some more details..
1 - sound for a few reels is mono,
so we'll be reconstructing what we can of that.
stereo version should be fine... also the spanish
sound is coming along well too.
2 - most of star wars is done, with a few more reels to
go. because its in good shape, the color fixes are not
that hard, and quicker to do.. there is minimal dust and
dirt cleanup going on.. but it won't take too long
i've seen rough previews of most of the reels,
and even those look amazing, and the tests on cleaned up
versions look even better.
3 - there probably won't be a 2nd version (the english red reels),
[if there is, it will be an archive version done much later.]
because the quality is not that good. however, there are
scenes with less grain, that may be incoporated with the better print.
4 - empire strikes back will be done next, but at much slower pace.
we found some film restoration material that cleans the film so
before it is transferred it removes a lot of the damage and dirt.
so we will rescan some of the troublesome parts again to save
time from doing it digitally. the color correction is mostly done,
its the cleanup and restoration that's going to take quite awhile.
5 - there's some early leads on return of the jedi also,
but thats a LONG way off.
we should be on track for release this year barring
any surprises. stay tuned.