are some sample frames:




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Any news on this one? This will be amazing when it’s done. Can’t wait.

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Is this still happening? If so have you checked out the 1992 laserdisc boxset. Has a huge difference in color grade. The way I remember it looked when I first saw it.

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Is there a place to download any of these? Were there any of these that got finished?

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Ru.08 do you need additional funding for this or other projects? what’s the best way for me to get in contact with you or get involved?