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”.