I have two original release prints of 2001, with the magnetic 4 track audio. They are red-faded (unfortunately) but have all of the original leaders, and represents the film in its entirety as seen in 1968. One print is entirely complete, while the other is missing some footage. I’d love to donate it to the community to have scanned and preserved, but can’t really afford the shipping/scanning costs.
The significance of these prints will be the preservation of the original 4 track magnetic sound, as well as the theatrical mono optical soundtrack (preserving each of those for the first time, to my knowledge), and the fact that we will be using 2 prints for damage fixes will ensure that some of the release print grain and scratches can be removed, getting us closer to what the original negative looked like (in the same way as Star Wars Legacy). The prints are being scanned in 4k, which I believe future-proofs them for many years to come. This is additionally important as both films are in the early stages of Vinegar Syndrome, and are starting to break back down into their original acetate.
While I originally only owned one print, I recently purchased a second print. These are extremely rare reels, and the opportunity should not be passed up. In order to make this happen, we will have to raise funds for the cleaning, scanning, HDDS, as well as the purchase of the second print. Remember, while the scanning costs will be approximately $1600 plus HDDs, any donation amount helps. PM me for details.
As soon as scanning is finished, I’d like to make a “Grindhouse” version available, in 1080p, followed by the cleaned-up release in 4k and 1080p. Please help preserve this film before the prints are beyond scanning!
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