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Help Wanted: Rare Original IB Tech print of Alice in Wonderland (1950) Found! — Page 2

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Please excuse my ignorance, but what exactly is a 'cutter'? It sounds rather sinister.

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ww12345 said:

For those not in the know, a "cutter" cuts prints up into 4 frame strips to sell on eBay...

From post #8 on the previous page.

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So... what happened? The deadline was yesterday.

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The print was purchased and saved!

But he's still taking donations for it since he had to fork over more money from his pocket just to get it.

Sorry i meant ww12345 and poita put much more money in to make it happen.

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Yep - right on the money, Doombot. In order to save it from the cutter, Poita and I put in way more money from our own pocket than we had originally planned... :)

In any case, the print is saved and we should have some rough, preliminary reference material in the next week or two. 

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Yes, between the two of us we have paid far more than half of it, so donations are still more than welcome.

We have postage to contend with as well :)

 

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Nice to hear about this - all of Disney's animation Blu-rays are heavily altered.

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poita said:

Yes, between the two of us we have paid far more than half of it, so donations are still more than welcome.

We have postage to contend with as well :)

 

I wish I'd seen this before I spent all my spare money last week! I'm happy to donate something (around $50) but it probably won't be until after Christmas since my wallet's a bit empty at the moment...

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No time too early or too late - we still have shipping to Oz sometime in January or February to contend with... :)

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I am new to the board and have been following along with the SOTS thread for years. I would like to donate some money to making this happen.  i wish the same could have happened for the SOTS print last month! How do I donate? Kickstarter?

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Yeah, that one has been for sale for a while, the fading is too severe.

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Drat.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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It's happening. The prints are still stateside at the moment, but I assure you we are all dying to see the results of a proper scan with Poita's equipment... :)  All in good time. 

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Any news on this project? It's one of the coolest things i've heard of in awhile, Disney has done a horrible job with their home video releases.

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Updates are happening, they're just slow... :)

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Any news from Poita ? Unless I missed some things here or on AMPS, there wasn't much news from him at all lately, aside of the colour comprehention work.

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Well, he pretty much had to upgrade his entire system scanner, so updates will be slow. Once he does though, it will start rolling again...

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I'll post a compare image between the film scan (left) and Bluray (right)

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Right click and 'view image' to compare to the Bluray. You can see the colour changes and smoothing that the BD restoration has caused.

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Nice !!! Much better than any of the so called "restorations" coming from Disney.