ive considered buying this print and scanning it, but that would require a large amount of patience, dedication, and most importantly money. i dont think anyone’s particularly itching to see this movie in hd so i dont think donation would be a part of the deal, it feels a little frivolous to do, but then again ive gotten personal scans of films only im interested in. i don’t think i’d like to own so much film i can’t project. can’t restore it either.
however, i have recently gotten the theatrical trailer on 35mm and had it scanned, which i will be releasing on youtube when i get the raw files.
p.s. i personally believe the “hallmark destroyed everything” rumor to be bull. im not gonna go into details cause i feel it would distract from the topic here but all i can say is it takes someone really dedicated to researching filmation to sort out the truths and the lies, and i happen to be that someone. i can say that the “they used 16mm broadcast prints” quip in the forum post the rumor originated from is definitely wrong.