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Help Wanted: Halloween 5 35mm Open-Matte Preservation

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So a few months back, I came across a 35mm theater print of Halloween 5. Interestingly, this particular print was in Open-Matte, so I had to buy it. As of right now, I’m still waiting for the package to arrive, but once it does, I’ll have the whole film scanned at full 4K resolution, uncropped with original theatrical sound mix included. This will be expensive, though, so if anyone’s willing to chip in, I’m very open. I just need to create a Patreon page for this project. I’m probably going to need $1,575.72. I’ll let you know when I start the page.

UPDATE: Turns out I’m gonna need around 500 dollars in order to do the scan.

UPDATE(11/15/2021): Just set up a paypal.me account
https://www.paypal.me/JEdades

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it shouldn’t be surprising it’s open-matte cause it has a 1.85:1 aspect ratio, so with the exception of optical shots and the like, all prints in this ratio of any movie would be open-matte typically

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SpacemanDoug said:

it shouldn’t be surprising it’s open-matte cause it has a 1.85:1 aspect ratio, so with the exception of optical shots and the like, all prints in this ratio of any movie would be open-matte typically

You’re not wrong.

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Where’d you get your scanning prices from? I think if you get in touch with Willarob, TomArrow, or those guys who have done some great scanning recently, it only costs a few hundred.

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Bobson Dugnutt said:

Where’d you get your scanning prices from? I think if you get in touch with Willarob, TomArrow, or those guys who have done some great scanning recently, it only costs a few hundred.

I might check those guys out. Do they have any websites or profiles I can look at?

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NCFan said:

I might check those guys out. Do they have any websites or profiles I can look at?

You can message either one of those guys right here on this forum. Willarob has done many Bond pictures, Star Wars films, and everything inbetween. TomArrow (or LucasGodzilla here on OT) does a lot of varied work as well, and I’ve donated to prints scanned by both of them with exceptional quality.

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Great news! The film print managed to get through customs. I’m hoping to receive it in the coming weeks.

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Bobson Dugnutt said:

Where’d you get your scanning prices from? I think if you get in touch with Willarob, TomArrow, or those guys who have done some great scanning recently, it only costs a few hundred.

Just so you’re aware those aren’t the full facts. NCFan reached out and I’m going to get a quote for them with a company I know. The scanner Williarob uses charges about $.22/ft commercially, the “fan rate” comes with conditions and isn’t the best scanner for prints. NCFan actually has a competitive quote from a good company, but we can likely do a better price at a different company.

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I can pitch in with funding help for this, looking forward to it!

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I’d absolutely pitch in a few bucks too to go towards this scan!

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Bobson Dugnutt said:

I’d absolutely pitch in a few bucks too to go towards this scan!

Awesome! I’ll try and work something out.

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I’d love to help with this project! I work in film restoration for a company in London called R3store Studios, unfortunately the company itself can’t get involved with this but I’d love to offer up my services on the side if you need any restoration work done and possible colour correction. Let me know.

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declanfiore said:

I’d love to help with this project! I work in film restoration for a company in London called R3store Studios, unfortunately the company itself can’t get involved with this but I’d love to offer up my services on the side if you need any restoration work done and possible colour correction. Let me know.

In terms of restoration, it’s just a few lines. I might have to see your work to know how good it is. If it’s good, then I’ll consider it.

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NCFan said:

declanfiore said:

I’d love to help with this project! I work in film restoration for a company in London called R3store Studios, unfortunately the company itself can’t get involved with this but I’d love to offer up my services on the side if you need any restoration work done and possible colour correction. Let me know.

In terms of restoration, it’s just a few lines. I might have to see your work to know how good it is. If it’s good, then I’ll consider it.

Honestly, I’m new to it so I doubt I’ll blow you away. I don’t want money or anything, just interested in helping. Don’t worry too much if there’s nothing for me to do, cheers.

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I don’t think I’ve seen this movie before myself, but I do like the first two Halloween films. NCFan is doing this on a Scanstation, have you seen a print scanned off a current model before? They will be way easier to grade etc compared with older tech and the quality is very professional. You may like to see how they scan compared with the Tech used with where you work which is based on Trilinear CCD, the Scanstations are not quite as sharp as the RGB scanners but if sharpness is your thing you can always do some modest sharpening in post after colour correction. That won’t look anything like projection though if that’s what you’re going for as projection softens the image a little bit even when you have a sharp print.

For anyone who’s interested in this film I’d suggest donating towards the scanning cost. Most people don’t know this, but individual machines vary a lot and how they’re operated makes a big difference. This is one operated to a professional restoration standard compared with many others which are operated to lower standards and often produce vastly inferior results as a consequence. This scan will look vastly superior to most other fan scans.

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