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Home Alone 2 - 35mm Scanning Project (Coming Soon!) (* unfinished project *)

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This is something I’ve been working towards for awhile now, but I want to finally announce that I am working on a project to produce a 35mm scan of “Home Alone 2”. My plan is to send the 35mm release print I own out for scanning within the next month. Why Home Alone 2 some might ask? Well, the existing Blu-Ray release in North America isn’t one of Fox’s best efforts. It is crammed onto a BD-25, and even their recent 25th Anniversary Re-Release doesn’t correct that issue. There is a BD-50 release overseas, but it is difficult to find now. This has always been one of my favorite Christmas films, and I think it deserves a good release.

My plan is to do a BD-50 release, and possibly even a 4K release as the software and ability to do encodes at that resolution continues to advance. I also hope to include some “special features” like original trailers, and anything else I can locate along those lines.

If anyone is interested in participating I certainly will welcome contributions towards the scan/release. Those who contribute will receive early access to previews of the release, etc.

Also I know the question will be asked, but at this point I don’t have plans to do “Home Alone 1”. There is a Russian print available on eBay very cheap at the moment if anyone would like to do a joint project. Home Alone 1 has been released on a BD-50 from a full 4K remaster with special features including deleted scenes, so the commercial release of it is much better than what is available for “Home Alone 2”.

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The BD-50 isn’t difficult to find. It’s available everywhere.

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Yeah, a search on Amazon UK brought up loads of results.

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I thought only the German release was a BD-50? I realize the downloads were out there. I was referring to locating a physical copy of the German version that would ship to the USA. Either way though I expect the scan to still look better.

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Ooh, would love to see this happen. Are you gonna release an Open Matte version as well (depending if the print you have isn’t cropped)?

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If you want the German BD: Can’t you get it from Amazon.de? The single-BD of „Home Alone 2“ seems to be OOP, but there’s a combo-pack with the 4K-restoration of part 1 that contains the same old disc for „Home Alone 2“.

Anyway a 35 mm-scan would be nice to have! 😃

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Hope to hear more about this one. Especially since Home Alone 2 is my favorite one. Mostly for Tim Curry to be honest.

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Great news! I’m gonna assume your print is Open Matte? Could get some extra picture.