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Godzilla 1985 35mm -- Help Needed

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Hey folks, as some of you may have heard, Servanov and I are trying to organize a film scanning and restoration endeavor. Servanov has found a collector who owns a 35mm low-fade print of Godzilla 1985, as well as several late-Showa Godzilla prints; and a scanning technician who’ll give us a pretty solid rate on scanning 1985 and one other film (TBD).

These’ll be 4K scans covering the full area of the film including sprocket holes, so I imagine the encoded releases will most likely be at 1080p since the frame proper wouldn’t be at full 4K resolution, but the upshot is a solid reference point for stabilization in the form of the sprocket holes and access to whatever info appears on the edges of the print about the film stock and so on. Once we receive the scans, we’ll be releasing a grindhouse version in relatively short order and possibly making the raw scans available, then setting about cleaning up and color-correcting the scans to produce our finished release. 1985 is our highest priority, but the other feature will receive similar treatment as well.

Right now, though, we’re trying to raise the money to cover the scan and any accompanying shipping, storage, and/or software expenses – we’re looking at a goal of about $2500 overall.

If you’re interested in contributing, please shoot me or Servanov a message! And if you’ve got any advice or questions, please drop them in this thread! I’ve never done a project like this before, but Servanov does a lot of work with film, and we’re also in contact with a guy who really knows a lot about this sort of thing, but we’re always open to more input.

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Hello! To anyone reading, my name is Sergey Ivanov (aka Servanov), and I would like to also let you know that the Godzilla 1985 35mm print is, from what the print collector tells me, in pretty good condition. We will be scanning in 4K full aperture, and will have the theatrical Stereo mix included, and no DNR will be applied at all. Please consider helping me and RedMenace out for the 4K scanning and restoration of this film which has not seen an HD release before, and has only been officially released last in 1997. Any and all donations are accepted. Thank you!

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Hello! We decided to get a few trailers from my own collection scanned to show you the level of quality to expect from the final restoration. He scanned the trailer for Godzilla 2000 and Godzilla vs Megalon! They’re here:

https://archive.org/details/Megalon35mm

https://archive.org/details/G2K35

If you want to help support us for this project and see Godzilla 1985 scanned in 4K from a 35mm print! PM me or RedMenace!

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