I had a nightmare of a time getting these scans done, it was one of those jobs where everything just kept going wrong, but the scans are on their way back to the print owner, and I thought I’d post a sample here for anyone who might be interested in what the original French opening crawl looks like for Empire:
Unfortunately the print is a dupe, and in pretty bad shape, some frames are missing from the opening crawl, and the print is full of splices and damage, and there are no differences that I can see other than the opening and closing credits to the English version of the film.
I won’t be doing any extra work on this, what happens with the scans are up to the print owner 😃
I’ll post a sample of the end-credits tomorrow if anyone is interested in how they look.
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